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Prime Numbers tackles No. 33 on Wednesday

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Monday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN considered four of the 99 all-time jersey numbers:  No. 1, No. 2, No. 54, and No. 81.

On Wednesday, we’ll ponder a number that has a surprisingly small list of all-time greats.

From Sammy Baugh to Roger Craig to Tony Dorsett to David Fulcher to Ollie Matson, the double-3 option hasn’t generated a huge number of memorable players.

Of course, one guy who briefly wore No. 33 ultimately became memorable for a very different reasons.  In nearly 20 years exactly.


He won’t be included in the poll.  The others are.  Vote below for the best two, and tune in at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN on Wednesday for the results.

For No. 63 and No. 88, tune in tomorrow.


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12 Responses to “Prime Numbers tackles No. 33 on Wednesday”
  1. chris3141084 says: Jun 2, 2014 9:47 PM

    So, is this a poll for the second greatest number 33?

  2. jimbroney says: Jun 2, 2014 10:23 PM

    Bam Morris

  3. dobe420 says: Jun 2, 2014 10:31 PM

    Charles Peanut Tillman!!

  4. brutus3413 says: Jun 3, 2014 1:05 AM

    Ummm…you forgot Leroy Hoard.

  5. bengalguy says: Jun 3, 2014 7:26 AM

    D-Rock was a Beast in the Cincinnati backfield. Would’ve been a possible HOFer had it not been for Spinal Meningitis!

  6. eagleaniac says: Jun 3, 2014 7:30 AM

    Too many voters don’t know any history of the game, it’s got to be Sammy Baugh!

  7. godofwine330 says: Jun 3, 2014 9:48 AM

    For those young folks who either just got into football or didn’t watch a lot of NFL films like I did (I’m only 37), but Sammy Baugh is one of the greatest players of all time. In 1943 he led the NFL in INTs as a QB who also played DB with 11 INTs CAUGHT. He STILL has the NFL record with a 51.4 avg on punts in a season. He played both offense as QB and defense as a DB for his first 9 seasons.

    Tony Dorsett was great, but there will NEVER be another NFL QB that leads the NFL in INTs CAUGHT with 11.

  8. skins1970 says: Jun 3, 2014 11:48 AM

    I have a feeling if Sammy Baugh played for another team he would be winning this poll by a wide margin.

  9. djshnooks says: Jun 3, 2014 3:09 PM

    OJ shouldn’t be included, he was #32.

    But, it’s funny you wouldn’t included him…but I’m sure you’d include Ray Lewis.

  10. tooz72 says: Jun 4, 2014 4:00 PM

    Eddie Anderson “The Hitman”

  11. indywilson40 says: Jun 9, 2014 10:15 AM

    David Fulcher? Really?

  12. durskichiro says: Jun 15, 2014 10:01 AM

    My top #33’s

    1 Baugh a top 10 QB and player overall, all time. Led the Redskins to their first two world championships.
    2 Craig
    3 Dorsett
    4 Tillman
    5 Fulcher

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