See post below for today's Quickie.
The movie "The Number 23" came out today. As with almost every Jim Carrey movie that isn't a comedy (except "Eternal Sunshine"), you could see it coming: Panned.
But it lends itself to an interesting discussion/debate: After Michael Jordan, who is the greatest No. 23 of all time?
Let's look at it two ways: Greatest No. 23 (besides MJ) in ANY sport, and greatest No. 23 in each of the major sports. (For the NBA, obviously, the greatest No. 23 after
MLB: Ryne Sandberg
NFL: Uh, Devin Hester?
NHL: Uh, Chris Drury?
College FB or BB: Hmm...
(Interesting trivia: No team in the NFL has ever retired No. 23.)
Have at it, and bonus points for inspired or non-obvious choices.
(Oscar picks coming soon!)