It gets better: no, not the NFL lockout; NY Giants’ owner Steve Tisch to join Michael Strahan in support of gay marriage
Jun 12, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT
Well, as an NFL owner, Steve Tisch is still a greedy old curmudgeon robbing the world of football, but at least he’s a greedy old curmudgeon robbing the world of football who is stepping forward to voice his support for an aggrieved minority.
The New York Marriage Equality campaign, already well known for the inclusion of hockey polarizer Sean Avery, roundball virtuoso Steve Nash, and the previously mentioned gap-toothed sack machine, will reportedly release another segment starring Tisch, who must find himself with a little extra time on his hands, without, you know, an actual organization to run.
There seems to be a bit of a groundswell lately of professional sports figures who are willing to voice their support for a social issue that the general public has long assumed would be terribly unpopular in the world of jock-straps and testosterone, but as recent surveys have shown for the first time that more Americans support the right for homosexuals to marry than not, perhaps it’s time to leave that bit of conventional thinking at the curbside.
Whatever your opinion is on the controversial topic (my own probably having already been made clear), it is interesting to see more and more athletes (and one greedy old curmudgeon) who are willing to remove themselves from their carefully crafted bubble of non-offensive neutrality to remind us that at the end of the day, they are people, and people tend to have opinions on the matters of their time. After all, if we wanted to watch competition between a bunch of bland and soul-less machines, there’s always NASCAR.
Look for Tisch’s PSA to be released on the NY airwaves some point later this week.
NFL owner to back gay marriage [BenMaller.com]
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