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As we approach the training camp of the NFL season, it is an annual occurrence to expect sudden retirements. We have our first significant one, with Michael Bennett, a Defensive End with the New England Patriots. Bennett went undrafted out of Texas A&M in 2009, but was signed by the Seattle Seahawks, though was released after a brief run on the practice squad.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed him, where he made the team and as a backup Defensive End.  Bennett became a starter in 2011, and in 2012, he had his best year as a Buccaneer with nine Sacks and 41 Tackles.…
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 the second revision of our top 50 Houston Astros of all-time. 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 their respective League. 3. Playoff…
There might not be a Canadian Football League Season this year, but we did have a CFL Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The new members include four former players (Clyde Brock, Henry Burris, Freddy Childress and Greg Vavra) and two builders (John Hufanagel and Larry Uteck). From Utah State, Clyde Brock played two seasons in the NFL (Dallas & San Francisco) before signing with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 1964.  The Offensive Tackle stayed with the Green Riders until 1965, where he won a Grey Cup in 1966 and was a four-time CFL All-Star. Burris will likely be considered the headliner,…
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.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Chicago White Sox.  The White Sox were an inaugural team of the American League, and while they have been the adversary of the Chicago Cubs of the National League, the Chi-Sox were a formidable team in their own right. The White Sox won their first World Series in 1906, and their second in 1917, but they were cursed when they…
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.  Eventually, we plan to do that for the major colleges in the NCAA.  As such, it is news to us that Eastern Kentucky University has announced nine new members to their Athletic Hall of Fame. They are: Mike Cadore: Football 1984-88:  Cadore was a versatile player for EKU, playing at Wide Receiver, Running Back and as a returner.  He accumulated 2,355…
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.  Eventually, we plan to do that for the major colleges in the NCAA.  As such, it is news to us that North Dakota State has announced eight new members to their Hall of Fame. They are: Lindsay Graham: Softball 2001-04:  Graham led the Bison to four NCAA Tournaments with a third place finish in 2003.  The Pitcher posted a record of…
One of our pet projects, the Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the Semi-Finalists for the Class of 2020, which will be the 6thfull class.   The Semi-Finalists were decided by all of you, after being pared down from other 500 Preliminary Nominees. Whoever gets inducted this year, will join previous inductees: The Fictitious Rock and Roll Semi-Finalists are: Spinal Tap, The Monkees, The Blues Brothers, Gorillaz, Tenacious D, Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, Wyld Stallyns, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Wonders, Bleeding Gums Murphy, Otis Day and the Nights and Stillwater. This year’s Semi-Finalists…
One of our pet projects, the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the Semi-Finalists for the Class of 2020, which will be the 7thfull class.   The Semi-Finalists were decided by all of you, after being pared down from other 500 Preliminary Nominees. There are three wings in the Fictitious Athlete Hall of Fame: The Fictitious Athlete wing, whose members are: Rocky Balboa (The Rocky series), Roy Hobbs (The Natural), Crash Avis (Bull Durham), Ricky “Wild Thing” Vaughn (Major League), Happy Gilmore (Happy Gilmore), Reggie Dunlop (Slap Shot), The Hanson Brothers (Slap Shot), Charlie Conway (The Mighty Ducks)…
COVID-19 strikes again. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced today will not have an induction ceremony for the Class of 2020. Originally, the Cleveland based institution had planned their ceremony on May 2, but with the pandemic, it was rescheduled to November 7.  As it looks like COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon, the call was made to have an exclusive special airing on HBO instead. The Class of 2020 includes Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T-Rex, Jon Landau and Irving Azoff. While we are sad that there will be no…
The career of Vince Carter is officially over. We already knew this, as the COVID-19 virus wiped out the season, and as talks to resume play in the NBA began, it was early established that eliminated teams like Carter’s Atlanta Hawks would not be part of the resumption.  The 43-year old had already stated that this would be his last year.   Carter played his college ball at North Carolina where he was a First Team All-ACC Selection in 1998.  He was drafted fifth overall in 1998 by the Golden State Warriors who swapped him in a draft-day trade to the Toronto Raptors.…