Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Bear and Jesus, What's the Difference?
1. BEAR IS IN THE WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAM. In February, 1983 President Ronald Reagan awarded Bryant the Presidential Medal of Freedom. It's ludicrous to believe that the Reagan would have issued a medal to someone not working for him, even Bear Bryant. Mysteriously, Six years later, the Berlin Wall fell 2. BEAR’s NAME IS MISSPELLED ON HIS TOMB. Bear’s son, Paul Jr., misspelled Bear’s middle name on the grave—Wiliam instead of William, as his mother named him. This is a sign that Paul Jr. knew that it was not his father in the tomb. 3. PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE CORPSE DON’T RESEMBLE BEAR In 1983, the National Enquirer paid a third cousin of Bear to smuggle a mini-camera in to the viewing of Bear’s body. The resulting picture was published in the Enquirer, and caused shock waves among Bama fans around the world. The eyebrows chin, and fingers all looked unlike Bear. 4. THE COFFIN WAS TOO HEAVY. The coffin weighed 900 pounds: Bear was not known to have been overweight at the time of his death. The only plausible account for that weight would be if the body was a wax dummy and there was an air conditioner inside the coffin to keep the wax dummy from melting. 5. KEN STABLER’s STRANGE QUOTE. Ken Stabler, a former Tide Quarterback, said in a press conference shortly after Bear’s death: ‘Bear didn’t die. The body did. We’re keeping up the good spirits. We’re keeping Bear alive. I talked to him this morning and he told me to 'carry on.’ Is it possible that there was a double entendre to those words: that they had literal truth to them that no one suspected at the time? 6. INCONSISTENCIES IN THE STORY The circumstances of death are described in conflicting ways. Witnesses disagree as to how the body was found and what Bear was wearing, when the body was found, whether it was dead already, when death was declared, and whether AR was tried. 7. THE BOOK DID NOT EXIST THEN The book the “Origins of Life” he is supposed to have been reading when he died was not published until a year later. 8. EVIDENCE THAT BEAR WAS PLANNING ON THE END There seems to be evidence that Bear was preparing for the end: —Why, for instance, did he order no new Hound’s-tooth hats for his new position as Athletic Director? —Why did he fire several old friends shortly before his death? —During his last game in the Liberty Bowl he was a sarcastic bastard, totally out of character for Bear: was he warning his fans? —Five months before hand, family members were suddenly cut out of his will. Did he realize he would need that money for his new life? 9. MYSTERIOUS FIGURE LEAVING MEMPHIS THE DAY AFTER On January 27th 1983, one day after Bear’s death, a ticket to Buenos Aires was bought at Memphis airport by a man looking like Bear and using the name Ron Mexico, a code name Bear frequently used when making hotel reservations for the Bear entourage. 10. NEW AUDIO OF BEAR’s PREGAME SPEECHES EMERGES In 2002, an independent label released a CD entitled Roll Tide Roll featuring Bear’s voice addressing the Alabama Football Team and making reference to Tennessee Head Coach Phil Fulmer. Fulmer was not the Tennessee Head Coach prior to January 26th, 1983.