Ellen Welcomes Sports Anchor Dale Hansen, Whose Michael Sam Rant Went Viral This Week: VIDEO


Ellen today welcomed WFAA sports anchor Dale Hansen, whose rant in support of gay college football player Michael Sam went viral this week.

Says Hansen: "I just wanted to slam the hypocrisy of the NFL!"


If you are one the two people who missed Hansen's amazing speech, check it out HERE.


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  1. Love him and his wife . . .

    Posted by: Alan | Feb 14, 2014 1:10:09 PM

  2. They're both quite sweet. Happy Valentines to both of them!

    Posted by: jonnathewoodswoman | Feb 14, 2014 1:18:26 PM

  3. The You Can Play project should totally use his rant as a PSA. He said exactly what they are preaching - you don't need to "approve" of a gay teammate, you do need to respect them as a fellow human being and, if they have the talent, fellow player.

    Posted by: CPT_Doom | Feb 14, 2014 1:26:02 PM

  4. His comment about being stereotyped as a Texan is spot on. When I first started watching his video i instantly assumed it was going to be a redneck homophobic rant. Boy was i wrong. What a great guy.

    Posted by: Nick Name | Feb 14, 2014 1:31:11 PM

  5. I've loved him for years.

    Posted by: Datlaw | Feb 14, 2014 1:32:25 PM

  6. I'll admit that I would be guilty of stereotyping him as a conservative old white guy. We can all learn something about our prejudices from him.

    Posted by: e.c. | Feb 14, 2014 1:37:51 PM

  7. All this LGBT in sports news is turning me into...a sports fan! *shudders*

    Posted by: bernard | Feb 14, 2014 1:51:01 PM

  8. Good job Ellen and Dale! And I'm so glad Ellen and/or her staff pays attention to pro-gay advocates who go viral like Dale.

    Posted by: SpaceCadet | Feb 14, 2014 1:58:08 PM

  9. So many important lessons to be learned from this man, Michael, and the countless others that are on the only side that matters - Love and Understanding. Amazing.

    Posted by: mXg | Feb 14, 2014 2:01:52 PM

  10. Dale, his wife, and Ellen make a great team for this most important message of our time.

    Posted by: michael | Feb 14, 2014 2:05:16 PM

  11. 'Overwhelming responses in support'
    and hope for the future. Dale gets it.

    Now if we could get some positive news on the condition of our favorite Brony Boy Michael Marone it would be a Happier Valentine's Day.

    Posted by: SERIOUSLY | Feb 14, 2014 2:18:14 PM

  12. Given the number of NFL players who have been arrested for rape, wife-beating, vicious dog-fighting and even murder, an out-gay man should be the least of their worries.

    Posted by: Jerry | Feb 14, 2014 3:16:30 PM

  13. He is true stereotype buster.

    Posted by: jarago | Feb 14, 2014 5:56:58 PM

  14. I remember when he talked about being abused as a child after the Sanducky trial.
    Truly a brave and kind mind. Anyone who thinks he did this for publicity (and I've seen those posts out there) needs to shut it.

    Posted by: Zach | Feb 14, 2014 6:03:04 PM

  15. Yay Dale, and his wife. Times are a changin'…

    Posted by: tinkerbelle | Feb 14, 2014 6:06:24 PM

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