Gay Men Can't Like Sports?

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    Jan 09, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    I've got some funny ones.

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    AHH! It's a scary ball!
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    Too fabulous for that ball
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    Jan 09, 2013 6:52 PM GMT
    Gay men just like straight men are free to like or dislike anything they choose. What is so hard to understand?

    Your cousin's friend has obviously bought into the gay stereotype. Let's just give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he's never met a gay man.

    It's a shame we are even having this conversation in the 21st century.
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    Jan 09, 2013 6:58 PM GMT
    I like to watch races and olympic sports (especially when speedos come into play) on TV. I like to watch surfing and extreme sports.. I love to surf. Other sports like football and baseball are so boring to watch on TV. I really like going to baseball games, like SF Giants, they have an awesome stadium. Can I name all the players and their stats? No. That starts to get into the territory of geeky.
    At work two co-workers would talk about college football non stop. One was a scrawny hipstery looking guy and the other was a fat middle aged man, both probably as athletic as a box of twinkies. I lose all interest when people talk about sports like that.
    I consider myself a very athletic person. I have good coordination, I have a lean strong body, I played some sports in school growing up, I have great endurance, I have been challenging myself and stayed physically active since I was a teenager,I like to run, bike, swim, play tennis, kickbox, martial arts, soccer, and I am very competitive and love winning.

    So, no I don't like talking obsessively about sports, I don't do the fantasy leagues, but, does that make me a non sporty person? I don't just go to the gym just to have a nice body (great side benefit though). I go to build up my endurance and increase my athletic abilities. Right now I am training for a triathlon.
    But because I am gay and don't like talking about sports like mad I am a stereotype, even thou I am in better shape and could outsport those who sit on the couch and drink beer all day watching others play sports.
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    Jan 09, 2013 7:02 PM GMT
    Definitely a smaller percentage of gay men into sports then men in general, but most gay men I know have some knowledge of sports. I run football and basketball fantasy leagues with MEN exclusively on this site and they're as knowledgable about sports as any ESPN anchor.

    Btw, Fantasy Baseball will be coming shortly. If any baseball fans out there, be on the lookout for my post around mid-February. You can just also shoot me a note on here and let me know you wanna play and ill save you a spot....should be a great year in MLB...lots of off-season changes as everyone tries to get where my SF Giants are...

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    Jan 09, 2013 7:05 PM GMT
    Trollileo said
    spacemagic saidI don't really care much about sports but neither do my parents. A lot of the gay guys I've talked to in Cincinnati are really into sports, especially pro football and baseball.
    That's because it's Cincinnati.


    True. It's all we have.
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    Jan 09, 2013 7:12 PM GMT
    Lot of gay men dig sports.There are more openly gay players now.My Fiancée and I could care less about sports though lol.icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 09, 2013 7:28 PM GMT
    I like fabulous niche sports like Basque pelota.


    I'm kidding I hate them all equally icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 09, 2013 7:38 PM GMT
    I can find better things to do with my time than watch men run after a ball - like run after some men's balls.
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    Jan 09, 2013 8:08 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidI can find better things to do with my time than watch men run after a ball - like run after some men's balls.

    +1
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:02 PM GMT
    Boston has many excellent gay sports groups which are open to a variety of ability levels and a great way to meet people. So I know loads of people who are interested in sports.

    I also know loads of Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins and Patriots fans, many of whom also like more stereotypically gay things like musicals, Lady Gaga and fashion.

    So it's just a silly stereotype.
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:06 PM GMT
    I was never really the active, outdoor type when I was little. I really enjoyed art and painting. However, I did like a few sports such as lacrosse and soccer during high school P.E. I got really into running when I was in middle school, though. Of course, most people don't even consider Cross Country a sport...for some really odd reason. icon_confused.gif
  • Sportsfan1

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    Jan 09, 2013 11:15 PM GMT
    I am a HUGE sports fan. I have had UCLA season football tickets for over ten years now. I am a big college and high school football fan. I am even a member of the Football Boosters for the local high school. I do not follow pro football very much since Los Angeles does not have a pro football team.
    I also follow the Dodgers, Lakers, Clippers(except when they play the Lakers), Kings and the LA Galaxy. I can hold my own in conversations with any of these sports. I also follow the Olympics and support the U.S. Olympic team. I rooted for Spain to win the World Cup and they did!
    My friends describe me as a "regular guy that just happens to like guys". I am not offended by that. A big high five to all my gay brothers and sisters that enjoy sports!
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:21 PM GMT
    I love sports...playing and watching. I was a baseball writer for a couple of years and loved it. I could talk about the game for hours depending on who I'm talking to. Also love football, basketball, tennis, and getting into soccer.
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:40 PM GMT
    It's probably my fault honestly. I'm very outspoken about being gay but I also do not like sports. I just want to be in the locker room after the game LOL.

    But yeah a lot of it has to do with that the "non-traditionally masculine"/feminine guys are the Backbone of the Gay Community, we're the ones that people think are gay because we're the ones that talk about it a lot and don't hide it and try to teach other people not to be ashamed by it. More manly gay guys are more like 'whatever' about everything you know? Not that this is wrong or right it's just something I've noticed.

    If you don't want people to think that all gay guys are not like that- then masculine normal guys need to march in the gay pride parade too. You could even make a banner that says "Hey, I like sports and I'm gay." IDK.

    But yeah I hate sports. Sorry. I want to date the captain of the football team not BE him lol. Please don't hate me for it. I have a big heart.


