Gang, if you haven't noticed already, a new section is up on the Rock and Roll section located on the left hand side. The 100 Worst songs of Modern Pop Culture are now up for you to take a look at, which covers multiple decades and genres, and perhaps even a few songs you are not familiar with. The ratings are a little different, as you can vote to your opinion of the song. Let us know your thoughts!
The Monkees are one of the more polarizng debate for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Detractors accuratly point to the fact their greatest hits were not written by them, nor did they perform on their earlier records. However, many of those songs that they performed (and did so live in concert often) have aged remarkably well and remain pop classics. It is that positive aspect that we will focus on today, as we mourn the loss of their lead singer, Davy Jones.
Jones and the rest of the Monkees may have been put together for the purpose of a television show, but the foursome blended well together and left a legacy behind that sounded anything but pre-fabricated. By many accounts, Davy Jones was a class act, and we will remember them fondly.
In our first Basketball Hall of Fame List, we annointed Mel Daniels as our top selection. He won't be there on the second list, as today he was selected as one of five automatic entrants to the Hall.
Daniels was selected by the American Basketball Association Committee, and really who else should they have selected?
Chet Walker holds our #13 spot, but he do will be removed on the next list. Walker was selected by the Veteran's Committee.
With our #2 (Reggie Miller) and #3 (Bernard King) selections as nominees, we look forward to a brand new top five come April.
The Basketball Hall of Fame has announced its finalists. As always, it encompasses a wide arrange of talent from NBA All Stars, Coaches and female candidates. As you know, we only rank players from the NBA/ABA, but we would like to take a look at the 12 candidates, of which the inductees will be revealed at this year's Final Four.
The All American Red Heads
Considered the first professional women's team, this barnstorming group began in 1936 and do hold a historical significance in women's baseketball. They are however not well known, though that has not stopped the Hall in the past.
Our #23 Selection was a four time All Star and a defensive gem. The former Sixer would not be out of place in the Hall of Fame.
A Coach of the Year with Boston, Fitch was mostly known for his ability to help rebuild bad teams. He is among the top tem in career wins, but is higher on the career loss list.
Our number three selection certainly has what looks to be a Hall of Fame resume woth two First Team selections, four All Star births and five times leading the NBA in scoring. The knock on him is that he has no championship rings on his finger.
A successful NBA head coach who led the Washington Bullets to the 1977-78 championship had over 900 career wins. He also had over 1,000 career losses. This may be a hard one to put in.
We thought he was a lock last year, and he is again the marquee name on the list. The sharpshooter was a five time All Star and a three time selection to the NBA Third Team. We have him ranked at #2 on our players list.
Five times he won a championship ring as a player, he averaged a respectble ten points a game, is a three time NBA Coach of the Year and has the most wins in NBA history as a coach. Any logical reason to keep him out?
He was the former supervisor of officials...honestly, we don't know much more than that.
He has taken three different teams to the Final Four and won the big dance in 1996. He is currently the coach at both Louisville and Puerto Rico, but we wonder if someone who is still as active as Pitino will get in this year.
We may only have him ranked at #52, and mainly that it is because his pro career was not what it was hoped to be: especially considering the hype he had in College. Of course, the Hall looks at collegiate careers too, and Sampson's was excellent.
When we said all he did was win, we weren't kidding. Four NBA Titles, two NCAA titles and a beautiful jump shot....of course five Super Bowls has not got Charles Haley in yet.
Thought on who gets selected?