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Michael Sam and the Crushing Weight and Loneliness of Expectations

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When Michael Sam made the announcement, his intention of being the first openly gay athlete in the NFL, we expected speed bumps.

We expected Sam’s draft stock slip.  We expected athletes would use code words to hide discrimination and fears. We expected “distraction” talk from coaches and general management.

But most of all, we, and Michael Sam expected him to persevere and be an NFL player.

We didn’t expect where he would be today.

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Bill Simmons and the Crowdsourcing Crusade Against Racist Donald Sterling

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If you have not seen it, TMZ reported late Friday night that Los Angeles Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, was caught on audio tape making racist comments against black people and specifically, Magic Johnson.

Sterling was arguing with his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, who just happens to be black and Mexican, about a picture she put up on Instagram with her and Magic Johnson.

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