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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Retweet of the Day - March 28, 2013

The Athletes' Brief in support of marriage equality, chaired by NFL players Chris Kluwe of the Minnesota Vikings, Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Baltimore Ravens, and Scott Fujia of the Cleveland Browns has received significant attention in sports media of late. Ayanbadejo spoke at length this morning on The Jim Rome Show about the acceptance of an openly gay NFL player. Ayanbadejo said it was "about time" and that the cause needed its "Jackie Robinson".

I continue to be taken aback at just how much attention and support this topic has received from people from all walks of life. Moreso, I am blown away by how rapidly public support has turned in favor of gay rights. Just five years ago, this subject was on the secondary or tertiary tier of current events subjects.

Today's retweet is from retired NFL linebacker Shawne "Lights Out" Merriman (@shawnemerriman), as tough a hitter as they came (hence the nickname).

"Hell if 1 of my teammates happen 2 be gay & he get 3 sacks to win the game I might attend the next pride parade myself #NFL #LightsOutFloat"

Merriman already had his own "Lights Out" Tequila, as in model (and former girlfriend) Tila Tequila. Why not a "Lights Out" float?

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