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

Thomas Hearns headlines the new Boxing HOF Class

We here at would like to officially congratulate the newest class of inductees to the International Boxing Hall of Fame.   This year's class is headlined by Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns who held championships in various weight classes and whose clash with Marvin Hagler is still considered legendary.   Hearns is joined by Mark "Too Sharp" Johnson who was a star in the Flyweight division and was the first African American to win a major championship in that weight class.  Broadcaster Al Bernstein was also named as was trainer, Freddie Roach and writer, Michael Katz. 

Perhaps the widest known in this year's class is ring announcer Michael Buffer whose signature pre game vocals of "Let's Get Ready to Rumble" may be more widely known than any of the others inducted.

Again, we congratulate them all!

Sting Announced as the first inductee to the TNA HOF

Although we don't have any current plans to create a TNA "Notinhalloffame" section, we would like to congratulate Sting as being the first inductee to the TNA Hall of Fame.  As we have mentioned before, we do no know how this will progress, but with the possible exception of Jeff Jarrett, Sting is a good choice to kick off their Hall. 

RIP: Bob Welch

The World of Rock and Roll has anothe casualty as former Fleetwood Mac guitarist and 70's Solo star, Bob Welch passed away today at the age of 66 to a self inflicted gun shot to the chest.  Welch was with Fleetwood Mac in the "transition years" of 1971 to 1974 and was not part of the bands mainstream explosion in 1975.  Welch did however have success on his own with the release of "French Kiss" which yielded the hits "Ebony Eyes and "Sentimental Lady".

Welch was snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as he was not part of the Fleetwood Mac lineup that was inducted.  This was the case even though there were recognized members of the band prior to Welch's arrival (who were not part of the mid-70's success) who were inducted.  At the time of the induction, Welch was estranged from Mick Fleetwood, who likely would have had the clout to have seen him enshrined with the rest of the group. 

RIP: Bob.... You will be missed.

Magglio Ordonez Retires

We have another major retirement in the world of sports and it comes to us again from Detroit.  Although Magglio Ordonez will not be a sure Hall of Famer like Nicklas Lidstrom was (who retired from the Red Wings earlier in the week), he will appear on the ballot and does have a career to be proud of.

The native Venezuelan retires with 2,156 Hits, 294 Home Runs and a career .309 Batting Average.  With Six All Star Appearances, Ordonez was a solid contributor in the middle of both White Sox and Tiger lineups for years.  He is unlikely to get past the first ballot, but he does a career worth celebrating.