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Carlton Fisk: DUI

The more I work on this site, the more I realize that once you hit the Hall of Fame generally the only time these beloved athletes get into the news is when they either: A: Die. Or B: Do something stupid. Hall of Fame Catcher, Carlton Fisk was best known for his baseball skill and specifically the Home Run he hit in Game 6 for Boston in the 1975 World Series (or maybe more so for the dance he did to will the ball fair). This week Fisk is known for a DUI arrest after being caught asleep behind the…
Not long ago, we unveiled our future section for the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame. Knee deep in the MLB playoffs, it remains a good time to look towards Baseball’s future. We have now added the 2015 section for the Baseball Hall, and those who will be eligible that year. The following players are eligible for the 2015 vote:Aaron Boone Alan Embree BJ Ryan Brian Giles Carlos Delgado Darin Erstad David Dellucci David Weathers Doug Mientkiewicz Eddie Guardado Gary Sheffield Jarrod Washburn Jason Schmidt Jermaine Dye John Smoltz Julian Tavarez Kelvim Escobar Kevin Millar Mark Loretta Nomar Garicaparra Paul Byrd…

RIP: Mike Graham

The world of professional wrestling lost another of its own as Mike Graham was found today at the age of 61. Graham was the son of legendary promoter, Eddie Graham, and as such spent the bulk of his time competing in Florida. Graham won the majority of his titles in his father’s promotion, and this was not a case of nepotism as the Mike was an excellent technical wrestler who would later become an agent in trainer in other promotions. Thanks Mike for the memories, and I am going to find some classic matches of his in the Sunshine State.
We apologize….we spend our days thinking about Halls of Fame and the perpetual ranking of our sections. However, we have realized we made a horrible error. In 2011, Paul Kariya retired after sitting out a season due to concussion symptoms. Initially, we had him pegged to be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2014 as the Hall will declare someone eligible three years after their professional career is over. However, as Kariya’s last pro game was in 2010 (despite retiring a year later) he is eligible for 2013, and should have been included in our hockey revisions. We have…

RIP: Alex Karras

The world of football lost another legend when Alex Karras passed away today at the age of 77. The former Detroit Lion had been battling a myriad of ailments over the past few years which included dementia, stomach cancer and kidney failure, and his passing had been expected for some time. Although he was understandably frail at the time, Karras was first known on the gridiron for his punishing strength and fear he put in opposing Quarterbacks. He was the anchor of an excellent Lions Defensive Line and a member of the 1960’s All Decade Team. As popular as he…
The Czech Goalie, Dominik Hasek has announced that he is forgoing thoughts of returning to the National Hockey League. At the age of 47, Hasek last played in North America for the Detroit Red Wings where he captured the second of his two Stanley Cups. Hasek lasted played professionally in the KHL for HC Spartak Moscow in the 2010-11 season. The Hockey Hall of Fame allows for players to be eligible three years after their pro career (regardless of what league) has ended. Hasek will remain eligible for the Hall in 2014, and based on his legacy as one of…
With the Major League Baseball playoffs set to tee off soon, we thought this was the perfect time to look towards the future of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. We will be adding sections looking towards the future eligible of the Hall, and allowing you to give your opinions and votes so that we could look at factoring this in to future rankings. The following players are eligible for the 2014 vote:Armando BenitezDamion EasleyEric GagneEsteban LoaizaFrank ThomasGreg MadduxHideo NomoJacques JonesJeff KentJon LieberJose Cruz Jr.Jose VidroJT SnowKeith FoulkeKenny RogersLuis GonzalezMatt MorrisMike MussinaMike TimlinMoises AlouPaul Lo DucaRay DurhamRichie…
Wow!   Today the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced their nominees for the 2013 class, and much to our surprise and delight our top three acts have been chosen. Headlining the pack is Rush, our number one choice and first time nominee. This is no doubt pleasing legions of fans across the world who has sung the praises of this Canadian Progressive Rock trio. Our second and third choices of Kraftwerk and Deep Purple have also been selected. First year entrants Public Enemy and N.W.A. will be the representatives of Hip Hop on the ballot. The other nominees are…
Here is what we know about the Swedish Music Hall of Fame; a travelling exhibit of ABBA memorabilia will be housed there and it will be the centerpiece of the new institution that should be completed next year. Beyond that……. Okay, whether you love them or hate them, there is no denying the fact that the four Swedes turned Pop Music into a near perfect art form in the 70’s and are one of the most successful bands of all time. Their music remains popular, and well over thirty years after last hit, they constantly reach new generations. ABBA should…
The long road to the Football Hall of Fame class of 2013 took another step forward as the massive list of preliminary nominees has been named. This includes thirteen players who are legitimate first ballot contenders such as Larry Allen, Michael Strahan and Jonathan Ogden. The complete list of preliminary nominees is listed below by position:   QUARTERBACKS   DREW BLEDSOE 1993-2001 New England Patriots, 2002-04 Buffalo Bills, 2005-06 Dallas Cowboys RANDALL CUNNINGHAM 1985-1995 Philadelphia Eagles, 1997-99 Minnesota Vikings, 2000 Dallas Cowboys, 2001 Baltimore RavensRON JAWORSKI   1974-76 Los Angeles Rams, 1977-1986 Philadelphia Eagles, 1988 Miami Dolphins, 1989 Kansas City ChiefsNEIL…