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Openly Gay Football Player Michael Sam Drafted by Rams

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posted on May, 13 2014 @ 04:42 AM
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a reply to: Metallicus

"Openly gay football player Michael Sam"

I can see you are indeed in no way homophobic buddy. Just wondering why its not just football player Michael Sam joins the Rams?

It should not matter whether the players are gay, straight, bi-curious or into inflatable sheep, after all they are playing football not sexball.
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posted on May, 13 2014 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: andy06shake

For the same reason that it was always noted that Jackie Robinson was a black baseball player. When a barrier is broken, it is good to make it known.

What isnt good, in my opinion, is harping on it like the media has, to the point where, if this guy doesnt make it(which is 50-50, at best), theyve set him up to be the poster child of why gay athletes dont work.

It really is a double edged sword.



posted on May, 13 2014 @ 12:50 PM
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"For the same reason that it was always noted that Jackie Robinson was a black baseball player. When a barrier is broken, it is good to make it known."

I notice you did not refer to Jackie Robinson as black baseball player Jackie Robinson. Your right it is indeed a double edged sword. I don't think ethnic origin should be any more relevant than sexuality while pertaining to sport, entertainment or most other walks of life for that matter.

Where you stick your Manhood and what colour you may be is nobody's business but there own!
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posted on May, 13 2014 @ 12:52 PM
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originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: captaintyinknots

"For the same reason that it was always noted that Jackie Robinson was a black baseball player. When a barrier is broken, it is good to make it known."

I notice you did not refer to Jackie Robinson as black baseball player Jackie Robinson. Your right it is indeed a double edged sword. I don't ethnic origin should be any more relevant than sexuality while pertaining to sport, entertainment or most other walks of life for that matter.


Well, 60 years after from now, we can all hope that gay players dont have to be labelled as such. They can just be players.

At the time, Jackie Robinson was ABSOLUTELY called a "black player" at every turn. It has now become common place. The barrier is gone.

In the end, thats what it all comes down to: the barrier.



posted on May, 13 2014 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: captaintyinknots

I can understand where you are coming from, but there is only a barrier if we perceive one. Being gay is just not that interesting anymore, or even special. Has not been since the 60s some might say 80s.

What about ugly people, will they be the next hurdle society deems acceptable? Of course not, no barriers anymore just obsolete opinions that should be ignored.
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posted on May, 13 2014 @ 01:14 PM
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If ugly people are forced tohide their faces or are not accepted in the league then yes, theu should be next.

What you arent getting here is that up until very recently, a gay player couldnt be out in the nfl for fear of retribution.
THATS why its important.



posted on May, 13 2014 @ 01:45 PM
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Quite possibly considering i'm Scottish(U.K), we have a rather different interpretation of what football is.

There have been gay players like Justin Fashanu in our leagues since the end of the 70s but I can see where you are coming from.

We are not exactly that progressive over here ether, getting better through!
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posted on May, 13 2014 @ 09:45 PM
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Well, it is a big deal for the NFL who a little while a go were saying the NFL is not ready for an openly Gay players. it also breaks the stereotypes that some may have about Gays and sports

it's the same as any "First Times" they are going to get more attention, and many people will say that it's nothing special and he is just a Football players, which is true he is a Football player but he is the First openly Gay Football player, it has to be recognized as such



posted on May, 13 2014 @ 09:52 PM
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Has there been an openly gay player in futball yet?
I am sure there has been gay players, but were they open to the world about it?
One that has come out? Cause it seemed in the early pages of this thread a lot of users were saying that futball could take hint from this event



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 01:39 AM
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Sorry it wasnt directed at you . I was reading earlier posts and when i was ready to post my feeling of that moment. I must have scrolled to the nearest reply box......... In response to your response. " Actually we are human beings first, Americans second" As weird as this may sound. I believe by being americans first it makes us better Human beings....... if you take us out of the picture. There is nothing that stops Tyranny. And even much, much worse! Probably many genocides take WW 2 by a factor of ten. No human rights, nothing but slavery. If we are lucky. Not slaves to one another. But slaves to the countries and rulers that rule over us.there wouldnt be individuals. Only property.

The sad thing about the state of our republic. is that we have nobody to blame but ourselves.this truly isn't even our country. For we are nothing more than Stewarts! holding this country and its stewardship for our children. and our childrens children. reply to: 7918465230



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 01:39 AM
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Sorry it wasnt directed at you . I was reading earlier posts and when i was ready to post my feeling of that moment. I must have scrolled to the nearest reply box......... In response to your response. " Actually we are human beings first, Americans second" As weird as this may sound. I believe by being americans first it makes us better Human beings....... if you take us out of the picture. There is nothing that stops Tyranny. And even much, much worse! Probably many genocides take WW 2 by a factor of ten. No human rights, nothing but slavery. If we are lucky. Not slaves to one another. But slaves to the countries and rulers that rule over us.there wouldnt be individuals. Only property.

The sad thing about the state of our republic. is that we have nobody to blame but ourselves.this truly isn't even our country. For we are nothing more than Stewarts! holding this country and its stewardship for our children. and our childrens children. reply to: 7918465230



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 01:39 AM
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Sorry it wasnt directed at you . I was reading earlier posts and when i was ready to post my feeling of that moment. I must have scrolled to the nearest reply box......... In response to your response. " Actually we are human beings first, Americans second" As weird as this may sound. I believe by being americans first it makes us better Human beings....... if you take us out of the picture. There is nothing that stops Tyranny. And even much, much worse! Probably many genocides take WW 2 by a factor of ten. No human rights, nothing but slavery. If we are lucky. Not slaves to one another. But slaves to the countries and rulers that rule over us.there wouldnt be individuals. Only property.

The sad thing about the state of our republic. is that we have nobody to blame but ourselves.this truly isn't even our country. For we are nothing more than Stewarts! holding this country and its stewardship for our children. and our childrens children. reply to: 7918465230



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 01:40 AM
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Sorry it wasnt directed at you . I was reading earlier posts and when i was ready to post my feeling of that moment. I must have scrolled to the nearest reply box......... In response to your response. " Actually we are human beings first, Americans second" As weird as this may sound. I believe by being americans first it makes us better Human beings....... if you take us out of the picture. There is nothing that stops Tyranny. And even much, much worse! Probably many genocides take WW 2 by a factor of ten. No human rights, nothing but slavery. If we are lucky. Not slaves to one another. But slaves to the countries and rulers that rule over us.there wouldnt be individuals. Only property.

The sad thing about the state of our republic. is that we have nobody to blame but ourselves.this truly isn't even our country. For we are nothing more than Stewarts! holding this country and its stewardship for our children. and our childrens children. reply to: 7918465230






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