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 Post subject: Why 3
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I have never seen why Wilson chose #3. At Wisconsin he wore #16. Often, athletes have specific reasons or superstitions for the # they wear. Was it because of the round he was chosen? Anyone know?

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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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I could be wrong but I assume it has to do with the bible verse John 3:16


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3rd round pick?

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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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Because #16 was already taken by Kris Durham when RW arrived.


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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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After he got drafted, he went to twitter and said that the numbr 3 had a special meaning to him.

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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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Here's Why.

- People said he was 3 inches to short to play QB in the NFL.
- He was Drafted in the 3rd rd.
- He will win 3 Super Bowls in his career.


and those are my 3 reasons Russell Wilson chose the number 3...


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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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Johnny wrote:
Here's Why.

- People said he was 3 inches to short to play QB in the NFL.
- He was Drafted in the 3rd rd.
- He will win 3 Super Bowls in his career.


and those are my 3 reasons Russell Wilson chose the number 3...


Only 3 Super Bowls? :(


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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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Another possible reason could be the Holy Trinity perhaps? He's been pretty straightforward about his devotion to his faith...

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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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He's from Virginia; where Iverson is a legend. Like Iverson, he is the undersized underdog with huge heart dominating against giants.

Or at least thats what I like to think, as Iverson is my all time fave.


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After the draft he was interviewed and said he choose three because he always wanted to be reminded what round he was drafted in.

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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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He's from Virginia; where Iverson is a legend. Like Iverson, he is the undersized underdog with huge heart dominating against giants.

Or at least thats what I like to think, as Iverson is my all time fave.


Shame that A.I. can't get a shot in the NBA, be nice if he got a contract with a team like the Heat.

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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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Throwdown wrote:
kobebryant wrote:
He's from Virginia; where Iverson is a legend. Like Iverson, he is the undersized underdog with huge heart dominating against giants.

Or at least thats what I like to think, as Iverson is my all time fave.


Shame that A.I. can't get a shot in the NBA, be nice if he got a contract with a team like the Heat.


Too much pride (hardheaded) to realize that he should really be only a complimentary piece at this point, no matter how badly he needs money. Sad to see too, in his prime I don't think I enjoyed a pro athlete more.


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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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kobebryant wrote:
He's from Virginia; where Iverson is a legend. Like Iverson, he is the undersized underdog with huge heart dominating against giants.

Or at least thats what I like to think, as Iverson is my all time fave.


Says the guy with the "kobebryant" screen-name. :thfight7: :177692:


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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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3 was already my favorite number, this just confirms it.


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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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After he got drafted, he went to twitter and said that the numbr 3 had a special meaning to him.

His dad taught him the 3 Ps... perseverance, perspective, and purpose.

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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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Dude is super religious. It's John 3:16. 16 in college, 3 in the pros. Pretty simple.

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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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He wanted his number to match the time he shows up to the VMAC to start watching film each morning.


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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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Why 3?

Because when you naturally hold up three fingers in the "USA style" (pointer, middle and ring) , it makes a "W" for Wilson and for Win.


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Wouldn't surprise me at all if it has something to do with the round he was drafted. Like a constant reminder to keep proving people wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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There are a lot of explanations and we have no idea which one was right. Mine is the Joe Montana angle. Wilson idolized Joe Montana growing up and is on record saying that he wore #16 in college in tribute to the #16 that Montana wore in the pros. When Wilson became a Seahawk, #16 was unavailable because it was owned by Kris Durham. Joe Montana himself had to change numbers when going to the pros. He wore #3 at Notre Dame before switching to #16 for the 49ers. Montana himself was a 3rd round pick.

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SeaTown81 wrote:
Dude is super religious. It's John 3:16. 16 in college, 3 in the pros. Pretty simple.


With John Schneider serving the role of John the Baptist. I hope he keeps his head longer.


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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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because 3 is a cut in half 8
and 8 sideways if infinity. His amount of talent.
until he wins a superbowl it will be 3
after superbowl it will be a sideways 8.


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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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Riley12 wrote:
Why 3?

Because when you naturally hold up three fingers in the "USA style" (pointer, middle and ring) , it makes a "W" for Wilson and for Win.


I thought it meant you voted for W?


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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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Found this comment on English's blog from a reader from North Carolina. Cements what was already obvious.

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On the local Raleigh, NC sports radio show 10 days ago (lots of Wilson interest here still) Wilson specifically referenced John 3:16 when asked why he chose #3. The hosts didn’t know that #16 was taken by Durham.


http://seahawksdraftblog.com/irvin-wils ... ing-points

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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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Could also partially be due to his father being Harrison Benjamin Wilson III.

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 Post subject: Re: Why 3
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Could be that 3 is how many licks Mr. Owl told him it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.


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