As you can tell by the headline, this story has nothing to do with Iowa sports, but it does have to do with a very contentious topic. As usual, we'll avoid the strictly political aspects of the issue; instead, we're operating under the following thesis: there should be fewer instances of homophobic insults in sports these days. If it is your contention that there should be more, well, clearly BHGP has never been the correct place for you to be. Hawkeye stuff coming later today, promise. --AJ
And it comes on the heels of Kobe Bryant doing basically the same thing, and the NBA forcing the Lakers to run an anti-bullying promotion. It also comes on the heels of Phoenix Suns president Rick Welts coming out, and this advertisement that ran on national television, which I'd like to talk about further.
Now, insofar as this is a good-faith effort to raise awareness of the use of "gay" as an insult and discourage it, I appreciate this ad. It's better than the minimal effort the league has put forth on this issue in the past. It's, y'know, something.
That being said, I don't think it's going to do a damn bit of good in the long run--not by itself.
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