Michael Sam's Response To The Deal Between The NFL And The Rams Is The Most Michael Sam Response Ever
LBS- Michael Sam already admitted that he wasn’t surprised by the report that the St. Louis Rams drafted him as part of a deal with the league to avoid appearing on “Hard Knocks,” and he elaborated on that on Thursday.
Sam told the Dan Patrick Show that in light of the report, a lot of things made sense.
“Not surprised that the NFL had a deal with the Rams,” Sam said. “Makes sense to me why they cut me and not Ethan Westbrooks even though I out preformed him in our production. Makes sense why Coach Fisher was very vague the day he cut me from the team.”
“The denials are not surprising,” Balzer wrote. “The Rams’ choices were to acknowledge the report was accurate, which wasn’t going to happen; say nothing, which would be a tacit admission; or deny, deny, deny. And that’s what they did.”
Let's just get this out in the open, I dislike Michael Sam as much as you can dislike an "athlete" that you don't personally know. Michael Sam might tell you that I dislike him because he's gay, but the truth is I wouldn't care if every single one of my friends were gay, as long as they didn't incessantly bring up their sexuality. It would probably make my life a lot more blog worthy, but I wouldn't care. I dislike Michael Sam because his ENTIRE identity is centered around the fact that he's homosexual, and I find that to be - well - nauseating to be honest.
With that said, I respect Michael Sam. Actually, I shouldn't say I respect Michael Sam as a person, but I do respect his narcissism. In a world in which 99% of people could be diagnosed with narcissism, Michael Sam's words can stop you in your tracks and make you say "hey, that guy is super narcissistic". That's not something you encounter on a daily basis - a person that is so self absorbed that they can't even look outside themselves and realize that they are self absorbed. It's a lack of societal awareness that must make it pretty awesome to be Michael Sam. Sure, he's got people like me criticizing him on the internet, but the beauty is that he is too self involved to actually notice.
In the eyes of Michael Sam the world is just one never-ending episode of 'The Michael Sam Show' and he's got the starring role playing himself. Everything that is happening in the world around us happens on the show too, but Michael Sam's director's cut decides whether or not we see it. In this week's episode you might catch the attacks in Brussels taking place on a television in the background while the camera pans to something far more important. That something is Michael Sam looking at his Twitter feed as news of the arrangement between the St. Louis Rams and The NFL that ultimately got him drafted pops up. Now almost every rational person heard about that deal and said to themselves "oh man, look how corrupt the NFL for trying to fix the drafting of an openly gay player", but not Michael Sam. He used a little tool we call subjective bias to use this deal - a deal that got him an NFL job - to explain why he is no longer in the NFL. His decision to try to film the 'The Oprah Show' in the locker room? Oddly enough it got edited out. The game film of him actually playing football? Also left on the cutting room floor. That deal though? A deal that he was the clear beneficiary of? A deal that flat out gave him an opportunity? That's what cost him his chance to make a living playing professional football. Some nifty camera work, complete ignorance to literally every single exterior factor, and it all makes perfect sense.