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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    it's only news because he's gay... no other reason.
    So... the other draftees won't get mentioned in newspapers across the country? Not even newspapers in the states the teams are from? Not even in sports sections of the newspapers of the cities they belong to? Odd that this kind of thing wouldn't be mentioned by news agencies if the player had been straight. I mean... million dollar contracts signed by new players don't usually get mentioned. Wait... yes, yes they do. They get mentioned all the time along with other bits of their life stories that most don't care about. So nothing to see here, being gay is pretty normal. It's as regular a story as that of the player who went from rags to riches. No different than the story of players who get mentioned because they're also extremely intelligent. No different then the story of the guy who joined the military because he was a patriot. This is just another story of a perfectly normal thing.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    it's only news because he's gay... no other reason.
    100% correct
    hence most of the titles say "first openly gay"

    be very hard to have that title or story without that factor lol

    its a big deal but also to be fair ALL draftess have some type of sotry about them some where . . . . did you have some type of point
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by Del Zeppnile View Post
    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.
    He won the SEC defensive player of the year, ffs.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

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    He won the SEC defensive player of the year, ffs.
    Jason White won the Heisman trophy and was not drafted.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Please, he was co-defensive player of the year in the SEC. And nobody would have given,him a chance?
    He was also out of shape and performed poorly at the combine. TBW was a potential first pick and almost fell out of the first round. Because he did poorly in the draft run up pro days.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Does this mean you're joining the NFL thread this year.

    I notice you're from La.
    Do they have a team ?
    Saints?
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

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    He won the SEC defensive player of the year, ffs.
    So did Rolando McClain.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    So did Rolando McClain.
    wasn't he a first round pick?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    wasn't he a first round pick?
    Yes, 8th overall.....a complete bust.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    Yes, 8th overall.....a complete bust.
    well he played a few years, but the point is that all draft picks are based on potential. He was a dude with issues can you explain how this is relevant to Sam?

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