How to talk to kids about Michael Sam being drafted by the NFL (video)

Great video about the pseudo-uproar over what parents will tell their children about the NFL’s St. Louis Rams drafting openly-gay player Michael Sam this weekend.


“Dad, why do homophobic men think about their penises and gay-guy penises all the time?”

DAD: Son, I want to talk to you about Michael Sam. Do you know who that is?

SON: Um, no.

DAD: Well, he’s a football player that was just drafted into the NFL, and a lot of people are really upset about it.

SON: Why are they upset?  Did he abuse his child?

DAD: No, that was Michael Boley who’s still playing for the Cincinatti Bengals.

SON: Did he get arrested for trying to solicit a prostitute?

DAD: No, that’s Quentin Groves, who’s still playing for the Cleveland Browns.

SON: Was he arrested for assaulting his ex-wife and mother of his child?

DAD: No, that was Daryl Washington who’s currently playing for the Arizona Cardinals…

SON: Was he arrested on three felony counts of illegal possession of an assault weapon?

DAD: No, that was Aldon Smith who’s currently on the San Francisco 49ers roster.

SON: Is there video of him dragging his unconscious fiancée out of an elevator after a reported altercation?

DAD: Nope, that’s Ray Rice, he’s still on the Baltimore Ravens.

SON: Did he reportedly rape a woman…

It goes on for another minute.

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