Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on May 17, 2014 by Allahpundit

The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and Michael Sam’s representation announced Friday night that the documentary series that was set to feature the first openly gay NFL player has been postponed.

“After careful consideration and discussion with the St. Louis Rams, ‘The Untitled Michael Sam Project’ has been postponed, allowing Michael the best opportunity to achieve his dreams of making the team,” OWN president Erik Logan said in a statement. “OWN is about elevating and empowering people to achieve their best. It’s clear that we, along with the world, recognize the opportunity that Michael has in this moment. We will continue to support him in his journey to earn a spot playing for the Rams.”

The statement also included a comment from Sam’s agent, Cameron Weiss, who met with the Rams in person on Friday.

“After today’s meeting with the Rams, we felt it is best to postpone the project,” Weiss said. “This will allow for Michael to have total focus on football, and will ensure no distractions to his teammates. Everybody involved remains committed to this project and understands its historical importance as well as its positive message.”

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The St. Louis Post-Dispatch wondered if the Rams regretted drafting Sam just because of the series, and claimed that the NFL knew about the series while the Rams did not before the draft. The league came out strongly to deny that Friday.

“No way,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told NFL Media’s Albert Breer when asked if the NFL was aware of the series. “Did not know anything about it until after the draft and have not agreed to anything about it.”

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A player on the St. Louis Rams, speaking on condition of anonymity, says Michael Sam’s upcoming reality show on the Oprah Winfrey Network could potentially cause friction within the team.

“It’s an interesting case that he gets to work with Oprah and have his own show, but I think it does raise eyebrows and it may be somewhat of a distraction,” the player told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. “But this is our first time dealing with something like this, so we’ll have to wait and see how it plays out and how people react.”

The player also isn’t certain if teammates are truly embracing Sam’s presence or just being politically correct when it comes to accepting the NFL’s first openly gay player.

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Sam’s documentary is odd, if not off-putting, because after he came out in February, he asked the media not to create a circus. He told ESPN that his sexual orientation “shouldn’t matter if I work hard, if I make plays, that’s all that should matter . . . I am a team player, I can make plays. I can help teams win games. And that’s all that should matter.”

That same month at the NFL scouting combine, Sam told reporters, “I wish you guys would just say, ‘Michael Sam, how’s football going? How’s training going?’ I wish you guys would just see me as Michael Sam the football player instead of Michael Sam the gay football player.”

By signing on with OWN, Sam wants his pioneering both ways

Sensible people do not want to see Sam fail to make the NFL simply because he is openly gay. But he should remember the class displayed by his pathbreaking predecessors. Robinson and Aaron had enough hate to deal without adding fuel to the fire by boasting, “I’m black and I’m proud,” every time they crossed home plate after a home run.

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It all feels orchestrated now: the draft-day kiss; the cake-covered face; the tears; the celebration that conveniently captured just Sam, his boyfriend and his two agents; and even the “Stand with Sam” T-shirts selling on michaelsam.com…

Michael Sam, the football player, is being used … by everyone. Weiss, Barkett and Bragman are cashing in. Oprah is hoping an attachment to the NFL can breathe life into her network the way the league does for CBS, Fox, NBC and ESPN. The LGBT movement appears to be more concerned with Sam advancing the cause than making the roster. And, yes, the cause is more important than football. But playing football advances the cause a lot more than Real World St. Louis…

I believe Michael Sam can play in the NFL. I’ve written that, and stand by those words. His approach to making a roster is wrong. The NFL unemployment line is littered with guys who had enough talent to play but brought the wrong attitude. In terms of approach, Sam reminds me of Vince Young, the Texas quarterback who came to the league with the wrong handlers in his ear and washed out at a young age…

I support Michael Sam and the movement he represents. However, if I were Rams coach Jeff Fisher, I’d consider cutting $am today. He’s a marginal player with questionable focus on the game.

