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“Oh bugger, I’ve been codswalopped by this orb goblin! I do believe it has me all arse about face. Montague! Where is my valet, Montague?! Help me capture the golden snitch lest I look a right prat. Oh, if that doesn’t take the biscuit. Montague! Bring my sporting mittens!”
A few days ago, the Internet laughed heartily at CSN Chicago reporter Susannah Collins when she screwed up and said the word “sex” instead of “success” on air. We chose not to post it at the time, because it seemed like a pretty harmless mistake that wasn’t worth riding her about, so to speak. CSN felt differently.
First, The Daily Show, which has a keen nose for hypocrisy, notes that gay players have now reached the level of acceptance in pro sports that rapists, murderers, animal abusers, adulterers and other unenviable types have been enjoying for years. Then they wonder, couldn’t Jason Collins have been a little gayer about his coming out party?
In case you missed it, Jason Collins came out publicly as a gay man yesterday. It’s a momentous occasion for the gay community, and for American society at large. It also presents a potentially delicate situation for all 30 NBA teams starting this off-season.
Jonathan Papelbon Made A Curious Comment About “Obama Taking Away Our Guns” When Asked About The Boston Marathon
Okay folks, let’s try an experiment here. Can we have a rational discussion about this story without it devolving into partisan bickering, personal attacks, conspiracy theories and other interwebz nonsense? Probably not, but oh well.