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Committee Chairman

Kirk Buchner, "The Committee Chairman", is the owner and operator of the site.  Kirk can be contacted at [email protected] .

RIP: Stan Musial

Baseball lost a legend today. Stan “The Man” Musial passed away this evening at the age of 92. In this era of tearing down athletes (whether justified or not), the amount of negative words around Musial appears to be zero. As talented as he was classy, Musial spent his entire 22 year with the St. Louis Cardinals where he won three MVPs and three World Series.

Musial was one of those rare players who can be considered among the best players in Baseball history without generating much of a counter argument. Along with the accolades mentioned earlier, Musial won seven batting titles and finished his career with a .331 career batting average. He matched this keen batting eye, with power as he belted 475 career home runs.

Stan Musial’s number was the first retired by the St. Louis Cardinals, and he remains to this day, the man considered to be the greatest player ever for that storied franchise.   We tip our caps tonight to Musial, and wish we would see someone like that again. Not only could Baseball use him, but the entire sporting world.

The 1952 Hockey HOF Class is up

Well, you have seen us grow our site with the addition of existing Hockey Hall of Fame inductees. We have done the first four classes, so we move to the Class of 1952 who comprises:

Bill Cook

Dickie Boon

Mickey MacKay

Moose Goheen

Moose Johnson

Nels Stewart

Gang you know the drill. Check it out, and cast your votes. Look for upcoming classes soon!

Mick Foley to the WWE HOF

It was reported today on that the “Hardcore Legend”, Mick Foley will be inducted to the WWE Hall of Fame this year. Foley was the first name announced to this year’s class which many people expect to be a loaded one as it will be held in the “Mecca of Sports Entertainment”, Madison Square Gardens in New York City.

Foley has often told the story of hitchhiking to the Gardens to see the Steel Cage Match between Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and “The Magnficent” Muraco and for him to be inducted to the Hall of Fame in that facility has to generate a special feeling for the former three time WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

Under the personas of Cactus Jack, Mankind, Dude Love and his own given name, Foley had his greatest success in the Vince McMahon owned company, and his recent return to the organization felt like a homecoming for many of his fans.

We had the pleasure of interviewing Mick while he was still TNA and asked him whether he would accept an invite to the WWE HOF. He responded that he would, and we are very happy to see that this came to fruition.

Mick Foley is ranked #7 on our Notinhalloffame WWE list. For now, we will not take him off and will revise our respective list after Wrestlemania. We congratulate Mick for his latest achievement. It is well earned!

Football HOF Finalists are out

The Football Hall of Fame has announced their finalists for the 2013 Class. It includes four first time nominees, which should not be a surprise to anyone that they made the cut. Jonathan Ogden, Larry Allen, Warren Sapp and Michael Strahan have all cracked the list of finalists, and all could conceivable have a shot to enter on their debut appearance. This group of four is joined by some familiar faces at this stage.

Wide Receivers, Cris Carter, Tim Brown and Andre Reed are all back. All three have received a wide breadth of fan support though the induction process and it is hard for us to think that all three will be left out again. Also returning is Running Back, Jerome Bettis whose profile as a television broadcaster keeps his name fresh. Five Time Super Bowl winner, Charles Haley returns with fellow defensive star, Kevin Greene. Will Shields and Aeneas Williams also return to the Finalists as do Former owners of the 49ers and Browns/Ravens respectively, Edward DeBartolo Jr. and Art Modell, who passed away last year. The list is rounded out by former coach, Bill Parcells, who many pundits (including us) think will enter this year.

There are two senior nominees, Curley Culp and Dave Robinson who are also on the ballot. There will be a minimum of four to a maximum of seven players selected which will be announced on February 2nd, the day before the Super Bowl.