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Ask Tebow, if you can find him. He’s out of the league now, probably for good, because he just wasn’t worth the noise. Denver got a taste of it and moved him to the Jets. The Jets had Tebow just long enough to decide they’d rather stick with Mark Sanchez too long, and then replace him with Greg McElroy, rather than giving Tebow the chance to do some of the Denver magic and win some games and then what? Then the Jets would be stuck with Tebow, stuck with all that noise. The Patriots brought in Tebow because the Patriots are soundproof, and maybe because Bill Belichick is buddies with Tebow’s mentor, Urban Meyer. But Tebow was never going to play there. He didn’t. And now he’s gone…

Sam is generating Tebow-like noise, and Tebow noise will get a guy cut. Ironic doesn’t begin to describe the similarity between Tebow and Sam, but both have more gravitas as a social experiment than as a football prospect. Tebow is the devout evangelist, hero to the conservative Christian masses, and that’s where the noise came from. It came from both sides, from those who love him and his worldview, and those who are offended by it. The noise was too much, but the noise wasn’t Tebow’s fault. He did a commercial here and there, and he talked about his faith all the time, but he never asked to be ground zero of the growing debate in this country about religion and its place in sports. We did that to Tebow, not vice versa.

Michael Sam? He’s doing some of it to himself. Certainly noise was going to happen around Sam regardless, even if he hadn’t kissed his boyfriend after being drafted, live on ESPN and then in a picture posted to Twitter of him kissing his boyfriend’s cake-smeared face. Michael Sam is the first openly gay player in the most popular sports league in this country: He doesn’t need any help generating noise.

But a documentary on the Oprah Winfrey Network? With cameras following him as much as the Rams will allow? That’s a lot of noise.

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This isn’t a football issue, or even a matter of distraction. This is me just saying that a reality show is always a transparent and pathetic exercise in self-branding. It’s what Darren Rovell would do if he were an athlete. There’s no reason to expect Sam to be any more authentic a public figure than any other football player. But between the carefully scripted public-relations campaign that inaugurated his coming-out and now the news that his life will be a reality show overseen by Oprah Winfrey, the queen of aspirational disingenuousness, our first openly gay NFL player seems to exist now entirely within quotation marks. He is another packaged product being sold to us at heavy markup—commodified smarm at best, and at worst something downright cynical, something that leverages real emotions in service of a marketing strategy. No one wants to find out that Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech was copywritten by a dude at Pfizer…

It does him no favors to be part of this, but here we are anyway, and everything feels just a little icky. Our first openly gay player in the NFL is a total abstraction, a commercial for himself, an actor named Michael Sam playing the role of “Michael Sam” on The Michael Sam Show. Those quotation marks he’s trapped inside of are looking more and more like another kind of closet.

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People also seem to be pissed about Sam’s insistence that he just wanted to make his transition to the pros about football and only football. Do you know what a documentary even is? It’s not an art film where he’ll have to chain himself to a bridge and protest a war. It’s not Godzilla 2 being shot on location in Guam. It’s the least invasive type of media in existence — and it does absolutely nothing to change Sam’s commitment to, or focus on football.

The only people who seem to lose focus about his documentary are the anonymous teammates who are totally jealous because no one gives a rat’s ass about their off field life…

I think his decision to acquiesce Oprah’s offer is not only acceptable, but actually more about professional football than people recognize. It’s a team sport filled with attention starved, underpaid, critically injured, often anonymous players who rarely are recognized in public (if you could pick out seven of your favorite squad’s special teamers out of a crowd, I’d give you $100).

Honestly, agreeing to build a brand at the behest of a media mogul is just about the most football thing I can think of. Who can fault him for that?

