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Michael Sam unimpressive at NFL Scouting Combine, struggles in 40-yard dash and weight room
NY Daily News ^ | February 25, 2014 | Ebenezer Samuel

Posted on 02/25/2014 5:34:13 AM PST by C19fan

Michael Sam — who is hoping to become the first openly gay player in NFL history — made a good impression during his media press conference on Saturday. But on on the field Monday he couldn't do the same thing. Sam needed to show he has more athleticism, but the suddenly scrutinized Missouri defensive end struggled to do that.

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TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: gay; homosexual; homosexualagenda; nfl; sam
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You know what will happen when Sam is drafted in a late round or is not even drafted.
1 posted on 02/25/2014 5:34:13 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Brutha gots to learn how to “pucker & clench” when lifting weights.


2 posted on 02/25/2014 5:35:08 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Everybody wanted him to be a tight end, but, well...


3 posted on 02/25/2014 5:37:14 AM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

Cletus had him projected as an early round TE pick, too!

To quote George Takei, “Oh! My!


4 posted on 02/25/2014 5:40:08 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: C19fan

Who cares?


5 posted on 02/25/2014 5:41:44 AM PST by conservativehistorian (civilizational suicide continues)
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To: Quality_Not_Quantity

He might still try for wide receiver.


6 posted on 02/25/2014 5:44:13 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Brutha gots to learn how to “pucker & clench” when lifting weights.

He didn't get where he is today by puckering and clenching.

7 posted on 02/25/2014 5:46:11 AM PST by skeeter
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To: C19fan

“You know what will happen...”

Cry like a little girl?


8 posted on 02/25/2014 5:48:04 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: C19fan

Would we even be hearing about this guy if it weren’t for his self proclaimed homosexuality?


9 posted on 02/25/2014 5:49:15 AM PST by Nifster
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To: I cannot think of a name
He might still try for wide receiver.

Not with a 4.91 in the 40 yard dash.

10 posted on 02/25/2014 5:50:26 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: C19fan

I watched the combine - he didn’t stand out and as a Mizzou fan, I was disappointed. I want to see all of our guys do well. I’m sure nerves are terrible at that venue. The commentators said that anyone choosing him would have to decide just where he fit in as he did not have the size or skill set for any one position. He is however the SEC co-champion or whatever for Defense and I know he had some great plays for us.


11 posted on 02/25/2014 5:51:33 AM PST by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: C19fan

Guess he was just too distracted by all the hunks at the combine....or ESPN and SI’s twenty-four hour coverage of him.


12 posted on 02/25/2014 5:54:00 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: DoodleDawg

He might still try for wide receiver.

Not with a 4.91 in the 40 yard dash.

Not exactly what I meant!

(he’s the one that made an issue of his sexual orientation)


13 posted on 02/25/2014 5:54:58 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I hope they don’t play him on windy Sundays. His butt will be whistling like a teakettle.


14 posted on 02/25/2014 5:55:41 AM PST by Ancient Man
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To: C19fan
There is probably a lot of money and or threats involved in this pick, so it does not matter if Michael Sam is NFL quality or not, he is the cause celebe de jour.
My guess is, some NFL team has been told to draft him and make damn sure he is on the roster opening day.
15 posted on 02/25/2014 5:57:46 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: C19fan

Would this guy’s combine performance rate even a passing mention, let alone all these stories, if he weren’t openly gay? Of course not. His primary football “skill” is his purportedly bringing “diversity” to the NFL.


16 posted on 02/25/2014 5:58:35 AM PST by Bob
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To: C19fan

Wasn’t this guy all-conference or something? Interesting given it appears everyone except the general public already knew he was gay. Seems maybe a set up to get the gay player out there. Next up, The President.


17 posted on 02/25/2014 6:01:42 AM PST by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: C19fan

Like so many individuals in these media storms, I have no ill will for the guy and wish him success. What makes me cringe is the accompanying agenda. This guy seems like a good person. He’s clearly an accomplished athlete, and from my view, he made the announcement with good intentions. He knew it would likely become public during this process because he had shared it with his entire college team. He got in front of the story, and I do not fault him for that.

The ESPN hyperfocus and tweets/interviews of all the of the left wing annoys me, and the media storm around the draft and during camp is going to be obnoxious. Aside from that, I don’t see him as a glory hound like the NBA guy who announced on his way out of the league purely for self-advancement.


18 posted on 02/25/2014 6:02:46 AM PST by ilgipper
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To: C19fan

RACISM!!!! No, wait. Wrong one.

