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Spike Lee Says It's 'Fishy' Colin Kaepernick Remains a Free Agent

Discussion in 'Golf, Football, and all Ball sports' started by Flight2gold, Mar 20, 2017.



  1. Joe King

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    This CTE thing will probably turn it into one step above flag football in another 30 years.
    ...and that is one reason that I'm ok with the players making as much as they do. They are using their bodies and future health to provide entertainment and should be paid for it.
    I read an article that said they tested over 100 brains of deceased NFL players from all positions. From kickers to linemen and every position in between. All but one showed signs of damage.


    Good point. I wonder if rugby players have issues with CTE. They play pretty rough and no helmets, or some of 'em wear a thin pad that's in the shape of a helmet.
     
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    The goal is to tackle the guy with the ball and bring him down. The goal should not be to become a human missile wrapped in a cocoon of hard plastic and launch yourself at another player's head, chest and knees!

    That's where the game has gone astray!
     
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    'I realize our fight is the same fight': Colin Kaepernick makes surprise appearance at Native American 'Un-Thanksgiving Day' held on Alcatraz and says he knows their struggle
    • Colin Kaepernick spent the holiday at the Indigenous People Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz Island
    • He made a surprise visit to the ceremony where he danced and spoke to crowds
    • The former San Francisco 49ers' quarterback shared details to his Twitter page
    • He said in his speech: 'I realize that our fight is the same fight. We're all fighting for our justice, for our freedom'
    • Kaepernick has been the center of attention recently after he began kneeling instead of standing for the national anthem as way of protest
    • Earlier this month, the football star was named GQ's 'Citizen of the Year'


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5113267/Kaepernick-speaks-Unthanksgiving-Day-Alcatraz.html#ixzz4zMv3EOBg
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    NFL star Colin Kaepernick being eyed up by Hollywood casting director for cameo role in upcoming comedy Uncle Drew
    • Colin Kaepernick is reportedly being sought after for a Hollywood role
    • He isn't currently signed to an NFL team and is operating as a free agent
    • Kaepernick might make an appearance in a comedy with other sports legends
    • Ex-basketball pro Shaquille O'Neal and NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving are in the movie


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5116643/NFL-star-Colin-Kaepernick-sought-Hollywood-movie.html#ixzz4zSZSlAUE
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    Joollywood never misses a chance to grab more shackles from the goy with their noses glued to the teevee!
     
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    Lol

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    We know this picture was not taken by Donald Trump, his bone spurs kept him out of the Service...
     
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    Colin Kaepernick selected 'Sports Illustrated' Muhammad Ali Legacy Award winner
    A.J. Perez, USA TODAY Sports Published 12:36 p.m. ET Nov. 30, 2017 | Updated 12:43 p.m. ET Nov. 30, 2017


    Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played a down of football this season, which may have bolstered his selection as this year’s Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award recipient.

    Kaepernick is expected to attend SI’s Sportsperson of the Year Awards show on Tuesday in New York, where he will be honored. The Legacy Award typically goes to sports figures who have used their platform to initiate change over a span of decades.

    Kaepernick, 30, is the youngest winner, and his efforts -- from kneeling during the national anthem to working with and funding social justice groups -- only date to September 2016. However, those involved in the selection process said Kaepernick met the spirit of what the award represents.

    “The Muhammad Ali Legacy Award is given to those who make the world a better place,” Steve Cannella, Sports Illustrated executive editor, told USA TODAY Sports. “The fact Colin hasn’t played this year or been on the field doesn’t disqualify him. That fact that he hasn’t played in a game actually shows what he has sacrificed for standing up for what he believes. There will never be another Muhammad Ali, but you can see the echoes of (Ali) in what Colin has done over the last 12 to 15 months.”

    Kaepernick started protesting during the national anthem in the 2016 preseason to draw attention to police brutality and social justice issues. The protests were soon adopted by several players and have continued this season. The protesting players and the NFL have been criticized by President Donald Trump and others who view the peaceful demonstrations as an affront to the flag and the military.

    Kaepernick has kept a low profile since he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March. As dozens of other quarterbacks were signed via free agency, Kaepernick has remained jobless. He filed a grievance against the NFL in October, alleging that owners have colluded to keep him out of the league.

    Lonnie Ali, Ali's wife of more than 30 years before the legendary boxer died in June 2016, played a role in deciding the winner.

    “I am proud to be able to present this year’s SI Muhammad Ali Legacy Award to Colin Kaepernick for his passionate defense of social justice and civil rights for all people,” Lonnie Ali said in a statement.

    “Like Muhammad, Colin is a man who stands on his convictions with confidence and courage, undaunted by the personal sacrifices he has had to make to have his message heard. He has used his celebrity and philanthropy to benefit some of our most vulnerable community members."

    Cannella, who also produces the awards show that will be broadcast for the first time nationally on NBC Sports Network (8 p.m. ET, Dec. 8), understands there could be some controversy in selecting Kaepernick.

    “We expect reaction with everything we do,” Cannella said. "That’s just the modern political landscape we are in. I don’t know if there will be a backlash, but we do expect a reaction. Do I expect some to disagree with the decision? Sure.”

    Kaepernick has continued his work with social justice groups this year, and in that time period has also donated $1 million to several charities.

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    “He has done a lot of work behind the scenes and under the radar with his charitable efforts,” Cannella said. “There’s no denying he’s been quiet, but we want this award to honor him because a lot of the noise has overshadowed his core message.”

    Sports Illustrated’s Legacy Award began in 2008, and Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver was the first recipient. The honor was not intended to become an annual award, but it has been each year since 2014, when Magic Johnson was honored.

    Sports Illustrated renamed the award after Ali in 2015, and legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus won that year. Last year, the award was shared by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown and Bill Russell.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/spor...d-muhammad-ali-legacy-award-winner/909273001/
     
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    Well Colin sure made my Sundays into a better place. I don't miss all the commercials and all the wasted time listening to people with an IQ lower than mine how to think and what to think then going out and launching themselves into the air trying to kill each other.

    Now that I've been out of it for a while I look back and realize the whole NFL Sunday environment was caustic and a great waste of my time.
     
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    Papa John's founder John Schnatter is forced to step down as CEO after attacking NFL protests
    • Papa John's founder John Schnatter will step down as the company CEO
    • He will be replaced as chief executive by Chief Operating Officer Steve Ritchie
    • Schnatter, the company's biggest shareholder, will remain as the chairman
    • Earlier this year, Schnatter blamed slowing sales growth at Papa John's - an NFL sponsor and advertiser - on the outcry surrounding the player protests
    • The company has yet to decide if Schnatter will still be the company spokesman


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5203935/Papa-Johns-founder-CEO-weeks-NFL-comments.html#ixzz51zHMbvXg
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    This is what ya get for selling the majority of your ownership and hoping the plurality is enough to retain control

    Ol Papa only holds 27% now
     
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    His pizza was shit anyway. Another high roller taken down! That's what he gets for hiring a loser as a spokesman (Payton Manning)
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    "Political Correctness" written all over this....


    He was correct in calling out the crybabies. I never buy PJ's pizza. Tastes like cardboard....

    I'm a Papa Murphy's take n bake kind of guy....
     
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    Don't care for take out pizza, but he still has a ton of money...
     
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    Good for him then, huh?
     
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    He's done though. I'm sure his money will make up for some of his disappointment by being axed from the company he started!
     
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    He's still chairman of the board just losing the CEO spot; which is where the power lies
     
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    I agree but he's no longer in power!
     
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