Adorable isn't often a word that one would apply to a football player, but in the case of Michael Sam, it is an apt description. We are big fans of Sam here; he seems like a genuinely polite, considerate, kind young man. So naturally, when he was drafted to the NFL, we were overjoyed for him. And Michael Sam's reaction to the news that he'd be playing in the big leagues sealed our love for him.
Michael Sam just became the first ever openly gay NFL player when he got picked up by the St. Louis Rams in the NFL draft this week. That's a big deal! Get to know him better here.
The Coming Out Coach, Rick Clemons, explains what could happen if the NFL and its fans open their hearts and minds to a whole new vision of family sports and entertainment where sexual orientation has no barriers.
NFL star Philip Wheeler recently defended his girlfriend's choice to post a picture of herself breastfeeding their son in public. You're going to want to hear what he had to say!
Following the coming out of college football player Michael Sam, people on all sides came out to defend or degrade him. Dale Hansen, a sportscaster for ABC's Dallas WFAA, recently made an astonishing, and beautiful, statement about homosexual players in the NFL.
An engagement ring is a symbol of unconditional love that should never die out. But, if you find your relationship ending quicker than you can take it out of the box, what do you do? Keep it or give it back to the one who bought it in the first place?
YourTango Expert Rick Clemons explains why Jason Collins is just another glaring example of how gay male athletes are received in the world sports ... as opposed to lesbian players.
Successful football players who are selected to play professionally in the NFL often have tumultuous home lives.
With the recent tragedy of Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher and Kasandra Perkins' murder-suicide, the spotlight has been shone on domestic violence in the NFL. There is a lot of talk about head injuries and concussions playing an important role and I hope that avenue is pursued. However, there is also a possible psychological explanation worth exploring.
I can hear it now. “What the hell is David saying? I need to go play with a guy’s balls and I haven’t even met him yet?” Calm down. We’re talking about football. That’s right—football. Instead of being afraid of it, embrace it. You want to meet men? Watch football. And you won’t just meet the beer guzzling, nacho-eating, burping football guys, because—get this—every guy likes football.
My quasi-new boyfriend and I are currently preparing for a big relationship transition: We're moving out of the "honeymoon" phase and into the "football-season" phase.
It warms my heart that after having their engagement unceremoniously broken off by Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, and suffering the humiliation of an ill-timed wedding photo shoot, Kristin Cavallari is doing so well.
I'd venture a guess that most women like chivalry. We want a man who shows commitment. We like solid, traditional values; a guy we could bring home to mom and dad with the sure-fire belief that they would just adore him. All these things give us a sense of stability, knowing we'd be taken care of and have a shoulder to lean on whenever we're forced to soldier through hard times. These days, being old-fashioned is actually refreshing. Tim embodies these ideas, thus there's a large group of women who are attracted to him.
Fearing football season could turn your relationship into pigskin? We've explained the psycho-social reasons that guys are so obsessed with football, and we've even shed light on the fantasy football obsession. Now our resident male offers insights on what women can do to stay in love through Super Bowl Sunday and beyond.
Our series on guys and football kicked off this week with insights that our resident guy's guy, Tomfoolery, provided the women in our office. See, we were starting to think that NFL stood for "No Freaking Love" and that for the next five months in our lives, we'd never see our significant others during weekend daylight hours. Tomfoolery schooled us on the important psychosocial role football plays in guys' lives.
Football season: five months out of every year during which most heterosexual males would rather look at men in tight pants than at women in tight pants. The women at YourTango knew we weren't the only ones whose relationships are affected by our significant others' relationships with football, and so we took our questions and frustrations about football to our resident male mastermind, Tom Miller.
In today's fast paced world, it's easy to get energetically depleted to the point where you are drained, just wrung dry of your own inner life force and beauty. This is where Reiki comes to the rescue. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word that means "universal life force energy," which is just a complicated way of saying, "unconditional pure love." The first known person to use what is now called "Reiki" was the young prince who became the Buddha, but it is not Buddhist.