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  •  there is an irony in having college level sports (7+ / 0-)

    players displaying such homophobia while aspiring to making it to the "Big Time".  While progress varies from sport to sport, more and more professional players are being honest about their sexual orientation (which takes a great deal of courage in a profession which has as one of its myths a hypersexed heterosexuality).  Do these guys think they will encounter no gays in the NFL or do they think body types determine sexual orientation?

    More than likely they are still fresh from HS teams with coaches who never quit achieved their own goals in sports and try to relive their successes through their players and still remember their glory days as BMOC in HS and are looking forward to reliving the experience in college and on into the NFL and millionairehood (and a million ain't what it used to be).

    Some may outgrow their provincial upbringings and others will not.  What they need to learn first of all that BMOC are not nearly as big as they once were    

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