PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (HALLS OF FAME)

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame for professional football in the United States with an emphasis on the National Football League (NFL). The hall opened in Canton, Ohio, on September 7, 1963, with 17 charter enshrinees.[3] As of 2014, there are a total of 287 members of the Hall of Fame.[4]

Cooperstown

Cooperstown

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is an American history museum and hall of fame, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, and operated by private interests. It serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, displays baseball-related artifacts and exhibits, and honors those who have excelled in playing, managing, and serving the sport. The Hall’s motto is “Preserving History, Honoring Excellence, Connecting Generations.”

The word Cooperstown is often used as shorthand (or a metonym) for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

Naismith Museum Basketball Hall of Fame

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is an American history museum and hall of fame, located at 1000 Hall of Fame Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts. It serves as the sport’s most complete library, in addition to promoting and preserving the history of basketball. Dedicated to Canadian-American doctor and inventor of the sport James Naismith, it was opened in, and inducted its first class in 1959.

Hockey Hall of Fame  and Museum

Hockey Hall of Fame
and Museum

The Hockey Hall of Fame is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it is both a museum and a hall of fame. It holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League (NHL) records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup. Originally founded in Kingston, Ontario, the Hockey Hall of Fame was first established in 1943 under the leadership of James T. Sutherland. In 1993, the Hall was relocated to a former Bank of Montreal building in Downtown Toronto, where it is now located.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is unique among North American major league sports halls of fame in that officials have generally been excluded from the Hall; only one, 1966 inductee Hugh “Shorty” Ray, has been enshrined. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and Hockey Hall of Fame have each inducted game officials as members. In part to rectify the lack of officials and other off-field contributors, the Hall of Fame added a “Contributors” committee beginning with the class of 2015, which will nominate officials, general managers, owners and other positions that have historically been overlooked by the committee at large.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States. It is dedicated to archiving the history of some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers and others who have, in some major way, influenced the music industry. It is part of the city’s redeveloped North Coast Harbor.

A few summers back, we took our two daughters on a road trip to visit the the Halls of Fame (with the exception of the Naismith Museum). They were enthralled by the Rock Museum, and both are avid Hockey fans; they also got a “kick” out of the football hall.

Any player/contributor/artist can add to your poetic pursuits. Any discipline will also qualify. Is there a “Hall of Fame” you’ve visited? Tell us about it. Let your wonderful poems celebrate greatness today!

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8 thoughts on “PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (HALLS OF FAME)

  1. connielpeters

    Cowboy Hall of Fame

    Medora, North Dakota
    Faces chiseled by age and sun
    Gift shop
    Painting of cowboys on the prairie
    with Native American ghosts on horses
    galloping across the bluffs.
    Though it was expensive,
    I regret not buying it.

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  2. July 25 – Hall of Fame

    The Bowling Hall of Fame

    One day when in St. Louis I
    The Bowling Hall of Fame walked by
    I wanted to wander those hallowed halls
    But found I did not have the balls

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  3. William Preston

    COOPERSTOWN

    This is the town where Doubleday lived,
    it’s his lastingest claim to fame
    despite the fact that somebody fibbed:
    he didn’t invent the game.

    This is the hall of stupendous endeavors;
    I suppose you could call it the shrine
    where the Boys of Summer are boys forever
    and it’s summer all the time.

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  4. CAR CRASH HALL OF FAME

    “What doesn’t kill you, will only make you stronger!”

    A rear-ender this time,
    all for the crime of following
    the rules of the road to the letter.
    I have felt better, and right now
    I ache all over… again!
    I ache all over! Head, and shoulders
    knees and toes and neck and back
    and a pain smack dab in the middle of
    the pains I feel from the last accident.
    If the Car Crash Hall of Fame
    would give me my own wing,
    I wouldn’t need to worry
    about the ones I’ll earn the day
    the next one takes me “home”

    ***I’m an hour out of the hospital after being hit from behind in an accident. Head, neck, shoulders and back are all affected and sore to painful. Nothing broken, just bruised and banged up. But once again I live to rhyme another day! Thank God!

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  5. If they had a hall of fame for ninnies who fail to adorn themselves in pruning gloves while clipping Hawthorn…I’d be #1 on the list. Waving at you with greasy Neosporined finger-tips…ouch and slap to the forehead!

    I’m sorry that’s all I have this time. Short and not-so-sweet. 😉

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  6. White Light/White Heat

    Etched in Lou Reed’s face,
    the streets of New York City.
    What a pity that he is no longer
    here to create music. Pale blue eyes
    of Sweet Jane miss him.
    In a velvet-covered room,
    Lou Reed honors the halls
    of rock ‘n roll.

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