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  • Eric Reid says he won’t protest during the national anthem if an NFL team signs him

    03/25/2018 7:35:20 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2018 | Matt Bonesteel
    We’re well into the NFL’s free agency period and veteran safety Eric Reid still hasn’t signed with a team, even though he’s proven to be a reliable contributor over five seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. Last week, Reid said his current unemployment stems from the fact that he has continued to protest social issues during the playing of the national anthem, even with former 49ers teammate Colin Kaepernick out of the league in 2017. On Thursday, however, Reid announced that he won’t be taking a knee during the national anthem upon his return to the field, instead promising to...
  • San Francisco 49ers LB Reuben Foster (a kneeler) cooperating following second arrest

    02/13/2018 8:35:50 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | 02-13-2018
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster is cooperating with authorities following his second arrest in a month. Foster has had multiple conversations with team management in person and via phone since his arrest Sunday morning on charges related to domestic violence and possession of an assault rifle, NBC Sports California reported Tuesday.
  • Stand-up team: No Philadelphia Eagles players knelt for national anthem in 2017

    02/04/2018 11:47:22 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 58 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, February 1, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    If you’re planning to watch the Super Bowl but you can’t stand the NFL take-a-knee protests, you may want to root for the Philadelphia Eagles. Not a single Eagles player sat or knelt during the national anthem, one of just seven teams with perfect non-kneeling records, in a season that saw 684 such incidents, according to a study released Thursday by Sports Pundit. The other Super Bowl LII team, the New England Patriots, landed in the middle of the pack with 17 incidents of anthem sitting or kneeling, wedged between the Buffalo Bills with 16 and the Cleveland Browns with...
  • NFL take-a-knee protests boil down to two liberal cities

    11/10/2017 2:35:34 PM PST · by Mafe · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 9, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    The NFL has taken a beating over players kneeling during the national anthem, but a closer examination shows that the protests are less a story of the league as a whole and more a tale of two liberal cities: San Francisco and Seattle. On any given Sunday, the vast majority of those refusing to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner” play for the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, teams nestled in famously left-wing locales and led by owners who sought to keep Donald Trump out of the White House. That doesn’t include blips like Sept. 25, which saw nearly 200...
  • 49ers Donate $500K To Gun Control Push

    10/30/2017 11:09:14 AM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/26/2017 | Nick Givas
    The San Francisco 49ers weighed in on the national firearms debate Thursday, announcing their $500,000 donation to push for more gun control and a ban on bump stocks. The team is partnering with local and national law enforcement in an effort to create a “safer America,” by banning silencers and and armor piercing rounds, according to ESPN writer Nick Wagoner.
  • 49ers to partner with law enforcement unions in community building, advocacy

    10/27/2017 4:09:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    ninersnation ^ | 10-26-17 | David Fucillo
    The San Francisco 49ers are holding a press conference Thursday morning in which they will join with major police unions to sign a “Pledge for a More Understanding and Safer America.” The event takes place at 11:45 a.m., and the 49ers are contributing $500,000 to the campaign. The pledge is combining more work in improving police and community relationships and legislative advocacy for things lock a bump stock ban, as well as bans on armor-piercing bullets and gun silencers. There had been talk about a bump stock ban following yet another mass shooting, this time in Las Vegas. However, as...
  • The San Francisco 49ers Want To Know If Fans Actually Care About Winning

    10/26/2017 11:43:20 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/26/2017 | David Hookstead
    The winless San Francisco 49ers asked fans if they actually care that much about winning. A survey sent to fans was tweeted out by Twitter user “BozTank,” who wrote, “I’m a lifelong @49ers fan and that doesn’t change when they are 0-7, but this survey they just sent me hurts. ‘So, if we lose, do you care?'” " I’m a lifelong @49ers fan and that doesn’t change when they are 0-7, but this survey they just sent me hurts. “So, if we lose, do you care?” " — Boz (@boztank) October 23, 2017 It is never, and I mean...
  • 49ers Donate $500K To Gun Control Push

    10/26/2017 11:37:41 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/26/2017 | Nick Givas
    The San Francisco 49ers weighed in on the national firearms debate Thursday, announcing their $500,000 donation to push for more gun control and a ban on bump stocks. The team is partnering with local and national law enforcement in an effort to create a “safer America,” by banning silencers and and armor piercing rounds, according to ESPN writer Nick Wagoner. A portion of the donation will also fund public service announcements geared towards police brutality and violence. {..snip..}
  • 49ers, among leaders of anthem protests, play in Trump’s Washington

    10/15/2017 8:30:00 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 14, 2017 | Ann Killion
    The 49ers are in the belly of the beast. Smack in the world of spin and obstruction, of base-pandering and attention-deflecting. Washington politics came to the 49ers last Sunday, with the vice president of the United States using their game in Indianapolis as a vehicle to further the divisive issue of players, largely African American, kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.
  • VP Pence: 'I Will Not Dignify Any Event that Disrespects Our Soldiers, our Flag'

    10/09/2017 3:00:23 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 38 replies ^ | 12 9 17
    NFL anthem protests have cost the league fans of every race, color, creed, and political affiliation. On Sunday, those protests also cost them the Vice President of the United States. Pence was in his home state of Indiana, to watch the Colts take on the visiting San Francisco 49ers. During the playing of the national anthem, all Colts players stood and showed respect for the flag. However, several 49ers did not, and protested during the playing of the song. Pence tweeted this statement: I left today’s Colts game because President Trump and I will not dignify any event that disrespects...
  • Nobody Went To Watch The 49ers Again

