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James Anderson gets Mike Singletary's Number 50

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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[quote name='magnus' timestamp='1365565049' post='2190365']
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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Good point.


[quote name='CRA' timestamp='1365562154' post='2190322']
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.[/quote]

Sam Mills number wasn't [i]officially[/i] 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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Doesn't bother me.

Wish nothing but the best for Anderson.

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