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The mission of the Dome Pondering Page of Fame is to recognize the individuals, moments, stories, issues, or topics that have been discussed, written about, or have helped to the overall contribution of this blog. With over ten years of posts from this blog, why the heck not honor those stories that continue to pop up on the main page?! Those topics which continue to offer writing material for this avid blogger are indeed special and from now will be honored for such. 

And oh yeah...we'll have some fun with this as well.

CLASS of 2013


Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I wouldn't have it any other way than to have the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as the first DP Page of Famer. Read More.

Friday Night Lights

The second inductee into the DP Page of Fame, Friday Night Lights - book, movie, and film - was a sure lock if you have been following this little blog for a while. Read More.



CLASS of 2014

MVP Baseball 2005

The third inductee to the Dome Pondering Page of Fame, MVP Baseball has quite the peculiar significance and prestige to this blog, and well, to yours truly. Read More.

Alex Rodriguez

If you're a long time DP devotee, you knew this time was coming. You just knew someday - one day - the man, Alex Rodriguez, will be inducted onto the Page of Fame. Read More.



CLASS of 2015

James L. Dolan

Oh, folks, this is going to be a good one. Long-time DP devotees know about my annoyance and heartache with my beloved New York Knicks. Yup, love hurts, right? Read More.

Randy "Macho Man" Savage

Growing up there were two guys who immediately attracted my eyeballs when it came to pro wrestling, Bret "The Hitman" Hart and Randy "Macho Man" Savage. Savage. Read More.



CLASS of 2016

Black Boy by Richard Wright

I never quite understood the urge my mother had for me to read this book during my teenage years. "I want you to read this book! You WILL read this book!." Read More.

The "Flip Play"

I laid there, nervous, hoping the Yankees could somehow hold on and squeak out a win over the Oakland Athletics to keep the season alive. Then it happened.

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Ken Griffey Jr.'s Swing

Let's be honest, Ken Griffey Jr. was the man. He was THAT guy for baseball. Read More.

Jimmy Cliff

As a kid, I remember hearing the tunes of Jimmy Cliff in my household and anytime I was in my father's car. Read More.





CLASS of 2017

Mariano Rivera

We all choose our favorite athletes and have reasons for them. Mine are very simple. Rivera was dominant, likable,  never got in trouble, carried a talent that was indescribable. Read More.

New York Knicks

They're not even my favorite thing in sports (obviously, the New York Yankees and the game of baseball is)...Read More.



CLASS of 2019

Knicks Free Agent Cap Space

You knew this was coming. You had to, no? If you've been a reader of this blog, or you know me personally, you are well aware...Read More.
The Office (U.S. Version)

In 2018, my son was born. And as any first-time parent with a newborn quickly learns, there are a lot of sleepless nights, and plenty of hours of stationary, sedentary-ness, living... Read More.

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Sunday Sundown Rundown - 9/15/19

3 Up

1. September 11th Remembrance - So many years later, 9/11 still feels eerie and the day has an aura that resonates the tragic events from 2001. #NeverForget

2. David Ortiz Appearance - The appearance of Big Papi at Fenway was an inspirational one for the Boston mega star. On the heels of the senseless attack on him which in his native of the Dominican Republic, Ortiz's honest comments about the attack were a reminder of how precious life is - "I thought I was going to die."

3. Pro Wrestling Industry - This is a rare "up" from me for 2019. I haven't really be invlovled in pro wrestling this year, but you have to give major props to an industry that is announcing major television deals for multiple organizations and companies. Wrestling is VERY healthy, and starting in October, things should really get interesting.

3 Down

1. Oman 9/11 Comments - "Some people did something". I don't care what her reasoning for the comments are, that one is a …

The Pondering 10 - All-Time Favorite Championship Belts

With the WWE finally moving on from the ridiculousness that was the appearance of the WWE championship (Really, they kept a spinning title for eight years), and of course the unveiling the look of the title, it got the wheels turning on the best looks for championship belts. From pro wrestling, boxing (although, don't expect to see any on this list as they are usually ugly), and mixed martial arts, there are plenty of different models, types, and appearances that come with them. The following Pondering 10 list is my favorite all-time championship belts.

The Unity Road Writings: On The Other Side

41 Days to go.
As the invitations come in, and yay’s and no’s each get their own individual reaction from my tag team partner and I, the reality of 9.24 becomes clearer and clearer. It’s almost like wiping the fog off of a mirror, with the vision and expectation for 9.24 now becoming clear. And as we begin to scratch those from the list of 162 who aren’t coming, and even double scratch with an eye-roll on those who aren’t coming for crazy reasons (you know who you are!), a lot of the planning is now entering into the minor logistical phase. Who is walking down the aisle where? What songs does the organist play? What is the format order of the reception? What will my theme song be? Just kidding on the last one. Well, sort of… Yet, the hard stuff is out of the way, and the minor, some would say, fun, things are now on tap. This past weekend, my tag partner and I had the opportunity to attend my cousin’s wedding, held in Long Island, NY. A beautiful wedding indeed, and one that we would h…

The Pondering 10 - Common Fashion Dislikes

I'm no fashion expert, and by no means am I credible enough to offer advice on trendy looks and what's currently in-style. After all, I am a six-foot five, two hundred-forty pound man that often shops through Big and Tall sections. And for those of you who are fashion bloggers and fashion fanatics, take a look at those Big and Tall areas at your local mall and see exactly what we have to work with. It's hard. And its tough. A Big and Tall fashion blog is desperately in need for us above-average in size folks. Nonetheless, I like to believe I make it work. However, what doesn't work are certain fashionable uses by individuals that simply bug the heck out of me. Some might agree, and others may find these to be ridiculous, but I'll leave that up to  you, and I'd love to hear feedback from the fashionably gifted. The following Pondering 10 are common fashion uses that I absolutely dislike.