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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 2:56 pm

We are still trying to digest all of the publicity about the gay football player at the University of Missouri. Maybe it’s the generational gap we are in, but while he was a top defensive player in college that doesn’t mean he will be all that great in professional football. To make it in the pros, a player must have a high hunger level. Many good football players in college failed in pro football because the hunger element wasn’t at a high enough level. It’s the same in all pro sports — gotta have hunger to excel.

It appears there was a general assumption that the gay MU football player, Michael Sam, would go very high in the draft, and for that reason his announcement that he was gay was national news. No NFL pro has announced he is gay. That had much to do with the publicity given to Sam.

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