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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?
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
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'!
The NFL season kicks off Thursday, and we'll take a look at the teams we think are on the rise and which are headed for a decline. There are some great storylines to watch as the season approaches - we'll hit on some of them.
Plus, it was a big week for Michael Sam. Yet with the NFL season finally underway, Sam's story will take a backseat until he makes the Dallas Cowboys' active roster and plays in a game. After months of intense scrutiny, it will probably be a good break for Sam to play in the background of the NFL for a while.
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!
Tony Dungy created a firestorm this week when he told the world he would not have drafted Michael Sam. He claims he was being unfairly called anti-gay, despite holes in his story. Do you think Dungy's comments were based on his opposition to the gay "lifestyle"? We'll discuss.
Also, the New York Giants hired David Tyree, who has opposed gay marriage in the past and said that gay people can be turned straight. Tyree hasn't yet shared his current views with the public. Does he need to?
I will be discussing and analyzing Tony Dungy's comments concerning Michael Sam. He said he wouldn't have drafted Sam basically because of the distraction of having an openly gay player in the locker room. He also does not think the St. Louis Rams are ready for that media storm for employing a gay player. Chris Loupe and The Yard/HBCU Sports' Duane Nash will join me in discussing Dungy's thinking in making those comments. Does Dungy have a point or was he merely being homophobic?
The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview former NFL Player Wade Davis. Wade will discuss when he announced he was gay, what he does now, and Michael Sam.
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Davis grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana and Aurora, Colorado. He played college football at Mesa State and Weber State. In 2000, Davis signed with the Tennessee Titans of the NFL as an undrafted free agent but was cut after the preseason. Davis made his professional debut in 2001 with the NFL Europe team Berlin Thunder and won the World Bowl IX title with the Thunder. After spending the 2001 preseason with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, Davis again played the 2002 regular season in the NFL Europe with the Barcelona Dragons. Davis then participated in training camps and preseasons with the Tennessee Titans in 2002 and Washington Redskins in 2003 before retiring due to injury.
In 2012, Davis came out publicly speaking about what it was like to be closeted and gay in the NFL.
Davis is currently executive director for the You Can Play Project, an advocacy organization working to eradicate homophobia in professional sports. He formerly worked at the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York City, New York, as the Assistant Director of Job Readiness, where he helped at-promise LGBT youth learn life skills. His writings and interviews have appeared in The Huffington Post, The New York Times and Outsports.
-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?
If you love controversy and pure sports talk, then this edition of the Diehard Sports Radio core show is must-hear radio at its best. With NFL training camps openng this week, all the talk is centered around Tony Dungy and his controversial remarks about St. Louis Rams' rookie Michael Sam. What was the real crime behind what he said? We'll also examine Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby and his comments about cheating in the college ranks as well as the developing pennant races in Major League Baseball plus a lot more.
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.
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