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4 gay NFL players could come out on the same day, Brendon Ayanbadejo says
SB Nation ^ | 4/5/13 | Andrew Sharp

Posted on 04/05/2013 8:34:12 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

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To: SoFloFreeper

Why is it even considered an event of any kind?


51 posted on 04/05/2013 9:02:41 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

If you figure the roster is around 60 (incl practice squad) and 32 team, there are about 1900 players.

So this is another indicator of the REAL percentage of gays.


52 posted on 04/05/2013 9:03:04 AM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Clarence

Maybe they are really the majority!!!??


53 posted on 04/05/2013 9:03:34 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: SoFloFreeper
Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo was released by Baltimore this offseason, and on the heels of comments earlier this week where he suggested that he was cut in part because of his outspoken stance on gay rights and equality issues...

Actually, Mr. Ayanbadejo, I think it is safe to assume that you were cut because, with regard to the skill level needed to compete in the NFL, you were a marginal quantity at best and flat-out mediocre at worst. In other words, you were cut because just about anybody in the NFL who doesn't have the surname "Ayanbadejo" can play your position better than you can.

If you want to blame your unemployment on something else, that is your prerogative, of course. But it's hardly a constructive way to go about reconstructing what little may be left of your football career.
54 posted on 04/05/2013 9:04:19 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: Kozak
Here is the Dallas Cowboys' new mascot


55 posted on 04/05/2013 9:04:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Tight ends?

More likely wide receivers.


56 posted on 04/05/2013 9:04:28 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s so cool to be gay.... When will this merry go round stop. I want off.


57 posted on 04/05/2013 9:07:32 AM PDT by oust the louse (You need your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

All the straight players should come out. Announce they’re forming a straight-only league and tell the gay players they can go play in the lingerie league. Though I doubt that would go over too well with the minorities.


58 posted on 04/05/2013 9:09:14 AM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: Obadiah

It started with George Costanza... :) Actually way before that but I saw that episode last night where he admits spending enormous amounts of energy on that quest.


59 posted on 04/05/2013 9:09:52 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SoFloFreeper

Why do I feel as if I keep changing the channel but the same program is always on? Does anybody stil care if anybody is gay? We know there are gay NFL players they are already in the locker room and I’ll assume most of their teammates already know. Why do we keep going on about this nonsense?


60 posted on 04/05/2013 9:10:10 AM PDT by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: SoFloFreeper
There's already been a gay in the NFL. Everyone knew he was Gay.


61 posted on 04/05/2013 9:11:26 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Uh, we REALLY don't care.
62 posted on 04/05/2013 9:13:33 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

a friend made a good point about this subject saying you know the owners/coaches dont want to see this because what happens when a gay player gets cut and they go whining discrimination. there will be a fear to cut a gay player becuase the gay mafia would be out in full force.


63 posted on 04/05/2013 9:13:58 AM PDT by Finatic (I ran out of change and have given up on hope. FUBO, I am so sick of your sorry a$$ you effin punk)
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To: ScottinVA

64 posted on 04/05/2013 9:14:07 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nascarnation

Good point. I don’t understand the love affair with these people that “the majority” of people living in this country are having with homosexuals these days. They need to move on to the “next big thing”.


65 posted on 04/05/2013 9:15:17 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

You would if it were your crotch underneath which the football was being passed!


66 posted on 04/05/2013 9:16:43 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

This is the homoerotic movement’s sick approach. Football fans are very likely NOT to care about the sexuality of players so long as the STFU about it and get the job done on the field.

This crap about “coming out” — there’s not one positive aspect to it. All it will serve to do is divide people. But of course the left is all about dividing anc conquering, so THEY see it as a win.


67 posted on 04/05/2013 9:17:41 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: SoFloFreeper; a fool in paradise

How many players are there on the team during a game, 26? Ya think there are 26 separate showers in the locker room? No way, shower stalls have to be shared, while the bus is impatiently waiting burning precious diesel oil and the driver is paid by the hour!


68 posted on 04/05/2013 9:20:29 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I disagree, as well.

And...let's see. 4 players out of what? 53 times 32 teams equals "not enough to amount to much".

Unless it's someone high profile (Tom Brady? lol!!) this will amount to zilch. Overwhelming number of high-profile players? Sure, it's a story.

Couple of 3rd string DBs and practice squad linemen? The NFL fans will yawn collectively and go back to the NCAA tournament.

69 posted on 04/05/2013 9:21:10 AM PDT by wbill
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To: SoFloFreeper

I would be absolutely stunned if one of them wasn’t Chris Kluwe.


70 posted on 04/05/2013 9:21:56 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; a fool in paradise
Wasn't 49er Steve Young, a MORMON, gay?

/Thread hijack attempt!/

71 posted on 04/05/2013 9:23:56 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

FWIW Kluwe is married (to a woman).


72 posted on 04/05/2013 9:23:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator
Kluwe is married (to a woman).


73 posted on 04/05/2013 9:26:02 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Hence the FWIW.


74 posted on 04/05/2013 9:27:42 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

WGAFF.


75 posted on 04/05/2013 9:28:46 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: dfwgator

LOL! “Laces out!”


76 posted on 04/05/2013 9:29:54 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Nah, that’s impossible. Mormons are Christians.

< / thread hijack attempt>


77 posted on 04/05/2013 9:34:13 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: dfwgator

Isn’t that Jerry Jr.?


