Re: GM'S Prviately Saying They are Staying Away from Michael Sam to Avoid a Circus
posted at 9/2/2014 10:30 PM EDT
In response to agcsbill's comment:
Rusty.. I am certain he didn't expect it to derail this opportunity and the circus it did create. He should have known better. One hopes he didn't come out to have an excuse at hand if he does fail to make a team.
AGCSBill, just a fan havin' fun!!
I will say this about Sam:
If he is discriminated against for this, it reflects badly on our society and showcases why our society is really slow and dumb in its Puritanical traditions that hold us back. I don't know what more anyone wants. He is gay, realized it would cause a stir, but put the principle above his own personal career in a sense.
Isn't the idea of GMs being in fear of a circus reflective of why Sam SHOULD NOT have come out as gay to be selfish for his own career, knowing it would be an easier path? I think so.
The irony of him really trying to be genuine and honest and now he's being villified for it, as the media tries to profit off him?
It should not be a story any more, but the greedy and pathetic media wants it to be. That is not Sam's fault. That is the media's fault.
As stated prior, I thought it was hypocritical for him to even consider the Oprah thing and it was a good move he didn't do that but I also think there are so many god awful teams in this league right, especially more so in the AFC, that there has to be a spot on the PS for a guy who just won SEC PLayer of the Year last year. He doesn't need to pull a Tebow and he best be careful.
To me, I would let him put his money where his mouth is. Dallas is making a good move. Shocking, I know because they don't make good moves. I actually was hoping we'd sign him for the PS because clearly as even a 3rd down 4-3 subrusher he might do something. But, there have been rumors he doesn't practice well which is not what BB wants from the PS guys. He wants guys to push for a spot and push the starters every week.
Lastly, in Sam's mind, by coming out and really bashing down the door for others who may feel trapped in society in such a masculine situation as playing football, by falling on the sword, he probably felt he was ending any baggage that might come later on in his early career.
I just don't buy his intentions are about it being about him and isolating himself as this moneymaker for being gay.
If that were the case, he'd have cashed in already and made the move for that. The book deal would be done, he'd have done the Oprah thing and he'd be on WWF Raw or whatever it is right now.