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  • Super Bowl struggling to find acts to join Maroon 5 at halftime

    12/14/2018 4:08:22 PM PST · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    NY Post Page Six ^ | December 14, 2018 | Jem Aswad, Variety
    Who would have thought that the Super Bowl Halftime show, an American institution watched by more than 100 million people, would become the least wanted gig in music? But thanks to the ongoing controversy concerning the NFL’s stance on a player’s right to protest, brought to the forefront by football’s top conscientious objector Colin Kaepernick, Maroon 5 are learning the precarious stance that the performance represents. According to sources, the band has reached out to more than a half-dozen stars to appear as featured guests during the 13-minute slot midway through Super Bowl LIII, but so far, none have agreed...
  • The Washington Redskins Sign A New Quarterback. Colin Kaepernick Fans Won’t Be Happy

    12/05/2018 1:00:32 PM PST · by Red Badger · 73 replies ^ | 8:20 AM 12/05/2018 | David Hookstead
    The Washington Redskins signed Josh Johnson to fill their quarterback void late Tuesday. The Redskins’ quarterback problems have only continued to get worse after backup Colt McCoy got hurt Monday against the Philadelphia Eagles. That left Mark Sanchez as the guy to lead the way. Some speculated this was finally the opening Colin Kaepernick had been waiting for. The team even openly admitted they had taken a look at the former 49ers quarterback. (RELATED: Here Are The Best Moments From NFL Week 13) Well, fans of the national anthem kneeling quarterback had their hopes dashed when Johnson, who was recently...
  • 49ers cheerleader kneels during national anthem before Raiders game

    11/01/2018 8:08:28 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 73 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 1, 2018 | Michelle Robertson
    A cheerleader for the San Francisco 49ers knelt during the national anthem ahead of Thursday's game against the Oakland Raiders at Levi's Stadium.
  • Malcolm Jenkins: Jaguars’ QB play proves Colin Kaepernick deserves job

    10/24/2018 3:53:32 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Larry Brown Sports ^ | October 24, 2018 | Greg Papke
    Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins reiterated his support for Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday while simultaneously taking a pretty clear swipe at one NFL starting quarterback. With the Eagles preparing to take on the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars, Jenkins said that he thinks Kaepernick deserves to have a quarterback job in the NFL, and that the play of the Jaguars is proof of that.
  • Amy Schumer challenges white NFL players to kneel for anthem: 'Otherwise how are you not complicit?'

    10/21/2018 5:56:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 93 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 21, 2018
    Don’t look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around. She’s sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality. The comedian and “I Feel Pretty” actress explained her stance at length Friday on Instagram, challenging white NFL players to kneel as well. Addressing them directly, she wrote: “Otherwise how are you not complicit?”
  • Rihanna, in support of Colin Kaepernick, declines Super Bowl performance: report

    10/18/2018 4:04:21 PM PDT · by ETL · 58 replies ^ | Oct 18, 2018 | Nicole Darrah
    <p>Rihanna has declined to perform at the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show in support of Colin Kaepernick, according to a report out Thursday.</p> <p>The 30-year-old "Umbrella" singer disagrees with the NFL's stance on kneeling during the national anthem, according to Us Weekly, and has decided to skip a performance opportunity at the February 2019 game.</p>
  • Colin Kaepernick: Kanye West urges NFL player to meet with Donald Trump

    10/14/2018 6:53:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    American rapper Kanye West has urged NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to "tell your experience directly" to US President Donald Trump. In 2016, Kaepernick was criticised by Trump after he became the first player to kneel during the national anthem to highlight racial injustice. Last month, Trump said Nike had sent a "terrible message" when they named the 30-year-old as the face of the brand's new advertising campaign. West urged them to open a "dialogue". Writing on Twitter, he said: "Reaching out to Colin Kaepernick. "I would like you to speak with the president to tell him your experience directly. Let's...
  • 49ers Apologize for Leaving Photos of Kaepernick Out of Online Gallery Hyping Packers Game

