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The blatant blackballing of
Colin Kaepernick continues

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Posted By: Ken M., 10/10/2019 5:20:59 PM

On Sunday night, an undrafted rookie from an FCS school may be playing quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Colin Kaepernick may be watching the game on TV. And, yes, something continues to be very wrong with that picture. The NFL continues to blackball Kaepernick, consistently and continuously ignoring his ongoing desire to return to the NFL.


Florio is an excellent source for all things football; but IMO, in this post he's ignoring the 800 lb elephant - Our National Anthem.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 10/10/2019 5:27:09 PM (No. 203624)
Two critical points. First, he really isn't that good. Second, he's a known troublemaker. The combo is the kiss of death.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Highvoltage 10/10/2019 5:28:04 PM (No. 203625)
Kaepernick is where he belongs, in front of the TV.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: DARling 10/10/2019 5:35:20 PM (No. 203628)
What Kaepernick wants is irrelevant. It is what the paying customers want that matters.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: daisey 10/10/2019 5:38:17 PM (No. 203633)
He did it to himself. No pity from this old gal.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: couchguy 10/10/2019 5:40:27 PM (No. 203635)
I'm not good enough to play in the NFL either.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Vesicant 10/10/2019 5:40:51 PM (No. 203637)
Shame on you, NBC, for using 'blackball' as a term of oppobrium. Check your white privilege. /sarcasm
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Reply 7 - Posted by: stablemoney 10/10/2019 5:41:38 PM (No. 203638)
K-nick was a fool. Every year there is a crop of graduates from schools around the country that are eager to take your job, and that is what has happened. K-nick allowed himself to become a pile of rust, and made no coach desiring to invest their time with him, their job being on the line for this loser. And what team wants a player that will empty half the stadium?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JediJerry 10/10/2019 5:45:39 PM (No. 203645)
Desire has nothing to do with talent and Kaperdickhead has no talent.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 10/10/2019 5:45:53 PM (No. 203648)
Black balling....LMAO racists....Bwahahahaaaa.a...
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Reply 10 - Posted by: LanceLink1 10/10/2019 5:52:38 PM (No. 203658)
The NF..what? Don't watch that junk anymore.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: JubilationTCornpone 10/10/2019 5:52:57 PM (No. 203659)
Hey Mike, why hasn’t NBC hired Kaepernick as an analyst? You guys racist or something?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Buzzman 10/10/2019 5:53:11 PM (No. 203660)
All together now....................aaawwwwww
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Reply 13 - Posted by: preciosodrogas 10/10/2019 5:55:47 PM (No. 203665)
The moral of the story - and everyone of this site knows the line - Life is hard it's harder if you are stupid. He had many, many choices to do something for his cause but he chose badly. Why's he complaining? He wanted to use is "platform" to bring attention to his cause. He did. He felt like a hero when he did it. Many of my heroes died fighting for this country and to keep the world safe. He's a cry-baby.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: MickTurn 10/10/2019 5:56:11 PM (No. 203668)
Really? The guy can't even make a high school team!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Catherine 10/10/2019 6:00:22 PM (No. 203672)
If I'm not mistaken (and yes it happens) I think I read somewhere that he was offered a position with some football team a year or so after his knee bs. He turned them down. He's a spoiled, indulged man who grew up in a wealthy white family. I imagine he is confused but he's also not that bright.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: columba 10/10/2019 6:03:25 PM (No. 203677)
Mr K is on the wrong side of right and wrong. He needs to "man up" and come on over.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bad-hair 10/10/2019 6:07:46 PM (No. 203683)
And I continue to blatantly blackball the No Flag League.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: droopydog 10/10/2019 6:14:38 PM (No. 203688)
Even if the guy was a good quarterback, would you want someone on the team who would anger your customers? Yeah, if you want to call it "blackball", whatever, go ahead.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 10/10/2019 6:15:47 PM (No. 203689)
NBSee, there is a typo in your story headline. "blatant" should be replaced with "deserved".
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Reply 20 - Posted by: America Rising 2020 10/10/2019 6:20:54 PM (No. 203697)
F Kaperdikk
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Reply 21 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 10/10/2019 6:22:21 PM (No. 203699)
As a lifelong Steeler fan, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN COLIN KAEPERNICK!!!
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Digger 10/10/2019 6:39:57 PM (No. 203713)
What do Kaepernick and Chick-fil-A have in common? Neither one works on Sundays.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: TruckingMack 10/10/2019 6:40:18 PM (No. 203714)
Mike Florio is an alt Lib willingly begging for his corporate teat. Seriously. I'm not trying to be insulting. I am trying to be descriptive of his mind set. There is no reason to repost anything Florio says because the alt-Left has already said it. He is a living, breathing echo chamber of Leftist spin who has infiltrated America's sports psyche.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: ho72 10/10/2019 6:43:00 PM (No. 203717)
Colin Kaepernick may be watching the game on TV. And, yes, something continues to be very wrong with that picture. The only thing wrong with that picture is that the author *thinks* there's something wrong with that picture. If the USA is so awful, let him play in the CFL.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: web 10/10/2019 6:45:34 PM (No. 203719)
He might have had some talent as a football player, but apparently knew little about being an American. More time in front of the TV might teach him something, but is doubtful if all he watches is network TV.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 10/10/2019 6:51:46 PM (No. 203725)
Colin made a bad choice and has to live with the consequences, just like everyone else.....
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Reply 27 - Posted by: offrope 10/10/2019 7:02:43 PM (No. 203734)
I've made some incredibly stupid decisions in my day, and have had to live with the results. He's no different. He made a stupid decision, and the result is costly for him.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: DVC 10/10/2019 7:35:54 PM (No. 203754)
