First of all I need to confess that I know nothing about professional football. I don't follow it except on Super Bowl Sunday when the national mandate is to care and to put money in the office pool. However, driving home this evening I heard a news report that left me a new fan of the NFL. A couple of players have come out in support of same sex marriage -- Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Baltimore Ravens and Chris Kluwe of the Minnesota Vikings.
I never heard of either name before my drive home.
At least for today, though, they are my heroes.