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'I can't believe ESPN even allowed that to happen': former NFL running back (subject: Sam's kiss)
Daily Mail UK ^ | May 11, 2014 | Joshua Gardner

Posted on 05/12/2014 6:18:14 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

A now-retired Super Bowl-winning NFL running back went on a Twitter tirade on Saturday after openly gay 2014 draft pick Michael Sam kissed his boyfriend on television.

Derrick Ward, 33, who was a member of the New York Giants Super Bowl XLII-winning team, didn't hide his disdain for ESPN's decision to air Sam's smooch with boyfriend Vito Cammisano after learning he would become a St. Louis Ram.

'Man U got little kids lookin at the draft,' Ward complained. 'I can't believe ESPN even allowed that to happen.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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The NFL will now ban him from record books since he is retired. /sarc.

(headline altered to fit)

1 posted on 05/12/2014 6:18:14 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

You really think that isn’t a good possibility? I would hold the sarc tag.


2 posted on 05/12/2014 6:20:39 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: ConservativeStatement

What is going to happen to viewership? Will Dads decide it’s not worth tuning in at the risk their little children will see things they should not?


3 posted on 05/12/2014 6:21:19 AM PDT by Missouri gal
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Gaystapo will see to it that he and his family starve. That’s how they teach “tolerance” these days.


4 posted on 05/12/2014 6:21:36 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: ConservativeStatement

Tebow prays and is laughed at, tossed out, and called many unpleasant names.

Sams gets to kiss his puppy on national television and is a hero.

Black is white, up is down, left is right, we are in such trouble!

Gunner


5 posted on 05/12/2014 6:22:41 AM PDT by weps4ret (Republicans are suffering from Testicular Atrophy!!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Just wait until the first out of the closet goat-porker is drafted.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 6:26:22 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I wonder if there are any current players who are willing to speak as Phil Robertson did on the subject of homosexual behavior. Maybe Papa Manning would risk taking on truth. Nah. The Mannings are all about politics.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 6:26:39 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: Missouri gal
I remember an insurance ad in which a woman watched her cheating BF via a webcam and she created a scissors, through the computer, which cut his crotch. This was shown during a football game and I was watching with my nephew at the time. The ad campaign didn't last long and I suppose others were upset; there is another way to get the message across that is less vulgar for a primetime audience. I posted earlier that I avoid products based on the TV ads. Same here: I am not a big fan of the NFL but I do hope they lose viewers over this issue.
8 posted on 05/12/2014 6:26:58 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: petitfour

Yep, with predictable results....

Don Jones fined, suspended by the Dolphins in wake of tweets critical of Michael Sam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3154953/posts


9 posted on 05/12/2014 6:27:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: petitfour

Adrian Peterson, from a year ago:

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9315572/adrian-peterson-minnesota-vikings-says-gay-marriage

NFL MVP Adrian Peterson says he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects. But on gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back says “that’s not something I believe in.”


10 posted on 05/12/2014 6:27:50 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Allowed it? Hell, I’m sure they scripted it.


11 posted on 05/12/2014 6:29:34 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ConservativeStatement

Not half as bad as a viagra commercial every 10 minutes.


12 posted on 05/12/2014 6:29:37 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I suspect we’ll hear ESPN announce in a few days that they are going to have a Reality Show featuring Sam going through the Rams training camp.


13 posted on 05/12/2014 6:31:30 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ConservativeStatement

Heretic!

Burn the unbeliever at the Stake!!!!


14 posted on 05/12/2014 6:32:09 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Missouri gal

The NFL was already a terrible product: slow, fat, old, tattooed, self absorbed idiots walking around the field with no sense of urgency because, win or lose, they’re making 300,000 every game. Incessant “instant” replays, the worst, most hyped championship game in all of sports, and predictable boring offenses. Just what’s on the field is bad enough. Mix in stripper cheerleaders, viagra and beer commercials, Tim Tebow derangement syndrome, United Way Marxism, now the Lavender Mafia, I’ll never watch another down.

The Left is successfully ruing the whole country, even sports. I wondered how they would queer up the NFL. It didn’t seem possible. Here it is.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 6:33:49 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The St. Louis Rams have painted themselves into a corner and the harm could spread to every other team they play.

Michael Sam is too small and too slow for the NFL. The Rams can't play him aggressively or risk him getting clobbered.

Other NFLers are either waiting for a chance at payback for politicizing the game or are worried if they hit him too hard, they could be accused of some anti-homo crime.

If St. Louis cuts him, they can expect White House scrutiny or worse.

Sam brings more issues and distractions than any player in recent history...

16 posted on 05/12/2014 6:35:51 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Allowed it? Hell, I’m sure they scripted it.

