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Yeah man, didn't you know that calling someone a queer isn't bashing them?
Yeah, can't imagine what SI was thinking putting a comment section on that piece yikes.
Steve Francis and Cuttino Mobley should have come out as the first NBA power couple 5 years ago.
I'm sure that all of the people talking about what a scrub Jason Collins is are at the pinnacle of their respective careers.
Yeah, because her coming out is comparable to him.
Yeah, for a whole day. I mean, a big deal wasn't made about or anything. It's not like the kiss with Isiah received any attention. Also, the media didn't cover his comeback much. ESPN must have done that 30 for 30 "The Announcement" because, you know, it was so insignificant and still doesn't carry weight today.
a woman athelete annoucing she is gay and heading to a league without any fans/relevance with many other openly gay players and coaches would be done with less fanfare, it would be impossible not to be done with less fanfare.
The best way to fly under the gaydar is to play on Richard Jefferson's team for eight years.
If they did, it would be a responsible move. Some of the stuff on there was downright depressing.
I've already heard a couple simpletons call into the radio to bash Collins, while also accusing him of doing this for publicity and pushing his beliefs on others.
When you baselessly accuse an openly gay person of "pushing their beliefs" on others for simply being open about who they are, I immediately know you are a bad person. I am convinced people resort to that line because it's the most positive sounding thing to say when you don't believe in equality for gay people.
This post was edited by Harry Hood 12 months ago
And for the people saying this isn't a story, I point you to that SI comments section and see some of the shit that sports media people are retweeting from crazies that are hitting them up on twitter. This is not an easy thing for any active player to do.
Fortunately, society has progressed to a point where the majority of people are tolerant. The progress, even over the last 5 years, has been impressive. However, you're very naive if you don't think there is going to be a very hateful and very vocal minority speaking out against Collins and his announcement.
In my opinion, that CBS article from last month was dead on. The biggest obstacle these athletes face when coming out is the ignorance and bigotry of the fans.
Yeah there was a brief frenzy and it was over with and he just went back and played ball. Everyone got over it, well except you apparently. 2 days from now, nobody will be able to even remember Collin's name. This is such a media generated non-issue. At least we have it over with, so the next time a player comes out, even they won't care.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. - Frank Leahy.-- If you're going to be stupid, be smart about it. - Mike Milbury
I suppose the signs were all there: his affinity for The Pet Shop Boys, the way he drank his tea with milk, calling his chips "crisps" and his fries "chips." We all knew it to a certain extent, I guess.
I love lamp.
This guy just stole Brendan Ayanbedjo's thunder.
Great for Collins, real nice to see all the athletes show the support.
I always did think it was odd that Collins would box guys out 10 seconds after the ball hit the rim...
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
Every player deals with this on the road. Gay or not.
Its only a matter of time before Mitch McGary calls a press conference to announce he is as well.
the rest of the players on Jason Collins team won't have to anymore.
I still think it will be a whoile before anybody in the NFL comes out. I think you could see and an NHL player or 2 come out after the PLayoffs though
He better hurry up then.
He also better not buy any green bananas.
I predict that Jason Collins will go down in basketball history as much more important & iconic than the Fab Five. It won't really take that much.
This post was edited by Big Doug 12 months ago
Good for ESPN - maybe they are taking the "smart" approach to not over hype this deal. There are a million gay athletes out there, but only one TEBOW...
The dude is gay - now can we all move on with our lives...
Even before coming out, Collins probably had a more positive impact on basketball than the Fab Five...again, not saying much.
Why do we have to be subjected to this all day? I don't care what you are.
For a group of Americans who have been engaged in a major battle for their civil rights for decades now, this is actually a really, really big deal. A lot of people care, and a lot of people care a lot.
Because SI broke the story If ESPN had broken this, it'd be the lead on Sportscenter, front on ESPN.com, the segment for OTL today and the lead on Around the Horn and PTI. Instead it's halfway down the sidebar of articles on the website and will crawl across the bottom line on ESPN. ESPN is a joke.
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