Michael Sam drafted by St. Louis Rams, dominates Twitter trends
Well here we go: Michael Sam gets drafted by the St. Louis Rams, pick 249. #NFLDraft
— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) May 10, 2014
At least half of Twitter’s trending topics Saturday evening belonged to Michael Sam, who has been drafted by the St. Louis Rams.
Sam was the 249th pick in the draft, but the media would particularly like you know that Sam will be the NFL’s first openly gay player.
BREAKING: The Rams draft Michael Sam, clearing way for him to become NFL's 1st openly gay player.
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 10, 2014
BREAKING: Rams select Missouri DE Michael Sam in 7th round. Sam is the 1st openly gay player selected in NFL Draft. pic.twitter.com/7QrT0fJ01W
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) May 10, 2014
St. Louis Rams pick Missouri's Michael Sam, NFL's first openly gay player, with 249th overall pick (7th round)
— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) May 10, 2014
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) May 10, 2014
JUST IN: St. Louis Rams draft Michael Sam, clearing the way for him to become the NFL's first openly gay player
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 10, 2014
Michael Sam becomes the first openly gay player drafted by the NFL after being selected by the St. Louis Rams. http://t.co/4Gr23ejewz
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 10, 2014
— ThinkProgress (@thinkprogress) May 10, 2014
So I'm guessing this was the highest-rated 7th round of a professional sports draft in television history.
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) May 10, 2014
You could say that.
— Luke Russert (@LukeRussert) May 10, 2014
Apparently Sam can play a little football, too.
Watching any of these drafted players crying gets me, but man, Michael Sam, wow. Powerful stuff.
— Rachel Axon (@RachelAxon) May 10, 2014
I'm from the Lou, and I'm proud. #StandWithSam
— Zach Sullentrup (@zachsullentrup) May 10, 2014
proud of the Rams for drafting Michael Sam but sad he was passed over for so long even though he's an amazing player. #standwithsam
— Lauren Michelle (@MrsLaurenEvans_) May 10, 2014
— Rock M Nation (@rockmnation) May 10, 2014
Odds are pretty good Michael Sam isn't the only gay player drafted, not by a longshot.
— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) May 10, 2014