One story that has been overlooked the past few weeks is that of Steve Mason (pictured above right) who is one of the most respected sports broadcasters in Southern California. He’s the co-host of the long-running “Mason & Ireland” show on ESPN 710, a top radio sports talk ratings for more than a decade. And a regular contributor to KTTV’s “Good Day LA” program.
For years, Mason kept the fact that he is a gay man a secret mostly out of concern that disclosing it could hurt his career.
A few weeks ago, Mason decided it was time to come out to his audience. “It felt like this was the time for me to be able to fully express my whole self on the air,” says Mason.
“I’m not the gay guy who does sports, I’m the sports guy who happens to be gay,” he says. He says he used to have to self-censor during daily broadcast banter about family and personal life and now he doesn’t. “I was always afraid that in some way it would come out and I would not have control of it as a story. Now there’s a big weight off of my shoulders.”
Former Florida quarterback, Heisman winner, Focus on the Family member and uber-christian Tim Tebow, has been hired as a college football analyst for the SEC Network launching in August 2014. Through a multi-year agreement, Tebow’s primary role will be as an analyst for SEC Nation, the network’s traveling pregame show that will originate from a different SEC campus each week beginning August 28, 2014. In the months leading up to launch and after, he will contribute to a variety of ESPN platforms including SportsCenter, ESPN Radio, and the network’s Heisman Trophy coverage, offering in-depth perspective as a legendary Southeastern Conference player.
Timmy will debut on January 6th for the BCS National Championship game.
I guess after the ESPN stint ends the next step will be a straight to the DVD gay porn bargain bin release of a Tim Tebow vs Ryan Lochte naked hot oil wrestling match. Which would be perfect for both of them.
You can watch Tim Tebow’s screen test for ESPN below: Bwahahahaha!
“Somehow we’ve said if it’s heterosexual fornication, it’s bad; if it’s homosexual fornication — that used to be called an abomination in the Bible — now it’s a protected civil right. And so somebody that says that that kind of conduct is sinful is now being pilloried in the press. He’s telling the truth! This is what the Bible says! These media types have chosen a lifestyle that takes them outside the protection of God. But don’t tell somebody that he can’t speak specifically about what the Christian faith says about certain conduct. There isn’t anything bigoted about that. So, our hat’s off to somebody who’s brave enough to say it. But, whew, let’s hope the people at ESPN will man up and defend their guy for speaking what is truth.” – Pat Robertson, today on his nightly religion comedy show and begging telethon the 700 Club
ESPN sportscasterChris Broussard pulled a “Bryan Fischer” in a segment with gay ESPN colleague LZ Granderson while NBA player Jason Collins, who came out of the closet to become the first out gay male player in pro sports saying that Collins is “living in unrepentant sin” and that he’s in an “open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ”
“Personally, I don’t believe that you can live an openly homosexual lifestyle or an openly, like premarital sex between heterosexuals. If you’re openly living that type of lifestyle, then the Bible says you know them by their fruits. It says that, you know, that’s a sin. If you’re openly living in unrepentant sin, whatever it may be, not just homosexuality, whatever it maybe, I believe that’s walking in open rebellion to God and to Jesus Christ. So I would not characterize that person as a Christian because I don’t think the bible would characterize them as a Christian.”
“I think, I think, I think…”Personally Broussard I truly don’t really give a shit what YOU think. Because after all straight male athletes lead pure, chaste Christ centered lives. No idolatry or
false gods. No sex for purposes other than procreation. No gluttony of drink, drugs or cash. No lies, no cheating, no defiling or defacing their bodies and you in all your self-righteousness would never call them out publically on air.
This is what I’d expect to hear if the 700 Club did sports commentary, NOT on a mainstream sports network. Not only is Boussard a sanctimonious religious moron but ESPN who let this bullshit on the air states they want to do a campaign of encouraging athletes to come out and have support for it, yet when the first athlete does come out, they have a prominent
employee of theirs lash out on his character, sexuality and religion.
Fuck Chris Broussard and fuck ESPN.
And after almost 24 hours where is GLAAD and HRC and why are they not asking for accountability from ESPN?
We will will never ever hear again hear King Teatard Hank Williams’ opening theme to Monday Night Football on ESPN. (Oh boo-fucking-hoo)
Are you ready for some football? Hank Williams Jr. isn’t anymore. The country singer and ESPN each took credit for the decision Thursday morning to ax his classic intro to “Monday Night Football.” The network had pulled the song from the game earlier this week after Williams made an analogy to Adolf Hitler while discussing President Barack Obama on Fox News on Monday morning. “After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision,” Williams said in a statement to The Associated Press. “By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It’s been a great run.” But ESPN’s statement said: “We have decided to part ways with Hank Williams Jr. We appreciate his contributions over the past years. The success of Monday Night Football has always been about the games and that will continue.”
Maybe the Tea Party can use it with alittle re-write.