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Monday, October 20, 2014

Articles tagged: statues

Mario Balotelli commissioned a statue of himself in his hometown

Mario Balotelli may be Mario Balotelli’s biggest fan, which is why it is no surprise to hear that he has commissioned a statue of himself to be built in his hometown of Brescia, Italy. But not just any statue — one of Balotelli striking his signature flexing pose after scoring a goal. “I received the…Read More

Frank Thomas Gets Statue in Chicago

The White Sox are treating Frank Thomas right in his retirement. Last year they retired his jersey at the Cell in Chicago, leading to an emotional speech from The Big Hurt. This year they decided to give him a bronze statue in the left field concourse. Charles Comiskey, Minnie Minoso, Carlton Fisk, Nellie Fox and…Read More

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Upset He Has No Statue Outside Staples Center

Generally in American society, we practice modesty. That’s just the way it is. Talking about your own accomplishments is usually seen as bragging or “tooting your own horn,” and that is something that is frowned upon in our culture. Why do you think people like LeBron James are so hated? Could it be because he…Read More

Sam Bradford the Latest Heisman Trophy Winner to get a Statue

Sam Bradford may only be 23 years old, but that doesn’t make you too young to have a bronze statue fashioned in your likeness in Oklahoma. The former Heisman Trophy winner had his statue unveiled Saturday night at the Sooner Spectacular gala, and it will go on display outside Memorial Stadium in Norman alongside Billy…Read More

Nick Saban Statue Unveiled at Alabama A-Day (Pictures)

When pictures of the Nick Saban bronze statue first hit the web, we laughed that the statue looked like a milk chocolate treat or a parade float. But now that the statue was finally unveiled outside Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, we have less to make fun of because it actually looks normal. Check it out:…Read More

Cam Newton Getting a Statue from Auburn

Cam Newton hasn’t even been drafted into the NFL, but that hasn’t stopped Auburn University from deciding to memorialize the Heisman Trophy winner and national champion with a bronze statue. Auburn had already ordered two bronze statues in March of 2010 for Heisman Trophy winners Bo Jackson and Pat Sullivan, but after Newton had his…Read More

Tim Tebow, Danny Wuerffel, Steve Spurrier Get Bronze Statues at Florida

Florida’s three Heisman Trophy winners were memorialized with bronze statues that were unveiled Saturday during the Gators’ spring game at The Swamp. The program’s three winners, Tim Tebow (2007), Danny Wuerffel (1996), and Steve Spurrier (1966) were all honored with life-sized statues that are on display outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville. Both Spurrier…Read More

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