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  1. patsfan55

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    So, Spikes gets Willie's old number, and Gronk gets Coates' old number.

    I like Spikes a lot...two thoughts came to my mind when I heard the news: do I resent him because he's the newest Pat to don my idol's old number, or do I embrace him because he's worthy of donning my idol's old number and maybe keeping a legacy of 55 going here (like it was at usc)
    I'm actually going with the latter. Unlike when Seau took it back, I'm ready this time around. I've had a few years to accept the fact that Willie is gone and (most likely) never coming back. AND, I think the mean-ness of the way Spikes play makes him worthy of wearing the number I've always adored (side note: I wear number 55 in my rec bball league after Willie).

    Patriots rookie jersey numbers - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
     
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    I've had a few years to accept the fact that Willie is gone and (most likely) never coming back.

    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    yeah...uh, I'd say that's a pretty safe bet....
     
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    Big Shoes to fill on that number.


    Anyone know about Price/Hernandez's numbers? It's strange that we got the punter before them.
     
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    Good, I was hoping he didn't take #51 so my Mayo Jersey wasn't out of date already :p now to find out what Hernandez gets because I think it will be highly unlikely he will get his college number (#81).
     
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    I wouldn't say that, all he has to do is wait a year.
     
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    Opposing teams are going to have to stay away from the Spiked Mayo.

    I think, in the end, we're going to say this kid did the number proud.
     
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    I just can't believe how the Patriots are giving up Reche Caldwell's number to a rookie tight end. Talk about disrespect, it's no wonder noone wants to play here.
     
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    Dont like McCourty at 32...
     
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    Really isn't a big deal what number they're wearing bro.
     
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    Hopefully this is a joke
     
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    Me neither its a number a running back would wear.
     
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    I certainly hope your take on that post was a joke.
     
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    Why the hell would we not allow his # to be used? Should we hold out on Jabar Gaffney's # too?

    I guess that would be the right thing to do :rolleyes:
     
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    You've obviously never watched the movie: "The Fan"

    But seriously, a lot of players really do care deeply about this stuff.
     
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    The only time I like 30s is for a safety or a power back. Not for a corner. Terrible!
     
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    Hilarious!

    And, yes I do too!
     
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    Hank Poteat was 32. It never seemed out of place to me.
     
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    Ya think? (Ben Coates)
     
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    You best be trollin'.

    I like Gronkowski's number, I'm okay with Spikes's number, and I don't really like 32 for McCourty. However, what numbers were really open in the 20s? Not many. I think 32 was the best available.
     
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    Junior Seau isn't walking through that door either.
     
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