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Warpy

(110,553 posts)
1. Looks like he's having fun there
Thu Sep 1, 2016, 04:45 PM
Sep 2016

My own favorites werre flying pig socks. I finally wore them out.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
4. Bother me? I never even heard of him until I saw all this nonsense on DU.
Thu Sep 1, 2016, 05:02 PM
Sep 2016

Don't care if he sits, stands, or does handstands.

He seems to be a fairly stupid person from what I've read. This is all PR for him.

I don't particularly care about any overpaid athlete, especially in the NFL or NBA.

My sport is tennis. I see superb athletes like Venus and Serena Williams putting their money where their mouths are. They care.

Andy Murray speaks up for women. Don't even get me started on Arthur Ashe or Billie Jean. They both did (and Billie Jean still does) wonderful things for disadvantaged youth of any color.

Silly socks. Lmao at this fool. He will be yesterday's news quite soon.

 

KMOD

(7,906 posts)
7. If you followed the NFL you'd know him.
Thu Sep 1, 2016, 05:08 PM
Sep 2016
http://www.kidsheartcamp.org/

The outrage over his socks and his sitting during the anthem is pathetic. He's been doing it all preseason. Nobody said anything until they found out it was about the Black Lives Matter Movement.

JonLP24

(29,322 posts)
15. The NFL made over 6 billion that we was shared
Thu Sep 1, 2016, 06:04 PM
Sep 2016

With 220+ million for each team, the labor (you can't have football games without football players) they, if anything are underpaid. In the NBA, they have smaller rosters to divide revenues so that is why they make a lot in fully guaranteed contracts. Plus many stars don't sign max contracts in order to spend more on a supporting cast so many NBA players don't get their market value.

Overpaid, underpaid is relative to revenues and how much the labor's share of those revenues are.

Brother Buzz

(35,930 posts)
6. He may soon find time to organize his sock drawer AND become a social activist
Thu Sep 1, 2016, 05:07 PM
Sep 2016
Tonight, it's do or die for Kaepernick. If he doesn't play brilliantly in tonight's game, and blow the socks off the management, he'll be packing his bag

Report: Colin Kaepernick may dedicate life to social activism if cut by 49ers

Colin Kaepernick could be released by the San Francisco 49ers before Week 1 of the regular season. If that happens, the quarterback may be prepared to give up his NFL career.

Several NFL team executives told Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman that they believe it is only a matter of time before the Niners release Kaepernick due to “external pressure.” The belief is that the team will wait a short while to allow the fallout from Kaepernick’s national anthem protest to settle before cutting him.

Perhaps more interesting, sources close to Kaepernick told Freeman Kaepernick “fully expected” the 49ers to release him after the public became aware he was refusing to stand for the national anthem. And if Kaepernick ends up getting blacklisted by the rest of the league, he is reportedly prepared to dedicate his life to social activism.

Kaepernick obviously feels very strongly about fighting for social equality. He has already said he will continue to sit during the national anthem until he sees change, and who knows when that could come. When you consider the way some league executives ripped him to shreds, you have to wonder if Kaepernick’s NFL career is close to reaching its end.

http://larrybrownsports.com/football/colin-kaepernick-dedicate-life-to-social-activism/319880

Brother Buzz

(35,930 posts)
10. I'm not so sure about that
Thu Sep 1, 2016, 05:19 PM
Sep 2016

The Forty Niners attempted to shop him around for a year with no takers. It is well known in NFL circles he's a headcase who has been playing progressively worse every year for over three year; he's become an albatross around the team's neck.

 

KMOD

(7,906 posts)
11. They tried to trade him.
Thu Sep 1, 2016, 05:22 PM
Sep 2016

I'm sure GMs who are looking for a QB are going to wait and see if he becomes a free agent. He may be no Tom Brady, but he's no Mark Sanchez either. He'll find a spot somewhere.

Brother Buzz

(35,930 posts)
13. The Forty Niners only wish he was a free agent
Thu Sep 1, 2016, 05:55 PM
Sep 2016

The team is on the hook for Kaepernick's 2016 guaranteed salary of $11.9 million. It would be a Forty Niners' wet dream if another team bought his contract, but that ain't gonna happen. You need to understand he's a flawed football player (both physical and mental), and on a good day, he's worth only half of what he's being paid.

 

KMOD

(7,906 posts)
14. He'll be free if they cut him.
Thu Sep 1, 2016, 05:58 PM
Sep 2016

And yes, I know he's flawed. I'm an expert at flawed QBs, I'm a Jets fan.

Brother Buzz

(35,930 posts)
17. They can cut him from the roster but he'll still get paid
Thu Sep 1, 2016, 06:08 PM
Sep 2016

That pesky injury clause in his contract is the ONLY reason he's still around.

JonLP24

(29,322 posts)
16. Because of the contract
Thu Sep 1, 2016, 06:07 PM
Sep 2016

If he was released a team would likely sign him to a 1 year smaller contract.

Besides the 49ers aren't going to release him because they have no one behind Gabbert and Gabbert has had far worse seasons than Kaepernick as full season starter.

Brother Buzz

(35,930 posts)
18. I would go with Christian Ponder over Kaepernick in a heartbeat
Thu Sep 1, 2016, 06:17 PM
Sep 2016

I really liked what I saw with Ponder two weeks ago, and he had been with the team, and the playbook, a whopping four days!

JonLP24

(29,322 posts)
19. I personally would favor Ponder over Gabbert
Thu Sep 1, 2016, 06:54 PM
Sep 2016

I don't have a lot of faith in Gabbert but the playbook is new to all these players with Chip Kelly.

No matter who plays they won't have a good season because of the receivers they have. Torrey Smith is a nice deep threat and Jeremy Kerley is solid bit a team like the Cardinals have 6 explosive receivers with Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, John Brown, JJ Nelson, and Jaron Brown.

roamer65

(36,735 posts)
12. He'll probably go to Canada and the CFL.
Thu Sep 1, 2016, 05:53 PM
Sep 2016

I can see one of those teams taking him. I think he'd be a good fit up there and love living in Canada.

Stellar

(5,644 posts)
20. You mean people were making a big frikin thing out of nothing?!
Thu Sep 1, 2016, 06:59 PM
Sep 2016

Just because the man got a thing for cartoons on his socks.

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