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Unusual article about Joey Harrington...

Postby stomperrob » Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:15 pm

...in the Detroit Free Press (not sure of their motives?):

Gay fans back Joey Harrington in Atlanta
August 30, 2007

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After a good first game, many fans in Atlanta are content with Joey Harrington so far.

Outsports.com, a sports news Web site that covers news and analysis about homosexual social issues, interviewed some Atlanta fans about the ex-Lion and new Falcons starter at quarterback.

Harrington, 28, married wife Emily during this past off-season.

A sampling of their comments:

• "I'm excited about the season and yes, I find Harrington attractive. Who wouldn't?" says Gregory Hendricks, a gay Falcons fan in Atlanta. "Even my gay friends who don't like football, they like him. All of my friends who hate sports, once they see him they say, 'Hey, I'll go to a game to see him.' "

• Jonathan Karron, a season ticket holder for 15 years: "I've been through the good and bad with the Falcons. I've stuck with them through thick and thin. I want someone to help the team, not a hunk. It would be great to have both. But if you watch football, you want the players to perform. You don't watch because the players are hot. Maybe the Falcons will provide a clean slate for him. I am hoping they have some talent around him. I have my fingers crossed. I am always the optimist. I am hoping he can return to some of that college form."

• Mike Horton, a gay football fan in Atlanta who roots for the New England Patriots, says Harrington may change his perspective and prompt him to give the Falcons a second look: "It's interesting what an extreme opposite Harrington is to our previous quarterback. I like the fact that he's suave and polished, but boy, is he pretty. I think I might try to make a few more games this year."

• Brian Johnson, a gay University of Georgia graduate who lives in Atlanta, is "primarily a college football fan - 99%," but the "other 1% is saved for Joey Harrington and the Falcons. ... "I'm a Falcons fan only because I was born and raised here," he said. "But I wouldn't say I get upset when they lose. Harrington is hot. He is much better looking than Michael Vick, much easier on the eyes and the dogs."

After Michael Vick's legal troubles, the Falcons were left with Harrington as their starting quarterback.

Harrington already has lost starting jobs in Detroit and Miami. His introduction to home fans was positive Monday night when he passed for two touchdowns in an exhibition against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Harrington was the third overall pick in the 2002 draft, one year after Vick was the top pick. The 28-year-old started 11 games for Miami last year following four rocky seasons in Detroit.

To read the full Outsports.com article, check this link.

http://outsports.com/nfl/2007/harrington0828.htm

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source: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti ... 00003/1049
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Re: Unusual article about Joey Harrington...

Postby FatFoot » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:15 pm

... not that there's anything wrong with it!
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Re: Unusual article about Joey Harrington...

Postby knapplc » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:19 pm

Good for the Gay community? :-?

If they just like him because they think he's a good QB, good for them. If they're trying to "out" him because he's gay or they think he's gay, I kind of don't like it.

I couldn't care less if he's gay, straight or Bi - if he can throw TDs without a ton of INTs that's all I care about.

Let's put it this way - there's a guy playing for the Cubs that I think is gay. Every time I see an interview, or even just seeing him in a game, he sets off my 'Gaydar.' But I just don't really care, you know? When he's in the field I want him to make outs. When he's at the plate I want him to get hits. Who freakin' cares what he does in his own time? If he's not robbing banks (or running dog fighting rings ;-7 ) I don't care.

The whole question of whether a player is gay or straight is irrelevant to sports.
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Re: Unusual article about Joey Harrington...

Postby mystykoekaki » Sat Sep 01, 2007 3:54 pm

FatFoot wrote:... not that there's anything wrong with it!


What can he say, the guy is good with balls.
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Re: Unusual article about Joey Harrington...

Postby Felix the Cat » Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:50 pm

knapplc wrote:I couldn't care less if he's gay, straight or Bi - if he can throw TDs without a ton of INTs that's all I care about.


Did I miss something? I thought we were talking about Joey Harrington here... :-? ;-D
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Re: Unusual article about Joey Harrington...

Postby moochman » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:42 am

He is much better looking than Michael Vick, much easier on the eyes and the dogs."


Well, I think the Falcons have their slogan for this season!
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Re: Unusual article about Joey Harrington...

Postby hoop » Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:18 pm

I think the gay guys like him because he's the most metro-sexual player in the league. Might not be gay, but he's not down-n-dirty like most players.... he's "refined". Probably the only fans he'll have all season so he better not offend them.
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Re: Unusual article about Joey Harrington...

Postby theimitator » Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:32 pm

mystykoekaki wrote:
FatFoot wrote:... not that there's anything wrong with it!


What can he say, the guy is good with balls.


Is that why he favors the tight end?
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Re: Unusual article about Joey Harrington...

Postby Atog » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:24 pm

I read this in the freep but didn't think to post it here.
Good for him, I guess :-S
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Re: Unusual article about Joey Harrington...

Postby bobbing_headz » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:32 pm

theimitator wrote:
mystykoekaki wrote:
FatFoot wrote:... not that there's anything wrong with it!


What can he say, the guy is good with balls.


Is that why he favors the tight end?


:-b :-b
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