OP-ED: Unfortunately, NFL as a whole might not be ready for Michael Sam

As the 2014 NFL Draft approaches in May for Michael Sam, the former Missouri defensive lineman and SEC Defensive Player of the Year, knew that coming out proudly as an openly gay football player would draw a large amount of controversy. “I understand how big this is,” he said in an interview with ESPN. “It’s a big deal. No one has done this before. And it’s kind of a nervous process, but I know what I want to be … I want to be a …

COLUMN: 2013 NFL season set for kickoff

That fantastic time of the year is finally here: the regular season is officially slated to begin Thursday night at 5:30 PM Pacific Time when the Denver Broncos play host to the Baltimore Ravens, who are the defending Super Bowl champions. After being led by quarterback Joe Flacco to a thrilling 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, the new-look Ravens hope to build on last year’s success.