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    I don't understand the whole number-retirement-thing. It just opens up a big can of worms. Who do you retire and who do you not? There's a lot of players that should be honored but won't because their "numbers won't be retired". Honor the person, put him in a ring of honor, but don't retire the number. Bud Grants in the hall of fame, and the Vikings ring of honor. He didn't have to have a number retired for us to remember him long after he's gone. That should be enough for players too.

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    "SKOL" wrote:
    I don't understand the whole number-retirement-thing. It just opens up a big can of worms. Who do you retire and who do you not? There's a lot of players that should be honored but won't be because their "numbers won't be retired". Honor the person, put him in a ring of honor, but don't retire the number. Bud Grants in the hall of fame, and the Vikings ring of honor. He didn't have to have a number retired for us to remember him long after he's gone. That should be enough for players too.
    Good post. I guess retiring a number is just an additional way to honor a player by saying he was so good and faithful for us, we do not want anybody to wear that number ever again.

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    Well, you can only retire so many numbers, or we'll start to see triple digit numbers on peoples backs

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    "jberg987" wrote:
    Well, you can only retire so many numbers, or we'll start to see triple digit numbers on peoples backs
    That's why it is such an honor. At least #80 is retired!!!


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    Oh, Im not trying to imply that I don't think numbers should be retired, but i just don't agree with having 84 be retired. It is just way too early to say it should be,

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