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Thursday
Jul202006

God Said Tackle That Man

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.

Examples:

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.

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I was recently talking to a California transplant to Birmingham and she was asking me about religion and culture and all of that sort of thing. I told her that people are just much more open about religion (regardless of their faith) and that while some people can be obnoxious with it, most people are just curious. She was fascinated when I told her I'd been approached by Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Hare Krishnas that wanted to share their faith with me in Birmingham. I'm sure I'm in the minority of people there that have actually been witnessed to by a variety of world religions, but it's there and I've found everybody to be more comfortable talking about it.

The South is definately its own thing (sometimes for better, sometimes for worse.)
July 20, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterNico

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