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Rams Pick #249 DE Michael Sam

Discussion in 'RAMS - NFL TALK' started by The Rammer, May 10, 2014.

  1. Dodgersrf

    Dodgersrf Well-Known Member

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    Extremely happy for the guy. Took a lot of courage to come out before the draft or at all.

    It's too bad this is such a big deal.
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    brokeu91 Well-Known Member

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    I ain't going to lie to you, I nearly did. I'm happy for him and proud to be a Rams fan
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    Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    If he plays football and does what he can to not be a distraction (which I think he'll do), it'll go away eventually.

    The media is just hoping he does something stupid.
  4. Mojo Ram

    Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    Welcome to the board. (y)
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    AnarchyRam New Member

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    When I see Sam play though, I just see a good football player. He seems to really love the game and should be a good 4-3 rotational guy imo.
  6. mr.stlouis

    mr.stlouis Well-Known Member

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    He was a damn good MIZ tiger, good pass rusher. He's wasn't a locker room problem of any kind that I know of. No question his stock tanked because he came out as the first openly gay player in football. The only problem with drafting him is the media circus that will follow him. I find it distracting but maybe we'll get to see extra footage in TC because of it.

    Our DL is stacked...
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  7. brokeu91

    brokeu91 Well-Known Member

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    M-I-Z
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  8. Mojo Ram

    Mojo Ram On double secret probation

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    This story is all over the internets already.
  9. The Rammer

    The Rammer ESPN Draft Guru

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    You know they were just waiting for it.... copy and paste team and hit submit article button.
  10. Boffo97

    Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    And tearfully delete their already written "NFL is a bunch of homophobic bigots for not drafting Sam" articles?
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  11. fearsomefour

    fearsomefour Well-Known Member

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    I love the pick. All American, SEC D player of the year, projected 3-4 round. In the 7th?
    Steal.
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  12. The Rammer

    The Rammer ESPN Draft Guru

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    LMAO

    Well I'm sure they had a few ready
  13. V3

    V3 Well-Known Member

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    Z-O-U

    Couldn't leave ya hangin.
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  14. Boffo97

    Boffo97 Well-Known Member

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    I'm absolutely sure of it... because they were preemptively printing them.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/10/michael-sam-nfl-draft_n_5299198.html

    "“For them not to select him would be very problematic,” Cyd Zeigler, the founder of OutSports.com, told NBC News ahead of the draft. “If he isn’t selected, it’s a public black eye on the league.”"

    "So if you’re a Sam fan, or are just rooting for his social message — a gay player can be accepted in the most “manly” American team sport — don’t freak out if his name isn’t called," Gregory wrote. "If no NFL team extends Sam an invite to camp, that’s when things get fishy. That would reek of weakness and bigotry."

    If, and hopefully this is unlikely due to his college plaudits, he doesn't even make the team... THAT'S when it gets ugly. And solely directed at the Rams. That's the one thing that scares me (other than him doing something to make himself a distraction... much like Britt did today.)
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  15. Mojo Ram

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    Lets just hope that there isn't any ridiculous backlash if he gets cut in TC.
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    TheDYVKX Well-Known Member

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    I'm just hoping that one day he won't be known as "the gay football player", but rather "that damn good pass rusher the Rams drafted".
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  17. V3

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    Sadly, I'm seeing quite a few posts on the internet saying they're done with the Rams and how disgusting the organization is. I don't get how some people are so stupid and hypocritical (they said they were Christian).
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    MrMotes New Member

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    These days come before those days.
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    Always love to see players get emotional like that, shows how much they care.

    To this day, I still don't think I've seen a championship commercial better than this one. You can really feel the emotion from these guys who lay it on the line for those 16-24 games.

  20. -X-

    -X- I'm the dude, man.

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    Some people just need things to hate. It's like fuel.
    I'm just glad we're above the fray here. It should have a positive impact on our numbers.
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