The curtain came off today of a 16-foot statue set up at Sundance Square meant to celebrate the greatness of high school football, and yeah, yeah, just in time for the Super blah.
The steel sculpture — "Cradle of Champions" — built by Gerdau Ameristeel from recycled — that would mean “scrap,” right? — metal includes 2,000-ish names of Texas high schoolers who went on to play in the NFL.
According to a news release, the steel came from sources such as “the recently demolished stadium in North Texas.” Um, Texas Stadium, maybe?
The thing weighs 7 tons and depicts the Texas outline with a giant football impaling the state deep in its heart.
What, Odessa didn’t want it?