Here's a tip: pretend Ted Ginn never happened.
The online NFL shop, which earlier gave notice that purchased Marshall jerseys "will not ship until the official number is issued," is now shipping out fresh new Reebok no. 19s with the name of the Beast splashed across the back.
“As of this point, [Marshall's] wearing No. 19,” Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene told the Sun-Sentinel.
The brou-haha over Marshall's number, such as it is, began shortly after he signed with Miami. Marshall had hoped to continue wearing no. 15 as he had in Denver, but that was already occupied by stage five clinger and upright citizen Davone Bess, whose very character is wrapped up in the 1 and 5.
So 19 it is, and as much as we hate for our smiley saviour to have any taint upon his glorious person, he might as well stick with it -- it's just a number, after all, and we've already forgotten Ted Gi...who were we talking about?
Janie Campbell is a Florida native who believes in the pro-set and ballpark hot dogs. Her work has appeared in irreverent sports sites around the internet.