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Old 10-24-2012, 11:39 AM   #16
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Re: Why is Sammy Baugh's #33 the only "Officially" retired number?

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It's not like the Skins haven't honored their "greats". There's the ring of honor and their numbers are taken out of rotation unless they grant permission for someone to wear them. Baugh is truly one of the all time greats in league history. I kinda like that he's the only one that's officially retired.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:05 PM   #17
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Re: Why is Sammy Baugh's #33 the only "Officially" retired number?

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It's not like the Skins haven't honored their "greats". There's the ring of honor and their numbers are taken out of rotation unless they grant permission for someone to wear them. Baugh is truly one of the all time greats in league history. I kinda like that he's the only one that's officially retired.
Agreed. Baugh is a legend to the whole sport, not just us.


If we were to retire more, I'd expect #44, 28, 81, 7 but they're not going to be worn regardless of he "officialness" of the retirement.

I'm not sure about the Jason Campbell/Doug Williams "permission" story. JC was a big fan of DW and I think it was more of a courtesy/honor if he did ask...nothing official. We've had other players wear #17 since Williams...John Friesz, Danny Wuerffel and I remember some punter or kicker too.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:51 PM   #18
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I think the Redskins use the Ring Of Fame to honor its players instead of retiring the jersey.
This. Its the name on the jersey and not the number. I am not in favor of any number being retired. Put the name and number in the ring of honor. There are only 99 numbers (unless you count 00) that are ever going to be on the back of the jersey.
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:18 PM   #19
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We should do what baseball does for Jackie Robinson and trot out a whole team wearing #33 for one game. I'd love it.

Everyone should wear a left arm sleeve too. Imagine the confusion for the defense. "Which one is RGIII!?!?!?"

I'd do it against the Giants because Coughlin would blow the biggest gasket.
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I just hope 28 is never worn again. I think too many people lump it in with 81, 7, 9, 44. Maybe I'm in the minority, but I see 28 differently than the other unofficially retired numbers.
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Agreed. Baugh is a legend to the whole sport, not just us.


If we were to retire more, I'd expect #44, 28, 81, 7 but they're not going to be worn regardless of he "officialness" of the retirement.

I'm not sure about the Jason Campbell/Doug Williams "permission" story. JC was a big fan of DW and I think it was more of a courtesy/honor if he did ask...nothing official. We've had other players wear #17 since Williams...John Friesz, Danny Wuerffel and I remember some punter or kicker too.
i had heard gibbs made campbell ask williams before he would allow him to wear #17. that's why i thought it was weird, because wuerffel was fresh in my mind. set me straight
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on this subject, would you make any changes to the numbers in my sig?
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I'd add #10.
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on this subject, would you make any changes to the numbers in my sig?
Yes, 37 & 55 (I would also have done 56 in the 1970's).
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I just hope 28 is never worn again. I think too many people lump it in with 81, 7, 9, 44. Maybe I'm in the minority, but I see 28 differently than the other unofficially retired numbers.
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I wonder why 66 is worn but not say 65? Is it just a matter that someone has asked for 66 and not 65?


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Re: Why is Sammy Baugh's #33 the only "Officially" retired number?

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i had heard gibbs made campbell ask williams before he would allow him to wear #17. that's why i thought it was weird, because wuerffel was fresh in my mind. set me straight
Those other "17's" didn't play under Joe Gibbs.

He has a greater sense of (skins) history than the other coaches.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:43 AM   #28
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Re: Why is Sammy Baugh's #33 the only "Officially" retired number?

I never understood "unofficially" retiring a number? If no one else is allowed to wear it then just retire it. If its not then let another player wear it.

I have to agree with an earlier post. There are so many players on a roster retiring numbers is not feasible. The Skins have the right idea with the Ring of Honor.

The only "unofficial" numbers that should be official are 7, 28, and 44. And no not 21. As much as I like Taylor his number should not be retired. He should be in the Ring without a doubt.
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