Skip to comments.NBC's Lauer: NFL Won't Be on 'Right Side of History' Until More Gay Players Come Out
Posted on 05/12/2014 8:50:19 AM PDT by chessplayer
Talking to NBC sportscaster Bob Costas on Monday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer reacted to openly gay football player Michael Sam being drafted by the St. Louis Rams on Saturday: "The big picture here in terms of the NFL, is this a sea change or is this a one-off? Is this the league moving to the right side of history? Which by the way, they really can't do unless more players come forward."
NFL is history. just like the whig party, british colonies, buggy whip makers, poop street sweepers, ice wagons, milk man, and on and on.
The NFL killed themselves just like the boy scouts.
Matt needs to get on “the right side of history” and divorce his wife and “marry” a guy. Then he can pontificate to the rest of us about the “right side of history”. Until then, STFU.
The left moving the goal posts yet again. Change a few more rules and they can all run around in dresses and shoulder pads.
Progressives make it ridiculously easy to discern reality from fantasy - just turn their every one of their assertions inside out. They are a perfect reverse barometer of the truth.
Strange how the NBA and MLB are not included, so I have to ask why single out the NFL?
I think Matt likes the style of pants the football players wear.
Why do I have to care whether or not an NFL Player is gay in the first place? This is disgusting!
Maybe they should start an all gay league and they could play flag football.
he only way to fight back against the NFL is not to support them by refusing to buy tickets, and turning off TV on Sunday afternoon and evenings. Find something else to do.
There is nothing macho about sitting on a sofa munching chips and sipping suds. On Sunday afternoons, get outside with the kids or your buddies and play softball, volleyball - go hiking or cycling - thats what real men do!!!
Dump the tube!!!
He probably wears his underwear backwards or trap door long johns.
I’d love to meet Matt Lauer on a crossing pattern over the middle.
To be a homosexual in today’s “enlightened” climate of supreme tolerance means that it’s obligatory to announce your sexual deviancy to the world.
Sexual preference, the true judge of an individual... /s
Just curious. Has anyone here ever extended their hand to say they were glad to meet someone, then ask them what their sexual preference was?
IMO, Michael Sam knew he doesn't have what it takes to play in the NFL. He has the speed of a lineman and the size of a linebacker. The NFL wants the opposite in a draftee. So he plays the "I'm gay" card to become a member of a protected class. Like the last resort for an actor whose career is fading. Or a corrupt NJ Governor who hired his boyfriend to head up security.
The rest of the world responds with: "Who the f*ck cares? Shut up and play football."
It’s only May and he’s reached his cliche’ quota for the year.
Why do I have to care whether or not an NFL Player is gay in the first place?
Because the media says you do. You have no right in the matter.
Tolerance is no longer enough, you must celebrate perversity.
“Dolphins player fined, sent for educational training after tweet about Michael Sam”
“I wonder if any other front office in the league would have cracked down this swiftly. Miami sweated through an endless PR forest fire last year over bullying and locker-room culture with the Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin mess. They probably decided early vis-a-vis Sam that they werent going to tolerate the smallest spark.”
“And this spark was small. Don Joness crime was two tweets, each exactly one word long, after Sam was chosen by St. Louis in the seventh round: OMG and Horrible. Maybe that was about the pick itself, maybe it was about Sam kissing his boyfriend on TV after he got the call. Either way, after rapidly being fined, barred from team activities until he attends educational training, and publicly scolded in separate statements by his coach and GM, Jones issued a formal apology crafted in fluent publicist-ese:”
I don't get it, Lauer .... it sounds more like a platitude than an insightful "big picture" observation. Maybe you should stick to reading things others have written for you.
Just like with the Boy Scouts, let gay Scouts in, then they demand to allow gay Scoutmasters.
Agreed. This ranks us there with the commercials being run targeting young people about so-called unknown racism where people supposedly say things like "Where are you really from?" and "Can I touch your hair?". I've NEVER even thought those things, let alone said them to anybody.
If someone says they come from Phoenix, and they have a Boston accent, I can see someone asking the question, “Where are you really from?” It would be an imprecise way of asking why the accent? Whether advisable or not, racism?
Why is everything racism? It’s just plain crazy talk.
What is right is now wrong and what is wrong is now being called right.
G_d won't be mocked. Just a matter of time.
Bingo! That is the issue. When someone asks me about myself, depending on the audience, I’m an executive, a Christian, a father, a husband, a musician, etc. Never does it cross my mind to lead with I’m a heterosexual. My identity is not my sexuality. Yes, I enjoy a healthy sex life with my wife and it is important to me personally but it is not for public consumption.
The issue is not if someone is gay - I truly and honestly don’t care (just like I don’t care about my straight friends’ sex lives either) - it is why is there the constant need to shove it in others’ faces (sorry for the pun)? If he is a good player I wish him all success but his sexuality should not even be up for discussion.
There is something sad about someone whose number one self-definition is based on what sex parts he or she prefers. Why do I care if this particular football player is gay? Do we really think, among the thousands of men who’ve played pro football, that he’s the first to swap fluids with another man? Certainly not!
One last thought... Gay may not be a choice but flaming gay is. Stop it!
“There is something sad about someone whose number one self-definition is based on what sex parts he or she prefers.”
Just as pathetic are those who demand that we promote these sad sacks, namely the pro-homo heterosexuals.
why is there the constant need to shove it in others faces
And at the same time they and the media are constantly shoving it in other peoples faces, they demand that everyone leave them alone,,,that their sexual preferences is private and is no one elses business. I don’t understand that.
A problem I’ve noted in all this are these mainstream media buffoons, liberals at that, discussing the NFL when otherwise, they probably don’t even care to watch football.
Idiocy and I think a few sportswriters are already distancing themselves.
98% of real sports fans do not care one whit who a player sleeps with, who an owner’s whore shows up in public with, or what ethnicity a player is. All of these are merely distractions from the business of winning, and are only important to liberal activist groups and ratings-seeking media folk.
After a while, Sam will be out of football and guess where he will go? Coaching? High school? Middle School?
Some writer said because the NFL is the most masculine, macho type of sport. I don’t know myself if that reasoning actually holds up but I can see the point of view.
Better to be on the right side of the anus.
After a while, Sam will be out of football and guess where he will go?
...he could join the Navy and work his butt off to become a Rear Admiral...
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy.
I would guess that 99% of NFL fans barfed when they saw the picture of two dudes kissing. NFL stepped in it and is gonna take a while to get rid of the smell. NFL really lost big time.
Is anybody out there still watching Matt Lauer?