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RIP: Bobby Bowden

It feels like we are losing so many great ones.  Today we lost another. Bobby Bowden, who was the Head Coach of at Florida State from 1976 to 2009 passed away at the age of 91 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Bowden played Quarterback at Howard College (Samford) and he would become an assistant coach there shortly after.  He later became the Head Coach at South Georgia State College (1956), and returned to Samford as their Head Coach in 1959.  His solid work there got him to big time, first at Florida State as the Wide Receivers Coach (1963), and then…

RIP: J.R. Richard

It was announced today that J.R. Richard, the flamethrowing Pitcher best known for his time with the Houston Astros, died at the age of 71. A ten-year veteran, Richard posted a lifetime record of 107-71 with 1,493 Strikeouts and a 3.13 ERA.  His best season was in 1979, when his 313 Strikeouts were then a team record.  He was one of the first players who threw for a recorded 100 mph.   In 1980, his career was abruptly halted when he suffered a stroke in late July, only weeks after he started for the National League in the All-Star Game. We here at…

RIP: Bobby Eaton

The sadness in professional wrestling continues.  “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton, best known for his tag team work in the Midnight Express, passed away at the age of 62.  It is not known at this time how he passed. Eaton debuted in 1976 after being trained by Tojo Yamamoto, and would quickly be used in various tag teams.  One of the most natural in-ring workers in the business, Eaton was regarded by his peers as one of the best.   His career really took off when he first teamed with “Loverboy” Dennis Condrey, managed by Jim Cornette, as the Midnight Express.  They drew money in Mid South,…
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-2021-22 revision of our top 50 Brooklyn Nets. As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NBA.  3.  Playoff accomplishments. 4.  Their overall…
Jody Hamilton, known professionally as “The Assassin” passed away at the age of 82.  He had been in hospice care for the last month. Hamilton began his pro wrestling career in 1957, but it was when he became teaming with Tom Renesto as the Assassins four years later that his career took off.  The tandem wrestled all across the United States for 12 years, collecting titled and main eventing numerous times.  They broke up when Renesto concentrated on booking, but Hamilton carried on as a single.  He would later resurrect the tag team, with Randy Colley and Hercules Hernandez serving as his partners. Following…
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 the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2021. The induction will take place on November 12, and will comprise of nine new members. The Class of 2021 are: Dr. Bill Bankhead, Men’s Gymnastics and Men’s Swimming Coach:  Bankhead would also become the first director of the LSU…
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-2021-22 revision of our top 50 Toronto Raptors. As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NBA.  3.  Playoff accomplishments. 4.  Their overall…

RIP: Dusty Hill

Rock and Roll lost a great one today as Dusty Hill, of the Texas band, ZZ Top, died today at the age of 72. An original member of the band, ZZ Top was formed with Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard, with the tri0 producing 15 albums, yielding many hits, most notably 1984’s “Legs.”  The group, who had already been rock staples for a decade, broke out to the mainstream with that song, and the corresponding album, Eliminator. ZZ Top was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to extend our condolences…
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 the Colorado State Athletic Hall of Fame has announced their Class of 2021. This group comprises the 30th ever Class, and it consists of six people. The induction will take place on September 10, with the group being unveiled at their home game the day after against Vanderbilt. The Class of…
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-2021-22 revision of our top 50 Atlanta Hawks As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2.  Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NBA.  3.  Playoff accomplishments. 4.  Their overall…