Quote of the Day

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Retired NFL player Wade Davis once played for the Tennessee Titans, the Washington Redskins, and the Seattle Seahawks. But in a new interview out today, the 34-year-old reveals how his biggest challenge in the NFL was going to extremes to hide his homosexuality from everyone around him.

The entire interview is terrific, but here's the money quote -- asked whether he thought a non-star should be the first player to publicly come out, Davis answered:

I'm going to be flat-out honest with you, it probably shouldn't if he wants to keep his job. If he's the 53rd man on the roster, if he's a free agent who's fighting for a job, maybe he shouldn't.

Then Davis backpedaled:

You know what, yes, it should be. Screw it. I don't want to be in the business of telling anyone they can't live their life authentically.

[bi]

Follow-Up of the Day: Junior Seau's Brain To Be Studied

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Follow-Up of the Day: Junior Seau's Brain To Be Studied
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The family of Junior Seau, the NFL great who committed suicide Wednesday, will allow his brain to be studied for evidence of damage as a result of concussions.

"The family was considering this almost from the beginning, but they didn't want to make any emotional decisions," San Diego Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell said. But the family wants "to help other individuals down the road."

A link between traumatic brain injury and depression has been known for years, and there are similarities between Seau's death and that of former Chicago Bears safety Dave Duerson, who committed suicide last year. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine found that Duerson suffered from a neurodegenerative disease linked to concussions, and that played a role in triggering his depression.

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Elaborate Prank of the Day

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In which Pittsburgh Steeler LaMarr Woodley tricks a few NFL buddies into a "photo shoot" for GQ Russia.

[thanks, adam!]

Simpsons Did It of the Day

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Simpsons Did It of the Day: A sharp Redditor named Joelsaurus noticed that the third-quarter score of the New England-Denver game in the third season Simpsons episode "Lisa the Greek" was eerily identical to the third-quarter score from last

Sure, Why Not of the Day

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Sure, Why Not of the Day: A side-by-side, shot-for-shot comparison of the NFL's nostalgia-laden Super Bowl ad and the original TV moments it tweaked.

Can you spot all 180 changes?

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