I love this story.
Headline: "Alabama company mixing Bible and college sports"
A Jasper, Alabama company headed by a man named Joseph Lundy is selling college football t-shirts with a twist: bible verses. Made mostly for Alabama and Auburn fans (but also considering selling to Georgia and Texas fans), the shirts piece together fandom and scripture.
One Alabama shirt has a drawing of an elephant with words from Job: "If you lay a hand on him, you will remember the struggle and never do it again."
For Auburn fans, there's an orange shirt with a drawing of an eagle and words from Proverbs: "The way of an EAGLE in the sky."...
..."We're probably looking at one more shirt for Tuscaloosa and one more for Auburn. There is a verse for the Tuscaloosa shirt, Job 9:9, that references, 'He is the Maker of the Bear,' and people already tell us they would love to see that on a shirt," said Lundy.
I'm a non-native southerner, so this stuff is endlessly fascinating. Religion and politics and sports blend effortlessly down here. It's a very unique dynamic of the Southern existence.