Talking Points: Hall of Fame for all



What’s the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:


Sports halls of fame are interesting creatures.

In some cases, like baseball, they can be very elitist as to who gets invited in each year.

In other cases, the doors open wide for just about anyone who played the game.

Take the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. On Monday that Hall announced 12 new members to join five previously announced new members for 2012.

Since 2008, only 17 new members (not all players) have been added to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

Since 1968, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has limited its entries to no more than seven each year.

Feel free to debate how much is too much or who deserves a hall of fame plaque. The doors tend to swing open eventually for those deserving.


The sad saga of Ryan Leaf continues to play out as the former NFL and Washington State quarterback was arrested again on Monday only days after he posted bail on a burglary charge.

Leaf, labeled an NFL bust by many after a stellar career at WSU, has a well-documented problem with drug addiction.

His latest relapse could land him a lengthy prison stay.

Leaf will remain in a Montana jail until Wednesday while his probation supervisors decide whether to release him again on bond or revoke the suspended sentence he was given in Texas in 2010.


To follow up on a Talking Point from last week …

Washington Wizards rookie Chris Singleton says it was worth it to buy $10,000 worth of tickets for last week’s Mega Millions lottery, adding it was “either that or blowing it in the clubs.”

Singleton didn’t win a share of the record-breaking top prize of $640 million, but he said Monday that he did win some money.

He’s not sure how much because he hasn’t gone through all of his tickets yet.

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