    10/12/2018 5:53:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 14 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 12, 2018 | Craig Bannister
    The National Football League’s (NFL) San Francisco 49ers have apologized and made amends after neglecting to include photos of former quarterback Colin Kaepernick in an online photo gallery promoting the team’s upcoming Monday night game against the Green Bay Packers. . . . The 49ers have launched an investigation into how the “glaring omission” occurred and have added photos of Kaepernick playing against the Packers,
  • Graham applauds Kanye's idea for a Trump-Kaepernick summit

    10/02/2018 10:21:32 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/02/18 | ARIS FOLLEY
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he thinks Kanye West’s plan to bring Colin Kaepernick to the White House to meet with President Trump would be a “great thing” amid the chasm between the president and the former NFL player on national anthem protests. “Anything to bring the country together. I want to watch football without feeling guilty about it,” Graham told TMZ on Monday when asked about the pro-Trump rapper's suggestion. “I believe in speaking your mind and having your say. Respect the flag,” he continued. "I want to work on sentencing reform, prison reform. A lot of people in...
  • Transgender software engineer says Nike tolerated harassment, hostile workplace

    09/27/2018 11:04:37 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 28 replies
    oregonlive ^ | 09/26/2018 | Mike Rogoway
    A transgender software engineer working as a Nike contractor filed a complaint this week with state labor officials, alleging the company tolerated abuse and harassment by other contractors.
  • Witten blasts 'left-wing' roughing the passer approach as Bucs, Steelers tie record penalty tally

    09/25/2018 9:32:40 AM PDT · by ETL · 17 replies
    Yahoo Sports (a left-wing sports site) ^ | Sept 24, 2018 | Jason Owens
    " has been the theme throughout much of the first three weeks of the NFL season, roughing the passer penalties were a significant storyline from Monday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bucs, Steelers set new mark for roughing penalties Officials called four roughing penalties during Pittsburgh’s 30-27 win on Monday, which is tied for most in the league in one game since 2001, according to ESPN. While a couple of them were fairly clear violations of contact with the quarterback’s head, others appeared to fall into the vague new definition of the foul that penalizes defenders...
  • Children's book tackles racism in age of Colin Kaepernick

    09/25/2018 6:23:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    Jamestown Sun (North Dakota) ^ | Sep. 18, 2018 | John Lamb
    FARGO — Anastasia Higginbotham is a children's book author and illustrator, not an athlete, but to teach kids to stand up against racism, she's taking a knee next to Colin Kaepernick. The quarterback is pictured in her new book, "Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness," so when Higginbotham prepared for readings, she drew a cardboard cutout of the controversial star and a stadium backdrop.
  • Harvard black culture awards to honor Kaepernick, Chappelle

    09/20/2018 12:55:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 20, 2018 | by AP
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and comedian Dave Chappelle are among eight people being honored by Harvard University for their contributions to black history and culture, the university announced Thursday. All eight recipients of the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal will be honored by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard. "The medal honors those who have made significant contributions to African and African-American history and culture, and more broadly, individuals who advocate for intercultural understanding and human rights in an increasingly global and interconnected world," the Hutchins Center said.
  • Nike Pays Kaepernick to Push Peddle False, Harmful Narrative of Police Brutality

    09/13/2018 9:58:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/13/2018 | Larry Elder
    The NFL's Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback who started the phenomenon of NFL players kneeling during the playing of the national anthem, has finally signed a deal. But not to play football. No NFL team has offered him a contract since he parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers. His new deal is with Nike, which plans to use him for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" campaign. The Nike ad, over an image of Kaepernick, reads: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." If Nike truly believed one must "believe in something. Even if it means...
  • Colin Kaepernick to be inducted into his high school's inaugural hall of fame class

