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After the Press Conference: Michael Sam and “The Man Box”

Repost from Edge of Sports

On Saturday, Missouri All-American Michael Sam took to the podium at the NFL combine to face a throng of reporters that gawked at him like he had just made the journey from Mars. Here he was: the man who would become the NFL’s first openly gay player. The size of the media swarm shows, if nothing else, that the ring wing media which has refused to cover the Michael Sam story by saying explicitly, to take one headline, “We really don’t care that you’re gay, gay people”, is living in a reality of their own making. Read more at Edge of Sports.