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Major Sports Leagues Prepare For the Im Gay Disclosure
New York Times ^ | :April 11, 2013 | JEFF Z. KLEIN and JUDY BATTISTA

Posted on 04/11/2013 5:50:40 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

With growing expectations in recent weeks that a gay male athlete for a major professional sports team in the United States will soon come out publicly for the first time, the leagues have begun exploring ways to accommodate and respond to such a landmark announcement.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: gays; homosexuals; sports
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Is it sexist to put the G in front of the L? Who decided this? Are there homo focus groups?

Is "GLSEN" allowed in Scrabble? Is there homo Scrabble?

1 posted on 04/11/2013 5:50:40 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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Is this pathetic or what? Who’d ever believe that the sodomites would brag about their being sodomites.

I’d rather not know and watch their athletic abilities rather than think about their perversions.

Now we’ll be looking at these faggots like everybody looks at Monica’s mouth whenever they talk to her.


2 posted on 04/11/2013 5:53:26 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: ConservativeStatement

“What difference does it make”????


3 posted on 04/11/2013 5:53:32 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ConservativeStatement

Will Obama come out?


4 posted on 04/11/2013 5:53:42 PM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (I was only following orders.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well I think Tori Hunter is clear since he disclosed that he would be uncomfortable with turd burglars in the locker room.


5 posted on 04/11/2013 5:54:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: laweeks
Switching around TV the other night, I saw a comedy skit where two guys were talking about fast food at a makeshift Chick-fil-A. As the camera changed angles, there were two males making out. Sadly, it is going to be mainstream if it already isn't. Eventually, teams will be wearing rainbow jerseys to “celebrate” the act.
6 posted on 04/11/2013 5:56:31 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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So much for pro sports. Let the gays support all the teams and the players’ high salaries, that’ll surely work.
7 posted on 04/11/2013 5:56:37 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I guess Reggie Love. Isn’t he still batting balls around? Oh, wait.


8 posted on 04/11/2013 5:57:03 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: MrBambaLaMamba


9 posted on 04/11/2013 5:57:08 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I will just quit watching the sports. I do not want to hear about their perversions.


10 posted on 04/11/2013 5:59:20 PM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I don’t think a revelation like this is going to happen anytime soon — at least not in a major team sport. If anything, it might happen in something like auto racing where nobody interacts directly with each other anyway, or maybe in a minor sport dominated by steroids (cycling, for example) where the competitors are considered freaks anyway.


11 posted on 04/11/2013 6:00:55 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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Its pretty simple to figure out who are the fruits in baseball..just look for the pitchers who pitch a ball like Obama..thats a dead giveaway..also, look for players who walk around like they have sticks up their asses, again, another dead giveaway


12 posted on 04/11/2013 6:01:13 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: ConservativeStatement
What is the big deal, there are plenty of open lesbians in the WNBA.

Oh, the NY times are writing about pro sports that seem to matter, ok.
13 posted on 04/11/2013 6:02:01 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Chick-fil-A. As the camera changed angles, there were two males making out. Sadly, it is going to be mainstream if it already isn't. Eventually, teams will be wearing rainbow jerseys to “celebrate” the act.

Yeah, I saw that commercial and am surprised that a so-called Christian company would present sodomites in their commercial. What gives with that?

14 posted on 04/11/2013 6:02:22 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’ll continue to watch golf. It’s still DADT.


15 posted on 04/11/2013 6:02:41 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: ConservativeStatement

When the announcements come, the diversity-loving (or intimidated) 60% will pretend to celebrate, but fewer will buy and wear their jerseys, and fewer will want to watch a gay guy slap another man on the rear after a good play. The announcements will do significant damage to revenue - and the far left will believe it’s worth the price.


16 posted on 04/11/2013 6:02:41 PM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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To: laweeks

It wasn’t an ad but a skit for a comedy show that I saw. It was a cable channel.


17 posted on 04/11/2013 6:03:33 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: dforest

Sounds good to me. It will be homos and inner city scum. It’ll be shuckin’ and jivin’ and kissing...no thanks.


18 posted on 04/11/2013 6:03:40 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: All

Pretty sure it won’t be Tiger Woods.


19 posted on 04/11/2013 6:04:11 PM PDT by Peter ODonnell (It wasn't this cold before global warming)
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To: ConservativeStatement
It wasn’t an ad but a skit for a comedy show that I saw. It was a cable channel.

I actually saw a commercial that showed sodomites being presented as customers in a restaurant. I wonder if it was Chick-Filet . . . It was an actual commercial during the day.

20 posted on 04/11/2013 6:06:10 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: MrBambaLaMamba

Could be a part of all this. There’s usually a reason for an all out assault as we’ve been exposed to recently on this issue.


21 posted on 04/11/2013 6:06:36 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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And if a gay guy goes into a 0-for-20 slump will fans be reluctant to boo. If they do, will announcers then say “it makes you wonder? Are they booing because of the slump or because of his recent announcement?”
22 posted on 04/11/2013 6:07:08 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I better hurry up and evolve.


23 posted on 04/11/2013 6:07:54 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: ConservativeStatement
This is NOT the first "coming out of the closet" announcement, as a few have done so in the past, when their careers were in the toilet, such as Christian Laettner (from Duke) who played for a couple seasons in the NBA.

