Comment 1HP Re: Yes


LGBT in sports; will Michael Sam be drafted to the NFL?


Yes (Score: 2, Informative)

by on 2014-05-11 20:57 (#1GY)

He was drafted by the Rams. Yesterday.

Re: Yes (Score: 1)

by on 2014-05-11 21:30 (#1GZ)

I submitted the story early Friday, but as with the real draft of Sam, it took until the latest possible moment for the story to be promoted. Cheers

Re: Yes (Score: 1)

by on 2014-05-12 16:23 (#1HE)

Yeah, editor fail. Sorry about that. I balked at first, thinking, "is this subject matter really germane to pipedot?" Then it got a couple of upvotes and I figured, "hell with it - let's publish and see what happens." In a better world, we'd have a bigger community upvoting and downvoting new article submissions. In the real world, I try to get stuff published as soon as possible, figuring anyone who took the trouble to post an article deserves to see it in print.

Re: Yes (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-05-12 20:15 (#1HP)

No worries. I actually thought about posting this story a few days before Friday and hesitated for the same reason (is it germane to Pipedot). Then again, I'm trying to mix up my story postings to see which ones actually generate some conversation and I am trying to not just repeat what is on slashdot and soylent as well, so I figure that justifies thinking outside the box a little bit.

Right now my main motivation is to participate in Pipedot as I hope to see it grow... maybe I will get sufficiently hooked on having all my story submissions pushed to the front page that I will have withdrawal symptoms once the community gets big enough to be choosy.

On topic: I think Michael Sam is going to surprise people with how well he plays in the NFL and teams are going to look back and possibly wish they had taken the initiative ahead of the Rams. Regardless, I am glad one team did draft him because he will get his chance. Now if only someone would bring back Tebow... (just kidding). And, in my opinion, the possible germane-ness of the topic for pipedot was that it is a high profile example of where concerns over human difference can unfairly deny someone a chance to succeed in their preferred profession (like older programmers as I suggest in the original submission).


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2014-05-13 00:00 Interesting +1

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