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Well, 60 years after from now, we can all hope that gay players dont have to be labelled as such. They can just be players.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: captaintyinknots
"For the same reason that it was always noted that Jackie Robinson was a black baseball player. When a barrier is broken, it is good to make it known."
I notice you did not refer to Jackie Robinson as black baseball player Jackie Robinson. Your right it is indeed a double edged sword. I don't ethnic origin should be any more relevant than sexuality while pertaining to sport, entertainment or most other walks of life for that matter.
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: Annee
If he truly is a nfl caliber player the he should be able to dominate the CFL. Glad to hear he has a place to go play football though.
Can't fault him for wanting to do what he loves.
Ferragamo played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League for just one season in 1981. He was signed to a large contract by both CFL and NFL standards at the time ($600,000, compared to $250,000 the Rams offered him, and the $47,500 they had paid him for 1980.) However, Ferragamo had a difficult time adjusting to the style of Canadian football. Montreal went on to win only 3 games against 13 losses. He was demoted to backup to Gerry Dattilio in the latter half of the season and then third string quarterback for the final 3 games after Ken Johnson arrived in a trade. Ferragamo's last game in the CFL was a loss to the Ottawa Rough Riders in the Eastern semi-final which he watched from the pressbox. His stats during his one season in Montreal were 175 of 342 passes completed (51.2%) for 2175 yards, with 7 TD passes and 25 interceptions.