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When I talk about number 3, don't mention the team/school or sport, anything...they know I'm talking about Mike Fucking Sadler.
Get off my lawn.
Like it or not for the NFL I associate 13 with Dan Marino right away. Not a fan of Marino but his success plus unique number make it stand out.
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How about #3?
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Football, #80, #16, #22, #21
NBA: 11, 23, 32
NHL: 9, 19 (though this is a bit tricky since sakic was also #19)
MLB: they have numbers?
How about fictional athletes? Then I'm going with 6.
In real life, 23 is the only number I associate with one player. (Sorry, Draymond.)
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NFL 20, 4.
NBA - 32, 23, 11. ( Thomas may just be me)
NHL 19, 5.
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was that the chief robert parish??? jeez i had to dig that one out....
i was trying to think... other then 23 in basketball and 42 in baseball (although I believe the best saftey of all time, Ronnie Lott worn 42) not much is going to come close...
can I have 18 and 56 in football, 3 in Nascar (if that counts), 3 and 44 in baseball
#20 for football would actually be tough: Sanders, Sims, or Barney.
I would add 7 (Lindsey, not Unger) and 10 for hockey, but I'm a Wings geek.
While I'm an avid college sports guy, I'm a casual professional sports fan at best. So, I can speak a little to how the average joe might view this number question. Taking out the regional bias (9, 19, 20, 6, 11 have all been mentioned, and they're easy to tag with the local guys) and the obvious MSU-related responses, and thinking about this nationally:
There is no way not to associate 23 with Jordan. He owns it To me, that's the one that any even casual fan could associate Beyond that, there are either too many good players with the same number (football 34 is a great example) to get a consistent response, or to put a name with a number.
Back in the day, the Yankee run of 2, 3, 5 would have probably had most people in a position to answer, but that was a long time ago when baseball was king, and there wasn't all of this expansion in the pro leagues.
Jordan is it. And he was only the SECOND best of all time behind Magic. He just got a lot more media play.
God damn this site sucks. You can't even put bold in a quote.
But yes, 00 Robert Parish.
For football I would say Wide Receiver #80. In reality there is no one greater than Jerry Rice, but there has been so many receivers use that number.
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