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Michael Sam wins Arthur Ashe Award
ESPN ^ | May 7, 2014

Posted on 05/07/2014 9:19:20 AM PDT by EveningStar

Michael Sam has been selected as the winner of the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.

The former Missouri defensive end, who likely will be taken in this week's NFL draft, will receive the award given to individuals who transcend sports at the 2014 ESPYS on July 16.

Sam, the SEC's defensive player of the year this past season, has announced he is gay and would become the first openly gay player in the NFL. He said in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday that he hopes to inspire other athletes.

(Excerpt) Read more at espn.go.com ...


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: arthurashe; arthurasheaward; courageaward; football; homosexualagenda; michaelsam; nfl; sec

1 posted on 05/07/2014 9:19:20 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

help me out here….why is it “courage” to announce something that will bring you immediate love and devotion of the entire media/culture complex?????


2 posted on 05/07/2014 9:20:13 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: EveningStar

Now all he has to do is get HIV and his career will be complete.


3 posted on 05/07/2014 9:23:06 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: EveningStar

Courage awards should go to the team mates who might have to bend over in the shower.


4 posted on 05/07/2014 9:24:05 AM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: EveningStar

Sam is holding out for San Francisco.


5 posted on 05/07/2014 9:27:48 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Dr. Thorne
Sam is holding out for San Francisco.

you mean the Niners? out of Santa Clara?

6 posted on 05/07/2014 9:29:19 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: EveningStar

How long was the list of candidates?

Where they all butt dart players?


7 posted on 05/07/2014 9:30:34 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: EveningStar
Inspire other athletes? To do what exactly? If this opportunist hadn't come out, he'd be a late-round pick destined for the practice squad.
8 posted on 05/07/2014 9:32:08 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Because the liberals have decided it is courageous to declare yourself a homosexual. so he gets an award for this alleged courage, in a media/entertainment environment which honors homosexuality.


9 posted on 05/07/2014 9:32:50 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: latina4dubya

Love your tag line!


10 posted on 05/07/2014 9:33:12 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

yes, I was being sarc…….


11 posted on 05/07/2014 9:36:46 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
"Help me out here….why is it “courage” to announce something that will bring you immediate love and devotion of the entire media/culture complex?????"

When political correctness is confused with courage, true courage is either ignored or derided.
12 posted on 05/07/2014 9:40:40 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Steve_Seattle

Well, I thought I was making that point by asking what I thought was a purely hypothetical question…..a question to expose the PC hypocirsy, not a question really begging an answer…..


13 posted on 05/07/2014 9:43:00 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: EveningStar
What are your thoughts on Sam winning this preanalstigious award?
14 posted on 05/07/2014 9:44:11 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I was agreeing with you.


15 posted on 05/07/2014 9:44:12 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: EveningStar

I never knew Arthur Ashe was a homosexual......


16 posted on 05/07/2014 9:44:13 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Steve_Seattle

got it, thankx


17 posted on 05/07/2014 9:44:33 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: EveningStar
So, an openly Sodomite football player receives an award named after a famous tennis player who died from a diseased he received from a blood transfusion that was tainted by Sodomites.
Circle of Life ... I suppose....
18 posted on 05/07/2014 9:49:11 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: Hot Tabasco

He wasn’t homosexual. He may have gotten AIDS from a blood transfusion.


19 posted on 05/07/2014 9:50:59 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Cultural Marxists will forever push the “victim” meme in order to control the minds and actions of Godless creatures. Victimology along with a threat of social/professional "ostracization" if you openly defy the reason for why the award was given. In this case, male-on-male buggery.
20 posted on 05/07/2014 9:51:07 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: El Cid
"A fool does not delight in understanding, but only in revealing his own mind"

Even more destructive under group-think ideologies that attempt to undermine wisdom.
21 posted on 05/07/2014 9:57:06 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: EveningStar
You say "tomāto," I say "tomahto." You say "inspire," I say "recruit."
22 posted on 05/07/2014 10:27:37 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Wagglebee please come home we miss you! ~ Þ)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
You are right it took no courage in the normal sense of the word. If he had “come out” 25 years ago that may have been different.
I have always felt this was a ploy by his agent to make an also ran player a higher draft pick. Some pundits feel like he does not even deserve to be drafted at all.
Also Sam getting “awards” will make him more marketable for other promotions etc. thus making him a more valuable property for the agent.
23 posted on 05/07/2014 10:38:00 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: EveningStar

I’m betting that he won’t be drafted or even taken as free agent.


24 posted on 05/07/2014 10:48:00 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121
Watch him get picked last in the infamous Mister Irrelevant” spot. That will make him throw a Hissy Fit.
25 posted on 05/07/2014 11:05:16 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: EveningStar
He wasn’t homosexual.

I know.........Ashe was a pioneer black in a white dominated sport, much as Jackie Robinson was but without the racial harrassment Robinson went thru.

Ashe's biggest battle was with heart disease.

To give Sam an award created from Ashe's struggles simply because he admitted to being a homosexual is a disgrace to both Arthur Ashe and the annual award.

As a side note, Jackie Robinson was a Republican.........

26 posted on 05/07/2014 12:19:24 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Rummyfan
He is a late-round pick destined for the practice squad at best. He came out of the NFL Scouting Combine with his draft chances just slightly above 50-50. Most recent reports have him not being drafted at all.
27 posted on 05/07/2014 2:12:11 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Jackie Robinson was a Republican.

True, but he made a left turn in 1964 and never looked back.

28 posted on 05/07/2014 2:47:31 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: nikos1121

Ditto. He’s no good, has no chance of becoming an NFL player. If any team wants to draft a nobody bench warmer and give him a million dollars a year because he’s a sodomite they are not playing with a full deck. NFL teams don’t like to waste their picks for PC nonsense.


29 posted on 05/07/2014 8:59:16 PM PDT by NKP_Vet ("It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died;we should thank God that such men lived" ~ Patton)
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To: EveningStar

I guess it does take courage to stick your wang up another man’s butt.


30 posted on 05/08/2014 7:00:56 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: EveningStar

They’re pulling out all the propaganda, that’s for sure.


31 posted on 05/12/2014 12:00:06 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: EveningStar

All together now, he just wants to be accepted and treated like any other football player. /s


32 posted on 05/12/2014 12:06:25 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (Bear His image. Bring His message. Be the Church.)
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