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Michael Sam: I should've been drafted in the first three rounds
cbs sportsline ^ | 5-11-14 | John Breech

Posted on 05/11/2014 7:19:37 PM PDT by FlJoePa

Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam became the first openly gay player in NFL history to be drafted when the Rams took him with the 249th pick on Saturday, but Sam almost didn't make history because he almost fell out of the draft.

Sam was taken with the eighth-to-last pick, meaning he almost wasn't drafted at all, something he found rather shocking. The NFL's first openly gay player said he should've been picked higher.

"From last season alone, I should've been in the first three rounds -- SEC Defensive player of the year, All-American," Sam said, listing off his 2013 accomplishments, via the Rams official website. "I should have gone in the top three rounds easily."

Instead of going in the first three rounds though, Sam almost didn't go in any round. So what would have happened if Sam wasn't drafted?

According to NFL Network, the Bears, Giants and Ravens were all interested in signing Sam if he hadn't been taken by St. Louis. The Rams also would have tried to sign Sam if they hadn't grabbed him with the 249th pick.

Bears coach Marc Trestman said on Saturday that Sam would have been a defensive end in Chicago, not a linebacker, "When someone has that number of sacks, you have to pay attention to that," Trestman said of the Bears' interest in Sam, via the Chicago Sun-Times.

As it is though, Sam is with the Rams, and he's happy about that. "The Rams know what the hell they're doing."

And what the Rams did was draft Sam, which you can watch below.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: dipshit; fag; finalroundloser; football; homosexualagenda; michaelsam; nfl; rainbows; rams; sam
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To: FlJoePa

The fact that he was picked so late seems mighty queer.


2 posted on 05/11/2014 7:20:43 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: FlJoePa

“Because I’m a fag.”


3 posted on 05/11/2014 7:24:01 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: FlJoePa

Enjoy your cruddy player who won’t help you win many, if any, games, Rams.


4 posted on 05/11/2014 7:24:41 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: ClearCase_guy

Stop bein’ so silly-—lol


5 posted on 05/11/2014 7:24:51 PM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Not the least bit queer. [Nor has it anything to do with the fact that he’s queer.] He’s slow. He’s small. He’s been described by NFL scouts as a “very marginal pass rusher for very limited situations,” and “very easily pushed around.” And as FlJoe says, he had a very disappointing Combine. When he fails to make the NFL average 4.5 year career, that’ll probably be called “queer” as well. But there’s nothing queer about mediocre players being drafted late if at all.


6 posted on 05/11/2014 7:25:09 PM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: FlJoePa

Delusional


7 posted on 05/11/2014 7:25:13 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: FlJoePa
The only reason he got drafted at all is because the league knew the homosexual mafia would go berserk if he didn't.

He's not NFL material. He runs like a girl.

8 posted on 05/11/2014 7:25:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: FlJoePa
Puhleese !

So much for the NFL

9 posted on 05/11/2014 7:25:39 PM PDT by onona (I’ve pretty much given up on sanity returning.)
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To: FlJoePa

Ingtar says, “History says you should not have been drafted at all.”


10 posted on 05/11/2014 7:26:11 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: FlJoePa

Did the NFL place a call and say draft the guy? A number of rumors going around.


11 posted on 05/11/2014 7:26:20 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: FlJoePa

Better than the 250th. Welcome to the real world where words and actions have consequences.


12 posted on 05/11/2014 7:27:53 PM PDT by W.Lee (After the first one, the rest are free.)
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To: FlJoePa

He needs an appropriate label:

Sambitch!


13 posted on 05/11/2014 7:28:03 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: FlJoePa

Already complaining. That’s the main reason teams don’t want an emotional windbag like Sam in their organization.

He’s going to make Terrell Owens look reasonable.


14 posted on 05/11/2014 7:28:16 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: FlJoePa

The Rams will come to regret picking him. If they cut him they will be homophobes and if they keep him he will always have a bad attitude and a chip on his shoulder.


