Re: Dungy Thoughts ?
posted at 7/23/2014 9:34 AM EDT
In response to DougIrwin's comment:
No offense, but you and others are missing the point of all of this:
Sam clearly went through some things as an openly gay player at Missouri, as have any players, male and female who were told not not be themselves and simply live their lives the best they know how. Clearly, and I mean CLEARLY, he is a trailblazer like Jackie Robinson or the first female anything to be considered a male equal.
This whole thing will make hundreds and thousands (decades later) of people's lives easier to get from high school football to college and into the NFL who just so happen to be gay. It's just that simple. Wake up and smell the roses.
Maybe you need some culture in Chicago? Are you in the burbs or the city? You never answered me. lol
Since you're a bit young, you probably just need some culture to realize there is more in this world than the simple things in front of you.
This isn't about him promoting himself in the NFL, it's about sacrificing himself to make it easier for people just like him to go through the process just like someone like a Jackie Robinson. Jackie was clearly black and a minority and Sam clearly gay and an athlete trying to pretend to be something who he wasn't to comply with what the public thinks the NFL wants.
God forbid an American college athlete be a real, genuine person instead of feeling forced to pretend.
All men are created equal. Remember?
Please wake up.
I commend jjbag for stepping forward and I am uncomfortable watching the obvious, creepy bigotry on display in this thread. The people who are bigots don't even know they are. Creepy.
Dungy can walk in front of a truck tomorrow and I celebrate his death. People like that are absolutely disgusting and have no place on earth, and especially in this country.
PS Tony Dungy has re-arranged the definition of a hypocrite.
Getting called a bigot by a guy that says he would celebrate the death of another person doesn't particularly bother me Rusty. You should change your name to Strawman King because you are attributing all sorts of opinions to me that have no basis in reality. Hitting the bottle a little early bud?
Things I never said:
- Gay athletes should have to pretend they are straight
- Sam came out as a publicity stunt
- Tony Dungy isn't a bigot
My only point was Dungy saying he wouldn't draft Sam, but supporting Vick doesn't make him a bigot. Although I am sure given his religious views he probably is one.