Saturday, August 27, 2016

Colin Kaepernick Controversy Creates Media Storm Nationally; Just Wait Until Monday

Image result for Colin Kaepernick By now, mostly everyone on the national domain knows all about the Colin Kaepernick brouhaha --or whatever you want to call it.

It's certainly created quite a storm on the Internet; it's not just a Bay Area story-- its subject matter will probably continue to percolate even further come Monday.

The radio talk-show hosts will have something gargantuan to chew on --suddenly August is no longer irrelevant.

70 comments:

  1. James H Sharky Hankel Sr, Mayor, Minden, NEAugust 27, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    I saw more hysteria when Walter Cronkite relieved himself during a commercial break; no big deal.

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    1. James @3:45...Read my 4:05 post, it's for you.

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  2. Seems to me a pretty clear call for a trade or release. I read that he's posted similar sentiments on his facebook page, but I'm thinking this latest act is just another nudge to management that the relationship is over; he wants his money and he wants to walk away...

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  3. No big deal, let me guess. You never served in the Armed Forces of the United States. No big deal, let me guess. You never went to war for this great Country and watched your friends die. I bet there is not one veteran in the entire 49er organization...the 49ers support what he did, pathetic!

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    1. Didn't all those heroes die for OUR rights to protest if we choose to do so? We don't live in a totalitarian state where we are forced to salute the flag or a strong man.

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  4. right on Kap, we support you forever.ignorant people are a dime a dozen. they will soon see what's really up.

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  5. The 49ers are on the hook for his salary this year. His remark about his relationship with Baalke although justifiable was somewhat telling. His performance on Saturday was such that had Ponder not thrown an interception Colin would have been the worst QB on the field. He is turning into an expensive distraction and the Niners win 5-7 games tops with or without him. Fresh air for both parties is in order.

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  6. I think he should take his little beats headphones and go find a country somewhere that better reflects his values. Perhaps he could find a country with a black president.The last time this fellow was big news had to do with a group sex incident with an unwilling woman. Now this noble lad creates big news with his hatred of America.In the actual field of play, he's got quite an arm, but not a quick brain or a calm, centered manner to make it be worth anything. If he thought the boos were annoying before, he's about to experience some ear shattering moments, and not from his headsets,if and when he gets off the bench.

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  7. Before he leaves CA he should go down South and have lunch with Jane Fonda.

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    1. ...or go down South ON Jane Fonda...

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  8. Who cares. I'm sick of all the jingoism and militarism in the sports arena. Between military flyovers or "God Bless America" (which is total bullshit) at baseball games, this false sense of patriotism is dumb. Trump voter dumb. Actually, speaking of the rotten vat of cheese whiz, that guy bashes America on a daily basis. Where's the right's outrage on that?

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    1. 5:12 PM. I agree with you 100%!

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    2. It makes no difference what you think or say unless you put your name to it. Why? Because no one cares what Anonymous has to say.

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    3. Agreed, Dennis. 5:12 is just another uninformed Democrat.

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  9. Dear Anonymous, I served for 32 years, specifically so that individuals like Colin K. would be able to express themselves freely. I'm anything but offended. In fact, his actions make my time serving my country, and the lives of my friends worthwhile. We were fighting for freedom...right? So IMHO, Kap is honoring my service by standing up and speaking out for his beliefs, and in this case I stand alongside of him.

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  10. They need to trade that traitor Kraepernick to Cuba, for a box of cigars. Also, trade that My Pillow asshole and his grating mouthpiece Kate T to Canada, for a hockey puck and a moose to be named later.

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    1. Take off, eh? We don't need him up here...we just buried Rob Ford, we don't wanna replace him...

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  11. If you ask me,it was more a protest that he isn't the starting OB.
    If he was the starter?..He stands proud.

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    1. Kaep is a subpar QB. Fran Tarkenton said on KNBR last year that he doubted if Kaep would ever cut it. Tark said that if Kaep's primary receiver was covered, his eyes immediately went to the ground for an escape route.
      Very little chance of picking up a secondary receiver if you're looking at the ground. I think Kaep realizes
      this and has become controversial in word and action to
      distract fans and media from the real problem -- that he cannot play consistently at this level. Good point Stan.

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    2. Precisely Stan.
      Kapernick is everything possible to mask his inept play.

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  12. Job wanted: talent limited, petulant, one-read quarterback. Will fill in for any qb tearing an ACL by 4th week. Willing to take 3rd string, s̶a̶l̶a̶r̶y̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶n̶e̶g̶o̶t̶i̶a̶t̶e̶d̶ mostly taken care of.

