Gays Play Football, Too!


  • May 02, 2011 1:48 PM GMT
    So I just read a post about a guy who's still in high school and only attracted to preppy jocks, but he can't seem to find anyone else who's gay other than those can't hide it.

    This got me thinking. I played football for three years along with many other "masculine" sports throughout my middle and high school career. In a lot of jocks, especially in high school and college, there is a scared little gay boy who is afraid of losing it all if he comes out.

    Nonetheless, they exist. Which leads me to the eponymous title: Gays play football, too!

    So if anyone else is a former closeted football player or baseball star or...I don't know...hot dog eating champion (no pun intended,) then this post is yours.
  • needleninja

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    May 03, 2011 12:31 AM GMT
    i could probibly see why someone would be considereing the social state gays are in.

    im a former closeted martial arts and kick boxer,
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    May 03, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    I know lots of gay and bi college and pro football jocks, including some big names. Tho, I respect privacy and don't "out." Just want to say there are alot more gays in football than anyone would guess!
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    May 03, 2011 12:45 AM GMT
    I have several powerlifting titles and national strongman records. I was nationally ranked before I came out.
  • tuffguyndc

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    May 03, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    i am still in the closet and i have played sports most of my life. i have ran track, played baseball, football and played tennis
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    May 03, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    Former football player for my HS here... had to hide it from the team though woulda lost everything in terms of my position and respect.
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    May 03, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    Played Sports, Ran Track, and did Martial Arts all through school. Good times for sure. Soccer is definitely my favorite.
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    May 03, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    I know two NHL players personally that are gay and not out. Anyone that's been on a team bus as a teenager knows some not so straight behavior goes on in the name of male bonding.

    I played hockey, baseball, and soccer in HS.

  • May 03, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    Too bad we don't all live in the same place--we could start our own flag football team or somethin...lol...

    Thanks for posting that thought, bro!

    By the way--I've played baseball, tennis, basketball, and trained in MMA over the years, and just started playing ice hockey! I wish I had had the chance to play football too--my one regret...
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    May 03, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    13 years playing football (started at age 5 and played through high schools)
    Track 2 years I was a jumper (high, long, and triple)
    Golf since 10 years and still playing
    Enlisted in Highschool as intel and then went to a military college and now am a red leg (Artillery)

  • May 03, 2011 1:46 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]RealSportsJock said[/cite]Too bad we don't all live in the same place--we could start our own flag football team or somethin...lol...

    Flag?! We tackle! haha

  • May 03, 2011 1:56 AM GMT
    bboy55 said[quote][cite]RealSportsJock said[/cite]Too bad we don't all live in the same place--we could start our own flag football team or somethin...lol...

    Flag?! We tackle! haha


    Bro--I'm SO down for that...but I find that most guys are too worried about getting injured...tell you what--if enough of us ever happen to be in the same city at the same time, we should have a game of 7-on-7 tackle football...put me down...
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    May 03, 2011 2:00 AM GMT
    I ran track and cross-country and played baseball in HS icon_smile.gif
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    May 03, 2011 2:09 AM GMT
    Haha, I never played any sport, but I can identify strongly with the guy who likes preppy jocks. They REALLY attract me as well and I'd always be heartbroken when I heard one say something homophobic.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    May 03, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    4 year HS letterman.

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    May 03, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    Let me admit:
    I was always the fat kid that got picked last in gym class... which I think was the reason I grew up hating sports completely.
    I lacked confidence completely to even try and play sports, I just knew I sucked. At first I was dissapointed but then I just accepted that I was no athlete.
    As an adult, I'm so glad that I was able to outgrow those insecurities. If those sone of bitches could ony see me now!
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    May 03, 2011 2:34 AM GMT
    RealSportsJock said
    bboy55 said
    RealSportsJock saidToo bad we don't all live in the same place--we could start our own flag football team or somethin...lol...

    Flag?! We tackle! haha

    Bro--I'm SO down for that...but I find that most guys are too worried about getting injured...tell you what--if enough of us ever happen to be in the same city at the same time, we should have a game of 7-on-7 tackle football...put me down...

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    May 03, 2011 6:51 AM GMT
    former football player here linemen for both defense and offense. played 6 years of YAFL and 4 years of high school varsity. 6 years of wrestling (started at age 11 through 17). also martial arts for a long time. had to keep it a secret, the guys i played and competed with were extremely homophobe.
  • Vaughn

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    May 03, 2011 6:58 AM GMT
    I was seeing a guy in High School who was on the water polo team. He was preppy and I was kind of a stoner. He wasn't out but I think everyone kinda knew anyway. Then he went to Vancouver for school. Don't know what happened to him.
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    May 03, 2011 7:06 AM GMT
    I thought everyone knew that all football players are gay.

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  • safety43_mma1...

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    May 03, 2011 7:26 AM GMT
    Not so much closeted now but I still play football. I had the thoughts as a kid but didn't think too busy playing sports. I guess for me being gay isn't part of sports for me I am just another guy playing sports.

  • May 03, 2011 2:10 PM GMT
    Trollileo said
    safety43 saidNot so much closeted now but I still play football. I had the thoughts as a kid but didn't think too busy playing sports. I guess for me being gay isn't part of sports for me I am just another guy playing sports.
    Quoted for truth. I was never distracted by a guy's body or looks when playing. Mainly because no one in highschool was my type. However, I get way too into the moment, because of how competitive I am to even notice until after I was finished playing a match or game.


    Along the same lines, I never really had a crush on anyone I played sports with. I think I looked at them as teammates or buddies which outweighed anything sexual. This past year one of my college friends asked me to show them pictures of guys I had crushes on in high school and I couldn't find any! They had all been older haha.
  • gearjockLA

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    May 03, 2011 9:22 PM GMT
    I still play football for a semi-pro league and agree that when I'm on the field, the game is the most important thing for me and sex never gets in the way of that. Same thing for the lacrosse and hockey team I play for. For me, it's about the game and not about being gay, str8, bi, etc...

    But I would be lying if I said that I don't notice other players that I think are hot icon_smile.gif And, if they wanted to hook up, I probably would have a hard time saying no icon_biggrin.gif

    Btw, I'm definitely there for a tackle football game/league - tackle is the only football worth playing ;)
  • MascAthlete

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    May 03, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    All American and then 2 years in the minors.
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    May 10, 2011 5:14 AM GMT
    4 years of HS football, 4 years of HS basketball, 2 years of HS track, and still do Intramural Football, Basketball, and Volleyball.