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Tuesday’s Prime Numbers looks at No. 32

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Not many great players in NFL history wore No. 32.  But those who did were really, really great.

Tuesday’s edition of Pro Football Talk on NBCSN considers the best of the four incredibly great all-time stars who donned the number.

Vote for the best two below from this Hall of Fame quartet:  Jim Brown, O.J. Simpson, Franco Harris, and Marcus Allen.

Not many great players have worn the number in recent decades, a surprising reality given the number of young players who surely wanted to emulate Brown, Simpson, Harris, and/or Allen.

So tune in at 5:30 p.m. ET to see the results of a Prime Numbers extravaganza that also will look at No. 17, No. 86, No. 66, and No. 42.

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22 Responses to “Tuesday’s Prime Numbers looks at No. 32”
  1. 4ever19 says: Jun 16, 2014 9:59 PM

    Don’t forget the Edge. No. 32 on your programs. No. 1 on the Colts all-time rushing list (no. 17 on the list is Johnny U with 1777 yards – just wow on that). Edge should be joining the other 32s in the HoF any time now.

  2. flyinhighwithvick says: Jun 16, 2014 10:08 PM

    Ricky Watters

  3. shannysux says: Jun 16, 2014 10:09 PM

    Franco is a hall-of-famer and all but really doesnt belong on the list with those other three

  4. bornahawker says: Jun 16, 2014 10:14 PM

    Marcus Allen, Franco was pedestrian compared to Marcus. But at the end of the day #32 belongs to a Mr. Jim Brown! He was a bad man! OJ killing people takes him 100% out of this discussion!

  5. bigjayoakersonfan says: Jun 16, 2014 10:33 PM

    It’s a travesty the Juice brutally murdered two people because, boy oh boy, was he wonderful to watch.

    For the uninformed, check out some of his clips on YouTube. He ran beautifully and almost effortlessly.

  6. edgeofepic says: Jun 16, 2014 10:35 PM

    Willie Clay. Craig James.

  7. terremotinho says: Jun 16, 2014 10:36 PM

    Travis Jervey.

  8. jimbroney says: Jun 16, 2014 10:38 PM

    Lemuel Stinson.

  9. ditkadontbutkus says: Jun 16, 2014 11:17 PM

    Shouldn’t this have really been a poll for the greatest #32s NOT named Jim Brown??

  10. packerpride03 says: Jun 16, 2014 11:32 PM

    Jack Tatum most feared defender of all time

  11. luz56 says: Jun 16, 2014 11:43 PM

    Brown was the man in the 60s

    OJ was the man in the 70s

    It’s hard to compare eras as they are different times, different style of players, different styles of Ds.. Today they are full time year round..

  12. bobzilla1001 says: Jun 17, 2014 12:06 AM

    Once the Steelers drafted Franco Harris in 1972, they never missed the playoffs, not until 1980. I know. Franco was no good. Bradshaw was no good. Swann and Stallworth: no good. Even Chuck Noll never got his just dues until just last week.
    For a four-time Super Bowl champion, the Steelers of the 1970s sure had a lot of Hall-of-Famers “and all” who allegedly “doesn’t belong.”
    OJ Simpson was the Bills’ only offensive threat. In 1973, when he gained 2,000 yards, QB Joe Ferguson passed for a whopping 900 yards.
    Jim Brown played in an era in which he was the biggest and strongest player on the field. And Marcus Allen wore out his welcome wherever he played…
    I’d say Franco deserves a spot among the all-time best…

  13. lks311 says: Jun 17, 2014 12:06 AM

    Seriously…is this a question?

  14. mrneto72 says: Jun 17, 2014 1:57 AM

    Franco Harris doesn’t belong in this conversation. …OJ Simpson was great but look what happened to him, Jim Brown was great but has a big mouth which leaves us with class act Marcus Allen. ..Best carry in super bowl history..Marcus Allen running with the night …91 yards

  15. catquick says: Jun 17, 2014 2:12 AM

    Juice didn’t kill anyone. Someone close to him did and he covered for them. He was the man.

  16. nosleeptilsb says: Jun 17, 2014 2:34 AM

    Trust me, I believe O.J. was involved, just not a single handed, smarter then the system, killer. Just look at what sent him to prison! Not the brightest bulb out there you know?

  17. durskichiro says: Jun 17, 2014 7:24 AM

    My top 32s:

    1 OJ Maybe the best football player ever. Maybe the worst person in NFL history.
    2 Brown Another top 5 all time player.
    3 Allen
    4 Edge
    5 Watters
    6 Harris

  18. twelvesbelt says: Jun 17, 2014 8:09 AM

    Gotta be OJ. He was a killer running back. Sunday after Bloody Sunday he would just go out there and knife through the defense. Just killed it.

  19. zimaman says: Jun 17, 2014 8:52 AM

    As you know I hate this prime numbers series

    However in this case thank god Jim Brown is in this category

  20. djshnooks says: Jun 17, 2014 4:06 PM

    You don’t take away OJ’s accomplishments as a football player for something that happened after his career ended.

    He still is, always has been and always will be…one of the best football players ever, and absolutely the best #32, hands down.

    OJ and Jim Brown were the best, by a longshot…it’s not even a question.

  21. mbeezy23 says: Jun 17, 2014 10:46 PM

    Maurice Jones-Drewwwwww!!lol

  22. themike31 says: Jun 18, 2014 4:28 PM

    Jim Brown is the best football player ever. Period.

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