15 posted on 05/11/2014 7:28:53 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: FlJoePa

I get SO TIRED of the whining. How ‘bout - I am so glad I got picked.


16 posted on 05/11/2014 7:29:06 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: FlJoePa

NFL teams and players really love whiners!


17 posted on 05/11/2014 7:29:33 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: FlJoePa

He should sue.

LOL


18 posted on 05/11/2014 7:29:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: FlJoePa

I listened to this ol’ boy on CBS sports radio today, he dumped the story and went on to talk about other things. Even if a radio announcer doesn’t approve of Sam, they probably have to give some lipservice saying “oh, I hope he does well” or the PC police might be after them. But the fellow in the late afternoon, made a quick comment and went on to other stories. He probably wasn’t all that enthusiastic about it and thank goodness, they went on to talk about other things like the Clippers overcoming a big deficit to win their game.


19 posted on 05/11/2014 7:29:56 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: FlJoePa

You made your history and you’re still complaining?


20 posted on 05/11/2014 7:30:17 PM PDT by jughandle ( "We have the right to debate and disagree with any administration!" -HRC)
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To: GeronL

Imagine the positive impact on kids across the nation if espn would have hyped John Urschel’s drafting as much as they did Sam’s. But of course, that doesn’t sell clicks and ratings to their nearly comatose audience.


21 posted on 05/11/2014 7:30:55 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa
"...here were receivers who had better bench presses ...."

hell, there was a punter who had better bench press stats.
22 posted on 05/11/2014 7:31:19 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: R0CK3T

Yep, that’s what I thought all along. They’ve screwed themselves.


23 posted on 05/11/2014 7:31:33 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: FlJoePa

Kudos to the Dolphins who tweeted disapproval even if they in turn deleted it. The tweet wasn’t that bad. Just saying something like “horrible” per seeing the picture.


24 posted on 05/11/2014 7:32:49 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: FlJoePa

And this is why the whole thing is a circus side show. This guy wants to be the next grievance poster boy. Frankly, no one really cares whether there are gay people in the nfl, nba or the office next door. It has become patently clear this guy wants to be a gay community hero first and anything else second.

As a fan, it makes zero difference if gay guys are playing. Players have a right to have misgivings in the looker room. From group dressing to showers to locker room talk, having a homosexual there could be a problem. It is not a problem with certainly, but there is lots of room for potential issues of one kind or another. With a grievance seeker, it is nearly certain. There have undoubtably been gay people in the league throughout its history, but now we are going see the circus that results. Sam is likely to get cut as a seventh rounder. Then, the fun will really begin. Alternatively Fisher will leave him on the roster over others and cause other issues.


25 posted on 05/11/2014 7:32:57 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: FlJoePa

Buy more cable/dish programming. That’ll show’em.


26 posted on 05/11/2014 7:33:05 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: FlJoePa

Suck it up buttercup.


27 posted on 05/11/2014 7:33:23 PM PDT by BushCountry (If you're wondering, "I got my screenname before GW was elected the first time.")
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To: FlJoePa

Mike Sam: Still not as round-heeled as Jim Everett.


28 posted on 05/11/2014 7:33:33 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: FlJoePa

well, at least his sense of entitlement is strong.


29 posted on 05/11/2014 7:33:49 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: FlJoePa

30 posted on 05/11/2014 7:34:00 PM PDT by massmike ("You only live once, but it does help if you get to be young twice.")
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To: FredZarguna

Sam’s being outrageous, the photo Drudge ran obviously seems to be a bit erotic, it looks like Sam’s boyfriend had birthday cake on his mouth. I thought it was a bit suggestive.


31 posted on 05/11/2014 7:34:10 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: FlJoePa

Another athlete prima donna or diva.


32 posted on 05/11/2014 7:35:10 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: FlJoePa

While I am surprised that he didn’t go higher...I followed the Falcons’ draft pretty closely. GMs/Coaches tend to be obsessed with “measure-ables” at the combine. Speed and strength are key. They also expect that a player will show up to the combine in top shape and do his very best.


