Good morning and welcome to The Huddle for today, September 13, 2020. It’s Sunday.

Your need to read time today is 90-seconds, as usual.

This Morning’s Sports Headlines:

ICYMI on this first NFL Sunday of the 2020 Season: In 101 NFL seasons there has never been an openly gay player

Scroll down for the link to Alex Reimer’s Big Gay Football Preview!

In other LGBT Sports news…

Daily Mail: Why I texted my rugby team-mates to tell them I’m bisexual by Levi Davis

Also new this morning…

Sources tell ESPN: Tom Brady was New Orleans Saints’ backup plan if Drew Brees had retired this past offseason

CBS Sports: Arkansas State stuns Kansas State to give Sun Belt its second upset victory over Big 12 in Week 2

Milwaukee Journal: Big Ten members are confident the presidents and chancellors will approve a plan to play football in 2020

Fox News: Welcome back: Lakers, LeBron headed to the conference finals

Yahoo Sports: Naomi Osaka wears Kobe Bryant jersey after US Open title: ‘It gave me strength’


Our friend Kirk Walker shared this tweet from Derrick Gordon in the GO! SPACE Facebook group to congratulate him for signing to play pro basketball in Cyprus!

If you’re an LGBTQ person in sports looking to connect with others in the community, head over to GO! SPACE to meet and interact with other LGBTQ athletes, or to Equality Coaching Alliance to find other coaches, administrators and other non-athletes in sports.

Highlights from Social Media:

Jason Collins announces his partnership for a great cause: fighting childhood cancer.

The calendar says it’s not even mid-September but LGBT youth advocate and educator Micah Porter has Halloween on his mind:

From the Instagram hashtag #gayathlete we meet kitesurfer Marcel Ploch of Munich:

If you want your social media post to be included here, or to share one showcasing LGBTQ sports, email us the link at [email protected] or tag @Outsports on Instagram or Twitter!

Podcast Du Jour

Nearly every day of the week, Outsports has a new podcast for your enjoyment. This weekend, deputy managing editor Alex Reimer brings us the Big Gay NFL Preview! It’s a look ahead to the 2020 NFL season with former baseball standout-turned-porn star Kacey Edenfield. Alex and Kacey go over their picks and talk some smack as well. Click here to listen:

This and all Outsports podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and on every platform where you find Outsports!

Today’s Sports Calendar


Dallas Wings vs. New York Liberty underway on CBSSN

Las Vegas Aces vs. Seattle Storm at 3 p.m. EDT on ABC

Washington Mystics at Atlanta Dream at 5 p.m. EDT (NOT NATIONALLY TELEVISED)


Los Angeles Clippers vs. Denver Nuggets underway on ESPN


Tampa Bay Lightning vs. New York Islanders at 3 p.m. EDT on NBC


Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers at 2:10 p.m. EDT on TNT

Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins at 2:10 pm. EDT on ESPN+

Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN


Click here for info on today’s U.S. Open Men’s Final and results from the Women’s Final and other results.


Click here for ESPN’s schedule of soccer action today.

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