View Poll Results: Read the OP

Voters
31. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    20 64.52%
  • No

    5 16.13%
  • Other

    6 19.35%
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 35

Thread: Do you think America would accept an openly gay athlete?

  1. #1
    Global Moderator
    Rage More!
    Your Star's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    26,362

    Do you think America would accept an openly gay athlete?

    So, do you think America would accept an openly gay athlete? Or do you think they would be ostracized to the point of retirement, or worse suicide, or even be murdered?

  2. #2
    Goddess of Bacon

    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Charlottesville, VA
    Last Seen
    05-28-12 @ 09:35 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    13,988

  3. #3
    free market communist
    Gardener's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Last Seen
    09-30-17 @ 12:27 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    26,661

    Re: Do you think America would accept an openly gay athlete?




    Ummmm, what was the question again?
    "you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos

  4. #4
    Global Moderator
    Moderator

    Zyphlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    NoMoAuchie
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    47,998

    Re: Do you think America would accept an openly gay athlete?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    So, do you think America would accept an openly gay athlete? Or do you think they would be ostracized to the point of retirement, or worse suicide, or even be murdered?
    It would depend greatly on a number of things I think....

    1. What sport
    2. How good is the person
    3. How "blatant" of a homosexual is he. Or, to be more blunt, how "flaming" is he.


    If its a person playing football whose a mediocre wide reciever that looks and acts like Parez Hilton or Elton John then I'd say absolutely not, never going to be accepted.

    If its a golfer or baseball player whose one of the better individuals in the association/league that is as flamboyant in their presentation of their homosexuality on a daily basis as say a Stephan Fry or an Ian McKellan, then I'd say there's probably a decent chance to be accepted.

    I'd say it'd go kind of like this...

    In regards to #1. Nascar would be harder than Football that'd be harder than Basketball that'd be harder that'd be harder than Hockey that'd be harder than Baseball that'd be harder than Golf that'd be harder than Tennis that'd be harder than [fill in most other sports] that'd be harder than Figure Skating/Gymnastics.

    Essentially more southern or urban sports, and more physical sports, would likely be more difficult than your more cosmopolitan/wordly or lighter sports.

    In regards to #2. The better the person is the more likely people will embrace them. We'd never even pay attention to Tiger Wood ever again after what he just went through if he was even just a Vijay Singh level golfer, but because he's SO good people are willing to get back on that bandwagon if he starts playing well again. Tom Brady comes out as Gay? He's probably going to still be accepted. Rob Grankowski comes out as gay? We're not likely to hear from him again.

    In regards to #3, this ones simple. The less "flaming" a person is the more likely they're be embraced. If they seem "just like everyone else" but they happen to screw guys, that'll be ignored FAR more than if they have a crazy colored hair cut, talk with a lisp in a high pitched voice, and constantly saying how the game was FAAAABULOUS tonight.

  5. #5
    Cheese
    Aunt Spiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sasnakra
    Last Seen
    09-10-16 @ 06:10 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    28,433

    Re: Do you think America would accept an openly gay athlete?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post



    Ummmm, what was the question again?
    Who is that?

    Dennis Rodman - who everyone knows and has an opinion of

    A screaming comes across the sky.
    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
    Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow

  6. #6
    free market communist
    Gardener's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Last Seen
    09-30-17 @ 12:27 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    26,661

    Re: Do you think America would accept an openly gay athlete?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Who is that?
    Johnny Weir.
    "you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos

  7. #7
    Cheese
    Aunt Spiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Sasnakra
    Last Seen
    09-10-16 @ 06:10 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    28,433

    Re: Do you think America would accept an openly gay athlete?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Johnny Weir.
    Who's Johnny Weir? *goes to search*

    edit: ah - figure skater.
    A screaming comes across the sky.
    It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.
    Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow

  8. #8
    Banned
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Redneck Riviera
    Last Seen
    07-09-11 @ 06:11 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    28,728

    Re: Do you think America would accept an openly gay athlete?

    Of course.

  9. #9
    Global Moderator
    Moderator

    Zyphlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    NoMoAuchie
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    47,998

    Re: Do you think America would accept an openly gay athlete?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Who's Johnny Weir? *goes to search*

    edit: ah - figure skater.
    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Of course.
    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    It would depend greatly on a number of things I think....

    In regards to #1. Nascar would be harder than Football that'd be harder than Basketball that'd be harder that'd be harder than Hockey that'd be harder than Baseball that'd be harder than Golf that'd be harder than Tennis that'd be harder than [fill in most other sports] that'd be harder than Figure Skating/Gymnastics.

    Granted, since no one really knows who the hell he is I'd hardly say its as much accepted as it is just kind of there.

  10. #10
    free market communist
    Gardener's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Last Seen
    09-30-17 @ 12:27 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    26,661

    Re: Do you think America would accept an openly gay athlete?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Granted, since no one really knows who the hell he is I'd hardly say its as much accepted as it is just kind of there.
    Those who follow the sport certainly know who he is.

    He's only a three time U.S. champ.
    "you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •