Ryan Howard and the Face of Philadelphia Sports

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Ryan Howard and the Face of Philadelphia Sports
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New York has Derek Jeter.  Los Angeles has Kobe Bryant.  Chicago has Brian Urlacher.  Houston has Matt Schaub.  Phoenix has Steve Nash.  Baltimore has Cal Ripken, Jr.

It is a topic that Philadelphia sports talk radio loves to kick around from time to time: Who is the face of Philadelphia sports?

The reason this topic is so interesting is because Philadelphia has had its share of sports icons, from Wilt to Chuck Bednarik to Steve Carlton to Mike Schmidt to Dr. J to Allen Iverson to Donovan McNabb.

At present, there is no clear consensus as to the face of Philadelphia sports.

But here is a look at some of the candidates.

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