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Old 10-21-2014   #1
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Default The Michael Sam Experiment

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Michael Sam, the first openly gay active NFL player, has been cut from the Dallas Cowboys practice team.

The team announced on Tuesday that they were cutting Sam to make way for linebacker Troy Daniels. Sam had been on the 10-man practice team since Week 1.


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And you're just giddy with girlish joy.
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Let's see how receptive these bigots are when someone comes out and can start in the NFL.
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Experiment?? I can see that was your words and not the title of the article. Is Sam a different species or something I'm not aware of?

What a strange way to characterize the situation.
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lol, I forgot this guy existed.
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Experiment?? I can see that was your words and not the title of the article. Is Sam a different species or something I'm not aware of?

What a strange way to characterize the situation.
Yes it was my words, and my opinion ... nothing more.

I never thought this guy stood a chance. He was used by others trying to make themselves out to be something that society looks upon as good and special, while in my opinion they probably never had any intention of him making the team.

As far as what Michael Sam was ... was a publicity stunt.
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Yes it was my words, and my opinion ... nothing more.

I never thought this guy stood a chance. He was used by others trying to make themselves out to be something that society looks upon as good and special, while in my opinion they probably never had any intention of him making the team.

As far as what Michael Sam was ... was a publicity stunt.
So you're saying Jeff Fisher, a long established coach who could give a shit what anyone thinks of him, that he was in it for the publicity?
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I'm surprised. Not because he's good, but because...
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Let's see how receptive these bigots are when someone comes out and can start in the NFL.
What'd you say? Can't hear you over the howls of outrage and allegations of discrimination which were predicted by them.
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~Oh how superior you are.~ Would you believe, gullible?
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The guy got a fair shot with two different teams, all you can ask for.

Opened the door for more talented gay men in the future though, so no reason for libs to be upset or for others to celebrate.
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There are already gay dudes in the NFL. At some point, one or more of them will be open about it, perhaps because of Sam.
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Wasn't this guy def mvp in the Big 12 last year and thought to be a fine football player before he came out and kissed a guy on national tv?
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There are already gay dudes in the NFL. At some point, one or more of them will be open about it, perhaps because of Sam.
Unfortunately the fact that he was open probably was his demise. Wonder where he would have been drafted if he just kept his private life private? Of course he stunk up the combine, but maybe that was nerves and all the pressure he created for himself. If he would have been just another football player, who only wanted to go out and play football ... he might still be playing.
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Wasn't this guy def mvp in the Big 12 last year and thought to be a fine football player before he came out and kissed a guy on national tv?
SEC actually, not that means anything, as Heisman winners can go without making a team.

Was always a marginal NFL talent

At the end of the day, him being gay was not a big deal either way, which is what we call all gleam from this I guess.

Gay dudes have been in the NFL since there has been an NFL, just not open about it. See Kerry Rhodes from a few years ago.
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Wasn't this guy def mvp in the Big 12 last year and thought to be a fine football player before he came out and kissed a guy on national tv?
Co-SEC DPOY. But there were questions about his athleticism/game long before he came out. His workout at the Combine only exacerbated that as he performed below average in pretty much every athletic drill.

It's usually tough for guys like him to stick because most teams are almost always going to pick the more athletic guy over the higher motor guy and hope to mold him into something special. That was the situation that occurred with the Rams.
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He was smart to come out though. Now he'll have a gig for life somewhere and it'll be solely based on his sexuality, which we'll hear is no big deal for the rest of time even though that's the only reason news of a guy getting cut from a practice squad makes all the news outlets.
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I don't see what the big deal is. The whole Texans team minus #99 plays like a bunch of fags. Hell we have 52 saladtossers on the active roster....
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He was smart to come out though. Now he'll have a gig for life somewhere and it'll be solely based on his sexuality, which we'll hear is no big deal for the rest of time even though that's the only reason news of a guy getting cut from a practice squad makes all the news outlets.
^ there we have it ...
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Over? Forever? Bummer.

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