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(Yawn) Gay man could play pro football next year: Why make it a big deal?
American Thinker ^ | 02/10/2014 | Rick Moran

Posted on 02/10/2014 8:54:24 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Michael Sam, a University of Missouri defensive tackle and SEC defensive Player of the Year, will enter the NFL draft in May as an openly gay man.

ESPN:

Sam stated publicly what his teammates and coaches at Mizzou have known since August: "I am an openly, proud gay man."

Stop the presses! Mr. Sam is proud of something - his sexual preference - that everyone who isn't a gay activist takes for granted. What exactly is Mr. Sam "proud" of?

Sam is eligible for the NFL draft in May. Assuming that he is drafted, Sam could become the first openly gay player in the history of the NFL.

"I understand how big this is," he said. "It's a big deal. No one has done this before. And it's kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be ... I want to be a football player in the NFL."

In 2014, "Gay Man to Enter Workforce" has the everyday-occurrence sound of a headline in The Onion. But when the NFL is involved, it's a first -- and potentially a landmark moment -- in the history of American sports.

The New York Times headlined their news article, "NFL Prospect Proudly Says What Teammates Knew: He's Gay." How exactly do you state "proudly" that you're gay? Is it in the tone of voice? A lift of the eyebrow? No -we are being instructed on how to react to Mr. Sam's announcement. This is how good, tolerant people should feel. Very well, thanks NY Times. I wouldn't have known how to react otherwise.


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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: football; homosexuality

1 posted on 02/10/2014 8:54:24 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Definitely NOT a Tight-End.
2 posted on 02/10/2014 8:55:43 AM PST by jaydubya2
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To: SeekAndFind

Flag football ( look no typo )

Tight ends

Mar-vel-ous !

If ANY talking head says it s not great on any TV network, he or she is DONE.


3 posted on 02/10/2014 8:56:03 AM PST by Para-Ord.45 (Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Should guarantee him a high draft pick. Don’t want to offend the homosexual crowd.


4 posted on 02/10/2014 8:56:09 AM PST by animal172 (Calling Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s a marginal 4th-6th round draft pick. He’s establishing a discrimination case even before there are any events to substantiate such a case.


5 posted on 02/10/2014 8:56:19 AM PST by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t have to shower with him. IF I DID, it would be an issue.


6 posted on 02/10/2014 8:56:21 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Potentially making plenty of money as a football player, he should be “gay.”


7 posted on 02/10/2014 8:56:43 AM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Sam's dream come true.

8 posted on 02/10/2014 8:57:47 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Hope for his sake he’s tough on that line. He’s undoubtedly made it tougher for himself.


9 posted on 02/10/2014 8:58:06 AM PST by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

Will the he-she have it’s own shower facilities?


10 posted on 02/10/2014 9:01:00 AM PST by matthew fuller (Judge Jeanine- Please run for President! Thanks, America.)
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To: SeekAndFind

So “proud” he “came out” only after the season (after asking his team to keep it hush-hush) and only before the draft because lots of news media was on the trail.


11 posted on 02/10/2014 9:01:04 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Four dead in Benghazi")
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To: Para-Ord.45

Wide receiver? Anyway, if being “happy, happy, happy” is supposedly the norm, how come there’s this big “celebration” when someone “comes out”? I guess they’re like the flintstones and just wanted to have a “gay old time”. (think theme song lyrics)


12 posted on 02/10/2014 9:01:11 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: SeekAndFind
GAY FATIGUE ALERT!
13 posted on 02/10/2014 9:01:46 AM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thats special.


14 posted on 02/10/2014 9:02:21 AM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I personally wish the guy nothing but the best. If his team mates can handle it, so can I


15 posted on 02/10/2014 9:02:24 AM PST by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: FReepers
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16 posted on 02/10/2014 9:02:35 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: jaydubya2

. . . well, even IF he’s a tight end, he’ll be a Wide Receiver soon. . .


17 posted on 02/10/2014 9:02:45 AM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s proud to put another man’s penis in his mouth? Open wide with pride.


18 posted on 02/10/2014 9:05:38 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SeekAndFind

Will they require an AIDS test as part of the medical exam?


19 posted on 02/10/2014 9:05:47 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: Smedley

I agree. This is one big who cares. And I never understood the “as long as I don’t have to shower with him”.....

I’m straight. As an arrow. And I know that I can’t go around groping any woman I see. Why is it that when the roles are reversed everyone assumes gay men can’t keep their hands to themselves? I have friends that are gay. They are no more attracted to me than I am to their mother. It’s simply not an issue.

An NFL team is a slightly different animal. But I’ve been in plenty of locker rooms and the last thing a gay male would want to do is make a move on a teammate in that environment.

Much ado about nothing.


20 posted on 02/10/2014 9:08:30 AM PST by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: SeekAndFind

His private life is a non-issue IMO. What does matter is he’s a good defensive end who gives opposing QBs fits. Key is not to become a tiresome, one-man crusade for homo “rights.”


