Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Never agree to 3 points on top of the vig.
User avatar
Abdul Alhazred
Posts: 70724
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm
Title: Yes, that one.
Location: Chicago
Has thanked: 3158 times
Been thanked: 1166 times

Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu May 15, 2014 7:03 pm

A prominent NFL player who has been pro for a while comes out. And another. And another.

This before he himself gets to play, or even premier his new reality show.

And that last bit is not just me pouring on my bitchy fantasy. :lmao:

Michael Sam gets his own reality TV show
Daily Mail (UK)

Of course The Evil One is involved.

Image
Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
Any man writes a mission statement spends a night in the box.
-- our mission statement plappendale

User avatar
Rob Lister
Posts: 19826
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:15 pm
Title: Incipient toppler
Location: Swimming in Lake Ed
Has thanked: 570 times
Been thanked: 579 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Rob Lister » Thu May 15, 2014 8:22 pm

It would be funny if they all come out as gay.

User avatar
ed
Posts: 33001
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:52 pm
Title: Rhino of the Florida swamp
Has thanked: 437 times
Been thanked: 751 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by ed » Thu May 15, 2014 8:32 pm

Aren't they?
Wenn ich Kultur höre, entsichere ich meinen Browning!

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 21433
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1382 times
Been thanked: 1173 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu May 15, 2014 11:19 pm

The ones who slap each other's butts are.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
Doctor X
Posts: 67457
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom
Has thanked: 3371 times
Been thanked: 2138 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Doctor X » Fri May 16, 2014 1:26 am

From the Pats Reporter Dudes:

On Doing a Television Show:

"If he was drafted by the Patriots Belichick would cut him today."

On Being Associated with an Oprah Television Show Devoted to His Trials and Tribulations:

"I don't care if he's gay, I just don't want him to be a pussy."

Appears that football is not his primary interest. However, another Official Dude noted that given the likelihood of seventh round draft picks making a team, he may be trying to cash in when he can. In fact, lower-end draftees prefer not to be drafted because they can then try to find the team with the best opportunity and try to get on as an undrafted free agent. They have a better chance of actually making a team.

In the rain.

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

WS CHAMPIONS X3!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X5!!!!!
AL East Champs!!

User avatar
Pyrrho
Posts: 25851
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:17 am
Title: Man in Black
Location: Division 6
Has thanked: 2710 times
Been thanked: 2766 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Pyrrho » Fri May 16, 2014 1:48 am

Best line today was from a local talk radio loudmouth:

"He's a drama queen."

Other loudmouth:

"Now be careful there..."

Then:

"If he just wants to be another one of the guys, then he should stop letting the cameras be all around him."
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

User avatar
Doctor X
Posts: 67457
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom
Has thanked: 3371 times
Been thanked: 2138 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Doctor X » Fri May 16, 2014 2:35 am

One of the more salacious of the Dudes asked, "and what happens when he flames out? Oh crap!"

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

WS CHAMPIONS X3!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X5!!!!!
AL East Champs!!

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 21433
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1382 times
Been thanked: 1173 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri May 16, 2014 3:03 am

Doctor X wrote: In fact, lower-end draftees prefer not to be drafted because they can then try to find the team with the best opportunity and try to get on as an undrafted free agent. They have a better chance of actually making a team.
Yeah, I was wondering about that too. Undrafted = free agent, but a 7th round pick is stuck with whatever team picks him. Which is better?

Of course, if he had gone undrafted the media would have freaked out about it.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
Doctor X
Posts: 67457
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom
Has thanked: 3371 times
Been thanked: 2138 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Doctor X » Fri May 16, 2014 5:14 am

It is a tough problem, because it appears he was drafted where many expected him. Yesssssss . . . some felt not so much that he is gay but the media circus and distraction may have hurt him. After the third round, couches and general managers are looking for bargains--"would be good if not for that injury/mass-murder/desecration"--and it does not take much to knock you off a board at that level. He also, apparently, had a bad combine which made many question whether he could play in the NFL.

The Aforementioned Pats Dudes during the off-season prior to the draft considered whether or not the Pats would try him. All of them noted he has major hurdles at his position for a team that is trying to mature its defense. Big strike. However, Belichick--and Kraft--have zero interest in a player who is about himself--particularly at that ability. Belichick would not tolerate any "media circus." So Sam would have had a choice: shut the fuck up and limit his responses to "I-am-concentrating-on-being-a-better-player-focusing-on-the-team-we-are-playing-quite-a-thing-it-is-to-live-in-fear" or be gone. Period.

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

WS CHAMPIONS X3!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X5!!!!!
AL East Champs!!

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 21433
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1382 times
Been thanked: 1173 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri May 16, 2014 6:08 am

Some predicted that there wouldn't be a "media circus".

I guess we'll see if they can do this in a way that doesn't become a distraction. I'm skeptical.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
Anaxagoras
Posts: 21433
Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:45 am
Location: Yokohama/Tokyo, Japan
Has thanked: 1382 times
Been thanked: 1173 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri May 16, 2014 6:19 am

On the other hand, reality TV shows invading NFL lockers rooms isn't totally unprecedented, is it?
Hard Knocks is a reality sports documentary television series produced by NFL Films and HBO.[1] The show was first broadcast in 2001, and the current 2013 season is the eighth. Each season, it follows a National Football League (NFL) team through its training camp and covers the team's preparation for the upcoming football season.

