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Columns on Jason Collins coming out/Chris Broussard's response

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Alma, Apr 30, 2013.

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  1. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    The Sports and News thread was locked. I am going to post some of the columns on this issue because there's enough variety -- and dare I say a bit of poetry -- in them that a substantive discussion can be had about the points made within them without devolving into whatever argument got the previous thread locked.

    Here are the voices of others. Add as you feel necessary. I'm not guaranteeing all of these are equally good. I'll post as I find them.

    Harvey Araton: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/30/sports/basketball/jason-collins-and-nba-are-at-frontier-after-collins-announced-he-is-gay.html?ref=sports

    Chuck Culpepper: http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/46148744/

    Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/lunchspecial/ci_23139572/will-nbas-jason-collins-push-some-reassess-how

    Gregg Doyel: http://www.cbssports.com/nba/story/22167239/jason-collins-no-longer-has-to-live-a-lie-and-thats-worth-celebrating

    Spencer Hall: http://www.sbnation.com/nba/2013/4/30/4285808/tim-brando-chris-broussard-jason-collins-out

    Sally Jenkins: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/wizards/jason-collins-proves-that-bravery-takes-many-forms/2013/04/29/88ddcc22-b110-11e2-9a98-4be1688d7d84_story.html

    Tony Jovenitti, SB Nation: http://www.outsports.com/2013/4/30/4284028/jason-collins-gay-nba-inspires-young-sportswriter-to-come-out-of-closet

    Jim Litke: http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2013/apr/29/jim-litke-column-jason-collins-did-his-part-what/

    Charlie Pierce: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9226543/jason-collins-comes-out

    Mark Purdy: http://www.mercurynews.com/mark-purdy/ci_23134000/purdy-jason-collins-was-right-guy-do-this

    Rick Reilly: http://espn.go.com/espn/story/_/id/9227052/collins-fiancee-reaction
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I saw the Reilly column... I'm guessing he wasn't the only one to use the ex-fiancee angle, but I thought it was a pretty good column.
  3. JackS

    JackS Member

    I would like to see a columnist tackle this line from Collins...

    "I can't wait to start a family of my own."

    Everything else is too easy.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I think they saw the direction it was headed and it was a preemptive strike... Kind of like Minority Report. :D
  5. dog eat dog world

    dog eat dog world New Member

    Litke and a guy from the FWST suggests that someone needs to hire this guy...and apparently regardless of the fact that he's not worthy of a roster spot on ability.
  6. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    I started reading Litke yesterday and was reminded why I rarely use his column. It seemed to be "because he came out, he is owed a job in the NBA." I used the Purdy column.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    It's very difficult to assess the crappy factor of the last man on the end of each NBA bench.
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Bubba Watson apparently Tweeted his support to Broussard for "standing up for the Bible," or some such nonsense.
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Everyone in this country can have their own opinion. Nothing wrong with that.

    What's wrong is taking away a person's ability to legally marry - bigamists set aside.
  10. JackS

    JackS Member

    Ha ha...why bigamists set aside?

    If this is really all about "consenting adults," then that's none of our business either.
  11. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    Who decides what's right and wrong, how do we know when they decided it, and how do we know they're inerrant?
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Because I have been here long enough to know someone would have pointed out that people already married cannot marry again if I said everyone should be able to marry if they like. Oh, those under 18 can be set aside as well. :)
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