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Prime Numbers goes Prime Time on Thursday, sort of

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NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk continues to be a late-afternoon program.  On Thursday, however, the Prime Numbers series will go Prime Time.

Kind of.

It’s time to take up No. 21, where arguably the best player of all time to wear the number went by one of the better nicknames in NFL history.

But other great players wore No. 21.  We’ll let you sort it all out with your votes, and we’ll share the results on tomorrow’s show.

Tune in at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, Thursday and every day.

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22 Responses to “Prime Numbers goes Prime Time on Thursday, sort of”
  1. aldavisisthenfl says: Jun 18, 2014 10:55 PM

    Tiki is flabbergasted that only his agent and immediate family voted for him…….

  2. pasote says: Jun 18, 2014 11:18 PM

    Why is Patrick Peterson even on this list??

  3. bigjayoakersonfan says: Jun 18, 2014 11:21 PM

    Sanders is another former player suffering from the OJ plague, meaning his off-field persona is starting to overshadow what he did on the ball field.

    He is perceived as such an egotistical blowhard that people are now forgetting just how truly remarkable he was as a ball player.

    Smooth and polished backpedal, loose hips, and an absolute technician on the filed. Was absolutely lethal in the open field returning punts or interceptions.

    And spare me the tired argument of ‘he didn’t tackle.’ He didn’t get many opportunities because quarterbacks were terrified of challenging his side of the filed.

    21 is Sanders. Enough said.

  4. bornahawker says: Jun 19, 2014 12:00 AM

    Little Train James! The pride of the Bolts!

  5. kamthechancellor says: Jun 19, 2014 12:50 AM

    Is this some kind of joke? Patrick Peterson hasn’t done squat yet.

  6. 49erfan44 says: Jun 19, 2014 1:01 AM

    Sanders, then Gore.

  7. rjwill says: Jun 19, 2014 1:22 AM

    surprised at the lack of respect for eric allen.

  8. bobzilla1001 says: Jun 19, 2014 3:45 AM

    Tony Dungy …

  9. deangelo23hall says: Jun 19, 2014 4:57 AM

    If anyone forgot just how good Neon was, YouTube “Deion Sanders”

    Sit back, and enjoy the show.

    21 will always be Prime.

  10. tominma says: Jun 19, 2014 5:34 AM

    The best player in NFL history wore # 32!

  11. iceburgskin202 says: Jun 19, 2014 5:53 AM

    If not for the tragedy I have a feeling Sean Taylor would’ve been at least a lock for 3 on this list. Then again he would’ve been fined weekly for doing his job patrolling the middle!

  12. kcroyal says: Jun 19, 2014 7:06 AM

    Having more than three names on this list is stupid.

  13. djstat says: Jun 19, 2014 7:30 AM

    Why is Sean Taylor on this list? He had what? One good season? Its a tragedy what happened to him but still should not be in this discussion

  14. mrbigass says: Jun 19, 2014 7:31 AM

    You probably have 3 folks here who know who Hadl is……

  15. wtfchiefs says: Jun 19, 2014 8:19 AM

    I don’t understand how guys that play 3 or 4 seasons get on these lists.

  16. floratiotime says: Jun 19, 2014 9:10 AM

    How does Sean Taylor get a vote? He hardly had a career. These fanboys need to give it a break.

  17. jayvee3 says: Jun 19, 2014 11:29 AM

    Curious to see Sean Taylor on the list and not Bob Sanders. One played 55 games and made one All Pro 2nd team, while one played 50 games, made two All Pro 1st teams, won DPotY, and was arguably the MVP of a SB run.

  18. whenwilliteverend says: Jun 19, 2014 12:53 PM

    I bet you only have about three people who know how good Terry Metcalf was.

  19. themike31 says: Jun 19, 2014 5:05 PM

    Deion was probably the right choice, but Woodson might be my favorite player of the modern era so I just had to throw a vote there. Him being gone is the reason the Packers haven’t made it back to a Super Bowl since 45.

  20. dd393 says: Jun 19, 2014 9:01 PM

    You forgot Bob Jeter.

  21. durskichiro says: Jun 22, 2014 11:36 AM

    My top 21s in NFL history:

    1 Tomlinson: Only Simpson, Payton and possibly Jim Brown were better all-time not only running backs but players overall in NFL history.

    2 Sanders: Top 5 corner all-time. Top 3 as far as dangerous return men behind only Hester and Sayers.

    3 Barber: Should have been MVP over Alexander. Unfortunately played along a great short yardage back in Jacobs. Barber always was the reason they were in scoring position. Great homerun back who could also get yards with power and elite moves. Excellent receiver and underrated blocker. Seems a jerk as a person based on media outlets.

    4 Woodson

    5 Allen
    6 Gore
    7 Brooks
    8 Bob Sanders
    9 Taylor
    10 Bob Jeter

  22. durskichiro says: Jun 22, 2014 11:43 AM

    Hadl like most of the old AFL quarterbacks racked up huge numbers against almost non-existent defenses. He was average with the Rams in the NFL, and was the worst trade acquisition in NFL history with the Rams pilfering draft picks from the desperate and foolish Packers. Yes this was the Lawrence Welk trade. The Rams got a one and a two and a one, a and a two and a three.

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