I saw this live and **** hit the fan almost instantly on twitter and NFL sites, all comments sections on NFL press related to Sam thereafter were closed, except Yahoo, which unless you enjoy blatant homophobia and religious fundamentalists, I wouldn't read. US GQ did a great article called 'Explaining Michael Sam to my 7 year old.' Probably because loads of people whined about 'exposing their kids to that abhorrent lifestyle'
Here is how that conversation went:
Do you know what gay is?
Max: It means you're a man and you like men.
Right. Well, Michael Sam, this player from the University of Missouri who wants to play in the NFL, is gay.
And he just told everyone.
Max: OK. Is he the only one in the NFL who likes men?
Max: Does Jay Cutler?
I don't think so.
Max: Why does it matter?
Max: So . . . why—what's the big deal?
Because he's the first one who has told everybody.
Max: The others are keeping secrets?
Yes. Because some people out there don't like gay people.
Max: Is he any good?
This kid is already more educated in tolerance than half of these grown men and women shouting off about how he'll go to hell and that he must be a polygamist. That 7 year old's reaction should be the reaction of the world at large.
Here's the full article: http://www.gq.com/blogs/the-feed/201...l-sam-nfl.html