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The Super Bowl is tomorrow and for Hall of Fame purposes this means one thing to us.  The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced the latest class to their prestigious institution. As expected first year eligible Quarterback, Brett Favre, has been chosen.  A Super Bowl Champion with the Green Bay Packers, Favre set numerous passing records and for years was the most recognizable player in the NFL.  Favre is a three time league MVP. The Offensive Line has seen another one of their fraternity chosen with former St. Louis Ram, Orlando Pace.  Pace is also a Super Bowl Champion…
We lost another musical legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer today. At the age of 74, Maurice White, the founder, and lead singer and songwriter for the legendary band, Earth, Wind & Fire died last night in his sleep. Earth, Wind & Fire would become one of the most successful bands of the 1970’s, and as the heart and leader of the group is arguably one of the most successful musicians of all time.  The band would have six top ten albums and seven top ten singles, most notably “Boogie Wonderland”, “Shining Star”, “September” and “Let’s Groove”. In…
Regular visitors know that we have been (slowly but surely) working on the Top 50 North American Franchises of all-time.  We have given you the Top 50 Charlotte Hornets and Baltimore Ravens.  It is now time for our first NHL franchise, the Original Six franchise, The Boston Bruins. Note that while the NHL season is under way, this list reflects accomplishments up until the end of the 2014-15 Season. This list, and all hockey lists are based on traditional metrics, advanced metrics, length of service, popularity and post season performance and accolades. The complete list can be found…
Oakland Raiders Defensive End, Justin Tuck has announced his retirement from the National Football League after an eleven year career. Tuck was drafted in the third round by the New York Giants out of Notre Dame in 2005 and was a large part of the Giants Super Bowl wins in XLII and XLVI.  Tuck was a Pro Bowl selection in 2008 and 2010 and holds the distinction of being the only player to record multiple Quarterback Sacks in multiple Super Bowls.  Tuck would sign with the Oakland Raiders in 2014, but would be forced to sit out 2015 due to…
The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the six new members of their institution, which will be led by former Toronto Blue Jay, Pat Hentgen and former Montreal Expo, Dennis Martinez.  Canadian scout, Wayne Norton, broadcaster, Tony Kubek, longtime Blue Jays executive, Howard Starkman and baseball pioneer, William Shuttleworth rounds out the latest class. Pat Hentgen was a member of the back-to-back Toronto Blue Jays World Series Champions.  Hentgen was a three time All Star and was the first Blue Jay to win the Cy Young Award.  Hentgen went 107 and 85 with 1,028 Strikeouts as a Blue Jay…
Unless he changes his mind, we have a major retirement on our hands. It was reported today that multiple sources have told ESPN that Calvin Johnson had informed the Detroit Lions and a close circle of family and friends that he will be retiring from the National Football League.  Should this in fact be the case, the Wide Receiver known as “Megatron” has put up a stellar NFL career that includes the following: 3 First Team All Pro Selections 5 Pro Bowls 1 Receptions Title 2 Receiving Yards Title 731 Receptions 11,619 Receiving Yards 83 Receiving Touchdowns 15.9 Yards/Reception  Calvin…
Terrell Owens is a Football Hall of Fame Finalist, but not everybody is happy about that.  Former St. Louis Rams Head Coach, Mike Martz, spoke with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and was very candid about he felt about Owens being a Finalist, while his former receivers, Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt were not.  "You can't print how I felt when T.O. leapfrogged those two. That's just plain out-and-out ridiculous.  If they big-timed it and did all that dumb stuff, they'd get in probably earlier.  I think they'll eventually get in. I don't think that's an issue, but it's tragic that…
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be having an exhibit this weekend devoted to the 2012 inductee, The Beastie Boys. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame curator, Meredith Rutledge-Bolger told Cleveland.co that they had “a rich, deep collection of stuff” from when the Beastie Boys were inducted in 2012.  This includes hand written lyrics to “Brass Monkey” the Volkswagon medallion that belonged to Mike D, and their outfits from the “Intergalactic” video. Perhaps we have another reason to visit Cleveland?
Last fall, the Minnesota Twins announced that the two year waiting period following retirement to be eligible had been lifted.  This paces way for today’s announcement that Torii Hunter will be entering the organization’s Hall of Fame following his retirement last year. Torii Hunter sent twelve of his nineteen seasons with Minnesota; his first eleven and the final one of his career.  As a Twin, he was an All Star twice and a Gold Glove winner seven times.  His overall numbers in Minnesota saw him accumulate 1,323 Hits, 214 Home Runs, a .268/.321/.462 Slash Line and a bWAR of 26.2. …
The Cleveland Indians have announced their latest class for their franchise’s Hall of Fame, which includes a current Baseball Hall of Fame and a future one. The Class of 2016 consists of Jim Thome, Albert Belle, Frank Robinson and Charlie Jamieson, who will all be officially inducted a ceremony on July 30.  Jim Thome played for the Tribe for thirteen seasons, first coming up in the 1995 season and staying there until he signed with the Philadelphia Phillies for the 2003 season.  As an Indian, Thome would make three All Star Games, and won a Silver Slugger.  Statistically, Thome accumulated…