If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(NPR)   Cool: "Watch Michael Sam, Boyfriend React To Draft Pick." Cooler still: Not from the Onion   (npr.org) divider line 135
    More: Cool, Michael Sams, St. Louis Rams  
•       •       •

1719 clicks; posted to Sports » on 11 May 2014 at 2:15 PM (23 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



135 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2014-05-11 11:02:18 AM  
Awwwwww . . . that is adorable.
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2014-05-11 11:04:02 AM  
I hated the posts "Why did they have to show the kiss!??"

Nevermind every other draftee was shown kissing their SO.  But no, show a gay guy kissing his boyfriend and suddenly ESPN needs to stop showing sex.
 
2014-05-11 11:07:09 AM  
Just curiously.  Once you get to round 7 in the draft.  What are the odds that a player will actually hit the field during a game?  Is this the Rams picking the best player to fill a needed position or are they picking the gay man to get some extra press?
 
2014-05-11 11:14:59 AM  

BizarreMan: Just curiously.  Once you get to round 7 in the draft.  What are the odds that a player will actually hit the field during a game?  Is this the Rams picking the best player to fill a needed position or are they picking the gay man to get some extra press?


i suppose whether or not you take the field is up to how well you perform at camp.
 
2014-05-11 11:34:57 AM  

SphericalTime: Awwwwww . . . that is adorable.


Exactly what I was thinking! And Sam's boyfriend is a HUNK. Whoa.
 
2014-05-11 11:44:58 AM  

BizarreMan: Just curiously.  Once you get to round 7 in the draft.  What are the odds that a player will actually hit the field during a game?  Is this the Rams picking the best player to fill a needed position or are they picking the gay man to get some extra press?


SEC defensive player of the year.........he'll see the field.
 
2014-05-11 11:54:57 AM  
Tweener size might hurt Sam's chances. Then again, low round draft picks and undrafted free agents make up a significant percentage of NFL players these days.
 
2014-05-11 12:01:03 PM  

ginandbacon: SphericalTime: Awwwwww . . . that is adorable.

Exactly what I was thinking! And Sam's boyfriend is a HUNK. Whoa.


Seriously. He's gorgeous. This must be how straight guys feel about the football players girlfriends and wives.
 
2014-05-11 01:21:08 PM  

BizarreMan: Just curiously.  Once you get to round 7 in the draft.  What are the odds that a player will actually hit the field during a game?  Is this the Rams picking the best player to fill a needed position or are they picking the gay man to get some extra press?


There's no assurances one way or the other. Most of the time, the draft is a crapshoot. One of the Saints' best receivers right now was a seventh round pick, but then a lot of them probably won't make the team. I doubt the Rams picked him just because he was gay. He was projected as mid-round pick before he came out, but he had a poor showing at the combine. He's a bit small for a DE in the NFL and while he has speed, it's probably not enough to move him to OLB. Greg Williams loves to live and die by the blitz, so I imagine he and Fischer see some potential for use in certain packages, but he probably won't be a starting DE, assuming he makes the cut.
 
2014-05-11 01:33:25 PM  

SphericalTime: ginandbacon: SphericalTime: Awwwwww . . . that is adorable.

Exactly what I was thinking! And Sam's boyfriend is a HUNK. Whoa.

Seriously. He's gorgeous. This must be how straight guys feel about the football players girlfriends and wives.


Haha! I'm a straight woman but I'm beginning to think I'm might actually be a gay man trapped in the wrong identity. 

BTW, you and I have some serious intersections in life. My family is from NM and I grew up in Cambridge. Also my mother worked in publishing (Houghton Mifflin, School Division) for 40 years. I had a lot of fun reading your blog. You're a very talented writer with an interesting mind. It was nice to *meet* you :)
 
2014-05-11 02:18:44 PM  
I won't watch the video. It's a threat to my masculinity and I might turn gay. No thanks.
 
2014-05-11 02:20:13 PM  

ginandbacon: SphericalTime: Awwwwww . . . that is adorable.

Exactly what I was thinking! And Sam's boyfriend is a HUNK. Whoa.


Glad im not the only one who was thinking that! My goodness...wow!  Micheal Sam is one lucky guy!
 
2014-05-11 02:25:03 PM  
is he a power bottom?
 
2014-05-11 02:26:21 PM  

BizarreMan: Just curiously.  Once you get to round 7 in the draft.  What are the odds that a player will actually hit the field during a game?  Is this the Rams picking the best player to fill a needed position or are they picking the gay man to get some extra press?


If you go in the seventh round, it's because you have potential.   Shannon Sharpe, Donald Driver, T.J.  Houzmachoochoowhargarble, and Brock Marrion were all 7th rounders.   Tom Brady didn't go until the sixth round.

The odds are longer you make the squad, but no NFL team drafts anyone if they don't think they can help.
 
2014-05-11 02:28:36 PM  

basemetal: SEC defensive player of the year


Well he is in pretty good company so I would say that chances are high and he seems to have the work ethic
 
2014-05-11 02:31:02 PM  
Dusty. Bloody hell, it's dusty in here.
 
2014-05-11 02:32:02 PM  

Piizzadude: basemetal: SEC defensive player of the year

Well he is in pretty good company so I would say that chances are high and he seems to have the work ethic


As a defensive end, he was pretty good at stopping the offense from deep penetration. Off the field, it's an entirely different matter.
 
2014-05-11 02:34:59 PM  

Mark Ratner: Piizzadude: basemetal: SEC defensive player of the year

Well he is in pretty good company so I would say that chances are high and he seems to have the work ethic

As a defensive end, he was pretty good at stopping the offense from deep penetration. Off the field, it's an entirely different matter.


Well at the very least, he will provide tons of fark fodder
 
2014-05-11 02:37:12 PM  
Isn't the boyfriend a swimmer for UMC's squad? I'm pretty sure he is.
 
2014-05-11 02:45:53 PM  

mafiageek1980: ginandbacon: SphericalTime: Awwwwww . . . that is adorable.

Exactly what I was thinking! And Sam's boyfriend is a HUNK. Whoa.

Glad im not the only one who was thinking that! My goodness...wow!  Micheal Sam is one lucky guy!


Are you kidding? I was mopping drool off my keyboard. Heh.
 
2014-05-11 02:50:32 PM  
The people that demanded the FCC ban CBS (or whatever network it was) over Janet Jackson's boob are going to go ape shiat over this. But only after they rub one out.
 
2014-05-11 03:03:50 PM  
It wouldn't surprise me if the heightened attention paid to Sam simply because he is gay will have the opposite effect of discouraging people from coming out. One thing seems to be clear: if you are gay and you come out in sports, you will not be able to do it quietly. There will be a media circus.
 
2014-05-11 03:10:11 PM  

Marmilman: It wouldn't surprise me if the heightened attention paid to Sam simply because he is gay will have the opposite effect of discouraging people from coming out. One thing seems to be clear: if you are gay and you come out in sports, you will not be able to do it quietly. There will be a media circus.


I reckon every Rams game thread will turn into the internet equivalent of a gay pride parade. As this one has done. With time it can become about football again instead of about which gay farkers want to bone Sam and his boyfriends and how often.
 
2014-05-11 03:13:12 PM  

Marmilman: It wouldn't surprise me if the heightened attention paid to Sam simply because he is gay will have the opposite effect of discouraging people from coming out. One thing seems to be clear: if you are gay and you come out in sports, you will not be able to do it quietly. There will be a media circus.


Tell that to the fourth or fifth black MLB player.
 
2014-05-11 03:18:04 PM  

mikaloyd: Marmilman: It wouldn't surprise me if the heightened attention paid to Sam simply because he is gay will have the opposite effect of discouraging people from coming out. One thing seems to be clear: if you are gay and you come out in sports, you will not be able to do it quietly. There will be a media circus.

I reckon every Rams game thread will turn into the internet equivalent of a gay pride parade. As this one has done. With time it can become about football again instead of about which gay farkers want to bone Sam and his boyfriends and how often.


And you'll be there to point it out....before the comments are even made....just like how you are now.
 
2014-05-11 03:18:08 PM  
He was picked where the numbers say he should have been picked. I hope he does well.
The rest of the story is fluff. And unicorns.

This space intentionally left blank.: Tell that to the fourth or fifth black MLB player.


Hopefully one day this will be just as much a non-story. People are people.
 
2014-05-11 03:19:39 PM  

This space intentionally left blank.: Marmilman: It wouldn't surprise me if the heightened attention paid to Sam simply because he is gay will have the opposite effect of discouraging people from coming out. One thing seems to be clear: if you are gay and you come out in sports, you will not be able to do it quietly. There will be a media circus.

Tell that to the fourth or fifth black MLB player.


I don't live in Alabama like Monte Irvin, and Hank Thompson is dead.
 
2014-05-11 03:20:33 PM  

R.A.Danny: Hopefully one day this will be just as much a non-story. People are people.