I think the sports news media is blackballing him...... LOL! Turnabout is fair play, pukes.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: GW_Rider 10/10/2019 7:51:13 PM (No. 203764)
It's not 'blackball', it's 'ball of color'.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection 10/10/2019 7:52:44 PM (No. 203766)
I was a city police officer for over 30 years. What all the liberals remember is him kneeling for the anthem. What they also forget were the police are pigs socks he wore on the field. Screw Kaepernick!
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Reply 31 - Posted by: JHHolliday 10/10/2019 7:52:55 PM (No. 203767)
The kneeling is one thing but the socks depicting cops as pigs was a bridge too far. He has done this to himself. Any team who signs him would lose half their fans, half the merchandise and would end up with a distraction they don’t need. If some ‘Woke’ team signs him it will be a disaster.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Jennie C. 10/10/2019 7:58:14 PM (No. 203769)
Who gives a flying you-know-what at a rolling donut about his "ongoing desire to return to the NFL." There's lots of guys with a desire to play in the NFL. They don't get to. The fact of the matter is, his lack of talent aside, nobody wants the trouble he would cause, is causing, in or out of the NFL.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: JimBob 10/10/2019 8:19:29 PM (No. 203781)
Florio has forgotten (or maybe he never figured it out) that all these football 'Heros' are performance cast members of an ENTERTAINMENT company. The whole NFL is one entertainment Company, each team business is a Franchise of the Company. The whole Sports world is nothing more than Entertainment, and this Florio guy is noting more than a coat-tail rider, making a living yakking/scribbling about someone else entertaining the crowd. The people running the company (that is, the NFL as a whole) know that the bottom line is that to make money they have to ENTERTAIN their audience, they have to present what people WANT to see, will PAY to see. A squabble caused by some 'butt-hurt' unpatriotic SJW (who has already made million$ throwing a ball to entertain people) is not what people want to see, and is not what people are willing to pay money to see. The player (cast member) in question has, through his unpatriotic conduct, demolished his career as an Entertainer. And that's that. Period.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 10/10/2019 8:20:29 PM (No. 203783)
The team owners do not want the distraction this guy would have brought to their teams. They have enough aggravation as it is from running a business and their own players getting political, which I’m sure is leading to empty seats. There are more fans for Trump than you think! These are the fans they have to please!
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Reply 35 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 10/10/2019 8:52:35 PM (No. 203804)
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Reply 36 - Posted by: BeatleJeff 10/10/2019 8:58:06 PM (No. 203807)
No team will hire Kaepernick for the simple fact that he is what is known as "Clubhouse Poison." Even if he can still play football, no one wants a malignancy in the locker room destroying team morale.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: joew9 10/10/2019 9:20:07 PM (No. 203828)
Ten years ago I started calling it the NTL. National Thug League. Remember when they got caught beating their wives and they did a PSA to tell us not to beat ours. Oh gee thanks for the advice. But we weren't the ones, it was you. Of all the unmitigated gall.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: lakerman1 10/10/2019 10:27:56 PM (No. 203859)
I would rather see the Steelers bring back Mark Malone at QB than hire the big haired America hater. (that's an inside joke for Steelers fans.)
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Reply 39 - Posted by: A.I. 10/10/2019 11:03:14 PM (No. 203874)
Kaepernick is bad for business.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: caljeepgirl 10/10/2019 11:34:00 PM (No. 203895)
Uh, no, he made his bed...let him lie in it.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: doctorfixit 10/11/2019 3:40:30 AM (No. 203968)
Good. Maybe someone in the NFL has some common sense. But Im still not watching, they're too corrupt.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: tom7 10/11/2019 5:23:05 AM (No. 203990)
It is amazing what a moron Florio pretends to be: that somehow he can't figure out that when Kaepernick decided to make hating Americans his signature public position, that it did not destroy his attractiveness to customers in any kind of entertainment business. Kaepernick is an obnoxious hater and Florio has decided to join him. Consequences happen.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Kerryman 10/11/2019 8:56:10 AM (No. 204164)
In an otherwise useless column, Florio got to punch his "Woke" Ticket. The drop in the next NFL contract will be interesting. Semper Fi
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Reply 44 - Posted by: EQKimball 10/11/2019 1:27:13 PM (No. 204529)
Kaepernick defiantly and repeatedly disrespected the American flag on national television. No team owner wants to put up with that. Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was fired for having supported the anti-gay marriage initiative in California. Roseanne Barr was fired for a racially offensive tweet. Don Imus was fired for calling the U-Conn women's basketball team "nappy hos." Would this writer be equally appalled that they were all blackballed?
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Reply 45 - Posted by: Daisy Mae 10/11/2019 1:55:16 PM (No. 204552)
K-nick is the reason thousands of fans, are no longer fans. I abandoned the 49ers after many years. Now, only now am I slowly coming back. If he wants to trash America, then try playing in another country, Cuba for example.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: Smart11344 10/11/2019 3:16:50 PM (No. 204660)
Blatant? Hogwash. He did it all by himself and the stupid followers, with low IQ's followed along. His clock is ticking and any chance of him playing is soon to be gone. A fool never learns.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: NYbob 10/11/2019 5:04:10 PM (No. 204767)
A mediocre player on his best day. A lot of desperate running around after he messed up plays he could not remember. He is the poster boy for a big mouth trying to cover up his lack of ability. IF he had any skills someone would have picked him up, issued a 'he's focusing on the game' statement and played him. Bottom line he is a loser not worth the effort to design an offense that could try and make up for his many shortcomings. The writer of this nonsense is a proven fool and typical leftist liar.
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