Michael Sam Cursed By Sports Illustrated?!?!
There is a force in nature not to be trifled with, there is a natural order that mercifully sustains life but also holds severe consequences for anyone who would dare stray from a virtuous path.
Of course I'm referring to sports media.
And, here's where Michael Sam is really tempting fate . . .
Sports Illustrated cover jinx
Like it or not, athletes who play politics in their prime have mostly horrible consequences for their careers. In reality, it's hard to deny that Michael Sam faces a serious backlash to this media blitz given that he has yet to secure a spot to even participate in the NFL. From the opposite end of the spectrum (no pun intended) . . . Go ask Tim Tebow how standing up for his beliefs has worked out . . . His career is pretty much kaput and he's gonna have to be content playing pitchman and doing speaking tours.
There is no doubt that Michael Sam is a brave soul but he might have overlooked that football is a big MONEY game that's mostly about winning and generating revenue, not just publicity.
Check the links . . .
Big Sexy Seems Optimistic . . . Jason Whitlock For ESPN: Michael Sam will be a role model
New York Times: Before Coming Out, a Hard Time Growing Up
Apparently, they don't follow the Legislature . . . LA Times:Missouri's reaction to Michael Sam's announcement busted myths
Boston Globe: Michael Sam distraction angle is ridiculous
A Reality Check . . . Guardian UK: Michael Sam and Jason Collins in limbo after gay announcements
Cracking The Whip . . . Chicago Tribune: Sam will force NFL locker rooms to grow up
Comments Blocked By The Star But Let's Remember That Nothing In Sports Really Matters If Your Dad Doesn't Approve: Michael Sam Sr. troubled by news