Michael Sam, the SEC's reigning defensive player of the year and sack leader went from promising prospect to Jackie Robinson overnight—a transition that says a few things worth saying about the places he came from.
It took until the final minutes of the 2014 NFL Draft for Michael Sam—the Texas native who, as the first openly gay player to attempt to enter the NFL, made history this weekend—to hear his name called. The league, and a few prominent football players, have some growing up to do.
Welcome the Wolf Pack, the, uh, Texans, and the... Huskies? That can't be right—wait, no, it's the Huskies.