Discussion in 'San Diego Chargers and NFL Discussion' started by swoop, May 11, 2012.
Team retires legend's No. 55 at end of tribute ceremony.
Great pics. I taped it and just finished watching it. It was nice to see Bobby Ross there. I also second Dan Fouts: It was very classy to see John Elway, Peyton Manning and John Fox there. Those guys are all class.
I went too SOB. Great stuff. It was definitely emotional. LT's speech was top notch
It was a fitting tribute not only for a great football player and Charger, but a good human being and friend as well. I think last night's celebration of Junior's life will help his family, friends, and fans with moving forward.
I was slightly disappointed that Rodney Harrison and Bobby Beathard didn't speak, and I was hoping that Drew Brees might have also participated since he helped lead the paddle-out last weekend. The Chris Berman taped tribute was a pleasant surprise and the only recognition from the national media. Roger Goodell should have done at least as much.
In addition to retiring his number, the Chargers will undoubtedly have a halftime ceremony sometime during the 2012 season to honor Junior with a jersey retirement celebration. I hope they leave his number 55 painted on the midfield for the 2012 season. If the NFL weren't so corporate, I could even imagine the Chargers replacing the 50 yard-line marker with 55.
Other ideas would be to have midfield painted with a logo of the Chargers throwback helmet with #55 (like they once did for Rodney Harrison while he was suspended for a game) or re-using the team's 50th anniversary shield logo, replacing 50 with 55 and the dates with 1990-2002
I read that at the season opener vs Tennessee they will officially retire 55. Why was John Lynch there??
Great suggestions SOB!!!
Lynch played vs Seau when he was at Torry Pines and Jr. was at Oceanside....and they were pretty close.
And thanks for the pics... there are chances that I will be in San Diego for the game vs the Titans in the fall...hope so!
http://www.playitusa.com/news/2012/05/23716/nfl-junior-seau-laddio-di-un-grande-campione/ Montana was the QB for the 49 ers in "94 in this italian article... few fallow football here in Italy. Still amazed that an italian newspaper remberd Junior!
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