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The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced the eight-person Class of 2022, pared down from 12 Finalists announced last month. The Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on June 11. The Class of 2022 are:: Debbie Antonelli (Broadcaster).  Antonelli has been a broadcaster for 34 years and has worked for ESPN, CNS, FOX, Westwood One and the Big Ten Network. Alice “Cookie” Barron (Player).  Barron played for the Waylon Baptist Flying Queens and helped them win three National Championships.  She also helped take the United States to Gold in the 1957 FIBA World Championship. Doug Bruno (Coach).  Bruno has been the Head Coach…
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present our pre-2022 revision of our top 50 Arizona Diamondbacks. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League.  3.  Playoff accomplishments. 4.  Their…
Last week, we here at Notinhalloffame.com had our mock Pro Football Hall of Fame Committee, where we debated came up with our Class of 2022, which consisted of Richard Seymour, Tony Boselli, LeRoy Butler, Devin Hester and Patrick Willis. It was a transparent process, which you can see here, and like the actual Hall, we too, had previous shows where we debated who should reach the Semi-Finalists and Finalists.  Tonight, the Pro Football Hall of Fame came up with a different five than we did, and they announced that during the NFL Honors. Let’s get right into who they chose: Tony…
A very significant retirement has taken place in sports, as Boston Bruins Goalie, Tuuka Rask, announced today that he was retiring from the NHL. From Savonlinna, Finland, Rask was drafted in the First Round (21st Overall) by the Toronto Maple Leafs, but he never played there as he was traded to Boston for fellow Goalie, Andrew Raycroft.  It was a deal that historically would favor the Bruins, the team in which Rask played his entire career. Rask was first called up in 2007, but was not the regular back-up until the 2009-10 Season, a year in which he led the NHL in…
A week after Ring of Honor announced that the Briscoes (Mark & Jay), the wrestling promotion announced that Bryan Danielson will also be part of the inaugural class. Danielson competed in the main event of the first ever ROH event in 2002, and three years later “The American Dragon” defeated James Gibson for the ROH World Championship.  He would make 38 Title defenses before losing to Homicide, ending a 463-day reign as champion. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate Bryan Danielson for this impending honor.
The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announced that they will be inducting former Pitcher, Jeff Francis to their ranks this year. From Vancouver, Francis played in the Majors for 11 seasons, most notably with the Colorado Rockies, where he was an upper rotation starter for three seasons (2005-07).  Francis also played for Kansas City, Cincinnati, Oakland, New York (AL), and Toronto, and had a lifetime record of 72-82 and 869 Strikeouts.   As there were no official ceremony in 2020 due to COVID-19, Francis will be inducted alongside the Class of 2020, which consists of Jacques Doucet (broadcaster), Justin Morneau, John Olerud…

RIP: Bill Fitch

Basketball has lost one of the great ones as Bill Fitch passed away today.  He was 89 years old. Playing his college ball at Coe, Fitch would later become their Head Coach.  He worked his way up the NCAA totem pole, helming North Dakota (1962-67), Bowling Green (1967-68) and Minnesota (1968-70) before earning an opportunity in the NBA to coach the expansion Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs were dreadful due to a lack of talent, but he took them to an improbable Central Division Title in 1975-76, where the “Miracle at Richfield” Team made it to the Conference Finals, where they fell to…
The Hall of Fame season ramps up with today’s announcement of the Rock and Roll Hall Fame who announced this year’s Finalists.  Unlike other Halls, the Rock Hall has no discernable pattern as to when they announce their classes.  As typical, this group was announced with only 24 hours notice. Here are this year’s nominees:Beck:  Beck is a first time nominee after three years of eligibility.  His quirky style and critical love plays into what the Hall loves. Devo:  Devo returns to the ballot after being nominated last year and 2019.  The New Wave pioneers have been eligible since 2003. Dionne Warwick:  Warwick has a…
We all knew this was coming, but we didn’t want to believe it. As era has come to the end, as Tom Brady, regarded as the greatest Quarterback in the history of the game officially retired, concluding an era of dominance that we might never see again. Arriving as a sixth rounder from Michigan in 2000, Brady took over as the Patriots’ starting Quarterback early the season after following the injury to the incumbent QB, Drew Bledsoe.  Brady would go to the Pro Bowl, and take New England to their first Super Bowl win. Over his nearly two-decade tenure as the…
Yes, we know that this is taking a while! As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity.  As such, we are very happy to present our pre-2022 revision of our top 50 Philadelphia Phillies. As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League.  3.  Playoff accomplishments. 4.  Their…