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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    The media will make a huge, overblown deal about it, while the rest of us say ho-hum go about our lives not giving a f*** whether you're gay or not.
    You mean like everybody just said ho-hum when the first black baseball player made the major leagues?
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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Who wants to bet this dude's chances of being a first round draft pick were slim and none, yesterday?

    Like that basketball cat that came out of the closet. He'll NEVER get cut, now.
    Which 'basketball cat' was that? The one that can't get a job?
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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Nothing apparently since there seems to be no use, seeing as you bitch about people typing a lot on a message board and then turn around and show you didn't bother to read anything I wrote by once again misrepresenting the point I'm making by claiming something I distinctly said WASN'T what I was saying.

    If my talent scouts tell me he's rated at a 3rd round grade at OLB and another OLB is rated at a 3rd round grade, I'm taking the guy who’s not going to cause a swarm of media attention to come down upon my team as a major distraction. If he's available in the 5th or 6th at a great value, then perhaps I'm more inclined to act. But the distraction because of the massive political influenced NEWS story, not his status as a gay man, would be a negative that would be taken into effect. And I imagine it’ll be the case for some of the teams in this years draft. But much like Tim Tebow going in the first round…it only takes one team to think “I can do this”.
    I wasn't 'bitching' about anything in that post. I simply stated that long, drawn out, theoretical posts hold no interest for me.

    And they don't.

    Plus, if I had more respect for your position, I might spend more time reading it...but I don't.

    To bump this guy down the list strictly because he is gay is not cool...and I don't even begin to care what your justification is.


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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    Who cares? Why does this need announcing?

    This just in... my neighbor's son is gay. Time to call CNN!
    You cannot possibly be this dumb. You're putting us on, right?
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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    I guess it may take a small amount of courage, but not a big deal. I mean, what's the downside? He comes out, all media and players are supporting him, saying how great it is. Heck, I wonder if a hetero player will come out as gay just for the accolades. I don't think there is a team out there that gives crap about him being gay. They just care if he can help them succeed. The bottom line is dollars, and that trumps all. Anyone come out and declare their heterosexuality?
    Yeah, there's such a tremendous advantage to being gay that I'm surprised everybody doesn't do it.

    You guys on the right just don't get it, do you? How do you feel about blacks in baseball?
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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I knew Collins was a nobody. I thoight for sure that his announcement gaurantee him a spot on the team.
    Well, you were wrong about this as you are about most of the important issues we discuss.
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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Something occured to me when I was a young homophobic Marine. They are gay wether they come out or not. So it really must not be a big deal since it wasnt a problem anyway.
    it depends on "the gay". when I was a young active duty guy living in the barracks (in the days before DADT) there was a gay dude in our barracks. Everyone knew he was gay even though he never "came out". Sweet Mike, everyone called him. Dude was always the first one in the shower in the morning and the last one out. He'd just stand there soaping himself watching everyone shower. It was kinda creepy but he never tried anything so it wasn't that big a deal.
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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    it depends on "the gay". when I was a young active duty guy living in the barracks (in the days before DADT) there was a gay dude in our barracks. Everyone knew he was gay even though he never "came out". Sweet Mike, everyone called him. Dude was always the first one in the shower in the morning and the last one out. He'd just stand there soaping himself watching everyone shower. It was kinda creepy but he never tried anything so it wasn't that big a deal.
    Yeah, meat gazers aren't actually an unknown phenomenon.

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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    It won't be an issue as long as it doesn't become a problem in and of itself. If he plays like every other player, nobody will bring it up. Now if he complains, he'll get shoved out the door.

    Think of it like Martin/Incognito. Martin bitched and whined. Now he's ostracized.

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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    He cut in half, at least the number of teams that might draft him. Should have waited till after the ink was dry on a contract.

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