Before his announcement of being homosexual Michael Sam was an ordinary football player and the emphasis was on “ordinary.” However, he was ordinary enough to be selected in the NFL draft. While no guarantee that he would ever become a member of any team he was good enough to be selected. So, what is so special about Michael Sam? Not a damn thing!
Without tracking his college career, statistics and pre-season output, it would be a fair assessment to say that Sam only had an outside chance to play professional football. Then why have I spent time putting together an article about him? The answer is simple. Only a few NFL scouts knew of Sam, but when he announced that he was homosexual all the media sports pundits felt that it was such news that stations and columnists spent unwarranted time discussing what his homosexuality would mean to the NFL.
To me, all the stories added together weren’t worth a bag of beans. That Sam is a homosexual hardly rates as news except in the homophobic world of professional sports, especially the NFL. That there is a “homosexual” in the NFL is hardly worth comment except to point out the "honoraria" that infects the sports world. Of course, it is well-known that Sam is the ONLY homosexual in the NFL or professional men’s sports.
Sam was a seventh round draft pick, which means his chances of making an NFL team are slim to none. However, his preseason play with the St. Louis Rams has shown that his “mediocrity” might be a little better than other draftees and might even guarantee that he gets a chance with some NFL team because of his coachability and high-level drive.
In the world of professional football, which is filled with hulking, sweaty and manly men there are no homosexuals. Ask them and they will tell you so. Seriously. Who the hell is Michael Sam? As far as I know he is a football player and one good enough to be selected in the NFL draft. That he is homosexual has absolutely no bearing on his ability to play.
A few days ago, Sam signed on with the Dallas Cowboys to play on the cowpokes practice squad. Of course, once again the beans for brains sports media replayed the entire story again demonstrating their expertise with redundancy. Personally, I hope Sam makes it, then he can be a credit to his sexuality and become the articulate homosexual spokesperson. In addition he can also be a . . . oh hell, you know the rest of the story.