Scott Fujita, linebacker for the Saints, was once a Cal Bear. How do we know? Well, because it’s widely reported, natch, but mostly because he acts like a Bear.

By now you’ve probably heard about the controversial commericals (or “controvercials”) that were set to play during the Super Bowl. One was anti-abortion, the other an ad for a gay dating site. (For the record, they’re showing the anti-abortion ad, but the gay dating ad was pulled. Go figure.) Everyone’s been talking, and everyone has an opinion about the ads.

Unsurprisingly, so does Fujita. He supports abortion rights and gay rights, and isn’t afraid to say so. “It’s just me standing up for equal rights,” Fujita said. “It’s not that courageous to have an opinion if you think it’s the right thing and you believe it wholeheartedly.”

We like to think that’s the Berkeley in him talking. He even acknowledges it himself:

“There is a certain stigma that comes with being from Berkeley… And I’m proud of that stigma.”

Color us impressed. But this is almost too much to take–our little Bear hearts are fit to burst with blue and yellow pride. Guess we’ll have to tune in to this Superbowl thing after all. One of our own is playing.

Image source: CarbonNYC under Creative Commons
The Saints Linebacker Who Speaks His Mind [New York Times]

michael said:
Feb 4, 2010 at 10:34 am

Personally I do not think that either ad was right for a super-bowl audience. The man crunch ad was cheap and over the top. It was done to render free advertisements from all the outraged progressives who reacted to quickly. Great idea by the way.The other an abortion ad. What is the percentage of men to women viewers for the super bowl. What age groups are the women in? Most women watching the superbowl are married, older, or watching because of their significant other. Not exactly the profile of someone seeking an abortion. The Friends of the family could find a better target audience, but at least this will give men a break to get refreshment.

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