On Being a Gay Sports Fan
I've recently returned from a trip to California where I made the keynote speech for a law school symposium at the behest the law professor organizing the event who is (a) a former student of mine and (b) gay. At one point we were talking and he commented that when people learn he's a rabid sports fan they're usually surprised since gay men (unlike lesbians) are reputedly not interested in sports. I told him I'd had the same experience.
|Football at Doug's|
|Tom and I at a Buckeye basketball game|
This past year I watched all the OSU football games and every single one of the basketball games, but when my bridge partner fell ill and I started going over to his house to watch the basketball games with him and his wife, they were both amazed that I knew the jersey numbers of the OSU players. I assured them that I also knew the names of the starting Texas players (U of T is my law school alma mater) and some of the starters for Maryland (my undergraduate college, not often on TV this year). My bridge partner and his wife frankly confessed that their amazement was because I was gay and they'd shared the usual supposition that gays aren't sports fans.
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