An establishment Tuscaloosa, Ala. has combined arguably one of most well-known pieces of art from the Renaissance and two of the most-beloved figures in Alabama Crimson Tide football lore.
Yep, at the Druid City Brewing Co. there is a re-creation, done in chalk, of Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” (above), which serves as the central image in the fresco on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and replaced God with Crimson Tide legendary head coach Bear Bryant and Adam with current Alabama football figurehead Nick Saban.
Only in Alabama.
And a close-up of the two legendary coaches depicted as the Almighty God and the first man whom he created in his image:
Wow. I suppose it makes sense in a twisted, SEC-crazy kind of way. Much like God breathed life into Adam, illustrated in the fresco as the deity sparking life into his creation through the touch of his finger, Bear Bryant must have imparted his winning spirit on to his head coaching heir. Albeit instead of their fingers touching, Bryant and Saban are both holding the BCS title trophy, which as far as I know, did not exist when Bear Bryant was winning six national championships.
Such trivialities and nitpicking needn’t deter from the grandeur of the artwork, though. Truly, a piece of heavenly brilliance, heavily infused with a near-fervor-like passion for Alabama football that borders on religious fanaticism.
Roll tide. Amen.
[H/T SB Nation]