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John Elway says he applauds Michael Sam
ESPN ^ | 2-10-14 | Jeff Legwold |

Posted on 02/10/2014 9:52:26 PM PST by Oliviaforever

John Elway was a Hall of Fame quarterback as a player and now is charged by Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen to build the team's roster as an executive.

So, Elway knows what goes on in an NFL locker room as well as the decisions that are made to put the players in one. And Monday, Elway said Missouri defensive end Michael Sam’s announcement that he is gay would have no impact on the team’s evaluation of Sam as a player or Sam's draft status with the team.

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TOPICS: Sports; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: denverbroncos; homosexualagenda; johnelway; michaelsam; nfl
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Now we have none other than John Elway, the very same John Elway who turned his back on Tim Tebow and within a couple years saw his team crushed in the Super Bowl, chiming in on the Michael Sam situation.
1 posted on 02/10/2014 9:52:26 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

That’s alright Johnny. You can draft him and bend over just like your team in the Super Bowl.


2 posted on 02/10/2014 9:54:25 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Oliviaforever

And I applaud what your team did a week ago Sunday.


3 posted on 02/10/2014 9:56:14 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: Oliviaforever

GFY Elway and Manning. Have fun in the shower Broncos.


4 posted on 02/10/2014 9:57:19 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Even Forrest Gump got into Alabama...)
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To: Oliviaforever

We know Tim’s signature move after a victory. What will be this guy’s signature move? Yuk.


5 posted on 02/10/2014 9:57:25 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: max americana
That’s alright Johnny. You can draft him and bend over just like your team in the Super Bowl.

That was cruel. Funny, but cruel!

6 posted on 02/10/2014 9:57:44 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: Oliviaforever

The bandwagon has left the station, and Moochelle is driving.


7 posted on 02/10/2014 9:59:22 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: doug from upland

So do I!!!


8 posted on 02/10/2014 10:02:19 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Oliviaforever

Elway is a bonehead and an adulterer who cheated on his first wife.

Go ahead, Piltdown Man, draft Michael Sam. He’ll be your Ryan Leaf and a colossal failure.


9 posted on 02/10/2014 10:11:53 PM PST by twister881
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To: Oliviaforever

All that squatting at the scrimage line? This is going to get ugly.


10 posted on 02/10/2014 10:19:01 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: twister881

“He’ll be your Ryan Leaf and a colossal failure.”

If Sam gets drafted at all, it can be assured that he will be a failure as most of his teammates will not want to play with him and opposing payers will not want to be near him and the quarterbacks that his sacks will be humiliated and maybe even traumatized.

More than anything, the NFL will have to contend with a massive Boycott by Christians who will not want to watch him play football and will not permit their children to watch any games that Sam plays.


11 posted on 02/10/2014 10:21:25 PM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

LOLOLOL.

Elway was hounded by the Denver media, so he felt obligated to reply!


12 posted on 02/10/2014 10:27:29 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: doug from upland

LOL

Have family that used to go to the same church as Elway many years ago.

Guess John never opened a Bible there, nor read certain parts of it.


13 posted on 02/10/2014 10:33:49 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Oliviaforever

Johnny baby, you are wrong on this one. Too bad you lost last weekend—my heart bleeds, especially for the Canadian owner as he lost a lot of prestige and money. Manning? Well, that is another story............


14 posted on 02/10/2014 10:41:06 PM PST by Fungi
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To: doug from upland

I think this guy will have his own cheer squad, “Herculees, Herculees!”.
(Que the action in the backfield twins....)/S


15 posted on 02/10/2014 10:56:59 PM PST by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: Oliviaforever

I bet we will see many players publicly praise Michael Sam for his “courage” (so as to not run afoul of the PC Police) while at the same secretly hope their team does not draft him because of all of the locker issues and other distractions he will create.


16 posted on 02/10/2014 11:03:20 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: Oliviaforever

Any mention as to Michael Sam’s “boyfriend?”


17 posted on 02/10/2014 11:17:55 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

So those posts about Elway being a “conservative” were worth what?


18 posted on 02/10/2014 11:19:17 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

?


19 posted on 02/10/2014 11:23:02 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Oliviaforever

What a RINO !


