Oprah Winfrey’s Network Backs Down On Michael Sam Documentary

micahel samAccording to the Associated Press the planned documentary on Michael Sam has been postponed for now.

In a released statement Erik Logan, President of the OWN cable/SAT network said “After careful consideration and discussion with the St. Louis Rams, ‘The Untitled Michael Sam Project’ has been postponed, allowing Michael the best opportunity to achieve his dream of making the team.”

When I first heard about this project being put forth just days after Sam was selected in the NFL draft my reaction was “so typical of picking up on the flavor of the month to get ratings”.

Were Sam not openly gay and the first to be so in the NFL, this project wouldn’t have even been thought of. Sam should be looked upon for his merits as a football player not because he is a gay man.

If nothing else this decision will take pressure off of Sam and the Rams as there will be enough of that in the regular day-to-day operations of the club and entering into the pre-season and during regular season play.

There will be plenty of time in the future to spotlight Sam in some sort of feature or documentary both as a player and an openly gay one at that.

But now is not that time and in this writer’s opinion was an ill-advised idea to accomplish one thing and one thing only. To garnish ratings for a lackluster TV network, with all due respect to Oprah Winfrey and company.

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Okay So Michael Sam Kissed A Man .. Can We Now Move On Please

michael kicking nflSo there it was in all its amazing glory Michael┬áSam kissing his boyfriend in jubilant celebration of being picked by the Rams … LIVE and in living color for all to see on ESPN and in replay on multiple news outlets both national and local.

Good Lord you’d think no one had ever seen a man lip lock another man. Well in America and around the world many probably haven’t. Guess what folks it happens now let’s move on after all it is 2014 not the early 70’s when Archie Bunker found out one of his pals from school who he admired for his athletic abilities playing football was gay.

I can appreciate the fact that someone who is openly gay has finally and with great thanks to the Rams broken down that door to the NFL or as I in previous writings have referred to the NFL as the No Faggot League.

Yes it deserves much conversation but the kiss … would so many be outraged if he had lip locked a woman .. of course not.

But it has happened and it’s now time to celebrate Michael Sam the football player who just happens to be gay. Get over it folks this is real life … it may not be yours but it is life in 2014 nonetheless.

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