Colin Kaepernick

Colin Rand Kaepernick (kap-ƏR-nik; born November 3, 1987) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. Kaepernick played college football for the University of Nevada in Reno, where he was named the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Offensive Player of the Year twice and became the only player in NCAA Division I FBS history to amass 10,000 passing yards and 4,000 rushing yards in a career.
  • SNL's Michael Che Mocks Trump at Netflix Event: 'Wish We Had Crack as an Excuse'
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    SNL's Michael Che Mocks Trump at Netflix Event: 'Wish We Had Crack as an Excuse'

    On Tuesday night, Lincoln Center hosted an unconventional trio of performers for “a night of comedy and song.” The soiree, featuring Michael Che, Michelle Wolf, Demetri Martin, and singer and actress Patina Miller, was presented by Lincoln Center Corporate Fund and Netflix in support of the performing arts center. While multiple references were made to Michelle Wolf's recent controversial headlining gig at the White House Correspondents' dinner—the comedian was described in introductions as “beloved in Washington D.C.”—The Break star kept her set Trump-free, instead turning to gender politics with a tight fifteen of highly warranted misandry. She did, however, allude to our national sense of

  • John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Willy Nelson, Common and More Celebrities React to US Border Policy
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    John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Willy Nelson, Common and More Celebrities React to US Border Policy

    Country music icon Willie Nelson has extended an offer to meet President Donald Trump at one of the detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand what's happening, the latest attempt by a celebrity hoping to end the administration's policy of separating families at border crossings. John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, have donated and raised $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union. Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a link to groups fighting the policy. Kate Walsh has pleaded with critics to call their senators and demand a change. The home page for “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has included online links for anyone wanting to help to such organizations as Kids

  • Does Cleveland have a better chance of keeping LeBron than we think?
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    Does Cleveland have a better chance of keeping LeBron than we think?

    The LeBron James rumors have been swirling ever since the Cleveland Cavaliers were swept by the Golden State Warriors, but don't be surprised if James remains in his hometown.

  • 焦点:火花散らすオーストラリアと中国、なぜ関係悪化したか
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    焦点:火花散らすオーストラリアと中国、なぜ関係悪化したか

    Colin Packham 中国の通信機器大手、華為技術(ファーウェイ)[HWT.UL]の豪州における第5世代(5G)高速通信の整備計画への参入禁止措置が見込まれているため、外国による干渉を防止する法案が成立した場合、その影響は一段と悪化するとみられる。 農産物などオーストラリアの1次産品の主要輸入国である中国の反応は当初、外交的な抗議にとどまっていた。しかし先月、中国税関当局は、豪州ワインメーカー6社の出荷を遅らせるようになった。その中には、トレジャリー・ワイン・エステーツ(TWE.AX)やペルノ・リカール(PERP.PA)が含まれる。

  • Speaking truth to power - from James Baldwin to Colin Kaepernick
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    Speaking truth to power - from James Baldwin to Colin Kaepernick

    Fifty years after his assassination, why does Bobby Kennedy still command so much of our attention and affection? In part, it's because of the searing memory of his death, less than five years after his brother's and just two months after the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. In part, it's because of a wistful counterfactual fantasy: Had Kennedy lived and beaten Richard Nixon for the presidency, we might have been spared the national nightmare of Watergate and the bloody, futile "peace with honor" strategy in Vietnam. Bobby Kennedy was one of the rare leaders in our national history who appeared to grow wiser, humbler and more compassionate the more fame and power he attained. In this short and passionately written book, "What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America," the prolific scholar and commentator Michael Eric Dyson revisits a key turning point in Kennedy's moral and intellectual odyssey on the issue of race.

