Channel 9's Drew Soicher devoted much of Tuesday night's late sportscast to a conversation with John Elway about whether or not he was bothered by Nuggets starChauncey Billups' decision to ditch the number 7
, which he wore last year to honor Big John, in favor of his original digit, 1. Why? Hell if I know, particularly since Elway wasn't bothered in the slightest, for obvious reasons. The number 7 is extremely prevalent in the NFL, withthe Pittsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger confirming that he chose it to honor Elway
, and many ofthe other twelve QBs on this list
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having likely done so, too, either consciously or unconsciously. Indeed, any footballer who wears 7 should gird himself for Elway references. Takethis piece
about Kansas Chief's hurler Matt Cassel's decision in favor of 7; author Bob Gretz writes, "Maybe he can wear the number with the same proficiency and production as the guy who used to be No. 7 in Denver, the man who broke so many Kansas City hearts, John Elway."
Not that he's likely to make anyone forget who's the real number 7.