Yesterday I came across your comments regarding Michael Sam and how you would not have drafted him because you "wouldn't want to deal with all of it." Why would you not want your players to be themselves?
To create that future -- a future in which there can be an openly gay player at the World Cup -- it is up to all of us to join and accelerate the movement. Both LGBT and straight athletes must engage and take action.
Important, positive words like 'love' and 'games' got put into a new context for him. I'm convinced those words will become building blocks that will offer him support when the questions became more complicated.
With the 249th pick, the St. Louis Rams and the NFL joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and Texas Western College in breaking significant barriers -- a barrier few believed possible, especially as the number of spots dwindled away in the seventh round.
Each year the NFL Draft is filled with fascinating, engaging and unique storylines. Some are well-known, others are told for the first time, but rarely, if ever, do they have the historical impact like Michael Sam's selection will.