NFL teams taking a knee on Kaepernick

| March 20, 2017

It was all so blatantly predictable that a blind referee could see it coming. A young, dumb, idealistic professional football player decides to put his politics ahead of his game, and worse, ahead of his team, and then gets manipulated by the cynical leftists who now control sports broadcasting so as to support their own leftist views. Can anyone guess the result? Of course you can because common sense would lead anyone to the conclusion that the manipulated kid is in big trouble.

Colin Kaepernick had his seasons and it is likely this last one will be his American twilight. For some as yet undisclosed reason, this talented young quarterback decided to disrespect his flag, his national anthem and his nation – a nation that had readily taken him in as a young refugee from a war torn area of Africa and given him the opportunity to rise to the summit of professional football as a Super Bowl (losing) quarterback of the San Francisco Forty-Niners.

Then he chose to spit in the face of our nation by defiantly refusing to stand for the national anthem when it was played during the opening ceremonies of the NFL games in which his team played. Whatever he was hoping to achieve, it blew up in his face like a Rachel Maddow exclusive. Kaepernick immediately became the most hated football player in the NFL and very unfortunately for him, at the same time his personal image was going into the toilet, his on field performance was right behind, tanking ungracefully.

Now, unloved and unneeded by the Forty Niners, Kaepernick confidently offered himself up to the NFL as a free agent, meaning that any team can hire him if they are willing to compensate the Forty Niners for his contractual obligations. Guess what? No takers—no NFL team wants the terrible publicity issues that accompany Kaepernick wherever he might land. Were he playing top-flight, NFL quarterback football, some team might take the risk, but that’s clearly not the case. Kaepernick has done a real number on his career and he may as well pack his bags for offshore play somewhere, Europe perhaps, but he’s finished here; no NFL team wants the liability that comes with this young fool.

There should be a lesson here for athletes and movie stars and others whose livings are paid for by ticket purchases and TV remote selections but it would assuredly fall on deaf ears. Like Kaepernick, far too many of these performers feel compelled to belabor the nation with their unsolicited, personal political views, making themselves champions to hard core lefties but alienating the tens of millions who might otherwise have purchased a ticket or clicked on their game or movie.

Seriously, can anyone out there fault the NFL teams for taking a knee on Kaepernick?

Crossposted at American Thinker

Category: Politics

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  1. ChipNASA says:

    Good riddance.

  2. 2banana says:

    Funny how he doesn’t move back to Africa to get away from all that racism…

    Zimbabwe murdered and ethnically cleansed all whites. The place should be a paradise.

  3. IS2 (SW) says:

    As I have no problem with someone wanting to protest something – it’s in our DNA – as long as there’s a just reason, and there’s a fine line between protesting and whining.

    I used to be a Kaep fan, I really liked his style and how he played, then literally overnight he just turned into a leftist, selfish, racist douchecanoe and invented a false narrative to ‘protest’ and cause even more division in America.

    But he’s flying supplies into Somalia, so we can’t talk about him.

    I can’t wait for this tard to go away.

  4. FatCircles0311 says:

    Good to see real racists getting backlash finally. Been a long time coming.

  5. Eden says:

    AFRICA??? Not according to Wikipedia:

    “Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to Heidi (Zabransky) Russo, a 19-year-old white woman who was single and destitute at the time. His birth father, an African American, left the family before he was born. Russo placed her son for adoption with Rick and Teresa Kaepernick, a white couple who had two children—son Kyle and daughter Devon—and were looking for a boy after having lost two other sons to heart defects. Kaepernick became the youngest of their three children. He lived in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, until age four, and attended grade school in Turlock, California.”

    Where did this “Africa” stuff come from?

    Regarding his actions w.r.t. the National Anthem, what a slap in the face, not only to his birth mother, but his adoptive family.

  6. Graybeard says:

    Freedom of speech does not include freedom from the consequences of one’s words or actions.

    What these folks don’t realize is just how forgettable they are. 20 years from now few will remember his name.

  7. Atkron says:

    I thought I remembered reading stories about Kaepernick dating a Muslim BLM activist during last year’s off-season…*

    pick a story, any story.

    • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

      I wonder if she won’t dump Krapernick as soon as she’s milk him for all she thinks she can get?

  8. Ex-PH2 says:

    Colin who?

  9. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Took a huge shit over standing for the American Flag and now he’s unemployed… actions do have consequences! Shouldn’t have listened to your girlfriend and worked harder on that 49er Playbook, maybe he’s still be employed.

  10. Carlton G. Long says:

    Now he can give Billy Preston his haircut back.

    Nothin’ from nothin’ leaves nothin’.

