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Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo gave the Boston Celtics fans reason to believe the abortion that was the 2014 season will go down as a bump in the road between championship runs:

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(ESPN) ’€“ The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) announced on Wednesday that it had purchased the rights to a documentary series that will follow the life of Michael Sam. Terms were undisclosed, but sources said that negotiations to make the deal took two months. ‘€œWe are honored that Michael is trusting us with his private journey in this moment that has not only made history but will shape it forever,’€ said Winfrey, in a statement. ‘€œI am proud of the focus on authentic storytelling in our new documentary series format. The next real-life story we follow in ‘€˜The Untitled Michael Sam Project’€™ promises to spark valuable, important discussion on life in America today. Acceptance and illumination start here.’€ ‘€œIf seeing my story helps somebody else accept who they are and to go for their dreams too, that’€™s great,’€ Sam said, in a statement. ‘€œI am thankful to Oprah for her support and excited to work together.’€ Sources say the plan is for the series to be broken up in to six to eight segments. His agents Cameron Weiss and Joe Barkett are producers, as is Sam’€™s publicist Howard Bragman.

Alright that’€™s it. I’€™ve officially had it with Michael Sam. Sorry bud, but I was one of your supporters for a while there, but it turns out you’€™re just a giant fraud. Newsflash dude ‘€“ you’€™re not that good. You were BARELY drafted, you sucked at the combine, and you have earned absolutely nothing. You claim that you want to focus on football and you want people to judge you for your ability on the field.

Well, we all agreed to do that and now you’€™re pulling this crap. The St. Louis Rams had a press conference on ESPN the other day with all of their draft picks. They called it the ‘€œMichael Sam Press Conference.’€ It’€™s pretty obvious at this point that none of this has anything to do with football. It has to do with you realizing that your NFL career isn’€™t gonna last that long so you’€™re finding ways to market yourself as best you can. Well done.


Remember when every feel good do-gooder out there called NFL GM’€™s bigots for suggesting that Michael Sam would be a distraction? Where are these people now? The Rams suck, and they’€™ve sucked for a while now. They’€™re trying to build a winning football team and now, thanks to Michael Sam, they’€™ve become a giant circus. Is it any wonder why the Patriots, a team that LOVES value guys, weren’€™t even willing to deal with the baggage that apparently Michael Sam planned on bringing along with him? The Hooded One obviously has no interest in these type of sideshows, because of course he is trying to win Super Bowls.

Oh yea, and way to completely screw over the team that took a chance on you by the way. Did you ever think for a second that Jeff Fisher wouldn’€™t want training camp to turn into ‘€œThe Gay Hard Knocks?’€ No? But, screw them right? Now you’€™ve put them in a position (without consulting them first) in which they have to choose between being labeled as a bigot by the media who is obsessed with you by telling you that you can’€™t do this show, or just go along with the freak show and the distractions. Nothing selfish about that at all.

Turns out everything Michael Sam has done so far is a lie. That kiss he did when he was drafted with his boyfriend Vito? How many times was that practiced and choreographed? All the anticipation of him sitting there waiting to get drafted? Yes, I’€™m sure there wasn’€™t someone in the room telling him to look upset and disappointed. In retrospect I should’€™ve seen the theatrics beyond images like this:


Hey Mike, do you think Oprah gives a crap about your football career? Nope. Oprah cares about making money, and you’€™re helping her do that. If Michael Sam were a genuine human being he would be dodging the limelight as much as possible. But the problem is that he clearly views himself as a gay man first, and a professional football player second. That’€™s a bad recipe for a seventh round draft pick.

Name one professional athlete whose athletic career has ever benefitted from a reality TV show. T.O.? Chad Johnson? I saw AJ McCarron is starting his own show too. Yes, he’€™s a  fraud too. Anyone who is willing to let cameras follow around their every move is a narcissistic dooshnozzle. Normal people don’€™t want cameras in their face all the time. They want to go about their business and maintain some level of privacy. But ‘€œlook at me’€ jagoffs like the Kardashians don’€™t mind it. That’€™s the company you just joined. Congrats.

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I thought you were serious about your NFL career. I thought you wanted to prove that gay people could break barriers and compete in the greatest sport on earth. You know why Tom Brady succeeded after being drafted in the sixth round? Because the dude is a freaking winner. That’€™s why. He used the fact that no one believed in him as motivation. He became the ultimate student of the game. He was a good teammate and held a mighty fine clipboard for Drew Bledsoe. He worked on his game and found ways to better himself as a football player. That’€™s what winners do.

