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Jim Rockford
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You're just now noticing this?





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itawambadog
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They should put him on Sunday Night Football this fall





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Ralph_Wiggum
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LOL. He has got flair!





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I usually don't watch figure skating, I was seeing what was on and lo and behold non competitive figure skating

I don't care if people call me a homophobe or bigot, but this in-your-face flamboyant character is just silly and its people like him that will continue to hold gays back from being accepted by their current detractors






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Ralph_Wiggum
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I don't care if people call me a homophobe or bigot, but this in-your-face flamboyant character is just silly and its people like him that will continue to hold gays back from being accepted by their current detractors


In all honesty the in your face tactic works better. He's gay and he's proud and he likes flair. If you don't accept it it shouldn't matter.

He has every right to live his life the way he wants and he like many other gay and lesbian and bisexual persons doesn't need your approval.

I assume you can't stand girl/girl scenes or pictorials.



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In all honesty the in your face tactic works better. He's gay and he's proud and he likes flair. If you don't accept it it shouldn't matter.

I'm not so sure about that. The jury is still out on whether Michael Sam will accepted into an NFL locker room, but he would have never got past high school football if he carried himself like Weir. Do you think Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon would be where they are if they were flaming gays? It's the same with lipstick lesbians versus butch lesbians, and that's why MSNBC has very strict wording in Rachel Maddow's contract about how she presents herself on air,






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He's awesome.

Knows how to flaunt it!






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I would strongly advise Weir not to stick around Russia after the Olympics leave town and all the international media is gone.





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I'm not so sure about that. The jury is still out on whether Michael Sam will accepted into an NFL locker room, but he would have never got past high school football if he carried himself like Weir. Do you think Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon would be where they are if they were flaming gays? It's the same with lipstick lesbians versus butch lesbians, and that's why MSNBC has very strict wording in Rachel Maddow's contract about how she presents herself on air,

Yeah, but Weir is a figure skating commentator.

Slight difference.






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Yeah it's not like they are sending John Madden to go call figure skating, but that might be pretty interesting though.





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I'm not so sure about that. The jury is still out on whether Michael Sam will accepted into an NFL locker room, but he would have never got past high school football if he carried himself like Weir. Do you think Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon would be where they are if they were flaming gays? It's the same with lipstick lesbians versus butch lesbians, and that's why MSNBC has very strict wording in Rachel Maddow's contract about how she presents herself on air,



It shouldn't matter. Johnny Weir and Michael Sam should never have to live their life in a way to prevent getting beaten up. I mean being different is no reason to be picked up or bullied.

Whether or not Sam conducted himself like Weir should never matter in getting past high school football. If he's gay and flaming and plays football and is a good teammate then it shouldn't matter.







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It shouldn't matter. Johnny Weir and Michael Sam should never have to live their life in a way to prevent getting beaten up. I mean being different is no reason to be picked up or bullied.

Whether or not Sam conducted himself like Weir should never matter in getting past high school football. If he's gay and flaming and plays football and is a good teammate then it shouldn't matter.

I agree with this, but I'm living in reality, not a fantasyland. Billy Jean King didn't come out of the closet voluntarily, she was dragged out kicking and screaming, because she knew that her eight-figure endorsement contracts would evaporate if it got out, and since she had an understanding with her husband, she saw no reason to come out.






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I believe Weir is married to a Russian man and speaks pretty fluent Russian, fwiw. I do wonder how he carries himself when there aren't tons of producers, a camera crew, NBC staff, etc around when he is in Russia with him and friends or family. I'd imagine it's pretty toned down.

My dad and I were talking about this earlier, and he's not as pro-gay rights as I am (so probably more in tune with TD), but he agreed with me when I said that if it was a radio broadcast, nobody would second guess Weir. He provides good analysis and knows what he's talking about. He does have the stereotypical lisp, but it's not over the top. His clothing choices though certainly are, but I suspect both the and Lipinski are aiming to be television personalities beyond just doing what Scott Hamilton does (aka Olympics, US championships, a few Grad Prix events, etc), and they may be looking for Bravo shows or joining a panel for those morning shows aimed at housewives. If that's his goal, this is a great way to up his profile.






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Truth





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Thursday night Weir pretty much admitted to Bob Costas that he was going out of his way to be provocative while in Russia. He even bragged that whenever he was in a men's restroom, guys would see him and then walk back out to look at the door to make sure they weren't in the women's restroom.





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I think he's great...nay, fabulous!





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What the guy does and who he bangs is his own damn business and I don't care. He should be judged solely on his ability to do his job.

BUT, wouldn't a straight man who dressed like he does be viewed as unprofessional? Outside of Craig Sager, whose shtick amounts to that of a dancing bear, how many straight men in that industry would get away with conducting themselves that way? Should this guy be given extra dress code leeway because he likes bangin dudes? Or should he be expected to conduct himself as a professional on camera equal to his peers? It's not like this "flair" is a necessary component to his sexuality. It's his own personal expression just like Bill Walton wearing Grateful Dead t-shirts in his spare time. On camera, he's wearing a normal suit like a professional.






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Hugo Stiglitz
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Well, I'm sure that's up to NBC if they want a wardrobe change but it looks like they are embracing Weir's flair.





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Not a fan of his, but whatever.





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