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What's the Probability That Michael Sam Was Cut Because He's Gay, Really?

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 12.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

I've seen a little too much insistence this week, online and on social media, that Michael Sam's being cut from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad had nothing to do with his being gay. It's a bit overwrought and defensive. A lot of fans seem to want to believe the NFL is not a homophobic institution.

Ignorance with a Charming Smile

Sam Greenfield | Posted 11.21.2014 | Sports
Sam Greenfield

A few months ago I wrote a post critical of former NFL coach Tony Dungy's campaign to eliminate marriage equality and to prevent gay couples from adopting children.

This Could Be The Beginning Of The End For The Most Offensive Name In Sports

AP | By BARRY WILNER | Posted 10.19.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Two influential NFL voices — including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game — said Monday they ...

A Gay Giants Fan's Lament: How David Tyree Stole My Favorite Memory

Paul Gorrell, Ph.D. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Sports
Paul Gorrell, Ph.D.

Last week the New York Giants announced the hiring of former Super Bowl hero and anti-same-sex-marriage advocate David Tyree to a front office job, where he is directly responsible for the development of player's careers.

Tony Dungy's Comments Shed Light on Michael Sam's Draft Stock Drop

Eric Marmon | Posted 09.23.2014 | Sports
Eric Marmon

At what point will drafting an openly gay player no longer be described as risky because of the alleged distraction?

The Stupidity of the New York Giants Hiring Anti-Gay David Tyree

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

How exactly is a homophobe supposed to carry out the job of director of player development? How is a gay player on the Giants supposed to react to this if he is thinking about coming out or is experiencing anti-gay harassment on the team?

Rams Coach: Michael Sam Is 'Absolutely Not' A Distraction

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.23.2014 | Sports

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy vaguely claimed that "things will happen" when explaining why he would not have drafted openly gay football player Michael...

Why Tony Dungy Is Right About the Michael Sam Distraction

Stephanie Schroeder | Posted 09.22.2014 | Sports
Stephanie Schroeder

Dungy is right. The first openly gay football player being drafted into the NFL has garnered, and will undoubtedly continue to capture, quite a bit of media attention -- that's where Dungy starts being right. That's also coincidentally where he stops being right.

A Nicer Way of Saying No

Sam Greenfield | Posted 09.20.2014 | Sports
Sam Greenfield

Tony Dungy was a successful NFL head coach who many people think was passed over for some jobs because of his race. Now, Dungy is saying that he would pass over Michael Sam because of his sexuality.

An Open Letter to Former NFL Coach Tony Dungy

Anthony Nicodemo | Posted 09.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Anthony Nicodemo

Yesterday I came across your comments regarding Michael Sam and how you would not have drafted him because you "wouldn't want to deal with all of it." Why would you not want your players to be themselves?

Former NFL Coach Says He Wouldn't Have Drafted Michael Sam

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.22.2014 | Sports

Former NFL coach Tony Dungy has a Super Bowl ring on his finger, but he wouldn't want Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, on his team. ...

Tony Dungy on Uncommon Marriage and Life After Coaching

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 08.04.2014 | Books
Marcus T. Wright

I had a chance to catch up with Tony Dungy to get some insight on the motivation behind Uncommon Marriage, the keys to the endurance of his own marriage, and how life has been after coaching in the NFL.

Meet The Prankster Who Offered Dungy The USC Job

Deadspin | Posted 10.14.2013 | Sports

Ken Tarr reached out to us first. Without any prompting, this was the email we received from him yesterday:...

How Did That Happen?

Don Meyer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | College
Don Meyer, Ph.D.

The highest honor conferred on an individual by the NCAA is the Theodore Roosevelt Award. This award is given to a distinguished citizen of national reputation and outstanding accomplishment who also excelled as a student-athlete participating in NCAA competition. This year the award went to Tony Dungy.

Denver Bronco Peyton Manning: Genius or Idiot?

Linda Kenney Baden | Posted 05.21.2012 | Sports
Linda Kenney Baden

Is Peyton Manning afraid of the unknown? Is he afraid of facing new defensive strategies? Are we supposed to honor him as the greatest quarterback of all-time because he chooses to play against most of the teams he has met before?

Plaxico Burress Can Be a Giant Off the Field

Paul Helmke | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Paul Helmke

America needs more voices like Plaxico's speaking on behalf of sensible gun laws and sensible behavior around guns.

Has Michael Vick Changed Since Prison?

06/07/2011 | | Posted 08.07.2011 | Books

FOR A LOT of people who have interviewed Michael Vick in the 2 years since he finished his federal prison term and began his return to the NFL, the ce...

The Rooney Rule: An Analysis

Andrew Brandt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andrew Brandt

The Rooney Rule was passed to reverse decades of lack of opportunities for minorities as head coaches in the NFL. It has operated, on the surface, with good results. However, in taking a closer look, there are areas for improvement.

Big Ten Names Humanitarian Award After Civil Rights Foe Tony Dungy

Cyd Zeigler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Cyd Zeigler

In the 114-year history of the conference, of the thousands of men to play football at the member schools, the Big Ten felt the need to name their humanitarian award after a man who has actively fought against the equal rights of gay Americans.

Tim Tebow Memoir Set For Publication By HarperCollins In April

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Tim Tebow may be relegated to a few snaps per game on an increasingly lackluster Denver Broncos team, but that fact isn't persuading HarperCollins tha...

James Harrison Crosses Line to the Dark Side

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Danny Groner

After a particularly brutal weekend of hard hits, everyone is talking about what the league can do to prevent further injuries like concussions. The f...

Ex-NFL Coaches Feud Over Obscenities

Back Porch FanHouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Just about everybody who watched Rex Ryan f-bomb his way through the first episode of HBO's "Hard Knocks" enjoyed the NFL's version of "Jersey Shore."...

Are Michelle Obama or Gabourey Sidibe Our Only Role Models?

Duchess Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Duchess Harris

Presumably Ms. Sidibe feels good about herself and I am happy for her. The First Lady is arguably an excellent role model and her advice is sound.

Tony Dungy Weighs In On Reggie Bush's Heisman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy said Wednesday on the Dan Patrick Show that he would give back the Heisman Trophy if he were Reggie Bush. ...

Tony Dungy: Lack Of Black College Coaches 'Disgraceful'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

NEW YORK — Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy called the dearth of minority head coaches in major college football "disgraceful." Dungy became...