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Sweet spot

It's a no-brainer: Put Payton's statue at Soldier Field

Originally Published: September 16, 2009
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Let me get this straight: The same Chicago Park District that doesn't mind its stadium looking like a "Star Wars" toilet bowl might be willing to place a Walter Payton statue on the Soldier Field grounds? Huh?

We're talking about Sweetness here, not Curtis Enis. We're talking about the greatest running back this franchise, this city and -- sorry, Emmitt Smith -- the NFL has ever seen. We're talking about a guy who left bits and pieces of his body on that field and did so ...

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