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Our All-Time Top 50 Detroit Lions have been revised

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 first revision of our top 50 Detroit Lions of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in football we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NFL. 3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. 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 have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably. This list is updated up until the end of the 2018 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Joe Schmidt 2. Barry Sanders 3. Bobby Layne 4. Lem Barney 5. Doak Walker We have used a different algorithm from our initial list, and this has resulted in Lions who have long since retired being shuffled despite not having added any accomplishments.   We have since rectified that. As always, we thank you for your support.

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Our All-Time Top 50 Green Bay Packers have been revised

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 first revision of our top 50 Green Bay Packers of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in football we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NFL. 3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. 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 have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably. This list is updated up until the end of the 2018 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. Brett Favre 2. Don Hutson 3. Forrest Gregg 4. Bart Starr 5. Ray Nitschke We have used a different algorithm from our initial list, and this has resulted in Packers who have long since retired being shuffled despite not having added any accomplishments.  We admit embarrassment, as we had a few legends from the early days of the Packers who were not featured on this list. We have since rectified that. As always, we thank you for your support.

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Our All-Time Top 50 Denver Broncos are now up

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 Denver Broncos.  The Nets were formed in 1960, as a charter member of the American Football League.  While the fanbase proved to be strong, the play on the field was not, and they had little to no success in the 1960s.  The first few seasons when they migrated to the NFL saw the same result, but a developing “Orange Crush” Defense, took them to Super Bowl XII.  They came up short, but it was a start. The Broncos would trade for the number one pick in 1983, John Elway, and it would usher in a wave of success in Mile High.  Elway took the Broncos to three AFC Championships in the 1980s, but they were unable to convert that success into a Super Bowl ring.  This changed in the 90s, when Elway gained a prime offensive weapon in Terrell Davis, and the two would win Super Bowl back-to-back in the 1997 and 1998 season, ending the anxiety of Broncos fans. Denver would again sign a Hall of Fame Quarterback, though in Peyton Manning, it was at the end of his career.  The Broncos went to Super Bowl XLVIII, but were thrashed by the Seattle Seahawks. In Manning’s last year, he did enough for them to win Super Bowl 50, though that was more on the strength of their defense. As for all of our top 50 players in football we look at the following:  1.  Advanced Statistics. 2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NFL. 3. Playoff accomplishments. 4. 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 have placed an increased importance on the first two categories. This list is updated up until the end of the 2018 Season. The complete list can be found here,but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: 1. John Elway 2. Randy Gradishar 3. ShannonSharpe 4. RodSmith 5. ChampBailey We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.   Look for or All-Time Top 50 Carolina Panthers coming next! As always we thank you for your support.