HOMOPHOBIA!!!! There, that’s better.


19 posted on 02/25/2014 6:05:36 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Tupelo; Bob

I don’t know what it is about NFL but they like to push their “special” football players on us. First Tebow and now this clown. They suck as players but get all the attention for everything but football. It is crazy and why football is turning into a joke.


20 posted on 02/25/2014 6:06:29 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: ilgipper
The ESPN hyperfocus and tweets/interviews of all the of the left wing annoys me

Ditto.. it annoys me, too. The general reaction has been, "He's gay? Oh." But that doesn't suffice for the social engineers of the left. They demand EVERYONE celebrate this as some kind of blessed event. And when we don't, then out come the charges of "homophobe," "bigot," etc.

21 posted on 02/25/2014 6:07:40 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: C19fan

Looking in at the NFL Combine, I find Sam with a rating of 5.22, ( NFL backup or special teams potential ) about middle of the pack or average. Just a slight step above a 50-50 chance of being drafted. Should be interesting to see if a team bows to PC pressure and drafts him instead of using good football sense. If he’s good enough to be on a pro team without the hype, then so be it.


22 posted on 02/25/2014 6:10:16 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: C19fan

A way to reclaim the word “gay”, meaning “happy, carefree” would be for all potential draftees to declare they are: “gay”

And if they have a happy streak, then they’d be telling the truth.

It would also prevent a slow, otherwise not draftable athlete from being drafted for political reasons instead of for athletic prowess.


23 posted on 02/25/2014 6:10:49 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: C19fan

It’s so obvious that the NFL is homophobic or Sams would be doing better.


24 posted on 02/25/2014 6:17:12 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: xzins

What is funny is the homosexuals hijacked that word. Now thew are behind a campaign to eliminate the word gay when used in statements like “That’s so gay”.


25 posted on 02/25/2014 6:17:45 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Repent, America.


26 posted on 02/25/2014 6:18:19 AM PST by who knows what evil? (The people of Red Hampshire: Ye are of your father, the devil.)
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To: Bob

Maybe he gets taken in the fourth round, but I kinda doubt that he’s still playing NFL football in four years. He’s a gimmick for some team, who needs to fill 4,000 empty seats with fresh new fans. End of story.


27 posted on 02/25/2014 6:19:34 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult; Tupelo
My hunch is that a "progressive" owner, such as Obama-loving Rooney of the Steelers, will insist his team draft Sam if he's still available in a late round.

A purely political pick, in other words.

28 posted on 02/25/2014 6:20:50 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: pepsionice

I don’t think a single person would buy a ticket to see Sam play. In fact if a team drafts him, they’d probably lose season ticket holders.


29 posted on 02/25/2014 6:21:27 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

As soon as he announced he was a homosexual prior to the draft I knew what was going to happen.

This person knew up front he was not cut out for the NFL so he is pressuring them to draft him because now the homosexual crowd and the worthless Media will start to hammer the NFL for being anti-homosexual if they do not hire him.

This is just another form of worthless Affirmative Action.


30 posted on 02/25/2014 6:24:40 AM PST by OldMissileer
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To: C19fan

Sam was always a fourth round pick, at best, that’s why he chose to play the sodomy card. He got what he and his agent wanted, tons of attention and pressure on someone - anyone - in the NFL to draft him.

In the most calculating and crafty of ways Michael Sam is leveraging his homosexuality into the public eye. He may likely be a total bust in the NFL, but Michael Sam will be called “the first” and will earn unending adulation and attention that he and his agent will turn into cash.

What is the only reason that Jason Collins got a 10 DAY contract? For no other reason whatsoever than to legitimize him by forevermore forcing everyone to refer to him as, “former NBA player, Jason Collins”. It’s a total scam, but’s that’s how the Left works, through deceit.


31 posted on 02/25/2014 6:33:35 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: Tupelo

Maybe that’s why he came out. To assure himself a high pick in the draft and a hefty signing bonus.


32 posted on 02/25/2014 6:33:45 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: napscoordinator
First Tebow and now this clown.

Tebow had a helluva great college career, and led his team to two national championships. He deserved at least a look, by NFL teams, which is what he got. We later learned that Tebow wasn't a good fit, but that's not the NFL's fault. Regardless of his playing ability, Tebow earned quite a following, though not as much as a football player.

I don't see this Sam as being in the same boat.

