Limbaugh: Maybe if Tebow came out as gay, he’d land an NFL roster spot next year

posted at 5:21 pm on April 30, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite and the Daily Rushbo, it’s funny ’cause it’s kinda sorta true. One of the subplots in yesterday’s big Jason Collins announcement is that he’s an unsigned 34-year-old free agent who averaged around two rebounds and one point per game last year. He can play D, which explains his long career, but until yesterday it was an open question whether he’d be back in the league this fall. (Nate Silver ran the numbers after the SI story broke and concluded that Collins’s prospects, purely from a basketball standpoint, were iffy.) Today, though? Here’s what his agent told ESPN’s Darren Rovell last night:

If he ends up unsigned then technically he’ll have come out after playing his last game, which complicates the “first gay active player in a major sport” narrative. The league won’t want to forfeit that claim to fame, and it really won’t want people thinking that Collins wasn’t signed because he’s gay. There’s advertising money waiting here too, plus potential interest from casual fans intrigued to see Collins play. One of his former coaches said he can help on the court as a defensive role player and off the court as a marketing hook:

Frank, if anyone, knows that NBA teams don’t need any extra media scrutiny. But he’s convinced Collins would have no negative impact. “It won’t become a distraction,” says Frank. “I’m telling you, in my eyes, this is how it will play out. Whatever team he goes to, there will be an initial story. And then everyone moves on. I’m telling you, it will not be an issue in the locker room. It won’t even move the needle in the locker room. It won’t be a ripple effect. People are going to embrace him because of who is he.”…

And off-the-court, Collins could help a team increase its reach, to gay and lesbian fans in the community. “An owner may say, ‘here’s a guy who can strengthen our connection to our fan base, and be an ambassador,” says Paul Swangard, director of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon. “‘Jason Collins offers value beyond wins and losses, so we might as well take a chance on him with our 13th roster spot.’ I hope that happens.”

The president of the United States talked him up at a national press conference this morning. Someone will sign him.

As for Tebow, something yesterday from John Nolte:

Someone else on Twitter last night mentioned the reaction to Lolo Jones admitting her virginity as another comparison point. Of the three of them, Collins is the most likely to be hassled (or worse) by opponents and the public more broadly for who he is, but as objects of media scrutiny in particular, it’s debatable. Chris Broussard of ESPN offered low-key boilerplate religious disapproval of homosexuality on the air yesterday and the network’s already apologized in the name of “diversity.” Exit quotation: “They’re committed to ‘diversity’ but not to airing a diversity of opinion?”


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If no team signs him, all we’ll hear is, “The NBA is homophobic!” until an openly-homosexual player is signed or retain under a new contract.

Don’t professional sports contracts generally have a ‘morals clause’?

Liam on April 30, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Tim Tebow rocks!

dpduq on April 30, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Yeah.

Exactly like I said yesterday this is all about getting Collins a new contract.

Is Collins even gay? He is only focused on getting a deal as a washed up player who hasn’t started in 7 years.

tetriskid on April 30, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Rush gets it

jake-the-goose on April 30, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Don’t accuse Tellem of pushing Collins to go public to help him sign with a team. “Initially I wanted to wait until after he signed.”

Bullcrap. Collins has been on six teams in eleven years, and is a mediocre bench player at the end of his career. If he hadn’t come out, Collins would be retiring and no one would notice.

RadClown on April 30, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Is Collins even gay?

tetriskid on April 30, 2013 at 5:26 PM

I actually wondered about that myself.

Doomberg on April 30, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Bullcrap. Collins has been on six teams in eleven years, and is a mediocre bench player at the end of his career. If he hadn’t come out, Collins would be retiring and no one would notice.

RadClown on April 30, 2013 at 5:29 PM

This is %100 PR.

I don’t buy Collin or his agent’s story. This is an athlete trying to hang on too long.

This is just another angle.

tetriskid on April 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

So who will come out of the closet first ?
Hussein
or
Killery ?

burrata on April 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

AP – with all the SS threads these days you may want to change the name of this section from Blowback to something else – know what I mean?

rsherwd65 on April 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Is Collins even gay? He is only focused on getting a deal as a washed up player who hasn’t started in 7 years.

Bingo, the team should demand proof!
Maybe not.

LeftCoastRight on April 30, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Gay is the new black.

portlandon on April 30, 2013 at 5:32 PM

If Tebow is really still a virgin, he could still choose to go the other way….
And the advantage would be the media would actually like him and maybe say good things about him if he was gay, where they didn’t like his religiosity….