  • Eagles present Super Bowl ring to longtime employee fired by Chip Kelly
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    Eagles present Super Bowl ring to longtime employee fired by Chip Kelly

    Whether you consider Chip Kelly's three seasons in Philadelphia as the Chip Kelly Era or Chip Kelly Error, another chapter in the Kelly-Eagles relationship was written this week. The Eagles presented a Super Bowl ring to a longtime employee who was fired by Kelly after his second year in Philadelphia. Carol Cullen was not just any "former employee." She had been an executive assistant to the coaching staff since 1985. Kelly was her seventh head coach. And then ... one day ... it was over. "Chip just said my job was no longer needed," Cullen told ESPN. "It was very difficult. I had no idea it was coming, so it was very emotional for me. And it took me a while to get over it and get used to another

  • The NFL's Handling of the Kaepernick Situation Could Blow up American Sports
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    The NFL's Handling of the Kaepernick Situation Could Blow up American Sports

    The people running the NFL aren't any smarter than you or me. They've managed to maneuver themselves next to a machine that prints money. That's it. The machine is what matters. It's the goose that lays golden eggs. With its maladroit handling of the Kaepernick situation, the NFL may have killed its prized possession. The moment Colin Kaepernick said the word “collusion,” I thought to myself, they need to give that man a contract, and they need to do it now. Here's why: The moment collusion became an issue, federal antitrust laws were invoked. The federal antitrust laws are designed to protect competition, and while the core tenets are relatively simply stated, boy do they pack a wallop. When

  • PFW's Top 10 storylines in 2018 NFL season
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    PFW's Top 10 storylines in 2018 NFL season

    A 2017 season marred by injuries, controversies and simmering tensions between players, owners, fans and even politicians culminated in one of the more riveting Super Bowls ever. Consider it a microcosm of today's NFL, which has never been more profitable, or more polarizing. Thus, while there are hundreds of apt storylines worth highlighting as the league roars toward its 98th season in existence, we enjoyed the task of paring them down to the top 10. Protests, collusion claims test NFL's strength The player movement spurred by then-49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, who first knelt during the national anthem in 2016 to protest social injustice and police brutality, hasn't gone away. The league, some

  • On Colin Kaepernick, NFL protests and the artist he inspired
    The Tennessean

    On Colin Kaepernick, NFL protests and the artist he inspired

    The Tennessee Titans spent their last day of minicamp Thursday learning gun safety from Metro Nashville Police and getting a feel for the challenges of that job. Nashville Predators star P.K. Subban devised and paid for a program over the past season in which Nashville Police officers and underprivileged kids got together to eat and watch the Preds play. And now is a good time for someone in the local sports landscape to educate as many kids as possible about how to handle an interaction with an officer and to understand their rights in that situation. That's part of what Colin Kaepernick has been doing with his camps in various cities for nearly two years now — since shortly after he became

  • On Flag Day, a call for football players to stand up [Opinion]
    Houston Chronicle

    On Flag Day, a call for football players to stand up [Opinion]

    Caption Close I love American football. I love the NFL. I love the level of competition, the human conditioning and extraordinary effort that the world is able to witness from September to February each year. Football brings us BBQ's, friendly rivalries and funny commercials. It embodies "Americanism" at its finest — raw power, competition and disciplined strength. I was disappointed in the NFL owners' recent decision that will not require NFL players to be on the field during our National Anthem. Given the circumstances, this was the best decision possible as they were in an impossible position, locked between infringing on players' First Amendment rights and the dictatorial position of mandating

  • Patrick Reusse: NFL and MLB have 62 teams combined, and they are all cowards
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    Patrick Reusse: NFL and MLB have 62 teams combined, and they are all cowards

    My first day of employment in a newspaper office was in mid-August 1963 as a copy boy at the Minneapolis Morning Tribune. I've been working in some form for KSTP on AM-1500 radio continuously since September 1983. As I've covered and commented on ballgames, I've always had confidence that the news side across the way and the TV newsroom downstairs were going to be allowed to take on important and interesting issues to the best of their ability. I've always had confidence that there were ownerships willing to say, "Yes, we're going to go with it, even if it costs us some readers, or viewers, or advertisers." It was a great moment in Twin Cities journalism in November 2014, when KSTP owner Stan

  • Ice Cube on Colin Kaepernick: 'I knew his message would be hijacked'
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    Ice Cube on Colin Kaepernick: 'I knew his message would be hijacked'

    The outspoken rapper and NFL quarterback both have inspired controversy by fighting police brutality and racial inequality.