BTW isn't Seth Petruzelli gay? He has fought in UFC.
Not only brazilians can do this stuff
Let me break it down for you. I NEVER said Sam shouldn't be openly gay. In fact I stated in my first post that he should be open about it. What I also stated that it should come in the form of a big announcement and take center stage over his football career and chances especially before he even makes a team.
I also stated that while I believe he did it the way that he did to to enhance his exposure that I thought the media was taking it too far and was going to make it even more difficult for his chances to make the team. Tebow faced the same thing because everyone was watching and critical of every move.
The segments you are talking about are more tabloid / magazine show than ESPN, although they probably have mentioned it before. If they were to do a 30 for 30 type or E60 or a football life about Sam in a year or 2 I would think it is great. The kid aint done shit yet though.
If you read the article about Fisher drafting Sam they highlight that the Rams drafted an openly gay player. Not a Def Player of the year player who scouts think is too small. Again, an injustice to the man himself.
And lastly, the fact that you are comparing Sam to Romo and Brady shows me that you are the type of person I am speaking against. Sam has NO place in a discussion with Romo or Brady. Lets break it down.
1. UFA who is now the QB and Leader for one of the most celebrated teams in history. Linked to a Hollywood Star (people love there TMZ)
2. Drafted I believe 199 overall with 6 QB going ahead of him to become a multi time SB champion. Linked to a Celebrity Model. TMZ effect again.
3. Openly Gay.
While all 3 of these could and should get TMZ coverage only 2 belong to be highlighted on sports networks at this stage. And not for who they are sticking there dick in. Sam could be a great story. It was over done. Let him play then have your stories. No matter what his career becomes he will be a trend setter, I get that. Yes they should have done a story on Sam. but not to the extinct that they did IF they are really trying to promote him as an equal and say its all about football. No they are taking advantage of Sam just as much as he tried to use it to his advantage.
Players who are good do not have national coverage in there house on draft day. Boyd was at one time a top prospect before returning to school. Plus I am willing to bet it was Local media not national media. I would fully expect local media to cover both during the draft.
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There is a difference between documenting history and making it about the guy being gay instead of a football player.
I do find this thread hilarious with all the responses. If I would have come on here gay bashing I would have been told he should be judged as a person and whether or not he can play football. Instead though, I come on here and I say him being gay should not matter but what should is whether he can play or not and how he acts as a person. I then go on to say that I believe he is and will be exploited which could hurt him at a professional level and that the media should back off of him and let him earn his spot. Yet, because of this people are saying I am wrong? Tell me how I am wrong. Seriously, some of you are just so PC that you can't see things for what they are.
Just cuz Sam is gay doesn't mean he would never announce and come out of the closet at a time that would benefit him. Never would ESPN (which I barely watch because they are becoming more and move TMZ like anyway) exploit something just for ratings.
So, please someone tell me why Michael Sam should be treated any different than any other footballer?
And again, I am actually fine with them there "incase" he got drafted. Its the whole build up, the whole production and drama, the story about how Fisher made the call. It all feels forced, a little fabricated, and like its a lot more than a 7th rd pick needs wants or deserves.
I will say this. So far Kevo is the only one who gave anything close to a reasonable response. However I doubt the did it to document history. No, they were pandering to the PC crowd who didnt know shit about football just to see what happened with the gay guy. I think if they are not careful this kid is going to fail, unfairly due to the hype and media around him.
Of course they're pandering. They pandering to everybody, every gay straight black white woman man child, pandering to them all to WATCH! WATCH ESPN. Thats what they do man, everything they do, every story, every report, every broadcast, everything is geared toward one goal and one goal only: attract eyeballs, sell advertisement. They put the first out gay dude all over tv, because people were gonna tune in for that. People were gonna talk about it. Look how everyone is talking about this gay football player, and then everyone will go watch football people talk about the gay football player. TUNE IN TO SPORTSCENTER FOR A REPORT ON THE GAY FOOTBALL PLAYER AND HIS REACTION TO ALL THIS ATTENTION! FOLLOWED BY OUR EXPERTS REACTING AND ANALYZING HIS REACTION! BROUGHT TO YOU BY OLD SPICE!
It's nothing more and nothing less than that. It's all about selling 30 second commercials in between talking about the 2015 NFL draft and what Tebow is up to nowadays.
Hey guys...can we get back to the real topic at hand?
My only means for survival in prison was sucking 100's of dicks thus earning the tinkerbell nickname?
Geez guys, a little respect here.
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