Boi From Troy Rose Bowl Headline Beats L.A. Times'
The gay, USC-themed blog known as the Boi from Troy decisively trounced today's L.A. Times when it came to headlining the Trojans' impressive 34-24 Rose Bowl victory over Penn State.
"Friday Morning QB: Three-Pete Edition" quipped BFT's blogger, alluding to the third consecutive Rose Bowl title won by Trojan coach Pete Carroll. The Times ran this flat headline that tangled semiotics with a 1960s theater reference:
"Subtext Isn't Roses." Hm. I guess this might've flown when spoken aloud around the water cooler but it's problematic because -- missing two words from Frank D. Gilroy's play title -- it's a little too far from The Subject Was Roses to immediately stick. Then there's "subtext," a word that probably leaves many sports fans scratching their heads. But "subtext" also brings to mind the subject of texting -- which was in the news the day of the Big Game because a California law banning text-messaging while driving went into effect that day.
Anyway, "Three-Pete," while not exactly invented by Boi from Troy, definitely works better. BFT's anonymous blogger is self-described on the site as "a 6'1", 169 lb., 33 year-old, gay male, Republican, sports fan living in West Hollywood, California who has been writing on Politics, The Gays and USC Football since 2003."
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As far as gay conservatives go, the Boi provides far more interesting and readable chatter about Proposition 8 matters than the pathetically staid Log Cabin Republicans' site -- which last year hailed Sarah Palin as a "mainstream Republican." Another Right-thinking gay site that leaves the cabins in the dust On Prop 8 and Rick Warren is GayPatriot.
For L.A. Weekly coverage of Prop 8 and Rick Warren issues, look for Patrick Range McDonald's recurring Queer Town posts on L.A. Daily.
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