    09/22/2017 7:10:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 88 replies
    Deadspin ^ | September 22, 2017 | Tom Ley
    I suppose at some point this will qualify as beating a dead horse, but holy smokes, man, nobody went to watch the 49ers last night.
  • Look: 49ers, Rams Open Seasons With Plenty of Empty Seats in Stadiums

    09/11/2017 12:36:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 106 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | September 10 2017 | Khadrice Rollins
    The start of the NFL season is normally a pretty big deal across the country. Apparently Los Angeles and San Francisco didn't get the memo. The Rams and 49ers each opened their season at home Sunday, and both teams had to start their games with lots of empty seats in the stadium. The Rams are hosting the the Colts, but it seems like the los Angeles fans are not that concerned about being there to see it in person. [Snip] The 49ers are welcoming the Panthers, but not even Cam Newton could attract a crowd that wanted to show up...
  • 49ers assistant coach Katie Sowers becomes first openly LGBT coach

    08/22/2017 1:19:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 86 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 22, 2017 | Jared Dubin
    Earlier this offseason, the San Francisco 49ers made Katie Sowers the second female full-time coach in NFL history. Kathryn Smith, who spent the 2016 season as a special teams quality control coach for the Buffalo Bills, was the first. On Tuesday, Sowers herself made history, when she opened up to OutSports and become the first openly LGBT coach in the NFL, male or female. "No matter what you do in life, one of the most important things is to be true to who you are," Sowers said. "There are so many people who identify as LGBT in the NFL, as...
  • Joe Theismann rips 49ers for giving Colin Kaepernick an award,

    01/04/2017 2:50:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 1/4/17 | Frank Schwab
    ..says all players should stand for anthem Joe Theismann isn’t quite sure why the San Francisco 49ers gave quarterback Colin Kaepernick their most prestigious award, one that rewards “inspirational and courageous play.” The former Washington Redskins quarterback was on Fox News’ “Outnumbered,” and said Kaepernick didn’t deserve the award. Kaepernick was given the Len Eshmont Award, voted on by his teammates, last week. “You’re a 2-14 football team; he’s won one football game. What has he inspired?” Theismann said. Of course this random criticism all comes back to Kaepernick’s national-anthem protest, which many people including Theismann didn’t agree with. “I...
  • Joe Theismann slams 49ers for giving Colin Kaepernick award

    01/04/2017 12:43:29 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 61 replies
    Kaepernick received the Len Eshmont Award last week for beibg the most 'inspirational and courageous' player. The prize is the team's most prestigious honor; its recipient is voted on by players.
  • Colin Kaepernick wins 49ers' award for 'inspirational, courageous play'

    12/30/2016 5:11:06 PM PST · by kevcol · 65 replies
    ESPN ^ | December 30, 2016 | Nick Wagoner
    When the 49ers announced their team awards Friday afternoon, Kaepernick was the recipient of the Len Eshmont Award, given to the 49er who "best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Len Eshmont, an original member of the 1946 49ers team." The award, which was established after Eshmont died in 1957, is considered the most prestigious honor the players vote on.
  • 'Fire Baalke!': Airplane Banner Condemns 49ers Organization Yet Again

    12/12/2016 3:54:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Dec 11, 2016 | Brendan Weber
    No San Francisco 49ers fan needs to be reminded about the team's dismal 1-10 record, but some are making sure to remind owner Jed York that general manager Trent Baalke needs to be canned. An airplane circling Levi's Stadium Sunday morning depicted a banner reading: "Jed, You Reap What You Sow - Fire Baalke!" That message of criticism pokes directly at York's choice to stick with Baalke, a leader who has been heavily criticized for allowing a once-upon-a-time smash-mouth force crumble into a heap of unproven talent that has given fans little to cheer for. Ever since parting ways with...
  • Report: Kaepernick to opt out of contract, become free agent

    12/04/2016 3:31:02 PM PST · by ColdOne · 101 replies ^ | 12/4/16 | Larry Brown Sports
    Colin Kaepernick is reportedly planning to opt out of his contract after the 2016 season and become a free agent. Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers agreed to a restructured contract earlier in the year, and the new deal includes a player option for 2017 and a guarantee that the Niners cannot use the franchise tag on him. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Kaepernick will void the deal, though he could end up returning to San Francisco.
  • Fidel Castro Supporter Colin Kaepernick Greeted By Thunderous Boos In Miami [VIDEO]

    11/27/2016 4:49:30 PM PST · by McGruff · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 27, 2016 | David Hookstead
    Miami Dolphins fans mercilessly booed San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Sunday afternoon in Miami. Kaepernick has been in the news recently after a tense exchange over the merits of recently deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro with a local Florida reporter. Miami, which has a large Cuban population, didn’t let Kaepernick forget about it. As he took the field the stadium broke out into an insane amount of booing.
  • Curse of Kaepernick! Quarterback coincidentally defends wearing Castro t-shirt

    11/26/2016 7:02:28 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 26, 2016 | Staff
    Curse of Kaepernick! Quarterback coincidentally defends wearing Castro t-shirt HOURS before Cuban dictator's death is announced - and Twitter is quick to bask in his ill-timed comments Colin Kaepernick wore a Fidel Castro t-shirt in August, sparking outcry He defended the move in comments made public on Friday afternoon Praised the Cuban leader for his 'education system' in an interview Castro's death was announced by his grieving brother Raul hours later Twitter users were quick to point out Kaepernick's ill-timing Controversial San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick unwittingly found himself at the center of another storm on Friday as his...