Posted 03 April 2013 - 10:56 AM
The physical stuff: yeah, can't really do that.
But the "gay slur" stuff, that really gets overblown to me. Columnists and on-air sports show hosts take turns judging and seeing who can act more outraged and offended that the next guy, often to get their names out there, as much as anything else...one of the reasons I despise the media at times. And the bed-wetting liberals all have their day and turn the spewing of the word "f*g" into some major homophobia on the part of the person who dared to utter it. I truly believe that, for the most part, most people aren't thinking of homosexuality or slurring homosexuals when they call someone a f*g...it's just an insult that has now been blown up to be so much more horrible than it really is.
I don't think there's anywhere NEAR the hatred behind calling someone a "f*g" or something "gay" than some special interest groups would have you believe. Yes, it can be inappropriate in certain circles, and it's not the nicest thing to say, but like you say Mazz, many coaches aren't known for being refined or sensitive in their language choices when they go off. What it all boils down to: I just don't think calling a someone "f*g" is quite as bad as it's now being made out to be.
All this being said, Rice does seem to have some issues, and it's not like he was getting much in the way of results. Kind of hard to get away with that stuff AND not win much.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 03 April 2013 - 10:57 AM.
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