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SI Survey: MLS Most Tolerant of Gay Athletes

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, May 10, 2013.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Interesting survey in SI Scorecard this week on gay athletes in pro sports:

    Q Which pro sports entity would be the least and most tolerant of gay athletes?


    NFL 44%

    UFC 27%

    NHL 15%

    MLB 10%

    NBA 2%

    MLS 1%


    MLS 38%

    NBA 28%

    MLB 16%

    NHL 10%

    NFL 4%

    UFC 3%
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Your poll is flawed. It doesn't include PGA and NASCAR.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Team sports.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Odd that UFC would rank so low when their stars are so obviously into the homoerotic appeal of the sport.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I would guess baseball would be the least tolerant.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Is UFC a team sport?
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I would, too. And I have a theory about it. Hockey and basketball players are shuttled into elite travel programs from the time they're 6 or 7 years old, and have been for quite a while. They learn to judge their peers on one thing and one thing only: Can he play?
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    As I've said before, baseball is the least physical of the big four sports, but the most faux-macho. So I would've agreed with you previously.

    But also, as I've said before, Boom's poll is flawed.
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Good point. Agree flawed survey
  10. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    The WNBA should've been in the survey. Considering it's had a number of openly gay players, it's far and away the leader here.
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but I think the survey focused on major professional sports...
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Yeah. Not bitches.
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