| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:28 PM
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NFL Team Report - San Francisco 49ers - INSIDE SLANT
Vernon Davis isn't holding out after all.
The San Francisco 49ers tight end - the first in league history to post multiple 13-touchdown seasons - reported back to the team on...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 7:53 AM
Missouri defensive end Michael Sam is openly gay and proud. He is preparing to play in the NFL. And so I thought of Lance Briggs.
I thought of last April when NBA veteran Jason Collins told the world he is gay.
I thought of Briggs’ Twitter...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:32 PM
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver was arrested Friday after he allegedly struck a bicyclist, attempted to flee the scene and then threatened a witness with brass knuckles after he was cornered, police told a Bay Area television station....
| Apr 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
During an hour-long interview with The Baltimore Sun early Friday morning, former Ravens linebacker and special-teams ace Brendon Ayanbadejo emphasized that he doesn't believe he was cut from the Super Bowl champions' roster because of his strong advocacy...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo said he plans to reach out to San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver in hopes of starting a positive discussion, following Culliver's anti-gay comments earlier this week.
Ayanbadejo has been vocal in his...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 2:52 PM
Gay characters coming out in prime time is nothing new.
In fact, “Coming-out narratives are cliches,” according to Ron Becker, author of “Gay TV and Straight America” (Rutgers University Press, 2006).
“They were big in...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Jason Collins, the first active male athlete in a major U.S. professional team to come out as gay, is receiving widespread support for his announcement.
The reaction to his news Monday was swift.
President Obama, who just last year announced his...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It will take a brave man, a confident man, maybe a jerk who couldn't care less what other people think. But it will happen. It has to happen. Perhaps the man to make it happen is reading this right now.
If so, he should consider the story of Robbie...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"Now is the time..." -- Martin Luther King, Aug. 28, 1963
Brendon Ayanbadejo is wrong.
It is painful to say that. Ayanbadejo's heart is in a good place and the advice he gave last week on MSNBC's "The Ed Show" was practical and well intentioned. But...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Super Bowl 2013 date, time, TV channel, preview and more for the NFL championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Super Bowl XLVII Sunday, Feb. 3 CBS, Kickoff at 6:30pm ET The AFC champion Baltimore Ravens meet the NFC...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday....