Hockey About To Get Totally Gay
Rumors are percolating that Josh Gorges, a 28-year-old defenseman who plays for the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens, will officially come out this week. (If you weren’t actually planning on that, sorry Josh!) It would be the first such gesture by a player on a professional sports team that is actually on TV now and then.
But holy shit—hockey is going to be the first sport with an openly gay star? This is making you look really bad, soccer. And baseball may only come to grips with homosexuality once Mike Piazza is inducted into the Hall of Fame and dies. Actually, could it be he’s being kept out of Cooperstown because he won’t be honest about himself? Very shrewd, MLB.
However this shakes out, though, it’s worth noting that it really doesn’t matter one way or the other what guys like Gorges do—some athletes are gay and that’s that. You know that big iconic trophy for that annual championship you care about? Gay people have touched it. Hell, gay people have probably mixed cocktails in it. Did you know that when you drunkenly slur along to "We Are The Champions," you’re singing with a gay dude? Who is also dead?
And by the by, if you find the NHL’s progress on the matter too slow, there’s always the Gay Hockey Association. Really!
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