Agreed.
 
2014-05-11 03:21:30 PM  

This space intentionally left blank.: Marmilman: It wouldn't surprise me if the heightened attention paid to Sam simply because he is gay will have the opposite effect of discouraging people from coming out. One thing seems to be clear: if you are gay and you come out in sports, you will not be able to do it quietly. There will be a media circus.

Tell that to the fourth or fifth black MLB player.


See also how much less attention U Mass basketball player Derrick Gordon got for coming out than either Michael Sam or Jason Collins. And as for Collins, now that he's playing in the NBA, everyone has moved on to the next storyline.
 
2014-05-11 03:23:42 PM  
Another great day forward.
 
2014-05-11 03:25:40 PM  
Here's the appropriate response to anyone who brings Tebow into this.

img.fark.net
 
2014-05-11 03:26:16 PM  

Marmilman: It wouldn't surprise me if the heightened attention paid to Sam simply because he is gay will have the opposite effect of discouraging people from coming out. One thing seems to be clear: if you are gay and you come out in sports, you will not be able to do it quietly. There will be a media circus.


This sounds like the sort of dumb argument the bigots would try to make, that as usual has no basis in reality.

The first will always be a big deal. Do you know who was the fifth man to walk on the moon?
 
2014-05-11 03:28:34 PM  

This space intentionally left blank.: Marmilman: It wouldn't surprise me if the heightened attention paid to Sam simply because he is gay will have the opposite effect of discouraging people from coming out. One thing seems to be clear: if you are gay and you come out in sports, you will not be able to do it quietly. There will be a media circus.

Tell that to the fourth or fifth black MLB player.


Or heck, Larry Doby. Integrating the AL was just as important as Jackie, but I fear that Larry is often overlooked. He made his debut in July, 1947 while Jack debuted in April.

People also forget that some of the black superstars of the 50s and 60s integrated the various minor leagues at the time. Henry Aaron was amongst the 1st black players in the Sallie League, for example.
 
2014-05-11 03:47:17 PM  

BizarreMan: Just curiously.  Once you get to round 7 in the draft.  What are the odds that a player will actually hit the field during a game?  Is this the Rams picking the best player to fill a needed position or are they picking the gay man to get some extra press?


Low, but there are plenty of examples of late round picks and undrafted dudes kicking ass. Shannon Sharpe was a 7th rounder and is in the Hall of Fame. Terrell Davis was a 6th rounder. Rod Smith was undrafted.

(Broncos guy, obviously.)
 
2014-05-11 03:50:50 PM  
You'd cry too if you had to go live in St. Louis.
 
2014-05-11 03:55:25 PM  
Whar ESPN's video of Manziel's reaction to Sam getting picked?
 
2014-05-11 03:57:44 PM  

basemetal: BizarreMan: Just curiously.  Once you get to round 7 in the draft.  What are the odds that a player will actually hit the field during a game?  Is this the Rams picking the best player to fill a needed position or are they picking the gay man to get some extra press?

SEC defensive player of the year.........he'll see the field.


No, he won't.
 
2014-05-11 03:57:52 PM  

Confabulat: Marmilman: It wouldn't surprise me if the heightened attention paid to Sam simply because he is gay will have the opposite effect of discouraging people from coming out. One thing seems to be clear: if you are gay and you come out in sports, you will not be able to do it quietly. There will be a media circus.

This sounds like the sort of dumb argument the bigots would try to make, that as usual has no basis in reality.

The first will always be a big deal. Do you know who was the fifth man to walk on the moon?


Yes, I am a bigot because I think that the incessant exploitation of one's sexual orientation MIGHT adversely affect others from coming out. I usually enjoy your posts, but get bent man.
 
2014-05-11 04:04:41 PM  
Did you mean that the media is exploiting him or that Sam is using his orientation to promote himself?
 
2014-05-11 04:05:36 PM  
It would have been a PR nightmare if no one drafted him./ I'm sure Goodell was putting lots of behind the scenes pressure on GMs across the league. Plus, all those "annonymous" qoutes from GMs saying that gays have no place in this league and the fact they would never allow an openly gay player on their team would suddenly start getting names put to them.
 
2014-05-11 04:06:15 PM  

AlgertMan: basemetal: BizarreMan: Just curiously.  Once you get to round 7 in the draft.  What are the odds that a player will actually hit the field during a game?  Is this the Rams picking the best player to fill a needed position or are they picking the gay man to get some extra press?

SEC defensive player of the year.........he'll see the field.

No, he won't.


