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Michael Sam's OWN documentary postponed
Chicago Tribune ^ | May 16, 2014

Posted on 05/17/2014 7:48:12 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Representatives for Michael Sam announced Friday night that the Oprah Winfrey Network documentary about the NFL's first openly gay player has been put on hold.

The postponement came after meetings with the St. Louis Rams, who selected Sam in the seventh round of the NFL Draft last weekend.

"After careful consideration and discussion with the St. Louis Rams, 'The Untitled Michael Sam Project' has been postponed, allowing Michael the best opportunity to achieve his dream of making the team," Erik Logan, president of the network, said in a statement.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; nfl; oprah; rams

1 posted on 05/17/2014 7:48:12 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The NFL IS a reality show. They don’t want competitors.


2 posted on 05/17/2014 7:49:51 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I see Sam as being the next “Nobel Peace Prize” recipient after being drafted by the “openly gay” NFL. Watch for it! Everybody gets a trophy!


3 posted on 05/17/2014 7:50:29 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“After careful consideration and discussion with the St. Louis Rams, ‘The Untitled Michael Sam Project’ has been postponed, allowing Michael the best opportunity to achieve his dream of making the team,” Erik Logan, president of the network, said in a statement.

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Translation: We want to see if Sam washes out before we spend the money.


4 posted on 05/17/2014 7:53:39 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Sam The Sham


5 posted on 05/17/2014 7:55:34 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Sam The Sham . . . Scam . . . Shame)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL


6 posted on 05/17/2014 7:57:59 AM PDT by mylife
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To: fatnotlazy
Translation: We want to see if Sam washes out before we spend the money.

More likely translation:
Rams: I thought you said you wanted to be a NFL player first and foremost?
Sam: Yes.
Rams: Call Oprah and tell her it's cancelled if you want to have a shot at making the team.

7 posted on 05/17/2014 8:32:02 AM PDT by the808bass ( I am the rodeo clown for your pain.)
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To: fatnotlazy

No, the NFL and Rams were likely getting heat from their fans about the kiss and did not want to go any further. Oprah overstepped her bounds.

Pray America wakes up


8 posted on 05/17/2014 8:33:14 AM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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To: fatnotlazy

No it wasn’t that but that the Rams and NFL didn’t know that there was a documentary going on before he was drafted. Its surprising that some ESPN commentators have criticize Sam for being all about the money and not trying to make the roster which is a very difficult thing to do for a undersized 7th round pick who joins a team that’s already stack on the defensive side.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 8:35:49 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Or maybe they did know, but didn’t expect the blowback they got.


10 posted on 05/17/2014 8:36:33 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And here I was ready to call, and get Oprah’s network.

I don’t get the Oprah channel; it’s on a higher tier of cable package.

I thought we were required to get Oprah’s channel, otherwise be accused of homophobia. I thought that this show would be required viewing.

(sarcasm)


11 posted on 05/17/2014 8:51:24 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LOL!


12 posted on 05/17/2014 8:54:20 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

OWN...that’s still on the air?


13 posted on 05/17/2014 8:55:24 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: dfwgator

This whole story has been WAY over the top and Sam is being exposed as a fraud. His postponement of “coming out” and his “secret” being held by Missouri’s team and administration was initially excused as he didnt want to “cause a distraction” his Sr. season.

Yet it was fine and dandy for him and his handlers to “come out” prior to the combine and draft, knowing full well there would be a “distraction” (read: “obsession”) since he was no longer an amateur (and now I think that might be open to question . . . see his relationship with the handlers) and there were big bucks to be made. If he got drafted high = win. Drafted low or undrafted (the most likely status) also = win because then he could use the excuse of being homosexual (which he has indeed done)

Then came the predictable commercial(s) and now the revelation of the racist Oprah’s “reality” show. Lo and behold, no pre draft notice to anyone this was already on the books

Anyone who believes now Sam’s statement that he didn’t want to be a celebrity or an icon or whatever else BS he said, has been totally fooled. All of this was planned from the outset.

Sam The Scam


14 posted on 05/17/2014 8:59:15 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Sam The Sham . . . Scam . . . Shame)
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To: the808bass

When Jason Whitlock, who has been a vocal Sam supporter, learned of the reality show, he suggested the Rams should cut him immediately.

http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2014/05/15/audio-jason-whitlock-i-would-consider-cutting-michael-sam/


15 posted on 05/17/2014 9:02:11 AM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He get knocked up?


