The NFL (and all major sports leagues) is an incredibly profitable corporate entity that by definition is concerned only with the bottom line. Avoiding Sam because of any fears of unwanted “attention” is certainly acceding to prejudice, but it’s foolish to expect them to behave otherwise. So yes, they were certainly worried about the PR hit they might have taken, but not because they were willing to reconsider the small-c conservative groupthink that led Sam to drop in the first place. … [Read more...] about Michael Sam Makes NFL History: The First Openly Gay Player Drafted By the St. Louis Rams
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A successful college coach at Oklahoma State and Miami, where he won a national championship in 1987, Johnson was hired in 1989 by new Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. His initial team went 1-15, but Johnson rebuilt the roster — including trading star running back Herschel Walker to Minnesota for a slew of draft picks and players who were converted into draft choices. That deal is considered among the most one-sided in sports history, and it netted, among others, the draft pick that brought Emmitt Smith to Dallas. … [Read more...] about Former Miami Dolphins Head Coach Jimmy Johnson Elected To Hall Of Fame
On Monday, Lawrence, who turned 19 three months ago, capped a brilliant college debut season by leading a destruction of a dynasty. He completed 20 of 32 passes for 347 yards with three touchdowns to hand Alabama head coach Nick Saban, a winner of five national titles with the Tide, the most lopsided loss of his 12-season tenure in Tuscaloosa. … [Read more...] about Did Clemson’s Dabo Swinney really say this about QB Trevor Lawrence?
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Clemson was pretty good in the second half, too. After sniffing out and stopping an Alabama fake field-goal try, Lawrence sent Ross on a 74-yard dash for a touchdown and a 37-16 lead. Cornerback Saivion Smith went down after his left ankle appeared to give out, and Lawrence quickly spotted a wide-open Ross, who turned about a 10-yard throw into the Tigers’ longest pass play of the season and left Alabama players with the thousand-yard stare. … [Read more...] about Clemson leaves no doubt with championship blowout of Alabama