First of all let me just say that the idea of Harry Potter throwing multiple F-bombs is very pleasing to me, and is a big reason I wrote this post. But oh yeah, Michael Sam and stuff.
Sam made his debut for the St. Louis Rams on Friday night vs. the Saints. and recorded one tackle and one QB hurry. Coming out as gay before the 2014 draft drew much media attention, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to make the Rams’ final roster — his status is still up in the air.
But during his interview with Out Magazine over the weekend, Daniel Radcliffe was (rather randomly, I thought — although he has been active in many pro-gay rights causes) asked about Sam. And Harry Potter surprisingly had quite a bit to say on it, and also tossed a few of those F-bombs. Wingardium Fuckiosa. Radcliffe:
I think it’s fucking awesome. It’s fantastic that he’s got a team. It’s horrendous that he slipped to 249 after being the SEC defensive player of the year. People can say whatever they like about his athleticism, or not fitting the bill for certain conditions or whatever, but the fact is no player in the last six years to win that award has been drafted lower than 16th overall, I think. So it’s sad that that was an issue. But I think he’s amazing, frankly. In interviews, at no point does he allow himself to be portrayed as a victim or someone who deserves extra sympathy. He’s brilliant at shutting that down. I think everybody else just hopes he does fucking brilliantly this year, and that there’s [going to be] a list of quarterbacks who got sacked by a gay defensive end.”
Unfortunately for Sam, there seems to be a logjam at defensive end for the Rams, and he may not make it. If he gets cut loose, the Vikings and Cowboys are the likeliest teams to pick him up.
“My favorite comments online were the ones that said, “I don’t mind him being gay, but I don’t want to see him kiss his boyfriend.” Well, you kinda do mind, then. Also, I presume Michael Sam told the world he was gay so that when he was drafted he could do that without having to fucking think about it or hide it. And I think that’s a fantastic thing. Hopefully Michael Sam’s taking the plunge for everyone who will come after him.