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Should 21 be retired?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by HollywoodLeo, Feb 10, 2010.

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Should they retire #21?

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  2. No

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  1. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Since the era is more than likely over I guess it's time to pose the question.
     
  2. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    I should note that John Hadl probably strengthens the argument for this.
     
  3. Workplay

    Workplay scompl

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    This is a no-brainer. RBs like LT don't come often.
     
  4. Chargers-Superhero

    Chargers-Superhero Just win the Damn SB !!!

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    John Hadl can't hold LT's jockstrap. :icon_rofl:
     
  5. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    Not until he retires but when he does, his number should be hanging right besides Alworth and Fouts (and soon to be joined by Gates and Rivers)
     
  6. Buck Melanoma

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    Agreed ... in due time.
     
  7. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    A number is unofficially retiured before it is really retired.

    Is anyone currently wearing 55? You have to take it off the available number list because it will pose a problem if Joe Football player is wearing 21 when the rteam wants to retire LT's 21.

    There should be absolutely no question that the Chargers should retire Tomlinson's 21. To date he is the greatest player to ever wear the lightning bolt. The shame is he never hoisted a Lombardi in it.
     
  8. CoronaDoug

    CoronaDoug Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. :tup:
     
  9. Skuzzlebutt

    Skuzzlebutt BoltTalker

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    You are correct on the first one, probably right on the second one, and I hope you will end up right on the third one.
     
  10. Sandolf

    Sandolf Blue Moon Rising

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    You are correct. I'd let it sit at least five years as things are about to get ugly.

    ps... anybody likely to wear #4 in Green Bay or does playing for the Vikings negate that?
     
  11. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. But he's still a great player from the Chargers' past who happened to wear the number.
     
  12. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Not at all.

    Favre is still one of the greatest players, if not the greatest to ever don a Packers jersey.

    One or two years in Minnesota doesn't negate that.
     
  13. BoltFanDC

    BoltFanDC Mufflers Are Overrated

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    No question. Put it up top.
     
  14. SDKCFAN

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    No, because LT should be resigned and be a CHARGER FOR LIFE.
     
  15. nflhof

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    Of course it should.

    The real question is do we retire the Hawaiian Shirt when AJ is finished with his reign here?:tup:
     
  16. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Even if they resigned him he's going to retire eventually.

    So...the question still remains even if you think it shouldn't be a factor for another few years.
     
  17. paddyirishman

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    Yes, without doubt No 21 should be retired
     
  18. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    I think #4 may be burried under lambeau field once it thaws...
     
  19. Sandolf

    Sandolf Blue Moon Rising

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    If it brings them luck... why not? Canadians hide good luck charms underneath when making the ice for major tournaments. In Sumo there is a bottle of Sake and other effects buried in the center of the ring... (dohyo).
     
  20. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Is that where they hide the sake... Be right back...
     
  21. Workplay

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    It woud be nice to keep him for one more season as a backup since this team is elite and on the brink of winning it all.

    Tiki Barber left the year before the Giants won it all, and Deuce McCallister was an honorary team captain for the Saints this postseason, but he never played. It sucks to see guys who worked for it for so long, and not only do they never get it, but they see their team win it all without them when all they had to do was last a little bit longer.

    This seems like it's going to happen to LT.
     
  22. Concudan

    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Agreed...
     
  23. Sandolf

    Sandolf Blue Moon Rising

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    Only if the NFL agrees to an extra roster spot per team... (which doesn't count against the cap)... to be used strictly for feeling sentimental towards an otherwise under achieving player.
     
  24. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    If he's back at a reduced price and a reduced role I don't see a problem giving up a roster spot for sentimental reasons.

    The Saints did it and won it all.

    Hell, we went practically the entire regular season with a wasted roster spot so we can avoid putting Hardwick on the IR.
     
  25. Sandolf

    Sandolf Blue Moon Rising

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    LT won't be happy with either.

    You mean Brees?

    If you calculate that way then Michael Bennett was a waste as well.
     
  26. HollywoodLeo

    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    I agree. I was just saying if that were the case all the while knowing it wouldn't be.

    Yeah. They must have given him the MVP award for sentimental reasons as well.

    True.
     

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