March 01, 2013

NFL Teams Asking Prospects: Do You Like Girls?: Two NFL draft prospects said that teams have asked them questions attempting to find out whether they are gay. "They ask, like, 'Do you have a girlfriend? Are you married? Do you like girls?' Those kinds of things," said Colorado tight end Nick Kasa. "[I]t was just kind of weird. But they would ask you with a straight face."

posted by rcade to football at 01:44 PM - 11 comments

I'm sorry, but this is all I could think about the other day when this first came out.

posted by NoMich at 01:55 PM on March 01, 2013

The approved answer is:

"Guys, girls, it doesn't matter, I don't care. If I could just get one of them to get their ass off the internet and meet me face to face, everything would BE JUST FINE!!"

(Cue the Jack Nicholson "heeerrre's Johnny" look with sharp, heavy nostrilized breathing).

posted by beaverboard at 01:59 PM on March 01, 2013

Brave kids - you have to think at least the teams asking these types of questions (maybe there are one or ten, hard to tell) are pretty much writing him off at this point as nobody likes a snitch. They could've waited until they were drafted to say something, but picked a good time to grab the spotlight on this issue. Kudos to them.

I sincerely doubt the NFL has the stones to wholeheartedly go after this issue and put people's feet to the fire, no matter how many times they get embarrassed by it.

posted by dfleming at 02:02 PM on March 01, 2013

We all laugh at this, but if somebody had asked Greg Maddux how he felt about girls (or just people in general) before he joined MLB, think of how many lives would have been spared.

posted by Joey Michaels at 03:09 PM on March 01, 2013

"No, they have cooties" is the only appropriate response to such a ridiculous question.

posted by insomnyuk at 03:29 PM on March 01, 2013

The optimistic part of my brain is saying, "Maybe these teams that are asking have realized what a huge fucking marketing bonanza it would be to have the first openly gay player, but they know they can't, like, recruit one."

That part of my brain is often wrong.

posted by Etrigan at 05:19 PM on March 01, 2013

If they ask about having a girlfriend, make sure they specify they've met them before (which is part of what I think this originates from).

posted by Bonkers at 05:28 PM on March 01, 2013

"They ask, like, 'Do you have a girlfriend? Are you married? Do you like girls?' Those kinds of things."

The correct answer to any of these questions is, "How old is your daughter?"

posted by Hugh Janus at 06:04 PM on March 01, 2013

The Ravens just asked Flacco if he liked money.

posted by beaverboard at 12:08 AM on March 02, 2013

Sad thing is they can do it because they're not actually hiring anyone. In many states, if these questions were asked of a draftee (as part of the hiring process), it could be illegal (potential discrimination because of sexual orientation).

The correct answer is, "What business is it for you to ask? It has nothing to do with playing football."

posted by jjzucal at 04:33 PM on March 02, 2013

if somebody had asked Greg Maddux

Countless hookers would be alive and countless trunks would not need cleaned.

posted by Debo270 at 08:56 PM on March 03, 2013

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