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John Kuhn Retires

A significant retirement has taken place in Professional Football as John Kuhn has announced his retirement.   Undrafted in 2005, Kuhn was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers where he was on their practice roster and he was in a reserve role on the Steelers team that would win Super Bowl XL.  The Fullback would then sign with the Green Bay Packers where he would see more playing time and he would go to three Pro Bowls (2011, 2014 & 2015) while being named a First Team All Pro in 2014.  Kuhn would assist the Packers in winning Super Bowl XLV.  He would finish his…
The San Francisco 49ers have announced that Terrell Owens will be the 28thmember of their franchise Hall of Fame. Owens was a third round pick in 1996 from Tennessee-Chattanooga and as a rookie he would catch 35 passes for 520 Yards.  Over the next three seasons, T.O. would move up the ranks and would become the primary receiver with seasons of 936, 1,097 and 754 Yards respectively but in 2000 he would prove himself as an elite wideout with a 1,451 Yard campaign that earned him his first Pro Bowl and First Team All Pro Selection.  He would repeat those honors in…
It has been reported that former WWE Superstar, King Kong Bundy has passed away today at the age of 61.  The cause of death at this time is unknown. Born Christopher Pallies, Bundy got his start as Chris Canyon in 1981 in the Northeast where he did mostly enhancement work but at his size it was only a matter time before he would catch the eye of a major promotion who would look to book him in a greater role.  Pallies went to Dallas where he would take on the name of “Big Daddy Bundy” a happy go lucky babyface but that…
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced one of their inductors for the upcoming ceremony on March 29 and that will be members of Duran Duran, Simon LeBon and John Taylor who will be enshrining Roxy Music.   Duran Duran always pushed the video medium and the artistic side of music, which was the textbook of Roxy Music.  In countless interviews the members of Duran Duran (especially LeBon and Taylor) have put Roxy Music on a pedestal and we think this is an excellent choice as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductor. We will certainly be watching!
The WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2019 continues to take shape with the announcement today that Torrie Wilson will be inducted into this year’s crop. Wilson was a fitness model who was discovered by WCW and in early 1999 she would begin appearing as an on screen character (named Samantha) and would later appear under her own name in an angle with David Flair.  Over the next two years like so many personnel in World Championship Wrestling she would bounce around from alliance to alliance and following the sale of WCW to the WWE (then named the WWF) she was…

RIP: Keith Flint

Keith Flint, the frontman of the influential band Prodigy was found dead inside his home in London today.  Police were doing a welfare check on Flint and it is believed at this time that he took his own life.  He was 49 only years old.   Along with Liam Howlett, Maxim, Leeroy Thornhill and Sharky, Flint formed The Prodigy who formed during the rave scene of the 1990’s.  The underground group broke through to the mainstream in the mid-90’s and they were at the forefront of what would be called the Big Beat sound. They would have two number one hits in the United Kingdom…

RIP: Ted Lindsay

This is a very sad day in the world of sports as it was announced today that Hockey Hall of Famer, Ted Lindsay passed away today at the age of 93. Breaking in with the Detroit Red Wings as a teenager in the 1944-45 season, Lindsay would prove himself as one of the best players in the 1950’s.  From the 1947/48 season to the 1956/57 season he would be chosen for eight First Team All Star and one Second Team All Star accolades and was the Art Ross Trophy winner in 1949/50.  On a line with another legend, Gordie Howe, Lindsay helped…
The Blues Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2019 and this is a very powerful group.  The new inductees are: Aretha Franklin:  “The Queen of Soul” was one of the most successful musicians ever and she had 77 songs enter the Billboard Hot 100 with 100 songs reach the R&B Top 100.  Franklin was chosen for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 where she was the first female act inducted. Booker T. and the M.G.’s:  An instrumental group from Memphis, Tennessee, Booker T. and the M.G.’s were one of the first integrated groups in rock and roll history.  This hybrid…
This one is really interesting to us! In an interview with the New York Post, former Outfielder Kenny Lofton was very blunt about his feelings about why he is not in the Baseball Hall of Fame.  He had this the following to say: “I was expecting to do better. But I’m a realist. I look back at the situation, and at that time, I think what happened for me was I came out on the ballot in the wrong year. There was so many people on the ballot, and so many people who had a potential situation with the performance-enhancing drugs. I…
One of the current projects that we are working on is updating our Football Futures, which are the former players who are not yet eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. One of the people we were going to input was former Dallas Cowboys’ Tight End, Jason Witten.  With today’s news, we are not going to do that anymore.  Witten was on Monday Night Football last year and at the time of his retirement he had been chosen for 11 Pro Bowls and collected 1,152 Receptions with 12,448 Yards.  Witten was also a First Team All Pro twice. He is 37 and…