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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    When Tony Dungy was in college, a black QB was something that would attract some controversy. Where would he be today if the University of Minnesota had decided that they didn't want the extra attention?


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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You know they would be afraid to do that.
    He's also something of a popular "local" having gone to Missouri.

    Shouldn't he get the chance to prove that he's good enough? If he's not fine, but I think given what he did in college, he deserves a chance to prove it.

    The courage from the Rams is because they're in a no-win situation. If he doesn't get cut, you will be screaming that they were afraid to (no matter what he actually does in the league), and if they do cut him someone will be screaming about homophobia.


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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I agree with his comments. But kinda two faced since he backed Mike Vicks return to the NFL.
    not two faced at all. It is all about how their ceiling is viewed. Vick was considered a once in a lifetime athlete. You forgive all kinds of warts with those kind of players.

    Sam is considered a JAG (just a guy) by talent scouts. hundreds of athletes every year with his skill-set fail to produce at the NFL level.

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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    He's also something of a popular "local" having gone to Missouri.

    Shouldn't he get the chance to prove that he's good enough? If he's not fine, but I think given what he did in college, he deserves a chance to prove it.

    The courage from the Rams is because they're in a no-win situatio
    n. If he doesn't get cut, you will be screaming that they were afraid to (no matter what he actually does in the league), and if they do cut him someone will be screaming about homophobia.

    I kind of agree with that statement and a NFL team does not need the distraction.............He should have kept his mouth shut about being gay until he madee the team (if he mkaes the team). He could have come out then.
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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

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    Hey. it a business not a freak show.
    No argument from me.
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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I kind of agree with that statement and a NFL team does not need the distraction.............He should have kept his mouth shut about being gay until he madee the team (if he mkaes the team). He could have come out then.
    It still would have been a distraction and a media circus. Then what? If Aaron Rodgers came out as gay tomorrow, would that change your opinion of how well he plays? What happens when he gets older and doesn't produce as much?


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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I kind of agree with his comments. The thing is there is never a point in the NFL draft where Michael Sam is clearly the best player. There's no way to convincingly argue that Sam will be significantly better than say Ahmad Dixon or Ken Bishop or 50 other prospects rated around there. I don't think the potential for distraction is all that huge of a drain on a team's chances, but given that I can have a player of pretty much equal NFL prospects I probably take someone else there. And this is coming as a huge Missouri Tiger, St. Louis Rams, and Michael Sam fan.

    Now, on the other hand, if Gerald Robinson were gay and I were the Rams GM, I easily, easily still take him with the #2 pick. The potential for distraction is nowhere near enough to outweigh his advantages over other players like Jake Matthews or Taylor Lewan especially when considering drafting teammate Tre Mason a few rounds later.

    The 7th round is pretty much a crapshoot and personally I probably wouldn't take the chance. Still, I don't think it was a terrible choice and as a fan I don't mind that the Rams picked him and I hope he does well for the team.
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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Was a defensive player of the year in a weak division.
    Did you seriously just call the SEC a weak division? That might be the most offensive thing on this thread.
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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I thought his words were well-chosen and succinct. I did not detect any homophodia, just an acknowledgement of reality.

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    Re: Do you agree or disagree with Tony Dungys's comments about gay player Michael Sam

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    Did you seriously just call the SEC a weak division? That might be the most offensive thing on this thread.
    SEC East, yea. Weak. Its not like he played for the Gators or Bulldogs on National Championship teams. How did they do last year? Outside of Alabama, which I doubt he could earn a spot on. What did the SEC do?

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