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(Talking Points Memo)   The football world has reacted pretty well to college standout defensive end Michael Sam's announcement that he is gay. Michael Sam's father, on the other hand? Not so much   (talkingpointsmemo.com ) divider line 202
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2014-02-12 10:23:02 AM  
"I don't think football is ready for [an openly gay player] just yet," one NFL player personnel assistant told Sports Illustrated. "In the coming decade or two, it's going to be acceptable, but at this point in time it's still a man's-man game. To call somebody a [gay slur] is still so commonplace. It'd chemically imbalance an NFL locker room and meeting room."

Part of the problem much, asshole?
 
2014-02-12 10:28:59 AM  
(Part of the problem: much asshole.)

/saved you the time
 
2014-02-12 10:32:27 AM  
I laughed out loud when I saw the quote about grandkids on the news last night. Dude needs to review his notes on the birds and the bees.
 
2014-02-12 10:33:38 AM  
Son, I am disappoint.
 
2014-02-12 10:33:54 AM  
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2014-02-12 10:39:21 AM  

Far Cough: "I don't think football is ready for [an openly gay player] just yet," one NFL player personnel assistant told Sports Illustrated. "In the coming decade or two, it's going to be acceptable, but at this point in time it's still a man's-man game. To call somebody a [gay slur] is still so commonplace. It'd chemically imbalance an NFL locker room and meeting room."

Part of the problem much, asshole?


I find it somewhat amusing that the NFL after the Kluwe thing reaffirmed it's anti-discrimination stance and said it was unacceptable for any team to ever discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, yet more than one scout asked Sam;s coaches if Sam had any girlfriends or they had ever seen him with women, and this PPA felt okay saying what he did to Sports Illustrated  . It's like a flashback to the Jackie Robinson era:
"I don't think football is ready for [an openly gay blackplayer] just yet," one NFL player personnel assistant told Sports Illustrated. "In the coming decade or two, it's going to be acceptable, but at this point in time it's still a man's-White man's game. To call somebody a [gay racial slur] is still so commonplace. It'd chemically imbalance an NFL locker room and meeting room."
 
2014-02-12 10:45:49 AM  
man's-man game.

I know a few gay guys who would kick your pansy pad-wearing ass for that kind of talk.
 
2014-02-12 10:48:43 AM  
"I couldn't eat no more, so I went to Applebee's to have drinks,"

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"We brought you to the best place in town.
Inside are the most pathetic people in the city with nothing to live for.
It's like Applebee's with a bar.
Oh, wait, Applebee's has a bar.
It's like Applebee's."
 
2014-02-12 10:50:35 AM  
Here's another take on (and version of) his father's reaction:

"I was shocked because I didn't see it," the father said. "I mean, you see your kids, but you don't suspect that."

"He sent me a text first," he recalled. What did it say? "I'm gay."

Then came the phone call a little later in the evening.

"I said was he sure, and he said he was," the 55-year-old disabled truck driver said.  The two men talked about the athlete's decision to tell the world about his sexuality.  "I asked him about his career and everything, and he said he was just going to do it," the father said. "And I said, OK then. He's in control and he's grown. No matter what, he's my son and I still love him."
 
2014-02-12 10:54:18 AM  

rumpelstiltskin: I laughed out loud when I saw the quote about grandkids on the news last night. Dude needs to review his notes on the birds and the bees.


Gay men can still have kids of their own. The birds and bees doesn't stop working just cause you don't want to frequent flowers.
 
2014-02-12 10:54:37 AM  

El_Perro: "He sent me a text first," he recalled. What did it say? "I'm gay."


Everything else aside, I have to say that may not have been the best way to start the conversation.
 
2014-02-12 10:54:42 AM  
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2014-02-12 10:55:00 AM  

Calmamity: man's-man game.

I know a few gay guys who would kick your pansy pad-wearing ass for that kind of talk.


I bet Sams could kick a few asses too.
 
2014-02-12 10:55:05 AM  
This whole thing rates about a -1 on my give-a-shiat meter.
 
2014-02-12 10:55:54 AM  
Michael Sam's father is a farking asshole.  struggling to cope with the news that his son is gay.

The All-American defensive end came out to his teammates at Missouri last August, but didn't inform his parents until last week.

Michael Sam Sr. said his son sent him a text message that said, "Dad, I'm gay."

The elder Sam told the New York Times that he was floored by the text.

"I couldn't eat no more, so I went to Applebee's to have drinks," Sam Sr. told the Times. "I don't want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment."


Fixed that. That article was a lot longer than it needed to be.
 
2014-02-12 10:57:01 AM  
This is why stories like this are news
 
2014-02-12 10:57:25 AM  
Deacon Jones, the legendary former pass rusher, "is turning over in his grave," Sam Sr. said.
So he can have buttsex?
 
2014-02-12 10:57:49 AM  

Calmamity: El_Perro: "He sent me a text first," he recalled. What did it say? "I'm gay."

Everything else aside, I have to say that may not have been the best way to start the conversation.


