Beyond Sick and Tired of Colin Kaepernick
I’ve been sick and tired of Colin Kaepernick for years. For reasons that defy logic and make absolutely no sense, he continues to receive a disproportionate amount of public attention.
Yes, I know that I’m playing right into it now by writing this column. I have kept my “powder” dry for the longest time regarding this sore subject.
Before Kaepernick, I can’t remember a time that the NFL went to such supreme lengths to hold a special workout for one player.
25 of 32 teams made plans (in November, 2019) to attend the special Kaepernick workout. All 32 teams would receive film, in order to see his present caliber of play
But, the much-awaited NFL workout did not go as planned. Why? Because Kaepernick sabotaged it. At the last minute he decided to try and change the venue.
The league had no choice but to call Kaepernick a no show.
The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s workout was supposed to take at the Atlanta Falcons training center.
Instead, Kaepernick decided to hold his own event. He skipped the sanctioned NFL-sponsored event and held his own event in Riverdale, south of Atlanta.
I’m convinced, Kaepernick doesn’t really want to play in the NFL. Instead, he wants to pretend that he wants to play. He’s formed his own cottage industry and portrays himself as a victim of various forms of discrimination.
At the time, Kaepernick said, “So we're waiting for the 32 owners, the 32 teams, Roger Goodell, all of them to stop running," said Kaepernick.
Running from what? The league went to extraordinary lengths to give Kaepernick an incredible opportunity to play his way back into the league.
Kaepernick hasn't played in three years, following the season in which he protested social injustice by refusing to stand for the National Anthem.
"Stop running from the truth, stop running from the people," said Kaepernick. These words ring so hallow.
In response to Kaepernick’s specious allegations, The NFL said that "Twenty-five clubs were present for the workout, and all 32 clubs, their head coaches, general managers and other personnel executives would have received video footage of the interview and workout, shot by the Atlanta Falcons video crew.”
What more does the NFL have to do to appease one malcontent? They scheduled a special workout only for him.
Kaepernick has created his own industry. He has a new book coming out, soon. You can be sure that the radical national media will afford him with rich market saturation level coverage.
All for free. I guarantee you, Kaepernick’s book will be a huge success.
In the end, Kaepernick is a mad genius. There is simply no reason to play in the NFL, when you can make such a handsome living talking about wanting to play.