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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:20 PM

SF 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss speaks out about gay players:

49ers WR Randy Moss on issue of gay teammates:
"You see guys, you sometimes wonder but it's not anyone's job to call them out. I really believe we should be able to look beyond that. It's 2013."
Moss was then asked if an openly gay high school player would be recruited the same way other college prospects are. He said: "I don't think we're ready to move past that, but we should be. We need to be able to move on and accept it."
(From tweet)

Go Randy!

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Reply SF 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss speaks out about gay players: (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Jan 2013 OP
Bennyboy Jan 2013 #1
Are_grits_groceries Jan 2013 #2
Puzzledtraveller Jan 2013 #3
bvar22 Jan 2013 #4
Are_grits_groceries Jan 2013 #5
KamaAina Jan 2013 #14
LiberalFighter Jan 2013 #17
LibertyLover Jan 2013 #6
Behind the Aegis Jan 2013 #8
kwolf68 Jan 2013 #10
KamaAina Jan 2013 #12
LibertyLover Jan 2013 #19
Are_grits_groceries Jan 2013 #15
LibertyLover Jan 2013 #18
nick of time Jan 2013 #7
Hubert Flottz Jan 2013 #21
nick of time Jan 2013 #22
libdem4life Jan 2013 #9
ellisonz Jan 2013 #11
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #13
Are_grits_groceries Jan 2013 #16
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jan 2013 #20

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:28 PM

1. Right on Randy.....

 

But for every Randy Moss out there that are twenty Culliver's....

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Response to Bennyboy (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:40 PM

2. True.

However, for a long time there weren't any Randys.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:46 PM

3. I really don't like gay people all that much

They are always smiling, and happy, merry and jovial. But I do like homosexuals just fine.



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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 01:39 PM

4. I've never liked Randy Moss.

As a resident of Minnesota, I had to watch him play during football season.
I despised him.

He had great athletic ability,
but was NEVER a team player.
It was ALL about HIM.

He never blocked for anyone else,
and if he wasn't the primary receiver on a called play,
he put no effort into running his route.
The defense could tell where the ball was going simply by watching how strong Randy came off the line.

He never chased down interceptions or fumbles,
and would stroll casually back to the huddle with the clock running out and Minnesota behind on the board, wasting time.

During interviews after Minnesota suffered a humiliating loss,
Randy would separate himself from the team by saying things like,
Well, I had a pretty good game. My stats were good. I made some good catches.

Randy was a thing of beauty when he went UP for a ball in the endzone,
but if I were a NFL coach, he wouldn't have lasted a single season with my team.

NOW, I am willing to look past all of that,
and commend Randy Moss as a Stand Up Guy!
KUDOS to RM!
All is forgiven.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:28 PM

5. He could have been the best ever.

Instead, he marched to his very different drummer.
By saying this, he has proven to be acceping and a stand up person.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:55 PM

14. But, but, but he IS the best ever!

Don't believe me? Just ask him.

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Response to bvar22 (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:59 PM

17. Despite that he still hasn't matured in the game.

He wants to do as little as possible.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:44 PM

6. That's nice Randy, but

I prefer Brendon Ayanbadejo of the Ravens and his stated desire to work for marriage equality and anti-bullying measures.

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Response to LibertyLover (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:50 PM

8. +1

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Response to LibertyLover (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:50 PM

10. While Brendon is doing good things


I'd rather pro athletes NOT be activists. Rest assured more than not would likely NOT be sympathetic to progressive causes.

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Response to LibertyLover (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:54 PM

12. And Chris Kluwe of the Vikings

who had Ayanbedejo's back.

Kluwe also has the advantage of not being on the Ravens.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:24 PM

19. Chris Kluwe is very cool.

As for the other, well, we'll just have to agree to disagree.

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Response to LibertyLover (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:57 PM

15. Considering the toxic environment towards the LGBT community

in a lot of the NFL, any voice should be applauded. They are still taking a stand. All of them should be applauded rather than a tepid, " that's nice."
I applaud Ayanbadejo too. His work is exceptional. However, I don't expect everyone to be that active. Hopefully more will be.
In the meantime, every step by any person is a welcome development.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:22 PM

18. Yeah, but Moss is on the 49ers

and Ayanbadejo is on the Ravens. My avatar should explain.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:46 PM

7. Glad he's playing for the Niners.

 

Go Randy and Niners!!!!

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Response to nick of time (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:50 PM

21. Even when he's not making a spectacular catch every down, he's always factor when he lines up.

He disrupts a defensive secondary just by being on the field, because if he isn't covered, or double covered and his QB goes through his reads and sees Randy open, he will still make the catch most of the time. He still gets open on third downs and he's still a solid player. I've watched him play since he played high school ball and I've never seen anyone better. Randy Moss is still fun to watch. When he was in High School the fans called him "the Freak" and to go to the old Dupont High School field and watch Randy scoot on kickoff and punt returns and make those great circus catches on Friday nights, one understood perfectly, how Mr. Moss got his "Freak" title.

Randy Moss was a man among boys out there at Dupont High. Same thing at Marshall U...same thing in the NFL. Worth the price of admission, IMHO, if you love great football.

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Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:52 PM

22. His just being on the field causes the defense fits.

 

One of the smartest moves the Niners made by acquiring him.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:50 PM

9. Outstanding...incident by incident our LGBT folk are getting the respect they deserve.

One doesn't have to found a non-profit or the equivalent to lend their name...publicly and honestly...to the Equality conversation. It really is becoming an important "tipping point" and the more public the profile, the more vitality the comments. Encouraging.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:54 PM

13. I'm reading his quote differently. I'm reading it as he not really supporting gay people but

suggesting that "we all need to get over it". It's a cop out response to me. It shields him from having to answer directly. I read it differently.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:59 PM

16. Where is that exact statement made?

He didn't say that. Moss explicitly said we should accept it.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 03:42 PM

20. I didn't attribute the quote to him. It sounds like that's what he's saying my view.

I'm just reading what he had to say differently that most here. It's not an endorsement of gay rights, per say. It's more like he'll go along with the changing times just because, they're changing.

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