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  1. R_T26

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    http://bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view.bg?articleid=1307703

    Wow... Dont see this often when
    It comes to sportswriters. Wonder hown he will be treated in locker rooms now.
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    #61 Jersey

    What I don't get is why he presumes it's important enough to devote a column to. He's being publicly self-important about a personal matter that has nothing to do with sports. I would have respected him more for simply being who he is without shoving it in the readers' faces. Who cares?
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    6 of one half dozen of another, on one hand do not really care, but on the other it would seem to be important to him... is it newsworthy, apparently his editor thinks so.

    Suspect that those who know if him, already know and do not really care..

    As far as the locker room stuff goes, probably not a big deal, there are in all probability a few of more either on the interview side or the interviewee side..
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    #12 Jersey

    When I first saw this thread, I was in total agreement with you. Seemed like an attention whore move.

    But upon reading the column, I understand why he did it. It wasn't about him telling everyone so much as him no longer continuing to hide that fact about him. The fact that he thought about writing this column for over 7 years before actually doing it suggests it wasn't just a knee-jerk thing for attention.

    And without going into politics here, male sports are one area where gay people haven't gained much acceptance compared to the rest of North America. It may actually be more detrimental to his career than anything due to the prejudices of a portion of fans and players.
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    He is a high profile media member in Boston, so maybe he's in a relationship where he's having to explain too much to too many far more frequently than he would like. If it's out in the open, then people know and it's no bother to him anymore.
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    Who cares does this effect the pats in anyway? No why post it in a pats forum
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    lol...In a round about way it does. He's a baseball guy that when on EEI constantly steers any Patriot talk back towards the Sox.

    He would rather talk about the 67 RS than discuss positives about the 2010 Pats. I do however give him props for coming out.
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    I'll file this under, "Who gives a flying @#$%:rolleyes:
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    It is a tough world out their for writers.
    I never knew who Inez Sainz was until she trotted around the Jets locker room. Now I can pick her derriere out of a line up.
    I never heard of this Buckley gentleman, but now he will be a topic on messageboards and other forums.
    Some publicity is better than none at all. He wants to tell us he's gay? That's up to him and the lifestyle he lives....not that there's anything wrong with it.
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    Guy's got some guts. Just hope his career isn't hampered by this . . .
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    As a Pats fan I'm a little disturbed over the timing of his coming out. I mean good courage and all that but right before the playoffs I don't want any innocent kidding around or outright bigotry in the locker room to become a national story and big distraction. Maybe this is too narrow a concern for those who are looking at the bigger social picture but this "story" coming out in the middle of February would have worked too.
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    Couldnt he cover the Jets?
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    Personally, I don't care. A person's sexuality is his own business, but I do have to say it is pretty brave of him. There is a lot of homophobia in sports lockerrooms and a gay reporter/columnist might get a lot of doors shut on him.
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    Wow, like people didn't know this already ?

    I think it's been pretty obvious for quite some time now.

    And again, who cares man, I mean really.............
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    I had a feeling that I would see a thread on this when I logged in this morinng. I'm moving this to the Political Forum. As the thread stays here there will be,no doubt, things to deal with and it does not belong on the main footbal forum.

    My personal thought is who cares. I have no idea why he felt compelled to make this highly public announcement. He could have just told his friends and peers.
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    hahahahah.. TO FREAKIN FUNNY.. Moving this thread to the political forum.. NICE 1.. ahhahahah
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    Well, at least he's got the guts to make it public.
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    From reading the article it seems his family and friends already knew, obviously they accept who he is. Who cares what everybody else you don't know thinks, why make a big announcement?
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    #75 Jersey

    Why? You think that there are not political implications for some? They will be mentioned as sure as the sun rises and that is why the move.
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    The fact that Buck has decided to announce his sexual preference does nothing for anyone but him. The days of "doing for the gay community" are over. But I admire him for doing it and wish him the best.

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