Although frequently criticized for its bleak tone, director Zack Snyder’s 2013 film Man of Steel film serves as inspiration for one New Mexico high school football team, which has embraced the words of Jor-El.
When it was time for the Española Valley High School Sundevils to get new uniforms, they took a cue from Superman’s Kryptonian father, who explained “The symbol of the House of El means hope,” and adopted that crest as their own. It’s of course recognized the world over as the stylized “S” emblem of Superman, only in this case that letter stands for “Sundevils.” But also “hope.”
“It’s hope for the future, hope that we can be a winner and do something we’ve never done here before,” starting quarterback Marcos Flores tells the Santa Fe New Mexican.
The Sundevils’ version of the symbol differs somewhat, as it features red paint dripping like blood. “Those are the blood, sweat and tears it takes to get the job done,” running back Tommy Trujillo explains. “That’s our blood, sweat and tears running down. That’s us.”
Hey, at least somebody took away something positive from Man of Steel. Just don’t let Warner Bros.’ legal department know.
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