Chris Bro and I talked a bit while watching future Hall of Famer Jimmer Fredette, and we wondered what would happen if you opened a conversation on the greatest player to ever wear a particular number, and then threw in a bunch of names from a variety of sports. I guess we’ll find out.

In what might be the first of many, I’m starting with the question “Who was the greatest #10 ever?” I’m including some soccer greats, that guy who used to work with Sara Purcell on That’s Incredible, some old dude famous for his Money Store commercials (do they give numbers to television personalities?), and the newly inducted NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman (say what you want, but defense + rebounds = 5 titles). Oh, and a hockey player with five cups, numerous 50 goal seasons, and yet not one single game played wearing a helmet. Even when he played in the 90’s.

So, have at it. The polls close Saturday.


11 Comments

  • hahaha you included soccer players? Do they even wear numbers? I voted for scooter but only cuz he’s awesome. If Earl Monroe or Tarkenton don’t win this never do this again. Even Rodman and I guess LaFleur could win even though no one cares about hockey either.

  • Fair point Peter…a first ballot HOF player. I remember the days I had him on my fantasy roster and was able to play him at SS.

    I still have the championship t-shirt. Sadly, a peak moment for me.

  • After debating between Rizzuto, Tarkenton and Monroe, I went with Pele. Why? Because Pele really did put soccer on the map for the US. The other guys are great, but Pele was the greatest in his “field.”

  • Annie, I’m afraid I’m with Julie on this one. As an avid American sports fan, I could probably name less than 20 soccer stars from my lifetime. Pele……..everybody knows that one. And 3 World Cups is pretty impressive, especially given the time span between each opportunity.

    Although, in fairness, Rizzuto in his prime really knew how to handle a pitch.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDQHQkuv9l0

  • You know Julie , it would be hard to start a conversation that couldn’t reference back to Seinfeld. Eventually.

    Between his broadcasts, commercials, cameos, and recording career (with Meatloaf) I think Rizzuto did more memorable work off the field than on the field.

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