Marcus Smart, Michael Sam, The Boss

Late Sunday night, I wrote a piece for Forbes about Marcus Smart, the Oklahoma State basketball player who shoved a fan in the stands. Just as I filed that piece, the news broke that Missouri defensive lineman (and NFL prospect) Michael Sam had announced that he’s gay. So I decided to write a little something about why that matters.

It’s funny — I thought the Michael Sam story would knock the Marcus Smart story to the back of the line, and it has, based on the little bit of ESPN I’ve watched today. But for me, the Marcus Smart piece has about four times as many views as the Michael Sam piece. Not sure if that has something to do with the work, or the timing, or what. It’s just interesting.

More important, if you happen to live in the Charlotte area … Bruce Springsteen is coming! Just last night, I saw a YouTube of a cover song he played in Australia. I’m petitioning for him to play this in Charlotte, and at every show from here on out, really.




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