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Nugent Vs Crosby?

We love a good feud…especially when it is over the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.While it was always safe to assume that Ted Nugent and David Crosby were never likely to share a stage, it is certainly a lot more likely now.Recently, Nugent stated that his omission from the Rock Hall stemmed solely from his participation with the National Rifle Association.  When a fan asked Crosby on Twitter as to whether that was the reason why the Motor City Madman was omitted his response was not exactly kind:“No the asshole just isn’t good enough”You didn’t think Nugent would let…
Yes we know how slow a process this is!It has been awhile since we uploaded our last Top 50 players of a major franchise, but we are ready to do so again with a look at the greatest players in New York Mets history.For one of the most popular franchises of Major League Baseball, the actual success of the organization is not that strong with only two World Series wins to their credit.  The entire list of our Top 50 New York Mets can be found here, but in the meantime (as we always do) the top five are listed…
Is Ted Nugent a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer?If you ask the Motor City Madman, he would certainly say yes but his association with the NRA is why he has been omitted.This was essentially what he said when he was interviewed by Albany Q103:“Jan Wenner, the founder of Rolling Stone and the boss hog at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he hates freedom, he hates the Second Amendment, he hates me, because I’m on the Board of Directors – quite proudly – of the National Rifle Association…so that’s the only reason I’m not in the Rock and Roll…
With another day passing, we have another significant retirement to talk about.In a fitting, yet sponsored post from Kingsford charcoal, the 300 plus pound Nose Tackle, Vince Wilfork announced his retirement from the National Football League.  Mostly known for his lengthy run (11 seasons) with the New England Patriots, Wilfork went on a four year run from 2009 to 2012 where he was chosen for the Pro Bowl.  This is in addition to a selection in 2007 and four appearances on All-Pro squads.  He is also a two time Super Bowl Champion with New England, earning a ring in 2004…
We lost another legend as country music superstar succumbed to Alzheimer’s at the age of 81.  Long before he had his first solo hit, the man from Arkansas who dropped out of school at age 14 to pursue a career as a guitarist solidified himself as a member of the famed “Wrecking Crew”, a group of session musicians who would appear on a plethora of hits throughout the 1960’s.  This would include a slew of songs for Elvis Presley including “Viva Las Vegas” and more notably “Mr. Tambourine Man” by the Byrds, “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” by the Righteous…

RIP: Don Baylor

It was a very sad day in the world of Baseball as former American League MVP, Don Baylor, passed away to cancer at the age of 68.  Baylor would begin his career in Baseball with the Baltimore Orioles but it was after he signed as a Free Agent with the California Angels where his star rose.  In 1979, Baylor would go to his first and only All Star Game and won the MVP.  Baylor would blast 36 Home Runs that year and would lead the AL in Runs Scored and Runs Batted In.  The playing career of Don Baylor would…
In an interview with the Tennesseean, Nashville Predators Captain, Mike Fisher has officially announced his retirement from the National Hockey League.  The 37 year old Center played 1,088 career games accumulating 276 Goals and 388 Assists over a seventeen year career split between Nashville and his original NHL team, the Ottawa Senators. It was in Ottawa, where he had his best seasons, twice finishing in the top five Frank J. Selke Award balloting for the league’s top defensive forward.  Ottawa had a lot of great teams which Fisher was a part of and he helped them reach the 2008 Stanley…
You have to think that this could only happen to the Jacksonville Jaguars.On March 9 of this year Offensive Tackle Branden Albert was traded from the Miami Dolphins to the Jags, but three months later before playing a game for the team he abruptly announced his retirement from the National Football League.Again only the Jaguars.Saying that, this raises our usual question, which is do we have a Hall of Famer on our hands.Albert played 120 Games in the NFL with Kansas City and Miami and started all but two of them.  He would achieve two Pro Bowl selections, one in…
I don’t know about you but there was something satisfying about this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame ceremony.Perhaps it is because the induction of Jeff Bagwell after seven years was finally was chosen, likely forced to wait for the Hall due to PED suspicion.  Maybe it is more due to Ivan Rodriguez getting in on his first ballot.  While I-Rod never tested positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs, Jose Canseco named him as someone who he injected personally.  Regardless of whether that is true or not, Pudge is regarded by many as the greatest Catcher of all time by many pundits…
The University of Nebraska Football Hall of Fame has announced four former players to their institution.The new class consists of:Donnie McGhee: Playing on the Offensive Line from 1968 to 1970, McGhee was a one time First Team Big Eight Selection. Randy Theiss:  Another Offensive Lineman, Theiss played for the Sooners from 1980 to 1982.  He would be named a Third Team All-American in ’82 and was also named a First Team Big Eight Selection that year.Chad Kelsay:  A member of two National Championship Teams (1995 & 1997), Kelsay was a powerful Defensive End who was a one time Second Team…