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Old 10-31-2008, 05:00 PM   #21
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It's a shame that Jack lambert's 58 isn't retired. The best to ever do it.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:31 AM   #22
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Anyhow know why the Steelers unofficially retire jersey numbers? It makes sense to have a ceremony and have the players' number mounted or displayed in a ring of fame. I could see us waiting until the player is inducted into the Hall of Fame.
They'd be running out of numbers sooner or later if they retired all HOF guys.

I think they don't want to draw the line between the greats of the 70's by retiring onl;y some.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:33 AM   #23
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I'd retire Whizzer White's number but put it on a Supreme court Justice's robe so everyone will know that we're the only team to produce a supreme court justice.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:48 AM   #24
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found this under wickipeda everything you wanted to know about retired football #'s but were afraid to ask.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform...ll)#Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Steelers also don't officially retire uniform numbers (the exception being Ernie Stautner, who played before the dynasty years of the 1970's). However, numbers 12, 32, 36, 52, 58, 63, and 75 have not been issued since those respective players retired, while numbers 1, 31, 47, and 59 have had minimal usage since. Number 35 was worn by two Hall of Famers (Bill Dudley and John Henry Johnson) and was most recently worn by former starting fullback Dan Kreider in 2007.

John Stallworth's number 82 has been reissued several times as have Lynn Swann's number 88; this is mainly because of the limited number of numbers available for wide receivers and tight ends (until recently, those positions could only wear numbers in the 80s). However, since the NFL relaxed the rule and started allowing receivers to wear jersey numbers 10-19 in addition to 80's numbers, number 82 hasn't been reissued at all since Antwaan Randle El left the team in free agency following the team's win in Super Bowl XL. The same hasn't been said for Swann, as backup tight end Jon Dekker currently wears number 88. Hines Ward's number 86 will likely follow suit once his football career is over due to his popularity with Steeler fans as well as since surpassing Stallworth as the team's all-time leading receiver.
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Think anyone will ever wear 36 again?
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I think when its all said and done.... #7 will be retired or at least off limits.....
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