Friday, May 05, 2006

But why 'Samson'?

The old adage is that football is a religion in the South. Tonight, at a Birmingham Steeldogs arena football game, that may well be a literal statement, thanks to "Christian Throwback jerseys."

The Birmingham News can explain: "The small 'Steeldogs' under the front collar was replaced by 'Samson' and the player's name on the back of the jersey was replaced by a book from the Bible. The books go with the players' numbers to form biblical references."

Believe it or not, this isn't the most unusual news item regarding arena football in Alabama in the last couple of weeks.

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