21 posted on 02/10/2014 9:09:16 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: SeekAndFind

TRANSLATION: Anybody who is not homosexual is homophobic.


22 posted on 02/10/2014 9:10:24 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Millons of young boys in America watch NFL football, have a favorite NFL team and even idolize specific players by wearing their jerseys.

Having an openly gay NFL player in the NFL will only serve to further normalize deviant behavior and encourage other gay athletes in high school, college and the pros to come out of the closet.

This has to be stopped and they only way it can be stopped is for Christians to boycott not only the team that drafts Sam, but the entire NFL.


23 posted on 02/10/2014 9:10:41 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: SeekAndFind
"I understand how big this is," he said. "It's a big deal. No one has done this before. And it's kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be ... I want to be ... A LUMBERJACK!
24 posted on 02/10/2014 9:13:48 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: SeekAndFind

A touchdown will now be getting the ball into the “Out Zone”


25 posted on 02/10/2014 9:14:30 AM PST by CrappieLuck
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To: SeekAndFind

He just lowered his draft value to zilch.


26 posted on 02/10/2014 9:16:33 AM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m sure would love other team to pile on.....


27 posted on 02/10/2014 9:23:26 AM PST by njslim (T)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s only a deal to me if he’s any good, and then not so much because I’m a “one-game-per-year” kind of football fan.


28 posted on 02/10/2014 9:28:16 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Cyber Liberty

Is Obama going to send him to the Olympics immediately?


29 posted on 02/10/2014 9:37:40 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SeekAndFind

Don’t draft the homo and you’re a homophobic bigot...draft the homo and you’re a pro-homo team/organization.

Yeah, this will end well.


30 posted on 02/10/2014 9:44:39 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Anybody remember an old comedy act, Hudson and Landry? They showed up on Ed Sullivan and some other variety shows and also made comedy records.

They had a great sketch that featured one with a Howard Cosell impression interviewing the other as Bruiser LaRue, star running back of the Steubenville Studs. Bruiser describes his most memorable game in Argentina against the Gay Cabbeleros.

31 posted on 02/10/2014 9:45:22 AM PST by MisterArtery
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To: SeekAndFind

Let him bleed his aids infected blood into your system then!


32 posted on 02/10/2014 9:49:03 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Its ok to proudly say you are gay,,Just dont proudly say you are a Christian.


33 posted on 02/10/2014 10:10:51 AM PST by Craftmore
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To: SeekAndFind

He didn’t sound “proud” when he said it. He simply was stating a fact. It did not sound like he wants to be treated special, nor that he thinks we all should care. Of course, the usual suspects will make sure we both care and express the appropriate “acceptance”, but I don’t blame the guy for that.


34 posted on 02/10/2014 10:12:23 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SeekAndFind

Unless he repents his hideous sin, an abomination before the LORD, he has confirmed his seat in the lake of fire for all eternity. We will see if he is a proud gay black man then.


35 posted on 02/10/2014 10:14:03 AM PST by RetiredArmy (All that call upon His name shall be saved! HE is the ONLY way to heaven. Only HIM!!)
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To: dainbramaged

It WOULD be amusing if NO team picked him up. Of course, then the entire NFL would be accused of being homophobic.

If the Redskins pick him up, can we tell the Oneida to shut the hell up, they’ve DONE their tolerance for this year. . .


36 posted on 02/10/2014 10:20:56 AM PST by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: Salgak
Of course, then the entire NFL would be accused of being homophobic.

"Nice anti-trust exemption you got there, hate to see anything bad happen to it."

37 posted on 02/10/2014 10:22:05 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

This is not ‘much ado about nothing’ as the intellectually lazy purport. It is another major milestone of the culturally destructive homosexual and feminist agenda, which is, to emasculate the American man and render him obsolete.

An emasculated man cannot resist the coming tyranny from the NWO elites; they are inclined to be subservient and submit.

Mr. Sam may well get a number of “Welcome to the NFL” moments during the season. Just a guess.


38 posted on 02/10/2014 10:32:42 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Men on Football

http://youtu.be/2OKwRsnWO84

Damon and Keenen Ivory Wayans


39 posted on 02/10/2014 10:36:00 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: All

Why does the Leggs commercial with Women playing basketball in high heals come to mind? IDK!


40 posted on 02/10/2014 10:51:15 AM PST by DocJhn
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To: SeekAndFind
(Yawn) Gay man could play pro football next year: Why make it a big deal?

AS opposed to all the gay football players there have been down through the years? Why not celebrate all the straight football players? Since when does someones sexuality have anything to do with their ability? It's clear you have to queer to be special!

41 posted on 02/10/2014 11:50:54 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Craftmore

Isn’t that the truth!


42 posted on 02/10/2014 4:00:14 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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