How Progressives Are Worse That Islam Extremism And Being Gay Is Worse Than Being A Convicted Felon.
Recently, former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy found himself in hot water for saying this about gay NFL player Michael Sam:
“I wouldn’t have taken him. Not because I don’t believe Michael Sam should have a chance to play, but I wouldn’t want to deal with all of it… It’s not going to be totally smooth … things will happen.”
Well, a guy by the name of Matt Walsh wrote this about the reaction some have had to that remark.
“I have never in my life encountered a religion as oppressive, cold, and stiff as Progressivism. I’ve never known a faith more eager to burn heretics at the stake. Even a fundamentalist Iranian Muslim would flinch if he came face to face with a western liberal’s rigid dogmatism. I imagine that even a Saudi Arabian Islamic cleric would take one look at how American left wingers react when anyone deviates ever so slightly from their established orthodoxy, and say to himself, “man, these people REALLY need to chill.” “
Because Islamists don’t kill people for not converting their religious beliefs to Islam, or execute all sorts of minorities, including gays, Jews, and Christians.
It’s one thing to be a bit over the top to prove a point, and it’s another to just be stupid.
And then, Matt Walsh says this of Dungy’s distraction comments:
“An exceedingly reasonable opinion, and one shared by most NFL officials, which is why Sam wasn’t taken until the 7th round. Notice, Dungy never said that he hates Sam because of his sexuality, nor did he say that Sam shouldn’t be in the NFL. In fact, he said the opposite. Dungy’s position is very clear. Sam is a mediocre talent and a marginal prospect. He’s too slow to be a linebacker and too small to be a defensive end. He doesn’t have the athleticism to be a starter, and he may very well lack the talent to make the squad. At best, Michael Sam will see the field for kickoffs and punts, and that will be it.”
In the latter bit of the paragraph, Walsh claims to know that Sam is a mediocre talent. But at the beginning of the paragraph, he states that Sam wasn’t taken until the seventh round because of the distraction factor, which indicates he would have been taken sooner if not for the gay issue.
So, which is is…. Is good enough, or not? I’m reading that non-gay or closeted / non-distracting Sam IS actually good enough to be in the NFL, while the real / gay Sam isn’t. Plus, those that are judging that Sam isn’t good enough for the NFL are basing that judgement exclusively on his lackluster performance during the combine.
Well, there is a list of players who didn’t do so great in their combines, some were also horrible, but turned out to be pretty good players – Anquan Bolden, Terrel Suggs, Drew Brees, Tom Brady….
In defense of Dungy, he has shown that he typically avoided hiring players who had distractions when he was head coach of the Indianapolis Colts. On the other hand, Dungy WAS one of the biggest supporters the convict Michael Vick in his wish to return to the NFL after he got out of prison for running a dog fighting ring.
“Dungy championed Vick’s re-entry into the NFL from prison. According to published reports at the time, Dungy even supported Vick’s decision to do a reality TV show on BET: “The Michael Vick Project.”
Dungy took a public, courageous and important stand backing Vick, a convicted felon. It was a calculated decision.
“I’ve visited a lot of prisons,” Dungy told “60 Minutes” correspondent James Brown in 2009 during a segment on Vick. “That’s something I do. And I know there are a lot of young men, especially African-American young men, who need a chance, who made a mistake, who did something wrong, who had a problem, but are looking to bounce back. That’s what I’ve always been concerned about, not just for Michael Vick, but for hundreds of guys that I’ve talked to.”
What Dungy understands is that within American culture there is a deep-seated, opportunity-depriving hostility toward ex-cons. Our society deems them as unworthy of equality. Many people do not “want to deal with all” that goes into providing opportunities for men and women who have made mistakes because there is a pervasive fear that things won’t go “totally smooth… things will happen.”
So, being gay is more of a distraction and more horrible than raking in cash by having dogs fight and kill each other????
(Note – I supported giving Vick that second chance)
After listing some remarkably stupid things Progressive and squawking head Liberals have said on TV and social media, Walsh goes on to say this:
“In the end, ironically, Tony Dungy’s stance was immediately vindicated by the very people disagreeing with it. He was worried that Sam would create a media frenzy, and it turns out that even saying Sam would create a media frenzy actually creates a media frenzy.
So Dungy was right, which is why he’s now hated.”
No… The media frenzy happened only after Dungy put his foot in his mouth.
PS. Before the whole gay thing entered the picture, this is what the eval was on Sam:
“Sam led the SEC with 11.5 sacks, and 19 tackles for a loss. Most NFL draft projections see him as a likely mid-round pick, with some saying Sam could go as high as the third round, with a possible position switch to outside linebacker. He is rated as the 12th-best outside pass rusher in the draft by ESPN Scouts Inc.”
After he announced he was gay???
There were some concerns about his abilities, so his drop in the rankings wasn’t all due to his being gay. But had the gay issue not been revealed, and he stayed in the closet, his draft rankings may not have ended up as low as they were on draft day.
From a Sports Illustrated article soon after Sam came out publicly:
All the NFL personnel members interviewed believed that Sam’s announcement will cause him to drop in the draft. He was projected between the third and seventh rounds prior to the announcement. The question is: How far will he fall?
“I just know with this going on this is going to drop him down,” said a veteran NFL scout. “There’s no question about it. It’s human nature. Do you want to be the team to quote-unquote ‘break that barrier?'”
On the other hand:
“Others see Sam, who is 6-foot-2 and 260 pounds, as an undersized defensive end without a true position in the NFL. Of his 11.5 sacks, nine came in three games against what one scout called “garbage competition” — Vanderbilt, Arkansas State and Florida. “His numbers are inflated,” a scout said. “You’ve got to see through that.”
So, his announcement to the world that he’s gay isn’t THE total reason that he was drafted only at the tail end of the seventh and last round. But it’s clear that, without that piece of information, he may have been in the fifth or sixth, and none of this would be an issue for Dungy, or Walsh, or anybody else to get in a lather about.
They just don’t like “Tha Gey”.