Thoughts from a Common Man

This is where I get to be a bit selfish.

I plan on writing whatever is on my mind in this section and only I will be able to post to it.  I will welcome comments regarding the articles that I write, but this section is for me.

What subjects will I cover?  It’s pretty wide open.  It can be political, sports, scientific or just plain rants or raves.

For example,  I would have loved to have written an article about Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL or any professional sports team.

My opinion is that it just doesn’t fricking matter.  And why should it?  He plays the game of football and in college, played at a pretty high level.  But I suspect the reason he dropped to the 7th round was because teams didn’t want to deal with the media pressure that surrounds the fact he’s gay.

Let’s put this into perspective.  Hypothetically, it’s the 2014 draft.

Your team needs a QB, desperately.  There is a player coming out of college who has been compared to several great QB’s of the past, saying he’s got the quickest release since Dan Marino, an arm that rivals Brett Farves and has the coolness of Joe Montana under pressure.

This guy is NFL ready and will get your team to the Super Bowl inside of three years.

Excited?  Would be ticked if your team, one that desperately needs a QB, didn’t take him?

Two weeks before the draft, he announces he is gay.  Still want him?  Does him being gay affect the fact that he can be one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game?  Would it affect that he would help your team to the Super Bowl inside of three years?

Love to hear your thoughts.

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