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Should Strahan's 92 be retired?

Giantsfan79 : 5/5/2018 12:31 pm
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Giants fans are trying to change that omission with a grassroots online petition (Retire92.com) that as of Friday night had nearly 5,000 signatures since entering social media circulation May 1. Add former Giants star Brandon Jacobs to the list of supporters, too.

"The group I'm a part of, I'm sure everybody is on board," Jacobs told NJ Advance Media of the retired former players with whom he stays in contact. "I'm 100 percent on board with it. I think it's something that definitely should happen."


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The Ring of Honor was created as an alternative to retired numbers so there in no concern of eventually running out of numbers to distribute while still honoring legacies, but no player has worn No. 92 since Strahan retired as a Super Bowl champion following the 2007 season.

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if you are interested in signing the petition  
Giantsfan79 : 5/5/2018 12:32 pm : link
link is below
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Personally, I think they should un-retire all the retired numbers  
Gatorade Dunk : 5/5/2018 12:38 pm : link
Retired numbers in a sport with positional limits on uniform numbers can eventually be problematic.

I fully appreciate the fact that most people feel differently than I do on this, though. And if you're going to have retired numbers, especially based on some of the numbers the Giants do have retired, Strahan's 92 should be retired as well.
100%  
bigbluefan85 : 5/5/2018 12:51 pm : link
Hes a hod sb champ and arguably the second greatest player in franchise history
Yes.  
Dave in Hoboken : 5/5/2018 12:54 pm : link
Also going to be time to unretire some of the old retired jerseys from the 50's and whatnot.
Nobody's worn it in 10 years right?  
DennyInDenville : 5/5/2018 12:56 pm : link
I'd retire it already
Giants  
Toth029 : 5/5/2018 1:03 pm : link
Have too many numbers on their list as is.

Kind of hope more become available. You can show how great and memorable a player was without retiring their number.
not enough numbers  
youtoo2 : 5/5/2018 1:16 pm : link
The Giants stopped retiring numbers because there are not enough numbers. The NFL will have to move to 3 digit numbers in order to do this. Remember its not just 99 numbers. Numbers are for certain positions. So if you retire numbers for defensive linemen you have to have enough left.

It will be a long time until 92 is used again. It is effectively retired. They probably won't use it again even if its not officially retired.
Not enough numbers  
Steve in South Jersey : 5/5/2018 1:21 pm : link
Giants should stop retiring numbers and even consider throwing all of the numbers open again. Rosters are too big and NFL rules for numbers by position make it hard to set aside numbers. Players are honored via the team's ring for honor and the hall of fame.
signed  
GeorgeAdams33 : 5/5/2018 1:32 pm : link
#92 should be retired, but the Giants should decide on a time limit of somewhere between 50 to 75 years that a number is retired for instead of it being forever.
RE: signed  
Ira : 5/5/2018 1:37 pm : link
In comment 13955412 GeorgeAdams33 said:
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#92 should be retired, but the Giants should decide on a time limit of somewhere between 50 to 75 years that a number is retired for instead of it being forever.


That's a very good idea.
Yes, it should.  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 5/5/2018 1:48 pm : link
HOFer, Super Bowl champ, & an entire career spent here.
Yes  
weeg in the bronx : 5/5/2018 1:55 pm : link
Did everything, career Giant, HOF
I understand why the stopped, but if there was ever an exception to be  
Ben in Tampa : 5/5/2018 1:55 pm : link
made... 92 is it.
RE: signed  
Gatorade Dunk : 5/5/2018 1:57 pm : link
In comment 13955412 GeorgeAdams33 said:
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#92 should be retired, but the Giants should decide on a time limit of somewhere between 50 to 75 years that a number is retired for instead of it being forever.

I don't even think it needs to be that long. 25 years would be interesting because there could be some intrigue/excitement around seeing a number you associate with one of your former favorites come back into use. At 50-75 years, it basically covers entire generations (which also has merit).

