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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Pseudo-events are not the "topic of national conversation", they are entertaining tidbits that get a laugh around the watercooler. This is not a psuedo-event.
    That is not how Boorstein defines it at all. In fact, he cites FDR's handling the press as the bench mark for pseudo-events in american politics, and generally defines presidential debates as such (due to their overly controlled nature and the fact no debate actually takes place)
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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    so wait. is it his job to make them pay when they come to the basket or make them afraid to come to the basket? if it's the former, you have a point. if it's the later, you don't
    Well its both actually. And Collins is elite at both of them.
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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

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    I know this is a different subject, but how could you posible know how Jesús hugged somebody?

    There were no poloroid cameras around back then.
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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

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    Well its both actually. And Collins is elite at both of them.
    sorry...if he was "elite" at making people afraid to come to the basket...they'd stop coming as often and he'd not have nearly as many fouls as points
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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    If you were a team looking to pick-up a back-up center...is this the kind of scouting report that would impress you enough to offer a 34 y/o a contract?
    Well considering the rest of the quote said, "Synergy rated Collins as the best defender on the Hawks and one of the best in the league," I definitely would.
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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    That is not how Boorstein defines it at all
    That's not a definition, it's an observation.

    But it is also true that this event does serve a purpose in real life... for people who are fearful about how society will view them if they come out it provides a direct benefit. That's why it's national news.
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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    When all the dust settles and we all catch our breath I think we will all realize we owe Jason Collins a big thanks for raising awareness for what the guy at the end of the bench actually does.

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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    sorry...if he was "elite" at making people afraid to come to the basket...they'd stop coming as often and he'd not have nearly as many fouls as points
    Yes he would. He fouls somebody twice in the 10 minutes he plays and they don't try again.

    Honestly, why do you think Collins has made 33 million dollars playing basketball and started 71 playoff games? Do you think you know more about basketball than the GMs who keep resigning him?
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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Well considering the rest of the quote said, "Synergy rated Collins as the best defender on the Hawks and one of the best in the league," I definitely would.
    whatever dude. If you want a guy who is "awful", "horrid" and "ponderously slow" .............
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    Re: Jason Collins (NBA Center) announces that he is gay, altering the landscape of sp

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    whatever dude. If you want a guy who is "awful", "horrid" and "ponderously slow" .............
    The combination is why he is just a role-player.
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