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(Yahoo)   The NFL "erased [Colin Kaepernick] as a football player and then they brought him back like this to serve their own public relations purposes"   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line
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3 days ago  
The NFL is trash.
 
3 days ago  
How dare he acknowledge that police brutality against black people is a major problem in America.
 
3 days ago  

King Something: How dare he acknowledge that police brutality against black people is a major problem in America.


He protested in a way that rich white people didn't approve of.

/which is to say he protested
 
3 days ago  
So if what Kap did was something to be admired, it should be no problem to hire him back or admit they farked him over for doing something admirable. But no. Using a picture of him kneeling is cheap. Doing something about it is "hard"... much like my wife admitting I was right is "hard".
 
3 days ago  
Bi-racial child who enjoyed white privilege growing up.  His only problem was in marketing/PR.  He listened to his dumbass girlfriend .
 
3 days ago  
Reid's and Kaepernick's recent criticism of the NFL has been fairly simple: They believe a sweeping change in public and sponsor sentiment on the issue of social justice and protest has forced the NFL to surrender its previously held position against player protests. And in turn, they believe surrendering that position has also forced the NFL to find a way to embrace Kaepernick without remedying the fact that his career was extinguished after the 2016 season.

What they didn't expect to happen was for the league and its rights-holders to begin producing content that appear to embrace Kaepernick's kneeling at a time when he still doesn't have a job. It's a little like firing an employee for his actions, then later producing promotional materials celebrating those same actions while that employee still remains fired for those actions.


That's exactly it.

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johnny_vegas: Bi-racial child who enjoyed white privilege growing up.  His only problem was in marketing/PR.  He listened to his dumbass girlfriend .


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3 days ago  

Bith Set Me Up: Reid's and Kaepernick's recent criticism of the NFL has been fairly simple: They believe a sweeping change in public and sponsor sentiment on the issue of social justice and protest has forced the NFL to surrender its previously held position against player protests. And in turn, they believe surrendering that position has also forced the NFL to find a way to embrace Kaepernick without remedying the fact that his career was extinguished after the 2016 season.

What they didn't expect to happen was for the league and its rights-holders to begin producing content that appear to embrace Kaepernick's kneeling at a time when he still doesn't have a job. It's a little like firing an employee for his actions, then later producing promotional materials celebrating those same actions while that employee still remains fired for those actions.

That's exactly it.

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johnny_vegas: Bi-racial child who enjoyed white privilege growing up.  His only problem was in marketing/PR.  He listened to his dumbass girlfriend .

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I didn't thing it was THAT obvious
 
3 days ago  

Gubbo: King Something: How dare he acknowledge that police brutality against black people is a major problem in America.

He protested in a way that rich white people didn't approve of.

/which is to say he protested


The power imbalance that creates the brutality in the first place, is the same thing that allows them to keep Kaepernick out.

It's a really hard concept to grasp though when it comes to professional athletes, as it's such a unique position.  On one hand you are in a privileged position, the other side is the business side to it all.

Let's take Allen Iverson here.  This sounds strange but lets talk about burden and why he was 'The Answer'.  So Allen was the #1 pick of the 1996 draft, going to the 76ers.  So there's AI at 20, the face of the franchise, going out there the smallest guy on the court blah blah.  Basically you don't get to grow up that way, you don't get to live. At least not the same way.

You got vets who depend on you playing 40 minutes at night.  And your locked in, you can't change your situation.  Not in the sense of living the dream basketball situation, but that IS alot of burden to put on a 20 year old prepared able or not.

And it's an insane amount of pressure, now you add in being physically smaller, add in some bad luck with injuries in their 2001 run.  It's easy to look back and be like man why would he take 30 shots a game, you watch the footage, and it's like man he should take 10 shots more a game.

So your out there every night getting elbowed, getting harassed, everyone trying to take you down cause you the man, and so you have to kick it up a notch.  At that point, you can see where you say fark it, what you gonna do, bench me?

Out comes the corn rows, the baggy pants, the swagger, the tattoos, the attitude.  His friend dies, the media asks him why he missed practice.