20 posted on 02/11/2014 12:19:21 AM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: Oliviaforever

More than anything, the NFL will have to contend with a massive Boycott by Christians who will not want to watch him play football and will not permit their children to watch any games that Sam plays.
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Big overreach.

There have been many gay NFL players over the decades. LA Rams QB Roman Gabriel, wide receiver “Bambi” (who married lez Joey Heatherton, so they served as ‘beards’ for each other), are a couple of examples that I recall.


21 posted on 02/11/2014 1:25:26 AM PST by octex
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To: Oliviaforever

No one gives two sheets except the Commie pink fags.


22 posted on 02/11/2014 1:31:12 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Oliviaforever

As a long time fan of the Broncos I have no problem saying this.... Go Frick yourself John Elway!


23 posted on 02/11/2014 1:42:27 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: F15Eagle

He went to church but didn’t open a bible because he compliments a man for his courage and honesty? What a feeble post.


24 posted on 02/11/2014 2:58:06 AM PST by Misterioso (Man's ego is the fountainhead of human progress. - Ayn Rand)
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To: Oliviaforever

Negotiating tactic, they can pay less if they draft him


25 posted on 02/11/2014 2:58:10 AM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Oliviaforever

The significance of this still escapes me.

Given the percent of the population that is gay and the percent of the population that can play pro football, either way you work this equation isn’t the total number absolutely microscopic?

And this is treated like some giant turning point and now gay pro football players will come flying out of the closet.

Except, they don’t exist. At least not in numbers that mean anything.


26 posted on 02/11/2014 3:04:29 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Misterioso
So..proudly admitting to being an active contagion in the latest plague that is trying to kill traditional America is now “honest” and “courageous”?
27 posted on 02/11/2014 3:30:20 AM PST by Into the Vortex
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To: Oliviaforever

They shouldn’t allow anyone who isn’t gay to play in the NFL.


28 posted on 02/11/2014 4:00:25 AM PST by stevem
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To: Oliviaforever
"More than anything, the NFL will have to contend with a massive Boycott by Christians who will not want to watch him play football and will not permit their children to watch any games that Sam plays."

Doubt that will have much impact, unfortunately. We've lost the narrative and we're losing the cultural war in America. There's not a compelling reason in the world that Man can come up with in his reasoning not to tolerate homosexuality. "Gross" or "eventually self-destructive" are not enough. Sexual restraint is purely a matter of God's will and His standard for morality. In the first century, Tacitus said Christians were "haters of mankind" for teaching against such things as homosexuality. In an increasingly godless society, that popular perception of those of us who stand against immoral conduct is increasing. The world hated our King first, so it will hate us. But it's all temporary!

29 posted on 02/11/2014 5:12:19 AM PST by mikeus_maximus
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To: octex

Roman Gabriel has been married three times...to females. It was the son of Lance “Bambi” Alworth, Lance Alworth Jr,. who got “married” in a homosexual ceremony. Lance Rentzel, not Lance “Bambi” Alworth, married Joey Heatherton. Rentzel was arrested seveal time for exposing himself to minors but never connected to being a homosexual.


30 posted on 02/11/2014 5:15:06 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Oliviaforever

What else is he going to say? The press is trolling for the first person to disagree with this so they can vilify him.


31 posted on 02/11/2014 5:21:05 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (http://thegatwickview.tumblr.com/ http://thepurginglutheran.tumblr.com/)
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To: Oliviaforever

I delivered pizzas for about 7 years in northern Colorado. It always amazed me how many people had a ‘shrine’ to John Elway and the Broncos in the front room of their house.


32 posted on 02/11/2014 7:50:25 AM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, Paper, Scissors, GUN! I win.)
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To: Oliviaforever

NFL players already give the impression they all are really into fruity celebration gyrations and swishy self-congratulatory chest slapping after even marginally successful plays.

Freegards


33 posted on 02/11/2014 8:00:51 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: Oliviaforever

My guess is that teams that need defensive lineman are going to be falling over each other drafting lineman in the first three rounds so they can justify not picking Sam in the 4th (that is where he is slotted right now). If he falls to the 5th someone will take the chance.


34 posted on 02/11/2014 8:08:11 AM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Oliviaforever

So just what is Elway applauding, here ... which form of homosexual sodomy does he find fabulous?


