Originally Posted by VVextreme
I like the idea for truly GREAT players like Shaq or Pistol Pete, but think it should be extremely, extremely rare.
Having a star president alumni seems worthy of retirement, because how many presidents would you have play for you?
But then you'll get into the argument of who is a truly great player? Is it based on statistics? Is it based on championships, w's/l's? What do you base the greatness on? Is it if the player goes on to be inducted in their professional sports own Hall of Fame? But then you could get into a situation like the Yankees where they have almost no single-digit numbers left because they are all retired, or will be when Derek Jeter retires and is inducted into Cooperstown. That's why I'm more inclined to have a Wall of Fame, or Ring of Honor or something like that. Just because another player may wear #8 for the Saints, doesn't mean any true Saints fans will forget that Archie Manning wore it. Or that Rickey Jackson wore #57.