Thread: Confirmed with Link: Erik Cole to wear #72
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07-14-2011, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Bill McNeal View Post
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.
Three centuries from now we'll have a population that can deal with three-digit numbers, fractions, or negative numbers.

I would totally buy a jersey that had pi or e or phi or 101 or -1/12 as the jersey number if a player wore it :-)

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