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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:28 pm

Can I just go out and buy socks like that somewhere, or do you have to be rich enough to have them made to order? :coolspecs:
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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Postby Anaxagoras » Sat Sep 03, 2016 10:48 am

Even the Muhammed Ali analogy is strained because Ali actually went to jail for his protest. Kaepernick otoh may have to endure some booing and maybe lose some sponsors. He already signed his big money contract before he started to suck.
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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Postby Doctor X » Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:50 pm

Yup.

He wanted all of the notoriety, but none of the responsibility and risk. He knows he is "cut" this season. Now he can pretend it was for "political/OMFGRACIST!!! reasons"--see his current coach. However, he already gets his guaranteed money either way. San Fran fucked up there, but we are talking California after all. . . .

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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Postby Doctor X » Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:30 am

Such courage:

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick will stand during the national anthem next season, sources told ESPN on Thursday.

Kaepernick no longer wants his method of protest to detract from the positive change he believes has been created, sources told ESPN. He also said the amount of national discussion on social inequality -- as well as support from other athletes nationwide, including NFL and NBA players -- affirmed the message he was trying to deliver.

As a means of protest, he began sitting during the national anthem in the 2016 preseason before taking a knee for the final preseason contest and 16 regular-season games.

Kaepernick will opt out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers this week and become a free agent next week, sources told ESPN.

Adam Schefter: ESPN


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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Postby Anaxagoras » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:17 am

If the idea had been to take a knee from the beginning, I don't think it would have been such a big deal.

Sitting seems more disrespectful than kneeling. People kneel to pray for example.



Anyway, now that he no longer has a team or a guaranteed contract, suddenly he doesn't want to do anything controversial anymore. Curious. Because what team wants to take on a guy who is going to be a PR headache for them? Maybe if he's really good on the field, but not if he's borderline.
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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Postby Doctor X » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:27 am

He can play with Tebow for the Mets. . . .

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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:11 am

Where's that world's smallest violin. Nyar, did you look under your couch cushions?

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Re: Colin Kaepernick

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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:01 pm

FWIW, it's the ubiquitous unnamed source.

NFL Source: Kaepernick Turned Down At Least 1 Contract To Play Up The Race Card
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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Postby Anaxagoras » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:34 pm

Your link doesn't seem to work, but OK.

Now, turning down a contract offer isn't necessarily to "play up the race card". It could be that he thinks he can get a better offer if he doesn't jump at the first one offered. Apparently Jay Cutler was offered $10 million for one year. We don't know what kind of offer was made to Kaepernick. I'm pretty sure though that teams will want a "baggage discount". But there are teams out there who really need a quarterback.
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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:40 pm

Just tried it again, seems to work.

Blocked for un-Japanese tendencies perhaps?
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Re: Colin Kaepernick

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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Postby Anaxagoras » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:23 am

Wasn't working on my home Mac this morning. Kept taking me to a login screen. It works now on a different computer with a different browser.

Anyway, it says the offer he turned down was for the league minimum. That may be the best offer he gets, but probably not. He can afford to wait and see.

Kaepernick allegedly doesn’t want to make “backup money” and specifically instructed his representative team not to sign one contract offered at the league’s minimum rate of $900,000 per year for a seventh-year player.


Like I mentioned above, Jay Cutler, who practically had one foot out the door already, got $10 million. Comparing their stats from last season, purely as a statistical comparison, again Kaepernick would appear to be better. But, people don't like that he wouldn't stand for the national anthem. That seems to be the only thing to explain the difference.
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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Postby Doctor X » Wed Aug 09, 2017 2:01 am

They both suck.

Colin also happens to be a self-important ignorant pain in the ass.

Teams will take the chubby lazy flat-affected over that.

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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Postby Doctor X » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:31 am

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Re: Colin Kaepernick

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:19 am

I still want to know where he got those socks with the cute little piggies. :)
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