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Lack of interest in Michael Sam a good thing

Michael Sam doesn't want to talk. It's nothing personal. It's just that the obsession with his sexual orientation, the suggestion that the FIRST OPENLY GAY PLAYER IN THE NFL would be a "distraction" in the locker room, that was dealt with when he was in training camp with the St. Louis Rams. The notion that he'd bring ruin and a losing record has been debunked...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL tried to get Michael Sam signed after he was cut

The NFL would have a public relations disaster on its hands if Michael Sam were not on a team’s roster, so the league did what it could to make sure that didn’t happen.’s Peter King reported on NBC’s pregame show Thursday that the NFL contact multiple teams regarding their potential interest in Sam after […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL reportedly asked teams to consider signing Michael Sam

This isn’t necessarily a good piece of news coming out from multiple sources tonight. According to Peter King of Monday Morning Quarterback, the National Football League called multiple teams after Michael Sam was released by the St. Louis Rams asking them if they considered signing him to their practice squad.  According to King… The Rams waived Michael Sam, the first openly...
Via Sportsnaut
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys reportedly will not be selling any Michael Sam jerseys

Michael Sam had the sixth-highest-selling jersey in the NFL this offseason when training camps began. But if you’re looking for the Cowboys to cash in on that craze now that the NFL's first openly gay player has joined the team, you'll be surprised.Sam is one of 10 players on the Cowboys practice squad. The club doesn’t mass produce jerseys for practice squad players...
Via The Other Paper
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett: Sam signing 'about football'

The Dallas Cowboys aren’t interested in making a statement. They’re interested in winning football games. That was the point stressed Wednesday by Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett after the announcement that the team had signed Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, to its practice squad. “This is about football,” Garrett said, via ProFootballTalk. “We evaluated...
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Cowboys looking to add Michael Sam to practice squad

The St. Louis Rams cut defensive end Michael Sam at the NFL’s 53-man roster deadline Saturday, but Sam might find a new home soon. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Dallas Cowboys are “doing research” into the plan of signing Sam to their practice squad. #Cowboys spent today calling players, gauging reaction to signing Michael Sam. They’ll have him in...
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: CFL team has reached out to Michael Sam

  Update: Ian Rapoport reports that the Montreal Alouettes have reached out to seventh-round pick DE Michael Sam about possibly signing with them, but there's currently no word regarding him playing in the CFL. Rapoport adds that the Alouettes hold the rights to Sam. St. Louis has already announced their practice squad signings and Sam is not among the players...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams release Michael Sam

In what has to be considered surprising move, the St. Louis Rams have released rookie seventh-round pick Michael Sam. The Missouri product made news by publicly announcing that he was gay leading up to the NFL draft this past May.  No history yet…Rams released DE Michael Sam. Prime practice-squad candidate. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 30, 2014 The talented sack artist...
Via Sportsnaut
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Fisher goes on the attack, slams ESPN, Josina Anderson

NFL head coaches tend to have a relationship with their players that extend to off the football field themselves. They give off-field advice, tutor them on the issues that are presented to players in the real world and get offensive when players are unfarily scrutinized by the media and skeptics.  This is exactly what St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher did in defense of rookie...
Via Sportsnaut
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN 'regrets' Michael Sam showering report

On Tuesday’s SportsCenter, Josina Anderson reported on Michael Sam’s showering habits with his Rams teammates.  The report drew widespread criticism across the sports world for its singling out of Sam.  When he showers or with who in the locker room is nobody’s business, yet by making this information public ESPN is stirring up the worst stereotypes and paranoia regarding...
Via Awful Announcing
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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