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#1 Posted on 26.10.05 1203.33
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Three-time Olympic gold medalist, reigning WNBA MVP. Think she's the most prominent player to come out (sports.espn.go.com) while she's still playing?

    Originally posted by LZ Granderson's article in ESPN the Magazine
    "My reason for coming out isn't to be some sort of hero," Swoopes, a forward with the Houston Comets, says in the article. "I'm just at a point in my life where I'm tired of having to pretend to be somebody I'm not. I'm tired of having to hide my feelings about the person I care about. About the person I love."
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#2 Posted on 26.10.05 1219.23
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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    Think she's the most prominent player to while she's still playing?


WNBA player? Yes. Overall athlete (WHILE competing)? I'd say Martina Navratilova.

Good for her.
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#3 Posted on 26.10.05 1350.25
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I'll be crude enough to say what so many are thinking.

Lesbians = Ratings
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#4 Posted on 27.10.05 0902.55
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    Originally posted by too-old-now
    I'll be crude enough to say what so many are thinking.

    Lesbians = Ratings


I'll take a different approach: does anyone really care? I mean it is the WNBA and the whole "lesbian" umbrella has been hanging over them since the leagues inception. Now one of its players comes out as gay? Meh. I turned the channel. If this was the 70s or 60s, then it would have been newsworhty. But unlike Martina, I doubt coming out will dampen her endorsements too much. And she is seen as a hero by many unlike the villian Martina was seen as.

Good for her for being true to herself. but really, who cares?
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#5 Posted on 27.10.05 0937.01
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Does NIKE still make the Sheryl Swoops model basketball shoe?
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#6 Posted on 28.10.05 0127.24
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
      Originally posted by drjayphd
      Think she's the most prominent player to while she's still playing?


    WNBA player? Yes. Overall athlete (WHILE competing)? I'd say Martina Navratilova.

    Good for her.


What about Mike Piazza?
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#7 Posted on 28.10.05 1000.22
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    Originally posted by Wpob
      Originally posted by too-old-now
      I'll be crude enough to say what so many are thinking.

      Lesbians = Ratings


    I'll take a different approach: does anyone really care? I mean it is the WNBA and the whole "lesbian" umbrella has been hanging over them since the leagues inception. Now one of its players comes out as gay? Meh. I turned the channel. If this was the 70s or 60s, then it would have been newsworhty. But unlike Martina, I doubt coming out will dampen her endorsements too much. And she is seen as a hero by many unlike the villian Martina was seen as.

    Good for her for being true to herself. but really, who cares?
Absolutely true. Who cares who she sleeps with?

I caught a couple of clips of her play Basketball on TV a few nights ago...and she's awesome. Just don't let her sexual preference overshadow her game, and we're all good.
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#8 Posted on 28.10.05 1029.11
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    Originally posted by Big Bad
      Originally posted by drjayphd
      Think she's the most prominent player to while she's still playing?
    What about Mike Piazza?


NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Piazza responded today to what he called an "unsubstantiated, clearly fabricated" internet report questioning his sexual preference. Piazza, the former All-Star catcher for the Dodgers, Marlins, and Mets, explained "I don't know where this "Big Bad" gets his information, but I am absolutely a heterosexual. I don't know how one could assume I go both ways when I don't even do that on the baseball field. I mean, have you seen my defense?"

Piazza, 37, expressed concern that any rumors of homosexuality might damper his potential free agent prospects, while offering "This guy, this "Big Bad Wolf" or whatever, he had this super-hot avatar of (Saturday Night Live actress) Tina Fey, it, uh, gave me...let's just say I was interested, OK? Doesn't get any more hetero than that, does it?"

Mike Piazza has hit 397 home runs over a 13-year career.
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