INDIANAPOLIS - Chris Ballard loves competition; that’s been his mantra since the day he arrived in Indianapolis, stockpiling players who will compete for the many open spots on the Colts’ half-formed roster. Given that desire, and given the fact we have absolutely no idea when Andrew Luck might return, this next move makes so much sense, it hurts my brain just to write it: Go sign Colin Kaepernick. Go sign him now, before somebody else steps up to the plate, like a Miami Dolphins team that is now dealing with starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s knee injury. Or the Baltimore Ravens,
Comments: You cannot be serious!! What a stark raving maniac he is. Are all the sports writers lefties? All he does is defend that racist Kaepernick. I can´t imagine what the upstanding Peyton Manning would think of this proposal. I kept reading to see if this was satire and it wasn´t. Kravitz is out of his mind.
FTA"I keep hearing about distractions, as if Kaepernick routinely stands up at team meetings wearing his Fidel Castro shirt and espouses the sociopolitical rhetoric of “Black Lives Matter.’’ Look, the young man has a distinct political viewpoint, one borne of study and his upbringing as an African-American in this country. He has not allowed himself to be fully defined by football. I mean, isn’t that a good thing?"
He was raised by WHITE parents. Kravitz, put the crack pipe down.
I´ll say it again--about the only people who actually follow football interested in seeing Kaepernick play are wannabe JW political pundits who happen to be sportswriters. And they seem to be getting desperate. I mean, seriously, proposing that an NFL team convert itself into a college-type squad just so he can play for them? Idiot.
The guy took a knee on America and her national anthem. Gave everyone in the US a US his middle finger. He was a second string quarterback on the 2nd worst team in the league. He chose to make himself a story and write a check that the NFL had to cash. That cost the NFL a lot of viewers last year. If he´s still around, it will cost even more this year. The NFL needs viewers more than the viewers need the NFL, And, this isn´t about race, except for the race hustlers. Nobody could care less about his race in 2013, and they don´t care now. The dude chose to take a knee on his country and her people. His choice. His call. His life. Hasta la bye bye dude.
Funny sports writer grab for attention. Kaepernick is done and the NFL is not going to re-visit those water for a very, very long time. Take a look at the political map of this nation, sans the lefty pollsters. The NFL is in hard touch with their fan base and money cows even if the supercilious leftoid sportswriters are not.
There is no question that Colin Kapernick has the right to say or do whatever he wants under the First Amendment. My stepson died in Iraq to give him that right.
Our right as Americans is to boycott him for that position and a large majority of Americans decided to do just that.
Free speech does not guarantee an individual freedom from the consequences of that free speech. He brought it on himself and the NFL. Our freedom of speech gives us the right to boycott him. We did and we will continue to do so.
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