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Dallas Sports Anchor Dale Hansen Rips NFL Bigots a New One Regarding Michael Sam: VIDEO


Dale Hansen, the weeknight sports anchor on Dallas-Fort Worth's WFAA, had something to say to the anonymous NFL execs that were quoted in Sports Ilustrated's shamefully-executed follow-up to the Michael Sam news.

Said Hansen in a special 'unplugged' commentary:

You beat a woman and drag her down a flight of stairs, pulling her hair out by the roots? You're the fourth guy taken in the NFL draft.

You kill people while driving drunk? That guy's welcome.

Players caught in hotel rooms with illegal drugs and prostitutes? We know they're welcome.

Players accused of rape and pay the woman to go away?

You lie to police trying to cover up a murder? We're comfortable with that.

You love another man? Well, now you've gone too far!

Watch Hansen let 'em have it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. What a wonderful commentary! Considering it's coming from an old white guy in Texas; INCREDIBLE!!! There is hope for the Lone Star State!

    Posted by: Rad | Feb 12, 2014 6:08:31 PM

  2. Amazing! It makes me so proud to have a White, Straight, the Anchor. Speak the Real Truth about this issue and many more. And hopefully his similar demographic will hear this and finally Accept and Realize the importance of Equal Rights PERIOD

    Posted by: Anthony R | Feb 12, 2014 6:11:14 PM

  3. I wish he had named names of the people who did those things. Maybe there are legal reasons, but still, I want to know.

    Posted by: Joel | Feb 12, 2014 6:12:19 PM

  4. Sports Anchor*

    Posted by: Anthony R | Feb 12, 2014 6:12:26 PM

  5. There must be a mistake. That can't be a sports anchor-guy from Texas. (Former Texan here.)

    Posted by: Joe in Ct | Feb 12, 2014 6:24:33 PM

  6. @Joel, if you are really interested, you can research it online and figure out the individuals he's referring to.

    However, I get the anchor's message without hearing specific names and his commentary is eloquent and true. Couldn't have been said better!

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Feb 12, 2014 6:25:28 PM

  7. All I have to say is "Bravo"! What a wonderful commentary. Very well put and very true. Dale Hansen is a fine individual who just put everyone else to shame.

    Posted by: Craig Brew | Feb 12, 2014 6:27:01 PM

  8. Everyone in North America should listen to this man's Sports Commentary. It would build a lot of bridges in the future and tear down fences of bigotry.
    Bravo Dale Hansen!

    Posted by: David From Canada | Feb 12, 2014 6:39:57 PM

  9. Hansen is a Scandinavian surname, and Scandinavians tend to be the most tolerant, highly evolved people on the planet. The rest of humanty will probably catch up in another 100 or 300 years from now.

    Posted by: Kieran | Feb 12, 2014 6:42:06 PM

  10. wow just wow

    Posted by: mymy | Feb 12, 2014 6:50:33 PM

  11. Joel, google NFL criminal records. It's a mouthful.

    Posted by: Ben in Oakland | Feb 12, 2014 6:58:22 PM

  12. OK, anyone troubled by the fact that he mentions all this criminal activity by low lifes and then talks about homosexuality in the next breath ? I'm more than a little uncomfortable with putting homosexuality on a par (granter, "better than") a crime. I apologize if I'm reading too much into this. It's nice that the gentleman is supportive.

    Posted by: norseman | Feb 12, 2014 6:59:41 PM

  13. Well said sir, well said!!!

    Posted by: nola fred | Feb 12, 2014 7:00:35 PM

  14. Looks like there is hope for Texas. After W I was not too certain . . .

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 12, 2014 7:02:54 PM

  15. Awesome speech and something a lot of Texans and men of a similar demographic as Dale Hansen should listen to. One may not understand everything about someone/something, but that doesn't mean you cannot open your heart and mind and learn and accept.

    Posted by: Francis | Feb 12, 2014 7:04:15 PM

  16. I'm really glad he did this because I have always admired Dale Hansen. His comments are always very well thought out and full of common sense so I am very pleased he is on our side with this issue too.
    There are very few real gentlemen left in this world but Dale Hansen is one of them and he isn't afraid to speak his mind and address bad behavior.

    THANK YOU Dale !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Feb 12, 2014 7:05:35 PM

  17. 2NORSEMAN... That's kind of the whole point to the speech. He's making the point that being gay is NOTHING compared to all the criminal behavior NFL players get away with. He's not EQUATING them. He's pointing out the pure hypocrisy of looking the other way when criminal behavior comes up and then acting like someone's sexual orientation would be able bring down the NFL

    Posted by: anon | Feb 12, 2014 7:09:46 PM

  18. @MyMy - ditto!

    Posted by: Alan | Feb 12, 2014 7:12:05 PM

  19. As a native Texan and current Dallasite, I'm proud to hear Mr. Hanson's commentary. His point was not that homosexuality was to be compared to criminal activity. His point was that bigots in the NFL would use his sexual orientation as a reason to discriminate when, with heterosexual players, the only thing that matters is the ability to play ball. Take heart people of other states, not everyone in Texas is a bigoted asshat.

    Posted by: BillR | Feb 12, 2014 7:12:47 PM

  20. Applause!

    Posted by: Reality | Feb 12, 2014 7:17:31 PM

  21. OMGawd. Hansen has been reading Towleroad!
    Everything in that amazing takedown came right off the comments pages here.

    Posted by: GANYMEDE | Feb 12, 2014 7:30:21 PM

  22. Thank you Mr. Hansen, you made my day.

    Posted by: Dearcomrade | Feb 12, 2014 7:34:20 PM

  23. OMG NORSEMAN? Really?? There is always someone who has to poke a hole in something positive.

    Posted by: BETTY | Feb 12, 2014 7:37:42 PM

  24. Ol' Dale is our favorite grumpy old sportscaster. He has a platform and he used it. I'm a physical twin of Dale's but gay and all of us roared in delight as he let this rip in primetime. Very proud, and it was well-accepted in a city hat also has Glenn Beck and Baptist minister Robert Jeffress lol.

    Posted by: chevytexas | Feb 12, 2014 7:44:22 PM

  25. Well said. His commentary on celebrating the differences of ALL people is great! If there is an award named in honor of the late GREAT New York and Texas based journalist Molly Ivins he certainly deserves it! Be certain to tell the management of the station how lucky they are to have him and how much you appreciate his enlightened efforts in a new and forward looking Texas . . .

    Posted by: Mike | Feb 12, 2014 7:45:40 PM

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