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2013 at 5:33 PM

And then everyone moves on. I’m telling you, it will not be an issue in the locker room. It won’t even move the needle in the locker room. It won’t be a ripple effect. People are going to embrace him because of who is he.”…

Not sure I would use “locker room” and “embrace him” in the same paragraph for a story of this type.

AZfederalist on April 30, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Bingo, the team should demand proof!
Maybe not.

LeftCoastRight on April 30, 2013 at 5:32 PM

Hussein has been making sure to thank mention Collins repeatedly , here’s your proof
;-)

burrata on April 30, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Chris Broussard of ESPN offered low-key boilerplate religious disapproval of homosexuality on the air yesterday and the network’s already apologized in the name of “diversity.” Exit quotation: “They’re committed to ‘diversity’ but not to airing a diversity of opinion?”

Funny that, isn’t it? “Diversity” now means acceptance and enthusiastic support for whatever sick lifestyle someone chooses to live. “Diversity of thought”? That’s all well and good as long as your thoughts embrace and accept their definition of diversity, if not: HATER!

What a twisted world we have become.

It would be great if the fans in whatever city signed him revolted. Given the failure of SSM and other gay agenda voter initiatives in many states, that may actually happen. The NBA may actually believe its own HR propaganda, but the fans don’t have to take sensitivity courses or risk being fired if they express their opinion by not buying tickets.

AZfederalist on April 30, 2013 at 5:44 PM

Note to self: Come out and your entire career will be ripped to shreds by pissed off socons.

ZachV on April 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM

What if he comes out as a gay muslim?

El_Terrible on April 30, 2013 at 5:49 PM

What if he comes out as a gay muslim?

El_Terrible on April 30, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Your head would explode.

ZachV on April 30, 2013 at 5:50 PM

ZachV on April 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Huh?
You are obviously not familiar with Jason Collins’ unimpressive career, especially in the last few years.
Nobody even paid attention to it until a couple of days ago.

If Del was grading this, I don’t think it would be very good.

22044 on April 30, 2013 at 5:51 PM

If Del was grading this, I don’t think it would be very good.
 
22044 on April 30, 2013 at 5:51 PM

 
I’m not certain he’d even consider him enrolled.

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Huh?
You are obviously not familiar with Jason Collins’ unimpressive career, especially in the last few years.
Nobody even paid attention to it until a couple of days ago.

If Del was grading this, I don’t think it would be very good.

22044 on April 30, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Oh, ho ho. I’ll bet I’m familiar with it. I have heard about how much of a shit basketball player he is non-stop on every conservative blog from here to the other end of the world.

ZachV on April 30, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Hussein has been making sure to thank mention Collins repeatedly , here’s your proof
;-)

burrata on April 30, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Never let a crisis gay story go to waste.

22044 on April 30, 2013 at 5:55 PM

the Rockets need all the fans they can find and Montrose isn’t far from their arena, maybe Les Alexander will hire an old queen to bring some experience to his young team

DanMan on April 30, 2013 at 5:55 PM

I’m not certain he’d even consider him enrolled.

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Nice.

22044 on April 30, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Glad to see I got Tellem to respond.

plus potential interest from casual fans intrigued to see Collins play.

Allah – that’s the real problem. Even if he gets picked up, he shouldn’t get any legit playing time next year.

Because he hasn’t for the past three seasons.

But now – three years older and beaten – he will?

budfox on April 30, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Lol, dammit Allahpundit just say it already – NTTAWWT, IYKWIM…
;p

abobo on April 30, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Note to self: Come out and your entire career will be ripped to shreds by pissed off socons.

ZachV on April 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Really?

Cause Collins is looking at another contract when he should be on the way out.

His numbers are horrible.

This looks like a complete PR move.

tetriskid on April 30, 2013 at 5:59 PM

ZachV on April 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM

note to ZachV, don’t embrace all things liberal, gay, debt, handout, green or illegal alien and get ripped to shreds by every MSM/dem operative.

Welcome to our world cupcake.

DanMan on April 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Note to self: Come out and your entire career will be ripped to shreds by pissed off socons.

ZachV on April 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Look at these career stats and tell us all what a super star he was before he came out…

http://www.nba.com/playerfile/jason_collins/career_stats.html

If this was a Lebron or Carmello or Kobe or someone like that who came out, and people said the same things, you might have a point.
Unfortunately for you, his career doesn’t support your argument.

dentarthurdent on April 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM

ZachV on April 30, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Not sure the guys career is getting ripped to shreds. And, not sure neocons are pissed either. What is interesting about this whole episode is that being gay gets you preferential status in the “basketball” world. Michael Jordan, a well known black athlete, just married a model and was he lauded as a “hero” – nope. Jason Collins declares he is gay and, viola, he is a hero.

