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  • Colin Kaepernick shouldn’t expect NFL job offer, ESPN analysts say

    11/18/2019 11:15:41 AM PST · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    Cleveland ^ | 11/18/19
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- If there is anything we learned from the fiasco that was Colin Kaepernick’s workout Saturday is that it was more about appearances than it was ever about football. For the league, the original, hastily organized, workout seemed to be about protecting itself from a potential second collusion lawsuit than giving Kaepernick another chance to play in the NFL. Otherwise, they wouldn’t have put media restrictions on it or presented him with an “unusual” waiver to sign just hours before. For Kaepernick, the workout, which was scrapped and moved at the last minute to a high school 60...
  • The Morning Briefing: Inevitable-Everyone Hates Kaepernick Now

    11/18/2019 5:12:58 AM PST · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | NOVEMBER 18, 2019 | STEPHEN KRUISER
    He Finally Did ItIn the three years since Colin Kaepernick knelt his way off of the San Francisco 49ers and out of the National Football League, the one thing the drama has lacked is ambivalence. People either hated him or viewed him as social hero who was being mistreated and prevented from playing the game he loves. Now everybody just hates him. Throughout his supposedly unwanted hiatus from football, Kaepernick and those representing him have insisted that he is staying in playing shape and merely wanted a chance to showcase his skills for a team.Last week, the NFL offered him that...
  • No offers, no workout invitations for Colin Kaepernick after Saturday’s session

    11/18/2019 2:02:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | November 17, 2019 | Mike Florio
    In the aftermath of Colin Kaepernick’s Saturday workout, some in league circles have suggested that nothing will change. For now, nothing has changed. Per a league source, Kaepernick’s representatives have not heard from any teams with either an invitation to work out privately or an offer to sign a contract.
  • NFL rumors: Evaluators not blown away by Colin Kaepernick’s “average” workout

    11/17/2019 8:16:07 PM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 11/17/19 | Marcus White
    Colin Kaepernick showed off his arm strength in a highly publicized workout at a high school outside of Atlanta on Saturday, but the former 49ers quarterback reportedly didn't "blow away" any talent evaluators. Kaepernick showed he was "[good] enough to be on a roster, likely backup level" in the eyes of a "consensus scouting report" NFL Media's Ian Rapoport gathered, citing sources, but his colleague Mike Garafolo reported Sunday that there didn't seem to be much interest in Kaepernick. "He had to blow some teams away," Garafolo said Sunday on "NFL GameDay." "He didn't do that." Kaepernick's "velocity was real...
  • Colin Kaepernick Wears ‘Kunta Kinte’ T-Shirt After Ditching NFL-Organized Workout

    11/17/2019 11:40:16 AM PST · by rktman · 74 replies ^ | 11/16/2019 | warner huston
    Colin Kaepernick abruptly canceled the workout the NFL scheduled for him Saturday, and instead worked out at a local Atlanta high school wearing a shirt comparing himself to a slave. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has not played since the end of the 2016 season, the same season he began protesting against the country as the national anthem played. But his exclusion from pro football has been a focus of attention as supporters claim he has been “blackballed” from the league for his extreme, left-wing activism.
  • JAY-Z DISAPPOINTED IN KAEPERNICK ... 'Turned A Legitmate Work Out Into A Publicity Stunt'

    11/17/2019 10:41:04 AM PST · by RummyChick · 65 replies
    tmz ^ | 11/17/2019 | tmz
    Jay-Z is unhappy with the way Colin Kaepernick handled his workout on Saturday -- our sources feel Colin "turned a legitimate workout into a publicity stunt." As we previously reported, Colin bailed on the NFL's workout Saturday and held his own workout instead. Colin claims he wanted transparency -- insisting the NFL would not allow him to have media at the workout. Sources close to Jay-Z tell us ... Jay is unhappy with the way things went down because he feels the league was genuine in trying to give Colin an opportunity. Colin went through with his workout at a...

    11/17/2019 9:52:24 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 50 replies
    Powerline ^ | 17 Nov 2019 | Paul Mirengof
    During a recess late in a trial where the plaintiff alleged he had been fired due to his race and/or his age, a federal district court judge said to his law clerk: Sure, this guy was discriminated against. But he wasn’t discriminated against because he’s black and he wasn’t discriminated against because he’s over 40. He was discriminated because he’s an ass***e. It might well be the case that, a few years ago, Colin Kaepernick was discriminated because he led a mini-movement that resulted in some NFL players taking a knee during the National Anthem. I never managed to feel...
  • NFL ‘Disappointed’ at Kaepernick for Not Appearing at Workout

