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His Number is Being Retired?

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Puzzle ID:#35374
Fun:*** (2.36)
Difficulty:*** (2.76)
Submitted By:meintsi*****
Corrected By:cnmne




Joe was at a high school class reunion when he let slip that his college basketball jersey was going to be retired in the near future. Many of his classmates were very aware of Joe's success at college and knew many famous professional players had also attended the school before him. For him to be the 31st player awarded with the honor by the school was a great achievement, but his former high school coach who had dropped by the reunion to see many of his returning students knew Joe was mistaken. Why?

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Feb 20, 2007


(empty air)

I don't know the first thing about basket ball. Learned something new today!
Feb 20, 2007

I knew of the hand signals for fouls, but had no idea how the jerseys were figured out. Nice job.
Feb 20, 2007

This would not be a problem in China and in most of Asia where all nine basic numbers can be signed with one hand.

Good teaser.
Feb 22, 2007

Wow, learned something new!
Feb 24, 2007

Actually, zero is allowed, many Div. 1 teams use it.

I got hung up on the "jersey retired" vs. "number retired" I was thinking they could honor a jersey by retiring it, but still use the number in a few years.

good one.
Mar 04, 2007

Jul 04, 2007

Too much math for me.

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