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Rygar


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:33 pm    Post subject: Steelers to retire #75 in honor of Joe Greene Reply with quote

Joe Greene was the player who changed the culture of the Steelers from losers to winners. More than any other player in Steelers history, he deserves to have his number retired.

Congratulations to #75, Joe Greene. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This hadn't happened yet?? Confused Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not NFL News....

but no they haven't retired his number and retiring numbers is not something the Steelers do (often).

Only 1 number in team history is retired.

Forget the number but it is Ernie Stautner's... found it

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On October 25, 1964, Stautner became the first player to have his number (70) formally retired by the Steelers


Very well deserved... Joe Greene is the most important player in Steeler history!!! Glad no one will ever wear 75 again.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MNPackfan32 wrote:
This hadn't happened yet?? Confused Confused


The Steelers are very cautious about retiring numbers, primarily because of the politics involved in the process, but also because they'd risk a shortage of numbers at some positions if every great Steeler had his number retired. The reason Joe Greene's number is being retired is because he's unanimously considered to be the most important player in franchise history.

Many jersey numbers are "unofficially" retired, such as #12, #32, #36, #58, #59 and #86. I expect the same for #7 and #43 eventually.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrads to joe greene
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MNPackfan32 wrote:
This hadn't happened yet?? Confused Confused
My thoughts exactly, how does a guy who was the corner stone of the 4 time champion legendary steel curtain defense take 30+years to retire his jersey?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I understand they dont do it often at all, but im surprised he hasnt had it retired yet
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JaguarCrazy2832 wrote:
I understand they dont do it often at all, but im surprised he hasnt had it retired yet


From my understanding they did it the one time and then decided not to retire a number again. So that's why it wasn't ever done... Now since they've decided to change that policy they started with the obvious choice!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it! Congrats Joe Greene
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Have only seen highlights of him play, but man you have to respect his skill and love his attitude.
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