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The NFL media don’t like the idea of a player having independent control of his public image, and so, in order to justify their distaste, they—the professional purveyors of image, the bards of the sideshow—invent the vague, question-begging category of sin known as “causing a distraction.”…

There’s a misdemeanor hypocrisy in Sam claiming he wants to be just another football player while securing a reality show or documentary about his efforts. But there’s more than a little disingenuousness, too, in the media pretending to take the former at face value but then swarming the seventh-round pick’s press conference. (Also, the assurance from Sam’s camp that this was entirely about football was plainly a tactical concession, designed not to rile the homophobes who worry that the Rams’ locker room is about to erupt into a pride parade.) It’s almost as if Sam isn’t just another football player…

This isn’t an NFL-exclusive issue, but it’s prevalent there in part because the football media have historically been a courtier press, friendly to the league and its interests and receiving favorable treatment in return. Various outlets thrive on inside access—mic’d up players, first-person essays, etc.—until a player dares to open up somewhere that isn’t within the usual circle. Then, his dedication to the game is questioned. Then, he’s creating distractions. How serious can he be about football if he’s whoring himself out to a TV show, wonders someone on ESPN. Gosh, something smells, says the fart.

The irony is that, in this narrow regard, Michael Sam is being treated like any other player, forced to deal with the same kind of bullshit that fellow rookie A.J. McCarron got over his possible involvement in an actual reality show. We create the celebrities around here, the NFL media seems to be telling him. No savoring the trail you’ve blazed, bud. Work until you’re either on the squad or off of our headlines. But before you go, can you give us a quote on which of your new teammates talked to you after you got drafted? Got any phone calls yet? Texts? What’d they say?

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Winston.

crankyoldlady on May 17, 2014 at 8:32 PM

hi

coolrepublica on May 17, 2014 at 8:32 PM

That was very nice of them to get him on a team first.

rogerb on May 17, 2014 at 8:33 PM

o_O

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:33 PM

The house cat sits
And smiles and sings.
He knows a lot
Of secret things.

Annette Wynne

crankyoldlady on May 17, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Globe trotting rude buffoon, reporting for duty!

Doc Holliday on May 17, 2014 at 8:35 PM

He told ESPN that his sexual orientation “shouldn’t matter if I work hard, if I make plays, that’s all that should matter . . . I am a team player, I can make plays. I can help teams win games. And that’s all that should matter.”

Then why come out publicly?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Do you know what a documentary even is?

Sure do. And depending on the subject matter anywhere from 50%-95% “scripted” and staged. The Michael Sam Show would have been in the upper percentile.

de rigueur on May 17, 2014 at 8:37 PM

Doc Holliday on May 17, 2014 at 8:35 PM

For you, Doc… ;-)

How are the leeches? Or were your pre-emptive efforts successful?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:38 PM

I absolutely the love the false narrative of the “stand with Sam” t-shirts.

Stand with Sam with what? The guy is a mediocre player for NFL drafts, has a mafiaso bookie affiliated boyfriend which the league is ignoring, his own reality show, and a call from the President- and he hasn’t even played a game yet. The only dissent he has gotten was one player who tweeted ‘horrible’ and ‘OMG’ and he was quickly crushed.

So how exactly should we stand with Sam.. Seems to me Sam is standing quite fine.

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 8:39 PM

The Bar is Open! AP’s being his usual generous self, too…let’s call it “Grooming Supplies”… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Sam did make history. He was the first athlete every drafted solely due to his sexuality and not his skills.

The Notorious G.O.P on May 17, 2014 at 8:40 PM

Then why come out publicly?

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:35 PM

By coming out, he guaranteed he would be drafted because the NFL didn’t want to be labeled homophobic.

Doc Holliday on May 17, 2014 at 8:41 PM

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Sounds like a certain Nobel Peace Prize winner from 2009 we all know and loathe, don’t it.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Buffoon reporting for QOTD duty. Maybe.

22044 on May 17, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Is that cake or egg all over jeff fisher’s face?

VegasRick on May 17, 2014 at 8:42 PM

A player on the St. Louis Rams, speaking on condition of anonymity,

Gee whatever for.

Marcus on May 17, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Doc Holliday on May 17, 2014 at 8:41 PM

That’s stretching the definition of “job security” a tad, yes?

Good to have you back, Doc! We need details, you know ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:42 PM

melle! woot on qotd-

bazil9 on May 17, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Hiya peeps.

tommy71 on May 17, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Buffoon reporting for QOTD duty. Maybe.

