Over one-third of former American football players had sexual relations with men

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    Jun 18, 2010 9:10 PM GMT
    I came across this report today. Although it is a few years old, it makes interesting (and ecouraging) reading. (Doubtless it will not come as earth-shattering news to many RealJock members.)

    A study of former high-school American Football players has found that more than a third said they had had sexual relations with other men.

    In his study of homosexuality among sportsmen in the US, sociologist Dr Eric Anderson found that 19 in a sample of 47 had taken part in acts intended to sexually arouse other men, ranging from kissing to mutual masturbation and oral sex.

    The 47 men, aged 18-23, were all American Football players who previously played at the high school (secondary school) level but had failed to be picked for their university’s team and were now cheerleaders instead. They were at various universities from the American south, Mid-West, west and north west.

    Dr Anderson, now of the University of Bath, UK, said the study showed that society's increasing open-mindedness about homosexuality and decreasing stigma concerning sexual activity with other men had allowed sportsmen to speak more openly about these sexual activities. He found that this sex came in the form of two men and one woman, as well as just two men alone.

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    http://www.physorg.com/news112885096.html

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    Jun 19, 2010 12:58 AM GMT
    This isn't surprising to me whatsoever.

    Once you get out of high school for the most part, the world opens up for you and you either take it in or keep your crap mindset.

    Sadly, there was no one in high school to tell them their "homo thoughts" were normal and you might not only be straight.



    Embrace these quarterbacks, lineman and... dare I say it...Tight ends. ;)
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    Jun 19, 2010 1:06 AM GMT
    This is an odd sampling though, right? Second string football players turned cheerleaders.
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    Jun 19, 2010 1:14 AM GMT
    jlly_rnchr saidThis is an odd sampling though, right? Second string football players turned cheerleaders.

    My favorite!
    (:
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    Jun 19, 2010 1:48 AM GMT
    Very small sample size, very uncharacteristic career turn. Wonder what the reason for the study was.
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    Jun 19, 2010 1:52 AM GMT
    In the spirit of me currently studying research data and errors, a sample of 47 doesn't make this a reliable study. My tests and measurements professor would be so proud.
  • neosyllogy

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    Jun 19, 2010 1:57 AM GMT
    Mil8 saidThe 47 men, aged 18-23, all ... failed to be picked for their university’s team and were now cheerleaders instead.


    Soooo, this study actually says that male cheerleaders in college who used to play football in highschool show ~1/3 likelihood to have engaged in homoerotic behaviors.

    um... not really all that interesting anymore.

    Quick question: how many highschool football players go on to be male cheerleaders? Yeah, I'm guessing not a whole lot.
    Seriously, what's with the mis-representative shite?

    (Some of the sexuality sociology/psychology papers are really just ridiculous. This is not the only example of grossly biased sample, though it is one of the more ballsy.)
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jun 19, 2010 2:06 AM GMT
    that's not really suprising, the post I mean. didnt' read the shit in between. The best estimates are that 10% of the world's population is gay, and another 20% is bisexual. That's where those Republicans get all fucked up. Not understanding that Senators like both.
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    Jun 19, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    I agree that this is an odd and SMALL sampling size. The "career turn" is not even remotely odd however. A VERY large number of collegiate male cheerleaders are former football players. The size and power are prized characteristics in a male cheerleaders who, at the D1 level, are generally awarded scholarships, especially in southern schools.

    Remember, not everything in Bring It On is accurate. These are big dudes.

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  • barriehomeboy

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    Jun 19, 2010 2:14 AM GMT
    wow you sound like an expert to bring on CNN, levels of cheerleading? Their interviewing me now
  • Hunter9

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    Jun 19, 2010 2:19 AM GMT
    it's not the sample size that's the problem, it's the sample itself.

    like somebody mentioned, they probably went around asking male cheerleaders if they had ever played football. some of them naturally had (though I'm guessing the vast majority had not). and so 1/3 of them are gay. but since id hazard a guess that overall way more than 1/3 of male cheerleaders are gay, what this says is that male cheerleaders who played football are less likely to be gay than male cheerleaders who have not played football... certainly not shocking, but probably not the point that the study was trying to make
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    Jun 19, 2010 2:19 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidVery small sample size, very uncharacteristic career turn. Wonder what the reason for the study was.

