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Team USA takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Someone challenged Team USA to the Ice Bucket Challenge. Who are they to decline? Apparently Kyrie Irving and Miles Plumlee decided not to participate. Team USA challenged President Barack Obama, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and Oprah Winfrey to take the challenge and raise awareness for ALS. More on that in a second. The next person to take the challenge was former Team USA and...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony Dungy releases a statement to better explain himself

Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy released the following statement following the backlash he’s received over him saying that he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam. “On Monday afternoon while on vacation with my family, I was quite surprised to read excerpts from an interview I gave several weeks ago related to this year’s NFL Draft, and I feel compelled to clarify those remarks...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Sandusky tells Oprah Winfrey about alleged abuse by Jerry Sandusky

Matt Sandusky, the adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, who has said Sandusky molested him as a child, will appear in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey next week. In the interview, scheduled to air at 9 p.m. July 17 on Winfrey's OWN Network, Sandusky is expected to give a personal account of the abuse he says he suffered as a child. It will be his first public interview since...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam reality show called off

Two days after Oprah Winfrey Network announced that they would be producing a Michael Sam reality show chronicling the pass rusher’s journey to make it in the NFL as the first openly gay player in the league, it was announced that the show was being called off. “After careful consideration and discussion with the St. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

OWN Postpones Michael Sam Docu-Series So He Can Focus On Making Team

OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, announced Friday that they are putting their docu-series on St. Louis Rams rookie Michael Sam on hold. “After careful consideration and discussion with the St. Louis Rams, ‘The Untitled Michael Sam Project’ has been postponed, allowing Michael the best opportunity to achieve his dream of making the team,” network president Erik Logan said in...
Via NESN.com
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam's Documentary With Oprah Winfrey Put on Hold

Michael Sam raised a few eyebrows when he announced that he is gay, a few more when he kissed his boyfriend on television, but even more when it became public knowledge that a reality show on his journey to the NFL was being filmed. That doesn't sound like something a person that just wants to be viewed as  football player would do--and now it isn't something he is going...
Via FatManWriting
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam puts documentary series with Oprah on hold

The Oprah Winfrey Network is pumping the breaks on its recently announced Michael Sam' documentary series -- "The Untitled Michael Sam Project." OWN has announced that the project has been postponed following discussions with the St. Louis Rams. "After careful consideration and discussion with the St. Louis Rams, 'The Untitled Michael Sam Project' has been...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam docuseries has been postponed

It looks like Michael Sam and his PR people have been listening to all of the backlash they’ve received after announcing earlier this week that the Oprah Winfrey Network will air a docuseries about Sam and his life from the draft on. BREAKING: The Michael Sam documentary series on OWN has been postponed — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) May 16, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam, Oprah Winfrey Network docuseries gets Taiwanese animation treatment (Video)

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Via Pro Football Zone
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams reportedly not concerned about Michael Sam reality show

The announcement this week that Michael Sam was going to be featured in a reality show on Oprah Winfrey Network caught many by surprise and gave us many reasons to doubt and criticize the former Missouri linebacker. It’s hard enough for NFL players to succeed as it is, but it’s even tougher when you have […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

5 reasons men should watch the OWN network

Yes men, The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) can offer something for you too. From the inception of this network, the casual observer can easily see that it was marketed towards the female demographic.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Anonymous Ram concerned over Michael Sam reality show

Well it seems not everyone in the St. Louis Rams locker room is thrilled about Michael Sam having a reality show. It was announced Wednesday that Sam would have his own reality show on the Oprah Winfrey Network. There has been a mixed reaction from social media about this situation to the point that it has hit the Rams locker room. An unnamed player for the Rams spoke to Josina Anderson...
Via No Guts, No Glory
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rams player says Michael Sam docuseries is a distraction

I’m sure this anonymous Rams player isn’t the only one who think Michael Sam’s docuseries is a distraction. “Sam having a reality show does raises some eyebrows, maybe a distraction,” said the player, per ESPN via BSO. It sounds like Sam and his reps knew the Rams and other NFL teams would view it as a distraction,  since they never told anyone about it until Wednesday’s...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam Scores Documentary Series on Oprah Winfrey Network