If the objective here is “equality” why isn’t Michael Jordan a hero for marrying a model? It is the hypocrisy of the equality argument that gets scrutiny here.

rsherwd65 on April 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Chris Broussard of ESPN offered low-key boilerplate religious disapproval of homosexuality on the air yesterday and the network’s already apologized in the name of “diversity.”

I wouldn’t have classified is as “low-key boilerplate religious disapproval.” I’m not sure what you were expecting, but I didn’t consider it boilerplate.

I think this piece omitted some of what Broussard said in the video, but he straightforwardly spoke the truth.

ESPN pro basketball analyst Chris Broussard generated his own controversy with comments on live television Monday that equated homosexuality to sin.

Broussard was speaking on a special edition of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” centered on NBA center Jason Collins becoming the first active player from one of the four major U.S. team sports to reveal himself as gay.

“If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, (but) adultery, fornication, premarital sex between heterosexuals … I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ,” Broussard said. “I would not characterize that person as a Christian, because I don’t think the Bible would characterize them as a Christian.”

INC on April 30, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Oh, ho ho. I’ll bet I’m familiar with it. I have heard about how much of a shit basketball player he is non-stop on every conservative blog from here to the other end of the world.

ZachV on April 30, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Collins was a long-term project for the Nets that went bust.

He’s been a journeyman ever since.

If he could play worth a damn, the injury-plagued, older, no-height Celtics never would had let him go.

budfox on April 30, 2013 at 6:01 PM

You are obviously not familiar with Jason Collins’ unimpressive career, especially in the last few years.
 
Nobody even paid attention to it until a couple of days ago.

 
22044 on April 30, 2013 at 5:51 PM

 
Oh, ho ho. I’ll bet I’m familiar with it. I have heard about how much of a shit basketball player he is non-stop on every conservative blog from here to the other end of the world.
 
ZachV on April 30, 2013 at 5:55 PM

 
You realize you just agreed 100% with the point you were trying to counter, right?

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 6:02 PM

What a huge smelly crock of mixed up topsy-turvy crap stew!

Sherman1864 on April 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Zach don’t you have a pole to climb….?

Rush played you. Congrats to him.

CW on April 30, 2013 at 6:06 PM

What if he comes out as a gay muslim?

El_Terrible on April 30, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Your His head would explode be removed with a scimitar.

ZachV on April 30, 2013 at 5:50 PM

FIFY

Bruno Strozek on April 30, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Considering the way Tim Tebow keeps finding ways to be photographed in little more than a jock strap, you would think that if a gay market was going to get him a contract it would’ve happened already. But either way, we thank him.

libfreeordie on April 30, 2013 at 6:08 PM

If he ends up unsigned then technically he’ll have come out after playing his last game, which complicates the “first gay active player in a major sport” narrative. The league won’t want to forfeit that claim to fame, and it really won’t want people thinking that Collins wasn’t signed because he’s gay. There’s advertising money waiting here too, plus potential interest from casual fans intrigued to see Collins play. One of his former coaches said he can help on the court as a defensive role player and off the court as a marketing hook

Any NBA owner who agrees to sign Collins better really want the publicity(which will be over by the time training camp is done, BTW). The NBA league minimum for a 10+ year vet like Collins ain’t cheap. I’m not sure what it amounts to under the new CBA signed a couple years ago, but under the old one it was close to a million five. No scrub center is worth that kind of money just for a little extra attention at the beginning of the season. And his presence on that team won’t mean squat in terms of ticket sales. Seriously, who the hell pays good money for even a nosebleed seat just because there’s an openly gay player on the squad?

The best solution for all parties IMO is for someone to give him a 10-day contract, play him a game or two in garbage time, and then cut him. That way the NBA gets the honor of having the first openly gay male athlete(unless the NFL beats them to the punch in September), Collins gets a little more publicity, and there are no accusations of homophobia.

Doughboy on April 30, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Any NBA owner who agrees to sign Collins better really want the publicity(which will be over by the time training camp is done, BTW). The NBA league minimum for a 10+ year vet like Collins ain’t cheap. I’m not sure what it amounts to under the new CBA signed a couple years ago, but under the old one it was close to a million five. No scrub center is worth that kind of money just for a little extra attention at the beginning of the season. And his presence on that team won’t mean squat in terms of ticket sales. Seriously, who the hell pays good money for even a nosebleed seat just because there’s an openly gay player on the squad?

