About the name

Eric Berry is God.  This is a reflection on something that was done over 40 years ago.  Eric Clapton got his start with a band called the Yardbirds.  That was in England in the early 1960s.  He left and went to play with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and then went on to Cream and became a huge star.

While a member of the Bluesbreakers and still just a star on the rise, one of Clapton’s devoted fans famously painted a wall.  The fan took a can of spray paint to a wall in Islington and wrote “Clapton is God”.  That phrase stuck and others began to decorate walls in similar fashion.  Clapton hated it, but in fact he was God until Jimi Hendrix replaced him and then Jimmy Page replaced Hendrix.

The mantle has been passed around a few times since then.  Now Eric Berry is God.  Clapton can only look on in admiration, wondering how Berry plays such good guitar solos while running back interceptions for touchdowns.

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