Found April 12, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
Pretty soon you’ll be hearing a lot of Jackie Robinson comparisons in the media; if you haven’t already. Since we’ll likely soon see the first ever openly gay athlete in the four major sports come out. Early word is the NFL will be first, but the NHL may have fostered a more conducive environment for it. When this guy(s) do/does come out, you’ll hear a lot of Jackie Robinson comparisons. So it’s fitting the Jackie Robinson biopic 42: The True Story of An American Legend is released nationwide today. The Chicago Cubs announced they will honor the 66th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier next Tuesday.  This historic moment is celebrated league-wide each year, April 15, with all uniformed personnel wearing Robinson’s retired number in honor of the legendary Hall of Famer. So here’s some good news coming out of Cubs land. It’s not all severed goat heads and super-prospects going “Batman.” “Jackie Robinson is a true American hero, and we are all greatly inde
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