And so when you look at the context of it all, not like oh AI was the most suffering person in the world, but you can understand why someone almost seems to be angry back at the world.

The difference is someone like Kawhi Leonard, who gets doubted his entire life, gets drafted by the Spurs at #15, and develops slowly and gradually.  So say if AI gets drafted by an organization like that, where AI doesn't have to be the man from day one, does he develop differently as a person?
I really don't see people coming from that kind of poverty often in the NHL, but it's pretty sad when basketball is seen as a legitimate way to escape the hood.  Steve Francis was watching AI in 96, just slinging drugs thinking to himself "why can't I do that?"And what powers this all?  The NBA CBA the owners and players union agree to.  The CBA basically means crappy teams get good talent so that basically black players can get more money overall.  And it's been a long fight for the players to get paid what they do now.  So while it might lock AI into a bad position, it gives the 12th man a damn good salary.So Lebron then gets put in the position (he did put himself in) of destroying all that and basically setting back the work of mostly black basketball players decades.  So, since he's a smart person, he realized it's better for him to take the heat, continue the season, not destroy the CBA, and not set everyone back.Lebron could afford to forgo making any more money the rest of his life.  The 12-15th guy on the bench of his team?  Well while he's known for giving players he acquires and likes hefty contracts they don't deserve, those guys probably get 1-2 years at most and that's it.And it may not be a full year at minimum, it may come out to 80k total because you only played so many games and were on the team this long, since the luxury tax means your 80k wages cost them 240k.why the fark did i type this all.
 
3 days ago  

Gubbo: King Something: How dare he acknowledge that police brutality against black people is a major problem in America.

He protested in a way that rich white people didn't approve of.

/which is to say he protested


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3 days ago  
It's tough to watch the NFL try to do the right thing and then see them chastized for it.  They get a better reaction and more money (from terrible people) by doing the opposite.
There was progress.  Just say there's room for improvement.
 
2 days ago  
Just give him the Redskins and be done with it.
 
2 days ago  
The anti-racism "messages" are becoming canned, segmented spots with disproportionate attention drawn to them, they are neither organic nor sincere. They've been cheapened and commoditized, and soon they will fade away as they always have.
 
2 days ago  
After he played like crap and ruined my fantasy team years ago, I couldn't have been happier when he was cut. Cost me 2k. He probably laughs himself to sleep every night thinking about the fantasy losses he caused.
 
2 days ago  

OldJames: After he played like crap and ruined my fantasy team years ago, I couldn't have been happier when he was cut. Cost me 2k. He probably laughs himself to sleep every night thinking about the fantasy losses he caused.


Just......yeah. That's what is important here.

Nate Peterman by the way, still in the league.
 
2 days ago  

Gubbo: OldJames: After he played like crap and ruined my fantasy team years ago, I couldn't have been happier when he was cut. Cost me 2k. He probably laughs himself to sleep every night thinking about the fantasy losses he caused.

Just......yeah. That's what is important here.

Nate Peterman by the way, still in the league.


That's a good point - I wouldn't mind if the Cowboys took a flyer on Kaep for $1M a year.
 
2 days ago  

Slow To Return: Gubbo: OldJames: After he played like crap and ruined my fantasy team years ago, I couldn't have been happier when he was cut. Cost me 2k. He probably laughs himself to sleep every night thinking about the fantasy losses he caused.

Just......yeah. That's what is important here.

Nate Peterman by the way, still in the league.

That's a good point - I wouldn't mind if the Cowboys took a flyer on Kaep for $1M a year.


He's the perfect example.

A qb who just kept throwing interceptions in his brief starting stint, completely isn't good enough to play qb for anything more than 10 plays in a row, but somehow managed to stay on rosters.

But Kaep. Had some games that were probably slightly below the average starting qb, and gets banished.
 
2 days ago  

Gubbo: Slow To Return: Gubbo: OldJames: After he played like crap and ruined my fantasy team years ago, I couldn't have been happier when he was cut. Cost me 2k. He probably laughs himself to sleep every night thinking about the fantasy losses he caused.

Just......yeah. That's what is important here.

Nate Peterman by the way, still in the league.

