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Postby CadensDad » Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:22 am

Coppermine wrote:
thedude wrote:

It's rumor and ridiculousness, and if Jefferson is gay, it will be even less significant than when Doogie Houser announced he was gay.



OMG!!!! DOOGIE is gay? (He said I can call him doogie.....)
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:31 am

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thedude wrote:I don't really care, but it will be a big news story.


Which is pretty sad, I think. Why people care so much about other's personal lives I just don't know. I'm with you dude, I don't care.


Count me as a third who doesn't care. Why is sexual orientation so important to people? I have my personal opinions about these things, but I certainly don't let it affect my work or social life like this guy is doing and the media is doing to him.

There may be a few guys in the league that will think twice before boxing him out though. :-b
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Postby Tavish » Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:42 am

thedude wrote:
cordscords wrote:RJ would become the biggest name in sports to ever come out if he confirmed this, yes?


not really something i know much about, but i believeso...


Greg Louganis was a bigger name.
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Postby Old_Style » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:31 am

Tavish wrote:
thedude wrote:
cordscords wrote:RJ would become the biggest name in sports to ever come out if he confirmed this, yes?


not really something i know much about, but i believeso...


Greg Louganis was a bigger name.


I'd say Navratilova, King, and Tilden were bigger names as well.

Why is it so important for everyone to know everybody's sexual orientation nowadays? Personally, I could care less if this guy is gay or straight.
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Postby thedude » Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:54 am

Old_Style wrote:
Tavish wrote:
thedude wrote:
cordscords wrote:RJ would become the biggest name in sports to ever come out if he confirmed this, yes?


not really something i know much about, but i believeso...


Greg Louganis was a bigger name.


I'd say Navratilova, King, and Tilden were bigger names as well.

Why is it so important for everyone to know everybody's sexual orientation nowadays? Personally, I could care less if this guy is gay or straight.


except that none of those people play team sports. None of those sports are as popular as Basketball. And RJ is a pretty good player, he was on the 2004 olympic team
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Postby Callahan » Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:01 pm

First McGreevey, now RJ? There must be something in the water in the Garden State. :-b

I don't see how this is a scandal. Well, I guess it could be if all the homophobes in and around the NBA freak out. Which, they probably would.

I would love to see what crazy f'n Scoop Jackson has to say about this.
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Postby DK » Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:34 pm

I would like to note that other than the speculation that we've created there is nothing to indicate that it is definitely RJ.

So let's not label anyone just yet.

(Chalk me up as another person who just doesn't care about other people's orientation.)
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Postby bigh0rt » Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:31 pm

Old_Style wrote:
Tavish wrote:
thedude wrote:
cordscords wrote:RJ would become the biggest name in sports to ever come out if he confirmed this, yes?


not really something i know much about, but i believeso...


Greg Louganis was a bigger name.


I'd say Navratilova, King, and Tilden were bigger names as well.

Why is it so important for everyone to know everybody's sexual orientation nowadays? Personally, I could care less if this guy is gay or straight.


How much less?
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Postby acsguitar » Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:45 pm

This story is gay


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Postby sportsguy138 » Mon Dec 11, 2006 1:27 am

This story reminds me of a time this year in English class where a class mate said, "This is gay" to what we were doing, and our teacher went nuts. He started yelling at him and talking about how about 10% of the population is gay, and how its the same thing as calling an African American the "N" word. Never seen anyone go so crazy over someone saying gay. :-b

Btw this story, when it comes out, will become a lot bigger than it should be. People make too big a deal off stories like these. Why does it matter if he's gay or not? Who cares?
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