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NFL Discrimination

Postby Kovy27 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:50 pm

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... ike-girls/

“They ask you like, ‘Do you have a girlfriend?’ Are you married?’ Do you like girls?’” Kasa told ESPN Radio Denver on Tuesday. “Those kinds of things, and you know it was just kind of weird. But they would ask you with a straight face, and it’s a pretty weird experience altogether.”
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby blackjack68 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:55 pm

That'd be a lawsuit during most interviews.
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby Kovy27 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:57 pm

The NFL is pretty much a joke. Boring product, horrible commissioner, terrible rules.
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby columbia on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:01 pm

Kovy27 wrote:The NFL is pretty much a joke. Boring product, horrible commissioner, terrible rules.


I've said this here before, but I am shocked that I like CFB better. But that's the way it is.
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby TheHammer24 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:01 pm

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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby slappybrown on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:05 pm

Kovy27 wrote:The NFL is pretty much a joke. Boring product, horrible commissioner, terrible rules.

I'm starting to feel the same to be honest. Which is strange for me, because I've always been a fan of the NFL more than any other league.
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:07 pm

TheHammer24 wrote:
blackjack68 wrote:That'd be a lawsuit during most interviews.

Not necessarily so. Federal statutes (like Title VII and ADA and ADEA) don't protect for sexual orientation.



Are you kidding? Marital status is completely off limits.

I hope Jeff Ireland interviews Manti Teo. Ireland of "Dez Bryant is your mom a hooker?" fame
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby shafnutz05 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:26 pm

I was listening to Mike Missanelli in Philly about this very issue today. Specifically, about whether or not Te'o is gay (note: I don't like Te'o, but his sexual orientation is a non-factor in terms of his on-field ability).

There is a major, MAJOR homophobia that exists among black athletes. That's not to say that all homophobic athletes are black, but there is a definite machismo factor that exists among this group. Examples exist across multiple sports, most notably basketball and football. I don't think it's a coincidence that the first major gay initiative came in ice hockey, which is probably more tolerant (totally relative term, mind you) of alternative lifestyles than other sports.
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby Grunthy on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:26 pm

Maybe they ask questions to see how you react. If you throw a fit over a semi-inappropriate question, how well could you handle trash talking in the nfl?
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby Cagsjr724 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:27 pm

Kovy27 wrote:The NFL is pretty much a joke. Boring product, horrible commissioner, terrible rules.

Agree with this 100%
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby blackjack68 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:52 pm

pittsoccer33 wrote:
TheHammer24 wrote:
blackjack68 wrote:That'd be a lawsuit during most interviews.

Not necessarily so. Federal statutes (like Title VII and ADA and ADEA) don't protect for sexual orientation.



Are you kidding? Marital status is completely off limits.


Exactly.
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:02 am

I thought this was going to be about white running backs.
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:16 am

the nfl is the new general motors. its a crappy product with a soffening workforce, and if its not careful, it will be passed by its competitors.
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:49 pm

Which competitors
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby Rylan on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:50 pm

CFB could overtake it. But, in the next 15 to 20 years the NFL could have serious issues when it comes to being competitive.
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby Fire0nice228 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:59 pm

blackjack68 wrote:
pittsoccer33 wrote:
TheHammer24 wrote:
blackjack68 wrote:That'd be a lawsuit during most interviews.

Not necessarily so. Federal statutes (like Title VII and ADA and ADEA) don't protect for sexual orientation.



Are you kidding? Marital status is completely off limits.


Exactly.



Where in the law does it say sexual orientation though? I am in a HR class right now and we are actually discussing 'legal and illegal' interview questions and things like that this week. We had quite a debate over those 'grey areas' in Title VII, ADA etc.

Alot of the stuff is being 'expanded' in court of law to include things like transgender and stuff is my understanding of it.
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:27 pm

Rylan wrote:CFB could overtake it. But, in the next 15 to 20 years the NFL could have serious issues when it comes to being competitive.


i think that any business can run the risk of encountering serious competitive issues when one examines a 2 decade window...
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:33 pm

A lot of this talk is coming from the cited source PFT. Mike Florio has an obvious narrative he has been working to advance regarding gay players.

His post about the Teo Couric interview says everything about it. Teo's "faaaaaar from gay" response means one of two things

-Teo, the Mormon from a Catholic college, is a sexist bigot homophobe. He's just like the rest of the Neanderthals in the NFL

-Teo is gay and his strong denial shows just how afraid he is of the sexist bigot homophobes in the NFL

Everything he writes about advances one of those templates.
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby Rylan on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:38 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
Rylan wrote:CFB could overtake it. But, in the next 15 to 20 years the NFL could have serious issues when it comes to being competitive.


i think that any business can run the risk of encountering serious competitive issues when one examines a 2 decade window...


I went conservative considering the size and need for current generation of die hard fans (generally baby boomers) to begin its decline. My honest opinion is within the next 10 years there could be a larger trend then there already is (considering my age group has shown declines in viewership is not a good statistic for the NFL). I didn't want my window to be too myopic, but in 20 years I could see the NFL still a staple in American Culture, but not be as strong a presence it is now.
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby DudeMan2766 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:42 pm

"@TheFakeESPN: NFL Combine will now include Kate Upton and boner timers, so GMs can measure how much players like girls without asking."
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby shmenguin on Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:26 pm

Rylan wrote:CFB could overtake it.


No. Not ever.
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby JS© on Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:11 pm

Grunthy wrote:Maybe they ask questions to see how you react. If you throw a fit over a semi-inappropriate question, how well could you handle trash talking in the nfl?


Possible. Thought I heard another player interviewed on Dan Patrick's show say that he was asked a similar question.
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Re: NFL Discrimination

Postby Rylan on Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:33 pm

Its different when its your employer.
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