Well, it shouldn’t be a surprise who we would vote for. SI recently ranked the greatest athletes to wear each number ranging from 1-99 in all sports. At first I didn’t have time to review the whole list, but I did check out 18 and 88. Peyton was named the best to wear #18
Marvin came in as the runner up at #88, behind Alan Page. Bummer, but obviously a tough guy to argue with. I also enjoyed Pete Rose at #14 http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0706/gallery.numbers.part1/content.16.html
Reggie Miller came in as the runner up at #31 to Greg Maddux. Larry Bird was the runner up to Kareem at 33. Isaiah Thomas was runner up at 11.
As a rule we don’t recognize the Baltimore Colts because they don’t recognize Indy, but just for kicks we’ll mention that Johnny U came in first at 19. Marshal Faulk was #28, but the pic was of him in a Rams jersey, so no link from us.
Johnny Bench was runner up to Joe Dimaggio at #5. Tony Siragusa was the runner up for #98.
And finally, on behalf of my adopted country, I strenuously object to Pele over Maradona at 10.
For those of you who don’t know who Maradona is, let’s just say (and I’m not joking even a little) that his nickname in Argentina is “Dios“.