Texas Sportscaster Destroys Silly Opposition To Michael Sam In The NFL

Dale Hansen of Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA—who won a Peabody Award for his reporting on the SMU football scandal—had an excellent response to the criticism of NFL prospect Michael Sam, who announced on Sunday that he was gay. In his "Dale Hansen Unplugged" segment, the sportscaster rejects all arguments that say Sam would… » 2/12/14 7:30pm 2/12/14 7:30pm

Former Nebraska Kicker Says He Was Openly Gay, Loved By Teammates

Erick Lueshen was a kicker on the University of Nebraska football team from 2004-2005, and according to an interview he did on 93.7 The Ticket, he was openly gay the entire time he was on the team. His interview was illuminating, and it sounds like his experience as an openly gay college athlete was very similar to… » 2/12/14 1:49pm 2/12/14 1:49pm

Michael Sam's Father Did Not Take His Son's Coming Out Smoothly

Michael Sam's Missouri teammates generally embraced him when he revealed that he was gay last August. The majority of the NFL's reaction was positive, too, after Sam told the public Sunday. But Sam's father, Michael Sam, Sr., didn't have a similar reaction when he found out. His coping involved drinks at Applebee's. » 2/11/14 8:15pm 2/11/14 8:15pm

Mike Francesa And His Callers Talked Michael Sam And It Was Not Good

One of the dirty secrets about Mike Francesa is that underneath his lovable, old-man-watching-sports-from-an-oversized-recliner persona is someone who's... not so great when it comes to talking about gay people. His thoughts on the topic have always been more than a little perplexed. » 2/10/14 3:54pm 2/10/14 3:54pm

Michael Sam Shouldn't Have To Do This Alone

So Missouri defensive end Michael Sam came out publicly last night to the New York Times (he had already been out to his teammates since before the season) and roughly 30 minutes after the RAINBOWSTREAM MEDIA broke out in celebration, the Distraction Factory cranked up in the form of these eight anonymous NFL… » 2/10/14 12:23pm 2/10/14 12:23pm

NFL Executives Say The League Isn't Ready For Michael Sam

There are layers to former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam's coming-out. The first is that it happened, and the sun came up with no more than the expected amounts of bigotry. The second is how it happened, and OutSports has a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the lengthy and complex preparations for what was… » 2/10/14 8:44am 2/10/14 8:44am