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I don't think teams should use number stickers for players who weren't on the team at the time of the death. Maybe just a SM, or something else would have been better.

That's an excellent point.

Unless and until they retire the number, they should use his initials or some other identifier.

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I don't think teams should use number stickers for players who weren't on the team at the time of the death. Maybe just a SM, or something else would have been better.

That's an excellent point.

Unless and until they retire the number, they should use his initials or some other identifier.

I would normally agree, but even before his death there was a good possibility McNair's #9 was gonna be retired in Tennessee anyway.

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I don't think teams should use number stickers for players who weren't on the team at the time of the death. Maybe just a SM, or something else would have been better.

That's an excellent point.

Unless and until they retire the number, they should use his initials or some other identifier.

I would normally agree, but even before his death there was a good possibility McNair's #9 was gonna be retired in Tennessee anyway.

That's not entirely true. The Titans have a team policy of not retiring numbers unless the player is in the Hall of Fame. McNair will likely fall short. It's the same reason Frank Wycheck's number isn't retired.

However, I highly doubt you'll ever see Bud Adams let a player wear #9 in Tennessee again.

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Heard a good argument on Sporting News Radio today, Monty argued why the Titans would do this, and it was actually I think a pretty valid point. Why honor McNair? He was murdered by his mistress, someone that he commited adultery with his wife. His moral standard was terrible, and it cost him his life. How can they honor him? If he was alive, would they still honor him as a player? Of course not.....

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no more debate on mcnair's character in this thread.

this thread is about the wearing of a helmet sticker. not if you think he's worthy of having his team wear it. cause it's really not your call.

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Didn't mean to cause an uproar, just wanted to provide the point I heard....

In all honesty, despite what was brought up, wearing the helmet decal is honoring what he did on the field, not off it. Between the white lines is what they're honoring.....

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Didn't mean to cause an uproar, just wanted to provide the point I heard....

In all honesty, despite what was brought up, wearing the helmet decal is honoring what he did on the field, not off it. Between the white lines is what they're honoring.....

and what he did off the field, outside of the bedroom.

the man did more charitable work than most any other pro athlete i've heard of.

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Didn't mean to cause an uproar, just wanted to provide the point I heard....

In all honesty, despite what was brought up, wearing the helmet decal is honoring what he did on the field, not off it. Between the white lines is what they're honoring.....

and what he did off the field, outside of the bedroom.

the man did more charitable work than most any other pro athlete i've heard of.

But there will be no debate in this thread.

Sure you're not flexing the mod muscles a little bit because someone posted something about one of your players?

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Didn't mean to cause an uproar, just wanted to provide the point I heard....

In all honesty, despite what was brought up, wearing the helmet decal is honoring what he did on the field, not off it. Between the white lines is what they're honoring.....

and what he did off the field, outside of the bedroom.

the man did more charitable work than most any other pro athlete i've heard of.

But there will be no debate in this thread.

Sure you're not flexing the mod muscles a little bit because someone posted something about one of your players?

lol. it wasn't so much the "mod muscles" actually. if there was ongoing debate about it, it's not like i'm going to ban anyone. please don't take me more seriously than i take myself. it makes us both look bad. :)

i was more just reminding people that this isn't the sports forum. it's the logos forum. and you're right, i shouldn't have replied with that last thing since it's technically still debate.

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It's cool. It came off as an attempt to censor any negative comments about your guy, which given the group you're in, seems a little heavy handed. I get it, but some of the posters that haven't been around as long may not have. It's all cool, cole!

I mean... it's not like anyone insulted Albert Pujols - now that's ban worthy!

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it's just funny to me... i know i'm not as well known, personality-wise, as the rest of the site, even though i'm a mod and have been here forever... but to censor opinions is pretty far from my personality.

i just hesitated to even post this thread, because i knew there would be negative shots at mcnair... and as a titans fan, and someone who's still a mcnair fan, i'm tired of reading all the negativity. so i wanted to keep this thread on topic.

and with this post, i'm driving it even further off topic. lol.

anyway. back on topic... i know vince young also isn't a very popular guy, but you know it's got to be emotional for him to be wearing a houston oilers helmet (his favorite team) with a mcnair memorial sticker on it (his god father and idol) this sunday.

i hope he has a big big game.

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Adding to my earlier point about a "number" tribute being inappropriate,

whenever someone dies, almost no matter who it is, it is cliche for everyone to say "he was a great player, but even a greater person"...

Most of the time it's total BS, but it's still what everyone says. If this is truly the case, and you think that the guy really was a better person than player, why memorialize him in a way that reduces him to nothing but an athlete who stuffed a numbered jersey? He's a great "person", but you're stripping him of that person, and recognizing the number he wore when he threw a few passes?

Doesn't make sense to me (in addition to the reasons that I gave in my first post.) An "initial" tribute, or even full name, or name + number, would be better IMO.

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