Re: Why did ESPN have to shove personal Sam moment down our throats?
posted at 5/19/2014 7:51 PM EDT
Jackie was before my time, but I do remember seeing him just before he died
He was sort of an angry man IMO, I remember reading about all of the daily abuse ,
he took, and the word abuse is putting it in the sweetest of terms.and that was thousands of people yelling at him every day "at work" Jackie wasn't treated any worse than a slave, but the mental painsomething beyond my comprehension
i remember feeling really sad as I watched him on the TV., a picture I have never forgotten
From Slavery to Jim Crow I think there were millions more blacks affected than gays. gays stayed quiet, like Rock Hudson and many more , IMO they must have had internal pain or fear. but in terms of numbers I don't think it compared to blacks
bTW, it was black vote who swung to stop gay marriage in CA. I don't think they believe it to be the same.
in the end there will always be anti black, anti gay , anti Semites and on and on. what this thread asked was why eson shoved it down our throats.?I don't know, but they had an agenda, ok then turn it off, I had turned espn on coz I don't like most there, and many of the talking heads feel they must self aggrandize themselves about their social superiority. they forget they are only sports writers.
But what I resent the most is to be manipulated by eson, the nfl, oprah and now maybe even Sam himself, it was a notable story, nflnet mentioned it from time to time, ok good. But to me Espn paid to much time for a 7th rounder. I mean we have had gay congressmen, gay movie stars, gay rock stars and on and on. It had been talked about adnauseum. I would have picked all of the pats udfas before Sam. Purely on ability. To me a footnote not a story
All just IMO,
Pat's Fan lost in Jet Land