Michael Sam Is Gay.

Discussion in 'Sports' started by LawVol13, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

  2. Unimane

    Unimane Kill "The Caucasian"

    Just about to post this, Law. I think this is sort of the final test for the status of gay people in sports. We have a gay man preparing for the draft in the most macho sport in the country. I'm very curious as to how this one will work itself out. Very bold and brave for Sam to do this at the most vulnerable point in his potential career.
     
  3. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    Good for him.
     
  4. NorrisAlan

    NorrisAlan Super Moderator

    The tide is shifting in this country. It is amazing how fast things happen once a tipping point is reached.

    I hope he gets on with an NFL team, somewhere. Or get's it on. Either way is fine with me. Just don't go to Sochi, because they don't have gay people in Sochi.
     
  5. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    I'm impressed by this. Extremely brave move.
     
  6. bostonvol

    bostonvol Chieftain

    Apparently he came out to his teammates before last season. Kudos to them for keeping it quiet.
     
  7. gcbvol

    gcbvol Fabulous Moderator

    I'm impressed by this as well. Also, it sounds like his coaches and teammates were highly supportive when he came out to them - that's great to hear. I hope he goes on to great success in the NFL.
     
  8. emainvol

    emainvol Administrator

    Does this mean our OLine is homophobic? They didn't seem very interested in getting close to him.


    In all seriousness, kudos to the kid. I hope he goes a long way
     
  9. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    Sam on why he announced it:

     
  10. NYYVol

    NYYVol Super Moderator

    Kudos to his teammates and coaches for keeping their mouths shut and letting him own his moment.
     
  11. hatvol96

    hatvol96 Chieftain

    I think people are going to be shocked how much of a non issue this ends up being. If he can help somebody win, they'll take him in and accept him without reservation. If not, he'll get cut like anyone else.
     
  12. g8terh8ter_eric

    g8terh8ter_eric Contributor

    Good luck to the young man, and I hope he has a great NFL career.
     
  13. gcbvol

    gcbvol Fabulous Moderator

    Exactly the way it should be.
     
  14. g8terh8ter_eric

    g8terh8ter_eric Contributor

    The only people that will take issue with this are the overly machismo people out there, that think that playing football with a gay man is going to somehow divide the locker room.
     
  15. nashvillevol

    nashvillevol Member

    With shit heads like Incognito in the NFL and you think this will be a non issue? Your crazy.
     
  16. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Winning cures all ills
     
  17. hohenfelsvol

    hohenfelsvol Beer run

    As it should be
     
  18. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    Hope you are right
     
  19. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

  20. Unimane

    Unimane Kill "The Caucasian"

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