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"Getz is Gay"

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Jul 11, 2011.

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  1. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Don't watch it.
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    One time when I was playing youth baseball at age 15, I wrote "Danny sucks" in the white chalk near out dugout before the game.

    Danny was our coach. Great guy. Really liked him. I was just being a stupid 15-year-old in charge of the chalk machine.

    Danny benched me that game, and I could tell he was really hurt. I only used his name because I liked him and thought he would think it was a stupid, funny prank.

    I hate that I hurt his feelings. Hated that it made him feel that all the time he spent with us kids wasn't appreciated.

    I've done a lot of stupid stuff, but that's still one of my most memorable regrets.
  3. Stitch

    Stitch Active Member

    What was LeBron's fine for this?

  4. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member


  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    It's memorable because I thought I was just being silly and kind of honoring him in a way. But he didn't take it that way at all.

    That's one reason the "It's just a joke" defense doesn't work for me.

    I've done a lot worse, though.
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Exactly, though it also shows a significant lack of empathy or sense of fairness.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm with you.
  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Well, being too sensitive about homophobia is a non-starter.

    Beckham's personal growth apparently ended some time in middle school. Only 12 year olds think calling someone gay is a "joke"
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    He shouldn't have done it, but the sanctimonious outrage is worse than anything he did.
  10. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    See if you're straight, no one ever makes fun of you because you're a heterosexual, you're hetero, call me a hetero, what's the big deal?

    If you're gay, but you have felt the persecution and ridicule that people have thrown towards you, your friends, other known gays, its no big deal to throw the gay label around.

    But hey, if you've never felt it, you probably think everyone is just being oversensitive because its just one word.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    So, he could have written "Getz is a fucking asshole" and it would have gotten 1/100th of the attention.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm guessing the people who are outraged by this are not gay people. It's the PC police and those who just love to be "outraged" over something that merits little more than a roll of the eyes.
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