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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I think it was more the fact that Tebow wore his Christianity on his chest. They hate that.
    He also wore it on his face. Do you remember when he wrote that verse number on his face? The media had fun with that story.

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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    He also wore it on his face. Do you remember when he wrote that verse number on his face? The media had fun with that story.
    Well the NFL has a history of warming up to the lowest common denominator.

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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Not when its 42 vs 1. And gay will never be considered tough.
    So what makes you think that everyone on the team are homophobes?


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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    So what makes you think that everyone on the team are homophobes?
    No they are just human beings.
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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    So what makes you think that everyone on the team are homophobes?
    You don't need to be a "homophobe" to not want to shower with them.

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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    You don't need to be a "homophobe" to not want to shower with them.
    For some reason people can't seem to grasp that.

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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Not when its 42 vs 1. And gay will never be considered tough.
    There's probably alot of 'tough' guys that are gay and you don't even know it.
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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    I could see it being a problem if he played center and got a boner every time the quarterback put his hands up his ass for a snap.

    That would probably make me uncomfortable.

    Just kidding! Relax everybody!

    Seriously, I served in the United States Navy. Even though "open gayness" was frowned opon at the time, there were still gay sailors serving beside me. And I suspect, (more and more each day, ) there were probably more gays serving around me than I realized. But that's only speculation.

    But I did my job well. Four-Point-O. SAT! I was not distracted by the gays in the least. However, there were some idiots that served around me that were very easily distracted. I guess that's the way the Lord made 'em. Not being able to focus very well. They weren't blessed with a lot of smarts. A brick shy of a load, so to speak. I think an openly gay person might have upset them. Again, speculation.

    So, I don't think it would be that much difference on a football team. The focused players probably would not be distracted. The lunkhead's, who are hired mostly for their brawn, rather than their brain, might be easier distracted. I dunno. I'm sure pounding one's head into a blocking dummy for the better part of one's life cannot be too healthy for one's intelligence quotient.

    No, I think the professional, logical, and focused players would be fine with it. But I agree that the media would try to make it into a circus and that would raise the level of distraction.

    So, I gotta agree with what he said. But I would have had more respect for him as a man and a coach if he would have said, "Damn the distractions, if you're good enough, suit up!"
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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I think if I was a NFL GM I would have to give Sams some serious second thoughts. Not because he is gay, but because I don't think I would want the media circus that is sure to follow him be a distraction to my team. My number one goal is to make the playoffs by putting the best team on the field I possibly can. I Sams and the media circus disrupts the play of my team and puts my goal in risk, then I do not want him.

    But if I am the Oakland Raiders, the Cleveland Browns, the Washington Redskins, some team that will probably be having an excellent season next year is they win 6 games and I think Sams will become one heck of a football player once the media circus dies down, then I go for him. But not if my team has a chance on making the playoffs and the distraction might cost my team a game or two, no way.
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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    You don't need to be a "homophobe" to not want to shower with them.
    Obviously the Rams don't mind.

    Michael Sam: No issues fitting in with Rams


    The first openly gay player drafted in the NFL said Friday there have been no issues fitting in with his St. Louis Rams teammates, no awkward moments in the locker room and that he was accepted right away.

    "They respect me as a human being," he said. "And as a football player."
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