I'm going to assume this guy knows his own father better than you or I and give him the benefit of the doubt.  Maybe face to face was expected to be a bad idea.
 
2014-02-12 10:58:14 AM  
So now we know why it took him so long to come out.
 
2014-02-12 10:58:50 AM  

lordjupiter: Calmamity: El_Perro: "He sent me a text first," he recalled. What did it say? "I'm gay."

Everything else aside, I have to say that may not have been the best way to start the conversation.

I'm going to assume this guy knows his own father better than you or I and give him the benefit of the doubt.  Maybe face to face was expected to be a bad idea.


I suspect they have not had face to face contact in a long time, and I suspect that will not change anytime soon.
 
2014-02-12 10:59:28 AM  
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2014-02-12 11:00:55 AM  
Someone has to go first.  Might as well be now.

/people will get over it
//some team will take a chance on the kid
 
2014-02-12 11:01:50 AM  
In the coming decade or two, it's going to be acceptable, but at this point in time it's still a man's-man game

The irony in that statement is palpable since it will be people with a backbone, like Michael Sam, who will lead that change against sniveling cowards like this anonymous turkey.
 
2014-02-12 11:02:14 AM  
It will be interesting how this plays out... I'm thinking that someone already in the league coming out would have been better for the long run.

Unfortunately, I can see Sam dropping pretty far in the draft.

Why?... Because I can see the LGBT community up in arms every time he doesn't start or 'seems' to be held back and they will cause a big stink about it.. where as if someone already successful in the league came out this wouldn't be an issue.

I'd have a hard time drafting him if I were a coach or GM, simply because of the circus it will cause and the possible negative impact it might cause on the team (negative impact being the constant media scrutiny, not because Sam is gay).

Anyhow, I dream of a day when someone's sexual preference is no longer a media or political issue.
 
2014-02-12 11:03:16 AM  
Hey, now everyone knows you're a terrible father, great job man!
 
2014-02-12 11:04:07 AM  

Far Cough: "I don't think football is ready for [an openly gay player] just yet," one NFL player personnel assistant told Sports Illustrated. "In the coming decade or two, it's going to be acceptable, but at this point in time it's still a man's-man game. To call somebody a [gay slur] is still so commonplace. It'd chemically imbalance an NFL locker room and meeting room."

Part of the problem much, asshole?


It's always too soon.  It doesn't matter what it is, it's just too soon.
 
2014-02-12 11:04:26 AM  
"...I went to Applebee's to have drinks," Sam Sr. told the Times. "I don't want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment."

I, too, do not want my grandkids raised in an Applebee's environment.
 
2014-02-12 11:04:27 AM  
We get it dad, you're concerned. But your son is still your son, and he's still the first openly gay player in the NFL, so, uh, farking deal with it you idiot bigot.
 
2014-02-12 11:04:38 AM  

Lost Thought 00: I suspect they have not had face to face contact in a long time, and I suspect that will not change anytime soon.


I'm sure he'll come around once his son starts having the paychecks come in.
 
2014-02-12 11:05:08 AM  
FTFA: "I couldn't eat no more, so I went to Applebee's to have drinks," Sam Sr. told the Times. "I don't want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment."


So in addition to homophobia, grand dad exhibits bad grammar, poor taste in food and a tendency to drink when he's upset.

But at least he isn't gay, so he's got that going for him, which is nice.
 
2014-02-12 11:05:09 AM  

Calmamity: El_Perro: "He sent me a text first," he recalled. What did it say? "I'm gay."

Everything else aside, I have to say that may not have been the best way to start the conversation.


Yeah, he could have handled that differently.

Dad is still a douche.
 
2014-02-12 11:05:42 AM  
Deacon Jones, the legendary former pass rusher, "is turning over in his grave," Sam Sr. said.
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WTF does this have to do with Deacon Jones?
 
2014-02-12 11:05:45 AM  
We should totally judge this man for not reacting in the media's preferred manner regarding a personal family issue.
 
2014-02-12 11:05:50 AM  
What a farking asshat his father is.

Just shows how far we have to go as a species.  Best ones are the people get upset about abortion and about homosexual men - errr, two guys having sex won't ever need an abortion, so shouldn't they be in favor of gay men?

What we need to do is allow adult abortion.  Sometimes they're fine as babies but grow up to be asshats - they need to be aborted.

It's OK Michael, fewer birthday cards and Christmas presents to buy.  Not your fault your old man is a twunt.
 
2014-02-12 11:06:00 AM  

scottydoesntknow: "I couldn't eat no more, so I went to Applebee's to have drinks,"

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"We brought you to the best place in town.
Inside are the most pathetic people in the city with nothing to live for.
It's like Applebee's with a bar.
Oh, wait, Applebee's has a bar.
It's like Applebee's."


if you don't want to eat Applebee's is the right place to go.
 
2014-02-12 11:06:22 AM  
Brilliant! He'll be untouchable on offense because no one will tackle him. They'll be afraid of being accused of gay bashing....

/seriously, how long before commentators claim he got a bad hit on the field on purpose?
 
