Re: inconvenient TRUTH: r we ready for TV shots of SAM's boyfriend+pics of them holding hands+kissing in the locker room?
posted at 2/11/2014 5:01 PM EST
This story is about as big as the Yankees spending another 1/2 billion this ofseason. There's nothing there!
IF this happened 30 years ago, it'd be a story. Even possiby 10 years ago. But not now. We've been told that this is perfrctly well and acceptable. Perish the thought if yiou disagreed with the situation or the lifestyle! You'd be branded forever! No one is going to tell me that there's NEVER been a gay NFL player. Teammates would readily know if there was one, as the Missouri players did when they got "told". (Many snickered and wonder why it took so long for Sam to realize he was gay.) Those players, like teh majority of society, could give a JESTS! Sanchez Pitute if he's gay or not. All they care about is him doing his job come game day.
But, with his announcement, the media LOVES to make something out of nothing. Here's where their "story" lies: 1) Was his failure to get drafted ealy because he's gay? 2) Was his not getting drafted by a team THEY thought had the need due to him being gay? 3) If a southern team doesn't draft him, is it bcause he's gay? Despite not being predicted to go before the 3rd round, being the SEC Defensive POY, is it because he's gay?
Let's go further.... 1) If he doesn't survive pre-season, and is the last cut, will it be because he's gay? 2) If he doesn't get local endorsements, as most high draft picks usually do (locally), will it be because he's gay? 3) If he's not "lights out" in pre-season, will it be because the drafting team didn't put him in the best position to succeed, only because he's gay? 4) If he makes the cut and has a good season, yet doesn't get any post season accolades, will it be because he's gay?
In other words, will whatever he does, good, bad, or indifferent, have the insinuation/tag of "being gay"? Courageous? What a F'n joke! I'd like to think that society has gone beyond this. We continually get told that we must judge a person for his actions, not his background (race, religion, sexual preference). Yet, the media has cannonized the guy already. No matter what happens from here out, whatever he does will ALWAYS be tied to "being gay". Somethign bad happens? It's only because he's gay. Somethign good? Why, he's courageous for coming out as being gay.
Just gimme a freaking break! Enough already! Let him get drafted and fail as most SEC draftees do. Then we can deal with the "gay" thing as the cause.
As a side note, I wish him all the best in his NFL career, however long it may be. San Fran can use another LB with Bowman's injury.