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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:41 pm    Post subject:

^^^^^

This happened in 2014.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:21 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
^^^^^

This happened in 2014.


First clue was in the opening sentence, "San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick" . . .
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:56 pm    Post subject:

Kaepernicks representatives released a statement today... it’s almost like he feels he has a right to play in the NFL.

Move on, pal.

https://twitter.com/adamschefter/status/1182395272141430784?s=21
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:29 pm    Post subject:

ringfinger wrote:
Kaepernicks representatives released a statement today... it’s almost like he feels he has a right to play in the NFL.

Move on, pal.

https://twitter.com/adamschefter/status/1182395272141430784?s=21


Colin Kaepernick is a professional athlete that has lead his team to the Super Bowl. A civil rights activist. Started a movement. Actively helping and speaking up for the oppressed. Sacrificed a career. I don't know what you do in your life or what you've accomplished, but perhaps it's time for you to move on and maybe accomplish a tenth of what he has in his life. Or at least try. Respect is given even in just attempt. None is garnered sitting around on a computer clicking about on other people's lives.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:41 pm    Post subject:

ringfinger wrote:
Kaepernicks representatives released a statement today... it’s almost like he feels he has a right to play in the NFL.

Move on, pal.

https://twitter.com/adamschefter/status/1182395272141430784?s=21


I'm not sure why they decided to stir the pot right now. Posting something on Twitter does nothing to advance the ball as far as getting Kaepernick a job in the NFL. I guess someone could give him a shot some day, but I wouldn't expect it to happen in the middle of the season. What team would want that sort of distraction at mid-season? Maybe the Dolphins, I guess. I would add the Redskins, but it would be insane to bring Kaepernick into close proximity with the Trumpster.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:32 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
ringfinger wrote:
Kaepernicks representatives released a statement today... it’s almost like he feels he has a right to play in the NFL.

Move on, pal.

https://twitter.com/adamschefter/status/1182395272141430784?s=21


I'm not sure why they decided to stir the pot right now. Posting something on Twitter does nothing to advance the ball as far as getting Kaepernick a job in the NFL. I guess someone could give him a shot some day, but I wouldn't expect it to happen in the middle of the season. What team would want that sort of distraction at mid-season? Maybe the Dolphins, I guess. I would add the Redskins, but it would be insane to bring Kaepernick into close proximity with the Trumpster.


I’d imagine the Dolphins would rather see what they have in Rosen. And the Redskins, Haskins. Kaep is 32. There just isn’t much upside here.

If a team felt he could lead them to a Super Bowl, I just don’t think teams are so prideful they’d pass that chance up. They’ve signed other “trouble makers” in the past when the upside was there.

My guess? He’s short on money, and thats why he is reinserting himself into the picture.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:22 pm    Post subject:

https://twitter.com/SInow/status/1030169476552114177
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:38 am    Post subject:

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https://twitter.com/SInow/status/1030169476552114177


The devil is in the details eh? Why was it rejected?
Maybe it's because it's _way_ below the salary of someone who took their took to the Superbowl?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:57 am    Post subject:

tlim wrote:
numero-ocho wrote:
https://twitter.com/SInow/status/1030169476552114177


The devil is in the details eh? Why was it rejected?
Maybe it's because it's _way_ below the salary of someone who took their took to the Superbowl?


Pretty cheesy to berate the NFL claiming the placed a hiring freeze on you, and then reject an offer because the money wasn't enough for you (if that is what happened).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:00 am    Post subject:

tlim wrote:
numero-ocho wrote:
https://twitter.com/SInow/status/1030169476552114177


The devil is in the details eh? Why was it rejected?
Maybe it's because it's _way_ below the salary of someone who took their took to the Superbowl?


He led his team out of the playoffs the year after that season and to a 2-14 record after that.

Did you forget that part or leave it out on purpose?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:26 am    Post subject:

Just to be clear here: Elway made that comment in 2018, and he was referring to an offer in 2016. It pains me to give Kaepernick the benefit of the doubt, but I'll do it anyway. He probably valued himself a lot higher in 2016 than he would today. This is not unreasonable.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:54 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
Just to be clear here: Elway made that comment in 2018, and he was referring to an offer in 2016. It pains me to give Kaepernick the benefit of the doubt, but I'll do it anyway. He probably valued himself a lot higher in 2016 than he would today. This is not unreasonable.


There’s no doubt. He’s probably short on money or something.

It’s interesting he takes issue with a sort of .. form of protest. Hmmmm.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:57 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
Just to be clear here: Elway made that comment in 2018, and he was referring to an offer in 2016. It pains me to give Kaepernick the benefit of the doubt, but I'll do it anyway. He probably valued himself a lot higher in 2016 than he would today. This is not unreasonable.


Makes sense.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:24 pm    Post subject:

3,357 - The number of Americans killed by police gunfire since Kaepernick started his protest.

378 - The number of Black Americans killed by police gunfire during the 1st year of Kaepernicks protest.

155 - The number of Black Americans killed by police gunfire in the 2nd year after Kaepernicks protest.


52 = Number of Officers feloniously killed 2016

47 = Number of Officers feloniously killed 2017

51 = Number of Officers feloniously killed 2018

So while the rate of felonious on duty deaths of Officers has remained steady, the rate of Black Americans killed by Police gunfire has dropped significantly. So what's changed? Clearly the fear of ending up on the front pages of newspapers across the country has seen Officers exercise considerably more restraint when it comes to handling the duties of their job than was the case when they had almost no fear of prosecution for killing. Over 200 families a year owe Colin a debt of real gratitude as without the focus, Officers would have continued killing with impunity. That fact they've cut back on the killing as much as they have, without the requisite massive increase in Officer deaths that was floated when this all started, proves that they had not been exercising reasonable restraint. When faced with the prospect of potential harm to themselves, or their livelihood, they've reacted like pretty much every other American and are much more careful before they commit themselves to killing. A bit of progress, with a long way still to go.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:45 pm    Post subject:

I'm normally on the left of issues like this and I just want to say that my opinion on this is completely apolitical and that I am only referencing his ability on the football field. HE SUCKS!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:48 pm    Post subject:

Probably shouldn't have sued the NFL ...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:52 pm    Post subject:

Holy cherry picking and attribution errors Batman!

More Black Americans were killed by police after Kap’s protest than the year before it.

Do you really think he ought to be responsible for approximately 20% of the 2016 deaths?

I don’t think he ought to get credit for anything other than furthering woke culture.
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