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(People Magazine)   Michael Sam was already out before he came out. But he originally planned to wait until he was drafted to come out again as being out and I've gone crosseyed   (people.com) divider line 28
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2014-05-14 03:33:24 PM
If he had played baseball, it would have been a lot easier and someone would have done it for him.  It's not too long after you reach professional ball that you'll hear the phrase "You're OUT"
 
2014-05-14 05:56:52 PM
Kissing your boyfriend is not on the NFL's list of the best things in life.
 
2014-05-14 05:57:54 PM
How do I explain to my kids, who love football, about this Michael Sam guy? It doesn't make sense that the man has two first names.
 
2014-05-14 06:56:27 PM
Mainstream media "Being a gay football player isn't a big deal"
Mainstream media "we will shove the gay football player down your throats and make its a big deal....."
 
2014-05-14 07:09:24 PM

great_tigers: Mainstream media "Being a gay football player isn't a big deal"
Mainstream media "we will shove the gay football player down your throats and make its a big deal....."


Exactly my sentiments the entire time, don't give a shiat he's gay but don't need to see it non stop for a guy who will most likely be cut in training camp.
 
2014-05-14 07:22:17 PM

steamingpile: great_tigers: Mainstream media "Being a gay football player isn't a big deal"
Mainstream media "we will shove the gay football player down your throats and make its a big deal....."

Exactly my sentiments the entire time, don't give a shiat he's gay but don't need to see it non stop for a guy who will most likely be cut in training camp.


He won't be cut in training camp. At worst, he makes the practice squad, but I think he'll make the team and see action on certain plays.

It would be nice to hear from the Mizzou coaches and players who knew he is gay, and the fact that they didn't care. Mizzou sucks.
 
2014-05-14 07:22:49 PM

steamingpile: great_tigers: Mainstream media "Being a gay football player isn't a big deal"
Mainstream media "we will shove the gay football player down your throats and make its a big deal....."

Exactly my sentiments the entire time, don't give a shiat he's gay but don't need to see it non stop for a guy who will most likely be cut in training camp.


The media rush will stop at some point. When was the last time you heard anything about Jason Collins? Or Robbie Rogers?
 
2014-05-14 07:41:48 PM

Serious Black: steamingpile: great_tigers: Mainstream media "Being a gay football player isn't a big deal"
Mainstream media "we will shove the gay football player down your throats and make its a big deal....."

Exactly my sentiments the entire time, don't give a shiat he's gay but don't need to see it non stop for a guy who will most likely be cut in training camp.

The media rush will stop at some point. When was the last time you heard anything about Jason Collins? Or Robbie Rogers?


No clue who Robbie Rogers is, Collins got press when someone signed him but Sams got press only because of the conference he was in and honors he earned. Its like Stephen Smith biatching he should have been taken higher when he wasn't projected above 5 or 6th round anyway. He's average at best and practice squad fodder.
 
2014-05-14 07:44:46 PM

Mark Ratner: How do I explain to my kids, who love football, about this Michael Sam guy? It doesn't make sense that the man has two first names.


Especially when there have been poor players in the past like Lofa Tatupu who didn't have a real name at all.
 
2014-05-14 07:49:34 PM
Has Fark reached peak gay football player yet?  I'm tired of hearing about it.  It's so weird how anyone cares who he is banging..  Everyone should just mind their own business.
 
2014-05-14 08:40:48 PM
Johnny Manziel is all like, "Hey, can I be gay?"
 
2014-05-14 09:00:37 PM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Johnny Manziel is all like, "Hey, can I be gay?"


Hell no, we don't need douchebaskets like that asshole as part of our community.  You all can keep him.
 
2014-05-14 09:07:29 PM
It was an open secret in Columbia for a while.  He came out to his teammates before last season.  When it was obvious he was going to declare for the draft, he and his agent devised a strategy that would allow him to come out on his own terms before the national media outed him.

It ain't that complicated.
 
2014-05-14 09:35:55 PM
Guess what?  I do not give one flying fark about a gay football player.
 
2014-05-14 09:46:09 PM
We're at Peak Sam here, people
 
2014-05-14 09:49:06 PM

Mark Ratner: How do I explain to my kids, who love football, about this Michael Sam guy? It doesn't make sense that the man has two first names.


Then you failed when Cameron Jordan and Jordan Cameron were drafted three years ago.
 
2014-05-14 09:49:17 PM

Mark Ratner: How do I explain to my kids, who love football, about this Michael Sam guy? It doesn't make sense that the man has two first names.


Start with the cautionary tale of Kevin Mack and then hit him with the legend of Roger Craig
 
2014-05-14 09:52:14 PM
One thing I've read about from gay writers is that there isn't one "coming out", that whenever you meet someone you've never met before, they'll always assume you're straight. If you don't talk about it, and that acquaintance finds out you're gay, they'll think you were "lying" to them even if the subject was never broached.

This was going to be a big deal one way or another, and it's better or him to control the message rather than getting drafted, keeping quiet, and then someone starting a whisper game about him.
 
2014-05-14 10:38:31 PM

Serious Black: steamingpile: great_tigers: Mainstream media "Being a gay football player isn't a big deal"
Mainstream media "we will shove the gay football player down your throats and make its a big deal....."

Exactly my sentiments the entire time, don't give a shiat he's gay but don't need to see it non stop for a guy who will most likely be cut in training camp.

The media rush will stop at some point. When was the last time you heard anything about Jason Collins? Or Robbie Rogers?


Collins got picked up for the back stretch of the regular season by the Nets. Not a lot of court time - a little under 8 minutes per game and nothing during the playoffs - but he's still on the bench.
 
2014-05-14 10:47:35 PM
steamingpile

Exactly my sentiments the entire time, don't give a shiat he's gay but don't need to see it non stop for a guy who will most likely be cut in training camp.