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame announces their 2020 Semi-Finalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced their 25 Semi-Finalists for their Class of 2020. Without further ado, they are: Steve Atwater:  Safety: Denver Broncos 1989-98, New York Jets 1999.  This is Atwater’s ninth straight time as a Semi-Finalist, and he was a Finalist last year.   Carl Banks:  Linebacker: New York Giants 1984-92, Washington Redskins 1993, Cleveland Browns 1994-95.  This is the first time that Banks has been named as a Semi-Finalist, despite being eligible since 2001.  Banks won two Super Bowls with the Giants. Ronde Barber:  Cornerback: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1997-12.  This is Barber’s third straight appearance as a Semi-Finalist. Tony Boselli:  Offensive Tackle:  Jacksonville Jaguars 1995-01, Houston Texans 2002.  The greatest Jaguar player in history is a Semi-Finalist for the fifth time, and is also a prior Finalist. Isaac Bruce:  Wide Receiver:  Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams 1994-07, San Francisco 49ers 2008-09.  Bruce is a Semi-Finalist for the sixth time, and also a prior Finalist.  He won a Super Bowl with St. Louis. LeRoy Butler:  Safety:  Green Bay Packers 1990-01.  Butler is a Semi-Finalist for the third straight year, and he is a prior Super Bowl winner. Alan Faneca:  Offensive Guard:  Pittsburgh Steelers 1998-07, New York Jets 2008-09, Arizona Cardinals 2010.  Faneca is a Semi-Finalist for the fifth time and has been a Finalist every year since eligible. Torry Holt:  Wide Receiver:  St. Louis Rams 1999-08, Jacksonville Jaguars.  Like Bruce, Holt was a member of the Super Bowl Championship team from St. Louis.  Holt is a Semi-Finalist for the sixth time but has never been a Finalist. Steve Hutchinson:  Offensive Guard:  Seattle Seahawks 2001-05, Minnesota Vikings 2006-11, Tennessee Titans 2010. Hutchinson makes his third Semi-Finals, and he is also a prior Finalist. Edgerrin James:  Running Back:  Indianapolis Colts 1993-04, Arizona Cardinals 2006-08, Seattle Seahawks 2009.  James reaches the John Lynch:  Free Safety:  Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1993-03, Denver Broncos.  Lynch is a Semi-Finalist again, and has been a Finalist seven times. Clay Matthews:  Linebacker:  Cleveland Browns 1978-93, Atlanta Falcons 1994-96.  Matthews is a Semi-Finalist for the fourth time, and this is his second consecutive year making it this far on the ballot. Sam Mills:  Linebacker:  New Orleans Saints 1986-94, Carolina Panthers 1995-97.  Mills was a Semi-Finalist last year, and this is his third time reaching this stage. Troy Polamalu:  Safety:  Pittsburgh Steelers 2003-14.  The former Defensive Player of the Year is eligible for the Hall of Fame for the first time and he is considered to be a strong contender to enter on the first ballot. He would win two Super Bowls. Simeon Rice:  Defensive End:  Arizona Cardinals 1996-00, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2001-06, Denver Broncos 2007 & Indianapolis Colts 2007.  Rice has been eligible for…

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We have revised our All-Time Top 50 Minnesota Timberwolves: KAT now #2

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 first revision of our top 50 Minnesota Timberwolves of all-time. As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following:  Advanced Statistics. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NBA. Playoff accomplishments. 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 have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably. This list is updated up until the end of the 2018-19 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: Kevin Garnett Karl-Anthony Towns Kevin Love Wally Szczerbiak Terrell Brandon As you may have deduced, the biggest change from our previous ranking from three years ago is the vault of Karl-Anthony Towns from #16 to #2.   The biggest change based on recent play is Altuve’s rise to number 5. With the changes in our algorithm and with recent play, we have added new additions in Taj Gibson #18, Andrew Wiggins #21, Jeff Teague #31, Tyus Jones #35, Nemanja Bjelica #40, Zach Levine #46 and Jimmy Butler #48. As always we thank you for your support.

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Two Teams are Primed to Retire their First Ever Jersey Numbers

Being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is the highest honor for a basketball player anywhere in the world. As the hall celebrates basketball players, coaches, and contributors from all over the world, at all levels, and across all genders, it is a very special achievement for anyone involved with basketball to become an honouree. However, in the NBA, there is something unique about a player having their jersey number retired. It’s a huge sign of respect from a franchise to the player, coach, or commentator, recognizing the impact that the person had on the organization and the sport. The NBA is flourishing right now and is stacked with talent. LeBron James is one of the sport’s biggest stars, is a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame and may even have his number retired by the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat. There could be a quintuple day of retirement at the Oakland Arena one day. Even though Michael Jordan jokingly dismissed Steph Curry as a Hall of Famer for the time being, Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, Kevin Durant, and Draymond Green could see their numbers hoisted to the rafters or a special ‘Hamptons 5’ jersey to immortalize the team-first mentality of the all-conquering group. It remains true to this day that two NBA teams are yet to retire any numbers. The 2019 NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors, and the Los Angeles Clippers haven’t flung any player’s number up into the canopy yet. On 12 January 2019, the Oklahoma City Thunder officially joined the ranks of teams with retired numbers. Nick Collison’s number was the first to be retired by the team since their move from Seattle. So, that leaves just the Clippers and Raptors without a retired jersey number. Claims for the Clippers’ first retired numbers {youtube}YLAl5Wjlusk{/youtube} While there may still be a sour taste in the mouth of what became of the Los Angeles Clippers, Chris Paul, DeAndre Jordan, and Blake Griffin were once the proponents of change and the core pieces of the awe-inspiring ‘Lob City’ era. Having only been founded in 1970 as the Buffalo Braves before going to San Diego and then finally landing as the Los Angeles Clippers in 1984, the team lacked a history of success and has been mired in controversy before ‘Lob City’ came to town. Through Paul, Jordan, and Griffin, the fortunes of the Clippers were…

