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So what's with players adding "Sr." to their jersey names ?

Manny in CA : 11/10/2017 9:44 pm
Is Steve Smith Jr. going to run out on the field and confuse the fans ?

Panthers' Thomas Davis little son plays football. Could he confuse the fans ?

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/sports/nfl/carolina-panthers/article29699272.html

I DON'T see any harm in it, but think it's a little odd, a bit annoying, and kind of amusing. Oh well, something to talk about in a season where our team is "stink up the joint"
Fathers having connections with their sons  
Ben in Tampa : 11/10/2017 9:47 pm : link
Is a good thing
The Jersey is Generally for the Surname  
OntheRoad : 11/10/2017 10:36 pm : link
A generational suffix is usually not considered part of a person's surname.
Fatherhood  
Saos1n : 11/10/2017 11:09 pm : link
When did this become a bad thing?
I'm a "Jr." ...  
Manny in CA : 11/10/2017 11:20 pm : link
It's a legal part of my surname.

I don't have a middle name or initial, but somewhere along the line someone was highly confused by that fact and arbitrarily proceeded to give me an initial - my wife's middle initial , a "K".

So, now I get a ton of junk mail with that initial added !

Again, I find that just a bit odd, annoying and amusing. (Don't lose any sleep over it).
I guess anyone's entitled to use the suffix if it applies.  
Ten Ton Hammer : 11/10/2017 11:22 pm : link
It's just not common to see anyone make use of it.
It's a matter of interpretation ....  
Manny in CA : 11/10/2017 11:34 pm : link
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-smith-sr-20141016-story.html

Rule 5, Section 4, Article 2(b) of the 2013 Official NFL Playing Rules states, "Surnames of players in letters a minimum of 2 ˝ inches high must be affixed to the exterior of jerseys across the upper back above the numerals; nicknames are prohibited."

Yup, surnames. There's no mention of suffixes — such as "III," "Jr." and "Sr." — because they are not really part of players' surnames. To the contrary, such suffixes relate specifically to players' first names.


But. it really nothing to fret about, the NFL has a lot of bigger problems.
Holy shit  
B in ALB : 11/10/2017 11:43 pm : link
Having a terrible team is just the worst.
My all-time football jersey name ....  
Manny in CA : 11/10/2017 11:44 pm : link
"He Hate Me"

Remember the XFL's Rod Smart ?

RE: It's a matter of interpretation ....  
ajr2456 : 11/11/2017 8:48 am : link
In comment 13685566 Manny in CA said:
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http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-smith-sr-20141016-story.html

Rule 5, Section 4, Article 2(b) of the 2013 Official NFL Playing Rules states, "Surnames of players in letters a minimum of 2 ˝ inches high must be affixed to the exterior of jerseys across the upper back above the numerals; nicknames are prohibited."

Yup, surnames. There's no mention of suffixes — such as "III," "Jr." and "Sr." — because they are not really part of players' surnames. To the contrary, such suffixes relate specifically to players' first names.

But. it really nothing to fret about, the NFL has a lot of bigger problems.


You care so much you’re quoting the rule? You have to have a hobby.
RE: Holy shit  
schabadoo : 11/11/2017 1:30 pm : link
In comment 13685568 B in ALB said:
Quote:
Having a terrible team is just the worst.


I agree. Hockey threads may be the last refuge.
I've  
AnthonyM : 11/11/2017 1:30 pm : link
noticed the trend on college jerseys in the last couple of years. I couldn't imagine juggling School, Football and a Kid while in college.
I haven't posted in a while ...  
Manny in CA : 11/11/2017 4:01 pm : link

Been too depressed about the Giants' nightmare season (I think I've only watched two games; normally I don't miss any).

So, I'm down to posting on mundane trivia.

RE: Holy shit  
BigBlue4You09 : 11/11/2017 4:13 pm : link
In comment 13685568 B in ALB said:
Quote:
Having a terrible team is just the worst.


Seriously I didn’t think it could get much worse
RG3  
NINEster : 11/12/2017 9:52 am : link
is to blame for all of this.



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