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Joe Heller

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  1. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I would say the accomplishments and the dignity showed by 42 (Jackie Robinson) in the environment he lived through will overshadow Collins coming out of the closet, especially in the PC era we live in now. Wikipedia said it best about Jackie Robinson:


    “The example of Robinson’s character and unquestionable talent challenged the traditional basis of segregation, which then marked many other aspects of American life, and contributed significantly to the Civil Rights Movement.”


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Robinson

  2. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, almost 2 years ago

    This takes courage but things may not change much. I seem to remember in the distant past some football player coming out.

  3. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 2 years ago

    @comicsssfan

    David Kopay, after he left professional football.

  4. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    And unfortunately it’s always been AFTER their playing days are over. I hope this changes things, but I doubt Mr. Collins will get a movie.

  5. skibum70

    skibum70 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Finished. He was offered $75 a week by an Omaha arena team. As a backup QB.

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    Wow, what a convoluted and wordy homophobe commentary.
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    Ever think of writing short stories?

  7. ColoradoRon

    ColoradoRon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    I find it saddening that the unquestioned courage of Jackie Robinson and the enduring impact his bravery had on American society is being compared to what’s his name – really? Does the test of time mean anything? Jackie stood on his own against a culture that needed fixing. What his name is merely slipping into a culture already beaten into submission by a PC-motivated and entwined media-political machine. Not the same in my book.

  8. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 2 years ago

    @deerflatener

    Hmmmm, I know many highly qualified homosexual pilots. some are military. Interesting fictional story you wrote.

    I guess it’s a good thing dinosaurs like you are dying out.

  9. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 2 years ago

    @coloradoRon

    fear not. when sexual orientation is forced upon everyone and everyone is forced into homosexual relations so that it’s considered normal (as deerflatner proposes), robinson will be remembered and Collins will just be a distant footnote in history.

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