I don't think a large organization name an award after anyone else who went around campaigning for discrimination and fund-raising for organizations that work to malign classes of human beings, but we just aren't quite there yet with the gays. Also, and I know that no one's going to stop this any time soon because it's a great way to get donors, it's tacky to name an award or a building or a position after someone who's still alive.
This week former University of Minnesota quarterback [and Indianapolis Colts coach] Tony Dungy became one of only four men in the history of Big Ten football to have a postgraduate award named after him. And it isn't just another award. It's the conference's humanitarian award. That's right: In the 114-year history of the conference, of the thousands of men to play football at the member schools, the Big Ten felt the need to name their humanitarian award after a man who has actively fought against the equal rights of gay Americans.
Or as Dungy put it himself: