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    a former Army Ranger and combat vet getting drafted by the NFL doesn't get a fraction of the coverage that Michael Sam getting drafted gets? And why is Sam, not Villanueva, considered brave?

    Further, why is Sam celebrated and Tim Tebow criticized? Why was Tebow told to keep his thoughts to himself?

    I have nothing against what anybody wants to do as long as it is not against the law. But it seems like you aren't asked to merely tolerate Sam these days, you must embrace his situation otherwise you are a bigot.


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    Originally posted by Ex Army MP View Post
    I have nothing against what anybody wants to do as long as it is not against the law. But it seems like you aren't asked to merely tolerate Sam these days, you must embrace his situation otherwise you are a bigot.
    Be careful or off to Re-education camp for you. Apparently that's what another player's criticism about the topic earned him: sensitivity training or Re-education camp.

    This seems to be a startling new theme popping up these days: that people need to be sent to Re-education camp for political incorrectness. If people aren't disturbed by the word "Re-education camp" being used in America, please go rent the movie, "Manchurian Candidate" and double your History IQ in two hours.
    Last edited by EmmaPeel; 05-15-2014, 02:02 PM.

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    • #3
      I couldn't care less about what goes on in people's private homes between consenting adults of reasonably sound mind, that's exactly the point. We shouldn't know or care or have to hear about how many gay men are on a team any more than how many blond ones, or guys with facial hair.

      As an NFC West rival, I'm interested in how badly this guy can mangle our quarterback and how many fumbles he can force, not what he does with his boyfriend after the game.

      When will the fame mongers finally figure out that the real noteworthy goal is when nobody even notices or cares unless it's actually relevant to the subject?
      "Snort-laughter is the best medicine"
      ----- Mussel Bound


      Don't forget to laugh today. The more implausible it seems, the more you need to.

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      • #4
        A lot of the criticism around Tebow was because of the media endlessly obsessing over him, stalking him and going on and on and on about his religion. The same mindless idiots who only skim headlines before forming and spouting opinions, confused the media's stalkerish idiocy with Tebow's respectfully not discussing his Christianity unless asked, and somehow attributed all of it to Tebow.

        Even understanding all of that I was soooo sick of seeing and hearing about him, through no fault of his, that I stopped even reading a lot of sports sites. If any persecution of Tebow ran him out of the NFL, it was the media:
        Write a thousand stories on the same subject for no clear reason, then report as if it's breaking news that your subject is getting a lot of news coverage.
        Issue press releases just to report that he hasn't said or done anything worth reporting for the past 24 hours.
        Ask him a moronic question, then report as breaking news that "he says" he isn't going to do whatever ludicrous thing the reporter asked him if he would ever do.
        Show his "tebowing" God tribute every single time you obsess about him, despite hundreds more recent shots available of him actually making football plays on the field.

        Had the NFL made a big deal out of teams drafting a combat vet, it would not have been to honor that vet; it would have been the same money-grubbing, exploitative commercializing it's doing with Sam, and utterly disrespectful to all combat vets.
        "Snort-laughter is the best medicine"
        ----- Mussel Bound


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        • #5
          Tim Tebow was criticized because he was a bad football player and ubber religious on and off the field. Which was comical to watch and listen to.

          As I type this, I'm naked and watching gay porn. I'm also "tebowing" as my boyfriend films me by the way.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ex Army MP View Post
            I have nothing against what anybody wants to do as long as it is not against the law. But it seems like you aren't asked to merely tolerate Sam these days, you must embrace his situation otherwise you are a bigot.
            Of course, because that's the modern world. Just like if you were white and DIDN'T vote for Obama you were racist. But if you were black and voted for Obama ONLY because he's also black it's perfectly OK. This is a world where a person is a "hero" because they got addicted to drugs because of the stress of life, overcame their drug addiction and finally got their kids back and are working a real job again. But the guy who's working 2 - 3 jobs 7 days a week to keep a roof over his family's head and doesn't turn to drugs or drinking from the stress gets a "meh" from the media. That guy's more of a hero than the one who "overcame their addiciton".


            Originally posted by TheTick
            The Freedom of Speech only applies if you are agreeing with everyone.
            No, freedom of speech only applies when you agree with the popular opinion. Slightly different, but more accurate, since we could never ever get *everyone* to agree on anything.


            Originally posted by Michigan View Post
            Tim Tebow was criticized because he was a bad football player and ubber religious on and off the field. Which was comical to watch and listen to.

            As I type this, I'm naked and watching gay porn. I'm also "tebowing" as my boyfriend films me by the way.
            On the first point, yeah, absolutely. The media somehow loved him despite the fact that he was a zealot, and also "not all that" on the field either. Media Darling became media's biotch real quick.

            On point 2, you do what makes you happy baby.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by JustAJ View Post
              Of course, because that's the modern world. Just like if you were white and DIDN'T vote for Obama you were racist. But if you were black and voted for Obama ONLY because he's also black it's perfectly OK. This is a world where a person is a "hero" because they got addicted to drugs because of the stress of life, overcame their drug addiction and finally got their kids back and are working a real job again. But the guy who's working 2 - 3 jobs 7 days a week to keep a roof over his family's head and doesn't turn to drugs or drinking from the stress gets a "meh" from the media. That guy's more of a hero than the one who "overcame their addiciton".




              No, freedom of speech only applies when you agree with the popular opinion. Slightly different, but more accurate, since we could never ever get *everyone* to agree on anything.




              On the first point, yeah, absolutely. The media somehow loved him despite the fact that he was a zealot, and also "not all that" on the field either. Media Darling became media's biotch real quick.

              On point 2, you do what makes you happy baby.
              Ahhhh, so well said AJ.

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              • #8
                Does anyone here care if Sam is Gay? I don't.
                Retired

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                • #9
                  WGAF. None of these players pay my bills at home. I refuse to buy jerseys or sports paraphanelia that inflates their pay to toss a ball around.

                  It's sickening that we idolize these sports players, and even worst that NYC actually holds a hero parade for the Yankees whenever they win the World Series.

                  Seriously.
                  Captain Square Badge, reporting for duty!.

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                  • #10
                    All stars who show up in sex tapes make the news, gay or not. I'm not saying this is about sex tapes, but people just like to know "the dirt" about celebrities, period! We love them when they are doing well, but we love them even more when they are doing bad.

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                    • #11
                      I'll bet he breaks the NFL record for holding.

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