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Solon
04-29-2013, 02:58 PM
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9223657/jason-collins-first-openly-gay-active-player

Applejack
04-29-2013, 03:26 PM
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9223657/jason-collins-first-openly-gay-active-player

The most shocking thing about this article is that Jason Collins has an endorsement contract with Nike!

Scratch
04-29-2013, 03:30 PM
The most shocking thing about this article is that Jason Collins has an endorsement contract with Nike!

I'm more shocked at the description of Collins as an "active player."

Applejack
04-29-2013, 03:37 PM
I'm more shocked at the description of Collins as an "active player."

Maybe he is LDS. He did go to Stanford, after all.

concerned
04-29-2013, 04:03 PM
I'm more shocked at the description of Collins as an "active player."

I guess they have to describe him as an active player, because John Amechi came out a long time ago, and it wouldn't be news if it is a retired player.

SoCalPat
04-30-2013, 10:23 AM
The most shocking thing about this article is that Jason Collins has an endorsement contract with Nike!

This is not shocking. Shocking would be the NBA player with a guaranteed contract who doesn't have a shoe contract of some kind with an apparel maker.

UtahDan
04-30-2013, 05:08 PM
So people are okay with redefining traditional basketball before we know what the effects will be? Amazing.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/hunterschwarz/why-we-shouldnt-let-gay-people-play-basketball?s=mobile

Scorcho
04-30-2013, 05:23 PM
lol

Solon
04-30-2013, 05:23 PM
So people are okay with redefining traditional basketball before we know what the effects will be? Amazing.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/hunterschwarz/why-we-shouldnt-let-gay-people-play-basketball?s=mobile

Ha.
I really wanted that to be more funny, but I'll take kindof funny, I guess.

Mormon Red Death
04-30-2013, 06:48 PM
(@ConanOBrien) tweeted at 2:54 PM on Tue, Apr 30, 2013:
Congratulations to NBA player Jason Collins on being brave enough to admit that hes a Washington Wizard.

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DrumNFeather
04-30-2013, 08:43 PM
(@ConanOBrien) tweeted at 2:54 PM on Tue, Apr 30, 2013:
Congratulations to NBA player Jason Collins on being brave enough to admit that hes a Washington Wizard.

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Someone I know posted something similar on fb: "I would never share a locker room with Jason Collins because that would mean I play for the Wizards"

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Applejack
04-30-2013, 09:44 PM
This is not shocking. Shocking would be the NBA player with a guaranteed contract who doesn't have a shoe contract of some kind with an apparel maker.

If you wear the latest Jason Collins shoe in my neighborhood, you get beat down.

LA Ute
04-30-2013, 11:48 PM
His ex-fiance (who dated him for 7 years) had no idea (http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/30/jason-collins-carolyn-moos-fiancee-gay/). Kinda surprising.

LA Ute
05-01-2013, 10:20 AM
I don't think it's all that surprising. So many people who come out have had long term heterosexual relationships, often including marriage with children.

Well, she was surprised. :)

San Diego Ute Fan
05-01-2013, 05:53 PM
His ex-fiance (who dated him for 7 years) had no idea (http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/30/jason-collins-carolyn-moos-fiancee-gay/). Kinda surprising.

I'd submit that she chose ​not to know.

Applejack
05-01-2013, 06:47 PM
His ex-fiance (who dated him for 7 years) had no idea (http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/30/jason-collins-carolyn-moos-fiancee-gay/). Kinda surprising.

LAUte reads TMZ?!>!??!!??! :rockon:

LA Ute
05-01-2013, 07:29 PM
LAUte reads TMZ?!>!??!!??! :rockon:

I read Instapundit (http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/), which sometimes links me to TMZ. Does that count?

Applejack
05-01-2013, 08:55 PM
I read Instapundit (http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/), which sometimes links me to TMZ. Does that count?

Just own it. You can catch the TV show as well if you want the behind the scenes action.

LA Ute
05-01-2013, 08:58 PM
Just own it. You can catch the TV show as well if you want the behind the scenes action.

I am starting to think I should say I read it only for the articles.