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    Veteran BlueJayC's Avatar
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    So when do you think the Giants retire good old #92?

    If Strahan gets a first ballot election into the hall this weekend I say they do it the first home game next year.......any other guesses? Think that's too soon? Is there a standard timeframe for this kind of thing?

    Also came across this article which says it may never be retired but not sure I buy that:
    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giant...pUN5tm4BwMCDWJ

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    I don't know if it will. There's only a limited number of numbers available. It's possible, but I won't hold my breath on it.

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    A number is not a human so when the number gets low, being it out of retirement if they do retire it. I say they should.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondring View Post
    A number is not a human so when the number gets low, being it out of retirement if they do retire it. I say they should.
    This topic comes up every offseason (sigh). There are 100 numbers available (if we use 00) and a 53 man roster, with 11 retired. That means there are still 36 numbers we could retire. Right now that's taken up by practice squad, IR, etc. A solution to that below.

    The franchise is almost 90 years old so we retire one every decade, on average. Strahan's 92 should be retired as should Carson's 53.

    If people worry about running out of numbers, the best answer is to use non-official numbers (such as three digits, 156; or use alphanumeric numbers, like A6) when you are on practice squad or haven't made the team yet, and when you make the 53 man final roster you get a traditional 2 digit number. Problem solved for about 300 years or so.

    As for unretiring a number, BLASPHEMY. It's there for people who left an indelible mark on the franchise, for all time.
    Last edited by SweetZombieJesus; 02-02-2013 at 04:49 AM.

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    Yeah but that excuse kind of goes out the window because no one has worn it since.......it's not like they need it and have been using it. The guy wasn't a very good DE......he was the best the Giants have ever had and like LT took over games sometimes I think he deserves it and would like to see him get it.

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    I was there for #56 and I was there for #11. I thnk they were both prime time games. Simms def was, he threw a pass to LT at half time. I could be wrong about LT. For some reason I think LT was a Monday Night Game on Labor day, against Dallas. I could be wrong. All I remember is that the programs were sold out and I had to buy one from a fan who had a bunch. It cost me $50.

    IMO, if the team felt that #11 should be retired without him being in the HOF, then they should def retire #92, assuming he gets in. It would be decades before they ever came close to running out of numbers.

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    They don't have too much to worry about with retiring numbers on the DL. LB is more of a concern

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknottin View Post
    They don't have too much to worry about with retiring numbers on the DL. LB is more of a concern
    Only if our current evaluation of the LB position changes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kruunch View Post
    Only if our current evaluation of the LB position changes
    They already have had LBs forced to wear numbers in the 90s because there are no 50s left.

    And now with Osi leaving, if they get another DL who wants a number in the 90s there won't be any left unless someone takes 92

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    Quote Originally Posted by slipknottin View Post
    They already have had LBs forced to wear numbers in the 90s because there are no 50s left.

    And now with Osi leaving, if they get another DL who wants a number in the 90s there won't be any left unless someone takes 92
    And you almost got it. Dang.

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