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chippy618 March 16th, 2015 2:35pm

Should Americans sports fans adopt the idea of wearing jerseys with numbers but not names on them?

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moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
03/17/15 10:39 am

I have a Brees jersey. I will wear it even after he retires because he will always be a great part of Saints history. Even if it didn't have his name on it, number 9 will always be Brees to me.

moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
03/16/15 11:28 pm

I agree, and as a Saints fan who almost bought a Jimmy Graham jersey, I understand the problem. However, if the player is traded, you still have a jersey with a number of a player who isn't on your team anymore. How does removing the name solve that?

03/17/15 10:37 am

That's fine. Would you wear the jersey because it symbolizes your favorite team? I would wear a Falcons jersey (my favorite team) with the number 2 on it even if Matt Ryan was no longer on the team solely because it represents my team.

moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
03/17/15 10:19 am

But when I buy a jersey, I buy it because I like the player. Say I had a Saints jersey with 80 on it. Graham is a Seahawk. I'm not going to wear the jersey regardless of whether his name is on it, because it's a Graham jersey. In 5 years if there is

moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
03/17/15 10:20 am

another 80 on the Saints, I may or may not want to wear his jersey. But for me, even if the next 80 is amazing, to me that jersey will always represent the reason I bought it.

03/17/15 4:47 am

Well, at some point, someone will undoubtedly wear the number again (pending they retire the number) so at least someone will be wearing it. They might not be as great a player, but at least it is someone.

03/16/15 1:08 pm

Think about if you buy a jersey with a name on the back only for your team to trade him soon thereafter. Seems a little bit of a wasted purchase, no?