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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] .

Our Top 50 All-Time Arizona Diamondbacks are now up

Yes, we know that this is taking a while!

As many of you know, we here at are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team.  We have a new one to unveil today, that of the Arizona Diamondbacks who won the World Series in 2001.

As for all of our top 50 players in basketball we look at the following: 

  1. Advanced Statistics.
  1. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.
  1. Playoff accomplishments.
  1. 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 2017-18 Season.

The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article.  They are:

  1. Randy Johnson
  1. Paul Goldschmidt
  1. Brandon Webb
  1. Curt Schilling
  1. Luis Gonzalez

We will continue our adjustments on our existing lists and will continue developing our new lists.  Look for the Top 50 Chicago Blackhawks next.

As always we thank you for your support.

Harlem Heat to the WWE HOF

We consider this one a bit of a surprise.

As we inch closer to Wrestlemania it also means that the WWE Hall of Fame is drawing closer.  New inductees were announced today and in what has to be a mild shock, it is former WCW World Tag Team Champions, Harlem Heat.

Booker T (Booker Huffman) & Stevie Ray (Lash Huffman) are half-brothers from Houston, Texas and they first gained exposure competing as the “Ebony Experience” in the Global Wrestling Federation where they would win their tag team titles three times.

The duo would be brought into WCW at the request of Sid Vicious who they would team up with (along with Vader) at the 1993 Fall Brawl. They would lose the match but a year later (with Sherri Martel as their manager) would win the WCW World Tag Team Championship on WCW Saturday Night in early 1995 by defeating the team of Stars and Stripes (The Patriot & Marcus Alexander Bagwell).  They would lose their belts to the Nasty Boys at Slamboree 1995, though they actually regained it on WCW Worldwide BEFORE they lost it due to the pattern of WCW tapings.  Dick Slater and Bunkhouse Buck won the belts in July and they would lose them back to Harlem Heat at Fall Brawl.  The reign lasted one day as they were beat by the American Males (Marcus Alexander Bagwell and Stevie Ray) though a week later they won it back.  

With all due respect to their opposition in 1995, 1996 would see an uptake in their competition.  On the January 22 Nitro they would lose to Sting and Lex Luger who would hold the belts for six months before losing them back to Harlem Heat in June.  Their fifth reign would last only a month as they were beaten by the returning Steiner Brothers but three days later they won their belts back.  This reign lasted two months until they were beaten by The Public Enemy who held it for one week before dropping it back to Harlem Heat but they would lose to the NOW team of Kevin Nash and Scott Hall.  

The loss ended their main run as Stevie Ray was injured and Booker T would become a single and would go after and win the Television Title.  When Stevie Ray returned he joined the New World Order and while the brothers were on opposite sides of the wrestling bubble they coexisted. They reunited in 1999 to win the titles two more times but they would break up and feud over the name Harlem Heat. After their feud, Booker T would go back to singles and would eventually win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Booker would take the WCW World Title to the WWE and he would win man titles in the WWE.  Stevie Ray would never compete in a WWE ring.

The induction of Harlem Heat marks the second one for Booker T as he was included as a single in the Class of 2013.  This makes Booker the third double inductee following Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels who will be inducted a second time this year with D-Generation X.  Stevie Ray was on our last list ranked at #195.

We here at would like to congratulate Harlem Heat for receiving this honor.

This would be the first of ten title reigns

RIP: The Destroyer

It is another sad day in the wrestling word as Dick Beyer AKA “The Destroyer” passed away today.  He was 88 years old.  Beyer had been in hospice care for the last few weeks and he was surrounded by his loved ones.

Beginning his career in the mid-1950’s Beyer first rose to prominence in Los Angeles where he defeated Freddie Blassie for the WWA Heavyweight Championship but it was shortly after where he wrestled Rikidozan in Japan and would become one of the first non-Japanese stars in the country.

While Beyer would become a bona fide legend in Japan he was still an attraction in the United States.  He would wrestle throughout the nation winning multiple championships, most notably the AWA World Heavyweight Title where he performed as Dr. X.

We here at would like to extend our condolences to the friends, family and fans of Dick Beyer at this time.  

John Kuhn Retires

A significant retirement has taken place in Professional Football as John Kuhn has announced his retirement.  

Undrafted in 2005, Kuhn was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers where he was on their practice roster and he was in a reserve role on the Steelers team that would win Super Bowl XL.  The Fullback would then sign with the Green Bay Packers where he would see more playing time and he would go to three Pro Bowls (2011, 2014 & 2015) while being named a First Team All Pro in 2014.  Kuhn would assist the Packers in winning Super Bowl XLV.  He would finish his last two years in football with the New Orleans Saints and signed a one day contract with Green Bay so that he could retire as a Packer.

Kuhn is likely not going to receive any serious consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame (he is eligible in 2023) but any player with two Super Bowls and three Pro Bowls clearly had a good career.

We here at would like to wish the best for John Kuhn on his post playing career.