33 posted on 02/25/2014 6:37:54 AM PST by Lou L (Health "insurance" is NOT the same as health "care")
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To: napscoordinator; Tupelo; Bob
A quick lesson from history on why "diversity" isn't necessarily a good thing.
34 posted on 02/25/2014 6:38:07 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: C19fan
He struggled in the 40 because stopwatches hate gays.

Also, free weights hate gays too. The homophobia is obvious.

35 posted on 02/25/2014 6:40:57 AM PST by wbill
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To: Obadiah

A ten day contract? That is what he now has? All that hubbub and all he gets is a contract like that?


36 posted on 02/25/2014 6:46:15 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

Your post gave me an idea for a new term. How about ‘Homoraciphobeist’?


37 posted on 02/25/2014 6:49:05 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: C19fan

Michael Sam is a FITH Columnist. FITH = F-—ed In The Head


38 posted on 02/25/2014 6:50:29 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: C19fan

He will be a first round pick...just to avoid the lawsuits.


39 posted on 02/25/2014 6:54:10 AM PST by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: OldMissileer

If the NFL is now going to select players to promote “diversity” rather than talent; its time to bring back white players on defense! Caucasians are terribly under-represented in the average NFL defensive line-up, probably by a margin of 9 blacks for every 2 whites.


40 posted on 02/25/2014 6:59:32 AM PST by EarlT357
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

The NFL is going to pot real fast. They just instituted a brand new rule that says if any other player uses the world’s absolute worst word which is another term for negro the team he’s on gets an automatic 15 yard penalty. That’s right, you are going to be penalized if you say a “bad word”. How long before this rule applies to anyone calling another player a fag? It’s right around the corner. I can just see a black player getting penalized for calling another black a n*****.
He’ll start raising cain and say “oh man, what you talkin’ bout, brothas call each other dat word all de time, it only be a bad word if whitety use it”. Same thing goes for fags, they call each other that all the time and fag and queer are badges of honor. No kidding.


41 posted on 02/25/2014 7:02:03 AM PST by NKP_Vet (“From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.” – St. Arnold of Metz)
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To: C19fan
You know what will happen when Sam is drafted in a late round or is not even drafted.

You obviously haven't heard about the latest government program?

AAFQ Affirmative Action for Queers?

42 posted on 02/25/2014 7:03:31 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: NKP_Vet
The NFL is going to pot real fast.

The goal of the leftists is to tear down everything America stands for.

NASA - no more space shuttle.

BSA - gays are in like flint.

General Motors.

You name it and it has been compromised.

Let us all give Obama a hearty round of applause.

43 posted on 02/25/2014 7:16:20 AM PST by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: Slyfox

The main reason why I refuse to buy a new Ford truck. Ford caved into the sodomite agenda a few years ago. I drive Fords, but only the old ones. When my 1969 F250 was made sodomites hadn’t taken over the United States.


44 posted on 02/25/2014 7:31:13 AM PST by NKP_Vet (“From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.” – St. Arnold of Metz)
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To: NKP_Vet

Good thing about Ford is Mike Rowe is their spokesman!


45 posted on 02/25/2014 7:31:57 AM PST by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: EarlT357
If the NFL is now going to select players to promote “diversity” rather than talent; its time to bring back white players on defense!

In the court of Liberal Opinion diversity is a one-way street and white people may never be given anything because they are the root of all evil (according to leftists).

46 posted on 02/25/2014 7:33:47 AM PST by OldMissileer
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To: C19fan

Wow, an unathletic puffter? Who’d have guessed?


47 posted on 02/25/2014 7:43:45 AM PST by MikeyB806
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To: ConservativeMan55

Hadn’t seen his Ford commercials in some time now. Maybe he’s cut ties with them. He’s a good guy though, without a doubt. He has a great Walmart commercial out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck4s5askhLA


48 posted on 02/25/2014 7:51:39 AM PST by NKP_Vet (“From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world.” – St. Arnold of Metz)
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To: Nifster

Yes. He was SEC defensive player of the year, these are traditionally first rounders though he was projected even before his announcement to buck the trend and go no earlier than 3rd round and some had him in the 5th. Right there that makes him a “story” for what’s generally an uninteresting event.


49 posted on 02/25/2014 8:00:46 AM PST by discostu (I don't meme well.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Best thing he ever did for his career/income prospects was to make himself the posterchild for perceived NFL-Macho-Homo-Bias.

When he goes undrafted he will have a very profitable career blaming Anti Homo sentiment on his inability to get naked in NFL locker rooms.

That's all he wanted anyways.

50 posted on 02/25/2014 8:03:15 AM PST by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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