Man on the Edge: Are We Ready for Michael Sam?

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 It was the kiss that divided America.  After a tear-filled telephone conversation in which he learned he was drafted by the St. Louis Rams, Michael Sam laid a couple on his boyfriend, which was not entirely expected, if the social media buzz is any indication.  While there was support, there was also a lot of backlash.  Which makes us wonder if everybody is really ready for this.

Sam once said he didn’t want to be known as the “gay football player”, but just “a football player”.  But it was once again the focus last night.  After his emotional embrace, the tweets started flying, some positive, some negative.  But the fact that we’ve known Sam was getting drafted, and it still led to such disruption, makes us wonder just how ready we are for a gay football player.

Our Man on the Edge, Robert Wilder, hit the streets to find out…