Rant Sports' 5 Things You Need To Know: February 10th, 2014

By Devin O'Barr
Michael Sam
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The sports world currently belongs to a college football player with NFL dreams that are likely to come true in a matter of a months. Michael Sam really made waves on Sunday as the Missouri Tigers‘ defensive end came clean about his homosexuality. Sam will enter the 2014 NFL Draft and if selected he will become the first openly-gay player to get drafted and play on Sundays. Furthermore, here are the biggest sports stories from February 10th or as some will call it “Michael Sam day:”

While Sunday was a wonderful day for Sam, it was a rather painful weekend for the Detroit Pistons and their head coach Maurice Cheeks. The head coach was fired over the weekend and here’s why Detroit still has plenty of issues:

Maurice Cheeks Was Only Part of the Problem with Detroit Pistons

After two years at the NFL level, Russell Wilson has a Super Bowl ring and has successfully emerged as one of the most likable athletes in sports. However, here’s how baseball could pry Wilson away from the Seattle Seahawks:

Russell Wilson Should Hang Up His Football Cleats And Join Texas Rangers

Marcus Smart was the talk of the town yesterday in college basketball as the Oklahoma State Cowboys‘ point guard was handed down a three-game suspension. With that, a former NBA player with plenty of experience on the subject decided to open his mouth:

Metta World Peace Offers Wisdom to Marcus Smart, Speaks From Experience

And back we go to Michael Sam and the story of 2014 up to this point. Moving on, the defensive end is expected to be a fifth-round pick this May and we have one team that might just pull the trigger:

Openly Gay DE Michael Sam Would Be Perfect Fit With Kansas City Chiefs

The 2014 Winter Olympics are just now starting to gain some speed, but one usually-dominant Olympian is coming off as quite the drama queen. Check out why Shaun White‘s image is taking a hit in Sochi:

Constant Complaining In Sochi Only Hurts the Brand of Shaun White

February 10th is bound to be a busy sports day with Michael Sam at the center of most stories. Therefore, keep Rant Sports on the brain as we dissect each of the day’s major happenings as soon as they happen.

Devin O’Barr is the Content Commentator for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @DevinOBarrRS, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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