Let the leftist whining elitist media weeping commence: Michael Sam has been cut from the St. Louis Rams; he is currently a free agent. The less-than-stellar player survived some cuts during the preseason, but ultimately he was found wanting and was released.
Now, I don’t follow the NFL that closely because I don’t worship with most Americans in the Temple of the Almighty Sport. I definitely couldn’t care less about Michael Sam and whether or not he ever makes a team; I mean, the Saints cut Champ Bailey who is a good player, so it’s no surprise that Sam is wallowing around unclaimed (as of this) in free agency.
Of course, the speculation that he wasn’t picked up already by another team because he is a homosexual was floated before the waivers were dry. And amazingly, Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report has conceded that part of that problem is the media’s making a circus out of Michael Sam and his homosexuality.
But Freeman comes off as a bleeding heart moron in his article (he may actually be a bleeding heart moron, but I don’t read his column enough to know; his writing ability certainly leaves a lot to be desired). The media turned Michael Sam into a circus and a crusade; and that would certainly turn me off picking Sam for my squad, even if he were an excellent player (which he isn’t). The media irrationally and mercilessly crucified Tony Dungy last month because he said he didn’t want the circus they’d created following his team around; but Dungy’s is the smart approach. And I’m sure the rest of the NFL’s coaches are watching this media frenzy around Sam and saying “To hell with this.” Especially after seeing the media bully Dungy into line.
Freeman claims the media “deserves part of the blame” because Sam’s not on a team. He goes on to say:
But let’s also make this clear: Sam not being signed with a team isn’t solely because of the media. Or even mostly. Him not being signed is because of fear, shameful excuse-making and old-fashioned bigotry.
Now, ignoring the appalling grammatical structures from a supposed professional journalist, Freeman places the rest of the blame on fear and bigotry. Nowhere in his article does he blame Sam, and Sam is the only person to blame here.
Why? Because Michael Sam deliberately created the media circus. He instigated it. He threw down the challenge to the NFL before the draft: “I’m a homosexual, and if you don’t draft me, you’re a bunch of homophobes”. Oh how the leftist, elitist media swooned over this disrespectful punk. “How courageous,” they all said. When he was drafted in the seventh round, they were distraught and finger wagging their displeasure at the NFL: “For shame! A half-assed homosexual player should have gone much higher!” He’s lucky to have been drafted at all. Now it’s come out (pun intended) that Sam isn’t good enough to make the team. And no one aside from Michael Sam is to blame. His gamble failed, and rightfully so: he didn’t have the talent to make the grade so he tried to manipulate the system.
The homosexual agenda types should be furious at Sam for cheapening the torch of their cause instead of hailing him a hero. Advocates for the homosexual community have been busy beating business owners into submission to force them to march in lockstep with what they believe to be the popular opinion, all in the name of desperately wanting validity in their chosen lifestyle.
What’s happened is exactly what happens every time academic liberalism meets reality. In reality there are winners and losers. In reality, there is success and failure; and you have to work hard and be the best to be a success or else you fail.
Sam wasn’t good enough to play professionally, and he enlisted a willing media to create a distraction from that fact. Now he’s been found out. So he can either wait around for his challenge to be met by another NFL team or he can work to improve his skills and try again.
No one would condemn him for trying again if he tries harder and attempted to make the grade on merit and ability instead of his sexual preferences; Americans are altogether entirely too forgiving when it comes to their sports and the people who play them. If he tries again, he should tell the media to go home and let him make it on his own (he won’t, but he should). That’d be more honest than making it solely on the claim of being the first openly homosexual NFL player.