Originally posted by BobS:
Originally posted by KapToBoldin:
I can't believe no one started a thread about what I believe happened on ESPN showing Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend. That is what I saw on internet I only have broadcast TV. Back in the day when I saw draft highlights they didn't even show new draftees kissing wives or girlfriends, usually just dudes jumping up and down high fiving friends or hugging their mother. Is their a lot of heterosexual kissing on the lips shown when someone is drafted now? I am not alone at being grossed out by two dudes kissing, I will even turn my head if two male cartoon characters kiss. It is like they are throwing this in people's faces. I realize it's biology and how people are born, but I am pretty sure a good percentage of males don't want to see two dudes make out. They didn't need to show that.
Plenty of players had unkind words for Tim Tebow and the media/NFL had no problem with that, but a suddenly someone says "OMG Horrible" about Michael Sam and it's offensive? Liberals, "tolerant" only if you agree with them.
On the other hand what if "OMG Horrible" related too a player feeling Michael Sam should not have been drafted because he wasn't NFL material and it was a public relations stunt? I feel that way, his combine was terrible. In the late 70's I was way faster and stronger as a freshman D3 linebacker. I don't think he will amount to anything, he looks soft, doesn't have a football players build. I think he got picked to have a token out gay guy on the team.
look I'm still not used to seeing two men kissing..and I was raised in SF (mainly because couples here don't throw it in your face, like many seem to believe)...I think the Sam situation was just a moment that happened.....but don't act like they never show straight couples kissing before, after a player is selected. Happens all the time. His partner might have been the main reason Sam has been able to handle all this pressure.
I personally thought it was hilarious that, even though it was a different gender preference.....but still the o'l black sports player, white significant other...lol. Not that I have a problem with interracial couples...I just know that many do.
I wonder if Gay black dudes across the country threw their hands in the air, like some black women used to/still do...lol.
edit- Sam might've had a bad combine in your opinion...but he was productive in college. And won awards. Rams said they had him graded higher...and would use him mainly on passing situations.... so in their opinion, a player who can be productive in rotation with their other beasts.
[ Edited by Afrikan on May 12, 2014 at 8:16 AM ]