Thursday, January 31, 2013

A(nother) Reason to Watch the Super Bowl

Whether you are a football fan or a fan of ridiculously expensive commercials, chances are you will be watching the Super Bowl this weekend.

And if not, you will probably catch highlights or recaps next week.

Regardless if your blood runs red and gold or whatever color that *other* team will be wearing, here's another reason it might be worth your while to tune in.

Brendon Ayanbadejo, the Ravens linebacker who became one of the first current athletes to openly support gay marriage, writing in favor of it for the Huffington Post in 2009, said earlier this week that he plans to use every available microphone and camera on him on Sunday as chances to share his equality based beliefs with millions of people.

“Why not be the person to carry that message not only to the United States, but the rest of the world?” Ayanbadejo asked. “I have this huge platform, the whole world is watching. There’s still [states] that don’t have it passed, and it needs to be passed federally."

“It’s a message of positivity, a message of equality. It’s a chance to get it out. It’s not going to affect the way I play football, but it’s going to affect a lot of people’s lives off the field.”

We don't know how or when he plans to make his pro-equality views known, but we applaud his zeal... and we will be watching!

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