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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbssports.com ...


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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