IMO retired numbers suck. I like what Denver does by retiring names and not numbers (despite a few retired) The Patriots (out of all the teams) had so many numbers retired that they had to un-retired about 6 numbers a few years ago.I am all for retirning a number for a few year. I bet nobody wears #24 for a year or two, then opening it back up. No need to retire a number just get the player in the ring of fame with his jersey number next to him.
They say that love is more important than money, but have you ever tried to pay your bills with a hug?
My favorite memory of Mickey Slaughter was the Broncos made him the first QB to sear a camera in his helmet as a QB in the preseason game- It looked like a double decker bus on his head and weighed about 7 pounts - Mickey could barely hold his head up straight. After the game - they rushed the film into the delivery room so they could see what Mickey Slaughter was seeing out there at QB. When they ran the film - most of the shots straight up in the sky - as Mickey got sacked about a dozen times.