35 posted on 02/11/2014 8:12:00 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: Ransomed
You know what? Here's something that's always bugged me. I'm a cyclist. People (especially here on FR) always talk about how cyclists are gay, because they wear spandex and helmets, and drink from water bottles.

Well, football players wear spandex and helmets, and drink from water bottles.

AND, they smack each other on the butt and take showers together. So who's gay?

36 posted on 02/11/2014 8:17:38 AM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, Paper, Scissors, GUN! I win.)
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To: real saxophonist

What would other competitive cyclists do to a cyclist who makes a choke sign to the other cyclists who he beat or does a fruity dance after winning?

Freegards


37 posted on 02/11/2014 8:32:41 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: Ransomed
Not gay:

?/a>

38 posted on 02/11/2014 8:42:17 AM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, Paper, Scissors, GUN! I win.)
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To: Oliviaforever

It was his coming out party availability for dating.


39 posted on 02/11/2014 8:44:29 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Oliviaforever

What comes around, goes around...


40 posted on 02/11/2014 8:48:28 AM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: mikeus_maximus

To be honest, I cannot imagine how a Christian justifies supporting the NFL. Just how long does an organization need to pee on someone before the person takes offense?


41 posted on 02/11/2014 8:50:07 AM PST by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: real saxophonist

Ha ha! Sagan cracks me up! One of only a few pros who seems to have a good time doing what he does.


42 posted on 02/11/2014 9:20:45 AM PST by SouthParkRepublican
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To: SouthParkRepublican
Peter Sagan
43 posted on 02/11/2014 9:32:41 AM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, Paper, Scissors, GUN! I win.)
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To: SouthParkRepublican

You know what - I think this is the first time in the history of Free Republic, that an NFL thread was hijacked by a cycling thread.... 8~)


44 posted on 02/11/2014 9:43:40 AM PST by real saxophonist (Rock, Paper, Scissors, GUN! I win.)
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To: Misterioso

Guess very few can read one - your post is feeble


45 posted on 02/11/2014 9:52:55 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: real saxophonist

No, that right there isn’t of the gay that I can discern!

Seriously, what would cyclists do to another that acts like a fruity jerk? “Accidentally” knock them over, gang up and block them from advancing, or what? The big problem with the NFL is that the cool players can’t police the jerks. Each game means too much and the modern officiating, penalties and replay can affect its outcome to a great degree. Thus swishy celebrations after such amazing feats as falling on a loose ball.

There’s a reason no one is making a choke sign to a pitcher after drawing a walk.

Freegards


46 posted on 02/11/2014 9:58:07 AM PST by Ransomed
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To: real saxophonist
Can't open the link due to web filters at work but will check it out later. Thanks.

You have to admit, for those not indoctrinated into the sport it's not a big stretch to understand how people can view it as less than masculine. This thought has occurred to me on numerous Sunday mornings as I tap dance across a cafe floor in my cleats and Lycra shorts to pay for my latte.

Frankly I don't care if the world laughs at me. About 10 years ago a friend twisted my arm to get me out with him on a local bike shop group ride. Didn't own a bike so he set up a mid 80's steel Bianchi (shifters on the down tube)for me to ride. I was a distance runner so my cardio and respiratory was in decent shape but I had not been on a bike in over a decade. 40 Miles later I thought my spleen was going to fall out. I swore I would never subject myself to that kind of torture again but, sure enough, a week went by and I was right back out with them. Hands down the most difficult yet enjoyable sport I have ever participated in.

47 posted on 02/11/2014 10:27:28 AM PST by SouthParkRepublican
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To: octex

How can Christian families allow their male children to watch NFL Football when we know that there is a gay player on the field and know the the NFL condones his playing?

What happens when young boys who play high school football discover that being gay will help them be recruited by Div. 1 schools and be praised by NFL executives?

An NFL boycott would prevent the league from signing gay players.


48 posted on 02/11/2014 10:28:21 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

I must confess, I don’t care if there is a gay player in the NFL any more than I do if one is working at Sears or Burger King. That’s between the individual and their maker.

What I resent is the constant need of a minority of people to force an agenda that suits their proclivities on others as well as a seemingly willing corporate culture that has no problem helping them promote it.


49 posted on 02/11/2014 10:42:53 AM PST by SouthParkRepublican
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To: SouthParkRepublican

Yep


50 posted on 02/11/2014 10:46:57 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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