12 Days of Jersey GOATS: On The Sixth Day Of Christmas

The 12 Days of Christmas is one of the most recognizable carols in the Christmas lexicon, so we’re pairing it with the most recognizable jerseys. 

Rob Manoff, Matt Maratea, and myself aka the voices behind the Write The Radio podcast are embarking on the 12 Jersey GOATS of Christmas. From the partridge in the pear tree to twelve drummers drumming we’re going 1 through 12 to find the best player who ever wore the number.

How it’s going down is simple. We’ve narrowed down a rep from each of the 4 major sports and throw a poll up on Twitter. Then the real experts weigh in and select the final winner. We’ll put up a post announcing the winner. Later in the countdown, we’ll announce our contest winners as well. 

Oh, that’s right, we’re doing a giveaway as well. That part is simple too. All it takes is 3 simple steps. 1. Vote in the polls. 2. Retweet the poll. 3. Follow the Last Out Media Twitter account.

6 Geese A Laying- Bill The Hill

The greatest champion the NBA has ever seen, Bill Russell was the centerpiece of the Boston Celtics run of dominance in the 50s and 60s. Russell led Boston to 11 championships in 13 seasons, a feat that will never be matched again. When his playing days were done he transitioned to coaching, and found success there as well. Winning two more titles.

Russell showcasing his dominance on the low block.

Russell’s impact off the court was just as legendary off the court as it was on. He was a champion for civil rights and often joined Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and other prominent black athletes of the time in fighting for equality and against racial injustice. It is no wonder the NBA has since renamed its Finals MVP award after him. He was truly the most valuable player on and off the hardwood.

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