Come To Think of It: Exploring the Walter Payton Statue Controversy

Posted: 16th September 2009 by Bob Warja in NFL
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Joseph Stalin once said, "The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic." While that may be true to some, Soldier Field was erected, in part, so that the memory of those men and women who fought for our country and shed their blood and their lives would have a place to be remembered. It is with this thought in mind that the Chicago park district and some military veterans oppose the attempts by the "Friends of Walter Payton" committee to have a statue in his honor out in front of Solider Field. The bronze statue, being constructed in Wasilla, AK, with a foundry in Utah, will be slightly larger than 6'0" tall and life size. The base will be about five to six feet tall. The sculptor is Stan Watts, who specializes in life-size bronzes. While it's the home o ...

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