22044 on May 17, 2014 at 8:42 PM

I hereby promote you to RUDE buffoon, with all the honors and privileges thereof…

Doc Holliday on May 17, 2014 at 8:43 PM

A player on the St. Louis Rams, speaking on condition of anonymity…

The irony of this is such that I am NOT saying a feckin’ word…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Stand with Sam with what? The guy is a mediocre player for NFL drafts, has a mafiaso bookie affiliated boyfriend which the league is ignoring, his own reality show, and a call from the President- and he hasn’t even played a game yet. The only dissent he has gotten was one player who tweeted ‘horrible’ and ‘OMG’ and he was quickly crushed.

So how exactly should we stand with Sam.. Seems to me Sam is standing quite fine.

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 8:39 PM

That about sums it up-

bazil9 on May 17, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Sounds like a certain Nobel Peace Prize winner from 2009 we all know and loathe, don’t it.

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Yep…

melle! woot on qotd-

bazil9 on May 17, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Well, Forensic Files didn’t pan out.. LMAO!

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 8:44 PM

…Let Lanceman LIVE…!!!

KOOLAID2 on May 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Doc Holliday on May 17, 2014 at 8:41 PM

That’s stretching the definition of “job security” a tad, yes?

Good to have you back, Doc! We need details, you know ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Details? Of what? I know nothing, nothing….

Doc Holliday on May 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM

ATONEMENT for Applehead…!!!

KOOLAID2 on May 17, 2014 at 8:46 PM

bazil9 on May 17, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Well, Forensic Files didn’t pan out.. LMAO!

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 8:44 PM

Ha!
Good to have you here. =)

bazil9 on May 17, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Doc Holliday on May 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Goody! You were able to sleep on De Plane!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:46 PM

That about sums it up-

bazil9 on May 17, 2014 at 8:44 PM

The sad thing is the embracement of Sam is a great thing for gays, and when they continue act like Sam is a “victim” by starting these “stand with Sam” campaigns; it actually diminishes any actual homophobia that gays might really experience. It is like the false claims of racism and the boy who cried wolf. People eventually will tune it out and call it the “gay card.”

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 8:47 PM

Texans: I haven’t decided between Branch or Paxton(leaning toward Branch) and am unfamiliar w/ with Miller or Merritt.
What say you.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Eating Chinese with chop stix and typing..not working
________>lurk mode

bazil9 on May 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM

A player on the St. Louis Rams, speaking on condition of anonymity…

The irony of this is such that I am NOT saying a feckin’ word…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:44 PM

They should interview Ram’s players with just their silhouettes behind a white screen and their voices all distorted like an FBI informant. At the end of the interview one of the players has to say “oh, and I don’t really like Obame either”. It would be awesome.

VegasRick on May 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM

People eventually will tune it out and call it the “gay card.”

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 8:47 PM

I thought they did that now? Looking for a friend here…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Ze gheys. Yawn…..

tommy71 on May 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Hey.

kcewa on May 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM

I hereby promote you to RUDE buffoon, with all the honors and privileges thereof…

Doc Holliday on May 17, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Thanks…I think!

Bring back the L/Danceman

Sincerely, brushingmyhair

22044 on May 17, 2014 at 8:49 PM

Bring BACK the shoulder pad!!!!

coolrepublica on May 17, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Eating Chinese with chop stix and typing..not working
________>lurk mode

bazil9 on May 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Well, I bet it’s working better than trying to eat Chinese food with a wet noodle… <— Insert evil laughter here…

oscarwilde on May 17, 2014 at 8:50 PM

VegasRick on May 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Oh, totes!

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:51 PM

Hey, everyone!

Doc Holliday on May 17, 2014 at 8:35 PM

Welcome back. Got pictures?

lineholder on May 17, 2014 at 8:51 PM

/lights up a cig

tommy71 on May 17, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Eating Chinese with chop stix and typing..not working
________>lurk mode

bazil9 on May 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM

How many hands do you have? Just wondering.

kcewa on May 17, 2014 at 8:52 PM

coolrepublica on May 17, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Micheal Kors has one or two outfits in his fall line with shoulderpads.