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  13. This is just a sad way to get cut so he can get Paid and not play becuse he knows he is done in the NFL

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  14. To me- this is about a young man trying to fit in. That guy trying to prove he's cool and he's "with it". As many problems as this country has, this is still our country. I'd rather be here than many places on this planet. It's a blessing that many are trying to cross oceans, rivers, straits, and deserts to get to. Unless you're a JW or something or have some other religious reason that forbades you (this is 'Murica, we offer religious freedom in case someone wanted to pooh pooh that), you stand for the Star Spangled Banner. Even during my "rebellious years" as a young black man, I still stood and removed my hat if nothing else than to pay homage to those, including MY folks who fought and gave for this country. Ironically, the folks he's trying to impress, his teammates maybe... many are from the south where black folk have MUCH respect for service to country. Maybe not for the BS she spews at times, but you can bet many of his teammates have family overseas who are rooting them own. You want to protest the ills of this country brotha, there's other, more meaningful ways

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  15. ...and on the other hand, those calling hin n****R and other vitriol, well you wonder why we are pissed...

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  16. Idiots have rights too...
    For now.

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  17. Wait until Monday. Watch what happens Thursday when he goes to San Diego, a Military town. San Diego is the exact opposite of the most anti-military town in America, San Francisco.

    On my last day of active duty, 1967, my Commanding Officer knowing that I lived in San Francisco told me not to wear my uniform, dress blues (Navy) back home to San Francisco. I was very proud of that uniform, still am!!

    That's why Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, Alameda Naval Air Station, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Oakland Army base and other Military units were removed from the Bay area, and along with those base closures, thousands and thousands of really good jobs went away, never to return! Working for the Federal Government, one of the best jobs you could ever have, they are all gone.

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    1. "Working for the Federal Government, one of the best jobs you could ever have..."

      Sounds like an endorsement for the Democratic Party.

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    2. In America student debt is now higher than credit card debt, according to Money magazine. They are paying small fortunes to get educated so they can get a job. One small problem. They can't find a job and are strapped with student loans in the ten of thousands of dollars. Those who are 18 to 35, 45% are still living at home!!

      All of those bases had "great" apprentice programs. They "PAID YOU" a liveable wage while you were in training. Upon graduation, you had a good job, one that you could raise a family with, buy a home and realize the American dream. Generation after generation had a good life working at those bases and now it is all gone!

      Oppressed minorities, those bases hired a tremendous amount of minorities and gave them good jobs, it is all gone!

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  18. stop singing the anthem before sports events, problem solved.

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    1. You are wrong, and you are a ONE WORLDER on top of it!!
      Afraid of your own national anthem. SAD!
      Me, I like borders, and I like them protected at all times.

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  19. He's a fucking moron. Plain and simple. Go live in another country and then he'll appreciate this country.

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    1. Roger that!! Wait till he gets to San Diego on Thursday night. I bet the "coward" won't go to San Diego.

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  20. It's his right. I don't like the guy, but all these people who go around acting like we have to worship the flag need to wake the fuck up.

    Our country is built on the right to dissent, the right to disagree, and right to voice that disagreement.

    For everyone blasting this guy, you are ironically the least American of us all and you're better suited to live in China or some other totalitarian country.

    You obviously have no clue what this country is about, because if you did, this would be a non-story.

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    1. "Right' or not, this will be the nail in his coffin. you can protest certain things, but disrespecting the flag is off limits to most Americans.

      Like Rich says, wait til Monday. CK has suited up for the NFL for the last time.

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    2. No one questions his "right" to self-destruct. No one "worships" the flag.

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  21. Expect Gary Radnich to apologize for Kaepernick's boorish behavior.
    I can already hear his birdbrain rationale "he is just a young man" said in a very patronizing manner.
    Humm Radnich how many other excuses can you come up with?

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  22. If he wants to lose endorsement money, it's his prerogative, but he more or less is showing himself to not be a team player. Why can't he express this in other ways? There are plenty of opportunities when he's not with the team that he can express himself and many quite public, considering his notoriety. He's only hurting himself by doing this at time when the entire team should be acting with some kind of unity in order to win a football game.

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    1. Actually, I think he's hurting both himself and his team and for the reason you mention, that they need to act as one cohesive unit right before a game.

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  23. In the macro view, playing the Anthem at every sports event diminishes and trivializes the song. It should be played only at times appropriate to its significance.

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    1. I agree with that. The writer of the anthem owned slaves and the founders didn't consider people of color equal to Caucasians. It's actually only been recently in our past that we've taken the legislative steps to do that. Heck, I was six when the civil rights act was actually signed. There are lots of people who didn't receive the same good fortune as seeing America as I do, being white.

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  24. I gave up on the priorities and smarts of football fans when so many welcomed Michael Vick back into the fold, a man who tortured and killed dogs. But as long as he can launch a ball let's hear it for him. This guy, nonetheless, better invest in some damn good ear plugs.

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  25. If only Colin would play as well as he's been RTing on Twitter.
    I love when millionaires decide to get righteous!

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    1. Sort of like Donald J Drumpf?

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  26. Maybe Kap has become a Jehova's Witness?

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  27. What offended me the most was his Tweet saying the American flag is no different than the Confederate flag...wow, really Kap, how about you do some research on the Civil War and you will learn about the hundreds of thousands of Union soldiers who lost life and limb while fighting against the evils of slavery...

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    1. Their cause may have been wrong, but hundreds of thousands of Confederate soldiers lost life and limb fighting for a cause they believed in.