But it turns out you’€™re not a winner Michael Sam. You’€™re just a giant marketing ploy. You might be the next topic of a Macklemore song, but you’€™re not gonna be an NFL player. I will however, almost guarantee the second the Rams cut you for being slow and terrible you will have an army of people behind you that know absolutely nothing about football. Like for instance, here’€™s what some dingbat at Deadspin wrote:

‘€œit doesn’€™t suck, it’€™s actually terrific news.’€

Please tell me in what remote universe this is ‘€˜terrific’€ news? What’€™s terrific about it? That he’€™s joining the ranks of Tori Spelling, Paris Hilton, and Snooki? That the first gay NFL player can’€™t come into the league without his own reality TV show? That young gay black football player boys will have a role model with a reality TV show that centers on his lifestyle instead of his occupation? Yea, that’€™s super terrific alright. Here’€™s what the idiot writer went on to say’€¦.

‘€œAnyone who demonstrates the strength, poise and courage Sam has after knowingly thrusting him- or her-self into the middle of a national maelstrom at least deserves the benefit of the doubt.’€

I’€™ve said it before and I’€™ll say it again ‘€“ I applaud gay athletes who openly come out of the closet like this. I frown on people who say that they should keep it to themselves. But idiots like this take it way too far. All people like this are doing are legitimizing homophobic people’€™s fears. This is exactly what they predicted would happen. I said it wouldn’€™t, but it did. They were right and I was wrong.

As a UMass fan I’€™m worried about the effect this will have on Derrick Gordon. I love DG as a player. He developed a lot this season. The last thing I need him doing is following Sam’€™s lead and focusing more on publicizing his private life than shooting free throws and developing a left hand.

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Shawn Thornton joined the show to recap the game 7 loss and discuss his future in Boston.

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Remember when Habs fans said the Bruins were classless?

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Yeah, dingleberries like this are the real definition of class:


My question is, why do fans like this feel comfortable in Boston if we’€™re so classless? Because if we’€™re the white trash they suggest that we are, then shouldn’t this idiot be tasting pavement right about now? The fact is that idiots like this are allowed to come into TD Garden, wear the colors of the enemy and not worry about having tacos and beer thrown at them. If the roles were reversed and a Bruins fan tried a stunt like this in Montreal, they wouldn’t make it back to the border.

This one hurts. A lot. I’ll have a lot more to share on this one later, but here are some quick thoughts.

  1. The Bruins really, really, missed Adam McQuaid and Dennis Seidenberg. Their replacements, Kevan Miller and Matt Bartkowski, gave away easy goals to start both Games 6 and 7.  
  2. David Krejci, Brad Marchand and Milan Lucic are streaky players, and none of them are superstars. When Krejci isn’t an offensive force as he has been in past playoffs, this is what happens.
  3. Jarome Iginla was phenomenal Wednesday night. As I write this I am listening to a local yahoo say that Iginla is too slow and should be a third-liner next year. Obviously he wasn’t watching the game very closely.

P.S. This picture is actually pretty funny. I’€™m just bitter and depressed.

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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed the resolution to the Casey Kasem story.

[0:01:34] ... are overseeing the trailer for the fighter the first time in seeing Christian Bale. -- -- -- -- August is gonna be one of these great performances we've been hearing him say a word. I'm slowly starting get that feeling starting to get that feeling. When I -- Johnny -- yesterday the first picture was him Mays and Whitey Bulger right toys is triggered radio hold up -- -- you've seen each other yesterday guided -- you've seen it. I am I ignored if the movie be good or not now at least I have some confidence that chance it could be because he looks first good movie -- and -- made since like Donnie Brasco. -- yes yes that probably would be yeah he's a dead ringer for that error white -- People do that I love ...
[0:05:10] ... All eyes on my question before you do the Oprah story. Is Jeff Fisher feel about this. -- he's going to be costar on the show. What Sam said two days ago I'm in this flies ...
[0:06:58] ... Acceptance and illumination start here think they'll be in the room when Jeff Fisher cuts him. So like win the dolphins coach whacked out Ochocinco in office. Good. Obviously that opens at the same accesses hard ...

The guys opened the show discussing the Bruins season ending loss.
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