On Saturday, Smokin’ Joe Frazier was finally honored with a statue in Philadelphia. The unveiling ceremony came after years and years of people ruing the fact that the late heavyweight champion of the real world lacked a statue while a fictional pugilist had a high-profile one.
That got me to asking a simple Monday morning question on Twitter:
We FINALLY have one for Smokin’ Joe Frazier. Who should be next on the Philly-statue list? http://t.co/eawv3py0hH
— Brian P. Hickey (@BrianPHickey) September 14, 2015
Some notable suggestions with Philly connections:
Kim Cattrall (of “Mannequin” fame)
Paulie Pennino (Rocky’s brother-in-law)
The entire roster of the 1992-93 76ers
The quick responses spoke to a regional desire to weigh in on such a topic, which is why we are now asking you, valued NewsWorks readers, the same question.
Please tell us in the comments below who you think deserves of a statue to honor their works and service.