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Sports statues in the new Bronze Age

When even Cam Newton is being memorialized at Auburn, the trend has gone too far

Originally Published: April 21, 2011
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

It's hard to pinpoint precisely when statues of sports stars became the way for teams to say "I love you" or just do some serious showing-off. But it is possible to nail down exactly when the impulse went overboard. Last week, Auburn's Cam Newton became the clear-cut demarcation line. The place where no one had gone before.

Even if you already had a personal policy about other sports plagues like the personal seat license or in-game bratwurst races at baseball games, now you ...

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