As Queer as a Football Bat (American Sports)

I was an athlete for many years and I enjoy the entertainment value of sports.  But, something has always intrigued me about the overt homosexual elements presented within athletics.

In America, sports are more highly regarded than almost every other element of society.  Most of our children grow up wanting to be a professional athlete and most parents are more than willing to help them attempt to make that dream come true.

For the exception of the WNBA, homosexuality and American athletics does not mix.  I was an athlete for years and I can tell you firsthand that being gay in locker room is about as comfortable as eating a cactus sandwich.

Why then is America alright with their superstar, male athletes doing the following things:
1.    Smacking another teammate on the ass after he makes a good play.  (When is this ever considered not-gay?)
2.    A quarterback placing his hands under the center’s anus as he awaits the hiking of the “ball.” (Let’s see here; guys hand touching another guys taint and ball sack, WOW)
3.    A basketball player dunking on another player as his balls rake across the defender’s forehead.  (Ummmmm, can you say FABULOUS!!!!)
4.    Showering together after the game.  (“Hey, nice game teammate. By the way, your balls look great today and you have a lovely shaft.)

Isn’t it ironic that millions of people in America do not want to let gay people get married, but those same people will cheer on their favorite athlete as they rub their hand across another guy’s ass?

That logic, or lack of logic, reminds me of my homophobic father listening to Wham and Boy George when I was younger.

Makes a lot of sense to me (sarcasm).

As an old, gay friend of mine once said, “He’s as queer as a football bat.”  I want to modify that a bit, “American Sports are as queer as a football bat.”

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