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Wallace steps in it before he even plays for MIA: Mocks Jason Collins for coming out.

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  1. Vinny Fins

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    Awful.

    On a historic day, where Jason Collins becomes the first active player in the big 4 sports to come out, Mike Wallace bashes him for doing so.

    FML.


    @Wallace17_daKid: All these beautiful women in the world and guys wanna mess with other guys SMH


    goddammit. i just want to root for a team and not realize it has *******s on it
     
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  2. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Idiotic ignorant thing to say..
     
  3. emocomputerjock

    emocomputerjock Senior Member

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    The **** is wrong with our culture?
     
  4. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    What does the abbreviation SMH mean?
     
  5. Bumrush

    Bumrush Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    This should not be in the rants forum.. In this day in age that level of ignorance should be called out and discussed. Not relegated to the back pages of the forum.
     
  6. byroan

    byroan Giggity Staff Member Administrator Luxury Box

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    Mike Wallace is allowed to have his own opinion.
     
  7. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    Hey, whaddya want? I will guarantee you that there are more people out there that have that reaction than think "Oh, that's great!" when they read the Jason Collins story. As long as he doesn't get in legal trouble, I don't care if he's an @$$hole.
     
  8. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    Shake My Head.
     
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  9. emocomputerjock

    emocomputerjock Senior Member

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    Personally, I want him to not be a bigoted *******, but that may indeed be asking for too much.
     
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  10. Bumrush

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    This isn't Pittsburgh anymore. Wallace represents a city with a diverse landscape and needs to modify his behavior to reflect that.
     
  11. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Exactly.
     
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  12. Sumlit

    Sumlit Well-Known Member

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    Chill all of you. That comment wasn't bashing, and i cannot fathom how someone would interpret what he twitted as bashing.

    That comment is a perfect example of how someone who is straight would feel about a homosexual. There was no hate, in there. He just cannot imagine how a guy can feel that way about another guy. Perfectly understandable for a straight man.
     
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  13. JdReimon

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    That makes more sense now, I always thought it was so much hate
     
  14. padre31

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    Yep, it's like the line from Victor Victoria when the women tells the gay man "..all you need is a good woman in your life.." to which he replies "..and I would say the same to you madam.."
     
  15. rdhstlr23

    rdhstlr23 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    EXACTLY. I'm a proponent of marriage equality. I don't see any reason why someone should be against it, but people are. They have just as much right to an opinion as I do, whether it's favorable or un-favorable. Conversely, Kobe Bryant supports gay marriage, but think of all the people, owners, agents, players, etc etc that aren't are thinking the same thing that many other people are - he's an idiot for positing his opinion.

    I just think if that's his opinion, then that's his opinion. Jason Collins even admits that some people won't agree, that's their right. God Bless America. This is a non-issue in my opinion.
     
  16. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    So, you think he should change his opinions to suit the opinions of a percentage of the people of Miami?
     
  17. Zeke0123

    Zeke0123 message board ******* Club Member

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    This kinda of stuff completely drops the floor out of my opinion of someone...it's hard to root for guys like this seriously :(.
     
  18. byroan

    byroan Giggity Staff Member Administrator Luxury Box

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    He doesn't need to change his opinion because he plays for another team. What he said was not bigoted. He didn't bash anyone. He just doesn't agree with it.

    I can already tell this is going to be blown out of proportion.
     
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  19. djphinfan

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    You gotta be a dumass in this day and age to think that kids aren't born with a specific sexual preference in their DNA.
     
  20. Pagan

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    Bill Burr did a bit about that where he was in a diner with a friend, turned and saw two men making out and had an "ugh" reaction and his friend called him homophobic. He responded by saying it wasn't homophobic, just not something he finds appealing, and that if a gay man turned his head and saw a vagina in front of him he'd have the same reaction.

    The man is entitled to his preference and opinion, whether we agree with it or not.
     
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  21. FaninPatsyLand

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    What a d*uchebag.

