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What's in a surname? Not 'Sr.' [Commentary]
What's in a surname? Not 'Sr.' [Commentary]

This season, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith added to his jersey nameplate the suffix "Sr." He did this to acknowledge his third son, also named Steve, born this past July. It seems an admirable and harmless enough action. Under NFL rules, however, the play should have been disallowed. Sure, seeing that "Sr." on Smith's back immediately brought about fatherly feelings in me. It did so not only because of Mr. Smith's fatherly reason for the addition, but also because of Mr. Smith's jersey itself. You see, for years my sons and I have enjoyed a little game in which we playfully rate the best sports jerseys we see people wearing and declare a...

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