Re: Dungy Thoughts ?
posted at 7/25/2014 7:42 AM EDT
In response to portfolio1's comment:
In response to UD6's comment:
In response to agcsbill's comment:
If there is anything that can be said, why what one does in their private life, legally, has anything to do with their ability to perform their "job", be it a CEO or NFL football player, needs to be kept separate. If Dungy can't make this distinction, he has a problem.
But, I will add, Michael Sam really should not have publicized his private life. For that matter, I just do not see why homosexuals feel compelled to do so. I, personally, do not care about your private life and do not need it thrown in my face as a potential excuse why you may feel you would be treated differently than any other human being. In a way, one thinks Sam set himself up by doing this. He should have let his on field performance dictate his success or lack thereof and not because of what he does privately. Now, people will question the fact if he is cut, regardless of pronouncements he did not make the grade by the team, did his homosexuality have anything to do with it.
AGCSBill, just a fan havin' fun!!
The great thing about our country is that Michael Sam speak as he chooses as can Dungy. Neither disrespected the other with their comments.
Actually Dungy disrespected him but in an indirect way.
Say someone had said many years ago "signing a player of that race would be too much of a distraction" or "playing a player like 'that' at QB would be too much of a distraction".
Put that up against what Lombardi did at the beginning of his coaching the Packers. THe best star on the team was disrespecting African Americans on the team. And not just that player. Lombardi addressed the whole team and laid down the law. That was the end of it. It was 1959.
Dungy may have a religious excuse for his bigotry but religion was used a long time (and still is by some) to support their racial bigotry. He does not examine his bigotry. He just follows what he was "taught". All bigotry is taught. SO he hides behind it in the sense of having an excuse to not examine it fully.
good considered and insightful thoghts