Of course, the wimpy sports have a plethora of faggots and dykes in their midst....

24 posted on 04/11/2013 6:09:41 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: ConservativeStatement

When is the Hockey announcement?


25 posted on 04/11/2013 6:10:44 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Pollster1

It will do to Major League Sports, what Faggotizing did for J.C. Penney.....LOL


26 posted on 04/11/2013 6:11:02 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: bmwcyle

http://www.examiner.com/article/nhl-gay-athletes-nhl-forms-partnership-with-you-can-play-to-support-gay-rights

An NHL gay athletes partnership is making sports headlines this week, as the NHL formed a new partnership this morning with You Can Play, an organization that works to create equality for gays and lesbians in sports, reported the Chicago Tribune this Thursday, April 11. According to an official statement, the NHL has signed up with the progressive organization in order to make both hockey and the league itself more open and accommodating to gay fans, officials, and players.

The NHL is in fact the first of the four big U.S. professional sports leagues to decide to form the partnership with You Can Play, whose goals (among many) are to help players become more sensitive to those around them, and be aware of the “casual homophobia” that may plague locker rooms today.


27 posted on 04/11/2013 6:12:56 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I saw the NHL commissioner on FNC tonight begging for some of the hockey players to come out of the closet so the league won’t be labeled as being “homophobic”. The whole freaking world has gone mad. Maybe we really need one of those giant asteroids to put this joint out of its misery.


28 posted on 04/11/2013 6:13:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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I think you will see something similar, in the coming years with rainbows, to when NFL players wear pink.
29 posted on 04/11/2013 6:15:41 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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Those pink jock straps, mouth pieces and cleats are what started all of this BS. The leagues wanted to feminize all of their players and portray homosexuality as being cute.


30 posted on 04/11/2013 6:20:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

How long before hockeyfights.com shows two players squaring off and swinging their purses at each other?

Why don’t the faggies just have separate homo sports leagues?


31 posted on 04/11/2013 6:20:58 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

32 posted on 04/11/2013 6:21:07 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Gay athlete.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Looks like the left is trying to destroy all things masculine in our society and feminize them so they can steamroll their agendas over the will of patriots and the American people.


33 posted on 04/11/2013 6:22:05 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: FlingWingFlyer

And the attention Super Bowl ads receive is ridiculous.


34 posted on 04/11/2013 6:23:16 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

That’s it. We’re doomed.


35 posted on 04/11/2013 6:24:50 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

36 posted on 04/11/2013 6:26:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: bmwcyle

Gay men will be labeled the ideal male once we have a liberal female president.


37 posted on 04/11/2013 6:27:23 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

who gives a flip if you are turned on by perverted actions keep it to yourself


38 posted on 04/11/2013 6:28:21 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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Wait til the “I have sex with animals” outing hits the NFL


39 posted on 04/11/2013 6:32:14 PM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Peter ODonnell

Thanks, just sprayed water out my nose. Lol. Yeah pretty sure Tiger is safe.


40 posted on 04/11/2013 6:33:54 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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Liberals

What Can You Say?

Donate

41 posted on 04/11/2013 6:36:10 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: ConservativeStatement
National Hairdresser League

National Interior decorators Association

Major League Palmball

42 posted on 04/11/2013 7:03:55 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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I bet the NFL will lose a lot of money if a gay player comes out of the closet. I'm already disgusted with the league but I would disown it if it celebrated a homosexual player. What's next, celebrating crackheads?
43 posted on 04/11/2013 7:10:15 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I expect a lot of booing from fans.


44 posted on 04/11/2013 7:11:37 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: traditional1

Christian Laettner has a wife and two daughters, and he played 13 seasons in the NBA. You must be thinking of someone else.


45 posted on 04/11/2013 7:34:50 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: ConservativeStatement
The NHL is in fact the first of the four big U.S. professional sports leagues to decide to form the partnership with You Can Play, whose goals (among many) are to help players become more sensitive to those around them, and be aware of the “casual homophobia” that may plague locker rooms today.

"Casual homophobia?" ROFL.

Has anyone in the NHL's management ever listened to what opposing players say to each other on the ice during the heat of competition? LOL.

46 posted on 04/11/2013 8:02:04 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

It is a team sport so golf and tennis are out.
It is the NY Times so best guess is the Yankees or Knicks. No one cares that much if it is the Mets, Giants, Jets or hockey.

Likely prospects are Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Carmelo Anthony.

Just my gut feel says not Melo and not Derek.

I am going for Alex Rodriguez. The clown went out with Madonna for god sakes.

Anyone else want to place your bets ?


47 posted on 04/11/2013 8:16:58 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Alberta's Child

Redefined terms: 2-on-1 odd man rush; butt-ending; grinder; left-wing lock; pull the goalie; roughing; spin-o-rama.


48 posted on 04/11/2013 9:05:26 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: Montanabound

Yeah, I remember there being rumors about Laettner and Grant Hill, but I think they were just started by UNC fans.


49 posted on 04/12/2013 3:47:51 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: ConservativeStatement

NHL = sodomite central.


50 posted on 04/12/2013 3:50:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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