So the NFL Lockout is over, and I’m going with a number that you see on some of the greatest players in the NFL. The QB who made the most famous guarantee in sports history, and one of the all time greats who came frustratingly close to the title again and again. One of the two QB’s in NFL history with four rings is in this list. Throw in one of the best QB’s in the league over the past decade, and the NFL is well represented. And I’ve even left out other notables, with names like Griese and Staubach.
The number 12 isn’t common in the NHL, but Cournoyer played for the Canadiens during their glory days, winning 10 Stanley Cup championships, a Conn Smythe, was voted Captain, and is enshrined in the NHL Hall of Fame. Similarly, soccer doesn’t often feature the number 12, but you may remember Henry from the French World Cup team in 1998. He is the All Time leading scorer in the history of Premiere League Soccer’s most beloved franchise (for all you Fever Pitch fans), The London Arsenal.
Wade Boggs wore number 12. Not my favorite player (he displaced Carney Lansford, who I idolized as a kid, and then rode a stupid horse wearing pinstripes when he won a title with the Yankees) but he could hit.
And what does the NBA have to offer? Only the all time leader in steals and assists, Hall of Famer John Stockton. And since Howard is one of my favorite players to watch in the NBA, I threw him in there too.
So, have at it. The battle is on for the title “Best to Ever Wear The Number 12.”