  11. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Crapernick has changed his tune. He says that he will no longer kneel when our national anthem is played. He had a change of heart as soon as he went free agent. I’m sure it is merely a coincidence and not at all aimed at making himself more marketable. That aside, I give the NFL no credit whatsoever in rendering Crapernick teamless, at the moment. The NFL could have made it a rule that players stand respectfully for the national anthem. Individual owners could have mandated it for their teams. No one did squat. If Crapernick were at the top of his game, I have no doubt there would be a bidding war for his ass. Look at the pieces of shit the NFL retains now. Look at the pieces of shit they take from colleges, some with sexual assaults, others with drugs and so forth. But be accused of deflating a football and, boy oh boy, the NFL commissioner will have your ass!

    • UpNorth says:

      At least one owner did make it a rule that his players would stand for the Anthem. That would be Jerry Jones, of the Cowboys. There may have been others, but I’m not aware of them.

    • The Old Maj says:

      He said he would kneel until he saw some positive change. I assume he is happy with the new President and felt it no longer necessary.

  12. The Other Whitey says:

    I don’t believe in karma, but comeuppance can be an ice-cold bitch. Kaepernick will be forgotten inside a year. Fuck him.

  13. Sapper3307 says:

    Tacking the knee more often than a Pre-Ranger students in crawl phase. Bye bye.

  14. SFC D says:

    And another douchebag feels the icy grip of karma on his testicles. She’s a cold bitch and she always wins, Colin. Sure sucks to be you.

  15. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    It’s fucking entertainment, they are the well paid circus performers we pay good money to dance as we want them to. Every good circus owner knows if the circus doesn’t have patrons there’s no future in the circus business.

    The NFL is nothing if not an entertainment and merchandising company, if anyone still thinks it’s about the competition and not about the product they are sadly mistaken.

    He was struggling as a player and his notoriety arising from being a meat head did little to help his gameplay. At the end of the day it’s about the game play, entertain us fool or begone. As it should be with all entertainers.

  16. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Krapernick decided to be all PC and disrespect the hell out of the same flag that is draped over our coffins when our times like a shittyassed hippie and NOW he suddenly discovers Patriotism? FA’ KHEEM, Krapernick has copiously shit in his bed and I’m enjoying watching him have to lay in it,HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…

  17. Dinotanker says:

    Hmmm I completely agree with VOV and you all. Football is BUSINESS. It is ultimately about making a bunch of bucks. With that said, I still watch the Apple Cup, Cat-Griz, and Army-Navy games. My much better half is not only a Desert Storm veteran, but is also a HUGE Seahawks fan.

    At Casa Dinotanker we stand when the national anthem is played, in our own living room. The boys do this as well.

    I cannot express the disgust I feel when I saw this dolt take a knee; right there, while many of the people holding the flag on all those fields wear the uniforms of our armed forces, or have loved ones serving or have lost loved ones. Of all the unmitigated hubris.

    We all have served, gone to war (or, as in my case, not), but we believe in our country. Those who have worn the uniform, preserve the right to protest, for those who protest. I guess expecting some respect is a bit too much eh?

    Glad that he is getting hoist on his own petard. What a grandstanding creep.

    Apologies for going a bit off the scale.

  18. jonp says:

    I find it odd that the MSM is tieing itself into knots to avoid telling everyone that dipshit suddenly discovered how much America sucks at the same time he started dating a Muslim chick and converting to Islam.

    See, actions do sometimes have consequences especially when it involves a giant customer base and millions of dollars.

  19. AW1Ed says:

    Shit my Chief said long ago,”AWANEd, don’t let your alligator mouth overload your hummingbird ass.”

    Words of wisdom. It’s sad that Colin never had, naaaa, fook him and the horse he rode in on. Karma is a bitch, self inflicted wounds hurt, and stupidity should be painful. I bet his Muzzy girlfriend fired him, too.

  20. USAFRetired says:

    I wonder if this dipshit and Johnny Manzel have the same agent?

  21. Just An Old Dog says:

    Klapperdick was starting to struggle just before he pulled his bullshit.
    He was one of those NFL quarterbacks who relied on his athleticism to get by. Once he had a few years in the league, became predictable and lost a step the writing was on the wall.
    Even without the flag flap he would have been cut for not producing. His idiocy cost him a chance at being a back up somewhere else

  22. C2Show says:

    I honestly do not think or believe it has anything to do with politics. He is NOT a good QB to begin with.

    1) He can only play in shotgun formation.
    2) He has horrible accuracy.
    3) goes back to #1, he can only play in certain formmations.
    4) QB market like the RB market (rest of FA market for that matter) sucks.