Struck fear in the very heart of me that we might return to that trend!

lineholder on May 17, 2014 at 8:53 PM

oscarwilde on May 17, 2014 at 8:50 PM

OSCAR!! May I pick yer brain if’n I promise not to eat it? Gots a software-type question (or three dozen) to ask you…

Oh, AP’s taken care of the buttering up stuff ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:53 PM

for Newtie…

Doc Holliday on May 17, 2014 at 8:53 PM

oscarwilde on May 17, 2014 at 8:50 PM

OSCAR!! May I pick yer brain if’n I promise not to eat it? Gots a software-type question (or three dozen) to ask you…

Oh, AP’s taken care of the buttering up stuff ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:53 PM

You can certainly ask, though I’m not sure I will be able to answer.

oscarwilde on May 17, 2014 at 8:55 PM

tommy71 on May 17, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Hey, tommy71.

(takes deep breath)

Ahhhh. Wouldn’t go back, but still can’t let go of that smell.

lineholder on May 17, 2014 at 8:55 PM

So, I saw am interesting disclaimer on a job posting. Haven’t seen this one before:

Our Company is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, creed, religion, ethnicity, national Origin, alienage or citizenship, disability, marital status, familial status, military or veteran status, or any other legal recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.

alienage?

kcewa on May 17, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:54 PM

ROTFLMAO… You do understand that you’re not suppose to warn people that you are Rick-Rolling them… right?

oscarwilde on May 17, 2014 at 8:56 PM

coolrepublica on May 17, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Micheal Kors has one or two outfits in his fall line with shoulderpads.

Struck fear in the very heart of me that we might return to that trend!

lineholder on May 17, 2014 at 8:53 PM

I remembered you said that and since I see a few people making strong statements, I figured it was time to stand up for shoulder pads. lol

Linda Evans for President.

coolrepublica on May 17, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Hiya lineholder. How be thou? Blessed,I presume.

tommy71 on May 17, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Doc Holliday on May 17, 2014 at 8:53 PM

I trust you didn’t have to Go Banner on anyone whilst protecting Sandra Dee, Doc…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Ok, I’m here ya’ll.

But I must say I’m disgusted by the topic at hand. Might have to start posting Bible verses it clean it up a bit.

Bigbullets on May 17, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Noise?

Distraction.

Unimportant, we are color-gender blind, right. Why all this kerfuffle?

“Squirrel!” We keep falling for it. “VA!” nothing to see here since Vietnam Vets complained, nothing to see here, move along…

Who is John Galt on May 17, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Micheal Kors has one or two outfits in his fall line with shoulderpads.

Struck fear in the very heart of me that we might return to that trend!

lineholder on May 17, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Clothing that I bought in the 80s and early 90s with shoulder pads, especially sweaters and blouses, were promptly relieved of them and banished to the wastebasket. Helps to have a sharp pair of scissors. :)

PatriotGal2257 on May 17, 2014 at 8:58 PM

coolrepublica on May 17, 2014 at 8:56 PM

ROFL. That’s exactly what we need…soap opera Dallas in the WH.

On second thought, it can’t be worse than what we have now, so why not? ;-)

lineholder on May 17, 2014 at 8:58 PM

PatriotGal2257 on May 17, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Oh, I know!!! They were awful. I never understood that fad.

lineholder on May 17, 2014 at 9:00 PM

ROTFLMAO… You do understand that you’re not suppose to warn people that you are Rick-Rolling them… right?

oscarwilde on May 17, 2014 at 8:56 PM

It’s not rickrolling if they like the song.

Bigbullets on May 17, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Are his fifteen minutes up yet?

onlineanalyst on May 17, 2014 at 9:00 PM

What did I walk into? Shoulder pads and Rick Astley.. Did I take a frickin time machine..

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 9:00 PM

oscarwilde on May 17, 2014 at 8:55 PM

Waterfox.

