No. 35

There haven’t been too many athletes in our countdown who are still playing but that’s the case here at No. 35 which has to go to Kevin Durant. Durant chose to wear No. 35 in honor of a high school coach and mentor who passed away at the age of 35. The Oklahoma City Thunder […]

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No. 36

Jerome Abram Bettis, better known as “The Bus,” leaves little room for argument about being the best athlete to ever wear No. 36. Bettis is sixth all time when it comes to NFL rushing yard leaders. He retired in 2006 after helping his Pittsburgh Steelers win Super Bowl XL in his hometown of Detroit. Bettis […]

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No. 37

No. 37 was a tough one, there were not as many to chose from as some of the other numbers, and I decided to go with Doak Walker. The native Texan played his entire career with the Detroit Lions, where he was a all-star four times, led the NFL in scoring twice, and led the […]

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The Curse of the Ryan Express

The Following post was written by Nathan Hague for the Marshall News Messenger. If he wanted to, Nolan Ryan could probably run for the governor of Texas and win in a landslide. He’s beloved by Houston Astros fans and deeply missed by Texas Rangers fans. Back in 2010, I attended a game in Houston while […]

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No. 38

Curt Schilling didn’t get his call from Cooperstown, much to the surprise of many people. You’d be hard-pressed to find too many people who have played the game better than Schilling and you’d be even more hard-pressed to find a better athlete in all of sports to wear No. 38. One of the things Schilling […]

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NFL to use Nerf footballs?

The following may not be true, but how big of a stretch is it really? GLENDALE AZ — In the wake of what many are calling “DeflateGate”, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell proposed his own solution: “Nerf or Nothing”. “There are many advantages to using Nerf footballs and to quickly dismiss the ideas of implementing them […]

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No. 39

In 1968, Akron, Ohio native Larry Csonka took his talents to South Beach when he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins. It was there that the fullback sported No. 39 and helped lead the 1972 Dolphins to a perfect 17-0 record on their way to win Super Bowl VII. The Dolphins went back the following […]

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Best of the 40s

When it comes to choosing the best of the 40s in our Jersey Countdown, there’s really no contest. When one’s number is retired league wide in his sport, that says all you need to know. That’s the cast for Jackie Robinson, and only Jackie Robinson who’s No. 42 is retired from the sport, except for […]

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No. 40 – Gale Sayers

There have been some good athletes to wear the number 40 over the years and in all sports. Bill Laimbeer comes to mind in the NBA, Troy Percival was a good baseball closer once completing 42 saves in one season. But in my opinion, the best player to ever wear No. 40 was Gale Sayers. […]

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Super Bowl Winners’ Bracket

As sports fans, we’re all constantly comparing athletes and teams of different eras when there’s really no way of knowing for certain. How would Tom Brady do against Terry Bradshaw? Could Troy Aikman and company beat the Packers in the Ice Bowl? Well perhaps now we can know. I’ve put together a bracket of all […]

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