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  • 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
    msn.com ^ | 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...
  • Kaepernick stands behind decision not to vote for president

    11/15/2016 3:10:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 6:05 PM EST | Janie McCauley
    Colin Kaepernick is standing behind his decision not to vote in the presidential election or even register to take part in the democratic process, saying he can effect change in other ways besides through a ballot. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback has knelt through the national anthem all season to protest police brutality and the treatment of minorities, drawing criticism and acclaim alike. He took more heat for not voting last week. “I thought a lot of different things about the process and what I could and couldn’t do,” he said Tuesday. “Once again, the system of oppression is what...
  • Colin Kaepernick had the best first half by a 49ers QB since Steve Young

    11/07/2016 4:33:02 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 46 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 11/6/16 | Nunzio Ingrassia
    Colin Kaepernick reminded everyone Sunday that the former Pro Bowl quarterback still has some life in that once-powerful right arm. In the first half against the Saints, Kaepernick put on a show, throwing for 284 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in an eye-opening performance. It was the most passing yards by a 49ers quarterback in the first half since Steve Young’s 287 yards in 1997. (snip)
  • LOOK: Levi's Stadium is almost empty for Buccaneers-49ers game

    10/24/2016 1:12:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 73 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | October 23, 2016 | John Breech
    If no one goes to a 49ers game, does it actually happen? The answer to that question is yes, because the 49ers' 34-17 loss to the Buccaneers on Sunday is definitely going to count in the standings, even though almost no one showed up for the game.
  • 49ers Named the Worst Pro Sports Franchise By ESPN

    10/24/2016 8:58:14 AM PDT · by OddLane · 33 replies
    Splice Today ^ | October 24, 2016 | Chris Beck
    Fans of American professional sports can easily reel off teams when asked to name the worst franchises in all of sports. Hockey’s Toronto Maple Leafs and the NFL’s New York Jets are two contenders, as are Michael Jordan's Charlotte Bobcats and MLB’s Tampa Bay Rays. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who’d put the San Francisco 49ers on such a list, as they're one of the most storied franchises in NFL history, but ESPN just named them the worst franchise in all of sports. Number 122 out of 122. This is tough for us 49ers fans to swallow. We know...
  • Colin Kaepernick gets rough treatment from Buffalo Bills fans

    10/16/2016 3:00:17 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 53 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | October 16, 2016
    Amid loud chants of “USA! USA! USA!,” 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt for the national anthem Sunday in his continuing protest against racial oppression and police brutality. Outside the stadium, vendors sold shirts with Kaepernick’s image in the sights of a rifle scope, and fans tackled a dummy dressed up like the quarterback . Nearby, other fans protested in support of the movement .
  • Bills fans boo Colin Kaepernick, chant 'USA' before he kneels

    10/16/2016 10:45:33 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    espn ^ | 10/16/2016 | Nick Wagoner
    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Before San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem of Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills, a loud chant of "USA, USA" rang out at New Era Field. ... As Kaepernick, who made his first start since week 8 of last season, led the offense on to the field, he was greeted by a loud chorus of boos from Bills fans. Those boos continued for the first couple of snaps before dissipating into cheers of encouragement for Buffalo's defense. ... Kaepernick's first drive as the starter ended in a punt. He ran for...
  • Colin Kaepernick: The Flag Is Just A Piece Of Cloth

    10/14/2016 6:55:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 103 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 13, 2016 | David Hookstead
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick believes that the flag of the United States is nothing more than simply a piece of cloth. "At the end of the day the flag is just a piece of cloth and I am not going to value a piece of cloth over people's lives. That's just not something I can do, it's not something I feel morally right doing and my character won't allow me to do that," Kaepernick told reporters.
  • NFL Ratings Tanking in Wake of Leftist Moral Exhibitionism

    10/11/2016 8:08:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 78 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 11, 2016 | Michael Walsh
    Ratings for the National Football League are off substantially this season , and of course nobody at the league has the slightest idea why. It can't be due to the ungrateful arrogance of has-been 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, or the increasing politicization of the sport by lefty sportwriters (and they're all lefties) and ESPN. No, it must be something else: The NFL has a ratings problem. The causes are many, and the leading cause is certainly up for debate. But that isn’t stopping the NFL from denying that the problem has some controversial undercurrents – or that the problem exists...
  • Colin Kaepernick Gets Starting Nod at Quarterback for 49ers

    10/11/2016 12:48:14 PM PDT · by C19fan · 52 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | October 11, 2016 | Brendan Weber
    San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly announced Tuesday that Colin Kaepernick has been handed the reins to take over as the team's starting quarterback. The decision comes amid the squad's four-game slump and less-than-stellar 1-4 start to the season.
  • NFL Boycotts, Kaepernick Backlash Becoming Major Factor As NFL Ratings Drop Yet Again In Week 4

    10/06/2016 1:59:35 AM PDT · by EliRoom8 · 110 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | Matt Dolloff
    However, one factor that appears to be making a large dent in the ratings and continuing to grow is the backlash resulting from the 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick sitting or kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality against African-Americans. A percentage of fans are now boycotting the NFL in reaction to Kaepernick’s protests and/or the lack of discipline from the league offices resulting from them. It’s likely that a sizable chunk of the rating decline is due to fans swiftly and decisively responding to Kaepernick’s growing protests by turning the games off entirely
  • Kaepernick says 'everybody's eyes' on Tulsa probe

    09/20/2016 4:18:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 20, 2016 | The Associated Press
    San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick says the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Tulsa is "the perfect example" of what he's protesting when he refuses to stand for the national anthem at 49ers' games. Kaepernick said Tuesday that "everybody's eyes" will be on Tulsa as authorities investigate the fatal shooting of Terence Crutcher. He says criminal charges should be filed in the shooting death.
  • 5 players join 49ers Kaepernick in Monday Night Football protest (Pics)

    09/13/2016 6:40:43 AM PDT · by GailA · 82 replies
    AZ Family.com ^ | 9/13/19
    RNN) – San Francisco backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem on Monday night, and was joined by teammate Eric Reid. The game was the second contest of a Monday Night Football doubleheader. The 49ers are playing the Rams. Teammates Eli Harold and Antoine Bethea each raised a fist in the air.
  • 49ers fans trying to dump tickets to Rams game at a fraction of face value

    09/12/2016 7:51:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 9/12/16 | Bill Disbrow
    The 49er Faithful are already being tested. With a shortage of talent and a brutal schedule on tap, the 2016 team is projected to be the worst in a long, long time. It seems some fans are already jumping ship. As of Monday morning, tickets to the opening night game against the Los Angeles Rams were offered for under $50 on the ticket resale site StubHub, $40 (plus fees) on the team's official resale partner, TicketMaster. Compare that to the cheapest individual seat for season ticket holders, $85, and you have a massive discount for the first game of the...