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Deadspin says Ovie is gay

Postby Pudge » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:55 pm

Personally, I don't really care. But I think it's interesting, and I'm sure many of the homophobes that post on this forum will immediately want him gone.

But I say if the rumors are true, and Ovie is brave enough to come out (who is?), then I say "You go girl!" :wink:

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Re: Deadspin says Ovie is gay

Postby AngryJohnny51 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:07 pm

Why would you post that on your own site? :roll:

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Re: Deadspin says Ovie is gay

Postby Pudge » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:16 pm

Why wouldn't I? Aren't message boards built for rumor-mongering?
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Re: Deadspin says Ovie is gay

Postby AngryJohnny51 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:25 pm

Pudge wrote:Why wouldn't I? Aren't message boards built for rumor-mongering?


You should be embarrassed.

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Re: Deadspin says Ovie is gay

Postby Pudge » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:30 pm

Why, because I posted (and spread) a rumor that Ovie is gay? I "defamed" him? Please. Had this been about anything but homosexuality, it would have been posted without a second thought by anyone else. But now I'm crossing a line?? :so:
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Re: Deadspin says Ovie is gay

Postby AngryJohnny51 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:36 pm

But now I'm crossing a line??


Maybe, that's not for me to decide. I find it in poor taste. I also find it ironic you would post something like that about someone from your supposed favorite team.

If you were going for a laugh, you should have used Tom Brady or some other lady killer. :down:

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Re: Deadspin says Ovie is gay

Postby Pudge » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:52 pm

I moved it because I should have been smarter to know that this was more appropriate for the Lounge despite being Falcons-related.

But ironic? What is ironic about this? Whether Ovie is gay or not doesn't diminish him in my eyes, in fact I would think much more of him if he was gay and chose this instant to come out of hte closet.
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Re: Deadspin says Ovie is gay

Postby DaveWaz » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:19 pm

hmmm.... its gonna be a long offseason :(
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Re: Deadspin says Ovie is gay

Postby thescout » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:59 pm

Pudge wrote:I moved it because I should have been smarter to know that this was more appropriate for the Lounge despite being Falcons-related.

But ironic? What is ironic about this? Whether Ovie is gay or not doesn't diminish him in my eyes, in fact I would think much more of him if he was gay and chose this instant to come out of hte closet.


Watch what you say Pudge it can be taken the wrong way so I find on message boards. :doh:
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Re: Deadspin says Ovie is gay

Postby Pudge » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:49 pm

I am not gay, but have several gay friends, and generally speaking don't have any problems with gays, at least not anymore so than I would with any other man regardless of sexual orientation.

I am a supporter of gay rights, so I realize that with my above statement probably makes me part of a small minority of American men.

If Ovie is indeed gay, I would hope instead of getting lawyers involved, Ovie would adopt the role as the gay Jackie Robinson.

People are free to take that the wrong way if they wish. I'm not phased by a complete stranger calling me a fag.
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Re: Deadspin says Ovie is gay

Postby BirdBrain » Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:39 am

Having a gay player, or a whole team of them is the least of our problems. Last time I checked sexual preference doesn't hinder athletic performance.Americans are so damn prude, oh and Ugandans.


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Re: Deadspin says Ovie is gay

Postby backnblack » Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:17 am

I'm not sure exactly how I feel about "gay rights." To me, it is a bit like "people who like the color yellow rights." I understand issues such as medical visitation, property and so on but if they are going to go that route than maybe anyone should be able to denote any other person they want to be their "partner" whether they have a sexual relationship or not. The notion that marriage is some sacred institution that needs protecting is absurd in a world where most folks are on their second one at best. How willing adults opt to get their rocks off has about as much pertinence to me as whether they drink coffee in the morning or not. All this said, the world--and especially the world of sports--is what it is and being the J. Robinson of it all would make an already hard job even harder. Once the pads begin popping I doubt anyone would care too much but there is a brotherhood, so to speak, on any team that can be fragile. Pretty tacky article however you slice it. No one should be outed.

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Re: Deadspin says Ovie is gay

Postby Emmitt » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:42 pm

If Ovie is gay let it be. I haven't spoken to many gays, but honestly you just have to look past it. Ovie is still a heck of a player and we as Falcon fans shouldn't make any comments that he is until he admits it.
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Re: Deadspin says Ovie is gay

Postby thescout » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:28 pm

Emmitt wrote:If Ovie is gay let it be. I haven't spoken to many gays, but honestly you just have to look past it. Ovie is still a heck of a player and we as Falcon fans shouldn't make any comments that he is until he admits it.


I guess if there is a squable Ovie and the other player can take it out back. :D
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Re: Deadspin says Ovie is gay

Postby Cyril » Fri Jan 08, 2010 1:16 am

Pudge you must be wrong. I can't tell that anyone wants him gone either way.
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Re: Deadspin says Ovie is gay

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