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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    He sucked but he played in the NBA for 13 years? I suck at basketball and I haven't even gotten a tryout.

    If he was in the closet, it wouldn't even be a story. If he was in the closet, you wouldn't feel compelled to say he sucked, when he clearly was good enough to play for 13 years. Oscar was right that he had a role, which is to go in, get physical and foul some guys. According to his stats of 11 minutes and 5 fouls, he's still pretty good at this role.

    Do you watch hockey? Almost every team has an enforcer - the guy whose job it is to go out on the ice and fight so that the star players don't have to. Often, they're popular with the fans. Nobody looked at Rob Ray's one goal per year and said he was a failure - his job was to rack up the penalty minutes, and if he had less than 200 in a year, you started to wonder.

    Regardless, now it's done. We don't have to debate about what will happen when there's an openly gay guy in professional sports. In a perfect world, we wouldn't have to, but it's not a perfect world.
    If he was "in the closet" he wouldnt have a 10 day contract. He wasnt cut last year because he was gay, he was cut because he was 'done'. Funny how a little PR can create all sorts of new career opportunities.

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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    He sucked but he played in the NBA for 13 years? I suck at basketball and I haven't even gotten a tryout.

    If he was in the closet, it wouldn't even be a story. If he was in the closet, you wouldn't feel compelled to say he sucked, when he clearly was good enough to play for 13 years. Oscar was right that he had a role, which is to go in, get physical and foul some guys. According to his stats of 11 minutes and 5 fouls, he's still pretty good at this role.

    Do you watch hockey? Almost every team has an enforcer - the guy whose job it is to go out on the ice and fight so that the star players don't have to. Often, they're popular with the fans. Nobody looked at Rob Ray's one goal per year and said he was a failure - his job was to rack up the penalty minutes, and if he had less than 200 in a year, you started to wonder.

    Regardless, now it's done. We don't have to debate about what will happen when there's an openly gay guy in professional sports. In a perfect world, we wouldn't have to, but it's not a perfect world.
    Guess you did not know this but in basketball you can suck and be a bench player and maintain a career of 13 years just for being tall!

    Hell i quit watching the game years ago it got to where you do not even need to have shooting skills anymore. Just dunk boring a$$ chit.

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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    If he was "in the closet" he wouldnt have a 10 day contract. He wasnt cut last year because he was gay, he was cut because he was 'done'. Funny how a little PR can create all sorts of new career opportunities.
    Maybe. Maybe not.

    I could see a team in the Nets' situation picking up an old veteran to help out for a week or two. Gay or not.


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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    Guess you did not know this but in basketball you can suck and be a bench player and maintain a career of 13 years just for being tall!

    Hell i quit watching the game years ago it got to where you do not even need to have shooting skills anymore. Just dunk boring a$$ chit.
    If his job was to go out and foul guys, it seems that he's pretty good at it.


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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    If his job was to go out and foul guys, it seems that he's pretty good at it.
    If thats his job then it is a total waste of a roster spot. i will bet he is cut after the contract.

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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by votemout View Post
    Guess you did not know this but in basketball you can suck and be a bench player and maintain a career of 13 years just for being tall!

    Hell i quit watching the game years ago it got to where you do not even need to have shooting skills anymore. Just dunk boring a$$ chit.
    Don't forget to travel before you dunk.

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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    It must suck to be a minority of some sort. Can't root for anything without representation. I don't root for white players in the NFL. Frankly, if the NFL was white, it'd suck.

    I'm only going to like things because of one aspect of my life.

    I'm actually glad I'm not gay. I'd hate to think of myself as being able to self-define with one damned characteristic and that's it. I'd be gay. That's all. That's all I am - gay. One thing. Done.
    Don't put words in my mouth...You mention a conspiracy. Well with all the cowardly GMs speaking out against Sam as a "distraction": Video Dallas Sportscaster Goes In On NFL Officials For Saying Michael Sams Stock Will Be Hurt On Dra - YouTube

    This despite discrimination being illegal in many of their cities.

    But look, if about 5% of pro athletes were openly gay and were truly a non issue, you think i'd root only for them? Come on lol. It's the *total* lack of representation that gets immediately noticed and received as "You are not welcome here." I certainly wish it were a non issue, but what i don't see is any criticism by you or others here of the homophobic jackasses who created this. You seriously just posted that it's sheer coincidence that none has come out till now and there's nothing the league could do.

    Beyond that, many face rejection from sports at a young age, often because of their sexuality, then turn on TV as adults and yeah, same bully **** is going on (minnesota special teams coach only latest example), still not welcome. That's the thing. I rather like football, but not when being so disrespected. Went to a Lions game once. Boy was that a mistake. Time for the NFL to clean up its act and confront its bigotry.

    The reason you see such attention on this is because this is a market segment that's been totally ignored and disrespected. No more. Whatever team Sams ends up with will have a cult following.

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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Don't forget to travel before you dunk.
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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    They're not defining themselves by one thing, you're defining them by one thing. Maybe if you changed your world view from "human beings" and "gays" you wouldn't have this problem.
    My ass I am. Try reading.

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    Re: Jason Collins played last night

    Quote Originally Posted by jerry7 View Post
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    micheal jordon was the king of traveling. he'd stop dribbling at the top of the key on most dunks.
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