I’m With Tony Dungy—I Would Not Have Drafted
Defensive End Michael Sam Either Because
The Media Morons Would Make It A Circus
I Would Not Have Drafted Johnny Football
Either Because He Is A Walking, Taking
Three Ring Media Circus
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By Kelso Sturgeon
Political correctness epitomizes the idiocy of an American public that is led by the nose by a political media that has a 10% approval rating. Think about that number, because it means 90% of the country thinks those covering politics are air-headed cretins that ignore and twist the truth while reporting on only the things that promote their collective personal beliefs. Let’s just call it what it is—fools with no love for the truth leading fools who far more resemble sheep that homo sapiens.
Until recently I ignored that world because I rejected it out of hand—and then it started to creep into sports. First, there was television talking head Bob Costas using his sports platform to attack anyone who believes in the constitutional right of Americans to own guns. And then Eric Baldwin, who writes for Yahoo sports, fired a vicious shot at former NFL football coach Tony Dungy this week because the latter said he would not have drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay player who after his college career declared his sexual preference.
While Dungy is one of the most respected individuals in football history, Baldwin indirectly made him out to be a bigot to the 100th power—a strong candidate for Satan’s red-hot subterranean carnival.
The controversy began when Dungy was asked whether he would have drafted Sam, an openly homosexual who was the Southeastern Conference’s defensive player of the year who was one of four players the St. Louis Rams took in the seventh and final round.
The question was simple, as was the answer, but as usual the media and Baldwin had the sensational story they needed in order to fill a column with words. God forbid these guys would get anything right.
There was a logical reason for Dungy’s answer to the question and here is the statement he issued after the press decided to take this “sensational” story and run with it.
Dungy Speaking What Was On His Mind
In response to quotes that appeared in Monday's media, Tony Dungy has released a statement. The full content of it appears below.
“On Monday afternoon while on vacation with my family, I was quite surprised to read excerpts from an interview I gave several weeks ago related to this year’s NFL Draft, and I feel compelled to clarify those remarks.
“I was asked whether I would have draft Michael Sam and I answered that I would not have drafted him. I gave my honest answer, which is that I felt drafting him would bring much distraction to the team. At the time of my interview, the Oprah Winfrey reality show that was going to chronicle Michael’s first season had been announced.
“I was not asked whether or not Michael Sam deserves an opportunity to play in the NFL. He absolutely does.
“I was not asked whether his sexual orientation should play a part in the evaluation process. It should not.
“I was not asked whether I would have a problem having Michael Sam on my team. I would not.
“I have been asked all of those questions several times in the last three months and have always answered them the same way—by saying that playing in the NFL is, and should be, about merit.
“The best players make the team, and everyone should get the opportunity to prove whether they’re good enough to play. That’s my opinion as a coach. But those were not the questions I was asked.
“What I was asked about was my philosophy of drafting, a philosophy that was developed over the years, which was to minimize distractions for my teams.
“I do not believe Michael’s sexual orientation will be a distraction to his teammates or his organization.
“I do, however, believe that the media attention that comes with it will be a distraction. Unfortunately we are all seeing this play out now, and I feel badly that my remarks played a role in the distraction.
“I wish Michael Sam nothing but the best in his quest to become a star in the NFL and I am confident he will get the opportunity to show what he can do on the field.
“My sincere hope is that we will be able to focus on his play and not on his sexual orientation.”
Johnny Manzeil—The Game’s The Same
The bottom line on Sam is quite simple. If he can play, he will get a job in the NFL, If he can’t he won’t. The NFL is the world’s biggest meat rack, has no conscience and sign and pay players who should be in the penitentiary. Nothing matters if you can get it done.
Now we have the case of Johnny Manziel, one of two first-round draft choices of the Cleveland Browns. Manziel was a sensational quarterback at Texas A&M and earned his bones on national television when two seasons ago he dismantled top-ranked Alabama in a manner that suggested he was a very special player and it was no accident he won the 2012 Heisman Trophy.
It was no accident he fell from being the number one pick in the 2014 draft to the 22nd spot. Teams that needed a quarterback passed him over because of character issues that are still part of his personality. At a time when Manziel should be focusing on football, he is flying around the country to party with the girls of Las Vegas and in Los Angeles with such skunks as so-called singer (I hope he’s saved his money because his honeymoon is about over) Justin Bieber.
The Browns have asked him to cool it and focus on football but he told the powers that be he would do as he pleased on his own time.
Manziel is living life on his own terms, which is his right, but he’s on a down-bound train that will in the end ruin him. You can’t fix stupid and I would never put up with the distractions he brings to the game.
And, last but not least, all you morons who want to ruin sports with your selective love for political correctness can kiss where I can’t.
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