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The 50-Year Plan: how the Bears can unretire numbers and honor more legends

The 50-Year Plan: how the Bears can unretire numbers and honor more legends

Would you be okay with the Bears unretiring number 34? What if they put Walter’s initials permanently on the sleeve... and didn’t do it until 50 years after the number was retired? (Photo by Robert Fila, Chicago Tribune — via newspapers.com — taken at Soldier Field, Oct. 8, 1984, after Payton broke Jim Brown’s all-time rushing record) In 2013, the Bears declared that they would retire no more numbers after Ditka’s 89, thus leaving some all-time greats without the honor. WCG historian Jack M Silverstein offers a plan to unretire numbers in a way that will,...

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