Not in Hall of Fame News

Ron Simmons has been selected for the 2012 WWE Hall of Fame class, and we are very happy with this selection. Simmons wrestled mostly as "Faarooq" in the WWE, first leading the "Nation of Domination" faction in the late 90's and then spending the rest of his WWE tenure in a tag team with Bradshaw (who would later be known as JBL). Prior to that, Simmons was the first African American World Heavyweight Champion in WCW and was a college football standout at Florida State. Of note, this makes the third major post career accolade for Simmons as he is…
It has been reported that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will be working with Downtown Cleveland to create a "Walk of Fame" of sorts. Hall of Fame inductees will have their names emblazened with bronze plaques in downtown, which is a way of cementing the Rock Hall as a larger attraction for the city. We will go on record that we love this initiative, and are happy for anything that may draw people to Cleveland; a hard working town that really needs this type of tourism revenue.

Tim Wakefield Retires

Okay, we know that Tim Wakefield is not a Hall of Famer, and will not escape the first year of eligibility on the ballot. With that said, we have a soft spot for good knuckleball pitchers, and Wakefield was certainly that. He retires with 200 wins, the bulk of which were with the Boston Red Sox. He was a one time All Star with a pair of World Series rings. It may not be Hall of Fame, but it is a solid career to us.
Our top rated Wide Receiver, Cris Carter took to venting a bit on the Michael Irvin radio show recently. We have attached an exceprt of the interview here, which sums up a lot of what we actually think ourselves. First off how are you doing? [After being snubbed by the NFL Hall of Fame] “I’m doing pretty good. I had a great Super Bowl…I say recovery from the Hall of Fame. The reason why is because I got friends like you and we also saw Andre Reed. We were able to spend a lot of time together. It really helped…

RIP Gary Carter

Today, we are saddened to learn of the passing of Hall of Fame Catcher, Gary Carter. The former Met and Expo was diagnosed with multiple brain tumors and sadly the man nicknamed the "Kid" was unable to conquer his greatest foe. Personally, Gary Carter was an early favorite of mine and the multi-time All Star will be mourned by many. He was only 57.
Our apologies as we should have put this up five days ago....but considering that it took the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame decades to right some of these wrongs, we don't feel so bad. One of the major (of the many) criticisms of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is that it ignored many of the great backing bands of the early stars of Rock and Roll. The Hall may have liustened to this as they have done something progressive (for them) and have inducted six backing bands who helped shape the Rock and Roll landscape that we…

RIP: Whitney Houston

I wish I could say that this was a surprise but I don't that there is anyone who has watched the downfall of Whitney Houston over the last ten years that is shocked but the news of her passing. Whitney Houston seemed meant for stardom. With the look of a star, the voice of an angel and the poise of a seasoned celebrity, she dominated the Pop charts for years n the late 80's and early 90's. Everything she touched, turned to gold and as an artist who was not known for edgy material, there was really no reason to…

The Retirement of Ricky Williams

So how are we to remember Ricky Williams? Is it as the man who was part of the dumbest draft day trade when Mike Ditka convinced the New Orleans Saints to give up their ENTIRE draft to get him? Is it as the guy who foolishly cost himself millions by signing Master P as an agent and signed one of the dumbest deals in history. Is it as the eccentric introvert who likely never really loved football and would rather smoke weed? Or maybe as the man who led the NFL in rushing yards in 2002? Maybe it is a…
Ten years ago when Nipplegate happened, I missed it completely. I was at a friend's house with six other guys and we played poker through most of the Halftime Show. The women, came downstairs to watch the Halftime Show, but long story short, through twelve sets of unfocused eyes, Janet Jackson's left nipple was not seen by my pizza guzzling bunch. Yesterday, it happened again. This time I watched the game at home with my wife, who only wanted to watch the Halftime show. This time while watching, we again missed it, this time it was the extended middle finger…
Super Bowl Analysis. Since we can find that anywhere, we thought we would give our brief Hall of Fame related (and what we plan to be annual) look at three Super Bowl participants who saw their Hall of Fame stock go up, and three who we think saw enshrinement take a step back..... Canton Stock (on the rise) 1. Eli Manning Obvious choice, isn't it. Two Super Bowl rings in which he defeated Tom Brady, defeated playoff teams on the road and got better when the lights got brighter. His ticket may be punched already. 2. Tom Coughlin Now why…