Skip to comments.(POLL) Did You Think Tony Dungy’s Comments on Michael Sam Were Out of Line???
Posted on 07/23/2014 3:37:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Tony Dungy told the Tampa Tribune that he would NOT have drafted Michael Sam if he were still coaching.
I wouldnt have taken him, said former Bucs and Colts coach Tony Dungy, now an analyst for NBC. Not because I dont believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldnt want to deal with all of it. Its not going to be totally smooth things will happen.
What are your thoughts on Coach Dungys statements???
FReeped. Said NO. NO is winning.
“What are your thoughts on Coach Dungys statements???”
he need to learn to stop telling the truth. The thought police will now order him crucified.
NO = 70.44%
YES = 29.56%
He has the right to say whatever he thinks.
Fearless he is, the Politically Correct Crowd will go after him for admitting the truth of the situation!
Seventh round draft pick with publicity issues... why bother? Aren’t there other seventh-rounders, or undrafted at-camp candidates to work with? I agree with Tony—you’re trying to focus the team as your primary goal, not run a primarily PC-compliant road show.
78.8% agree with me and voted NO
The man was only telling the truth. As a coach you don’t need other issues interfering with your main job which is to win football games.
Hell No!!! He is interested in football...not babysitting!!
3. Hell no homos!
Tony Dungy is an honorable man. I hope he doesn’t backtrack.
No, not out of line. Why did Sam bring up his problem? Publicity and to cover his incompetence.
NO is now over 80%
They were “out of line” because they were true.
Either Sam or his mentors are fairly smart.
Without the “gay” angle he’s probably coaching hs football or selling insurance now.
A year or two in the NFL (I can’t imagine they’d cut him first year) will bring in 400 grand plus/ yr.
The 1.6% who choose a deviant lifestyle are not happy....
the only “out of line” part was when he went back and “clarified” - there was nothing at all wrong with his original comments. BTW, Stephen A Smith has been defending his original comments all day on ESPN and slamming the PC police. Refreshing Stephen A has his moments.
he already has, to a point. Sad.
Expect the pendulum to swing back when the actual statistics become very public. It’s rule of majority not minority
And...if you draft the gay guy and he’s not able to play at NFL standards, then you have to cut or trade the gay guy.
Can’t do that. Discrimination. Gays guys get a pass. So you’re stuck with him. Don’t play the gay guy because he sucks at football and you’re still in trouble.
Does the NFL have CODE REDS?
If Michael Sam was turned on by one-legged midgets, should he tell anyone? Most people will agree that such a private thing should remain, well, private.
I’m just going to go out on a limb here and say gays should keep their sexual preferences to themselves. That’s all. There is no closet they need to come out of; nobody is discriminating against them in this day and age, and what the do in privacy should be just their own business... Not something to be chatted up all over the land and sports TV.
I don’t know much about sports figures, but this man Dugby conducts himself well, and is a very clear thinker. Of course in today’s hyper-raced world, it helps that he’s black. It should not even matter. A coach is a coach, period. He was still holding back, but is used to being diplomatic. I was glad that Sam’s response was surprisingly low-key. He may have gotten a better idea of what his status as a 7th round pick really is. Best to be humble and hardworking. At least there have been no more (public) follow-ups to The Kiss.
I’m guessing he’ll be a special teams wedge guy and that’s a high risk position.
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Sam is a flamer. He’ll burn.
Put him on the practice squad.
NO is blowing away YES....so to speak.
Why are we even talking about a late-round draft choice?
Doesn’t Dungy know that, before you make any statement or answer any question, you must consult your little red book ( that Obama is writing when he has time between fundraisers and golf outings)
I disagree. He didn’t walk back his comments. He said on Dan Patrick today that he doesn’t believe in gay marriage.
I wish there was a poll that asked~ Do you think homosexuals will overreach and be told to “SHUT UP”??!!!
Did You Think Tony Dungys Comments on Michael Sam Were Out of Line?
The truth hurts a liar.
No mention of the number of votes.
For starters, people would tell me to shut up. Mrs. Vigilanteman would banish me to the couch until I did so and, if I still persisted, I'd be shunned and probably unemployable. And yet, my stated heterosexual preferences probably have 10 times or more as many advocates as your average homo.
So why can't we hold them to the same standard?
The uproar over his truthful statements proved the validity of what he said.
Normal people are getting fed-up with these racists and perverts and are standing up for God’s morals and values!
He’s black, he can say whatever he wants without consequences.
We honkeys on the other hand had better know our place.
Nobody, not even Dungy, is entitled to an opinion anymore. We have become very intolerant in the name of tolerance.
that wasn’t the issue specifically .
I understand it wasn’t the issue. I just don’t feel like he walked back at all.
We honkeys on the other hand had better know our place.
...a white man saying what Dungy said would immediately be on the outside looking in...
When you make statements on one day, then “clarify them” the next day, you are walking them back.
It wasn’t a total cave mind you, but he did feel the need to kiss some PC rear ends .
Sam signed a four-year contract for 2.6 million, of which only $46,000 is guaranteed. The NFL’s rookie salary structure means that players are basically signed on a pre-determined scale.
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