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  1. Former New York Giant Roy Simmons -- A pioneer in the battle agai...

    Jane McManus

    Ex-Giant Roy Simmons: A pioneer in the battle against homophobia in sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
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  4. Chris Bosh of Miami Heat says NBA, NFL should ban use of 'all slu...

    Michael Wallace

    Miami Heat center Chris Bosh would support the NBA following the NFL's lead in efforts to consider penalizing players for using the N-word and other racial slurs during games.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  5. espnW -- Kate Fagan explains why covering openly gay athletes is ...

    Kate Fagan

    Steve Elkington's tweets surrounding the coverage of openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam highlighted what a lot of people are asking: "Why is this news?" It is news because civil rights have always been news, especially when barriers are finally smashed.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2014
  6. Buzz That Was -- Jason Collins greeted by cheers in return to cou...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Yes, we're poking a little fun today as usual (thank you Dale Jr. and Jim Boeheim!). But mostly we're rewatching the cheers for the Nets' Jason Collins as he made his debut as the NBA's first openly gay player Sunday night.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2014
  7. Michael Sam and the education of sports

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Getty Images Jason Collins and Michael Sam have taught us that, on gay issues, education matters. If an NFL team drafts defensive end Michael Sam of the Missouri Tigers, the SEC Defensive Player of the Year, he will settle a longstanding gay sports...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  8. NFL - What is Michael Sam's marketing value?

    Darren Rovell

    Michael Sam will have marketing opportunities, but with which companies?

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  9. espnW -- Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay underscores ho...

    Kate Fagan

    Seeking to tell his own truth from the very beginning, NFL draft prospect Michael Sam becomes a key figure in the changing LGBT landscape of professional sports.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2014
  10. Oscar Pistorius, Aaron Hernandez most-searched athletes on Google...

    Darren Rovell

    South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius and former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who both were charged with murder, finished first and second, respectively, as the most-searched athletes in the world on Google.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2013
  11. Reporters need to address athlete sexuality to avoid homophobia i...

    LZ Granderson

    In ESPN The Magazine's Taboo Issue, LZ Granderson writes that by purporting to respect athlete privacy by avoiding talk of sexuality, writers are actually perpetuating the stigma and failing to move the issue forward.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  12. Vince Lombardi: 'Champion of gay athletes'

    Kevin Seifert

    This week began with NBA player Jason Collins rocking the sports world by announcing he is gay and continued with the unlikely entrance of former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler into the issue. Now let me pass along Ian O'Connor's well-repor...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  13. A short list of sports influencers

    Scoop Jackson

    Influence is difficult to quantify. It's not strictly about power, and it's not necessarily all about impact. Yet both are needed for one to have influence over others. It's not only about fame, fortune, notoriety, reverence, respect, how many follow...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  14. Kirk Cousins on the gay teammate question

    Dan Graziano

    Following the news this week that Jason Collins had come out as the NBA's first openly gay player, the issue of homosexuality in sports has reached a crescendo. For a while, there has been speculation about when the first NFL player will come out, an...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  15. espnW -- Relax, like Johnny Manziel and AJ McCarron

    D'Arcy Maine

    Here's an idea: The Westboro Baptist Church should join Johnny Manziel and AJ McCarron on vacation and learn to relax. Meanwhile, as always, we spread the cheer in The Buzz That Was.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  16. Vince Lombardi would have been proud of Jason Collins

    Ian O'Connor

    Vince Lombardi, whose brother was gay, would've been proud of Jason Collins.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2013
  17. Out athletes and dissent

    Johnette Howard

    Did you notice what happened to those who dared to criticize or voice their discomfort with Jason Collins' announcement? They're the ones who found themselves isolated, under attack and pressured to remain silent.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2013
  18. On LeRoy Butler's support for Jason Collins

    Kevin Seifert

    Perhaps you're aware of a series of tweets from former Green Bay Packers safety LeRoy Butler. They open a can of worms that we don't normally wade into here on the NFC North blog. This week, however, it seems appropriate. To bring you up to date, ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013