In the painting commissioned by my son, three rising stars are depicted as the central protagonists in the newest chapter of the Blue and White story. They are the future, and they are surrounded by the spirit of cup winners of the glorious past. The history of the franchise is there in victory, and only in victory. Brief moments of cup glory engulf the eager, young hopefuls. They are in good company, with simple homage being paid to the teams that toiled from 1967 to 2016 with a noble, white graphic leaf which seems to be a fading footnote. The past that the young guns look to is not found in those years, and not in that particular crest. The future they seek is reflected in names such as Apps, Armstrong, Bower, Clancy and Keon. The history of those crests is scattered throughout the piece in blue.
They mean no disrespect, and they too; bleed blue. They seek the cup. Nothing else will do.
Blue Blood: Back to the Future,40x48, mixed media on wood panel, commissioned by R. Adamo