Hall Of Fame
The humbled men in gold jackets entering football immortality were unmistakable.
The six-time Pro Bowler helped the Steelers to six playoff appearances and the franchise’s fifth Super Bowl title in 2006, which the team won in Bettis’ hometown of Detroit.
By the end of 2004, Jerome Bettis was done. Finished. Burned out.
Baseball’s Hall of Fame is cutting the number of voters in its annual election by eliminating writers who have not been active for more than 10 years.
Smoltz’s Hall of Fame speech illuminated a growing problem at the youth level of the sport.
The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction.
Three pitchers who became dominant after trades and a rock-solid catcher-turned-second baseman have a new moniker — Hall of Famer.
Nicklas Lidstrom and Sergei Fedorov will be inducted with the Class of 2015 later this year, joining eight other players from the 2002 Stanley Cup Championship Red Wings team earn Hall of Fame Honors.
After playing For Detroit Pershing, Haywood became a standout at the University of Detroit and decided to turn pro after his sophomore year before winning an NBA Championship with the Lakers in 1980.
Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Tim Brown, Charles Haley and Will Shields have been elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The class of 2015 also includes a pair of contributors, Bill Polian and Ron Wolf, along with senior selection Mick Tingelhoff.