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    Re: Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player [W:282]

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    Re: Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Same with Saba. Please tell me what barriers existed 10 years ago for an openly gay player to be picked or drafted onto a team? Did the NFL change its rules on drafting openly gay people? Does or did the NFL have any such rule, written or unwritten that would have prevented this from happening 10 years ago? The only people crying about this and making a big hubbaloo is folks like you, and Michael Sam, and a salivating media. Anyone that cares about any professional sport would welcome a gifted player onto their team, and I suspect that it matters if they were little green men from Mars, as long as they helped their team win, fans are very forgiving when it comes to winning...

    The cynic in me thinks that Michael Sam is a borderline narcissist which has been found to be way more prevalent in gay men than straight men, and Mike probably thought in a calculated move that regardless of how it all turned out, the LGBT movement would progress as a result of his declaring his sexuality prior to entering the draft. It was win/win for them, and he. When folks like you and Saba and the stupid salivating media stop making it an issue, it will no longer be one. Until then, the race hustlers like Sharpton and Co, openness about sexuality, like race, will remain an issue for those that stand to profit from it.

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    Re: Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player [W:282]

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    It was not common knowledge in football that repeated blows to the head, that might not be as serious as concussions, could actually create some serious problems down the road. Like I say, I can remember hitting someone so hard that I say double. I just got up, the coaches congratulated me for a good hit, and kept playing. It's only been recently that its been widely known that you have to be really careful. And even now, some people dispute that there is any substantial additional risk at all.
    You mean like 70-80 head punches that Ali took to the head in all those fights for 20 years? It's been widely known for years. It's just that it's become an issue since the NFL and college football started paying more attention. But when you're paying players millions of dollars a year and boxers $20 mil a fight they (the player/boxer) will keep taking the chance that "it won't happen to me". Or else they're just too stupid to acknowledge it.

    And this didn't hurt the SUDDEN emphasis on the part of the NFL and the colleges. A

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    Dorsett, Marshall and DeLamielleure are among the 4,500-plus plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit filed against the NFL that is in the midst of being settled for $765 million. The plaintiffs argued that for years the NFL had concealed a link between playing football and brain damage. As part of the settlement reached in August, the NFL did not admit to wrongdoing.
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    Re: Rams select Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player [W:282]

    Quote Originally Posted by HogWash View Post
    You mean like 70-80 head punches that Ali took to the head in all those fights for 20 years? It's been widely known for years. It's just that it's become an issue since the NFL and college football started paying more attention. But when you're paying players millions of dollars a year and boxers $20 mil a fight they (the player/boxer) will keep taking the chance that "it won't happen to me". Or else they're just too stupid to acknowledge it.

    And this didn't hurt the SUDDEN emphasis on the part of the NFL and the colleges. A

    Law suit

    Dorsett, Marshall and DeLamielleure are among the 4,500-plus plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit filed against the NFL that is in the midst of being settled for $765 million. The plaintiffs argued that for years the NFL had concealed a link between playing football and brain damage. As part of the settlement reached in August, the NFL did not admit to wrongdoing.
    I already said it was known in boxing. I just wasn't known in football. My brother played pro football and went to a school that has one of the best medical schools in the country. It was known, or if it was, they weren't talking to him about it much.

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