    11/16/2019 9:33:42 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 16, 2019 | Dylan Gwinn
    The NFL arranged a workout for Colin Kaepernick that was going to be attended by more than two dozen teams. However, after Kaepernick refused to agree to the league’s conditions regarding the workout, the league’s original anthem protester did a work out at a local Atlanta high school instead. The NFL released a lengthy statement to describe their disappointment at Kaepernick for choosing to work out at the high school:

    11/16/2019 2:56:56 PM PST · by conservative98 · 106 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/16/19
    2:42 PM PT -- Colin's workout appears to have just finished -- about an hour and a half after it got started. He's made his way over to a gate where it looks like he's signing autographs as the media looks on from afar. 2:00 PM PT -- The NFL just released a statement saying that Colin actually MISSED his scheduled workout, which seems to imply that whatever he's doing right now is NOT NFL sponsored. The league goes on to say that despite its best efforts to cooperate with him and his team's ever-changing requests ... he pulled out...
  • Colin Kaepernick moves comeback workout 60 miles away from NFL-organized event

    11/16/2019 1:56:41 PM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    ABC ^ | 11/16/19 updated 9 mins ago
    ATLANTA -- Nearly three years after playing his last NFL game, Colin Kaepernick is looking to make a comeback. Representatives from more than two dozen teams were expected to attend a workout organized by the NFL at the Falcon's training facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia, at 3 p.m. EST, but the NFL announced that Kaepernick's representatives said venue moved to a high school in Riverdale, Georgia, about 60 miles away.
  • Atlanta resident tells 'un-American loser' Colin Kaepernick to 'get out of my town'

    11/16/2019 11:22:36 AM PST · by conservative98 · 70 replies
    Atlanta resident tells 'un-American loser' Colin Kaepernick to 'get out of my town' as anthem protester prepares to work out in front of 25 NFL teams in hopes of getting signed A protester outside the Georgia training facility on Saturday where Colin Kaepernick is due to work out for several NFL teams carried an American flag and brought a sign calling the controversial quarterback an 'un-American loser' who should 'get out of my town.' Another protester put up a sign that read 'Stand up for the flag'. A number of miniature Stars and Stripes were seen in the lawn in...
  • Colin Kaepernick's NFL workout: Everything we know so far

    11/16/2019 7:27:31 AM PST · by conservative98 · 81 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/16/19 | Thomas Barrabi
    Details on Colin Kaepernick’s Saturday workout at the #Falcons facility that has the feel of a Combine:— It begins at 3 pm— Interview is at 3:15 pm— Measurements, stretching & warmups are next.— Timing & testing at 3:50 pm— QB drills at 4:15All parts recorded for 32 teams.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 13, 2019 Reid, who plays for the Carolina Panthers, is one of several critics to express skepticism that Kaepernick’s league-arranged workout is a genuine path back to the NFL. “I’ll believe it when I see it,” Reid told reporters on Wednesday. “At this point, it feels like...
  • Census Bureau says Arabs and Persians are white, but many disagree

    04/01/2019 11:53:52 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 62 replies
    The Eagle ^ | March 30, 2019
    Samira Damavandi knows that when she fills out her 2020 census form, she will be counted. But it pains her that, in some way, she will also be forgotten. When asked to mark her race, Damavandi will encounter options for white, black, Asian, American Indian and Native Hawaiian — but nothing that she believes represents her family’s Iranian heritage. She will either have to choose white, or identify as “some other race.” “It erases the community,” she said. Roughly 3 million people of Southwest Asian, Middle Eastern or North African descent live in the United States, according to a Los...

    04/23/2006 6:51:41 PM PDT · by Walkingfeather · 193 replies · 2,859+ views
    4/2306 | Walkingfeather
    This is what needs to happen. The government should sponsor a "americal idol of innovation" contest, that is broadcast nation wide and has a $100,000,000. prize for anyone that can create a energy solution that does the following: (please feel free to add to the list) Creates fuel that runs in existing cars without retro fit. Creates a solution from an overwhelming abundant resource that does not require a company to produce. Or Can be created at home with less than $100.00 of parts Is clean burning, Can be posted on the internet for people to test and report in...
  • Should Free Republic become a paid subscription service?

    06/23/2006 12:27:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 474 replies · 9,059+ views
    Vanity | 6/23/2006 | Berlin_Freeper
    I am not certain what the legal ramifications would be in changing Free Republic from donations to a subscription service. It seems to me the switch may be detrimental to legal issues such as copyrights. If that is true I'd appreciate if someone could briefly explain that to me. However if that is not the case here is my suggestion: I have been wondering about this for some time now and have not seen any discussions about it. So I would like to ask: Is it time for Free Republic to become an online subscription service? Currently, the site is...