Not in Hall of Fame News

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 Los Angeles Chargers.  The Los Angeles Chargers came into existence in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League. The stay in Los Angeles was brief, as they moved south to San Diego the season after, but this was one of the most successful teams in the AFL.  They would make the playoff five times in the upstart league,…
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 New York Giants.  In 1925, the New York Giants were one of five teams that joined the National Football League, and of those five, they are the only ones that are still in existence. The Giants have been in existence for nearly a century and have won eight Championships. The first four as NFL Champions (1927, 1934, 1938 & 1956) and…
The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has announced their Nominees for the Class of 2021. As usual, it is a gigantic list, so we will not be doing brief resumes of each candidate, and will do so when they become a Finalist. Finalists from the North American and Women’s Committee will be announced All-Star Weekend, with the full Class of 2021 announced during the Final Four.  At present, the 2021 Enshrinement Ceremony will take place in September. The 2020 Ceremony, which was postponed due to COVID-19 is scheduled for May 13-15. The Nominees are: (*indicates a First-Time Nominee) North American Committee…

RIP: Kevin Greene

2020 has been a brutal year for us all, and it isn’t over yet. It was announced today that Hall of Fame Linebacker, Kevin Greene, passed away today at the age of 58.  It was not announced at this time how he died. Playing his college ball at Auburn, Greene was taken in the Fifth Round in 1985 by the Los Angeles Rams.  After three years coming off the bench in a pass-rush role, Greene became a starter in 1988, and posted 16.5 Sacks, a number he matched in 1989, while also going to his first Pro Bowl.   The Linebacker joined the…
We here at Notinhalloffame.com thought it would be fun to take a look at the major awards in North American team sports and see how it translates into Hall of Fame potential. Needless to say, different awards in different sports yield hall of fame potential.  In basketball, the team sport with the least number of players on a roster, the dividend for greatness much higher.  In baseball, it is not as much as a great individual season does not have the same impact. Last time, we looked at the now defunct Rolaids Reliever of the Year, an award that was mathematically calculated…
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 Anaheim Ducks.  Named after the Mighty Ducks, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim first took flight in 1993 as an Expansion Team in the same year as the Florida Panthers. The Ducks landed their first major star in Paul Kariya in 1996, and they would trade for another in Teemu Selanne.  In 2003, they would surprisingly win the Western Conference, but they…
The Poker Hall of Fame has announced 10 Finalists for their institution, one of which will be announced on December 30, coinciding with the final day of the World Series of Poker.   The Finalists are: Patrik Antonius:  From Finland, Antonius has made three Final Tables at the WSOP and won one European Poker Tour Title. Eli Elezra:  Elezra was a four-time WSOP Bracelet winner and the Israeli has also won a title on the World Poker Tour. Antonio Esfandiari:  Esfandiari has won three WSOP Bracelets and two World Poker Tour Titles. Chris Ferguson:  Ferguson won the WSOP six times and finished in the money…
As the plans for the 2020-21 NHL season are still being hammered out, we know now that Alex Steen, Center for the St. Louis Blues, will not be part of it.  He announced his retirement from hockey today, citing back injuries. From Sweden, Steen began his NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs where he played for three-and-a-half years before he was traded St. Louis early in the 2008-09 campaign. Steen had five 50-Point years for the Blues, and in seven seasons, he received at least one vote for the Frank J. Selke Trophy.  Late in his career, Steen was a veteran cog on…
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 New England Patriots. An inaugural franchise of the American Football League, the New England Patriots debuted as the Boston Patriots, but they were unable to win the AFL Title.  They did appear in the 1963 AFL Championship Game, but that was their only playoff appearance of the 1960s. The Patriots took on New England as their designation when they moved to…
It is really hard to come up with a more loaded Hall of Fame Class regardless of the sport than this. The International Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2021 consists of 13 people, comprising of former boxers, non-participants and observers. Laila Ali (Women’s Modern Category):  The daughter of former multi-time Heavyweight Champion, Muhammad Ali, Laila Ali follows her father, who was inducted as part of the first class in 1990.  Ali had a perfect 24-0 record with 21 KOs, winning the WIBA Super Middleweight, WBC Middleweight, IWBF Light Heavyweight and IBA Super Middleweight Title.  Her 2011 win over Jacqui Frazier-Lyde was the…