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Letters: A name for sports park




We understand there is a request for public input on the naming of the new sports complex. 


We feel serious consideration should be given to naming the complex in honor of Leslie Frazier. Frazier, one of the premier NFL players of the last 30 years has been given scant attention in Columbus, the place of his birth and raising. This is especially true of the media. 


In recent years we have honored, rightfully, Columbus natives Walter "Red" Barber, Henry Armstrong and others. Now, it is time to honor Leslie Frazier and to honor him while he is alive and able to appreciate recognition from his native town and state. 


Leslie Frazier starred at Alcorn State, played for the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears (teammate of Mississippian Walter Payton, the greatest running back ever), is presently the defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings and was named to John Madden''s all time team. He is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has been during his entire playing and coaching career. 


We submit that no athlete who played on the fields of Columbus even comes close to Frazier. 


Let''s name the complex Leslie Frazier Park. 


Mark Leonard 


Jerry Mitchener 





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Reader Comments

Article Comment Viking Fan commented at 5/19/2010 12:51:00 PM:

I would second that motion. Wasn't even thinking of Frazier but now that you guys pointed that out, it's a logical choice!!


Article Comment Kathy Wyatt Wade commented at 5/20/2010 2:36:00 PM:

I think the complex should be named Leslie Frazier Park. Long overdue and long unrecognized.


Article Comment Kathy Wyatt Wade commented at 5/20/2010 2:37:00 PM:

I think the complex should be named Leslie Frazier Park. Long overdue and long unrecognized.


Article Comment walter commented at 6/9/2010 6:09:00 PM:

Name the Sports-Plex John "BB" Thomas: at the rate Leslie is moving, naming the sports-plex after him is not enough. It would be wiser to wait until Leslie has come closer to ending his professional career and is approaching retirement. Given the trajectory he is on now, it might be more appropriate to rename the entire city or county after him. Way to go Leslie. I'm pulling for you.


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