    He can keep his opinions to himself. What an asinine thing to tweet.
     
  22. djphinfan

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    I think he needs to be educated to understand that it's not a choice and that he had the same chance as the guy he's making fun of becoming gay...
     
  23. BlameItOnTheHenne

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    Just catch touchdowns.
     
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  24. Vinny Fins

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    Look. I didnt choose to be gay. It happened. If Wallace had said "I cant understand why people choose to be Jewish" would anyone be defending him? No.

    So stop it. It is bigoted.
     
  25. rdhstlr23

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    No he doesn't. He needs to play hard to earn his contract, while setting an example in the community by not getting in trouble, helping people, etc. His opinion is his opinion. Now, he's a big boy and has to deal with the heat of what he says, but as long as he's not blasting hate or ridiculous things, he's fine. And as someone who believes in marriage equality, what he said wasn't hate, it was merely an opinion.
     
  26. MonstBlitz

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    Agreed. And those of you who think it's appropriate for Wallace to be expressing the opinion on TWITTER that homosexuality is something that should prompt a "head shake" are really out of touch. This will rightfully receive a lot of very negative media attention.
     
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  27. schmolioot

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    Putting aside whether Wallace is entitled to his own opinion, dumb as it may be, it is an incredibly stupid thing to tweet or otherwise express publically.

    As if anyone cared what Mike Wallace had to say on this subject.
     
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  28. Anonymous

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    Wallace steps in it before he even plays for MIA: Mocks Jason Collins for comin

    Was the tweet deleted?
     
  29. Anonymous

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    Wallace steps in it before he even plays for MIA: Mocks Jason Collins for comin

    Apparently a lot of people do care.
     
  30. Sumlit

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    I am amazed at the depth to which people will reach to defend the "politically correct" trend of today.

    The reaction here is staggering. Calling Wallace a douchebag, idiot, ignorant, etc; i'm just baffled.


    If he would have twitted insults, i would understand the reaction, but he said no such thing. His twit is the exact reaction of a straight man to a homosexual, which is inability to understand how a man can love another man that way. He did not insult Collins.
     
  31. Zeke0123

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    thats a little different I don't much care for PDA period and that would probably get an ugh out me too as would a heterosexual PDA...
     
  32. rdhstlr23

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    It's crazy how far away we've gotten from what our country was built upon. The freedom to choose and express. I didn't think it was hateful at all. While I'm not an idiot, I imagine he has plenty of ignorance to the subject. However, he's free to have that opinion - just you do as a Democrat or Republic, for or against abortion, etc etc I don't agree with him, but I'm not upset at him expressing his opinion and it being different than mine. Not at all.
     
  33. Vinny Fins

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    Look at my example: If he said " I dont understand how someone could choose to be Jewish" would it be inoffensive?
     
  34. rdhstlr23

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    I hope not. That would say a lot about how far we've strayed from freedom of speech.
     
  35. emocomputerjock

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    He tried to clarify with a second tweet 5 minutes later, and then deleted both tweets. Probably because someone let him know that his insensitivity probably wasn't the best thing to put on display.
     
  36. Sumlit

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    That is not even remotely the same thing.
     
  37. FinNasty

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    He didn't say anything negative about gays or about being gay. Just said that he can't relate, which is perfectly understandable. I can't relate to anyone choosing to root for the Jets, but that doesn't mean I hate all Jets fans...


    Ok, bad example... lol
     
  38. padre31

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    Well, actually you can convert to Judaism.
     
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  39. FinNasty

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    Why would that be offensive? I have my own religious beliefs, and can't relate to those that have a different one than mine. But that doesn't mean I hate people that dont share my religious beliefs.
     
  40. MonstBlitz

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    Defending players, coaches, etc for poor performance based on homerism is one thing. But to defend bigotry out of homerism is sad. Some of you really need to put this in the right perspective. It is a bigoted viewpoint. And it's also incredibly stupid given the sensitivity of the topic.
     
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