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Adam Jones Retires

The NFL retirement season continues as the enigmatic Adam “Pacman” Jones announced on social media that he is retiring from the game.

Playing his college ball at the University of West Virginia, Jones was drafted 6thoverall in 2005 by the Tennessee Titans where he would play at Cornerback and was Returner.  “Pacman” was a tumultuous figure who was often in trouble with the law but was one of the most exciting players in the league.  Jones would lead the NFL in Yards per Return in 2006 but his off-field troubles caused him to miss the 2007 season due to violation of the personal conduct policy.  The Titans traded him to Dallas but he had an average year and again got into legal trouble and he was released at the end of the season and was unemployed in 2009.

Jones kept in shape and was given an opportunity by the Cincinnati Bengals and he had a career revival.  Pacman was a First Team All-Pro returner in 2014 and Pro Bowl Selection in 2015, accomplishments that seemed improbable years before,  He played with Cincinnati until 2017 and would play his final year in the NFL with Denver.

We here at would like to wish Adam Jones the best in his post-playing career.

141. Tool

Although it has certainly been seen that Metal is struggling to find a solid place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it will be interesting to see what they do with Tool who by no means was a traditional Metal band.  Tool added Post Punk and Progressive styles and with dark imagery (both in videos and in lyrics) this was a band that was intelligent as they were “depressing”.  The Artistic elements that they used works in their favor for any potential induction, but if they are lumped primarily as a Metal band, then their chances will greatly diminish. 

180. Melvins

Known primarily as a band that Kurt Cobain once worshipped, Melvins were a Washington state based band that have been called by some as the true “Godfathers of Grunge”. Their music had a deliberately slow and plodding pace and their Godfather nickname does have some credence as many Grunge acts cited them as an influence. They were far from one dimensional; as they were a very experimental band whose entire catalogue shows depth. Still together, still touring and still recording, the Melvins are seemingly the last of their genre still together. Based on who they have influenced, they may have an outside shot for induction.

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