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The Chicago Bears will be entering their 100thseason of Professional Football, former Return Specialist, Devin Hester was asked by Joe Greenberg of the Atlantic about his Pro Football Hall of Fame chances. Hester had this to say: “I have no doubt in my mind I will make it.  I know I will.  When it’s all said and done, there’s no question I will be a Hall of Famer.” Hester is arguably the greatest Returner ever in NFL history but even if you agree with that, there has never been a return specialist who has entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  11,028 of…
NaVorro Bowman has officially retired from the Pro Football after last competing in 2017. Bowman was a 3rdRound Pick by the San Francisco 49ers from Penn State in 2010 and he would become a starting Inside Linebacker in his second season.  It was a breakout year as he would be named a First Team All-Pro and record 143 Tackles and was a large part of what was considered a renaissance for the 49ers defense. The Linebacker would continue his interior dominance in 2012 as he would have his second straight First Team All-Pro Selection, would finally get the Pro Bowl nod…

RIP: Dr. John

The music world has suffered a serious loss as Dr. John has passed away at the age of 77 due to a heart attack. Born and raised in New Orleans, Malcolm John Rebennack would morph into “Dr. John” after a long period of session work and sitting under the learning tree of many of the greats of New Orleans music.  He would become a one-man melting pot of all things New Orleans.  His music combined blues, jazz, pop, rock and roll with a voodoo influence and in addition to his already colorful name, he would be dubbed “The Night Tripper”.   In 1968,…
Never change Pete Rose! We don’t think that we need to tell you that Pete Rose is one of our favorite people to talk about, mostly because he was banned from baseball and what was once a surefire first ballot Hall of Famer became a pariah who the Baseball Hall of Fame removed from the ballot completely. Rose is constantly asked about the Baseball Hall of Fame and in a recent interview with the Brian Kilmeade Show he sounded off on Johnny Bench, his former teammate and Catcher with the Cincinnati Reds.  Bench has been vocal that he believes that Rose…
The University of North Texas has announced their athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2019, which comprises of five former athletes and a coach. The inductees will be: Marcus Camper: Football.  At Wide Receiver, Camper was a two-time All-Southland Conference player and was instrumental in taking North Texas to the Division 1-AA Playoffs in 1987 and 1988.  He would record 1,939 Receiving Yards with 14 TDs. Casey Fitzgerald: Football.  Fitzgerald is North Texas’ all-time leader in Reception (229) and is third all-time in Receiving Yards (2,533).  He had two 100 Reception Seasons (2007 & 2008). Kelsey Hodges: Women’s Soccer.  Hodges was a three-time First Team All-Conference Selection…
Recently, former St. Louis Rams Wide Receiver Torry Holt was asked on the NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” about his Pro Football Hall of Fame credentials: “Our resume speaks for itself. I played on a team with Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Orlando Pace, Isaac Bruce – the list goes on.  I think for me, I might’ve gotten a little overshadowed, but when you look at the production and you look at the work I was able to do, I was on a Hall of Fame level just as those guys were. And when I was playing with these dudes, I used…
The New Orleans Saints have announced that former players, Reggie Bush and Marques Colston will be inducted into their franchise Hall of Fame. Reggie Bush was drafted 2ndoverall in 2006 and the former USC Trojan was viewed by many as the savior of the franchise coming off the Saints return to exile following a season playing on the road after Hurricane Katrina.  Bush may not have put forth the statistical impact that was expected, but he was a bona fide threat on every single play and opened up the offense in ways that few can do.  Bush would be a key figure…
Strap in. This will take a while! The College Football Hall of Fame has announced their Finalists for the Class of 2020 and before we get into the MANY people who have been nominated, let’s first look at how one becomes eligible. 1. The player in question must have been named a First Team All-American. 2. The player must have last played ten years ago. 3. The player’s outside record as a citizen is considered. 4. Players must have played their last year of college football at least 50 years ago. 5. A Coach is eligible three years after he…
Andre Iguodala, who is in the middle of going after his fourth NBA Championship with the Golden State Warriors about his chances for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in an interview with Ethan Strauss f the Atlantic. Based on his comments, it is a topic he never thinks about it, nor think is even worth consideration: Iguodala had this to say: I don't care. None of it matters. Does anyone remember any of those speeches other than Jordan's? See, here's how it works. One day, you're replaced. Then it's some other motherf--ker in there. And then there's another motherf--ker.…
In an interview with 95.7 (The Hog in Daytona, Florida), Kiss frontman, Paul Stanley recalled his experiences in entering the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Stanley had this to say: “It was validation for our fans, who it meant the world to. It was vindication in the sense that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame kept us out for 17 years, and were really left with no choice but to begrudgingly let us in.” They treated us like crap, even that night. We had trouble – how about this? – getting into the arena. We had…