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Our Top 50 All-Time Brooklyn Nets are now up

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 Brooklyn Nets.  The Nets were formed in 1967, as the New Jersey Americans an inaugural ABA franchise.  They would relocate after one year to New York City, and became the Nets, and with the arrival Julius Erving in 1974, they would win the ABA Title in 1974 and 1976.  The Nets were one of the four teams to join the NBA, but they did so without Erving.  They would return to New Jersey in 1977, where they would stay until 2012.  The Nets have yet to win the NBA Championship, but did win the Eastern Conference in 2002 and 2003.  They moved to Brooklyn in 2012, where they have remained since. As for all of our top 50 players in basketball, we look at the following:  Advanced Statistics. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the NBA. Playoff accomplishments. 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 have placed increased importance on the first two categories. This list is updated up until the end of the 2018-19 Season. The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are: Jason Kidd Julius Erving Buck Williams Brook Lopez Vince Carter We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.   As always we thank you for your support.

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The Finalists are set for our Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

It is another big day for us at Notinhalloffame.com! Following the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s announcement of their Finalists, our Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is announcing its Finalists for the 2019 Class. This will be the fifth full class. Like in previous years, the opening round began with over 500 Fictional Musicians which was reduced to 40 Fictional Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Semi-Finalists.  The top 15 vote getters advanced to the Final Round. The 15 Fictitious Rock and Roll Hall Finalists are: Archies, The (Archie). In the real world, the Archies went number one with “Sugar Sugar”.  The Archie universe continues with comics and the show, Riverdale. This is their third straight year as a Finalist. Banana Splits, The(The Banana Splits).  From the minds of Sid and Marty Kroft, the Banana Splits lasted just over 30 episodes but the baby boom generation clearly remembers them well.  This is the second time that they have been Finalists.   Bleeding Gums Murphy(The Simpsons).

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Purdue announces their 2020 HOF Class

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 and executive.  Eventually, this will extend to major American Universities. As such, it is news to us that the Purdue University Athletic Hall of Fame have announced the seven-member Class of 2020. The Class of 2020 comprises: Ariel (Turner) Gebhardt (Women’s Volleyball):  Gebhardt would be a four-letterwoman from 2009 to 2012, and she is second all-time in school history in kills (1,906).  As a Senior, she was named the Academic All-American of the Year for Volleyball.  She is also a former Big Ten Player of the Year. Shaun Guice (Men’s Track & Field):  Lettering every year from 2000 to 2004, Guice was a seven-time All-American in the High Jump.  He would finish in both the 2001 and 2003 NCAA Indoor Championship at that event. Robbie Hummel (Men’s Basketball):  Hummel played for the Boilermakers from 2008 to 2012, and is the only player in school history to have 1,500 Points, 800 Rebounds and 250 Assists.  He would be named a Second Team All-American in 2010 and a First Team Big Ten Selection in 2008, 2010 & 2012.  Hummel also was the named the 2009 Big Ten Tournament MVP. Chuck Kyle (Football):  Kyle was a Consensus First Team All-American at Defensive Middle Guard in 1968.  The three-time First Team Big Ten Player would go on to play in the Canadian Football League.   Casey Matthews (Women’s Diving):  Matthews made school history when she won the 2013 3-Meter Title, making her the first female to win an individual title.  She was also the 2014 Big Ten Champion on the 1-Meter. Bruce Parkinson (Men’s Basketball):  Parkinson played for the Boilermakers from 1973 to 1977, and he would score 1,224 Points.  He would help them win the 1974 NIT Tournament. Shereka Wright (Women’s Basketball):  Wright would play for Purdue from 2001 to 2004 and helped them win the Big Ten regular season in 2001 and 2002, and the Big Ten Tournament in 2003 and 2004.  She was a three-time All-American and she scored 2,251 Points and 793 Rebounds. The group will be officially introduced during their Men’s Basketball Game on February 22 against Michigan.  This is the 20thClass, and it brings the number of enshrines to 167. We here at Notinhalloffame.com would like to congratulate the impending Purdue University Athletic Hall of Fame members for…