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Michael Sam's NFL Jersey is the #2 Seller of the Draft


Do you want a $99.95 Michael Sam St. Louis Rams football jersey to commemorate the historic first openly gay player ever to be drafted into the NFL? Of course you do… and so does everybody else:

The uniform of Michael Sam, the league's first openly gay player, is the No. 2 seller from the NFL draft, according to

The top-selling uniform belongs to Johnny Manziel, the quarterback taken in the first round by the Cleveland Browns. The league's online shop did not release the number of jerseys sold, only the rankings. But it did say this was the biggest draft weekend for sales in the site's history.

Manziel, who was drafted by Cleveland, had an advantage in terms of uniform sales since he was taken on Thursday night. Jerseys from quarterbacks are typically more popular than those of defensive players like Sam.

Sam, who was a seventh-round pick by St. Louis, wasn't selected until Saturday night. But his fame and personal story has already sparked more sales than two other high-profile quarterbacks taken in the first round Thursday -- Teddy Bridgewater, who was drafted by Minnesota, and Blake Bortles, the first quarterback drafted when he was picked No. 3 overall by Jacksonville.

Sam's uniforms have also outsold those of Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 pick overall who was drafted by Houston.

So much for that anti-gay blowhard lobbyist who promised a boycott against the team that drafted Sam — behold the power of the pink dollar!

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  1. Touchdown!
    But, hmmm, I am confused as to the color of our dollars and ceilings. I never could get those handkerchiefs right but I thought everything pink had been co-opted by breast cancer and we were lavender now. I am older and a bit out of touch but maybe one of you young ones could clarify.

    Posted by: Dixichuk | May 13, 2014 9:43:11 AM

  2. The gays mafia is striking again. They should tone it down a bit. It will piss off the straight players if they feel being overshadowed and get jealous. My prediction is it will have a negative effect on Sam's chance of making the team.
    It is the same reason I always defer to straight people. I lick their axe all the time (of course not literally). You should know my prediction is 100% accurate except the time when I predicted Mitt would beat Obama.

    Posted by: rick | May 13, 2014 10:06:13 AM

  3. I still have my gay dollars stamp from the 90's, and the pink ink is still wet.

    I would love to support Michael with my dollars, but I cannot justify spending $100 on a shirt I will never wear, when getting my bills paid is such a struggle.

    Posted by: Critifur | May 13, 2014 10:07:34 AM

  4. Who gets the money from the sale of this $100 t-shirt?

    Posted by: MaryM | May 13, 2014 10:10:40 AM

  5. You may have noticed from my recent comments I have come to term with my femininity. I still can't accept the fact that I am gay.

    Posted by: rick | May 13, 2014 10:52:00 AM

  6. Ew, pink dollars? Let's agree on something less garish, yes?

    Posted by: Daniel | May 13, 2014 12:04:06 PM

  7. Gays think that they have a lot more power then they do. Fools.

    The majority who buy this are like autograph hunters you misguided optimists! :-) LMAO.

    The gay dollar is not that big nor is that supportive. Most of the hate for Sam has been the gay sites or straight men.

    Posted by: Rowan | May 13, 2014 1:41:55 PM

  8. @rowan. hate from gay sites? ok buddy

    Posted by: jaker | May 13, 2014 3:09:14 PM

  9. @ROWAN: You are delusional.

    Posted by: Clint | May 13, 2014 3:51:35 PM

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