Alright, I said absolutely that neutron stars were black holes... they are truly the last phase of a star's life before officially being designated 'black hole.' I really can't make such bold statements that PHD-bearing scientists can only postulate.
I just think that they should change the official term to something that cannot be mistaken for an opening instead of its true nature. 'White dwarf' 'red giant' and 'neutron star' are all associated with a star's life cycle, but I think 'black hole' is just misleading to common folk. You can't have a tunnel, hole, or opening in a vacuum based on the physics we understand, yet many people still think of it as such.