We shall be a city upon a Hill - the eyes of all people are upon us... - John Winthrop.
Mike Freeman over at CBS Sports wrote an interesting article today - it seems the NFL could finally see it's first openly gay player.
It got me thinking - what if he's a Bronco? How would that make fans feel? When it comes to politics I get a healthy dose of liberalism from two far left parents, but I swing much more moderately or even to the right on many issues. This isn't a political forum - I get that - but it's an intriguing social issue. If the player does happen to play for the orange and blue, tweedledee and tweedledumb from First Take will make damn sure we know it by recycling the same debate every day for two weeks.
Back in January former Titans cornerback Wade Davis said there were at least 3 players who were "semi-openly gay". Change is coming. One look at the comment section of PFT says a wide array of opinions will follow as well...What do you think? Would having an openly gay Bronco lead to fandemonium? Boycotts? Outrage? Perhaps, nothing at all? Would you welcome him? Shun him? Ignore it?
Personally, I would take no issue with having an openly gay Bronco. Rather, I would applaud the player for taking a Jackie Robinson-esque crucial first step towards equality. I would even go so far as to say I hope he's a Bronco - the whole "beacon upon a hill" thing; a shining representation of winning on the field and off it (my opinion of course). Some believe sexual orientation should play no part at all - that your business is your business and my business is my business - keep it to yourself. Others may not want the possible media circus surrounding an openly gay player.
Thoughts? Opinions? Maybe to you it's neither here nor there? Doesn't matter. I still want to hear it