That wouldn't surprise me in the least. That, along with Sam's whining about not being drafted in the 2nd or 3rd round, tell me this whole saga is laced with a lot more "agenda" than some are willing to admit.

17 posted on 05/12/2014 6:36:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: petitfour

The are actually all about the Mannings~


18 posted on 05/12/2014 6:37:43 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek
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To: ConservativeStatement
I wish someone with more skills than I would post of picture of "Sam's Kiss" along with a picture of Gustav Klimt's "The Kiss".

Leni

19 posted on 05/12/2014 6:39:01 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

Let’s not...I don’t need to see that pic ever again.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 6:39:29 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Missouri gal
What is going to happen to viewership? Will Dads decide it’s not worth tuning in at the risk their little children will see things they should not?

This Dad is going to become a college football fan.

I love college basketball, but I won't watch the NBA. I am going to do the same with football.

21 posted on 05/12/2014 6:39:45 AM PDT by kidd
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To: ConservativeStatement

Can’t believe ESPN allowed it?

I’ve got $100 that says they staged it.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 6:40:22 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: weps4ret

I couldn’t watch Sportscenter for more than five minutes this weekend without ESPN promoting this as if this was the most important story in sports.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 6:41:27 AM PDT by skams19
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To: ConservativeStatement
And just like a lot of other Black professional athletes, they prefer the White Girl!

Is Sam racist towards Black Homosexuals?

24 posted on 05/12/2014 6:47:25 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: ConservativeStatement

The Rams can write off the upcoming season. Everything about the Rams this year will be about them having the “first openly gay” homosexual on their team. The pre-game shows will make you want to puke.


25 posted on 05/12/2014 6:47:42 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

15 yard penalty, offending the homosexual!

26 posted on 05/12/2014 6:48:53 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: MinuteGal
Here is the latter.


27 posted on 05/12/2014 6:50:13 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: weps4ret

We need to have some bumper stickers:

Openly STRAIGHT!

Openly CHRISTIAN!


28 posted on 05/12/2014 6:52:18 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Thanks.

Now THAT's a kiss!

Even better enlarged.

Leni

29 posted on 05/12/2014 6:52:42 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: ConservativeStatement

Its a good thing for him that he’s out of the league, or he’d be joining that guy from the Dolphins in the NFL’s re-education camp.


30 posted on 05/12/2014 7:02:02 AM PDT by VOR78
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Michael Sam is too small and too slow for the NFL. The Rams can’t play him aggressively or risk him getting clobbered.”

You obviously haven’t taken into account the anti-bullying rules the NFL will implement to protect Sams. I suppose they’ll have to make him wear a pink pullover jersey too.


31 posted on 05/12/2014 7:02:17 AM PDT by miele man
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To: MinuteGal

Dear Lord, Please let this be the tipping point in this war against Nature...if not, please let it come soon.


32 posted on 05/12/2014 7:06:46 AM PDT by dogcaller
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To: dfwgator

And there’s the rub for Roger Goodell...65% of his “workforce” is African-American, a group that opposes gay marriage at a higher rate than any other group. While various gay rights groups have been touting the “evolution” of black voters on the issue, the most recent, reliable polling indicates that half of all African-Americans are opposed to gay marriage.

The reason is simple: blacks are markedly more religious than any other ethnic group in America. The vast majority identify as Christians, and they endorse biblical teachings on homosexuality. Sure, you can find a lot of black NFL players who were raised in dysfunctional families and their football skills were the only thing that saved them from jail. But you can find many more who were raised by a mother or grandmother who kept them in church and off the streets. And now, the NFL wants those men to abandon deeply-held beliefs in the name of “progress” and “diversity.”

Truth is, you’ll find more African-American athletes attending chapel services in the NFL and participating in FCA activities than their white counterparts. That group is a lot closer to Tim Tebow in terms of faith than the handful of players who endorsed the idea of an openly gay player before Michael Sam’s arrival.

The rookie from Missouri will not be welcomed with open arms by other African-American players. And you’d better believe the NFL will spend a lot of money on “tolerance” training this summer, with an implied threat: if you can’t publicly endorse Sam, keep your mouth shut, or Goodell will come down on you like a ton of bricks.

But there isn’t much Goodell can do about NFL retirees (like Derrick Ward) expressing their point of view. I only hope Mr. Ward doesn’t have any aspirations for a coaching or front office job in the league. Rest assured, Goodell and his minions will be keeping a list of former players who make comments the league interprets as being “negative” on the issue, and those individuals can forget about working for the NFL.


33 posted on 05/12/2014 7:14:32 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: ConservativeStatement
Meanwhile, China, Russia, and the Muslim World take note of the descent of the West into decadence.