TV The first openly gay NFL draftee is hitting a small screen near you. And we're not talking about ESPN.
Via maxim.com
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Oprah Winfrey Network to produce a new reality series on Michael Sam

Announced Wednesday, Michael Sam will be the subject of a new documentary series produced by the same filmmaker and network responsible for the Lindsay Lohan reality series. The new project will air on OWN a.k.a. the Oprah Winfrey Network. Sam, who is the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, will be followed by cameras as he opens his life to the American...
Via Awful Announcing
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam will cash in on being gay, thanks to the Oprah Winfrey Network

This is really interesting. Rams defensive end Michael Sam just said he was all about playing football.  I guess not. Sam wil be essentially cashing in on being the first openly gay pro football player to ever get drafted. The Oprah Winfrey Network announced that they’ve already started filming a docuseries featuring Sam that actually kicked off during the NFL Draft. Oprah Winfrey...
Via Pro Football Zone
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Oprah Winfrey Network Creating Michael Sam Documentary

Photo Credit: peqynyo/IconoSquare Days after the NFL 2014 Draft, people are still talking about the SEC’s co-Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam. Sam, who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round received overwhelming exposure due to being the first openly gay athlete drafted into the NFL. The story on Michael Sam grew even larger when he decided to passionately...
Via Blog Surface
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Oprah Winfrey Network To Produce Michael Sam Documentary Series

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced Wednesday that it will broadcast a multi-part documentary series on Michael Sam and “his historic journey as he prepares to enter the biggest professional sports league in America.” Sam, who came out before the NFL draft, made history over the weekend as he became the first openly gay player to be drafted. The former Missouri linebacker...
Via NESN.com
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam inks docu-series deal with Oprah

Oprah Winfrey wants to tell Michael Sam's story. Winfrey's OWN cable network announced Wednesday that it will produce a docu-series about the newest member of the St. Louis Rams and first openly gay football player drafted in the NFL. No title or airdate have officially been set, but it is known that the series will be produced by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Amy Rice ("...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam inks docu-series deal with Oprah

Oprah Winfrey wants to tell Michael Sam's story. Winfrey's OWN cable network announced Wednesday that it will produce a docu-series about the newest member of the St. Louis Rams and first openly gay football player drafted in the NFL. No title or airdate have officially been set, but it is known that the series will be produced by Emmy-nominated filmmaker Amy Rice ("...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam to be featured in show on Oprah Winfrey Network

Michael Sam’s journey to make it as the first openly gay player in the NFL will be documented in a series on Oprah Winfrey Network, the network announced Wednesday. Sam, the former Missouri linebacker and SEC Defensive Player of the Year, will essentially have his own reality TV crew following him around for the show. […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam Getting Multi-Part Documentary On Oprah’s Network

For someone who says he just wanted to be treated like everyone else and  to just see him as a football player, Michael Sam sure has a lot of  extracurricular activities going on that has nothing to do with the NFL, but more to do with him being gay. He has ESPN at his house, he is selling gear, he is talking to People magazine and now this. According to ESPN, he will be featured...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Oprah Winfrey’s ‘OWN Network’ Purchases Rights To Michael Sam Documentary

Michael Sam’s journey from All American defensive end to becoming the NFL’s first openly gay players will become a documentary, and Oprah Winfrey will bring it to us. Darren Rovell is reporting that Winfrey and her OWN network, have purchased the rights to begin a documentary series about Sam’s journey. Oprah’s OWN has bought the rights to a documentary series featuring Michael...
Via Thacover2
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Oprah Winfrey Network Producing Michael Sam Documentary Series

College football star and recent NFL draft pick Michael Sam will be the subject of a documentary series on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Sam, who won the Co-Defensive Player of the Year honor as a defensive end at the University of Missouri, was recently drafted by the St. Louis Rams and is working to become the first openly gay player in NFL history. “We are honored that Michael...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Oprah, Among Others, Looking To Buy The Los Angeles Clippers

According to various reports, Oprah Winfrey is looking to team up with high-powered businessmen Larry Ellison and David Geffen to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers. The NBA Board of Governers are likely to force disgraced owner Donald Sterling to sell the team after he was banned for life by league commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday.  Oprah Winfrey considering teaming with David...
Via Sportsnaut
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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