What will gay football fanatics do, now that Michael Sam has been cut from the Rams? Unlike most, I love saying, “I told you so!”, particularly when sticking up for the rights of the NOT Gay and the “closeted” gays in the NFL who don’t flaunt their sexuality.
So, “I told you so!” I predicted Michael Sam would not play a down of professional football. Tick tock tick tock is the sound of two seconds of Michael Sam’s fifteen seconds of fame.
As with the first FULL black president, America will have to wait on the first openly gay player to actually MAKE a squad.
Press Conference (VIDEO) of Fisher on decision
As reported in STL Today:
Michael Sam’s bid to become the first openly gay player to make an NFL regular-season roster won’t come in St. Louis.
In making tough final decisions to pare the roster to the 53-man regular season limit, Sam was released by the Rams Saturday. The University of Missouri All-American and SEC defensive player of the year now goes on the waiver wire.
The other 31 teams in the NFL have until noon Sunday to claim Sam. If that doesn’t happen, he becomes practice squad eligible.
“I will tell you this, I was pulling for Mike,” coach Jeff Fisher said. “I really was. I don’t say that very often. But I was. Mike came in here and did everything we asked him to do.”
But in the end, Fisher said it was a football decision. The Rams decided to keep nine defensive linemen on the 53-man roster, and undrafted rookie Ethan Westbrooks of West Texas A&M claimed that final spot.
Didn’t Ethan Westbrook know the significance of him NOT making the team.
Apparently the NFL remains the playground of the NOT Gay, as Ram’s coach Jeff Fisher was just not ready to “Go there, Girl!”
Perhaps next year one of the NFL’s existing gay players will be willing to take that challenge and come out of the closet. Or perhaps some blue-chipper who actually has a real chance to make it will break the openly gay barrier that has been so difficult to break.
For now, the NFL will just have to concentrate on football, as the gay lobby awaits it’s next assault on our sensibilities.