Check it out, we gotta time traveler here!
 
2014-05-11 04:07:27 PM  

Marmilman: Confabulat: Marmilman: It wouldn't surprise me if the heightened attention paid to Sam simply because he is gay will have the opposite effect of discouraging people from coming out. One thing seems to be clear: if you are gay and you come out in sports, you will not be able to do it quietly. There will be a media circus.

This sounds like the sort of dumb argument the bigots would try to make, that as usual has no basis in reality.

The first will always be a big deal. Do you know who was the fifth man to walk on the moon?

Yes, I am a bigot because I think that the incessant exploitation of one's sexual orientation MIGHT adversely affect others from coming out. I usually enjoy your posts, but get bent man.


Yeah, that certainly happened with Jackie Robinson didn't it? He was never shown in the media EVER.
 
2014-05-11 04:09:29 PM  
What's up with the cake orgy?
 
2014-05-11 04:13:36 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: Marmilman: Confabulat: Marmilman: It wouldn't surprise me if the heightened attention paid to Sam simply because he is gay will have the opposite effect of discouraging people from coming out. One thing seems to be clear: if you are gay and you come out in sports, you will not be able to do it quietly. There will be a media circus.

This sounds like the sort of dumb argument the bigots would try to make, that as usual has no basis in reality.

The first will always be a big deal. Do you know who was the fifth man to walk on the moon?

Yes, I am a bigot because I think that the incessant exploitation of one's sexual orientation MIGHT adversely affect others from coming out. I usually enjoy your posts, but get bent man.

Yeah, that certainly happened with Jackie Robinson didn't it? He was never shown in the media EVER.


I think there's a happy medium between zero coverage and nonstop coverage of an event, don't you?
 
2014-05-11 04:16:43 PM  
AlgertMan:

SEC defensive player of the year.........he'll see the field.

No, he won't.


You sound pretty confident, dude. In your career as an NFL coach I assume you've evaluated hundreds of players and based on that you're confident in your analysis of Sam. Thanks for giving us the lowdown.
 
2014-05-11 04:17:58 PM  

ladodger34: Did you mean that the media is exploiting him or that Sam is using his orientation to promote himself?


The media.
 
2014-05-11 04:29:57 PM  

Marmilman: Confabulat: Marmilman: It wouldn't surprise me if the heightened attention paid to Sam simply because he is gay will have the opposite effect of discouraging people from coming out. One thing seems to be clear: if you are gay and you come out in sports, you will not be able to do it quietly. There will be a media circus.

This sounds like the sort of dumb argument the bigots would try to make, that as usual has no basis in reality.

The first will always be a big deal. Do you know who was the fifth man to walk on the moon?

Yes, I am a bigot because I think that the incessant exploitation of one's sexual orientation MIGHT adversely affect others from coming out. I usually enjoy your posts, but get bent man.


"Incessant exploitation"? All the man did was come out, and then do what draft picks have done pretty much forever--kiss his significant other after getting the call.

Yes, he's gotten a shiat ton of press for it, but that's because he's the first. Everyone knew that whoever was the first was going to get an inordinate amount of attention, that's why it took so long for anyone to come out--because everyone was waiting for the first guy to break the ice so that it's less of a story for the next guy. We've already seen that at work, Derrick Gordon got a heck of a lot less press than Michael Sam did, and if he gets drafted into the NBA, it's not going to be anywhere near as much of a story because there's already a gay NBA player.

It's the same way that coming out as an actor or singer used to warrant a People Magazine cover but now it's barely news.
 
2014-05-11 04:34:57 PM  

mikaloyd: Marmilman: It wouldn't surprise me if the heightened attention paid to Sam simply because he is gay will have the opposite effect of discouraging people from coming out. One thing seems to be clear: if you are gay and you come out in sports, you will not be able to do it quietly. There will be a media circus.

I reckon every Rams game thread will turn into the internet equivalent of a gay pride parade. As this one has done. With time it can become about football again instead of about which gay farkers want to bone Sam and his boyfriends and how often.


I'm going to give you some credit for not calling on Michael Sam to commit suicide. Perhaps you're on your way to becoming a human being after all.
 
2014-05-11 04:49:44 PM  
I already don't care about athletes coming out. It won't be a big deal until an actual superstar came out. Wasn't it rumored Aaron Rodgers was supposed to?
 
2014-05-11 04:49:48 PM  
I was really okay with the kisses until the cake came into play.  I mean, what did that cake do to you, Mike?
 
Displayed 50 of 135 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report