Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns, Jr. recently sent a letter to Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, in an attempt to discourage linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo's support of a state ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage.
The letter didn't sit well with Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe, who unleashed an all-out, expletive-laden blitz attacking Mr. Burns' proclivities:
If gay marriage becomes legal, are you worried that all of a sudden you'll start thinking about penis? "Oh sh*t. Gay marriage just passed. Gotta get me some of that hot dong action!" Will all of your friends suddenly turn gay and refuse to come to your Sunday Ticket grill-outs? (Unlikely, since gay people enjoy watching football too.)
Junior Seau's suicide has sparked an incredible amount of debate about the mental health ramifications of being a long term football player. Gary Plummer, Seau's former teammate, had this to say on the matter:
They said a Grade 3 concussion meant you were knocked out, and a Grade 1 meant you were seeing stars after a hit, which made me burst out in laughter. As a middle linebacker in the NFL, if you don't have five of these [Grade 1 effects] each game, you were inactive the next game. Junior played for 20 years. That's five concussions a game, easily. How many in his career then? That's over 1,500 concussions. I know that's startling, but I know it's true. I had over 1,000 in my 15 years. I felt the effects of it. I felt depression going on throughout my divorce. Junior went through it with his divorce.
As noted the other day, Seau's family has agreed to allow his brain to be studied to a find link between repetitive brain injuries and depression.
Soccer Showboat of the Day: United Arab Emirates soccer player Theyab Awana is in a bit of hot water after a penalty kick against Lebanon that was deemed "disrespectful."
The Baniyas winger, who participated in Sunday's friendly match, added a theatrical flair to his penalty shot, angering coach Srecko Katanec, who promptly removed Awana from t