2014-02-12 11:06:25 AM  

El_Perro: Here's another take on (and version of) his father's reaction:

"I was shocked because I didn't see it," the father said. "I mean, you see your kids, but you don't suspect that."

"He sent me a text first," he recalled. What did it say? "I'm gay."

Then came the phone call a little later in the evening.

"I said was he sure, and he said he was," the 55-year-old disabled truck driver said.  The two men talked about the athlete's decision to tell the world about his sexuality.  "I asked him about his career and everything, and he said he was just going to do it," the father said. "And I said, OK then. He's in control and he's grown. No matter what, he's my son and I still love him."


how dare you sir throw water on a raging righteous indignation fest.
 
2014-02-12 11:07:19 AM  

That Guy Jeff: Michael Sam's father is a farking asshole.  struggling to cope with the news that his son is gay.

The All-American defensive end came out to his teammates at Missouri last August, but didn't inform his parents until last week.

Michael Sam Sr. said his son sent him a text message that said, "Dad, I'm gay."

The elder Sam told the New York Times that he was floored by the text.

"I couldn't eat no more, so I went to Applebee's to have drinks," Sam Sr. told the Times. "I don't want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment."

Fixed that. That article was a lot longer than it needed to be.


Or maybe you're the asshole.

Who really knows?

/don't judge people based on one article
//or do, but then that might make you an asshole
 
2014-02-12 11:07:35 AM  
That guy is one brave, dumb dude.  He should have waited until he had a contract signed in blood with an NFL team before coming out.  I fear that he is about to pay a significant homo tax.

/Glad the NFL is at least pretending to be OK with the whole thing.
 
2014-02-12 11:08:01 AM  

Far Cough: "I don't think football is ready for [an openly gay player] just yet," one NFL player personnel assistant told Sports Illustrated. "In the coming decade or two, it's going to be acceptable, but at this point in time it's still a man's-man game. To call somebody a [gay slur] is still so commonplace. It'd chemically imbalance an NFL locker room and meeting room."

Part of the problem much, asshole?


Seriously!  What a whiney biatch!  WAAAH!  I won't get to call people f*gs while I get paid millions of dollars to be famous and play a silly game!  My life is so hard!

/what a massive farking biatch
 
2014-02-12 11:08:04 AM  

El_Perro: "I said was he sure, and he said he was," the 55-year-old disabled truck driver said. The two men talked about the athlete's decision to tell the world about his sexuality. "I asked him about his career and everything, and he said he was just going to do it," the father said. "And I said, OK then. He's in control and he's grown. No matter what, he's my son and I still love him."


Funny how the original article left out the important part, namely that last sentence.
 
2014-02-12 11:08:10 AM  
"I don't want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment."

Ummm.....
 
2014-02-12 11:08:42 AM  

mark12A: Brilliant! He'll be untouchable on offense because no one will tackle him. They'll be afraid of being accused of gay bashing....

/seriously, how long before commentators claim he got a bad hit on the field on purpose?


Offense?
 
2014-02-12 11:09:18 AM  

dwrash: Because I can see the LGBT community up in arms


mark12A: They'll be afraid of being accused of gay bashing..



Glad to see someone is putting blame where it belongs, in some fantasy scenario.
 
2014-02-12 11:09:28 AM  
Do the players that have a problem with him expect him to go around randomly shoving his dick up their asses in the shower?

I can't say for certain but I imagine there must have been gay guys about when I have taken showers at the gym or where ever.   Never once have I had a random dick shoved up my ass.


// what's wrong with me?  *sob*
 
2014-02-12 11:09:48 AM  

palelizard: El_Perro: "I said was he sure, and he said he was," the 55-year-old disabled truck driver said. The two men talked about the athlete's decision to tell the world about his sexuality. "I asked him about his career and everything, and he said he was just going to do it," the father said. "And I said, OK then. He's in control and he's grown. No matter what, he's my son and I still love him."

Funny how the original article left out the important part, namely that last sentence.


Yeah I'm sure that was an honest mistake. The outrage industry is farking hideous.
 
2014-02-12 11:11:10 AM  
Is it me, or is complaining about gays in football because football is a "man's man game" kinda of self defeating. After all, aren't gay guys, by definition, a man's man?
 
2014-02-12 11:11:57 AM  
Some folks need to RTFA
 
2014-02-12 11:12:21 AM  

mark12A: Brilliant! He'll be untouchable on offense because no one will tackle him. They'll be afraid of being accused of gay bashing....

/seriously, how long before commentators claim he got a bad hit on the field on purpose?


Regardless of what the commentators claim, how long before it actually happens?  I figure most of the players on his team (once drafted) aren't going to give a shiat, but there's always some asshole...
 
2014-02-12 11:12:54 AM  

mark12A: Brilliant! He'll be untouchable on offense because no one will tackle him. They'll be afraid of being accused of gay bashing....

/seriously, how long before commentators claim he got a bad hit on the field on purpose?


Let's review how Jackie Robinson's career went
 
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