Imported automatically old Firefox profile. I’d like to import Opera bookmarks. Most of Opera and FF bookmarks are the same. Would I be better off deleting old FF bookmarks and importing Opera bookmarks as HTML (Waterfox doesn’t offer selection to import Opera bookmarks directly–must do as HTML)? I’ve got like 3K (give or take a hunnert) bookmarks, otherwise it wouldn’t be all that much of an issue, Dear Oscar!

Here…have another one…on AP… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 9:00 PM

What say you.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Branch has been my congress critter for a while. For a lawyer, he has a bit of integrity. I have met him a few times and he does tend to pay attention to his constituents.

For longtime Texans, he was an aide to John Tower and being a republican around here back then is a pretty big deal.

Don’t hold Smoo against him but don’t give him too much leeway

cozmo on May 17, 2014 at 9:01 PM

tommy71 on May 17, 2014 at 8:57 PM

More than I deserve, I can assure you of that.

lineholder on May 17, 2014 at 9:01 PM

(( Digging through my cabinets for some Aquanet, and my high school boxes for my MC Hammer pants))

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 9:01 PM

lineholder on May 17, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Neither did I. Removing them didn’t make a lot of difference in how the garment looked on me, either. Then again, my shoulders are plenty solid in any case. LOL!

PatriotGal2257 on May 17, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Struck fear in the very heart of me that we might return to that trend!

lineholder on May 17, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Please, no. I never needed them anyway. I always cut them out.

crankyoldlady on May 17, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Ok, I’m here ya’ll.

But I must say I’m disgusted by the topic at hand. Might have to start posting Bible verses it clean it up a bit.

Bigbullets on May 17, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Oh good lord… You didn’t actually read the QoTD did you? Only the newbies and trolls do that…

oscarwilde on May 17, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Bigbullets on May 17, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Paying attention to the topic at hand is your first mistake*.
.
.
.
There have been others, but I wasn’t around to address them.

cozmo on May 17, 2014 at 9:02 PM

oscarwilde on May 17, 2014 at 8:56 PM

Was I too obvious? :P

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 9:02 PM

By coming out, he guaranteed he would be drafted because the NFL didn’t want to be labeled homophobic.

Doc Holliday on May 17, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Were the Ram’s forced to pick him?

I say yes.

The only question that remains is what they got out of the deal.

Bigbullets on May 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM

What did I walk into? Shoulder pads and Rick Astley.. Did I take a frickin time machine..

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Leg warmers are next.

PatriotGal2257 on May 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM

It’s not rickrolling if they like the song.

Bigbullets on May 17, 2014 at 9:00 PM

C’mon Astley is as irritating as this:

What is Love

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Eating Chinese with chop stix and typing..not working
________>lurk mode

bazil9 on May 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Lurker misses other lurker by thismuch.

31giddyup on May 17, 2014 at 9:04 PM

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM

I LIKE that song.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 17, 2014 at 9:05 PM

Bigbullets on May 17, 2014 at 9:00 PM

And I do, BB…like the song, that is… ;-)

Glad you could make it! What’s your pleasure? AP’s picking up tonight’s bar tab. I done got my double Southern Comfort, thank you–now for COL… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 9:06 PM

I LIKE that song.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 17, 2014 at 9:05 PM

He he.. It just reminds me of the Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell SNL skit..

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Ask Tebow, if you can find him. He’s out of the league now, probably for good, because he just wasn’t worth the noise.

Tebow is out because he can’t play QB. Sam had no business doing what he did. The Rams run what goes on in their practices – NOT SAM OR OPRAH. He will never make the NFL. Then the gaystapo can continue with their agenda.

alanstern on May 17, 2014 at 9:07 PM

cozmo on May 17, 2014 at 9:01 PM

Sounds like Paxton may have some ethics problems.
What about Miller/Merritt?
I know that Perry endorsed Miller.

annoyinglittletwerp on May 17, 2014 at 9:07 PM

C’mon Astley is as irritating as this:

What is Love

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM

You’ve never rickrolled yourself?

