Michael Sam is no Jackie Robinson

Michael Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted by the National Football League Saturday.


Michael Sam, the first openly gay player ever to enter the National Football League draft, was taken by the St. Louis Rams with the 249th pick of the draft Saturday, proving precisely nothing about the state of homophobia in professional football. Only one thing can be said with certainty: By taking Sam with the eighth-to-last pick of the seven-round draft, the St. Louis Rams saved the NFL a small public-relations nightmare.
Comment: To make "crossing the gay barrier" the same as "crossing the color barrier" mocks the civil rights movement! To be assured, there have been gay NFL players. There also have been adulterous NFL players. Just saying!


  1. The Rams are presumably praying he'll make the squad to avoid being "The team that cut the first gay player".


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