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Kaepernick unemployed = best NFL opening weekend ever!

Kaepernick was NOT blackballed

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Well, the first weekend of the 2017 National Football League season is over and Colin Kaepernick still does not have a job.

Hip, hip hooray!!!

Kaepernick, the former (oh, that word is soooo lovely!) quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers spent all of last season dishonoring the United States of America by kneeling during the National Anthem. He then offended victims of communism by wearing a tee-shirt with the image of the murderous thug Fidel Castro. And he insulted police officers by wearing “pig” socks.

But he wasn’t done.

In March of this year, Kaepernick said he would no longer kneel during the National Anthem because he “no longer wants his method of protest to detract from the positive change he believes has been created.” Translation:  “I didn’t realize that my protest might mean I won’t play in the NFL anymore! Oh crap!” Add hypocrite and weasel to the words that aptly describe this clown.

Also add idiot. After trying to worm his way into a new quarterbacking job, Kaepernick took to Twitter in June and compared police to “runaway slave patrols” of the early 1800s.

NFL television ratings dropped last season, and the Kaepernick protest was the leading reason. Naturally, most teams were wary of signing him in 2017 as they didn’t want to risk losing even more fans.

But such common sense was anathema for the Social Justice Warriors at ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and other sports media. As NFL training camps opened in August, whether Kaepernick would be signed by a team seemed to be the only topic ESPN Radio was interested in. Why, he was at least good enough to be a backup quarterback! So, why wouldn’t a team hire him?

But for the rest of us, it’s pretty simple why Kaepernick isn’t on a team. No fan goes to an NFL game or watches on television because of the backup quarterback. So if you are an NFL team owner, you realize that Kaepernick has no value to you insofar as attracting fans if you sign him as a backup quarterback. However, his past antics might very well drive some fans away. And any NFL owner who can rub two brain cells together knows that driving fans away means driving dollars away.

That is mere common sense, but when have SJWs let that get in the way of one of their crusades? So, expect that ESPN et al. will harp on this subject for the better part of this season.

But whatever else happens, Kaepernick has shown that there are consequences to angering fans by sticking your politics into an area where it doesn’t belong. And that has made this opening weekend of the NFL the best yet.

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David Hogberg

David Hogberg is a writer living in Maryland. He is author of the book, "Medicare’s Victims: How the U.S. Government’s Largest Health Care Program Harms Patients and Impairs Physicians."

Comments

  • Carolyn E

    Yes, the NFL opener was great because it didn’t have Kaepernick but, alas, it didn’t have much else either – fans, for instance. This year’s opener was the worst viewership in 18 years. ESPN has lost as well, one-fourth of its subscribers have left and more are leaving by the day. A lot of that is due to Colin’s shameful kneel on the sidelines but he never could have done that if the NFL hadn’t let him. Since the NFL has no more repented of its sins than he has, look for the damage to only get worse.

  • chewy

    What a nasty little boy Hogberg is! Rejoice in your anti-political correctness, but why be so fucking snotty? Grow up, asshole.