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    Jan 09, 2013 11:45 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidThe post seems to be conflating playing sports with the huge passive industry of sitting on the sofa, eating junk food, and watching other people play sports. They're not even a little bit related.


    I'm not sure if I fully agree with that statement.

    Back in the late 1960s, not long after finishing school, I joined an athletic club and competed in track events, the 880 yards/800 metres being my speciality, but also ran the 400m, the 1,500m, cross country, road foot races, and in the 1980s the half-marathon and eventually I competed in triathlons.

    Triathlons I have found to be the most exhilarating, with around 25 completed events under my belt.

    That was why I enjoyed watching the London Olympics last year on television. For the men's triathlon, I purposely took time off work in order to watch it whole, along with the ladies triathlon, the ladies and men's road cycling, along with the swimming and of course, hours spent watching track and field.

    And that including the events in the Paralympics as well.

    There is a clear connection between competing in such events and being involved vicariously by watching when I'm no longer fit enough to compete.
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:47 PM GMT
    thegaymessiah saidIt's probably my fault honestly. I'm very outspoken about being gay but I also do not like sports. I just want to be in the locker room after the game LOL.

    But yeah a lot of it has to do with that the "non-traditionally masculine"/feminine guys are the Backbone of the Gay Community, we're the ones that people think are gay because we're the ones that talk about it a lot and don't hide it and try to teach other people not to be ashamed by it. More manly gay guys are more like 'whatever' about everything you know? Not that this is wrong or right it's just something I've noticed.

    If you don't want people to think that all gay guys are not like that- then masculine normal guys need to march in the gay pride parade too. You could even make a banner that says "Hey, I like sports and I'm gay." IDK.

    But yeah I hate sports. Sorry. I want to date the captain of the football team not BE him lol. Please don't hate me for it. I have a big heart.




    There are masculine guys that march in gay pride parades. Having said that, not everyone wears their sexuality on their sleeve. To some of us, it's just one part of us. You keep saying that there's nothing wrong with the non-stereotypical gay man, but yet I don't really believe you.
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:48 PM GMT
    Gay men can like sports, in fact a lot of them do...There are tons of gay sports bars.

    Anyone who thinks gay men can't like sports is a complete idiot who needs to be Castrated to protect humanity for stupidity!

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    Jan 09, 2013 11:53 PM GMT
    This reminds me of something that happened in gym class...

    There was a closeted gay guy there who always talked about how he hated faggots. He was very very athletic and good at sports and I wasn't. I could tell that he was probably pissed at me for being so fucking bad at them while he was really good-

    But guess what. We were also in love with each other and had intense romantic chemistry.

    I admit, I have more faggy interests. I like girly sailor moon things and I also like Once Upon A time, Buffy/Xena and Fairytale magic shit. Those things are not considered masculine.

    I dislike guns, sports, hunting, and macho activities. They just don't interest me. All my life people have tried to get me into them but I just don't like it. I'd rather write Once Upon A Time fan fiction for 50 hours straight.

    But they say opposites attract. I have intense sexual chemistry with more street-wise tough talking gay guys that are good at physical things.

    I'm a writer, I'm creative and magical and inspirational. I am not very tough and gritty but I often have a yin-yang with people who are. And yeah plenty of gay guys are the opposite of me, they think me watching once upon a time all the time is silly!!! Well I think sports are silly. But we still have hot crazy manlove.
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:54 PM GMT
    Since women can like sports, gay men can like sports. Apparently all gay men want to be women and dress like them in addition to acting like one. Your cousin's friend seems a little dumb in my opinion.
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:55 PM GMT
    I played soccer for almost 10 years. Only sport I play and watch. Occasionally hockey. The rest can fuck off.
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:56 PM GMT
    dan_x saidI played soccer for almost 10 years. Only sport I play and watch. Occasionally hockey. The rest can fuck off.

    I bet you look hot as hell in your soccer uniform
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    Jan 09, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    its also a huge turn on when more masculine/jocky guys will call me a faggot erotically. while they have huge raging boners. They are turned on by my faggotry as they are faggots themselves just in a different way. ooh its so hot.

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    Jan 09, 2013 11:58 PM GMT
    Love watching college football and I drive my bf nuts with my obsession with it. He's glad that my obsession only occurs 5 months out of the year.
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    Jan 10, 2013 12:10 AM GMT
    My profile name doesn't say enough?
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    Jan 10, 2013 12:38 AM GMT
    jerseywoof saidthat gay guys do not like sports is a stereotype....still stereotypes are somewhat true. There is a large segment of the gay population that will look at you with two heads if you start talking about games and god forbid if you starting talking fantasy sports. That said there are gay guys into sports both playing and watching. We do exist and we are just as fervant as gay guys. I spend ALOT of my free time going to sporting events mainly college but some pro too.



    this post and Erik101's I agree the most with.

    To add on to that, the gay men that I come across who say they enjoy watching sports, more often than not, they'll sexualize every aspect of the game. When I was watching the Hawks-Skins game I would always hear comments about their asses, jocks and how hot someone looks. This was coming from gays who said they're into the game. There are very few gays, that I've came across, who will watch the game and be into it without referencing sex all the time.

    As for being able to know what I"m talking about when it comes to the big 3 sports, I can easily be apart of the conversation and be able to speak with conviction. It helps if you play them for a living icon_wink.gif first take and around the horn will help out with that as well.