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Author wants to know why Duke-hating carries a homophobic component

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by hondo, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Might be a fair point. Isn't it enough to yell "you suck" at a Duke player without the gay references?

  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I think all the "Duke players are gay" bashing started with Danny Fairy.
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    All puns aside, wasn't it with Laettner?
  4. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    It was probably when J.J. Reddick admitted liking to write poetry.
  5. Of course, "you suck" is intrinsically homophobic...
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Laettner sure caught a lot of it. I was surprised he wasn't mentioned in the story.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Every white college basketball player with longer hair is called those names at almost every road game.

    I'm not condoning it on any level, but it's hardly limited to Duke.
  8. SEC Guy

    SEC Guy Member

    There was a Florida player a few years back, Matt Walsh. Good-looking kid, long hair.

    Every game he played the fans would scream "You're a faggot" or "Walsh, you suck cock."

    I asked one of the beat writers if that ever bothered the kid and he said, "The guy is dating a Playboy Playmate, I doubt he cares."
  9. waterytart

    waterytart Active Member

    The Curry Kirkpatrick is-he-or-isn't-he story:

  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Curry would seem to be the right guy to write that story.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Mike Gminski may have had an eight-track or two of show tunes in his console. But I'm not for certain. That was before my time.
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