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The Packers Do Retire Jersey #s, Right?!

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Chicocheese, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Chicocheese

    Chicocheese Cheesehead

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    I ask because I was thinking about it the other day... I have never seen another #4, 5, 15, 66, or 92. Yet, Willie Davis was #87, and one hell of a Packer, yet Jordy Nelson wears #87. Robert Brooks before him. Is his number not to be retired, or do we just not retire #s? I swore the Packers did that. I know as a life-long cheesehead I should know this kind of thing, but to be honest I never REALLY thought about it before.

    Thanks for any and all insight!

    --Rob.
     
  2. okcpackerfan

    okcpackerfan Cheesehead

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    the only retired numbers are 3, 14, 15, 66, and 92. The organization WILL retire the #4 though but has not yet
     
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  3. okcpackerfan

    okcpackerfan Cheesehead

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    oh and they will retire the #12 eventually as well...calling it now! :)
     
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  4. Mr. StyleZ

    Mr. StyleZ Banned Banned

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  5. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    Whenever I see stuff like that it makes me feel superstitious even though I'm usually not.
     
  6. okcpackerfan

    okcpackerfan Cheesehead

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    I am not superstitious, I will bump this post in 5+ years :tup:
     
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  7. Powarun

    Powarun Big Bay Blues fan

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    I don't see it happening, their is a problem with retiring numbers and that is you take a number out of the population and if you keep taking numbers out you can't replace them. As much as you may want to see #12 retired, I would love to see #21 retired too and if the Packers retire all the numbers of great players then what do we do when our team exceeds the number of available numbers?
     
  8. Bogart

    Bogart Duke Mantee

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    I am sure #4 will get retired after he enters the HoF. The 49ers waited nearly 10 years to retire Jerry Rice's #80, and did it the year he was finally inducted.
     
  9. ivo610

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    The idea of honoring a traitor makes me ill. I hope the Packers come to their senses and never ever do anything for that scumbag. Maybe he can talk to MN about having his number retired.
     
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  10. IluvGB

    IluvGB I <3 Packers!!!!

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    I was wondering about the #'s myself,... Nick Collins sporting LeRoy Butlers old #...which I thought was retired, so I've learned something new today.

    I guess it would be hard to start the whole 3 digit jerseys!! lol:)
     
  11. PWT

    PWT Cheesehead

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    #1"Curly" Lambeau's number from 1921to 1929 when he was Packer player and #5 which was Paul Hornung's number from 1957-1966 are inactive. meaning thePackers are not using those two numbers.

    A number of years ago ,
    The NFL issued a memorandum in an attempt to discourage NFL teams from retiring numbers. They don't want too many numbers retired. They don't want to have triple digits on NFL player jerseys i n the future.

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  12. ivo610

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    most teams have some numbers inactive. The Raiders and Cowboys do not retire numbers as far as I know. The bears have the most retired numbers with 14. And Reggie White is the only player to have his # retired by two different teams.
     
  13. IluvGB

    IluvGB I <3 Packers!!!!

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    "And Reggie White is the only player to have his # retired by two different teams."

    Another gem I didn't know!! I betcha Kitten knew this!!!

    *couldn't get the quote button to work for me!
     
  14. greenandgold

    greenandgold I'm Dirty Hairy Callahan

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    Just remember one thing. If the Packers retired every great Packers player's number, we wouldn't have any left.
     
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  15. Pat4DaPack

    Pat4DaPack Cheesehead

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    I like that picture, I didnt even see the retired numbers when i went to Lambeau.
     
  16. weeds

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    North end zone ... did you note Ron Wolf's name up on the ring to the east of the retired numbers, but set apart from the players names?
     
  17. Eric87

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    Reggie has his number retired by two teams; I heard Gretzky has statues outside the arenas in both Edmonton and LA.

    I know it's kind of sacrilege to say a retired number should be unretired, but I think it would be perfect if only Don Hutson's 14 and Bart Starr's 15 were retired. I believe the Redskins have only ever retired Sammy Baugh's 33, and I think that's perfect. Keep it ultra exclusive. The ring of honor is there for the Hall of Famers, plus there's the Packers Hall of Fame, so keep the highest honor extremely exclusive.

    And with Favre... The Packers should retire his number every year, but only during training camp.
     
  18. IluvGB

    IluvGB I <3 Packers!!!!

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    and call it "sting ring" !.... I'll be here all week folks!!!:)
     
  19. GreenBayGal

    GreenBayGal Cheese Goddess

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    Maybe they'll decide to retire #4...then decide not to...then decide to...then decide not to....and so on and so forth.
     
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  20. okcpackerfan

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    I could be wrong but I thought I read an article saying that the packers are for sure going to retire the #4 eventually, 6 numbers in the entire history of the packers seems pretty exclusive to me.
     
  21. neilfii

    neilfii Hall of Fame Fan

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    Just when you thought it was safe to venture into the forums again . . . . (without the mention of Favre)
     
  22. GreenBayGal

    GreenBayGal Cheese Goddess

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    He seems to always pop up when you least expect it....just ask Jenn Sterger.
     
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  23. AllouezPackerFan

    AllouezPackerFan Section 121 Row 47

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    If all the Packers hall of famers had their numbers retired there would be no numbers left. The number getting retired is reserved for a special few. Unfortunately Favre does fall in that category.
     
  24. ivo610

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    Yes they have said they plan to when the timing is right. I hope the board gives a strong suggestion against it. Or they just have a vote by the shareholders.
     
  25. Forget Favre

    Forget Favre Cheesehead

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    They can have only a 53 man roster.
    Which means, including 0 and 00, it gives them 48 more numbers to go before anyone would have to worry about not retiring or re-issuing a retired number.
    They say that time heals all wounds.
    I guess for some, those wounds from the knife that BrINT put in the backs of fans, are very deep.
    Will they be healed even after A-Rod wins another SB for us?
     

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