Hall Of Fame
Word dripped down this week that Jim Kelly’s cancer is gone. But what does that mean? Is it gone today only to make its interminable, terminal march back to his enervated frame? Or is it really gone, as in he won?
Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame and have his jersey retired next year. Favre writes on his official website that it will be an honor to have his name placed among others such Bart Starr, Curly Lambeau, Ray Nitschke and Vince Lombardi, to name a few.
Mike Tyson has been chosen to present Evander Holyfield for his induction into Nevada’s Boxing Hall of Fame on August 9, in, of course, Las Vegas, the scene of many crimes, factual and fictional.
Taking place in Cooperstown, NY, six baseball players/managers will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The official induction ceremony will take place Sunday, July 27th.
The Minnesota Twins and the city of Minneapolis found new locations for the two streets commemorating the Twins’ Hall of Famers, Kirby Puckett and Rod Carew. Kirby Puckett Place and Rod Carew Drive will be relocated next to Target Field.
The University of Minnesota will honor U.S. Hockey Hall of Famer John Mayasich during Friday’s Big Ten game against Michigan at Mariucci Arena.
Chuck Knoblauch was elected as the newest member of the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame, the team announced on Friday. The Twins have traditionally kicked off their annual three-day fan festival by electing a new member to the Hall of Fame, and the latest addition will surely get the fans buzzing.
Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas have been elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame, while Craig Biggio fell just short. The results were announced Wednesday. Former Minnesota Twins pitcher Jack Morris didn’t receive enough votes and was denied an election to the hall of fame from the Baseball Writers Association of America.
The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a “special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”
Vern Mikkelsen, a Hall of Fame basketball player who won four NBA titles with the Minneapolis Lakers, has died. He was 85. The Lakers say Mikkelsen died Thursday.
Before other sports matched the money and none of the danger, boxing was must-watch theater, a distillation of the rags-to-riches narrative that personified the American Dream. And Ken Norton was Exhibit A.
Cris Carter’s entry into the exclusive club in Canton will be commemorated with a bronze head-and-shoulders bust, like all of the Pro Football Hall of Fame members before him. His hands might be a more appropriate body part to feature.
Pavek Broadcasting Hall of Fame board member Jim DuBois joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Monday with a special announcement
Every day a quarter of a million people ride Metro Transit buses and trains. They’re leaving behind their cars and high gas prices, and according to officials, nearly 20,000 items. That’s what riders lost last year, a figure which includes about 1,200 bikes.