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So.... what's coming soon?Now that our favorite time of year is over, our intention is to unveil revisions on what has already occurred.  By March 1st, look for the revised Rock and Roll listBy March 15, look for the Baseball and Football lists to both be revisedAlso, a major section will be unveiled this May.  We think you will like it very much!Until then, stay tuned, and keep checking us out!
We are a week away from Wrestlemania, and as such close to the WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Overall, we are very happy with this class, but even happier with whom will be doing the inductions. The main attraction will be the induction of Adam Copeland, otherwise known as Edge. The former multi time Heavyweight Champion is being inducted much sooner than expected, but following a career ending injury it was clear that it was time for him to retire. A week after he did so, Edge appeared in from of a Smackdown crowd where they spontaneously chanted "Hall…

RIP: Bert Sugar

Just two weeks ago, I was listening to my local Sports Radio station where Bert Sugar was a guest discussing his memories of the first Ali-Frazier fight. Sugar was there covering the event, and to those who followed the sport, he was considered as the premier writer of the sport. Sugar died today following Cardiac Arrest at the age of 75, and I can't help but think that another part of boxing died with him. It is no secret, that boxing is a sport on life support, and we likely won't be bothered to create Notinhalloffame section for it. With…
I love the people who blog here! I just wanted to draw your attention to some new blogs that have been written here. First off our newest blogger, The Kidd, is taking a look at the tight race for the Calder Trophy in the NHL. You can view this at Kidd's Corner. Our Music Blogger, Live Music Head, has a wonderful new piece on Grant Smith & The Power, and the 60's R&B music scene. Live Music Head always an interesting take on the music industry and as always she delivered an excellent piece to us. Finally, DDT takes a…
As you may have heard, Atlanta Braves' star, Chipper Jones has announced that this will be his farewell season. Speculation is that he will be a first ballot Hall of Famer and why not? Listen to these credentials: 1999 NL MVP, a career Batting Average of .304, a career OPS of .935 (making him 31st overall), 454 Home Runs and a career WAR of 82.7, which makes him 35th overall for position players. Chipper Jones also has not been attached to controversy of any kind. Realistically, there is no reason to think that he won't get in right away (2017).…
It has been long rumored, but on wwe.com, it was officially announced that Yokozuna would be joining the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2012. The former two time WWE World Heavyweight Champion was one of the most dominant big men in the history of the business, and a star in an era where the "E" did not have very many. We had him ranked very high, and we are very happy with this induction.
Lost in the shuffle of the Peyton Manning signing in Denver was the retirement of Hines Ward. The career Pittsburgh Steeler elected to retire in lieu of trying to ply his trade elsewhere. Statistically, Ward has a solid Canton argument. At exactly 1,000 career receptions and 12,083 yards caught, he is retiring with the 8th most and 18th most in those categories resepectively. Granted, there are current Wide Receivers with better career numbers than Ward, but it is likely by the time he becomes eligible that those players will have gained their rightful enshrinement. Hines Ward also has other intangibles…
As you may have heard, Andy Pettitte has returned to the New York Yankees. The pitcher retired somewhat abrubtly, as his last season (2010) was a very good campaign that saw him go 11 and 3 with an All Star appearance, so there was reason to think he could continue. Some have speculated that his retirement was brought on by his then impending role in the Roger Clemens trial, and as he has stated recently that he is "mentally ready to play", we have to wonder if there is some validity to that. Regardless of his reasoning, Pettitte's return raises…
As you may have heard, Andy Pettitte has returned to the New York Yankees. The pitcher retired somewhat abrubtly, as his last season (2010) was a very good campaign that saw him go 11 and 3 with an All Star appearance, so there was reason to think he could continue. Some have speculated that his retirement was brought on by his then impending role in the Roger Clemens trial, and as he has stated recently that he is "mentally ready to play", we have to wonder if there is some validity to that. Regardless of his reasoning, Pettitte's return raises…
Last year. four of our top ten candidates were named to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Coincidently, we have four first year candidates who have taken there place; including our new number one: Joe Sakic. We have a lot of reason to think that Sakic will get in on his first year. In the bost basic terms, he has the career numbers, strong individual seasons and championships both Internationally and profesionally. The career Nordique/Avalanche forward is joined other first time candidates, Brendan Shanahan (#5), Mats Sundin (#6) and Jeremy Roenick (#7) who may not be first ballot Hall of Famers;…