If Michael Sam Doesn’t Make an NFL Roster, the Media Will Shoulder Much of the Blame

If you follow my writing at all you’re probably aware that I’m from, and live in, Texas – the Dallas-Fort Worth area, to be exact. So it pretty much goes without saying that I’m also a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. And as some of you might be well aware of, they recently signed Michael […]

People Making a Huge Deal out of Tony Dungy’s Comments on Michael Sam Need to Stop Acting Ridiculous

Before I get started, let me predict that at least half (if not more) of the people who come across this article and are “outraged” by Tony Dungy’s comments won’t read anything more than the headline. I’ve noticed a trend lately among many individuals that I find extremely troubling.  I call these people “rage seekers.” […]

Michael Sam Has Chosen To Be An Absolute Hypocrite

I can already tell I’m going to get bashed by some for writing this, and that’s fine, but honestly it needs to be said.  I’ve been an avid supporter of Michael Sam and gay rights in general.  I understand the historical significance of him being the first openly gay athlete drafted into the NFL, and […]

5 Stories I’m Absolutely Sick and Tired of Hearing About

I’m pretty sure this article will probably offend some people, but I’ve learned in this business that you can’t please everybody.  I just felt the need to vent a little bit about 5 stories that I’m absolutely sick and tired of hearing about. You know, let’s just get right to them.  There’s really no need […]

Michael Sam and Public Displays of Affection: Guess What? Consenting Adults Kiss, Look Away If You Don’t Like It

On the evening Michael Sam was drafted, ESPN showed this emotional video of Sam kissing his boyfriend after finding out he had been picked by the St. Louis Rams: Since then, I’ve heard a lot of people say, “Well I don’t care if Michael Sam is gay, but did he have to kiss his boyfriend on TV?” I […]

The Myth Of White, Heterosexual Christian Entitlement

This past Saturday, I was sitting at a local crawfish restaurant enjoying a large, steaming tray of spicy crawfish and watching the NFL draft results when the announcement of Michael Sam being drafted by the St. Louis Rams came through on ESPN. As the video of his celebration played, a couple of older guys to […]

Michael Sam Gets Drafted Into The NFL, Bigots Lose Their Minds

Michael Sam is now a St. Louis Ram. The SEC Defensive Player of the Year was a 7th round draft pick, and watching his reaction to “the call” is joyous. You may be asking yourself why conservatives care about Michael Sam. He’s a football player, a really big (6’2″, 260 pounds), really cute football player, so […]

Paula Deen Compares Her Struggles to ‘That Black Football Player’ Michael Sam

Some people just shouldn’t speak in public.  Well, at least not without a carefully crafted speech choreographed to avoid making them look like a complete idiot. And I think it’s pretty clear that Paula Deen is one of those people. I’m sure most of you reading this are well aware of Ms. Deen’s struggles last […]

Free Form Planet Earth, 2.0: Reboot in 3… 2…1…

Ukraine, Venezuela, Syria, Uganda. Hey, Dorothy, you’re not in the Kansas House of Reps anymore. Putin on the Ritz.  Michael Sam’s media blitz.  Yanukovych on the fritz.  Duke Energy, in the ditch. The world is on fire, folks.  Tongues o’ flame.  And as per usual, Pussy Riot gets the blame. Hate vs. Love. Heterogeneity vs. […]

Dallas Sports Anchor Dale Hansen Delivers A Profound Message On Equality

As many of you know, I hate Upworthy-style headlines like “This Little Girl DESTROYS Every Republican Talking Point In 30 Seconds!” or “A 16-Year-Old Explains Why Everything You Thought You Knew About Beauty May Be Wrong. With Math.” Why? It’s not that I’m some crotchety old man stuck in a 30-year-old body, it’s because when EVERY […]