“Asked when he thought people would stop asking whether he was a trailblazer, Sam said, ‘When I lay somebody out that first game.'” Michael Sam has been a historical figure in the NFL since coming out shortly before the draft. Now he needs to take the next step. And it’s an important one. He needs to make the team.

+ For the first time, the NFL will have “zero tolerance” for “on-field use of racial slurs or abusive language relating to sexual orientation.” Just because you’re smashing the shit out of each other doesn’t mean you have to be rude.

+ How did Jon Bon Jovi become the most hated man in Buffalo?