Thread: Confirmed with Link: Erik Cole to wear #72
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07-14-2011, 11:52 AM
Bill McNeal
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
That's what it does when you retire way too many numbers....Can't wait for #112...
Not that it matters because it's just a number, but he could have chosen any of the following 'traditional' numbers:

8, 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40. Him choosing 72 was due to an emotional attachment to the number from his childhood. And his other choices were taken by his teammates rather than retired.

You'd have to wait probably 3 more centuries from now before the team is even close to running out of numbers to give their players.

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