He'd be welcome on any team in the CFL....except for Calgary.....http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/05/12/calgary-stampeders-r eceiver-mauri ce-price-tweets-about-michael-sam

Sad.

Let it go folks....just let the guy play football....
 
2014-05-14 11:31:27 PM

New Age Redneck: steamingpile

Exactly my sentiments the entire time, don't give a shiat he's gay but don't need to see it non stop for a guy who will most likely be cut in training camp.

He'd be welcome on any team in the CFL....except for Calgary.....http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/05/12/calgary-stampeders-r eceiver-mauri ce-price-tweets-about-michael-sam

Sad.

Let it go folks....just let the guy play football....


Problem is...his combine was HORRIBLE.  I'm surprised any team drafted him with a 4.9 40-yd dash, 17 rep bench press, and 25.5" vertical.  Let him play football?  Sure, on the scout team?  Maybe?
 
2014-05-14 11:46:56 PM

Arkanaut: One thing I've read about from gay writers is that there isn't one "coming out", that whenever you meet someone you've never met before, they'll always assume you're straight. If you don't talk about it, and that acquaintance finds out you're gay, they'll think you were "lying" to them even if the subject was never broached.

This was going to be a big deal one way or another, and it's better or him to control the message rather than getting drafted, keeping quiet, and then someone starting a whisper game about him.


Maybe the various work environments I've had over the past 15 years vary greatly than yours (including TX, GA, MS, OH, and CA), but rumor mill bullshiat about somebody's sexual preference is not tolerated.  If management gets wind of rumors that have any sort of sexually related nature, you're probably going to be reprimanded AT BEST for participating in spreading them...as in, no one wants to hear about your sexual exploits or someone else's over the past weekend or over in Europe on vacation, regardless of your orientation.
 
2014-05-14 11:55:07 PM

ramblinwreck: Arkanaut: One thing I've read about from gay writers is that there isn't one "coming out", that whenever you meet someone you've never met before, they'll always assume you're straight. If you don't talk about it, and that acquaintance finds out you're gay, they'll think you were "lying" to them even if the subject was never broached.

This was going to be a big deal one way or another, and it's better or him to control the message rather than getting drafted, keeping quiet, and then someone starting a whisper game about him.

Maybe the various work environments I've had over the past 15 years vary greatly than yours (including TX, GA, MS, OH, and CA), but rumor mill bullshiat about somebody's sexual preference is not tolerated.  If management gets wind of rumors that have any sort of sexually related nature, you're probably going to be reprimanded AT BEST for participating in spreading them...as in, no one wants to hear about your sexual exploits or someone else's over the past weekend or over in Europe on vacation, regardless of your orientation.


Yeah, but you don't live by the warrior's code, which is something most people can't even begin to understand.
 
2014-05-14 11:59:32 PM
community.us.playstation.com

Well, that's not exactly true. But the ones that DO care will continue to out themselves on Twitter and in the media so we can laugh at them.
 
2014-05-15 12:52:53 AM

Arkanaut: One thing I've read about from gay writers is that there isn't one "coming out", that whenever you meet someone you've never met before, they'll always assume you're straight. If you don't talk about it, and that acquaintance finds out you're gay, they'll think you were "lying" to them even if the subject was never broached.

This was going to be a big deal one way or another, and it's better or him to control the message rather than getting drafted, keeping quiet, and then someone starting a whisper game about him.


That's very true. You're constantly having to come out and it gets really old really fast. I kind of envy celebrities for getting to have a big coming out and be done with it because it's tiresome to keep having to do it. It's particularly bad if you're single because you can't just make reference to your significant other, and running around announcing "I'm gay" to everyone you meet is just weird and awkward. It's one of the reasons why people get stupid looking alternative lifestyle haircuts or start slapping rainbow shiat all over everything they own.

/don't like rainbow stuff
//reminds me of my questionable '80 childhood fashion choices
 
2014-05-15 01:01:24 AM

Arkanaut: ramblinwreck: Arkanaut: One thing I've read about from gay writers is that there isn't one "coming out", that whenever you meet someone you've never met before, they'll always assume you're straight. If you don't talk about it, and that acquaintance finds out you're gay, they'll think you were "lying" to them even if the subject was never broached.

This was going to be a big deal one way or another, and it's better or him to control the message rather than getting drafted, keeping quiet, and then someone starting a whisper game about him.

Maybe the various work environments I've had over the past 15 years vary greatly than yours (including TX, GA, MS, OH, and CA), but rumor mill bullshiat about somebody's sexual preference is not tolerated.  If management gets wind of rumors that have any sort of sexually related nature, you're probably going to be reprimanded AT BEST for participating in spreading them...as in, no one wants to hear about your sexual exploits or someone else's over the past weekend or over in Europe on vacation, regardless of your orientation.

Yeah, but you don't live by the warrior's code, which is something most people can't even begin to understand.


finally someone who understands. it's different in the nfl locker room.  richie has been saying that forever...

usatftw.files.wordpress.com

 
2014-05-15 01:24:41 AM
NFL players who happen to be gay have ALWAYS been kissing their boyfriends in moments of exultation. Just not in front of cameras. Or anyone else.
 
2014-05-15 08:14:03 AM

Serious Black: steamingpile: great_tigers: Mainstream media "Being a gay football player isn't a big deal"
Mainstream media "we will shove the gay football player down your throats and make its a big deal....."

Exactly my sentiments the entire time, don't give a shiat he's gay but don't need to see it non stop for a guy who will most likely be cut in training camp.

The media rush will stop at some point. When was the last time you heard anything about Jason Collins? Or Robbie Rogers?


Or Jackie Robinson?
 
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