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Oprah to Air 90-Minute Special on Michael Sam

The allure of Michael Sam being a gay NFL player has passed, and he’s simply and undersized pass rusher who may never stick in the NFL. Since Oprah had all this leftover footage, they are just going to make it into a 90-minute special. The Oprah Winfrey Network just sent out a release: A doc on Michael Sam will air Dec. 27 at 9:00 pm. ET. — Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch...
Via Thacover2
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Oprah Ditches Michael Sam Series in Favor of 90 Minute Special

Since there is nothing really special about Michael Sam anymore (never was honestly, just happened to be a football player who is gay) there is no need to do a series on him. Since Oprah had all this leftover footage, they are just going to make it into a 90-minute special. The Oprah Winfrey Network just sent out a release: A doc on Michael Sam will air Dec. 27 at 9:00 pm. ET....
Via BlackSportsOnline
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Warner Bros. assembles blockbuster cast for ‘Suicide Squad’

Unless you’re a diehard DC Comics fan, you may have no idea what the Suicide Squad is. But Warner Brothers is making sure you’ll be interested in a Suicide Squad movie by putting together a blockbuster group of actors to play this assembly of supervillains. As first reported by Variety, Will Smith headlines the cast, giving Suicide Squad a big star to feature. He’ll portray...
Via Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Tennessee State @ Virginia

Tennessee State at Virginia  11/25/2014 7:00:00 PM |  TV: | LIVE STATSThis is not East Tennessee State, Middle Tennessee State, or the University of Tennessee. It’s Tennessee State University, one-time home to Oprah Winfrey, Rufus Thomas, and the messages in Anthony Mason’s hair. This game concludes a four game homestand for the ‘Hoos, after which the competition ramps...
Via SCACC Hoops
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: First trailer for Martin Luther King Jr. drama ‘Selma’

British actor David Oyelowo has been doing good work in smaller roles, but perhaps got noticed by many for playing the bad guy in Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the CEO of the pharmaceutical company that orders continued testing of an Alzheimer’s drug on apes despite its dangerous side effects. But the 38-year-old may be ready for his breakout and is sure to earn major awards...
Via Bloguin Best
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Raven Symone Addresses Her Sexuality And Race (Video)

Raven-Symone came out of the closet to Oprah Winfrey Sunday night, but made one thing very clear – she’s not down with putting a label on herself and that includes being called African-American. During Symone’s interview, Raven spoke for the first time about her tweet celebrating the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage last year and explained she’s in a relationship with...
Via Geeks and Cleats
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Larry Fitzgerald carved in… Corn?

If you live in or around Phoenix, you know of Schnepf Farms. If you know of Schnepf farms, you know of their history doing famous individuals as their seasonal corn maze. This year they portrayed a valley hero in Larry Fitzgerald with the words “Bringing it home” It’s a huge honor & I’m humbled by their time & craftsmanship. I look forward to coming back out to tackle...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

James Harden, Team USA Take Ice Bucket Challenge

Yes, athletes ice their bodies. With an ice bucket? Not that often. James Harden and Team USA took the viral “Ice Bucket Challenge” today after practice and challence NBA comissioner Adam Silver, president Barack Obama, and Oprah Winfrey! The challenge was originally started to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). If the person/group challenged didn’t...
Via Rockets Social
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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

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 Bloguin Best
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vargas’ Shutout Paces Royals to 3-0 Victory over A’s

The Royals’ pitching has been superb all season long. Recently, it’s been so good that only a paraphrase of a popular Oprah Winfrey meme can put it into context: “You get a complete game! And you get a complete game! Everybody gets a complete game!” Jason Vargas fired the Royals’ third complete-game effort by a starting pitcher in the last seven days. After Jeremy Guthrie...
Via Royals Blue
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Beyoncé & Jay Z “On The Run” from Their Marriage?

Is there trouble in paradise? Ever since the footage surfaced from the infamous elevator incident between Jay Z and his wife’s sister Solange, rumors of divorce have been following the couple. Jay and Bey have managed to be high-profile yet scandal free for the bulk of their relationship. But now, things are allegedly unraveling at a rapid pace, so much so that this week’s ...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pro Athletes Assist African Tribe in Oprah’s ‘Operation Change’ Series (Video)

Several current and former professional athletes will be featured in tonight’s episode of the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) docu-series called “Operation Change”. This series is a 10 part documentary series that features the work of philanthropic organizations premiered on OWN. It provides a view of the challenges people in developing countries across the world face as well as...
Via BlackSportsOnline
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten Possible Buyers of the LA Clippers

Current Clippers owner Donald Sterling agreed to let his wife negotiate the sale of the team on his behalf, and that will ultimately send some of the richest people in the world into a bidding war for the team. Since Adam Silver handed out a lifetime ban to Sterling and put pressure on the owners to force the sale of his team, rumors have spread rampant about who will be the future...
Via Pass The Pill
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The OWN Michael Sam documentary series is off … for now

Earlier this week, we told you that the Oprah Winfrey Network (a.k.a. “OWN”) was set to produce a reality series on St. Louis Rams 7th round draft pick Michael Sam. There were a couple of problems. First, Sam and OWN made an agreement for the show before the NFL Draft, but did not inform the league nor any potentially interested teams fearing he might not get picked. Both the...
Via Awful Announcing
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The OWN Michael Sam documentary series is now off … for now

Earlier this week, we told you that the Oprah Winfrey Network (a.k.a. “OWN”) was set to produce a reality series on St. Louis Rams 7th round draft pick Michael Sam. There were a couple of problems. First, Sam and OWN made an agreement for the show before the NFL Draft, but did not inform the league nor any potentially interested teams fearing he might not get picked. Both the...
Via Awful Announcing
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam Documentary Postponed After Meeting With St. Louis Rams

Photo Credit: dynastylane/IconoSquare When the news was released about the Oprah Winfrey Network producing a documentary on Michael Sam, while it might’ve made for some great television, many people opposed the idea. Some people thought the seventh round pick and the first openly gay athlete Michael Sam was simply trying to cash in on the show, while others went as far as to say...
Via Blog Surface
May 17, 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 to do....
Via FatManWriting
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Michael Sam’s OWN Reality Show “Postponed”

Sam’s show is on hold. Well, that didn’t take long. Just two days after the Oprah Winfrey Network announced it had acquired the rights to produce a reality series starring former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, who is openly gay, as he attempts to make the St. Louis Rams’ roster, we’re hearing that it’s already been postponed. Why? You can make your own assumptions...
Via College Spun
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. It puts a cap on a rather contradicting week for the former All-American defensive end. On Tuesday, Sam was saying all the right things...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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 postponed, allowing Michael...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Sam’s Reality Show Postponed

After all the drama and commotion about Michael Sam doing his reality show/documentart/mini series or whatever it was supposed to be, it has been postponed following a conversation with the Rams: THIS JUST IN: Michael Sam's documentary series with Oprah Winfrey's network has been postponed following discussions with Rams. — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 16, 2014 Agent: "After...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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
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