That's a good point - I wouldn't mind if the Cowboys took a flyer on Kaep for $1M a year.

He's the perfect example.

A qb who just kept throwing interceptions in his brief starting stint, completely isn't good enough to play qb for anything more than 10 plays in a row, but somehow managed to stay on rosters.

But Kaep. Had some games that were probably slightly below the average starting qb, and gets banished.


Let's talk about Colin Kaepernick | Chart Party
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2 days ago  
If I recall correctly, last year, the NFL gave Kaepernick an opportunity to get back into the NFL by arranging for him to have a work-out session that was to be viewed by scouts and officials from NFL teams.

Shortly before the work-out session was to begin, Kaepernick announced that he was going to work out in a different location of his choosing so that he could have complete control of everything pertaining to the work-out.

His decision resulted in some scouts and team officials not seeing his work-out.
Yet, before he messed things up for himself, his employer Nike was able to film a commercial
that mentioned the NFL-arranged work-out that was supposed to happen.

In short, Kaepernick managed to give his employer Nike a benefit while giving the NFL a headache.

So, I weep not about Kaepernick being currently outside the NFL.
 
2 days ago  

Dodo David: If I recall correctly, last year, the NFL gave Kaepernick an opportunity to get back into the NFL by arranging for him to have a work-out session that was to be viewed by scouts and officials from NFL teams.

Shortly before the work-out session was to begin, Kaepernick announced that he was going to work out in a different location of his choosing so that he could have complete control of everything pertaining to the work-out.

His decision resulted in some scouts and team officials not seeing his work-out.
Yet, before he messed things up for himself, his employer Nike was able to film a commercial
that mentioned the NFL-arranged work-out that was supposed to happen.

In short, Kaepernick managed to give his employer Nike a benefit while giving the NFL a headache.

So, I weep not about Kaepernick being currently outside the NFL.


Wrong, sir. Wrong.

The NFL tried to get Colin Kaepernick to sign away his rights - Max Kellerman | First Take
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2 days ago  
Gubbo: A qb who just kept throwing interceptions in his brief starting stint, completely isn't good enough to play qb for anything more than 10 plays in a row, but somehow managed to stay on rosters.

The fact that a bad QB is on a roster is not justification to put another bad QB on a roster.  

But Kaep. Had some games that were probably slightly below the average starting qb, and gets banished.

Kaep wasn't "slightly below the average starting QB," he was benched in favor of BLAINE GABBERT.
 
2 days ago  

Lance Russell's Nose: Gubbo: A qb who just kept throwing interceptions in his brief starting stint, completely isn't good enough to play qb for anything more than 10 plays in a row, but somehow managed to stay on rosters.

The fact that a bad QB is on a roster is not justification to put another bad QB on a roster.

But Kaep. Had some games that were probably slightly below the average starting qb, and gets banished.

Kaep wasn't "slightly below the average starting QB," he was benched in favor of BLAINE GABBERT.


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2 days ago  

Dodo David: If I recall correctly, last year, the NFL gave Kaepernick an opportunity to get back into the NFL by arranging for him to have a work-out session that was to be viewed by scouts and officials from NFL teams.

Shortly before the work-out session was to begin, Kaepernick announced that he was going to work out in a different location of his choosing so that he could have complete control of everything pertaining to the work-out.

His decision resulted in some scouts and team officials not seeing his work-out.
Yet, before he messed things up for himself, his employer Nike was able to film a commercial
that mentioned the NFL-arranged work-out that was supposed to happen.

In short, Kaepernick managed to give his employer Nike a benefit while giving the NFL a headache.

So, I weep not about Kaepernick being currently outside the NFL.


Kaep knows the moment he signs with a team, he's done.  His value is in being the aggrieved player who was banished from the game for taking a stand.

If he takes the field and doesn't produce, he's just some guy who didn't cut it.  No value in that.  He's not stupid.
 
2 days ago  

Bith Set Me Up: Lance Russell's Nose: Gubbo: A qb who just kept throwing interceptions in his brief starting stint, completely isn't good enough to play qb for anything more than 10 plays in a row, but somehow managed to stay on rosters.

