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Michael Sam: Studying the Game Tape [Gay Potential Draftee NFL]
« on: February 13, 2014, 02:23:42 PM »
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Re: Michael Sam: Studying the Game Tape [Gay Potential Draftee NFL]
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 02:34:58 PM »
Is he HIV+?

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Re: Michael Sam: Studying the Game Tape [Gay Potential Draftee NFL]
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 02:45:17 PM »
Is he HIV+?

Why would that be pertinent?

He hopefully will be judged/evaluated on his on-field prowess, and not on his cultural uniqueness.
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Re: Michael Sam: Studying the Game Tape [Gay Potential Draftee NFL]
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2014, 03:01:15 PM »
HIV status is not a "cultural uniqueness".  The team owners and their insurance company might  want  to know.

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Re: Michael Sam: Studying the Game Tape [Gay Potential Draftee NFL]
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 03:05:55 PM »
HIV status is not a "cultural uniqueness".  The team owners and their insurance company might  want  to know.

Are you in either of those categories?  :whistle:
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Re: Michael Sam: Studying the Game Tape [Gay Potential Draftee NFL]
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 03:15:24 PM »
Are you in either of those categories?  :whistle:

Oh, I understand him now....he was thinking of his blood/body fluids as dangerous and the legal exposure may even trump the locker room exposure.
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Re: Michael Sam: Studying the Game Tape [Gay Potential Draftee NFL]
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2014, 03:31:46 PM »
I remember when Magic Johnson sought to play again, but players were worried about blood.

So Johnson backed down, didn't play.
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Re: Michael Sam: Studying the Game Tape [Gay Potential Draftee NFL]
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2014, 03:40:30 PM »
I remember when Magic Johnson sought to play again, but players were worried about blood.

So Johnson backed down, didn't play.

Okay...so the jist of the article suggests that Sam is at best, mediocre.

My cynicism knows no bounds...he's figured that by making himself a victim, that he figures, "There's a pony in there somewhere!"

He's looking for a chance at a discrimination lawsuit.
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Re: Michael Sam: Studying the Game Tape [Gay Potential Draftee NFL]
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2014, 03:43:52 PM »
Okay...so the jist of the article suggests that Sam is at best, mediocre.

My cynicism knows no bounds...he's figured that by making himself a victim, that he figures, "There's a pony in there somewhere!"

He's looking for a chance at a discrimination lawsuit.

JMHO, but coming out may actually work against him being picked on many levels.  Like someone said on a program I listened to this week - a lot of college players wash out in the majors and if this is the case then he would cry discrimination if he is a terrible player and a team tries to get rid of him... and the other thing is a lot of men are not thrilled with having someone in the locker room they think may be checking them out in the shower.

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Re: Michael Sam: Studying the Game Tape [Gay Potential Draftee NFL]
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2014, 03:49:34 PM »


and the other thing is a lot of men are not thrilled with having someone in the locker room they think may be checking them out in the shower.


LOL~  Probably the opposite.

The football players I know would install a pole....maybe a disco light.   

Just dare them to step out of the norm....
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Re: Michael Sam: Studying the Game Tape [Gay Potential Draftee NFL]
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2014, 04:46:32 PM »
Okay...so the jist of the article suggests that Sam is at best, mediocre.

My cynicism knows no bounds...he's figured that by making himself a victim, that he figures, "There's a pony in there somewhere!"

He's looking for a chance at a discrimination lawsuit.
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