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The Reality of Michael Sam
The Reality of Michael Sam
Bob Whalon | 05/16/14 | 3:43 PM EDT 0 Comments
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As if the Michael Sam situation couldn't get any more ridiculous after the "cake incident", now a new "reality" comes to light.

You know, I didn't really care when Michael Sam came out to the world as a gay man.  But I did question whether he was doing it for honest reasons or whether he was doing it for selfish reasons.

Now we have our answer.

Michael Sam creatively used the Liberal media to get himself drafted by an NFL franchise last weekend and now he wants to be in front of the cameras all the time.  Why do I say that?  It's all Oprah Winfrey's fault.

Apparently, Sam is so focused on making the St. Louis Ram roster; he has agreed to be part of reality show on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).  And he made the deal before he was even drafted and staged that stupid "cake incident" for the ESPN cameras. Why am I not the least bit surprised by this development.

"We are honored that Michael is trusting us with his private journey in this moment that has not only made history but will shape it forever," Winfrey said in a statement.

Yes, it is a big deal that Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL, but the truth of the matter is that he wouldn't have been drafted without all this publicity.  He's an under-sized "tweener", which means he's too small to play DE and too slow to play OLB in the NFL.  At best he might be a decent special teams player, but I doubt it.

The truth is that Sam is going to create a circus atmosphere and I'm willing to bet that Rams head coach Jeff Fischer is already sorry his team selected Sam.

For his part, Sam is either delusional or a master of manipulation.

"Like every player out there working to make a team right now, my focus is on playing football to the very best of my ability," Sam said.

Uh, no Michael.  It seems that right now you're focused on keeping your 15 minutes of fame going as long as possible and using Oprah as your weapon to wield against anyone who would dare to question your place in the NFL.

Well, I don't like Oprah and I don't like this charade she's pulling with Michael Sam.  I hope it costs him his "dream" of playing in the NFL.

Let him eat cake.

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