    Personal, um, gratification?
    (Prior to the study, only 1/10th had sexual experiences with other men....)
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    Jun 19, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    On the contrary, more of the male cheerleaders on my college team have participated in football than in any other sport. And the trend is certainly more prevalent at higher levels of competition. Also I feel I should note that in 3 years of cheering for my college, we have cycled through close to 20 different guys, only three (suspicions about another) have been gay. That being said, I won't argue that the likelihood of finding a male cheerleader who is gay (and one who will admit to it) is substantially higher than the odds of finding a homosexual football player. College, I think, is a lot different now than those of you who are commenting are young enough to understand or remember.
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    Jun 19, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    While the % studied is shaky and odd point of former h.s. football players becoming u cheerleaders (???), as anyone who played sports can tell you, lots happen in h.s., college and I dare say pros' locker rooms and among teammates. However, most don't speak of it openly and go on to live seemingly hetero lifestyles, though some play around with former teammates throughout their lives.
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    Jun 19, 2010 3:49 AM GMT
    FlyFreeEC said

    Remember, not everything in Bring It On is accurate.


    It falls upon me to remind you, however, that this is still not a cheerocracy.
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    Jun 19, 2010 4:25 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo just won this thread. Sorry guys, that's 2 internets for him.
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    Jun 19, 2010 4:32 AM GMT
    Pinny saidCiarsolo just won this thread. Sorry guys, that's 2 internets for him.



    ROFL
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    Jun 19, 2010 4:48 AM GMT
    FlyFreeEC said. College, I think, is a lot different now than those of you who are commenting are young enough to understand or remember.


    College back then let see if I can remember icon_eek.gif

    Summer of love

    Woodstock

    Riots, Vietnam

    Diving on nude swimmers practicing in the pool icon_cool.gif

    Yep just one room colleges

    You are probably right way way different but can't remember! icon_rolleyes.gif


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    Jun 19, 2010 4:50 AM GMT
    Pinny saidCiarsolo just won this thread. Sorry guys, that's 2 internets for him.


    I demand a congratulatory in-drink roofie
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    Pinny saidCiarsolo just won this thread. Sorry guys, that's 2 internets for him.


    yep way too cool

    But Pinny I used to play a lot in the IMPE building tell me it is just the same!

    I guess I am not suppose to remember! icon_wink.gif
  • safety43_mma1...

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    Jun 19, 2010 5:02 AM GMT
    ok being a football player and gay lol lol not me it isnt that much of a surpise after they r done playing really. what would be interesting would be to hear of one that did it why still playing. and all i am saying is Sabby Piscatille hello i would in a heart beat with him talking about hot i guess it is a safety thing. from a inside of point of view with all the butt slapping and that it is no wonder.
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    Jun 19, 2010 7:04 AM GMT
    This topic makes me very happy ;) because I heart football player type guys!
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    Jun 19, 2010 7:17 AM GMT
    So, is THIS the type of cheerleader they wanted to be?

    malecheerleader.jpg

    Or this?


    male-cheerleader-of-all-time.bmp

    But, alas, they always hid behind THIS as the reason they joined the squad

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    Jun 22, 2010 7:03 PM GMT
    I was never much of a football player but I would have made a damn good Cheerio!

  • Manhood69

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    Jun 29, 2010 1:33 PM GMT
    jlly_rnchr saidThis is an odd sampling though, right? Second string football players turned cheerleaders.


    Yeah, that kind of ruined it for me. I thought perhaps it was pro football players or maybe college players, not cheerleaders.

    Oh well, I guess a nut by any other name is still a nut.