Not in Hall of Fame News

Another day, and another significant retirement. One of the most intriguing career of an NFL Quarterback is coming to an end as Ryan Fitzpatrick has retired from the game.  He last played for Washington, suffering a season-ending hip injury in last year’s opening game. From Harvard, Fitzpatrick was a Seventh Round Pick in 2005 by the St. Louis Rams, but he did not see any significant action until he was with the Buffalo Bills, where he had three straight 3,000 Yard years.  He would also exceed that mark once with the Jets, and once with the Dolphins while throwing for 34,990 Yards…
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 post-2021 revision of our top 50 Baltimore Ravens 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 Football League.  3.  Playoff accomplishments.…
As we are deep into the NHL Playoffs, we already know that Ryan Getzlaf will not be returning next year, and the suspicions are strong that Joe Thornton and Zdeno Chara will also be hanging up the skates.  We can officially add Jason Spezza to the list as the forward announced his retirement and will be moving into a front office role with the Maple Leafs as a Special Assistant to General Manager, Kyle Dubas. Spezza was the second overall pick in the 2001 Draft, chosen by the Ottawa Senators and selected behind Ilya Kovalchuk.  Braking out in 2005-06 with a 90…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB.  Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  As such, it is news to us that there will be three new members inducted into the St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame. The new entrants all enter through different methods. Matt Holiday was inducted via the fan vote.  Joining the Cardinals in 2009 when he was traded during the season from Oakland, Holliday remained in red until 2016, going…
The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame has announced that Alanis Morissette will be part of the Class of 2022, joining Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance who were announced last March.  More inductees will be announced later. Morissette’s singing career began in 1987 and in 1991, she had her first hit record (Alanis), and was considered one of the top teen pop stars in Canada.   She pivoted her career a few years later, with an Alternative Rock album, “Jagged Little Pill”, which propelled her to international stardom and yielded number one hits, “You Oughta Know”, “Hand in my Pocket” and “Ironic.”  The album…
Regular visitors of Notinhalloffame.com know that we are slowly working on the top 50 of every major team in the NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB.  Once that is done, we intend to look at how each team honor their past players, coaches and executives.  As such, it is news to us that fans have inducted the Vince Wilfork into their franchise Hall of Fame. A Nose Tackle/Defensive End/Defensive Tackle for the Pats from 2004 to 2014, Wilfork joined the team as a First Round Pick (21st Overall) from Miami (FL).   A larger-than-life figure, Wilfork helped lead New England to six AFC Championship Games,…
Following the announcement of Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets winning the second of our Notinhalloffame.com Cup, we are pleased to announce that during the regular NHL season, we did the same thing. Here are the rules. With every single regular season game, we anointed the best five players in the game with descending points, 5-4-3-2-1.  A whopping, 810 players received at least one point, with 19 cracking at least 100.   The top players for the NHL NIHOF Cup are not always the best in the league, as injuries keep players out of games, and a premium on staying healthy can…

RIP: Bob Lanier

Basketball lost a great one as it was announced that Bob Lanier passed away at the age of 73.  It was not announced how he died, but that it followed a short illness. A superstar at St. Bonaventure, Lanier took the school to the Final Four in 1970, and was taken with the First Overall Pick by the Detroit Pistons in the following draft.  Lanier was an All-Rookie despite recovering from a knee injury that by his own admission, he should not have played on, but he got healthy and was an All-Star in seven of the next eight years, with the…
On last night’s UFC card, it was announced that Daniel Cormier will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2022. Coming up the MMA ranks as the Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, Miocic made his UFC debut in 2013, defeating Frank Mir.  He dropped weight to compete in the Light Heavyweight Division, and challenged Jon Jones for the Title at UFC 182, though fell via unanimous decision.   Injuries and a Jones doping violation postponed a rematch, and Cormier would go on to win the vacant title (Jones was stripped of the belt) by beating Anthony Johnson.  After…
We will argue that is days like these that created this website. Over a decade ago, constant debates of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame led us to create our own list of who we thought that should be considered.  Since we put out our first list in 2009, we can state unequivocally that our criticism of the Rock Hall has shrunk, but it remains the most divisive Hall-based institution and their inconsistent schedule remains an issue, as do the way they arbitrarily induct acts who were not voted in through vague categories. No matter. Here are the newest members…