Eric Breitesten-GOAT

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Eric Breitesten-GOAT

Postby boulder3m on Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:45 pm

That's a big statement-Greatest of All Time. Eric Breitenstein was in the house Saturday, looking good in his suit and full beard. He became a member of the Wofford Athletic Hall of Fame along with some other well deserving players and supporters. During the game when glancing up at the video board I was also looking at the numbers 1 and 51 which had been retired. Then I came across the article by Todd that I had expected after Eric came to town. That number 7 became something special when Eric wore it for us over a five year span. That he was not the Walter Payton Award winner his senior year was a total travesty, but then that has been said many times on this board. That #7 should go up on the hill, but I would hope it wouldn't be retired. It should be worn as a gift from the coaching staff to one who deserves it in his senior year. Lorenzo Long chose to wear that number realizing what it meat when he put it on. He wore it with pride, and he also had what was probably a Hall of Fame career. Perhaps we should do that with all of the retired numbers-let the coaches award them to players for their senior year IF they have earned that privilege.

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Re: Eric Breitesten-GOAT

Postby youngterrier on Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:56 pm

I agree, that would be a good tradition to start
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Re: Eric Breitesten-GOAT

Postby Ruckus on Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:11 am

Nobody should wear #7 again. LoLo did it justice but EB deserves to have that honor. It's not about anyone else but him. My apologies to Mr. Richardson and Shawn Graves, but he is the best we have ever had. Period.
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Re: Eric Breitesten-GOAT

Postby WTFan on Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:21 am

+1 Ruckus. Simply the best ever at his position. He deserves the retirement of #7 and a monument on the hill. Can't imagine there would even be a discussion about it.
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Re: Eric Breitesten-GOAT

Postby Eyes of Old Main on Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:42 pm

I thought the same thing from the stands on Saturday. That the #7 is not retired is bordering on criminal at this point. I understand hat Lorenzo long asked specifically for it and I applaud that bravado (and he did it justice), but no one is wearing it this season and it needs to be done. Perhaps some felt that Graves' number was returned too soon and maybe it was. Shawn was something else and a transformational player for our program, but so was Eric. I don't know who makes that call these days (I assume Coach Ayers and Richard Johnson), but the decision to honor Eric Breitenstein's contributions is both a no brainer and also five years overdue. I feel just as strongly about retiring the #7 as I do about the fact that we ought to be watching the Terriers play on Mike Ayers Field at Gibbs Stadium.
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