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Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo says he will use the media’s attention during the Super Bowl to discuss his stance on gay marriage (Credit: AP Photo) The last time we heard from Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo he was trash talking the New England Patriots via Twitter prior to the AFC Championship game. Ayanbadejo later went on to apologize and his team beat the Patriots, in Foxboro, to claim a spot in next Sunday’s Super Bowl. With less than a week before Super Bowl XLVII, the Ravens and 49ers will spend their next few days participating in practices, walk-throughs and plenty of media interviews. Ayanbadejo plans on using the increased media attention to support a rather controversial topic in America, gay marriage. “It’s one of those times when you’re really passionate and in your zone,” Ayanbadejo said. “And I got to thinking about all kinds of things, and I thought: ‘How can we get our message out there?’” Ayanbadejo added that if the Ravens win the Super Bowl, he wants to make an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Unfortunately, Ayanbadejo may not have the support of all of his teammates on this topic. In October, it was reported that Ravens center Matt Birk wrote an opinion piece in the Minneapolis Star Tribune opposing gay marriage. Whether your agree or disagree with Ayanbadejo’s view on the subject, it is admirable that he is using the media’s attention for something he is passionate about, instead of trivial things. The post Ayanbadejo plans to use Super Bowl to promote same-sex marriage appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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Baltimore Ravens linebacker/special teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo already has his plans prepared for Super Bowl week. No, he’s not going to be visiting the finest restaurants and nightclubs in New Orleans. Ayanbadejo is planning to use the media blitz at the Super Bowl as an opportunity to express his views on gay rights and anti-bullying. Ayanbadejo is biracial and grew up in a...
Each year during the feeding frenzy that is the two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, there are always a character or two from each team that provides a few moments of bizarre behavior and/or comedy.
The runaway winner this year thus far is Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard.
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Torrey Smoth has had a pretty incredible past week. First he celebrated his 24th birthday with a very lifelike cake of himself, and this coming Sunday he will be playing in Super Bowl XLVII. Torrey tweeted out a picture of his birthday cake, and I’d imagine it took quite a while for someone to bake that thing. My birthday cake….COLD!!!!! instagr.am/p/U-iiADE-Re/ — Torrey Smith...
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Never has an athlete been more ready to grab the bully pulpit provided by the excessive word orgy that is the lead-up to the Super Bowl than Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis.
The question is: Are we ready for what he has to say?
Because if the Gospel according to Tebow led to unnecessary controversy, which it did, wait until they get a load of The Gospel according to Ray. He has been...
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Pees doesn't give a hoot about following in a long line of brilliant defensive coordinators such as Marvin Lewis, Rex Ryan, Mike Nolan and Chuck Pagano - all of whom used their work in Baltimore to...
Check out this guy’s haircut that was created to look like Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis. His barber ought to be an artist. The barber shaved an almost perfect portrait of Lewis on the back of the customer’s head. He added Lewis’ No. 52 on the side. Now that’s a tribute.
Saturday Night Live decided to spoof Super Bowl bound Baltimore Ravens legend Ray Lewis.Keenan Thompson took on the duties in the “Weekend Update with Seth Meyers segment. Keenan donned Lewis’ trade mark skully and thick eye black plus found a way to get Lewis’ famous squirrel dance in.
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Peter King from Sports Illustrated believes Ravens safety Ed Reed will test the open market when he becomes a free agent this offseason.Fantasy Spin:King mentioned New England as a possible destination for the nine-time Pro Bowler. Reed will be playing in his first Super Bowl next week in Miami.
San Francisco officials are taking tougher measures to prevent potential fan violence on Super Bowl Sunday when the 49ers battle the Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans.
Police will be monitoring crowds and bars at multiple hotspots in San Francisco. More than 400 officers will be on duty, triple the number on a normal Sunday.
Mayor Ed Lee is suggesting that bars limit liquor sales...
The teams and media are beginning to assemble in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers. There is plenty of national coverage on the game. But we feel the best way to learn about the two teams is through the work of the local media covering each club.
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Super Bowl XLVII (47) will be held in New Orleans this year on February 3rd. As with every year's Super Bowl, we have intriguing storylines, legacies on the line, up and coming superstars, and brothers coaching against one another. Well everything except for the last part.
For the first time in NFL History and most likely the last, we...