Robert Smith retired at the height of his career, right after he rushed for over 1,500 Yards for the first time in his career and made his second Pro Bowl.   He didn’t leave the game due to injury but rather to preserve his long term health, a decision made more and more in the current generation.  While Smith did retire early, he did produce over 6,000 Rushing Yards with 38 total Touchdowns, more than enough to earn him a spot here.

11. The Cure

After we came up with our rankings, it just seemed right for the Cure to be associated with number thirteen (their original rank). The mystical number might fit the gothic image of a band (who ironically despised that label) better than any other group on this list.

If you take one look at the Siouxsie & the Banshees the quick reaction is to view them as a Goth Band. Looks are certainly deceiving in this case, and though that does describe their look and a component of their music that is hardly all that they were.