I wanted to not rush out something yesterday when the news first broke that Jason Collins came out as gay
. Jason is the first openly gay athlete currently playing in a major American team sport and yesterday on ABC he called that mind boggling. He said he would like some company in the coming out department, but that if necessary he can go it alone. Collins, who currently plays for the Washington Wizards wears #98 in honor of Matthew Shepard who was a victim of a gay hate crime back in 1998. I wonder if Collins is the tallest gay person ever. I mean there are not many people over 7 feet tall in the world. I'm sure there must be a certain percentage of them that are gay, but he has to be right up there with the tallest.