For football-watching Americans who didn't have a stake in this year's Super Bowl, but who did have an interest in supporting the team with the fewest bigots, Super Bowl XLVII presented a problem. What were progressive-minded people supposed to do during the sporting event bookending the Beyonce concert, when both teams featured players with less-than-perfect records of tolerance towards gays?
One answer was to root against San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver, made infamous by his remark, "No, we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do." No matter which team you cheered for, if you're anti-people who are anti-other people, you could find joy in the awfulness of Culliver's performance:
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Here, Jacoby Jones of the Baltimore Ravens catches a 56-yard pass before running in for the touchdown in the second quarter in front of Culliver, who learned that if your philosophy toward other men is strictly "no touching," it's kind of hard to play defense.
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And then Culliver complained about a pass interference call. Ironic, coming from a man who thinks "illegal contact" should also be penalized in the real world.
As long as "It" refers to Culliver's play, It Does Not Get Better.
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