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Old 10-17-02, 07:34 PM
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Sports stars by the number

OK, this should be fun. Name the most famous player to wear a sports number. I'll check the replies and update this post as necessary...here we go:

#1-Ozzie Smith/Oscar Robertson/Jim Thorpe
#2-Derek Jeter/Red Auerbach
#3-Babe Ruth
#4-Lou Gehrig/Bobby Orr/Paul Hornung/Brett Favre
#5-Joe Dimaggio/George Brett
#6-Julius Erving/Bill Russell/Stan Musial/Al Kaline
#7-John Elway/Mickey Mantle
#8-CalRipken Jr./Yogi Berra/Carl Yastremski/Troy Aikman/Steve Young/Kobe Bryant
#9-Bobby Hull/Gordie Howe/Ted Williams/Maurice "Rocket" Richard/Sonny Jurgenson
#10-Pele
#11-Isiah Thomas/Norm Van Brocklin
#12-Terry Bradshaw/Joe Namath/Roger Staubach/Jim Kelly/John Stockton
#13-Dan Marino/Wilt Chamberlain
#14-Pete Rose/Dan Fouts/Otto Graham/YA Tittle/Ernie Banks/Bob Cousy
#15-Bart Starr
#16-Joe Montana
#17-Chris Mullin/John Havlicek
#18-Darryl Strawberry/Charlie Joiner/Dave Cowens
#19-Johnny Unitas/Steve Yzerman/Robin Yount
#20-Barry Sanders/Mike Schmidt/Lou Brock/Frank Robinson
#21-Roberto Clemente/Roger Clemens/Deion Sanders
#22-Emmitt Smith/Jim Palmer
#23-Michael Jordan
#24-Willie Mays/Jeff Gordon
#25-Barry Bonds/Mark McGwire/Fred Biletnikoff
#26-Dave Kingman/Billy Williams
#27-Carlton Fisk/Juan Marichal/Catfish Hunter
#28-Marshall, Marshall, Marshall
#29-Eric Dickerson/Ken Dryden/Rod Carew
#30-Ken Griffey Jr.
#31-Greg Maddux/Mike Piazza/Dave Winfield
#32-O.J. Simpson/"Magic" Johnson/Franco Harris/Jim Brown
#33-Tony Dorsett/Larry Bird/Kareem Abdul Jabbar/Eddie Murray
#34-Walter Payton/Nolan Ryan/Shaq/Karl Malone/Earl Campbell/Kirby Puckett
#35-Tom Barrasso/Phil Niekro
#36-Jerome Bettis/Gaylord Perry
#37-Doak Walker
#38-Curt Schilling
#39-Larry Csonka/Dominik Hasek/Roy Campanella
#40-Gale SayersShawn Kemp/Bill Laimbeer
#41-Tom Seaver
#42-Ronnie Lott/Jackie Robinson
#43-Dennis Eckersley/Richard Petty
#44-Hank Aaron/Jerry West/Reggie Jackson
#45-Bob Gibson/Pedro Martinez
#46-Andy Pettite
#47-Tom Glavine
#48-
#49-Ron Guidry
#50-Mike Singletary/David Robinson
#51-Randy Johnson/Dick Butkus
#52-Ray Lewis
#53-Don Drysdale
#54-Randy White
#55-Orel Hershiser/Junior Seau
#56-Lawrence Taylor
#57-Darryl Kile
#58-Jack Lambert
#59-Jack Ham
#60-
#61-
#62-
#63-Lee Roy Selmon/Willie Lanier
#64-Jerry Kramer
#65-
#66-Mario Lemieux
#67-
#68-Jaromir Jagr
#69-
#70-
#71-Alex Karros
#72-Ed "Too Tall" Jones
#73-John Hannah
#74-Bob Lilly/Merlin Olsen
#75-"Mean" Joe Greene/Deacon Jones/Howie Long
#76-
#77-Red Grange
#78-Art Shell/Anthony Munoz
#79-
#80-Jerry Rice/Steve Largent/Kellen Winslow
#81-Art Monk/Tim Brown
#82-Ozzie Newsome/John Stallworth
#83-
#84-Randy Moss
#85-Jack Youngblood
#86-Buck Buchanan
#87-Dave Casper
#88-Lynn Swann/Tony Gonzalez/Eric Lindros
#89-Mike Ditka
#90-
#91-Sergei Fedorov
#92-Reggie White
#93-Doug Gilmour
#94-
#95-
#96-
#97-Jeremy Roenick
#98-
#99-Wayne Gretzky
#00-Olden Polynice/Robert Parish/Jim Otto

OK, I started with some easy ones. If you feel someone is more 'popular' than someone listed above, give a holler.

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Old 10-17-02, 07:39 PM
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#40 - Shawn Kemp
#8 - Cal Ripken Jr.
#88 - Tony Gonzalez
#12 - Joe Namath
#00 - Olden Polynice
#4 - Chris Webber
#3 - Joey Harrington
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Old 10-17-02, 07:48 PM
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#10 - Pelé

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P.S. Yeah, Harrington's more famous than the Babe. And I'd suggest the Mick over Elway.

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Old 10-17-02, 07:50 PM
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#3 - Joey Harrington
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Old 10-17-02, 07:52 PM
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#00 - Kevin Duckworth!!!
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Old 10-17-02, 07:54 PM
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Lou Gehrig is just slightly higher than Chris Webber at #4
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Tough call on 8. I think of Yogi or Yaz ... but it's hard to deny that giant 8 on the back of Ripken.

Can't think of a better #44 than Hank Aaron for the moment (maybe Reggie, but Aaron's my pick)

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Old 10-17-02, 07:56 PM
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Ozzie at #1
Maddux at #31 (over Winfield)
Mays at #24
Glavine at #47 (yeah, I'm biased)


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33 Tony Dorsett or Larry Bird
7 Mickey Mantle
3 Babe Ruth
56? Lawrence Taylor
12 Roger Staubach
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#33 to Bird

And speaking of which, #00 belongs to Robert Parish over those other jokers.

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And along those lines, #32 to Magic

I guess it's fair to let Wilt share with Marino at #13
And maybe Jabar should get to share #33 with Bird ... tough call.

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Let's see ... #9's still open ... Bobby Hull/Grodie Howe ... or Ronaldo

#11 ... Phil Simms? There has to be a better one than that.

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#5 - ROBERT HORRY: GREATEST CLUTCH SHOOTER EVER
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Ted Williams for #9
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Originally posted by dvdsteve2000
Joey Heisman. The QB for the Oregon Ducks last year and the Detroit Lions current QB.

Here's some more:
#51 - Randy Johnson
#30 - Ken Griffey Jr
#25 - Barry Bonds
#44 - Jerry West
#33 - Kareem Adbul Jabar
#6 - Julius Erving
#11 - Isiah Thomas
#40 - Bill Laimbeer
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Old 10-17-02, 08:12 PM
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Let's fill in some more empty ones just to get started

Cousy at #14?
Bart Starr for #15?
Dr. J ... #6 or Bill Russell?

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54 Randy White
8 Troy Aikman
2 Derek Jeter
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OK ... no ... if Horry's on that list, then I'll suggest DiMaggio. I didn't want to get too Yankee happy, but come on now.

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Originally posted by das Monkey
Let's fill in some more empty ones just to get started

Cousy at #14?

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I'll see your Jeter and raise you Red Auerbach.

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Wasn't Cousy #14? Guess not ... then take Pete Rose?

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