33 posted on 05/11/2014 7:35:19 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: BeadCounter

Rams want to move out of St Louis, the NFL can make it real easy for them, or real hard.

I suspect there was some discussion of this.


34 posted on 05/11/2014 7:35:22 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: FlJoePa

What are the chances of him even making the cut at training camp. Oh wait, he can always play the GAY card.


35 posted on 05/11/2014 7:35:39 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: FlJoePa

After the cut downs, Sam will almost certainly be released by the Rams and become a free agent. If he stays in football shape, he might get a look during the season as teams suffer injuries and refill their practice squad.

Hard to know who is going to successfully go from being a good college player to the NFL level. Very, very few really succeed at it. My guess is Sam isn’t good enough, but we shall see.


36 posted on 05/11/2014 7:36:20 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: BeadCounter

Of course-if he has talent, he would have gone higher.

Truth, he is an affirmative action PC selection. He took a draft spot from someone with actual talent and potential


37 posted on 05/11/2014 7:36:22 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: FlJoePa

32 teams disagreed, “Sam I Ram”.


38 posted on 05/11/2014 7:36:27 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: ilgipper

Your analysis is spot on. As I read another person say, if someone comes out at work and says “I’m gay”, the reaction may well be “Why are you telling us this?”. So, Sam is being a bit of a Crusader. Maybe some forces behind him are pushing him to act a certain way. You never know.


39 posted on 05/11/2014 7:36:34 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: R0CK3T

“...he will always have a bad attitude and a chip on his shoulder.”
*********************************************************************

He’s ALREADY displaying it...that and a sense of entitlement.


40 posted on 05/11/2014 7:36:46 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: ilgipper

To be honest players should be able to sue for sexual harassment. They are after-all being forced to undress and shower in front of someone who finds them sexually attractive. What difference does it make if it is a man or a women?


41 posted on 05/11/2014 7:36:59 PM PDT by BushCountry (If you're wondering, "I got my screenname before GW was elected the first time.")
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To: FlJoePa

The Rams are thinking, “Oh S—t, what did we just do?”


42 posted on 05/11/2014 7:37:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

The old LA Rams were a good team. Times have changed. We will see.


43 posted on 05/11/2014 7:37:47 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: jjotto

Whiners increase team morale and team unity, especially in football where players work as a unit.

Donchaknow?


44 posted on 05/11/2014 7:40:20 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: FlJoePa

He’s not good enough to play in the NFL. Every objective analysis of his skills has been done by scouts, talent evaluators, and people in the know in the NFL. They all say he’s a longshot to make a roster. If he were just any other player he probably would have gone undrafted and I guarantee that Coach Trestman wouldn’t of given him such glowing praise. Nobody in the NFL wants to have the gay mafia after them so of course they’ll be careful in their choice of words. We’ll see in August but when it becomes obvious that this guy is not NFL caliber I hope Coach Jeff Fisher will do what’s right for his team and not cave in to outside influences.


45 posted on 05/11/2014 7:41:13 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: dfwgator

Jeff Fisher seems to be a good sort; some people don’t have a grasp of public relations or PR fallout. That latter part might apply to Fisher. He seems like a no-nonsense type. Maybe Fisher will handle all this alright but you make a good observation.


46 posted on 05/11/2014 7:42:34 PM PDT by BeadCounter
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To: FlJoePa

He has given a new meaning to the “Rams” team name. I wonder if they should change the image on their helms?


47 posted on 05/11/2014 7:42:42 PM PDT by BushCountry (If you're wondering, "I got my screenname before GW was elected the first time.")
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I wonder if the NFL promised the Rams some kind of compensatory pick if they got him?


48 posted on 05/11/2014 7:42:53 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: USS Alaska

You just trashed the whole thread. And my dinner. Nice job.


50 posted on 05/11/2014 7:46:01 PM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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