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NYT piece on the discomfort gay hockey fans in New York feel at MSG

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hockeybeat, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Kudos to Tom Jolly and the NY Times for yet another terrific enterprise story!
  3. Cousin Jeffrey

    Cousin Jeffrey Active Member

    i'm shocked (shocked!) there are anti-gay sentiments shouted at athletes. a good story, and an important one in many regards. unfortunately, it will never go away. yelling "effing fag" at athletes is a time-honored tradition of drunks and idiots alike. (booing a gay hockey league mention and "ho-mo larry" is something else entirely.) being a gay sports fan definitely can't be easy.

    first the jets fiasco now this. people are going to start thinking ny sports fans are some kind of boors. we can't have that.
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Tough nut to crack. It'll take several more decades to turn that fan base over, and until then, it'll take ejections to stop it . . . and MSG doesn't have the nerve.
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    One of the negatives about going to sporting events is that jerks have the very real potential of ruining the game for everyone within earshot.
  6. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    It could be that hockey fans are just assholes.
  7. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Not surprised. This is New York, after all.
    Think any of the people chanting it ever get laid?
  8. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Sure. Hockey fans hardly compare to Eagles and Raiders fans.
  9. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    It is definitely not that. Get over yourself.

    The NYT definitely took a chance on this story. Sadly, there's no way to wipe out homophobia.
  10. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Sadly, some people's idea of a having a good time at sporting events involves ruining the experience for other people.
    I imagine it's always been that way.
  11. Flash

    Flash Guest

    I've sat in the nosebleeds twice this year. If you wear a jersey of the visiting team, you are relentlessly mocked and yelled at. Of course, we also have sensible fans who tell the mockers to STFU.

    No homosexual epithets, though.
  12. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Either Kevin Sullivan will be vilified or celebrated for coming forth in that story.
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