Jim Buzinski

  • joined Sep 22, 2008
  • last login Apr 18, 2014
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Jim Buzinski is the co-founder of Outsports.com. He is also a huge NFL fan. My work has appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post and been featured in ESPN, Sports Illustrated and CNN among others.

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Chris Culliver cool with Michael Sam as teammate

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver became the face of last year's Super Bowl media week when he said he would not want to play with an openly gay teammate. More than a year later,...

News: Gayest sports month; movie on Glenn Burke

There are a lot of gay sports stories making the rounds, from the Big Lead declaring February the gayest sports month ever, to Jamie Lee Curtis producing the Glenn Burke story; to a gay writer's...

Standing O for Collins at first home game

The Nets will offer Collins a second 10-day contract and likely sign him for the rest of the season.

Poll of fans give thumbs up to openly gay athletes

The public has spoken and has given a big thumbs up to openly gay athletes in sports. The first poll after Michael Sam came out found that "89% of Americans said athletes' sexual preference...

NFL QB on a gay teammate: 'Nobody's perfect'

The Washington Redskins quarterback would welcome a gay teammate but hope to lead him to Jesus.

Collins gives Matthew Shepard family #98 jersey

"It was very cool," Judy Shepard said of the gesture. "Very kind and thoughtful."

Jason Collins #98 jersey top-seller in NBA

Collins had four of the top five selling jersey items in the NBA since he became the first openly gay player in league history.

At Combine, Michael Sam was who we thought he was

The openly gay Missouri defensive end was subpar during drills but excelled with his character and his draft stock likely did not change much.


2014 Outsports swimsuit issue

Two can play that game, Sports Illustrated. Here is Outsports' take on the "swimsuit" genre.

Golfer Steve Elkington mocks Michael Sam

The Australian golfer continues his proud tradition of being a Twitter moron.

Gay ex-NFL player Roy Simmons dies

Simmons battled HIV and drug abuse in his life. "I guess I wasn’t really your average stoned-out crackhead," he wrote.

A photo that says it all about Jason Collins

You will read a lot about Jason Collins suiting up for the Brooklyn Nets, including Cyd's comments here. But the photo above says it all: An openly gay player took the court in an NBA game in the...

Michael Sam: 'I just want to play football'

The openly gay draft prospect is calm and collected as he faces the media at the NFL Combine. His focus is on football.

Olympic speedskater loves his sponsor, a gay bar

The silver and bronze medalist had lost friends by being homophobic, but he now loves his sponsor, Twisted Element, a gay bar in Calgary.


Winter Olympians in artistic poses

Dutch photographer Ewoud Broeksma has long specialized in shooting athletes, especially those who participate in Olympic sports. During the 2004 Summer Games, there was an exhibit of his works in...

Premature celebration nearly costs gold

Norway biathlete Emil Hegle Svendsen would fit in with NFL players who like to celebrate early by spiking the football at the 1-yard line. His premature celebration nearly cost him the gold medal...

Vernon Davis predicted gay player in NFL

Was the 49ers tight end prescient, or did he know something?

Kaepernick, Newton would welcome Michael Sam

49ers and Panthers star quarterbacks say that a player's sexual orientation is not important to winning.

Mizzou fans give Michael Sam a standing O

Fans cheer openly gay college football star after they formed a human chain to keep the hate-mongers from Westboro Baptist away from the campus.

Johnny Weir designed gold-medal winning costume

The NBC commentator had a ball calling the men's long skate. Take our poll and pick your favorite costume.


Olympics: We love jocks with flowers

One of the coolest traditions is handing flowers to the medalists and which guy doesn't look good carrying flowers? Here are some of our favorite Olympic images from Week. 1 More from...

Putin hugs gold medal bisexual speedskater

The Russian president backs the country's anti-gay laws, but that didn't stop him from hugging Wüst.

Gay diver went from outcast to team captain

The diver persevered and wound up earning the respect of teammates and coaches.

Former Nebraska kicker was openly gay

"My experience went from being a very scared and somewhat shy gay person on the team to a very welcomed and loved teammate of many," he says.

Jonathan Vilma now OK with showers with gays

He calls his words last week "a poor example" as he tries to clarify and backtrack on CNN. "As long as he can play football, I am A-OK with it." He has nothing but praise for Michael Sam. You can w...

John Elway: 'I applaud Michael Sam'

"His announcement will have no effect on how we see him as a football player."

England soccer captain Casey Stoney comes out

Stoney said she felt now was the time to tell who she was and cited Tom Daley as an inspiration.

Star linebacker, NFL draft prospect comes out

"I want to own my truth," Michael Sam says. The SEC co-defensive player of the year from the University of Missouri would be first openly gay active NFL player if drafted. He came out to his team last summer.

Out speedskater wins Olympic gold medal

Wüst, a Dutch star, wins her third career gold by taking the 3,000 meters.

Norwegian speedskater shows off his giant flame

Håvard Bøkko shows us what he's got.

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