The Leftists, who are determined to accelerate this descent, weaken the United States, and end U.S. hegemony once and for all, are in for a shock when the balance of power shifts irrevocably to this triumvirate.

How long do you think this sort of thing will last in a world dominated by Islam or Russia?

"History is not just cruel. It's witty." --Charles Krauthammer

34 posted on 05/12/2014 7:14:38 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Allowed it to happen...?”

How many other draft candidates had cameras focused on them throughout the draft?


35 posted on 05/12/2014 7:16:21 AM PDT by CPOSharky (If a libtards lips are moving...)
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To: skams19

I’m a lifelong sports fan who refuses to watch ESPN. That channel sucks the enjoyment out of sports viewing and fandom by politicizing everything. I watch sports for a refreshing break from politics.


36 posted on 05/12/2014 7:17:22 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: Savage Beast

Note these comments from Vladimir Zhironovsky, regarding the freak that won the Eurovision contest, can’t say I disagree:

Nationalist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky told Rossiya-1 state television: “There’s no limit to our outrage. It’s the end of Europe. It has turned wild. They don’t have men and women any more. They have ‘it’.

“Fifty years ago the Soviet army occupied Austria. We made a mistake in freeing Austria. We should have stayed.”


37 posted on 05/12/2014 7:17:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MinuteGal
I won't post porn, but here's a nice kiss pic:


38 posted on 05/12/2014 7:19:20 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: dfwgator

Yes. I’m aware of Zhironovsky’s comments—just as the people of other nations are aware of what’s going on in the United States.


39 posted on 05/12/2014 7:27:18 AM PDT by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Sam will wind up on the Rams developmental roster...practice player, won’t see any action in games beyond the pre-season. After a couple of seasons on the taxi squad, the Rams will offer him in a trade, and there will be no takers. Shortly thereafter, Sam will announce his retirement from the NFL, followed by Roger Goodell appointing him as the league’s special assistant for LGBT matters—that is, if ESPN doesn’t sign him to a six-figure deal as a commentator.

On a personal level, Sam came out for the right reasons, but I get the impression that his announcement was more about enhancing his standing in the draft—basically forcing an NFL team to draft him—than about being truthful to himself. Sam is a smart guy, and he knew exactly how the media would react. I’ll be greatly surprised if he ever sees the field in a regular season game, but he will go down as the most famous “marginal” player in NFL history, simply because of his sexual orientation.


40 posted on 05/12/2014 7:28:13 AM PDT by ExNewsExSpook
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To: CPOSharky

Every account I read in the sports pages on Saturday said that Sam would not have cameras in his house because he did not expect to get drafted. Last minute pick and all of a sudden there are cameras there. Collusion between the commissioner and the Rams.


41 posted on 05/12/2014 7:28:21 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: ScottinVA

I’ll go further. I think the whole “coming out” thing was scripted. The NFL wanted a soap opera. I expect all sorts of drama surrounding this in the next few years.


42 posted on 05/12/2014 7:30:02 AM PDT by MRadtke (Light a candle or curse the darkness?)
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To: demshateGod

Coming Soon to a stadium near you Chippendale Cheerleaders


43 posted on 05/12/2014 7:35:06 AM PDT by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: CPOSharky

Did they cover AJ McCarron throughout the draft? As in, did the cameras roll when he was finally drafted? I was not watching, so I do not know. I did see headlines about how he was still waiting to be drafted. I was wondering if they hung around him to see if he and his fiancé locked lips upon his name being called.


44 posted on 05/12/2014 7:35:44 AM PDT by petitfour
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45 posted on 05/12/2014 7:36:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: petitfour
I was wondering if they hung around him to see if he and his fiancé locked lips upon his name being called.

You know Brent Mussberger wouldn't have missed that.

46 posted on 05/12/2014 7:36:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin
Just wait until the first out of the closet goat-porker is drafted.

Just wait? Hasn't that happened already? St Louis, the new SanFrancisco treat.....

47 posted on 05/12/2014 7:39:29 AM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: TexasCajun

The play will be called back because there’s a fag on the field. There’s a fag down at the 20 yard line.


48 posted on 05/12/2014 7:40:03 AM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: MinuteGal

What has ben seen, cannot be un-seen. After this weekend I have seen enough.

Good by NFL, it was fun while it lasted.


49 posted on 05/12/2014 7:40:19 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("If guns cause crime, there must be something wrong with mine." -Ted Nugent)
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To: eeriegeno

People in St Louis really don’t care that much for the Rams, it’s a baseball town.

This won’t help. In fact I think they did this with moving to LA in mind....And with Sam, they’ll already have a built-in fan base there.


50 posted on 05/12/2014 7:41:00 AM PDT by dfwgator
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