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Beginning of End of Homophobia in Sports

Grantland

It has been a year without a spring in Lincoln, Nebraska. Summer came in fast and hard, and the annual Red-White scrimmage had to be postponed because of a tornado warning — thereby confounding those people who believed all their lives that the game would not have been postponed even for an actual tornado. The whole natural world seemed to accelerate to all points of the compass. Summer had itself a running start.

There is a joke — actually, there are several dozen, and many of them completely foul — to be made about the "heat" coming down on the Nebraska football team as April turned the corner into May. One of the team's assistant coaches, Ron Brown, went up to Omaha and testified in opposition to a proposed anti-discrimination...

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