Monday, May 12, 2014

Honestly, I wanna see you be gay... er... brave

I was thinking about Michael Sam and something a friend of mine said about him on Facebook.

As I was perusing my FB page for his exact words I got distracted by this:

Damn you, Kristen! 

Anyway, Michael Sam is a big ol' openly gay football player drafted by the St. Louis Rams. Like I was saying, a friend of mine said something that made me think. Since most of my friends are dumber than a box of rocks (not you, though) I was surprised at how salient his point was. 

Make that gay joke to my face, motherfucker!

The best outcome would be if people said, "So what?" ... but you and I both know that won't happen.

If the most interesting thing about you is your sexual orientation then either A) you're not very interesting or, B) the world around you is focused on stupid shit. 

The world is always focused on stupid shit. 

I remember when black quarterbacks were anathema to the game with some fuckfaces going so far as to say that they just weren't smart enough to be NFL caliber quarterbacks. 

Can you find the irony in this picture?

Today? I remember arguing with friends about whether RGIII or Andrew Luck was a better draft pick (Luck) and never once did race come up. Same thing this past weekend arguing whether over Manziel and Bridgewater (Bridgewater is better). 

Seriously Cleveland, how do you draft Ryan Leaf 2.0?

Anyway, my point is this: most of us can talk about quarterbacks based solely on their merit. Unless they play for the Raiders in which case they suck regardless of melanin count. 

And one day (hopefully soon) we'll be able to see two grown ass men love each other and only care whether or not the guy drafted can get to the quarterback or stop the run, whether he can hit a receiver in stride, whether he can shut down the opposition's best receiver. You get the idea. 

There is no doubt in my mind that Michael Sam is going to have a long career and be a good player. When you do the kind of heavy lifting he's had to do, the actual game because easy. 

The coffee pot is empty. 

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