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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    Good, I was hoping he didn't take #51 so my Mayo Jersey wasn't out of date already :p now to find out what Hernandez gets because I think it will be highly unlikely he will get his college number (#81).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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    I'm gonna wait until HEY BRO! WHAT UP? checks in and gives his thumbs up or down on tightness.

    55 is a tight number

    6 for Zoltan does not seem very tight.

    32 for McCourty seems tight

    87 is definitely tight.

    3/4 on tightness???
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    Givens was #87 as well I presume
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    26 is the only open 20s number, the rest are used by Chung, Taylor, and the other CBs.
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    It's the only number he has worn in the league.
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    Thanks for the shout out bro and I do like Spikes and Gronk, but 32 for a CB is a little strange. 31 would've been a better choice if it was available. Who cares what punters wear.

    Something tells me Cunningham will wear something in the 90's. 96?
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    Mesko was drafted in the 5th. After Hernandez (4th) and Price (3rd)....

    RD Player Pos
    1 27 McCourty, D. CB
    2 42 Gronkowski, R TE
    2 53 Cunningham, J. OLB
    2 62 Spikes, B. ILB
    3 90 Price, T. WR
    4 113 Hernandez, A. TE
    5 150 Mesko, Z. P
    6 205 Larsen, T. C
    7 208 Welch, T. OT
    7 247 Deaderick, B. DE
    7 248 Weston, K. NT
    7 250 Robinson, Z. QB
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    32 for McCourty????

    That just ain't TIGHT!!!!!
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    I'm thinking he meant it's strange that the punter's number has been released before Price and Hernandez, among others.
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    Re: Spikes-55 (does this mean I HAVE to be a fan?)

    I don't think it's odd that he got his first, he went with a traditional low number.

    They have a limited amount of numbers in the 80s and two new TEs and three new WRs plus their leftover PS guys still hanging on they don't have all that many open numbers left...

    Gronk may end up in the 40s, Price in the teens, and Hernandez in the 80s.
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    Took you long enough! I'm thinkin once Wheatley gets cut McCourty could take it. I'll pass on 96...how bout something in the 40s or 50s? Does anyone have his 49?
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