Today I went to Billy Sims BBQ in Lincoln Park. Billy was there signing autographs. It was great! He was charismatic, gracious and just an all around great guy. He signed a banner, a towel and 2 hats. The whole time he carried on a conversation and presented himself extremely well.
I went home, and thought about how I missed the opportunity to get a picture. So, I went to Google and found an image of Billy Sims, Lem Barney and Barry Sanders. I printed it out, and took it back to the restaurant.
When I walked in, I was surprised to see nobody in line for his autograph. I looked to my right and saw Billy Sims wiping off tables in his restaurant! He remembered me from earlier, or at least my Lions jacket which he complimented right away. Again, he graciously signed the photo. He told me there are only a couple of photographs in existence with all 3 of the great #20's signatures on them. Billy is working on having all 3 do an autograph session at his restaurant, and I am signed up to be notified if that happens. Lem is already on board, and they are waiting on Barry.
I don't know how to post photos on this website, or I'd show the signed picture. It is awesome.
All of this led to the question asked in my title. Barry is arguably one of the best ever to play the game. When you add that to Lem Barney and Billy Sims....
So, again I ask for real:
Is there a better number in all of sports than our #20?