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?
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* A documentary about science and being not smart.
* Bo Obama has important duties too.
* Why we took cocaine out of soda, from The Atlantic.
* Twelve drunk texts from history.
* Some idiot took his dog to the pound because "it was gay."
* A few days before his son Michael got married, Ronald Reagan sent him this letter of advice.
* Conan O'Brien's prop master shows us how to do the Super Bowl on the cheap.
* The best 30 Rock quotes. ps. If you DVR the finale tonight, be sure to add extra time–word is there's something worth watching in the tag.
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Ever since Tennessee's widely-mocked "Don't Say Gay" bill died in the State House of Representatives, bill sponsor Senator Stacey Campfield has been busy drafting a new version that is "completely different" and "gets rid of some of the old perceptions" about the legislation.
Among the "old perceptions" that have been completely debunked by the new draft is the idea that Campfield couldn't possibly come up with anything dumber than his original proposal. How wrong we were to doubt.
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It pains Fox News to report on this, but…
For Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and his quest to promote gay marriage, there's no bigger stage than Super Bowl XLVII.
You've got to admire the guy. It's not every football player who can stand up for a group that's historically been subjected to extreme, completely unjustified acts of violence simply because such violence is culturally acceptable due to a deeply-felt sense of tradition.
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"Are you gay?" Katie Couric asked Manti Te'o, the Notre Dame football star who was duped into a long-distance faux-lationship by Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, allegedly with the assistance of Tuiasosopo's female cousin. "No," Te'o responded. "Far from it. Faaaar from it."
But just how far from gay can Te'o get? A visualization is in order:
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