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    2. @ 1:32, yes, I get that, my point was about his comment that the flags are the same, do you really not understand the difference between what the 2 sides were fighting for? Jeez.

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  28. Kaepernick is a citizen of a country founded on the right to dissent. If you don't like it then YOU leave. Nobody GAVE him anything. He didn't lose the right to dissent because he has a fat contract. Stop demanding that Black people be grateful and keep their mouths shut when they see or experience inequality. We're not going anywhere we're not shutting up. You don't like it YOU leave.

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  29. Last week on KNBR, a respected NFL analyst said that Colin lacks the IQ to succeed in the NFL. He also lacks the IQ in everyday life. He acts and looks like an idiot. Why do some fans still continue to root for this knucklehead ?

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    1. Colin Kaepernick, the biggest jackass known to mankind.

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    2. He's just "telling it like it is". Don't hate...

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  30. It's called, doing an OJ. Simpson had everything the World had to offer right at his finger tips and he threw it all away. That's exactly what Colin just did, he threw it all away! Now he can join a gang, that's where he belongs.

    I'm wondering how much money he has given organizations that help all the oppressed people in America?

    Oppressed people in the land of opportunity, I don't think so. It's out there, you just have to figure out a way to go get it. I have worked with many successful people of all the different races in America that went out and got it! They are not oppressed at all.

    Read the book, The Aquariums of Pyongyang if you want to understand how oppressed people live, I dare you! Order it from Amazon.

    Colin, ABC, just "Another Black Crybaby."

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  31. Agree with his right to sit. But if you truly want to make a statement, stop taking THE MAN's money. Turn your back on THAT. Is the NFL not symbolic of the society's evils which you rail against? If you keep taking the handouts, you're a hypocrite. Also, I wonder whether you'd be so principled were you the starting quarterback rather than a bench "sitter."

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    1. Are you a moron? Playing in the nfl is not a handout you duffus.

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  32. Not a sports fan, so don't know much about this guy, although I have heard his name, and knew he was a football player. I do believe that anyone has the right to stand or not stand when the national anthem is being played, or for the flag. Of course there might be some unpleasant fall out, that will have to be dealt with, that is just reality, but to question his right to not stand is a no brainer, he has the right, period. John Rothmann talked about it yesterday, as he was sitting in for Pat Thurston, I didn't hear all of it as I had to stop at the grocery store on my way home from work. As always John was a delight, knew how to frame the argument and get the callers, of which there were plenty, to engage. I heard all of John's first 2 hours and they were riveting, whoever says he is boring and a one trick pony, is so off base. He got into several heated discussions with caller whom disagreed (ala Gene Burns), but unlike many hosts who hangs up on callers when they disagree, John keeps them on and the argument goes back and forth, at the end of the call John always tells the caller, delighted with your call. What a class act. Hope to hear more of John, he is on again today for Pat, unfortunately I'm working, so I won't hear much of him.

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  33. Will this cause him to lose all of his endorsement deals ? But, does he has any endorsement deals to lose ? Beats will tell him to beat it. Hopefully, the inept Niners management team will do, likewise.

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  34. An incompetent quarterback trying hard to be controversial and profound. Instead he fall flat on his face.

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  35. Excellent point 10:55am.
    Kaepernick is the biggest phony ever to don an NFL jersey.
    He has no principles. He is a washed up QB desperate for attention.

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    1. "Kaepernick is the biggest phony ever to don an NFL jersey."

      I think we all know THAT's not the case...

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  36. He's showing poor judgment. It's not the first time.

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  37. Perhaps, since Kaepernick hates this country so much, he should refuse payment of his salary in US Dollars and instead move to a third world garbage dump called Zimbabwe and be paid in goats and sheep as well as live on a mud hut.

    Put your words into action.

    Won't happen, his IQ has been proven to be -100.

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    1. His IQ is still 10 times higher than Donald J. Trump supporters.

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  38. Kap is demonstrating that every American is guaranteed the Constitutional right to be stupid.

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  39. What will happen during this season is that a Niners offensive lineman/blocker who doesn't agree with Kap, will not protect him and will allow the opposing team to nail his butt. Why ? Because Kap's behavior is so offensive to America.

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  40. The media is making a big deal out of this just to get news and go against the quarterback. When we were in school, sick and tired of everyday standing up saluting the flag over and over, even the announcer got it wrong at times, but never ever got punish. Media is just too bias against the quarterback.

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  41. Kaepernick should address the genocide in the black community which takes thousands of lives annually,as well as the epidemic of black fathers being nowhere in sight to raise their sons. It is painful to look inwards, but that is the heart of the festering problem.

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  42. This was all they were talking about on ESPN 2 this morning. That and Tony Romo out. On KNBR, Murphy asked Chip Kelly if it was a distraction, not getting the irony, that he too was now adding to the distraction by asking if it was a distraction.

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  43. To the dork at 11:45PM, 11,900,000 this year with a two million dollar roster bonus. He sits on the bench -- whether the national anthem is playing or not. In my book, that's a handout. Look up the definition. Something for nothing.

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