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Old 02-28-2013, 04:58 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II View Post
I'm not a homophobe but gay men make me uncomfortable. I would think that most athletes in a locker room don't want to have a gay man in the next locker checking them out. I know some gay men that I run into occasionally and they always give me "the once over" and it creeps me out!

I play against a gay rugby team out of Atlanta and the party afterward is always extremely awkward. Is that the kind of uneasiness that you want in your locker room?
I chuckled at this. Probably because I'm too often childish but that sounded funny. Sounds like the beginning of a joke.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:11 PM   #12
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On that basis Clo' every who has work collegaues should be asked which is down right silly. The "direct physical contact" thing is hardly sexual - or iit wasn't the last time I saw a triple clipping penalty.

I think where we are going with all this is that some sensitives are wishing a world of exactly their requirements whilst other sensitives are preceiving a problem for groups of prople they do not understand.

Sometimes it is better to just get on with the job without knowing absolutely everything about every one of your collegaues.
No, I specifically said 'considering the environment he would be working in' and made the point he was not going to be hired in a normal, everyday, run-of-the-mill job, in which case, I would totally agree with you that you're better off not knowing everything about your colleagues. As he's being considered to play in the uber-macho world of professional football, some players may feel uncomfortable being around that and I feel an owner, who is going to invest millions of dollars in this guy, has the right to be able to make an informed decision as to whether they want to risk possibly disrupting their locker room or not. Some owners are probably willing to make that social statement, some may not, but they have the right to know. Political correctness is all well & good, but the bottom line/reality is that it stops being applicable on the field or in the locker room where everyone may not accept it and may not necessarily feel they have to. It may not be right in today's politically correct society, but it is reality.

I don't care what they do with the guy, I just hate talking about the draft and this was the only offseason thread I felt like commenting in at the moment. His sexual orientation doesn't concern me other than the fact if he's expecting to be paid at the NFL level, it shouldn't be a problem answering any question your future employer may have for you one way or the other.

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I chuckled at this. Probably because I'm too often childish but that sounded funny. Sounds like the beginning of a joke.
, me too ... my first thought was, "Of course Atlanta would have a gay rugby team, ".

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Re: Team asks prospect, “Do you like girls?”

I see no problem with a question about one's sexuality if it's not used as a deciding factor, since it is a part of what makes a person - not what embodies a person, but a key part nonetheless.

I have a close friend who is gay and couple of gay acquaintances, but I'm not someone who should be considered an expert on the subject... still I do think there are some fundamental differences in the way - I as a heterosexual and they as homosexuals - look at and react to various things and situations.

I mean it would be equally wrong if a player was picked with him being gay having been the deciding factor during the process, but it still wouldn't make the original question any more wrong. And in any case, the players have the right not to answer a question if they so desire, even though it probably does hurt their interview grades.

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NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks came out of combine week with plenty to say about Margus Hunt, the 6-foot-8, 277-pound SMU defensive end who excelled in drills and generated plenty of buzz.


On the heels of his head-turning 4.60-second 40-yard dash and outstanding drill work, Hunt sat down with "NFL AM" on Friday to talk about his experiences in Indy, specifically his one-on-one team interviews.

Mark Kriegel asked Hunt if he was questioned about whether or not he liked girls, an interrogation Colorado tight end Nick Kasa claims he endured from at least one NFL team.

"Well, they always ask if you have a girlfriend or not, so, that didn't make me uncomfortable whatsoever," Hunt said. "Any other question besides that was simple, straightforward, questionnaire thing we had to fill out for ourselves and we just had to talk about football, so I didn't feel uncomfortable at all."

Teams want to find out if Hunt fits the bill as a five-technique end, but we've also learned this week that at least some front-office types are just as interested in a player's sexual orientation. The question itself is as awkward as it embarrassing for any prospect. It's also in violation of league guidelines, and the NFL is looking into Kasa's account. Hunt doesn't appear bothered by the questioning, but that won't soften the league's investigation.

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If we had a second rounder if move up to get him,or if we can move down to the back end of the first I'd snap him up.15th is too big a reach IMO.
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Re: Team asks prospect, “Do you like girls?”

It may be just me, but I think one has to be very insecure in his manhood to feel threaten or uneasy around happies, even if in a shower in a locker room.

Maybe they need to start asking prospects about penis size as well. Why, that could also be VERY disruptive in the locker room. Imagine what would happen in a locker room when a new player who just signed the $10 mil a year guaranteed contract goes into the showers sporting a 2 incher, with half the team in there...

That combine would certainly get interesting.. I can hear Mayock now:
"There's John Do'e, ILB, from Tinnywinny State. Great football instincts, ran a 4.25 40, a 6.2 cone drill, 47" vertical jump... but he only measures 4 1/5 inches erected. That could be very disruptive in the locker room, and no owner is going to want to commit 1st round money to a potential locker room disruption".
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Re: Team asks prospect, “Do you like girls?”

Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II View Post
I'm not a homophobe but gay men make me uncomfortable. I would think that most athletes in a locker room don't want to have a gay man in the next locker checking them out. I know some gay men that I run into occasionally and they always give me "the once over" and it creeps me out!

I play against a gay rugby team out of Atlanta and the party afterward is always extremely awkward. Is that the kind of uneasiness that you want in your locker room?
I feel you Rugby. Not literally. lol.
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It may be just me, but I think one has to be very insecure in his manhood to feel threaten or uneasy around happies, even if in a shower in a locker room....
Cripes!
I had to scan the internet to get the definition of happies

I think you are right. There is no need for an individual to feel insecure. For me, if I am in the same room or sports team as a homosexual so be it. Nowt is gonna happen, fact.

Maybe one day we will extend job interviews to assess if individuals are flirts (male or female), or into pornographic material etc. To minimise what little potential there is of an uncomfortable occurence in the workplace.
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It may be just me, but I think one has to be very insecure in his manhood to feel threaten or uneasy around happies, even if in a shower in a locker room.
I think "threatened" is the wrong term.

I wouldn't feel "threatened" if someone shot poop out of their ass into a cup and ate it. Doesn't mean I should want to be around it.
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Originally Posted by Tobias-Reiper View Post
That combine would certainly get interesting.. I can hear Mayock now:
"There's John Do'e, ILB, from Tinnywinny State. Great football instincts, ran a 4.25 40, a 6.2 cone drill, 47" vertical jump... but he only measures 4 1/5 inches erected. That could be very disruptive in the locker room, and no owner is going to want to commit 1st round money to a potential locker room disruption".
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