It took until the seventh round and compensatory picks of the NFL Draft, but Michael Sam was finally taken off the board. It was only fitting that the St. Louis Rams chose the former Missouri Tiger and SEC Defensive Player of the Year. With the groundbreaking pick, Twitter weighed in with some strong reactions. Here are some of the hot takes.
I’m so happy for Michael Sam! Gonna have to show the STL Rams some love this season!
— Andy Garate (@newfoundandy) May 10, 2014
Now comes the hard part… @MikeSamFootball has to make the 53-man St. Louis Rams roster. Best of luck, Michael. We are in your corner.
— Bucktown Tiger (@bucktowntiger) May 10, 2014
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) May 10, 2014
Do your thing, @MikeSamFootball! Congratulations on becoming at St. Louis Ram! May you not only make the team, but make this world better.
— Alicia Jessop (@RulingSports) May 10, 2014
Michael Sam (finally) gets the call. pic.twitter.com/bK9xD8cior
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 10, 2014
ESPN cutting to gay bar for Michael Sam’s drafting equals ABC cutting to Harlem for Obama’s election
— Pro Hoops History (@ProHoopsHistory) May 10, 2014
Congratulations @MikeSamFootball. Great fit in St. Louis. Go work it NFL style.
— James Roday (@JamesRoday) May 10, 2014
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) May 10, 2014
Congrats to Michael Sam for being the first openly gay NFL draftee and, of course, being better than everyone on the Longhorns.
— cameron berkman (@camonrye) May 10, 2014
Congrats to Michael Sam. I dislike the Rams slightly less now.
— Sean Leahy (@SeanLeahy) May 10, 2014
Michael Sam is officially the first openly gay player in the NFL. Turns out gays can throw both shade AND footballs!
— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) May 10, 2014
Happy for Michael Sam. Hopefully when it’s all said and done he’ll be remembered as a great football player. Gay or straight shouldnt matter
— Dominic Sramaty (@DominicS17) May 10, 2014
okay last michael sam tweet, i think i’m gonna puke i’m so happy for him. that was probably gross. sorry. isn’t twitter for sharing thoughts
— Margot Montague (@margot_montague) May 10, 2014
— Andy Ross (@adross77) May 10, 2014