16 posted on 05/17/2014 9:07:35 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The networks are flooded with gays liberals and blacks one more show will go unnoticed call it careful consideration.


17 posted on 05/17/2014 9:07:59 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: bray
NFL veterans work very hard to get to that level and it's even harder to stay there year after year. So they are going to really resent it when some "pretty boy" rookie, who has yet to prove himself on the field, comes waltzing (prancing) into training camp this summer surrounded by a media frenzy with his only claim to fame being that he apparently likes to play with male genitalia. It's going to be a rough ride for this boy-toy and I don't see it ending well for him.

When Tebow went to the NY Jets, it was the same type of situation. Tebow was swarmed with media attention which aroused the resentment of his teammates - especially as the starters were virtually ignored in favor of this 2nd or 3rd string QB. Now this wasn't Tebow's fault but the media frenzy did him no favors whatsoever.

18 posted on 05/17/2014 9:08:31 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Vaduz
The networks are flooded with gays liberals and blacks one more show will go unnoticed call it careful consideration.

Here's how you do that.

The networks are flooded with gays liberals and blacks. One more show will go unnoticed. Call it careful consideration.

19 posted on 05/17/2014 9:11:03 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Bigtigermike

From what I heard the Rams didn’t know but the NFL did.


20 posted on 05/17/2014 9:37:57 AM PDT by airborne (My heroes don't wear capes - My heroes wear dog tags!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The transformation of “the love that dare not speak its name” to “the love that will not shut its bleeping mouth” is hereby postponed.


21 posted on 05/17/2014 9:44:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

From a public relations perspective Sam has made some mistakes from saying he should have been a third or second round pick rather than a seventh round pick plus this docudrama. It’s one thing to be the first openly gay player but its something else to be the first openly gay drama queen.


22 posted on 05/17/2014 9:59:42 AM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: bray

My good FRiend, you are 100% wrong in this. The NFL set Sam up..they’ve perfectly screwed him ( pun intended). Consider threee things we can absolutely agree on:
1. The NFL knew that Sam wasn’t good enough to be drafter. If he wasn’t openly gay, no one would be writing/talking one word about him. 2.The NFL knew that if Sam wasn’t drafted, there would be a media s**t storm. The league would be accused of homophobia, etc...you can write the script.

3. The league, and the players, really don’t want an openly gay, and publicity seeking player, in the locker room, and in the league. Every game would have to deal with the “story”

So the NFL arranged to have Sam drafted in the 7th and last round, by the Rams. “Nice,” convenient story line..he played his college ball in the same state, Missouri. All warm and fuzzy...

EXCEPT FOR ONE THING:

The Rams have, by general consensus, among the top 3-5 defensive lines in the entire league. Therefore, Sam’s chance of making the team are greatly reduced..actually..they’re just about impossible. They’re are about 15 NFL teams that could use some D-Line help.

So Sam goes to the Rams training camp..he’ll be one of the last ones cut..after having been given ample time to demonstrate he’s not good enough to play in the NFL..and by then it’ll be too late for any other teams to bring him into camp for a tryout..

So, Sam’s finished..kaput...and the NFL’s problem is solved. Nicely done.

One more thing: When the players start full contact practice..and during the pre-season games..the O-Line players have an extra incentive to make Sam look bad.. they can ensure he’s off the team, out of the league..by shutting him down on the field..


23 posted on 05/17/2014 10:03:24 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: ken5050

His NFL combine scores were not even middle of the road, they were pretty bad. Does not have a vertical jump, does not have much strength, and a crappy 40 time when grouped with other DEs.

Not the best thing going into training camp. If he were serious, the only type of hype he’d be doing is how to workout 15 hours a day...like the rest of his competition, in hopes of getting a spot.

He may not be the one in charge of this circus, so I would cut him a bit of slack. But if he does not realize that the NFL is composed of College Football Gods...he will do what other arrogant college Gods have done...get run over by a running back that took the NFL like it was the next level and would do anything to run over someone who still thought they were in college.

DK


24 posted on 05/17/2014 10:38:16 AM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: A_Former_Democrat

I agree, just watch, in a few years, or sooner, he’ll be dating some hot white chick and it’ll all be laid to rest.


25 posted on 05/17/2014 2:56:11 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The #HasFAG administration is developing the #HashFAG culture.

The libcommie requirement was the “acceptance” of perversion, now it’s upgraded to celebration, OR ELSE!


26 posted on 05/17/2014 3:04:29 PM PDT by melancholy
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