    09/13/2018 6:38:18 AM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies
    YahooSports ^ | Sept 12, 2018 | Ben Rohrbach
    When Turlock, California’s Pitman High School was coming up with a list for its inaugural athletic hall of fame class, it probably didn’t take long before they got to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Twelve years after he graduated from Pitman, five years after he led the San Francisco 49ers to within inches of a Super Bowl title and one year after GQ named him its Citizen of the Year for his highly publicized social activism, Kaepernick will headline his prep alma mater’s first hall of fame class. Kaepernick is expected to attend the ceremony along with eight other inductees...
  • Former Marine Mocks Colin Kaepernick’s ‘Bravery’ – He Deserves The ‘Medal Of Honor’ (Jesse Kelly)

    09/12/2018 4:12:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 7, 2018 | Mike Brest
    [Former U.S. Marine Jesse Kelly on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show Friday night] "... Colin Kaepernick is just a guy. He’s an employee who violated the one rule of every employee in the country and that’s make sure your talent outweighs your baggage and he didn’t. He declared America to be racist. When you add in the fact that he read defenses like Helen Keller, he is out of the NFL” ... “I will tell you all the brothers in arms that I serve with, none of them had the bravery to make $39 million in the NFL and then...
  • Mike Rowe Wades in to Nike-Kaepernick Controversy in BIG WAY

    09/11/2018 10:17:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 9/11/2018 | Andrew West
    One shining beacon of light, however, has been Mike Rowe; former host of Dirty Jobs, and outspoken American whose views don’t always line up with the liberal media’s. The problem is, unlike some of the other blathering idiots that we are forced to endure on television, Rowe is eloquent, thoughtful, fair, and honest. Those traits are so unforgivably rare these days that even the left-leaning media cannot deny what he has to say. Now, 17 years to the day removed from one of our darkest hours, Mike Rowe has spoken again, and he’s made a suggestion that the nation can...
  • Former NFL Player Colin Kaepernick Donates Thousands to Radical Pro-Abortion Group

    09/11/2018 2:25:46 PM PDT · by detective · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | Sep 10, 2018 | Ryan Bomberger
    What does it mean to sacrifice everything? Apparently, to a benched former NFL player and multimillionaire, it means another multi-million dollar Nike endorsement deal. Wow. That’s some real suffering. I’m all about people exercising their First Amendment rights. I’m all about people fighting injustice. I’m all about celebrities using their expansive platforms to raise awareness about social issues.
  • Mike Rowe Finally Weighs in on the Controversial Nike Kaepernick Commercial

    09/11/2018 6:13:11 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 25 replies
    Faith Wire ^ | September 10, 2018 | Will Maule
    Mike Rowe Finally Weighs in on the Controversial Nike Kaepernick Commercial — and It’s as Perfect as You’d Expect Everybody’s favorite television host, Mike Rowe, has become well-known for his measured response to the biggest scandal of the day. He is careful to hold his tongue, but when he comes out with a few words on the matter, it is invariably wise and fair. Rowe took to Facebook Monday after being asked about his views on the Nike advertisement controversy – his words were exceptional. "We're Going to Do Something."You’ve been very quiet about the Kaepernick PR disaster at Nike....
  • NFL flag disrespect: LOSER Colin Kaepernick disrespects the LEGACY of William Harvey Carney

    09/11/2018 8:41:13 AM PDT · by topher · 14 replies
    Various | 11-Sept-2018 | Vanity
    It is quite possible that Colin Kaepernick was kneeling during the National Anthem the first time because his life as an NFL football player was such a MESS. He may have been kneeling at that game since he was thinking about how MISERABLE HIS PERFORMANCE WAS AT QB AND HE MIGHT BE FIRED AT THE END OF THE 2016 SEASON (which he was)!!! In 2015, his QB rating was 78+, which is terrible for an NFL QB. In 2016, it was slightly higher, but he was hurting the SF 49'ers, not helping them. So the word LOSER should be equated...