The fact that a bad QB is on a roster is not justification to put another bad QB on a roster.

But Kaep. Had some games that were probably slightly below the average starting qb, and gets banished.

Kaep wasn't "slightly below the average starting QB," he was benched in favor of BLAINE GABBERT.

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The fact that worse decisions have been made is no excuse to make a bad one.
 
2 days ago  

Lance Russell's Nose: Dodo David: If I recall correctly, last year, the NFL gave Kaepernick an opportunity to get back into the NFL by arranging for him to have a work-out session that was to be viewed by scouts and officials from NFL teams.

Shortly before the work-out session was to begin, Kaepernick announced that he was going to work out in a different location of his choosing so that he could have complete control of everything pertaining to the work-out.

His decision resulted in some scouts and team officials not seeing his work-out.
Yet, before he messed things up for himself, his employer Nike was able to film a commercial
that mentioned the NFL-arranged work-out that was supposed to happen.

In short, Kaepernick managed to give his employer Nike a benefit while giving the NFL a headache.

So, I weep not about Kaepernick being currently outside the NFL.

Kaep knows the moment he signs with a team, he's done.  His value is in being the aggrieved player who was banished from the game for taking a stand.

If he takes the field and doesn't produce, he's just some guy who didn't cut it.  No value in that.  He's not stupid.


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"hE IsN't gOoD EnOuGh, hE DoEsN't aCtUaLlY WaNt tO pLaY..."

You aren't afraid Kaep would fail in a comeback, you're afraid he'd succeed because you'd have to admit you were wrong.

That's what this is really about. The NFL got suckered by a man that called fallen soldiers "losers" and "suckers" and they're doubling down on their stubbornness and stupidity instead of admitting that they were wrong.
 
2 days ago  

Bith Set Me Up: Lance Russell's Nose: Dodo David: If I recall correctly, last year, the NFL gave Kaepernick an opportunity to get back into the NFL by arranging for him to have a work-out session that was to be viewed by scouts and officials from NFL teams.

Shortly before the work-out session was to begin, Kaepernick announced that he was going to work out in a different location of his choosing so that he could have complete control of everything pertaining to the work-out.

His decision resulted in some scouts and team officials not seeing his work-out.
Yet, before he messed things up for himself, his employer Nike was able to film a commercial
that mentioned the NFL-arranged work-out that was supposed to happen.

In short, Kaepernick managed to give his employer Nike a benefit while giving the NFL a headache.

So, I weep not about Kaepernick being currently outside the NFL.

Kaep knows the moment he signs with a team, he's done.  His value is in being the aggrieved player who was banished from the game for taking a stand.

If he takes the field and doesn't produce, he's just some guy who didn't cut it.  No value in that.  He's not stupid.

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"hE IsN't gOoD EnOuGh, hE DoEsN't aCtUaLlY WaNt tO pLaY..."

You aren't afraid Kaep would fail in a comeback, you're afraid he'd succeed because you'd have to admit you were wrong.


I'm afraid that a guy who went 11-24 during his last three seasons was going to succeed in a comeback attempt?   The guy had one and one-half good seasons and it went downhill from there.  I'm a Titans fan and would LOVE it if he played for the Jags, Texans, or Colts.

That's what this is really about. The NFL got suckered by a man that called fallen soldiers "losers" and "suckers" and they're doubling down on their stubbornness and stupidity instead of admitting that they were wrong.

LOL, great logic.
 
2 days ago  

Slow To Return: Gubbo: OldJames: After he played like crap and ruined my fantasy team years ago, I couldn't have been happier when he was cut. Cost me 2k. He probably laughs himself to sleep every night thinking about the fantasy losses he caused.

Just......yeah. That's what is important here.

Nate Peterman by the way, still in the league.

That's a good point - I wouldn't mind if the Cowboys took a flyer on Kaep for $1M a year.


If Colin Kaepernick was ever at any point after asking for his release going to accept a 1 million dollar contract for anything anywhere we would not be having these discussions right now.

Cam Newton doesn't realize it but he quietly destroyed roughly 50% of Kap's credibility with the contract he signed this year.
 
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