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It's weird, what "unofficially retired" or "in effect" means--

May 25, 2023 01:26PM
It was not issued "making it retired" but then Von Miller wanted it -- it was "unofficially" retired
but they can do whatever needs to be done to make it official now, send paperwork to the league?
Nothing, just say it's retured? Not sure these even is a process.

NBC Sports
"The Rams have several retired numbers. Elroy Hirsch’s No. 40 is not among them.

Still, the number hasn’t been issued in decades. Linebacker Von Miller, who wore No. 40 at Texas A&M, has gotten the blessing of Hirsch’s family to wear the unofficially retired number.

Officially, the Rams have retired eight numbers: 7 (Bob Waterfield), 28 (Marshall Faulk), 29 (Eric Dickerson), 74 (Merlin Olen), 75 (Deacon Jones), 78 (Jackie Slater), 80 (Isaac Bruce), and 85 (Jack Youngblood).

Von Miller now gets his chance to wear 40, with blessing from the family of former Rams legend Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch. The Hall of Famer ..."

but old media guide says this---which is what they mean by unofficial, not issued---


  What number should be retired next by the Rams?

BerendsenRam136May 25, 2023 08:41AM

  None, IMO

NewMexicoRam58May 25, 2023 08:47AM

  Wait a second! Warner retired a Cardinal?

Ramsdude83May 25, 2023 08:53AM

  I thought it was you don't get..

sstrams50May 25, 2023 09:20AM

  Only ONE jersey should be hanging from the rafters!!!!

Ramgator77May 25, 2023 10:33AM

  Now that was funny!!!

Ramsdude52May 25, 2023 11:00AM

  Re: What number should be retired next by the Rams?

WhiteHorns51May 25, 2023 11:52AM

  has to be 40 (Hirsch)

LMU9341May 25, 2023 01:12PM

  I'd be ok if none were retired at all

Ramsdude41May 25, 2023 01:19PM

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