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

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    When was that?
    When the season ended. Then his **** Combine dropped him.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    The Rams are monstrous up front. As a fan, I see this as an attention grab and a token of respect instead of a football move. Either way, congrats to all parties.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    I would have drafted him if i was a gm. He was dpoy in the toughest conference. He had a bad combine but so did terrell suggs. I remember by bears passed on him and he ended up being great.
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    Re: http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-michael-sam-nfl-draft-20140511-s

    Rams did have a good draft overall.
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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
    after his performance at the combine, i'm surprised he was drafted at all.

    it was nearly unanimous that he's a great dude... but not good enough for the NFL
    he's not fast, and he's not strong.... so I guess, here's to hoping he has something in his bag of tricks to overcome those extremely important attributes.



    personally, I hope he sucks... but that's just because I can't stand the Rams and I hope they have a losing season.
    I'm not a rams fan either but now I'm kinda bound to follow them this year. Not because of Sam but a kid from my high school was signed as a free agent CB/kick returner for them a few weeks ago... thheeeeennnn he got arrested for pot possession.


    Fortunately it won't effect his being on the team though.
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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
    I wish him well. I hope he proves the naysayers wrong. But since when is a seventh round pick big news? It doesn't mean that he can't be a great player - Tom Brady was a 6th round pick and Marques Colston was the second to last pick. So I hope he cam be as good as them, and we can talk about how he's a GOOD Linebacker instead of a GAY Linebacker.
    Since when is SEC defender of year a 7th round pick? Pretty sure cause he's gay. Should've been more like 5th round pick at least, or taken by a team that needs DLs more. So yeah it is news because most the NFL and especially their fans are too bigoted for a gay player and still stuck in 1950s, and yet Sam had the courage to come out before draft

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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
    It's news, because he's gay and that if he hadn't come out of the closet, he wouldn't have been picked, at all.
    LOL yeah right, SEC defender of the year not picked at all. But then here's just another attempt to bash while pretending not to

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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
    Since when is SEC defender of year a 7th round pick? Pretty sure cause he's gay. Should've been more like 5th round pick at least, or taken by a team that needs DLs more. So yeah it is news because most the NFL and especially their fans are too bigoted for a gay player and still stuck in 1950s, and yet Sam had the courage to come out before draft
    Or he had that bad of a Combine, which he did.
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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
    Why else would he come out of the closet? Because he figgered he wouldn't get picked, otherwise.
    If you actually watched the brief interview with ESPN, he said all the scouts knew already and coming out way before season started hopefully meant it won't be distraction by then.

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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
    It worked for Jason Collins.
    Analysis of players with similar stats to Collins revealed 50/50 chance he'd be picked up, and it took a year, so again you're just wrong. Just stop, we can all see your motives.

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