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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    St. Louis did Missouri a favor in sparing them the embarrassment.
    However, IMHO, if he doesn't come out, he's a 3rd/4th pick coming from that program and conference.
    We need to be approaching the day where people are assured of themselves enough they don't need to tell the whole world who they are .
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Even just one defensive star can do a ton for a team. I truly doubt his drafting had anything to do with him being openly gay. For my part, I wish him no better or worse than any other player. All that matters is his ability.
    If his ability was judged very highly, he wouldn't have been picked damn near last.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

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    How much are they going to pay me? I don't care as long as I get paid.
    Hellifiknow! Depends on the PR value, I reckon.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Does this mean you're joining the NFL thread this year.
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    Hellifiknow! Depends on the PR value, I reckon.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Then GMs are imbeciles to pass him up over and over just because of a single bad day of running without pads and lifting weights, as opposed to 4 years of on field competition. But that's all a lie to feed attention to combine anyway. No one's draft status plummets 4 goddamn rounds cause of the combine. Not unless they're the 1st gay prospect anyway.
    Well like it or not GM puts a lot of importance on the Combine, because a great college player does not mean a good NFL player. Might him being gay meant he went in the 7th round compared to the late 6th? Maybe. But it is not to the level which you are trying to portray it by. I also do not think that if he had not come out gay means he would not have been drafted. I think no matter what he was going to be drafted by a team, but his poor showing at Combine hurt him more than him being gay.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If his ability was judged very highly, he wouldn't have been picked damn near last.
    Then it sounds like he was drafted according to his perceived ability and his sexual orientation had nothing to do with it.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Well like it or not GM puts a lot of importance on the Combine, because a great college player does not mean a good NFL player. Might him being gay meant he went in the 7th round compared to the late 6th? Maybe. But it is not to the level which you are trying to portray it by. I also do not think that if he had not come out gay means he would not have been drafted. I think no matter what he was going to be drafted by a team, but his poor showing at Combine hurt him more than him being gay.
    I can agree with that, although even the draft itself is no more than a crapshot usually, so i don't know why so many watch. Too many #3 overalls have failed completely while #200+ get super bowl MVP and hall of fame career. So in fact GMs don't know what they're doing.

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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    I can agree with that, although even the draft itself is no more than a crapshot usually, so i don't know why so many watch. Too many #3 overalls have failed completely while #200+ get super bowl MVP and hall of fame career. So in fact GMs don't know what they're doing.
    Exception might be the Seahawks, past three years they have drafted like 9 pro bowl calibar players.

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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

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    Exception might be the Seahawks, past three years they have drafted like 9 pro bowl calibar players.
    And yet Schneider hasn't sniffed GM of the year. It's a double face palm. This year's draft is testimony to his success. Ask all the tall defensive backs that got drated.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    He's not really a very good ballplayer, the only reason he was in the news is because he is a homosexual.


    This story is a big yawn.

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