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James Anderson gets Mike Singletary's Number 50


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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:18 PM

Reported by PFT.

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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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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:20 PM

I certainly don't care.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:20 PM

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

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:25 PM

Naw, good for James. Hope he plays well except the obvious.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:28 PM

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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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:29 PM

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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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:29 PM

Since I can honestly say I don't give a fug about the bears, it is a non issue to me.

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Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:49 PM

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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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:12 PM

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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Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:37 PM

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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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:39 PM

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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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:34 AM

Doesn't bother me.

Wish nothing but the best for Anderson.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:45 AM

Good old Anderson. Expecting first class when he is a second class type player.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:53 AM

no way i would take that number. thats some bad mojo

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 09:58 AM

He should have taken 59(Rivera's old number), now that'd be the ultimate trolling. And like has been said above, Bears dont' have a whole lot of numbers that aren't tied to a particular person, or retired, so no reason for him not to get his old number.


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