Thursday, April 13, 2006

Arena Football League turns to Bible

In UNI-WATCH, a regular feature of ESPN's Page 2 that focuses entirely on the detailed information surrounding the uniform design of rofessional and collegiate sports teams (it's really a LOT more interesting that it sounds), we read the following:
Just when you thought you'd seen everything, check out the latest news release from the Arena Football League: "For the first time in sports history, a professional franchise will wear Bible-themed jerseys during a game. On Saturday, May 5, the Birmingham Steeldogs will don jerseys with the name of Bible hero Samson embroidered on the front. Specific Bible chapter and verse references will be created by combining the names and numerals on the backs of each player. Steeldogs offensive specialist Kerry Wright regularly wears number 1, so on May 5 the name on his back will change from 'Wright' to 'Genesis,' in reference to Genesis chapter 1.

Free Bibles will be handed out, so those in attendance can search to find the Bible references on the jerseys of each Birmingham player. The Bible-themed jerseys are the latest creations of Christian Throwback Jersey Company of Birmingham."
I wonder how long it will take for the ACLU to get involved in this one???

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