78 posted on 04/05/2013 9:35:00 AM PDT by Dysart ( Democracy is the road to socialism-- Karl Marx)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo was released by Baltimore this offseason, and on the heels of comments earlier this week where he suggested that he was cut in part because of his outspoken stance on gay rights and equality issues...

Pro football players should stick to playing football. When your conduct becomes a detriment to team unity and a strong clubhouse, you'll find yourself waived.

79 posted on 04/05/2013 9:39:30 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Puppage
Tight end now has a completely different meaning....

As well as wide receiver!

80 posted on 04/05/2013 9:40:54 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Obadiah
They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, who is worthy of eternal praise! Amen.

Romans 1:25

81 posted on 04/05/2013 9:43:15 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq He could sure play that axe. RIP anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan
you'll find yourself waived.

Waived?


82 posted on 04/05/2013 9:44:18 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: RegulatorCountry; Littlejon; Moose4; wolfpat; Tax-chick

Isn’t that a tar-heels uniform? :-)


83 posted on 04/05/2013 9:53:25 AM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: untenured
If they can play nobody will care.

That may be true in the PC world, but reality is a bitch. Let's see what the players' reactions are on the field and in the locker room showers. Or how the fans will react if the player is on the opposing team. Is the NFL going to ban anti-gay rhetoric?

I see the same kind of mentality that dictates women in combat and gays openly serving in the military. There will be reactions no matter how much those in charge try to eliminate it.

84 posted on 04/05/2013 9:56:58 AM PDT by kabar
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To: MichaelCorleone
Lombardi will turn over in his grave.

There is a classic NFL Films clip of Lombardi on the sidelines of a game yelling at his players. "I don't see any tackling going on, just a lot of grabbing....grab, grab, grab."

I'd love to see that clip interspersed with comments about gay players in the NFL.

85 posted on 04/05/2013 9:59:29 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: elpadre
it would be a dark day for the NFL, athletics in general. There is no place in the locker room for a gay - player or correspondent.

Really?? Why?

86 posted on 04/05/2013 10:03:00 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Go RED SOX....The 101st year of ol' Fenway! Beat the Yanks)
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To: Kozak

As a Packer fan, I saw this and just about fell out of my chair! LMAO!


87 posted on 04/05/2013 10:08:07 AM PDT by SandyLynn
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To: SoFloFreeper

First...taunting another player is a penalty
Second...excessive end zone celebration is a penalty
Third...lowering your head while carrying the ball is a penalty.

The NFL rules are already gay.
Openly gay players would cross the line that would make the game unwatchable.


88 posted on 04/05/2013 10:15:41 AM PDT by kidd
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To: SoFloFreeper

This country is so f******* it seems like everyone supports homo marriage and gay rights now.


89 posted on 04/05/2013 10:27:47 AM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: Rebelbase

In all seriousness that’s Columbia Blue, I deal with collegiate accounts all the time. Can’t say whether it’s actually a Columbia uniform or not, but it’d be hilarious in context of the GIF if it was.


90 posted on 04/05/2013 10:27:52 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: OrangeHoof

That was what I was referencing in #30.


91 posted on 04/05/2013 10:31:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

The NFL is losing audience at a fast pace... soon they will be a flag football league.

LLS


92 posted on 04/05/2013 10:45:31 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Revolting cat!

93 posted on 04/05/2013 10:52:50 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: sten

First I quit baseball over the first strike... and I was correct... then I quit basketball because of the thugs... and I was correct... and then I gave up the NFL and it looks like I am going to be correct and I gave up NASCAR and I think that is also going to be proved to be the correct move. Everything that progressives touch... withers and dies.

LLS


94 posted on 04/05/2013 10:53:46 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
I'm down to NHRA (drag racing), College baseball (when LSU has a good team) and unfortunately have to agree with you about NASCAR (slipping fast now).
95 posted on 04/05/2013 11:04:45 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: refermech

Yep, I agree. Get your own fag league.

They have the ‘big-busted’ girls playboy league. Dang, those gals play hard.


96 posted on 04/05/2013 11:17:12 AM PDT by redshawk (0pansy is a Liar and Hates.........he just hates!)
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To: elpadre

the NFL would go the way of the WNBA.

Pink nike shoes?

NFL pride parade in san franceeesco.

“special” nfl cruises with the players...

the jokes just write themselves.


97 posted on 04/05/2013 11:20:55 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: The Cajun

I love me some NHRA!!! Sad times in America.

LLS


98 posted on 04/05/2013 11:31:04 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
The NFL is losing audience at a fast pace

Really?

'The NFL for the second straight year is "seeing a slight drop in the number of people who are tuning into its games," according to Matthew Futterman of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Excluding the first-ever 13-telecast Thursday night package on NFL Network, games are "averaging about 17.4 million viewers per game, down 2% from last year and 3% from 2010." This decline is "far smaller than the precipitous drop the television business has experienced overall." NFL games "account for 24 of the 25 most-watched television shows since Labor Day." NFL audiences also are "a healthy 18% larger than they were in 2008."' - http://m.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Daily/Issues/2012/12/14/Media/NFL-TV.aspx

99 posted on 04/05/2013 11:32:23 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies ("The Lord has removed His judgments against you" - Zep. 3:15)
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To: kabar
Let's see what the players' reactions are on the field and in the locker room showers.

Yes, let's, especially if a gay player seals a playoff win with an interception or a 30-yard run with under two minutes left.

That may be true in the PC world, but reality is a bitch.

Reality is that for most fans, GMs and owners, winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.

100 posted on 04/05/2013 11:38:45 AM PDT by untenured
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