So I don't know if anyone here was reading about the Sundance film festival, or if anyone follows boxing, but USA Networks bought the rights this weekend to a Sundance documentary called "Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story." There was an interesting article about this movie in the NY Times last week. Apparently, Griffith was rumored to be gay, and was "outed" by his opponent before a nationally televised fight in the 60's. Griffith ended up beating up the guy so bad he went into a coma and died, which led to them taking boxing off TV for like 10 years. I don't think Griffith ever admitted publicly that he was gay, but the article made it sound like the movie tackles a lot of topics including homosexuality and the macho culture of professional sports. I'm too young to know about the actual boxing match, but does anyone know more of the history behind this or know anything more about the documentary? How long do you think it will be before they'll be an openly gay athlete in one of the 4 or 5 major American sports?