What we read while turning our music down in Florida…
- Michael Sam, SEC Defensive Player of the Year, came out publicly a few weeks before the NFL Draft, setting him up to become the first openly gay player in the NFL. NFL GMs immediately said it would hurt his draft stock. Outsports detailed the process that led to him coming out. A pivotal moment for professional sports even inspired Ellen Page to come out.
- In sadder sports news, this season will be Derek Jeter’s last. Some have been dreading this day for years.
- The Wells Report is in, and it turns out Richie Incognito isn’t such a great guy after all…
- What it’s like for a porn star in college.
- Some David Foster Wallace links: A letter to an editor in which he threatens bodily harm, and a breakdown of his nonfiction.
- This week in oral histories: Street Fighter 2, the greatest arcade game ever.