I think there are fans that take uniform numbers way too seriously - like, for example, when the Yankees reissued #21 to LaTroy Hawkins and the fans threw a fit about it (despite the fact that it was not, and still is not, retired for Paul O'Neill). It doesn't have to be seen as a show of disrespect to the player who wore it previously, and it doesn't have to tarnish any of the memories that fans have of those players. But somehow, that's the perception.
Yes,  
AcidTest : 5/5/2018 1:57 pm : link
it should.
We are still retiring jerseys in sports?  
Jimmy Googs : 5/5/2018 2:17 pm : link
gettin' kind of stupid...
No number retirements  
spike : 5/5/2018 2:21 pm : link
Just make Bronze busts!
RE: signed  
bradshaw44 : 5/5/2018 2:27 pm : link
In comment 13955412 GeorgeAdams33 said:
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#92 should be retired, but the Giants should decide on a time limit of somewhere between 50 to 75 years that a number is retired for instead of it being forever.


I like it. Good idea.
And yes it absolutely  
bradshaw44 : 5/5/2018 2:28 pm : link
Should.
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Eric from BBI : Admin : 5/5/2018 2:28 pm : link
No.

The Ring of Honor was created because the Giants have already retired so many numbers that it can become an issue if they kept doing so.
No way before 53 and it's too late for that now  
arniefez : 5/5/2018 2:31 pm : link
maybe # 10 someday.
RE: Personally, I think they should un-retire all the retired numbers  
pjcas18 : 5/5/2018 2:44 pm : link
In comment 13955360 Gatorade Dunk said:
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Retired numbers in a sport with positional limits on uniform numbers can eventually be problematic.

I fully appreciate the fact that most people feel differently than I do on this, though. And if you're going to have retired numbers, especially based on some of the numbers the Giants do have retired, Strahan's 92 should be retired as well.


agree with this 100%
It's deserved  
Motley Two : 5/5/2018 2:50 pm : link
but unretire all of the numbers and do something like where nobody can have the number for 5,10,20(for HOF players)years.

And maybe hold 3 numbers for your very best players that cant be worn during that players lifetime +5years (LT, possibly Eli when he's done)
RE: Personally, I think they should un-retire all the retired numbers  
81_Great_Dane : 5/5/2018 2:53 pm : link
In comment 13955360 Gatorade Dunk said:
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Retired numbers in a sport with positional limits on uniform numbers can eventually be problematic.

I fully appreciate the fact that most people feel differently than I do on this, though. And if you're going to have retired numbers, especially based on some of the numbers the Giants do have retired, Strahan's 92 should be retired as well.
I agree about ending retired numbers. It doesn't make sense in the NFL, especially for an old franchise with a lot of success. Not enough numbers to go around.

If the Giants had their own stadium they could have a nice Hall of Fame and museum for the fans at the park. But, well...
Do I think he deserves it? Yes  
T-Bone : 5/5/2018 2:58 pm : link
Do I think the Giants should? No
no  
AnnapolisMike : 5/5/2018 3:50 pm : link
That is what the Ring of Honor is for. The should end the practice and make all numbers usable again.
Yes  
TD : 5/5/2018 4:06 pm : link
.
Yes!  
Grey Pilgrim : 5/5/2018 4:10 pm : link
Strahan was about as close to Reggie White as can be.

So, Yes! Absolutely!
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christian : 5/5/2018 4:58 pm : link
Effectively it is, no one is getting 92 in a generation.
Only if #53 is retired first!  
TheMick7 : 5/5/2018 5:14 pm : link
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I say yes, Carson has nothing to do with it.  
Elisha10 : 5/5/2018 5:38 pm : link
There are already two numbers retired from that era, but none since. The ring of honor is great to honor great players, but some players are deserving of more. Retired numbers should be more selective than the ring of honor. Strahan and Eli should both be retired. We are not in danger of running out of numbers soon. They should really un-retire Ray Flaherty, Ken Strong, Al Blozis, Joe Morrison and Ward Cuff and also retire Harry Carson, Rosey Brown, Emlen Tunnell, Andy Robustelli, and Sam Huff.
RE: I say yes, Carson has nothing to do with it.  
Gatorade Dunk : 5/5/2018 6:03 pm : link
In comment 13955622 Elisha10 said:
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There are already two numbers retired from that era, but none since. The ring of honor is great to honor great players, but some players are deserving of more. Retired numbers should be more selective than the ring of honor. Strahan and Eli should both be retired. We are not in danger of running out of numbers soon. They should really un-retire Ray Flaherty, Ken Strong, Al Blozis, Joe Morrison and Ward Cuff and also retire Harry Carson, Rosey Brown, Emlen Tunnell, Andy Robustelli, and Sam Huff.