The series shows the personal and professional lives of the players, coaches and staff, including their family life, position battles, and even inside jokes and pranks. It particularly focuses on rookies' adjustments to playing in the NFL, usually with emphasis on the team's most recent top draft pick. It usually also chooses to focus on undrafted and journeyman players who are attempting to make the team.

The NFL and HBO have called Hard Knocks "the first sports-based reality series" in television history.[2][3]
If that's not too much of a distraction, why is this?
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare

User avatar
Doctor X
Posts: 67457
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom
Has thanked: 3371 times
Been thanked: 2138 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Doctor X » Fri May 16, 2014 6:29 am

It is a distraction. See how wonderful the Jets and Dolphin seasons went.

But this is not a "Hard Knocks" series but an exploration of one player's experience. That does not fly too well.

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

WS CHAMPIONS X3!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X5!!!!!
AL East Champs!!

User avatar
Grammatron
Posts: 33453
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:21 am
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Been thanked: 1713 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Grammatron » Fri May 16, 2014 7:03 pm

Doctor X wrote:It is a distraction. See how wonderful the Jets and Dolphin seasons went.

But this is not a "Hard Knocks" series but an exploration of one player's experience. That does not fly too well.

--J.D.
Actually, that was the best Jets season in a while (11-5). In fact, looking at the list of the teams and their records, you get a mixed bag. No one won the Super Bowl, but some teams went deep into playoffs. I am not sure we can draw a conclusion that the show is a distraction.

User avatar
Pyrrho
Posts: 25851
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:17 am
Title: Man in Black
Location: Division 6
Has thanked: 2710 times
Been thanked: 2766 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Pyrrho » Sat May 17, 2014 12:05 am

At the end of the day, it's good for the bottom line.





























What?
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

User avatar
Doctor X
Posts: 67457
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom
Has thanked: 3371 times
Been thanked: 2138 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Doctor X » Sat May 17, 2014 6:05 am

Grammatron wrote:Actually, that was the best Jets season in a while (11-5).
Save they destroyed their QB. I believe that was a definite distraction. It may be an argument to silence in a way, but the "Better Teams" do not do it. There is a reason teams that finish in the playoffs can opt out of it.

Now the show is not the only reason the teams FAIL'd, but it certainly contributed to the loss of confidence in Mark Sanchez.
Image
--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

WS CHAMPIONS X3!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X5!!!!!
AL East Champs!!

User avatar
Abdul Alhazred
Posts: 70724
Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:33 pm
Title: Yes, that one.
Location: Chicago
Has thanked: 3158 times
Been thanked: 1166 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun May 18, 2014 8:34 pm

Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

"Yes! A BIG REWARD!" ====> Click here to turn in a sicko
Any man writes a mission statement spends a night in the box.
-- our mission statement plappendale

Harikrish
BANNED
Posts: 1508
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:25 pm
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 2 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Harikrish » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:53 pm

James Randi came out at 81 and said he was gay. All along he has been telling his audience he was a skeptic. If he was less skeptical he would have come out sooner, much sooner. The same applies to all you skeptics out there.
Michael Sam did not say God I am a bitch, he said NFL I am gay.

Skeptics start out doubting everything and finally their own sexuality. Just as gays start out doubting their sexuality and finally everything else. It is a natural progression. Skeptics to gays and gays to skeptics.

User avatar
Doctor X
Posts: 67457
Joined: Fri Jun 04, 2004 8:09 pm
Title: Collective Messiah
Location: Your Mom
Has thanked: 3371 times
Been thanked: 2138 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Doctor X » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:23 pm

Meanwhile, Tony Dungee has confirmed himself as the self-righteous hypocrite I always suspected he was.

--J.D.
Mob of the Mean: Free beanie, cattle-prod and Charley Fan Club!
"Doctor X is just treating you the way he treats everyone--as subhuman crap too dumb to breathe in after you breathe out."--Don
DocX: FTW.--sparks
"Doctor X wins again."--Pyrrho
"Never sorry to make a racist Fucktard cry."--His Humble MagNIfIcence
"It was the criticisms of Doc X, actually, that let me see more clearly how far the hypocrisy had gone."--clarsct
"I'd leave it up to Doctor X who has been a benevolent tyrant so far."--Grammatron
"Indeed you are a river to your people.
Shit. That's going to end up in your sig."--Pyrrho
"Try a twelve step program and accept Doctor X as your High Power."--asthmatic camel
"just like Doc X said." --gnome

WS CHAMPIONS X3!!! NBA CHAMPIONS!! Stanley Cup! SB CHAMPIONS X5!!!!!
AL East Champs!!

User avatar
Grammatron
Posts: 33453
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2004 1:21 am
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Been thanked: 1713 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Grammatron » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:28 pm

Doctor X wrote:Meanwhile, Tony Dungee has confirmed himself as the self-righteous hypocrite I always suspected he was.

--J.D.
I am not sure I would describe Dungee as a bigot or a hypocrite. He could certainly be, but I am not certain that he is.

Some coaches just want to get good players to coach and they do not want any media or internal distractions. Maybe Dungee just doesn't want to deal with the media, so why draft a player that would be certain to invite such an attention? I don't know, I just don't see it as a black and white issue.

User avatar
Rob Lister
Posts: 19826
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:15 pm
Title: Incipient toppler
Location: Swimming in Lake Ed
Has thanked: 570 times
Been thanked: 579 times

Re: Michael Sam's worst nightmare (God I'm a bitch).

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:44 pm

Is he worth the money? What round is this?