Michael Sam Comes Out of the Locker Room

2014-02-17

Michael Sam Comes Out of the Locker Room
Michael Sam came out of the metaphorical locker room last week. To be honest, I don't follow college football, so I have no idea who he is. But...now that I know he is gay...I... still...don't really know anything about him.

You see what I did there? :) Tricked you. You thought I was going to say something else. The only thing I can surmise about his character is that he really understands the media or doesn't at all. Whether he intended it or not, being gay will replace his humanity and his abilities as the lead adjective in the coming months and years. The media is lusting over this announcement and will use it to make millions in ad dollars.

Here's where I do think Michael Sam's announcement will have an unintended, but remarkable, consequence. He will now have to work so much harder to make headlines for being a descent guy or a phenom football player. That may be a good thing for Michael. Best of luck.

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