The greatest Rocky in history, the original Rocky, was Mr. Marciano, an undefeated heavyweight-boxing champion.
Last year the World Boxing Association donated a 22-foot statue to the city of Brockton, Mass., birthplace of Rocky.
When the city asked Massachusetts to put up a highway sign with directions to the statue, the state refused. The Mass. Department of Transportation, overseer of more wrong way directions than a bad GPS system, claimed Rocky was not important enough, significant enough to have a regional sign.
Perhaps the dolts at the Mass DOT mixed up the fictional Rocky with the real Rocky. There are signs of for telling people where Ted Williams' statue is, and he and Rocky were national figures at the same time.
We suspect that the state DOT should be put on the spot and remove the signs telling us where fictional places are: like the House of Seven Gables or the Moby Dick museum in New Bedford.
Perhaps it is time to tell those people in Concord to take down the signs where the shot heard round the world was fired in 1776.
Maybe the avenues of Cambridge, Mass., should be uncluttered with any sign telling folks where Paul Revere rode. It wasn't Revere, citizens. It was his partner William Dawes.
Such errors and inconsistencies never stopped Massachusetts bureaucrats before, but now they are exercising their ignorant power.
Rocky Marciano died in a plane crash in 1971. His relatives are stunned by the state's callous action.