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Editor's note: There's a statue of Jason White at Oklahoma. There's a statue of Danny Wuerffel at Florida. The Phillie Phanatic was feted with no fewer than 20 statues last year in Philadelphia -- and he hasn't even won a Heisman Trophy! If these guys have their own statues, something must be done to honor more deserving sports figures whose artistic immortalization is long overdue. So each Monday, Page 2 will proudly unveil its Fictional Sports Statue of the Week.
Location: Black Rock Desert, Nev.
Design Inspiration(s): The Burning Man wooden effigy.
This effigy serves to honor Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo, one of the finest goalies on the entire planet. Unfortunately, he was torched for 18 goals in four defeats during the Stanley Cup finals loss to the Boston Bruins -- stopping a mere 79 percent of opposing shots in those games. So in the burn, baby, burn spirit of Canucks fans, we present them with an invite to ignite this awesomely massive likeness.
Text by Thomas Neumann.
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