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Michael Sam Reacts to Being Drafted by the Rams. The feels man.

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This isn't a random gay dude in America we're talking about, it's a random gay dude in American football, one of the least gay-tolerant places in the universe, so him being drafted and being gay is totally a big deal and his sexuality is totally relevant.

His sexuality shouldn't matter, and hopefully it won't in the future, but it does right now.

When there isn't such a huge anti-gay sentiment attached to football, then it won't be a big deal, and then you can complain about a gay football player being over-hyped.

Very touching, this is news I will never get to experience ;)

Why not?

Because I will never get drafted to play professional anything :(

Oh I see. We fans can live vicariously through the athletes we support.

He is even more of a great American success story ;)

Some more interesting information about Michael:

Personal life

Sam is the seventh of eight children born to JoAnn and Michael Sam, Sr. His parents separated when he was young.[4] As a child, Sam watched one of his older brothers die from a gunshot wound. Another older brother has been missing since 1998, and his other two brothers are both imprisoned. A sister who was born before him died in infancy.[30] At one point in his childhood, Sam lived in his mother's car.[4] He was once accidentally maced by police who were arresting one of his brothers.[31]

Sam argued with his mother over playing football, as she did not agree with those pursuits. Sam often stayed with friends while in high school; the parents of a classmate gave him a bedroom in their house and had him complete household chores.[4] Sam is the first member of his family to attend college.

Wow. He's awesome. I really hope he has a successful career.

Nate Silver (who is a pure stats guy) said he had a 50/50 chance of not being drafted at all. Looks like he went about where he should have gone.

Grantland on Michael Sam:

Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen on Michael Sam being drafted 249th:

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