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Report: 93 Oilers had two openly gay players

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BDC99, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    I have a very strong hunch who one of them is, but it's interesting that the players accepted it, and I wonder if that would be true today.


    “Listen, those guys that we’re talking about were unbelievable teammates. And if you wanted to go to war with someone, you would get those guys first. Because I have never seen tougher guys than those guys,” said Pro Bowl linebacker Lamar Lathon, who starred at the University of Houston
  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Jeff Alm, I'm guessing?
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I don't think anyone has even tried to deny that when the subject has come up.

    The urban legend regarding his crash is a doozy.
  4. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Not who I was referring to. Not sure I've heard the rumor about Alm. Sounds vaguely familiar.
  5. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    The Frank Reich game was God's way of punishing them.

    /crazy Christian thinking
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member


    Now, everbody play Process Of Elimination! !!!!
  7. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    I suspect there's one helluva book waiting to be written about the 93 Oilers.

    You've got a year beginning with the greatest playoff meltdown in league history when they blew the 35-3 second half lead to Buffalo, the loose screw DC Buddy Ryan physically attacking the OC Gilbride in the middle of a game, the shocking Alm crash/suicide, a team that starts out 1-4 but then rallies to 11 straight wins before a home playoff meltdown to the Montana chiefs, and now you've got the gay teammates storyline as well.

    Gotta be one doozy of a behind the scenes story there.
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Yeah, if you read the link in the OP, this revelation stems from the broader idea of the NFL Network special calling them "the most dysfunctional pro football team ever to take the field."
  9. I'll say it -- who gives a shit?
  10. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    Don't want to out anybody, but ... let's say there have been rumors about Ernest Givens for many years.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Luv Ya Blu
  12. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    And the NFL Network's "A Football Life" on this team was very well done. One of my favorites in the series so far.
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