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Had game recorded and tried to get back to city ignorant but proved impossible. Bozo on boat reported halftime score ffffuuuu.gif, and then saw some happy spanish cars/ flags on the LIE. butbut.gif...

sigh, nothing but transfer rumors & mls for the next 8 weeks...cloud.gif

 

How about the Olympic? I personally look forward to watch Spain and Brazils youngsters smile.gif

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Megan Rapinoe held a press conference to announce she was gay yesterday. I know this is a complete shock to many. I'll start a new thread if you'd rather I not bog down this one.
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How about the Olympic? I personally look forward to watch Spain and Brazils youngsters smile.gif

It will be nice to see young talents on display for once..

I hope the tactics will not be as negative than the ones displayed during senior tournaments.
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Megan Rapinoe held a press conference to announce she was gay yesterday. I know this is a complete shock to many. I'll start a new thread if you'd rather I not bog down this one.

Hadn't heard bout that til your post.

Although with such a haircut, one couldn't really tell?

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By Robert Klemko, USA TODAY

Less than a month away from the London Games, U.S. women's soccer standout Megan Rapinoe says publicly for the first time that she is gay.

The timing is important, because Rapinoe, who turns 27 on Thursday, wants her story to empower others in the LGBT community.

While she's long been openly gay to her family and teammates, Rapinoe addressed her sexuality definitively in an interview with Out Magazine:

"For the record: I am gay," she said.

She explained her reasons for coming out in a Monday evening phone interview with USA TODAY Sports.

"To be honest I've been thinking about it for a while, trying to find a time that works, now leading up to the Olympics, people want to get personal stories," she says. "Our team in general is in a position where people look up to us and kids look up to us. I embrace that and I think I have a huge LGBT following. I think it's pretty cool, the opportunity that I have, especially in sports. There's really not that many out athletes. It's important to be out and to live my life that way."

"It's about standing up and being counted and saying you're proud of who you are."

The reception so far?

"It's been good," she says. "It's all been extremely positive, which makes me really happy."

Rapinoe is dating an Australian soccer player and brought her home to visit family in Northern California last Winter. Rapinoe says she knew she was gay by her first year of college and says coming out to her family was followed by an adjustment period.

"I just kind of sat them down and told them," she says. "My mom, whether it's right or wrong, she had dreams for me to have a certain life. It takes time to get used to that. But they've been really supportive and they love me for exactly who I am."

She says the atmosphere for out athletes on women's teams is far different than on men's teams. She thinks it's okay for her teammates to date, if all involved are mature enough.

"I think it's different for everybody. You never want to create any kind of drama," she says. "Sometimes when you date people you end up breaking up and if teammates are mature enough to deal with that, then it's okay. I never want to bring any undue drama to the team."

Rapinoe laments the difficulty for closeted male athletes. She believes the first active players to come out in a high-profile men's team sport will usher change.

"The climate is much different for men," she says. "That stigma is only going to be broken when people come out and see that there is a positive response. That doesn't mean there will be no negative response, but if people can have the courage to be one of the first, which is very hard, those barriers can be broken down very quickly."

Let me just take this moment...

and publically announce...

For the record, I AM STRAIGHT.

...

Just thought everyone should know. Don't want any drama or anything. I know knowledge of my sexual orientation is of incredible importance to everyone on the board, so just wanted to stand up and be counted, proud of who I am.

Gimme a break.
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Loved the tournament this year. All the best to all on here, even the delusional English and the haters. It is what makes this so much fun - especially reading the comedian who thinks France has stronger pedigree than Italy - obviously a joke because no one can be that stupid can they?
Italy lives on the past glories of the 1930s squad with nothing really to show since
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I swear when they covered her for the World Cup it was common knowledge. I even think she referenced a girlfriend in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. I was kind of amused that it was even news.
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Italy lives on the past glories of the 1930s squad with nothing really to show since

1982 apart and 2006..
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I swear when they covered her for the World Cup it was common knowledge. I even think she referenced a girlfriend in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. I was kind of amused that it was even news.

