I'm excited for this one - already planned my trip to B-more!
Agreed. I like the way the site looks on my desktop PC, but I hate trying to scroll this site on my phone. I only check on mobile for headlines now, then I check back later when I can sit down at my desk and actually read it. On mobile, you miss all the stuff on the side like hot articles and forum posts.
I think Birm's called this guy's recruitment something like "New day, new offer, new favorite." ND may in fact be his dream offer, but he's seemed equally excited about a dozen other new offers in the last month or two.
Haven't seen True Detective yet, but I've been curious. I'll definitely be catching it...
Matthew McConaughey has really owned his recent opportunities as a serious actor. He's amazing in "Dallas Buyers Club" and it sounds like he's nailing it again in TD.
If a school is negatively recruiting based on this, they probably aren't a very smart program in the first place. The cons far outweigh the benefits. Benefit: maybe you scare a kid out of going to Mizzou. Slim chance.
The cons: You run a really big risk of turning off recruits for not focusing on the important things (kids this age mostly don't care if someone is gay). You risk exposing some terrible statements/behavior/tactics - if you think the media's bad now, wait until they get wind that another program is talking sh!t about Mizzou for this. A Kent wrestler was just suspended indefinitely for going on an anti-gay Twitter tirade all about Mike Sam.
Totally! It's really refreshing to see how he's handling himself. He's not the one making a big deal out of it, despite the historic impact.
He did his one interview without OTL. Now ESPN is milking during 4 out of 6 segments in an hour. I did an hour on the treadmill at the gym while watching SportsCenter this morning: 4 different clips about Sam showed up, and they were mostly recycling clips of him or asking people the same. Damn. Questions.
I wholly support this brand of surprise!
I'm not saying someone should get a pass on their views for being gay, but I do think anyone who insists its a choice is choosing to ignore overwhelming scientific evidence and theory to the contrary.
I will agree with you on one thing: the gay and lesbian population has been strangely harsh on bisexuals. I really don't know the motivation or source, other than maybe trying to get someone to count in their ranks (strength in numbers) or jealousy (men don't want to be left for a woman or vice versa).
Hey, I appreciate the clarity you're seeking. Thanks for having an open conversation.
It depends on how you answer the question "Why don't you believe in my orientation?" Depending on your reason(s), which we don't need to discuss here, that could be where you generate flack. Also, yes, people sometimes don't like when you don't agree with them. They are willing to throw out lots of labels and names, as you can see throughout this forum. It goes both ways.
FYI: if you say "lifestyle", GLBT folks may not like it. It's like saying they chose it, which isn't how they feel.
Small world fact I learned tonight on Facebook: one of my friends knew about Michael Sam a while ago. Sam came to Columbus on Spring break in 2013 and visited a few of the bars in the Short North like Level and Union. Apparently he can karaoke pretty decently.
You are called intolerant or a bigot if you answer yes to any of the following questions: Do you treat them differently? Would you advocate to have their right to pursue happiness inhibited due to orientation? Would you be okay with them not getting a job because their orientation is viewed as more important than their ability to do a job? I don't know you or how you treat gay people, but those are few good measuring sticks.
That's what happening these days. People want to say they're tolerant but then treat someone differently. If Sam drops in the draft due to some pretty silly fears, then being gay, something he can't help, is being used against him.
Also, you may have misunderstood: I am not directly comparing orientation to race. However, I can see why people generally say that GLBT equality is this generation's civil rights issue. There's a large group of people facing discrimination on a daily basis because they are different in a way they can't help. There are similarities, but these are not the same thing.
Would your presence in an all female locker room be in a professional manner? Would you have been doing this for years without incident? That's what Mike Sam's been doing, without issue or complaint.
There is no world or reason for you to be in a female locker room unless you're a reporter, so yeah, I'd take issue with that.
If you thinks it's a choice, you should get to know an LGBT person. "I just knew" or "I tried hard to date the opposite sex" or "the only choice I made was to be true to myself" are common quotes from the LGBT community when asked if it's a choice. Recent studies also highly suggest that it is indeed very biological.
I recently heard a podcast from "Freakonomics" on the topic of "Are Gay Men Really Rich?" - one super interesting point from a guest:
For every eight jobs a straight man applied for, he got invited to an interview. But gay men had to apply for eleven jobs to even get just one interview. So that’s just at the interview stage. And I suspect that that differential treatment between the gay and the straight applicants is likely to be seen in other ways, if we could actually study this further into the employment process.
What percent of straight guys realize that not everyone who prefers dingalings is interested in theirs?— Elika (@steakNstiffarms) February 10, 2014
And, as Buckeyes or Buckeye fans, they are passionate fans of one of the most GLBT friendly public universities in the country.
OSU's "Scarlet & Gay" GLBT Alumni Society group is one of the most active and prosperous groups of its kind. It's the largest GLBT Alumni group in the Nation. Their endowed scholarship fund was the first endowed scholarship for GLBT individuals, and it's currently the richest fund, too.
I actually don't know many gay people who think race and orientation are the same thing. Similarities exist, sure, but tolerance barely existed in the racist first half of the 20th century.
Here's who will actually care about this:
The media with an agenda for or against social liberalism (Fox News, MSNBC, HuffPo, etc).
The 40+ year old fans who watch these stations and remember when coming out publicly was unheard of.
Actual bigots and gay people, who see this as a beacon of hope/despair for the moral fiber of this nation.
NFL GMs who pay attention to any of the above groups and are not focused on bringing on the best talent.
The people who won't care? Over 90% of NFL players. Here's why: largely, they are in the young adult demographic. They grew up with people being out and not having it be a big deal. My cousins and siblings are all between the ages of 16 - 25. In our large, Christian, sometimes-left-sometimes-right family, we have a gay family member. It is absolutely, positively never a second thought with my cousins and siblings. They. Don't. Care.
This kind of content is why I'd never bat an eye at paying for 11W.
Meech, this is a pretty amazing story. I'm happy that you and Daniel both found a happy ending. "How firm thy friendship..." indeed.
Josh Brown and Justin Tuck weren't too bad, either.
In fact, they were mostly rock solid. How did Mangold get roped into this?
Really good points, thanks! It would appear that the Alabama pedigree isn't helping UM too much early in the game. From what I read, Harris went radio silent after Nuss visited.
I would've thought the hiring of Nussmeier would help here, but maybe Harris really liked Borges that much more. I mean, Nuss ran the offenses that featured Richardson, Ingram, and Lacy.
I like the confidence it takes to wear something different but still well done. Trust this lady; coach oozes swagger.
I guess I just never thought I'd find myself in a position to actively root for Denver. I don't hate the Broncos (hate is for the Steelers and UM), but the Browns were *this close*. That's hard to forget.
I'm a bit indifferent. Not because I like the Seahawks, but I'm a Clevelander living in Denver. I remember The Drive and The Fumble. At the same time, living in a city that wins a championship is really fun - got to experience that in Green Bay a few years ago.
And why are you chasing the standard? From a messaging standpoint, that's saying Florida is below the standard. I mean, it's true, but that's not what you tell recruits...