Earlier this year, Pro Football Talk on NBCSN producer Matt Casey pointed out that, at his next birthday, he’ll be the same age as Larry Bird’s number. I responded by pointing out that I’ll soon be Ron Guidry.
And from that we had our idea for programming in the slowest month of the year.
In 2013, the Mt. Rushmore series filled the void in June, with an in-depth look at the greatest foursome for each NFL franchise. In 2014, we’ll be looking at the best players to wear each of the numbers, from 1 to 99. (I just realized that we need to add 00, even if the only candidates are Jim Otto and Ken Burroughs.)
It all gets started on Monday, when we take up No. 1, No. 2, and No. 81. For the last one, we’re seeking your input. Select the best three from the list appearing below, and we’ll do the rest.
Well, not all of the rest. You’ll still need to tune in at 5:30 p.m. ET on Monday, June 2. (We’re also on today and Friday.)