I say yes.

Bigbullets on May 17, 2014 at 9:07 PM

I say yes.

The only question that remains is what they got out of the deal.

Bigbullets on May 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM

I wonder if the teams drew straws to see who got stuck with him.

crankyoldlady on May 17, 2014 at 9:07 PM

ROFL. That’s exactly what we need…soap opera Dallas in the WH.

On second thought, it can’t be worse than what we have now, so why not? ;-)

lineholder on May 17, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Oh it could always be worst.

It could have been
John McCain (Mr. 10 wars in 10 months if I can help it)
Jesse Ventura
Pee Wee Herman
Herman Cain
John Edwards

I learned a long time ago, no matter how bad you think you’ve got it, it could ALWAYS be worst. lol

Stop saying Chevy in Country songs!

coolrepublica on May 17, 2014 at 9:08 PM

What did I walk into? Shoulder pads and Rick Astley.. Did I take a frickin time machine..

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 9:00 PM

And very big hair.

PatriotGal2257 on May 17, 2014 at 9:08 PM

bazil9 on May 17, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Lurker misses other lurker by thismuch.

31giddyup on May 17, 2014 at 9:04 PM

I’m back! xo – hello Rhonda :)

bazil9 on May 17, 2014 at 9:08 PM

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM

You outdid me, Melle! I was thinking of this one… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Tebow is out because he can’t play QB. Sam had no business doing what he did. The Rams run what goes on in their practices – NOT SAM OR OPRAH. He will never make the NFL. Then the gaystapo can continue with their agenda.

alanstern on May 17, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Tebow was sabotaged.

Bigbullets on May 17, 2014 at 9:09 PM

What did I walk into? Shoulder pads and Rick Astley.. Did I take a frickin time machine..

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 9:00 PM

And very big hair.

PatriotGal2257 on May 17, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Whoa! I’m gonna go back to lurkin-

bazil9 on May 17, 2014 at 9:10 PM

You’ve never rickrolled yourself?

I say yes.

Bigbullets on May 17, 2014 at 9:07 PM

No, but I was about 13 when the song originally came out, and hated it then. I was in shock last year when my then 5 year old daughter started singing it. I didn’t realize how it had become a cult classic.

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Too many heterophobes out there. Too bad that the Media doesn’t even acknowledge that fact.

tommy71 on May 17, 2014 at 9:10 PM

PatriotGal2257 on May 17, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Okay, old fashion quiz.

Hip-hugger bell-bottoms and halter tops. Who remembers those?

Corduroy skinny jeans, oxford shirts and docker shoes? Who remembers those?

lineholder on May 17, 2014 at 9:10 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on May 17, 2014 at 9:07 PM

The dirt is starting to flow, but Paxton ain’t as bad as they are making him out to be. Though Paxton started slinging the mud and I don’t like that. Either man will be okay.

As for Ag commissioner, I don’t really know at this time.

cozmo on May 17, 2014 at 9:11 PM

I wonder if the teams drew straws to see who got stuck with him.

crankyoldlady on May 17, 2014 at 9:07 PM

He went to Missouri for college, so maybe that was the main factor in who had to pick him.

Bigbullets on May 17, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Whoa! I’m gonna go back to lurkin-

bazil9 on May 17, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Don’t go! There were a lot of redeeming qualities about the 80s … just not the fashions. LOL!

PatriotGal2257 on May 17, 2014 at 9:11 PM

You outdid me, Melle! I was thinking of this one… ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 9:09 PM

OOHHH, I loved that song.. ( blushes)

How about this one:

Wang Chung: Everybody have fun tonight

melle1228 on May 17, 2014 at 9:12 PM

So – llahpundit is now back in his “comfort zone” for QOTD topics….

williamg on May 17, 2014 at 9:12 PM

lineholder on May 17, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Liked AND wore the bell-bottoms and halter tops–even had the contrasting shirts so I could wear halter tops to school ;-)

Newtie and the Beauty on May 17, 2014 at 9:13 PM

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