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Emasculating America

Jan 27, 2013 7:09 PM PT

Discouraging scorekeeping wasn’t enough for high-minded elites looking to bring fairness to the competitive world of little league football. No. The crusade to diminish the meanness that comes with losing is out. In is the question of whether America’s moral standing is made moot by our passionate devotion to the dangerous game of football.

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Showboating

Jan 26, 2013 11:13 AM PT

In response to Why are journalists ignoring Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk?:

Regardless of where one stands on the marriage issue, I think the coaches and team mates of Brendon Ayabadejo are the people who should really be angry.  Birk, on the other hand, made his views known, but doesn't seem to view his participation in the Super Bowl as a stage for anything other than playing football.  Ayabadejo basically told the world he wants to use the Super Bowl to further his political beliefs.  It's pure showboating that does nothing to actually help his team win the game.  If a player said he wanted to use the spotlight to do anything other than win the Super Bowl I would bench him. 

Why are journalists ignoring Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk?

Jan 25, 2013 4:23 PM PT

Rhetorical question, as they'd clearly rather debate linebacker Brendon Ayabadejo's supposedly controversial view in favor of gay marriage (in a state that has already passed it) than draw attention to the fact that Baltimore center (and Harvard alum, and future Hall of Fame candidate) Matt Birk is for traditional marriage--a truly risky view.

Breitbart Sports wrote about Birk recently here.

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