Jocks don't have the best reputation. The term "dumb jock" has a long history, putting down those who excel in the physical arena but have the IQ of the balls they kick or throw.
And in many, many cases the moniker is well deserved. We are a nation that caters to the physically adept, throwing unwarranted scholarships their way, wooing them into sports programs where they become athlete students, NOT student athletes. They graduate from college with degrees earned by their tutors, not themselves. And if they segue their youth talents on the gridiron, court, pitch into professional level sporting, we douse them with dollars and constantly stroke them for their physical prowess.
And they are dumb as a box of hair. (ALL of them? No, of course not. But let's be honest. Forrest Gump outstrips many in the brain stakes.)
Adding to the stupidity to be found in many a locker room is the ever growing gay scandal.
Horrors! You mean THEY have infiltrated sports and *GASP!!!* want to use the locker rooms and showers?!?!?
Talking heads, sports pundits, and asshatted straight athletes have taken to the airways bashing those gay teammates and possible teammates. Fearful that the proverbial "don't bend over for the soap" meme may find them walking funny should the Irish Spring slip from their grasp.
I have news for them and every other bigoted Bubba out there: Check your ego and beer gut at the door. YOU ARE NOT THAT ATTRACTIVE. Not every gay man wants every straight man. Not every lesbian wants every straight woman.
It is funny to me that straight men get their sphincters in a clench over something that simply isn't going to happen. Go ahead, Billy Bob, drop your soap. Bend over slowly. Nothing's going to happen. Know why?
Because you're an asshole, Billy Bob.
How big is your ego that you think a gay man can't simply take a shower in your presence?
Think about it. Does EVERY straight woman form a line at your shower stall? Um, Nooooo.
Because not every person is attracted to EVERY PERSON. And quite frankly, I don't care if you are a white hot specimen of physicality. If you are also a small minded bigot, you may as well look like Shrek.
So these men are askeered they are going to be ogled. That is laughable considering men do it to women every second of every day. Objectification rules with an iron penis.
LGTB people are everywhere. This notion that they are different, sinister, on the march to ruin your marriage, indoctrinate your kids, and throw the Earth off its axis is, quite frankly, perpetuated by the smallest, stupidest, most fearful minds in society.
Again, LGBT people are EVERYWHERE. Simply living their lives. Owning homes, driving their kids to school, buying stamps, watching the Super Bowl, attending insurance seminars, dialing in to conference calls, runing businesses, hiring you, firing you, making your coffee, serving you waffles, helping you make a deposit, buy a car, finance a house, survive a car accident, teaching shop class, and yes, playing sports.
The sad part is that those athletes have to play with the truly DUMB jocks.