Riding the wave that was Anderson Cooper's announcement.
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I swear when they covered her for the World Cup it was common knowledge. I even think she referenced a girlfriend in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. I was kind of amused that it was even news.

have you guys seen the abby wombach commercial (gatorade, i think) where she intones "she was easy to spot", etc. - strong lesbo-predatorvibe - kinda hot, kinda creepy
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

I swear when they covered her for the World Cup it was common knowledge. I even think she referenced a girlfriend in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. I was kind of amused that it was even news.

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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

Megan Rapinoe held a press conference to announce she was gay yesterday. I know this is a complete shock to many. I'll start a new thread if you'd rather I not bog down this one.

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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post

Hadn't heard bout that til your post.
Although with such a haircut, one couldn't really tell?
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By Robert Klemko, USA TODAY
Less than a month away from the London Games, U.S. women's soccer standout Megan Rapinoe says publicly for the first time that she is gay.
The timing is important, because Rapinoe, who turns 27 on Thursday, wants her story to empower others in the LGBT community.
While she's long been openly gay to her family and teammates, Rapinoe addressed her sexuality definitively in an interview with Out Magazine:
"For the record: I am gay," she said.
She explained her reasons for coming out in a Monday evening phone interview with USA TODAY Sports.
"To be honest I've been thinking about it for a while, trying to find a time that works, now leading up to the Olympics, people want to get personal stories," she says. "Our team in general is in a position where people look up to us and kids look up to us. I embrace that and I think I have a huge LGBT following. I think it's pretty cool, the opportunity that I have, especially in sports. There's really not that many out athletes. It's important to be out and to live my life that way."
"It's about standing up and being counted and saying you're proud of who you are."
The reception so far?
"It's been good," she says. "It's all been extremely positive, which makes me really happy."
Rapinoe is dating an Australian soccer player and brought her home to visit family in Northern California last Winter. Rapinoe says she knew she was gay by her first year of college and says coming out to her family was followed by an adjustment period.
"I just kind of sat them down and told them," she says. "My mom, whether it's right or wrong, she had dreams for me to have a certain life. It takes time to get used to that. But they've been really supportive and they love me for exactly who I am."
She says the atmosphere for out athletes on women's teams is far different than on men's teams. She thinks it's okay for her teammates to date, if all involved are mature enough.
"I think it's different for everybody. You never want to create any kind of drama," she says. "Sometimes when you date people you end up breaking up and if teammates are mature enough to deal with that, then it's okay. I never want to bring any undue drama to the team."
Rapinoe laments the difficulty for closeted male athletes. She believes the first active players to come out in a high-profile men's team sport will usher change.
"The climate is much different for men," she says. "That stigma is only going to be broken when people come out and see that there is a positive response. That doesn't mean there will be no negative response, but if people can have the courage to be one of the first, which is very hard, those barriers can be broken down very quickly."
Let me just take this moment...
and publically announce...
For the record, I AM STRAIGHT.
...
Just thought everyone should know. Don't want any drama or anything. I know knowledge of my sexual orientation is of incredible importance to everyone on the board, so just wanted to stand up and be counted, proud of who I am.
Gimme a break.

Nooooooo. I am in <3 with her. Oh well, I love a challenge, but maybe I should focus my Olympic sporting crush energies on Lolo Jones.
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She's one of my favorite players on the women's team.
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In other news, AVB was appointed by Spurs. It will be interesting to see what type of players come and go this summer. They need to buy a striker because Defoe is not up to the task.
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Italy lives on the past glories of the 1930s squad with nothing really to show since

Which was actually an Argentine squad... Oriundi policy by Mussolini there.
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Nooooooo. I am in <3 with her. Oh well, I love a challenge, but maybe I should focus my Olympic sporting crush energies on Lolo Jones.

I dont' follow women's soccer a ton. I thought Hope Solo was supposed to be the massive heartthrob...?

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Alex Morgan, bro.

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Hmmmm...

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so sad that decent women athletes can't really be well-endowed in teh boobage.
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In other news, AVB was appointed by Spurs. It will be interesting to see what type of players come and go this summer. They need to buy a striker because Defoe is not up to the task.

Hulk to the Yids?!
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