Not in Hall of Fame News

The International Ice Hockey Federation has announced the eight member Class of 2018 which include four familiar faces to NHL fans.Lets get right to the new members shall we. Current Los Angeles Kings General Manager and 20 year NHL veteran Rob Blake will be inducted in Copenhagen. Blake who won a Stanley Cup in 2001 with the Colorado Avalanche and is also a Norris Trophy winner is also a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Representing Canada, Blake in a Gold Medalist in the 2002 Olympics and also twice won a World Championship (1994 & 1997). Blake was also…
In our methodical process to present the top 50 players of all of the franchises of the big four, our next goal is to take a look at how each one of them honor their past players and/or executives. As such it is significant news to us that the Boston Red Sox, one of the most popular sports teams in the world has announced the latest members of their Hall of Fame. The Red Sox have announced that Derek Lowe, Kevin Youkilis and Mike Lowell will be the newest members, all of which were members of recent World Series wins…
The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony might be missing its headliner.Radiohead, the artist who we have named number one on our annual list of those to consider for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and who were also nominated for the Rock Hall on its first year of eligibility announced that should they be inducted they will not attend the ceremony.This is not due to animosity towards the Hall as we have seen with other musicians in the past (The Sex Pistols for example) but more due to apathy. In previous interviews, members of the…
In our methodical process to present the top 50 players of all of the franchises of the big four, our next goal is to take a look at how each one of them honor their past players and/or executives. As such it is significant news to us that the Cincinnati Reds, one of the longest tenured teams in Major League Baseball has announced that Adam Dunn will become the latest member of their team’s Hall of Fame.A second round draft pick in 1998, Dunn would make the main roster in 2001 and would become quickly known for his tape measure…
After being cut from the Dallas Cowboys, Running Back Darren McFadden has announced his retirement from the National Football League today.A veteran of ten seasons in the NFL, McFadden was the fourth overall pick in 2008 out of the University of Arkansas. McFadden would twice accrue 1,000 Yards, one with Oakland (2010) and one with Dallas (2015) and tallied 5,421 Yards in total with 28 Touchdowns. He would also gain another 2,114 Yards through 254 Receptions.We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to wish the best for Darren McFadden and his post-playing career.
Can we say again how much we love “Hall of Fame Season”?The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced their Semi-Finalists are out and it brings out many familiar faces.Let’s get right to the 27 Semi-Finalists:Steve Atwater: Safety, DEN 1989-98 & NYJ 1999. Atwater is a Semi-Finalist for the seventh year in a row and he was a two time All-Pro Selection. Ranked #17 on Notinhalloffame.com.Ronde Barber: Cornerback/Safety, TB 1997-2012. Barber is entering his first year of eligibility and is a three time First Team All-Pro Selection. Barber helped the Buccaneers win Super Bowl XXXVII. Ranked #15 on Notinhalloffame.com. Tony…
Well that didn’t take long.Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Joe Morgan, who also is the Vice-Chairman of the Hall and a member of the Board of Directors has sent a letter to the voters urging them not to vote for PED users. Rather than dissect the letter, we are showing it in its entirety below:Dear BBWAA Hall of Fame Voter: Over the years, I have been approached by many Hall of Fame members telling me we needed to do something to speak out about the possibility of steroid users entering the Hall of Fame. This issue has been bubbling below…
Ah, the road to the Class of 2018 is officially underway as the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot has been released with 33 candidates who are on the ballot.The candidates in alphabetical are:Barry Bonds: Bonds is on his sixth ballot and enjoyed his biggest jump last year with a 53.8% finish. That increase gives a lot of hope to the PED associated players for Hall of Fame entry. He is ranked # 2 on Notinhalloffame.com.Chris Carpenter: Carpenter is on his first ballot and the former Starting Pitcher went 144 and 94 and won the Cy Young Award in 2005. He…
Again, did we ever say this would be fast?We here at Notinhalloffame.com have completed our next all-time top 50, this time that of the Minnesota Twins.As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following: Sabremetric tallies while with that team, mostly WAR. Traditional metrics and how they finished in their respective league overall. Playoff accomplishment. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet. Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that…
We lost a legend today.Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and co-founder of the Australian Hard Rock band, AC/DC passed away today at the age of 64 following a battle with dementia. Young formed AC/DC with his brother Angus in 1973, and the two would emerge as one of the most powerful guitar duos in rock history. Malcolm was not just a guitarist, but was a featured songwriter, credited on every song from their 1975 debut (High Voltage) to their last one in 2014 (Rock or Bust). It was shortly after the release of that album where he was forced to…