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  •  I think Max's risk is really minimal (6+ / 0-)

    and he may have come to that conclusion following the Sean Avery story. One homophobe spoke up and so many of the big names of the hockey world stepped up and told that homophobe to STFU. It was clear whose back got the cover in that story.

    Max has a substantial following in one of the most progressive cities in the country.

    Ten, twenty years ago, some Christian group might have targeted Max and ESPN might have freaked at the pressure.  

    But in a post King & Spalding world, I don't think so.

    If someone TRIES to make an issue of it, ESPN can't fire Max without the progressive and gay Hellfire raining down on them like no one's business. (And, of course, it would be illegal in New York state to fire him for coming out.) And they'd have a hard time finding anyone to speak in their defense.

    Max will be fine. The vast majority of his listeners will continue to tune in to him to listen to him talk sports like has been the case for years.

    He might lose some fans. I bet he just made a whole lot more.

    That marriage equality opposition is led primarily by Clergy is a confirmation present law is the establishment of religion.

    by Scott Wooledge on Thu May 19, 2011 at 06:44:49 PM PDT

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