The best solution for all parties IMO is for someone to give him a 10-day contract, play him a game or two in garbage time, and then cut him. That way the NBA gets the honor of having the first openly gay male athlete(unless the NFL beats them to the punch in September), Collins gets a little more publicity, and there are no accusations of homophobia.

Doughboy on April 30, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Sounds like a win-win.

22044 on April 30, 2013 at 6:11 PM

He is a 7 foot defender who is also an enforcer. Because he’s not injured or going to Europe as many aging big men are, he will/would have landed a job as a 12th man somewhere making about 2M a year. If you look at Silver’s 61% projection or 11/18 being in the NBA the next year, 1 went to Olympiacos for a pay raise, 1 was injured. 11/16 is pretty decent odds

NextGen on April 30, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Gay is the new black.

Well, our local paper did make a comparison to Jackie Robinson.

Both bravely facing discrimination and hate from fans and fellow players as they launched their major league careers.

oh, wait.

hawkeye54 on April 30, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Of the three of them, Collins is the most likely to be hassled (or worse) by opponents and the public more broadly for who he is

Based on what? The aura around gays at this point is like North Korea, everyone says what they know they’re supposed to say lest they get outcast from polite society, but virgins and Christians? It’s open season on them. I know you’re a big gay marriage supporter but methinks that support has blinded you a bit from reality.

clearbluesky on April 30, 2013 at 6:16 PM

libfreeordie on April 30, 2013 at 6:08 PM

 
Good to see you, professor. We miss you on the gun control threads you keep abandoning because you don’t understand the topic you introduce.

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Of the three of them, Collins is the most likely to be hassled (or worse) by opponents and the public

In 2013? Really?

I’m not sure I agree with you a hundred percent on your police work, there, Allah.

Aside from, say the Westboro loons, who really gives a crap about this?

Kensington on April 30, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Based on what? The aura around gays at this point is like North Korea, everyone says what they know they’re supposed to say lest they get outcast from polite society, but virgins and Christians? It’s open season on them. I know you’re a big gay marriage supporter but methinks that support has blinded you a bit from reality.

clearbluesky on April 30, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Collins is in danger of being hassled like Boston is in danger of attacks by violent Tea Partiers.

Kensington on April 30, 2013 at 6:22 PM

libfreeordie on April 30, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Good to see you, professor. We miss you on the gun control threads you keep abandoning because you don’t understand the topic you introduce.

rogerb on April 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Our trolls have had a rough go of it lately. I think RWM has a few of them in his basement…pwnd.

CW on April 30, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Our trolls have had a rough go of it lately. I think RWM has a few of them in his basement…pwnd.

CW on April 30, 2013 at 6:28 PM

But…RWM is a ggggiiiirrrrllll!

:)

22044 on April 30, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Limbaugh: Maybe if Tebow came out as gay, he’d land an NFL roster spot next year

Give him time…

Dr. ZhivBlago on April 30, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Yep said that yesterday. Tebow will face more discrimination for being a born again evangelical Christian than this guy Collins will ever face.

gophergirl on April 30, 2013 at 6:42 PM

This jerk was engaged to a woman, and she wasted 8 years of her prime on him. She had no idea that he was sleeping with men while they were together. He’s supposed to be a hero? Disgusting.

Smoothies on April 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Ruh-roh.

slickwillie2001 on April 30, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Bubba Watson shows support for ESPN analyst that condemned Jason Collins. (Notice the title of the article.)

Kudos to Bubba Watson!

As for Jason Collins, at age 36, his best days are behind him. At best, he’ll be a bench player that will only play if a player gets in foul trouble, hurt, or in garbage time. He’d probably be inclined to retire but since he “came out”, somebody will put him on a roster at the behest of Commissioner Stern.

RedRobin145 on April 30, 2013 at 6:48 PM

OK…

Via Mediaite and the Daily Rushbo, it’s funny ’cause it’s kinda sorta true.

What’s “kinda sorta true”?

How does Collins coming out as gay have anything whatsoever to do with Tebow and his unapologetic Christianity? They don’t. Rush’s statement is patently ridiculous. Tebow wasn’t a bench warmer for the Jets because of his faith…as a lifelong Jets fan, that whole mess is simply par for the course. And Collins won’t get signed because he came out as gay either…there’s a reason gays in pro sports don’t “come out”, and it’s not because that’s a career enhancer.

