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    Today?

    I searched 20 pages and I couldn't find the thread - so I made this one. I'm sure that it will only last a day or two - and then it will be finished.

    Today MIGHT be the day when an NFL team drafts the first openly gay player - Michael Sam.
    If and when that happens, then the flood gates will open. In a few years, this will be a nonstory.

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    It will be a story when he gets cut. And the story will be for all the wrong reasons.
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    IN a perfect world this wouldnt mean anything

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    Every time that there is a first, it means something.
    As a 7th round pick, he PROBABLY will get cut - but the floodgate has now been opened. More and more players will come out - including stars - past and present.

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    Who cares? I hate this damn TMZ world we live in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John S View Post
    Every time that there is a first, it means something.
    As a 7th round pick, he PROBABLY will get cut - but the floodgate has now been opened. More and more players will come out - including stars - past and present.
    I said it when he came out. If, IF, he makes the team, he will have an out teammate by week one. By the end of the season, across all the major leagues, I say we have 10 out male athletes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warfelg View Post
    I said it when he came out. If, IF, he makes the team, he will have an out teammate by week one. By the end of the season, across all the major leagues, I say we have 10 out male athletes.
    Players might wait to see how Sam is treated first. If they see that he is being treated with a decent amount of respect, they will come out.
    Heck, President Obama even tweeted on it last night.
    Which pro athletes don't want publicity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by warfelg View Post
    It will be a story when he gets cut. And the story will be for all the wrong reasons.
    was saying the same thing myself. im not sure he gets drafted at all if had never came out


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2-ONE-5 View Post
    was saying the same thing myself. im not sure he gets drafted at all if had never came out
    If that was his goal - it worked - but then again, no one forced the Rams to take him.
    The Rams will now go down in the NFL history books for taking the first one. No one is going to remember who takes the 2nd one.

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    I'll be happy when society gets to a point when this isn't news worthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2-ONE-5 View Post
    was saying the same thing myself. im not sure he gets drafted at all if had never came out
    that's ridiculous... he was supposed to be around a 3rd round pick when he came out... SEC defensive player of the year and an All-American, of course he was going to get drafted.

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    Who cares? I hate this damn TMZ world we live in.
    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyFaninLA View Post
    I'll be happy when society gets to a point when this isn't news worthy.
    it is a big deal, it has nothing to do with the 'TMZ world we live in'

    you guys act like no one was talking about it when Jackie Robinson first played...
    it's groundbreaking, so it's going to be talked about.
    if we as a society draw attention to things like random celebrities getting haircuts then obviously this is going to be discussed in detail as well.

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    he was projected around a 4th rd pick before he bombed his combine and his pro day. he is an older prospect too at 24 already and i think he had like 9 of his 11 sacks in a 3 game span that included two weak teams. it was a chance for someone to grab some good PR by taking him where the rams did. if he makes the most of it and makes the squad good for him bcuz im tired of hearing about it and i know its gonna be even worse if/when he gets cut.

    its also not a big deal in the least bit but the media loves to force it down everyones throat and tried make you a bigot if you dont support his sexuality. there was no need to show everythig they did with him when he was picked and again this morning on 2 separate shows. i dont care about his sexuality nor am i an advocate of it and i dont need to have my tv showing him kissing his boyfriend on a sports network


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    just as a place to post this....here's an issue I've had on these forums: if mods feel the need to close a thread, that's one thing (I often don't agree with the why, but that's another issue)...but to watch a thread that's quite active and suddenly close it is not conducive to continuing active discussion....far better to at least post a warning that 'if discussion continues in this direction' first, then close it if it continues that direction

    this is simply a response to the other Sam thread being closed.....I now return you to your regularly planned discussion
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2-ONE-5 View Post
    was saying the same thing myself. im not sure he gets drafted at all if had never came out
    No ****ing way does a unanimous all american and sec defensive player of the hear drop if he's straight. No ****ing way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhillyFaninLA View Post
    I'll be happy when society gets to a point when this isn't news worthy.
    Everyone will. The problem is that we have to mark milestones because people are unwilling to not be oppressive douchebags.
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