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

    'The Missouri defensive end could become the first openly gay player in the NFL.

    Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.

    In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports, Sam says he came out to his teammates and coaches at Missouri in August.

    Sam says: “I am an openly, proud gay man.”'


    All-American Michael Sam says he is gay - latimes.com



    Gutsy guy. I hope this does not in any way hurt his career or his life.

    But it is about time someone in the NFL came out...so big kudos to him...it must not have been an easy decision.

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

    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.

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

    This should not be considered news. I am all for gay rights. I have nothing in any way against this young man being true about himself. But it shouldn't matter. The media has no business here. Yes, he is gay. Yes, he might be the first active gay NFL player if drafted. But that does not make him any different. We need to stop polarizing this argument by making it so in your face.
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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Thats super. Heres where he needs to shut up and play football.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    This should not be considered news. I am all for gay rights. I have nothing in any way against this young man being true about himself. But it shouldn't matter. The media has no business here. Yes, he is gay. Yes, he might be the first active gay NFL player if drafted. But that does not make him any different. We need to stop polarizing this argument by making it so in your face.
    Unfortunately, it IS big news in sports...and just maybe for gay men/women as well.

    In the entire history of the NFL, which is by far the most lucrative sports league in America (over 115 million watched the Super Bowl)...no active player has ever come out.

    This could begin to break down the barrier for gay athletes in high profile, professional sports...especially in America.

    I don't think this is earth-shattering...but I do think it is definitely newsworthy.
    Last edited by DA60; 02-09-14 at 11:33 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Unfortunately, it IS big news in sports...and just maybe for gay men/women as well.

    In the entire history of the NFL, no active player has ever come out.

    This could begin to break down the barrier for gay athletes in high profile, professional sports...especially in America.
    How many more of these identity politics "breaking down barrier" hero's do we need? When's Cuba gooding Jr. making the movie?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Unfortunately, it IS big news in sports...and just maybe for gay men/women as well.

    In the entire history of the NFL, which is by far the most lucrative sports league in America...no active player has ever come out.

    This could begin to break down the barrier for gay athletes in high profile, professional sports...especially in America.

    I don't think this is earth-shattering...but I do think it is significant news.


    Full acceptance from the ignorant comes in stages...I think this is one of them.
    It should have never been an issue in the first place. There should not be a barrier.
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    Re: All-American college football player Michael Sam says he is gay

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    How many more of these identity politics "breaking down barrier" hero's do we need?
    As many as it takes so that it is no longer an issue of discrimination in America and until people like you get it.










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

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    As many as it takes so that it is no longer an issue of discrimination in America and until people like you get it.
    I think its you who doesn't get it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    It should have never been an issue in the first place. There should not be a barrier.
    Well, of course not. And there are TONS of other barriers that should not exist...but they do.

    And the barriers still exist for these people...just look around this site at the LGBT threads.

    I think this is a very positive step forward in the LGBT fight for complete acceptance.

    And, if you know anything about American football, then you know how much courage it must have taken this guy to come out.

    At the very least, I think that is newsworthy.

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