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Old 02-15-2007, 02:00 PM   #16
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professional sports should just have a policy that says a player should not discuss his sexual attraction to members of the same sex and also
they should not inquire about other sports-person's attraction to their same sex.

That seems very reasonable,
just don't push/share odd behavior with the rest of us.
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I can't remember, but didn't Dennis Rodman say he was bisexual when he was still playing? Perhaps my memory escapes me, but I don't recall that being such a huge controversy. Then again, Dennis Rodman did a lot of things...so maybe the media just couldn't keep up with him?
he did, but it wasn't really a topic of discussion 'cause no one really took denis rodman seriously... for good reason. most things he said/did were simply to draw attention to himself.
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Old 02-15-2007, 02:01 PM   #18
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Plus, aren't most professional athletes stupid? I mean they don't get ahead for being able to think, it's all about their physicality. Which leads them to a lot of fighting, raping, and apparently, fear of gay men.
are you serious? is there a term for this...maybe athletephobe?
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Yep, it was meant to be as offensive as what he said.
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fighting, raping, and apparently, fear of gay men.


Sounds like a good sumary to me but you forgot overpayed...
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Tim Hardaway is a nasty bigot, and should be called by no other way.

I think there should be a re-evaluation of why it is that straight men in general react in such ridiculous ways when dealing with homosexual men. Women are not like that at all - I've never heard a woman saying similar things about lesbian classmates, teammates, colleagues, etc.

So to me, this isn't necessarily a male athlete issue; a lot of it is a heterosexual male issue.
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Maybe
professional sports should just have a policy that says a player should not discuss his sexual attraction to members of the same sex and also
they should not inquire about other sports-person's attraction to their same sex.

That seems very reasonable,
just don't push/share odd behavior with the rest of us.
i can't remember who said it (apparently i can't remember a lot of things lately) but i think in an interview last week someone (perhaps Labron James?) said it was more of a don't ask don't tell policy like that of the military.
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Yep, it was meant to be as offensive as what he said.
Oh I get it now.
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Yep, it was meant to be as offensive as what he said.
that's a real good way of tackeling the issue... really... stereotype back. that'll solve everyting.
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Headache, I do believe it has to be someone like Jordan. Take Magic Johnson for example. Magic came forward and said he had HIV and guys like Karl Malone came forward and stated they were uncomfortable playing with Magic. Malone's ignorance of the disease illustrated the way alot of NBA players felt at the time. I think if anyone comes out in pro team sports, they're going to have to be a superstar like Jordan. This way, their game would've been already well respected and sexual orientation clearly was not a hindrance on their play or dominance. Remember, the majority of pro athletes are ignoramuses.
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Headache, I do believe it has to be someone like Jordan. Take Magic Johnson for example. Magic came forward and said he had HIV and guys like Karl Malone came forward and stated they were uncomfortable playing with Magic. Malone's ignorance of the disease illustrated the way alot of NBA players felt at the time. I think if anyone comes out in pro team sports, they're going to have to be a superstar like Jordan. This way, their game would've been already well respected and sexual orientation clearly was not a hindrance on their play or dominance. Remember, the majority of pro athletes are ignoramuses.
a) completely different issue in a completely different time
b) i again take issue with the blatant labeling of athletes as stupid.
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i can't remember who said it (apparently i can't remember a lot of things lately) but i think in an interview last week someone (perhaps Labron James?) said it was more of a don't ask don't tell policy like that of the military.

the armed services were one of the first institutions to desegregated

the government did the right thing then
and set the right example, then.
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a) completely different issue in a completely different time

is there no relation?

there is a lot of ignorance

many assume gay person / high HIV risk factor
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Tim Hardaway is a nasty bigot, and should be called by no other way.

I think there should be a re-evaluation of why it is that straight men in general react in such ridiculous ways when dealing with homosexual men. Women are not like that at all - I've never heard a woman saying similar things about lesbian classmates, teammates, colleagues, etc.

So to me, this isn't necessarily a male athlete issue; a lot of it is a heterosexual male issue.
Maybe you should go out and take a poll and interview heterosexual men and find out.
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is there no relation?

there is a lot of ignorance

many assume gay person / high HIV risk factor
the relation is in that both issues are based around ignorance.

karl malone speaking out about magic johnson playing in the nba was over malone's ignorance that he might catch the virus from physical contact.

tim hardaway speaking out about gays isn't based around the thought that he might catch gayness.

or maybe it is... which of course leads us to that old issue of those who seem to be the most homophobic tend to be hiding something themselves.
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