RENTON, WA -- The Seattle Seahawks have decided to take a bold stand this year. In an effort to raise awareness for gay rights, the Seahawks have unveiled the gayest uniforms in NFL history and say they plan to wear them for the entire season.
The uniforms were unveiled earlier this year, but nobody really expected them to be worn on a football field, by football players, in a real football game. But the Seahawks shocked everybody by suiting up the entire team with their gay-friendly jerseys and pants during their first preseason game last Friday, and sources say they will continue to show their support for the gay community in this way for the entire NFL season.
"This is just one small way we can help draw attention to this issue," said owner, Paul Allen. "Perhaps people will be watching a Seahawks game when we're playing against a team that people care about and see that football doesn't have to be such a masculine sport after all. And maybe I should go make out with one of my buddies during halftime."
Many of the Seahawk players are starting to embrace their new identity as the gayest looking team in sports. "At first I wasn't so sure about it," said quarterback Matt Flynn. "But the more I wear this uniform, the gayer I feel. I don't even care about winning anymore. I just wanna dance."
In recent years, other teams like the Falcons, the Bengals, and the Jaguars have tried to raise awareness for gay rights with some of their uniform changes. But the current gay rights campaign by the Seattle Seahawks is being called the boldest move in sports since the Green Bay team chose their nickname. "The Seahawks have set a great example for the rest of the league," said commissioner Roger Goodell. "Perhaps someday we can get to a place where the rest of the league won't be afraid to take a stand like this, and the NFL will be known as the gayest league in the world."