Teams want to know if Te'o is gay

  • MadeinMich

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    Feb 26, 2013 12:15 AM GMT
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/report-teams-want-know-teo-161119717--nfl.html
  • nic_m3

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    Feb 26, 2013 1:38 AM GMT
    MadeinMich saidhttp://sports.yahoo.com/news/report-teams-want-know-teo-161119717--nfl.html


    The writer should have done a better job interviewing or maybe he was trying to slant the story the way he did but unfortunately for the NFL it comes across as them being anti-homo which really isn't their position on the subject and its unfortunate that some people really are still dumb enough to think that if your gay you must think every guy is attractive and are just going to stare at them all in a locker room.

    In high school I got called out by a senior when I was then a sophomore and he basically said just that, that he was uncomfortable because I would stare and I explained that it doesn't work like that he got confused and then some other football guys asked him why he thought he was good enough for me to stare at anyway he was offended and pissed and left I thought it was funny as hell.
  • ThatSwimmerGu...

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    Feb 26, 2013 1:47 AM GMT
    The article lacked any facts that would lead to them suspecting that.
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    Feb 26, 2013 1:52 AM GMT
    I think most NFL GMs realize that sometime in the next 1 to 10 years there is going to be a first round draft candidate who is going to be openly gay. I think they are trying to figure out how to approach it if that happens to be a player they want on their team.

    Given the circumstances I don't think it's unreasonable for teams to proceed as if Te'o might be gay and plan their PR accordingly.
  • barriehomeboy

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    Feb 26, 2013 2:08 AM GMT
    The athletes are way ahead of you. http://www.athleteally.com/
  • imbrad

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    Feb 26, 2013 2:09 AM GMT
    If the NFL had any social consciousness they would insist that a player play the damn game and grow up in the locker room. How well you play has nothing to dip with who you fuck. I love sports and I'm tired of relying on professional ladies to decide who gets to play. If the world of professional supports wasn't so afraid of fags I guarantee this country would be a different place. Coaches should tell players art any level that if they are going to hate on a member of their team they can get off the team. This could be a non issue within the year if they really cared to make it so!
  • nic_m3

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    Feb 26, 2013 2:38 AM GMT
    Anybody read the sports section? There are already people in the NFL who don't put up with this BS.

    "The 49ers weren't amused. They quickly released a statement Wednesday afternoon: "The San Francisco 49ers reject the comments that were made yesterday, and have addressed the matter with Chris. There is no place for discrimination within our organization at any level. We have and always will proudly support the LGBT community."

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000133011/article/chris-culliver-wouldnt-accept-openly-gay-49ers-player
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    Feb 26, 2013 2:46 AM GMT
    ThatSwimmerGuy saidThe article lacked any facts that would lead to them suspecting that.



    Agreed and maybe that is why they are no longer allowed to work from home at Yahoo.icon_lol.gif
  • LJay

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    Feb 26, 2013 2:57 AM GMT
    Football players can't work from home at Yahoo? Discrimination!!
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    Feb 26, 2013 5:56 AM GMT
    snwbordnick said
    MadeinMich saidhttp://sports.yahoo.com/news/report-teams-want-know-teo-161119717--nfl.html


    The writer should have done a better job interviewing or maybe he was trying to slant the story the way he did but unfortunately for the NFL it comes across as them being anti-homo which really isn't their position on the subject and its unfortunate that some people really are still dumb enough to think that if your gay you must think every guy is attractive and are just going to stare at them all in a locker room.

    In high school I got called out by a senior when I was then a sophomore and he basically said just that, that he was uncomfortable because I would stare and I explained that it doesn't work like that he got confused and then some other football guys asked him why he thought he was good enough for me to stare at anyway he was offended and pissed and left I thought it was funny as hell.


    Whoa! You were out in high school while playing for your school's football team? Man, how did you manage to be part of the team to remain unscathed?
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    Feb 26, 2013 8:45 AM GMT
    aidenMaximus said
    snwbordnick said
    MadeinMich saidhttp://sports.yahoo.com/news/report-teams-want-know-teo-161119717--nfl.html


    The writer should have done a better job interviewing or maybe he was trying to slant the story the way he did but unfortunately for the NFL it comes across as them being anti-homo which really isn't their position on the subject and its unfortunate that some people really are still dumb enough to think that if your gay you must think every guy is attractive and are just going to stare at them all in a locker room.

