Monday, February 24, 2014

NBA is the first to score "officially" with a gay pro player, with Jason Collins from the Brooklyn Nets

Despite the attention recently to UMo football player Michael Sam, apparently the first openly gay player to sign with any of the “big four” major league sports teams will be Jason Collins. I’m not sure of the significance of the fact that the contract with the Brooklyn Nets is only 10 days.  The USA Today story by Sam Amick is here.
    
Basketball has caught my attention like MLB or the NFL.  It seems like the most popular “coworker” sport (other than maybe kickball).  I remember those written tests on it in PE in Middle School, something about Naismith.

Michael San;s performance at NFL trials today was reported on WJLA to be mediocre at best.   
   
Let’s remember the book by Esera Tualo, “Alone in the Trenches: My Life as a Gay Man in the NFL”, 2007, from Sourcebooks.  And much earlier in history, “The Dave Kopay Story”.  

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