JetBoy on April 30, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Note to self: Come out and your entire career will be ripped to shreds by pissed off socons.

ZachV on April 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Your not that obtuse, are you? The fact is that the guy had very little chance of being signed with another U.S. team, and his coming out is awfully coincidental with the end of a mediocre career. Honestly, I may have done the same thing in his position, and the notoriety could give him a shot on a European team for a few years.

So stop with mindless and hackneyed attacks, and employ a little common sense. This thing is getting far more attention than it deserves, and Collins is not the courageous hero the media is making him out to be.

RadClown on April 30, 2013 at 6:55 PM

TOLERANCE……..once defined…….isn’t.

We see it everyday in our dying culture.

PappyD61 on April 30, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Note to self: Come out and your entire career will be ripped to shreds by pissed off socons.

ZachV on April 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Note to self: Come out as an avowed christian or as a black conservative and your entire career will be ripped to shreds by pissed off intolerant liberals.

There, I corrected that for you.

fight like a girl on April 30, 2013 at 7:12 PM

WHOA!!!

An audience member at the event asked Ryan why he doesn’t support same-sex marriage. Ryan said that while he continues to believe marriage should only be between a man and a woman, he now regrets voting in 1999 to ban same-sex couples in the District of Columbia from adopting children.

“Adoption, I’d vote differently these days. That was I think a vote I took in my first term, 1999 or 2000,” Ryan said. “I do believe that if there are children who are orphans who do not have a loving person or couple, I think if a person wants to love and raise a child they ought to be able to do that. Period. I would vote that way.”

Paul Ryan on Same-Sex Adoption: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6OSyUK92cws

libfreeordie on April 30, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Yep said that yesterday. Tebow will face more discrimination for being a born again evangelical Christian than this guy Collins will ever face.

gophergirl on April 30, 2013 at 6:42 PM

Isn’t that the truth.

fight like a girl on April 30, 2013 at 7:21 PM

But…RWM is a ggggiiiirrrrllll!

:)

22044 on April 30, 2013 at 6:31 PM

She fights like nobody else.

CW on April 30, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Note to self: Come out as an avowed christian or as a black conservative and your entire career will be ripped to shreds by pissed off intolerant liberals.

There, I corrected that for you.

fight like a girl on April 30, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Yes – absolutely spot on.

22044 on April 30, 2013 at 7:58 PM

Or he could have spent the last couple of years learning to throw the ball. That might have helped too. Just saying.

Benaiah on April 30, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Yep said that yesterday. Tebow will face more discrimination for being a born again evangelical Christian than this guy Collins will ever face.

gophergirl on April 30, 2013 at 6:42 PM

The people of God have been (and always will be) persecuted in this world to some degree or another. That is because we are in the world, but not of the world, even as Jesus Christ was “in the world”, but not “of the world”. This state of affairs will continue until the Lord returns to preside over his flock, and judging from the signs of the time, that may be fairly soon.

My hats off to Tim Tebow for his bold profession of faith and morality in such an ungodly age.

ariel on April 30, 2013 at 8:01 PM

She had no idea that he was sleeping with men while they were together. He’s supposed to be a hero? Disgusting.

Smoothies on April 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

C’mon don’t you know the narrative by now? That’s on us. He lied to a girl because we won’t accept him for who he is.

Axeman on April 30, 2013 at 8:28 PM

Of the three of them, Collins is the most likely to be hassled (or worse) by opponents and the public more broadly for who he is, but as objects of media scrutiny in particular, it’s debatable.

Ughh…don’t you mean for what he does in what should have remained the privacy of his own bedroom? Why are same sex attracted people defined by who they have sex with? Worse, why do they define themselves that way?

Ughhh…I’m so da*n sick of hearing about people’s sex lives.

pannw on April 30, 2013 at 8:37 PM

Rush is right..

Chris Broussard of ESPN offered low-key boilerplate religious disapproval of homosexuality on the air yesterday and the network’s already apologized in the name of “diversity.” Exit quotation: “They’re committed to ‘diversity’ but not to airing a diversity of opinion?”

That man spoke the truth and of course stupid ESPN apologizes for it..I’ll never bow down the alter that is homosexuality..I’ll never stop saying what it is..a sin and people who continue to live in sin like that can not be a christian and will face hell if they don’t repent and accept jesus and change

sadsushi on April 30, 2013 at 8:44 PM

ahh fail..time to try again

Chris Broussard of ESPN offered low-key boilerplate religious disapproval of homosexuality on the air yesterday and the network’s already apologized in the name of “diversity.” Exit quotation: “They’re committed to ‘diversity’ but not to airing a diversity of opinion?”