It's not about running out of numbers; it's about running out of numbers that are tied to certain position groups. That said, to each their own.
Yes!  
giantsFC : 5/5/2018 7:18 pm : link
Heart and soul of that era.

And I personally think it will be hilarious if teams have to go triple digit numbers. Who says numbers have to be 2 digits? When we used to create players in video games 5wrw was a,ways that one class clown who had to pick #219 or something

007 etc will be pretty cool.
Absolutely.  
RottenApple : 5/5/2018 7:58 pm : link
He was better against the run, yet he was a fantastic pass rusher. No question, retire.
My heart says yes but,  
short lease : 5/5/2018 8:26 pm : link
The Giants are going run out of numbers sooner or later if they do not start UN-retiring some of them. I read an article once that said they already have to many numbers retired that are un-deserving.

3 number jersey's might be interesting though.
No. Retired numbers are dumb  
Oscar : 5/5/2018 8:58 pm : link
Everyone knows Strahan was great.
Maybe it s not practical  
joeinpa : 5/6/2018 7:33 am : link
But of course his number deserves to be retired.
RE: not enough numbers  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 5/6/2018 9:03 am : link
In comment 13955397 youtoo2 said:
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The Giants stopped retiring numbers because there are not enough numbers. The NFL will have to move to 3 digit numbers in order to do this. Remember its not just 99 numbers. Numbers are for certain positions. So if you retire numbers for defensive linemen you have to have enough left.

It will be a long time until 92 is used again. It is effectively retired. They probably won't use it again even if its not officially retired.


Three digit numbers are stupid and weird.

We should assign imaginary numbers like a LB wearing 56i. Or irrational numbers, like a punter wearing pi or square root of 26.
Without Question love him ot hate him  
Bluesbreaker : 5/6/2018 12:31 pm : link
He was a great player and even better leader !
Can we just retire both #53 and #92 ??  
Knee of Theismann : 5/6/2018 11:23 pm : link
I know we've had many retired numbers but what's just two more? I think LT and Phil's numbers were the first numbers retired in about 30 years, and I'm not sure why they didn't include Carson in that class of "retirees" but they probably should have. LT was a no-brainer but Carson was just as deserving as Phil, hell Phil isn't even in the damn HOF.

Strahan deserves it more than Carson, just *slightly* more deserving, IMO (no disrespect to Harry).

Strahan:

-Career Giant (15 years, wow)
-HOF
-7 pro bowls
-4-time first-team all-pro (2-time 2nd team all-pro)
-22.5 sacks in a single season (record)
-All-time franchise leader in sacks (LT would be about tied if they had recorded sacks in 1981).
-6th on all-time NFL sack-list
-Equally great at defending the run
-Super bowl champion and the clear-cut captain/leader of the defense that brought down the 18-0 Pats
-Huge sack on that 3rd down play against the Pats in super bowl 42 to put them out of field goal position and force them to go for it on 4th down (which they failed). That was one of the key plays in that Giant victory and the biggest sack of his career at 36 years old!)

Seriously what's wrong with retiring one number every 25-30 years? I agree we should maybe un-retire numbers after about 50-75 years.

Someday we will have to retire #10. Other than that we don't have to worry about retired numbers for a long time, I think, unless Beckham sticks around and continues on his pace and also wins a super bowl here? Big IF. Oh and hopefully #26 ;)
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