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Monday, June 30, 2008

Speaking of Homosexuals and Sports

posted by on June 30 at 10:26 AM

Legalize gay marriage for the win:

[L]egalizing gay marriage is good for sports teams. Spain did it a few years back, and wham, they win the Euro for the first time since 1964. Canada did it just before the 2006 Winter Olympics, and bingo, they had their best-ever medal haul. South Africa legalized gay marriage in 2006, and won the Rugby World Cup the following year. Massachusetts gave same-sex couples the right to wed a few years ago—and ask Red Sox and Celtic fans about how nicely things have gone for their teams since. For all those folks who insist that God’s punishment for gay marriage will be obvious, so far the evidence is, um, lacking. The evidence for the opposite is growing.

If California upholds gay marriage at the ballot box in November, I predict championships for USC football, UCLA basketball, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Anaheim Angels — all within short order.

Via Sullivan.

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I think this gives your curse on Safeco more validity. How bad have our teams done since the WA Supreme Court upheld the ban on gay marriage?

Posted by Enigma | June 30, 2008 10:37 AM

really really bad.

the spanish euro cup team was HAWT.

Posted by scary tyler moore | June 30, 2008 10:41 AM

hey, what about the san francisco 49ers? if any city's team deserves to benefit from god's windfall of gay support...

Posted by douglas | June 30, 2008 10:54 AM

Scary, I've got to agree with you, even as someone who was supporting Germany (which I know is hopelessly unfashionable). Have you seen the champagne-spraying celebration videos?

Posted by Abby | June 30, 2008 11:03 AM

OSU will take it; third times a charm

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 30, 2008 11:04 AM

Asking God to make the Lakers win is too easy, there's no test of his power or will there. Now, if the Clippers or the Padres won it all, that'd be proof positive.

Posted by Eric F | June 30, 2008 11:28 AM

Careful with your logical fallacies (post hoc ergo propter hoc) - they'll bite you on the ass in the end.

Posted by umvue | June 30, 2008 11:40 AM

Oh, umvue. Quit being a buzzkill. Just celebrate with Spain...

Posted by Abby | June 30, 2008 11:52 AM

thank you, abby, thank you thank you thank you.

Posted by scary tyler moore | June 30, 2008 11:59 AM

This would explain the the success of the Pats, Red Sox, and Celtics.
The 49ers had their gay bounce during the 80's, so let someone else have their turn. LA steals an NFL team, wins the Super Bowl, and maybe the Dodgers win the WS. Fuck the Lakers, hell, fuck the NBA.

Posted by NickBob | June 30, 2008 12:12 PM

Well, Gay marriage is legal in Germany as well - so unless we're still being punished for our not-so-friendly "attitude" towards homosexuality that we had "some time ago" - Spain just got the better team =)

Posted by German | June 30, 2008 12:59 PM

The Red Sox didn't just win the Series last year, either. They swept the Colorado Rockies, whose ownership posited that his team was being rewarded with success by God because they tried to build a Christian team.

I suppose this year's record is God's telling them a thing or two about humility.

Posted by gex | June 30, 2008 1:07 PM

1.) The Lakers just lost the NBA Finals. After the gay marriage decision. So that's out.

B.) Boston fans are some of the most racist yahoos in all of American sports. Yet they are rewarded because of Massachusetts' gay marriage provisions? That's a very inconsistent blessing.

Posted by joykiller | June 30, 2008 2:53 PM

What would Marsha Homosexual Hardin say?

Posted by Vince | June 30, 2008 3:24 PM


1) Not just after the gay marriage decision, but the Lakers lost to the Celts the day after the first gay marriages were celebrated under this new law.

B) Race wasn't a part of this supposition, just gayness. And really, as far as I can tell Boston sports fans only hate all other sports fans, I don't think they make much of a distinction about race. White Yankee fans are hated as much as any other color they come in.

Posted by amy! | June 30, 2008 3:34 PM

It seems that Hugo Schwyzer isn't so optimistic about the awesome power of gay marriage to redeem the L.A. Kings. That's probably gonna take something like a female pope.

Posted by saxfanatic | June 30, 2008 6:56 PM

Yeah... unfortunately sports wise Belgium's never been rewarded for legalising gay marriage. Though... hang on... what year did Henin and Clijsters have their big breakthrough?? You could be on to something here!

Posted by Griet | July 1, 2008 11:21 AM

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