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Mr. Scot

James Anderson gets Mike Singletary's Number 50

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Mr. Scot    34,950

Reported by PFT.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/04/09/bears-put-mike-singletarys-old-number-back-into-circulation/

The number isn't retired, but hasn't been used in 20 years.

Singletary himself is said to be fine with it.

Issue or non-issue in your mind?

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top dawg    8,847

After 20 years, I guess it wasn't meant to be. That's the real issue...if there is one.

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rodeo    14,022

The Bears have had to have multiple players with the same number in camp because they're running out of non-retired jerseys. Unless they start allowing letters and shapes instead of numbers there's not much to do about it.

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Mr. Scot    34,950

I know you can't retire too many numbers, but I admit I'm kinda surprised Singletary's number isn't one of the retired.

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CRA    12,267

Well, wasn't there a thread where everyone said Smith's number should be retired?

Even though it wasn't officially retired...no man should wear that number in Chicago. Definately not some FA pickup.

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JawnyBlaze    5,356

Don't have an issue cuz I don't care about the Bears or Mike SIngletary that much. Happy for JA, if it's a big deal to him. He's a good dude.

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magnus    219

not a big deal if it's not made to be one, but if I were Anderson I wouldn't want those expectations.

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Mr. Scot    34,950

not a big deal if it's not made to be one, but if I were Anderson I wouldn't want those expectations.

Good point.

Well, wasn't there a thread where everyone said Smith's number should be retired?

Even though it wasn't officially retired...no man should wear that number in Chicago. Definately not some FA pickup.

Sam Mills number wasn't officially retired until a few years back, but you'd have had to pry the number out of Jackie Miles cold, dead hands.

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