he is Gay. He is not the first man in one of the major sports to do this, and his announcement is not even the biggest personal revelation in the history of his sport. But at this particular time in our nation's history it is an important one. Of course it would be nice if we lived in a world where these types of pronouncements were no longer necessary, but sadly, we know that this will not be the case for awhile.
and ignorant when it comes to such matters. Some of you reading this can relate to the locker room culture among athletes. It is a culture that encourages a certain amount of exaggerated machismo that we all must wear in order to fit in. Laddish behavior is accepted and embraced. And somehow our athletic prowess is associated with these types of particular traits.
Hopefully, the coming out of Jason Collins (and let's not forget Brittney Griner) will let kids know that it's cool to be different, no matter what profession they choose to pursue.
Finally, almost 3,000 people died on September 11, 2001, and 3 people died at the Boston Marathon bombing. And yet, winguts are falling over themselves to politicize this issue by comparing the two.
Folks, the next time you hear someone say that George Bush kept us safe; just remember to tell them that the September 11 terrorist attacks happened on HIS WATCH.