Chris is a fine blogger, and a blogging friend of this fine blog, so, I urge you to go check out his new venture, “He’s Pretty Fly For a Jersey Guy”
Also check out Wyblog where Chris expresses his feelings on Jason Collins, Gay NBA player/Publicity seeker/hero of the Left
What team wouldn’t beat a path to his door, now that Jason Collins has courageously admitted that he’s gay?
Pardon my cynicism, but c’mon already, it’s pure marketing genius. Being homosexual doesn’t make him a better basketball player. But being The First Gay Basketball Player? When he’s a free agent journeyman nearing the end of his career? We’re talking signing bonus, baby!
If he’s not picked up, the NBA is homophobic.
If he’s not paid more than his team’s average salary, the NBA is homophobic.
If he’s benched, or cut, the NBA is homophobic.
Plus, having The First Gay NBA Player on your roster is guaranteed to sell lots of tickets. Or the fans are homophobic.
I, of course, have my own thoughts on Jason Collins. First, and foremost. I had one reaction when I heard the media blowing this story out of proportion. That thought was “who freaking cares!” Sorry to let ESPN and the rest of the sports, and news media in on a secret, but America could not care less who this guy, or any other player sleeps with. I know the media loves to pretend that America is Homopobic so they can pretend that this story really matters. But, again, most of us do not care a whit about this story! I would also add that if the media really wants a BIG story, let them find the first WNBA player to come out as straight, now that might shock some folks.
Seriously though, look for Collins to have a book deal, and get some media spotlight. And while I am not saying that is all this is about, I am betting it is a large part of it. And no amount of the media calling this man a hero, or brave, is going to change reality. And that reality is no one really cares if he is Gay.