    In high school I got called out by a senior when I was then a sophomore and he basically said just that, that he was uncomfortable because I would stare and I explained that it doesn't work like that he got confused and then some other football guys asked him why he thought he was good enough for me to stare at anyway he was offended and pissed and left I thought it was funny as hell.


    Whoa! You were out in high school while playing for your school's football team? Man, how did you manage to be part of the team to remain unscathed?


    Perhaps he ran (on) like his sentences. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • MadeinMich

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    Feb 26, 2013 2:37 PM GMT
    aidenMaximus said
    snwbordnick said
    MadeinMich saidhttp://sports.yahoo.com/news/report-teams-want-know-teo-161119717--nfl.html


    The writer should have done a better job interviewing or maybe he was trying to slant the story the way he did but unfortunately for the NFL it comes across as them being anti-homo which really isn't their position on the subject and its unfortunate that some people really are still dumb enough to think that if your gay you must think every guy is attractive and are just going to stare at them all in a locker room.

    In high school I got called out by a senior when I was then a sophomore and he basically said just that, that he was uncomfortable because I would stare and I explained that it doesn't work like that he got confused and then some other football guys asked him why he thought he was good enough for me to stare at anyway he was offended and pissed and left I thought it was funny as hell.


    Whoa! You were out in high school while playing for your school's football team? Man, how did you manage to be part of the team to remain unscathed?


    High School was only 4 years ago for him. Things are changing fast in the world. On the other hand if I would have been in that situation 12 years ago I would have gotten my ass beat.

    I saw a kid the other day walking down the street from my old high school, flamboyantly dressed and very feminine very open and secure with himself. I thought to myself, "No kid would've been able to pull that off 12 years ago".
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    Feb 26, 2013 7:42 PM GMT
    Yeah. I don't think they care if he's gay specifically.
    The teams are more concerned that he has some personal issue that will be a distraction during football season and/or another scandal that will make the team look bad.
  • nic_m3

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    Feb 27, 2013 11:03 AM GMT
    aidenMaximus said
    snwbordnick said
    MadeinMich saidhttp://sports.yahoo.com/news/report-teams-want-know-teo-161119717--nfl.html


    The writer should have done a better job interviewing or maybe he was trying to slant the story the way he did but unfortunately for the NFL it comes across as them being anti-homo which really isn't their position on the subject and its unfortunate that some people really are still dumb enough to think that if your gay you must think every guy is attractive and are just going to stare at them all in a locker room.

    In high school I got called out by a senior when I was then a sophomore and he basically said just that, that he was uncomfortable because I would stare and I explained that it doesn't work like that he got confused and then some other football guys asked him why he thought he was good enough for me to stare at anyway he was offended and pissed and left I thought it was funny as hell.


    Whoa! You were out in high school while playing for your school's football team? Man, how did you manage to be part of the team to remain unscathed?


    High School was only 4 years ago for him. Things are changing fast in the world. On the other hand if I would have been in that situation 12 years ago I would have gotten my ass beat.

    I saw a kid the other day walking down the street from my old high school, flamboyantly dressed and very feminine very open and secure with himself. I thought to myself, "No kid would've been able to pull that off 12 years ago".[/quote]



    For the record, I started high school in 2006 in a private military school in Kansas. I then later went back to regular high school in rural eastern Washington/northern Idaho. Roughly 35,000 population rodeo, backwoods town. The fact that things are changing in this world had nothing to do with it, as the town I grew up in is roughly 20 years behind in every meaning of the phrase. I just happened to have friends that liked my personality and could relate to all my interests enough that they could care less who I slept with. Never had anybody say anything to my face all of high school partially because they were afraid of me retaliating and mostly because of my teammates and friends that would kick their ass icon_smile.gif

    Even without that support I've never cared what others think. If it meant someone beating me up then oh well stuff happens and karma is going to suck. But it definitely helped knowing they had my back.