That man spoke the truth and of course stupid ESPN apologizes for it..I’ll never bow down the alter that is homosexuality..I’ll never stop saying what it is..a sin and people who continue to live in sin like that can not be a christian and will face hell if they don’t repent and accept jesus and change

sadsushi on April 30, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Tebow was blacklisted for his Christianity. If you can’t entertain that thought, look at it in the context of the most important news of the week so far. I am a gay basketball/football player. The President endorses my lifestyle. Criticize my lifestyle at your peril, as in == end of career.

Tebow has the one quality that can’t be practiced, faked or coached. It works even when you have average skills. It compensates for weaknesses. It wins. Leadership. The NFL can’t have moral leadership. It goes against the wishes of the progressive cabal. Tebow had to be shut down.

I just wish there was a courageous owner out there.

eaglesdontflock on April 30, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Chris Broussard is a light in a dark place as well.

May the true living God (not Barack Obama’s Molech) bless him beyond all measure.

22044 on April 30, 2013 at 9:37 PM

He can play D, which explains his long career

He’s good at covering guys.

Seriously, I would never play a serious game of basketball if there’s a woman on the court.
No gentleman would. And no lady would participate, either.
There’s this thing called sexual tension.

Not to mention the locker room!
Why not have high school cheerleaders share showers with male sports teams?

When it comes to homosexuality, the Left loses all ability to reason.
If they ever had any.

itsnotaboutme on April 30, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Tebow has the one quality that can’t be practiced, faked or coached. It works even when you have average skills. It compensates for weaknesses. It wins. Leadership. The NFL can’t have moral leadership. It goes against the wishes of the progressive cabal. Tebow had to be shut down.

I just wish there was a courageous owner out there.

eaglesdontflock on April 30, 2013 at 8:56 PM

Tebow took the Broncos over when they were 2 and 5 and got them to the second round of the playoffs. Manning could do no better. Elway is an a$$. Tebow will play in the NFL again and he will go down as one of the best. As you stated, Tebow has leadership qualities that cannot be taught. When given the chance, he is a winner.

fight like a girl on April 30, 2013 at 10:21 PM

I like Tim Tebow, and I hope he can make it in the NFL. But can someone talk some sense into him? Somebody puhleeze tell him about Michael Robinson…..used to be a star quarterback for Penn State. Now a starting full-back for the Seattle Seahawks after a good run in San Francisco. I can easily see Tim Tebow making it as a fullback or a tight end. Sheesh, maybe it should be Michael Robinson giving Tebow a shout…(“Hey Bro…you can make it as a tight end”)

olesparkie on May 1, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Antwaan Randle-El: former star college quarterback with Indiana, fantastic pro career as a receiver.

Denard Robinson: star quarterback at Michigan…will likely do well in the pro’s at running back.

Brian Mitchell: former college quarterback….awesome return specialist with the Redskins and Eagles.

olesparkie on May 1, 2013 at 8:14 AM

Of the three of them, Collins is the most likely to be hassled (or worse) by opponents and the public more broadly for who he is, but as objects of media scrutiny in particular, it’s debatable.

You really don’t pay attention to sports do you? Tebow has been openly mocked by opponents, teammates, sports writers, sports announcers and the general public? Collins? If I grant you Broussard as one example, do you have another? Beuller? Beuller?

I doubt ESPN goes a week without one snark on Tebow. And currently it is probably every day. When Collins is made the butt of sports media’s oh-so-clever puns then we’ll call it “debatable” and “most likely”. Until then, not so much. MSM hero is most likely.

Bear on May 1, 2013 at 9:07 AM

The way that ABC is fawning, I expect them to have Collins make the rounds as the “new gay partner” on one or more of their primetime comedy shows.

Carnac on May 1, 2013 at 9:55 AM

For those of you who have been slagging ZachV for his comment, I have to offer this observation:

Not everyone on any team can be a star, and most aren’t starters. Who else is likely to be cut who has better numbers than Collins? Sure, he’s not star material, but he’s also not a NCAA Division I-AA bench-warmer. Yes, it is likely that the announcement will have an effect on whether he is signed or cut, but who are the other guys “on the bubble” who are affected by the decision? For anyone else, it’s just distracting nonsense, because nobody is under the illusion that Collins is a marquee player.

Horologium on August 25, 2013 at 8:56 PM