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Last year at this time, Michael Sam was in an NFL training camp and appeared to be on track to be the first openly gay player. A year later he is in the Canadian Football League and the NFL seems a long way away. Has the "gay moment" passed in the NFL? What more needs to be done?
We also examine former NFL running back Craig James' lawsuit claiming his religious beliefs were violated for opposing same-sex marriage.
Finally, since Outsports started with an NFL post 16 years ago, we will discuss the story lines we find most intriguing heading into the season.
1A- Should QB Eli Manning be the highest paid player in the NFL??
1B- DE/LB Michael Sam quits the CFL... Will he get another shot at the CFL or NFL??
1C- The blowback from the Geno Smith/Ikemefuna Enemkpali situation with the NY Jets.
1D- The San Diego Chargers give QB Philip Rivers a contract extension at 4 years $83.25 million, $65 million guaranteed.
1E- Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III aka RG3 says he can be the best. Really??
2A- The New York Yankees round up.
2B- The New York Mets round up.
3- NBA- Lebron James donates money for kids to go to college.
4- Boxing/MMA- Manny Pacquiao says is shoulder is healthy and he has recovered due to swimming in salt water.
I will be discussing Michael Sam becoming the first openly gay athlete to be drafted in the NFL Draft with 49ers fan/'Bama fanatic Sedrick Hall. Among the topics: did Sam get drafted because of the positive PR ramifications? Did he fall in the draft because of his sexuality? Is the media - namely ESPN - beating the hell out of this dead horse? Also, is Oprah Winfrey-created OWN's documentary on Sam be a huge distraction?
1- NHL Playoffs- A look at the NY Rangers and a look at the Western Conference Playoffs.
2- MLB- NY Mets 3B David Wright sustains another injury. Is his career over, will he ever regain his all-star form?? Do the Mets need to make a move whether that be a trade for a bat or bring up SS Matt Reynolds??
3A- Anthony Johnson vs. Daniel Cormier
3B- Vitor Bellfort vs. Chris Weidman
3C- Mikey Perez vs. Alexander Povetkin
3D- Edwin Rodriguez vs. Craig Baker
3E- Andre Dirrell vs. James DeGale
3F- Ahmir Khan vs Chris Algieri Preview
4A- NY Jets state the Geno Smith will be their starting QB.
4B- Michael Sam signs a 2 yearr deal with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL. Will he succeed?
5A- Harlem Globetrotter Marqes Haynes passes and ITP honors him!!
5B- New Orleans may have interest in Jeff Van Gundy as head coach??
5C- NBA Playoffs- Lebron puts up a triple double gem!! Steph Curry is that seasoning for Houston who may get swept!!!
Robert Brewer aka "Football Rob" weighs in on the controversial statements made by former Super Bowl champion head coach Tony Dungy towards St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam. According to Tampa Tribune reporter Ira Kaufman, Dungy stated that he would not have drafted Michael Sam due to the distraction he may cause to a team because of his sexual orientation. Dungy later released a statement to further clarify his comments.
Frequent guest contributor Gary "Kool" Ayd of MediaAidEntertainment.com also stops by to discuss this touchy situation.
reaction to Michael Sam signing with Dallas Cowboys practice squad
It's another big week for Michael Sam, as he has his Missouri Pro Day and sends a letter of thanks for all the support the school has shown him.
Plus, our article about size in the locker room - 'cockocracy,' as the writer put it - got a lot of attention and readers. Some people seemed surprised to find out that straight guys measure themselves up too
-Tonight we will discuss the recent between CNN's Anderson Cooper and Donald Sterling, as Sterling bashes NBA great Magic Johnson.
Coooper also conducted an interview the next night with Magic Johnson, as Magic voiced his opinion of Sterling.
- Michael Sam gets drafted into the NFL, as the first openly gay player ever drafted.
-Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson's comments on Sam
- More NFL Draft talk. Which teams came away as winners in this year's draft? Will and should Johnny Manziel start for the Cleveland Browns? Bridgewater for Minnesota?
-NFL thinking about reducing punishment for marijuana use
- Joe Haden highest paid cornerback in the NFL, with a $68 million contract
-Guest Corey Law of the Harlem Globetrotters will join us to talk NBA Playoffs
Recap of last night's game between the Clippers and Thunder/Wizards and Pacers
Which teams, that are currently down in their respective series, has the best chance to make a run?
-Stan Van Gundy is hired as the next Pistons head coach and president. Will it make a difference for that franchise?
Michael Sam, who was drafted by the St Louis Rams, now gets own Documentary show produced by the Oprah network.
My reaction to it verses other prominent sports talk show hosts.
The St. Louis Rams knew a media circus was coming when they drafted Michael Sam, but they didn't expect it to escalate so quickly or be jump started by Tony Dungy. Sports Page host Pat Whitehurst is joined by Scott Poppen and Stephen Sheehan to discuss the prospect of Sam making the Rams and the roles the media plays in causing these distractions.
Fantasy football draft strategies along with value picks and potential busts will also be discussed. Join the conversation and Be Seen, Be Heard, Be a Fan!
This is the Rattle And Hum Sports Podcast at rattleandhumsports.com! Your number one site for sports, entertainment and anything we find interesting. Today's topics revolve around your Dallas Cowboys. Michael Sam is a Cowboy, Josh Brent is back with a 10 game suspension and the Cowboys play the San Francisco 49ers this Sunday. Romo had a full week of practice and find out why San Francisco's defense might not be as good as advertised. Bryan Houston is your host along side Matthew Postins. Enjoy and keep hummin'!