(Fred Weinberg) – Tuesday morning I opened my iPad to the Las Vegas Review Journal site to read that the sports department’s editors must truly believe that the biggest sports story in Vegas happens to be Carl Nassib coming out as gay.
Nassib is a 5 year NFL veteran defensive end who happens to play for the Las Vegas Raiders.
Now, I started my career in the sports department of the Peoria (Illinois) Journal Star back in the 1960s. I’m almost certain that back then there were one or two Bradley University basketball players who were homosexual. It wasn’t a story then, nor is it today.
Well, for one thing, being gay doesn’t change the rules of the game nor does it add or subtract skills. For another, how does Nassib’s choice of how to have sex make a difference?
A few years ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook came out. I asked then, will that make my iPhone 5 work any better?
If not, then who cares?
While I still believe that the RJ is one of the best edited local papers in the nation, I’m guessing that the sound I’m hearing in the background is Sheldon Adelson turning over in his grave.
Wouldn’t it be nice if people kept their sex lives to themselves?