"Liberty" - Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant - Alabama Football Coach (Liberty Bowl 1982)
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Liberty pays tribute to the final game and final victory ride of the legendary Coach Paul W. Bryant. The setting was the historic Liberty Bowl football classic, played in Memphis on December 29, 1982. When Coach Bryant announced that this game would be his last as head football coach for the University of Alabama, a commemorative painting by Daniel Moore was conceived.
The word "LIBERTY" at the top of the painting represents the Liberty Bowl, which served as the backdrop on which the post-game drama unfolded; the "number one" gesture of the player's hand representing the greatest coach in the history of major collegiate football; the eleven players in the composition symbolize all of the teams throughout the years whose hard work and dedication "carried" the “Bear” to the pinnacle of his success; the numbers "21" and "15" on the players' helmets – the winning score against Illinois on that historic night; the helmets numbered "58, 82 and 83" represent Bryant's first year as head coach at Alabama in 1958; his retirement in 1982 and his death in 1983, respectively.
Each Liberty 25th Anniversary Regular Edition print has an image size of 8"x10" and is signed and numbered (Edition Size of 1982) by the artist and is accompanied by a Certificate of Limited Edition. Please allow 7-10 business days for completion of custom-framed orders.
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