August 13, 2017

Market forces, not SJW bullies, will decide Kaepernick’s fate

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback turned social justice warrior, Colin Kaepernick, is in the news again, this time regarding a petition signed by over 130,000 fans threatening an NFL boycott if he’s not picked up by a team. 

He’s a free agent now but nobody has signed him yet. There’s no official blackball but team managers have said fans will revolt if they sign him. And besides, he’s just not as good as he used to be.

You’d think this whole thing couldn’t get more bizarre but now director Spike Lee has organized an August pro-Kaepernick rally to help the unemployed quarterback get a job.

We’re witnessing ultimate snowflakery happening in a professional football league.

With progressives bullying sports leagues, we’ll soon see the equivalent of everyone receiving participation badges like they do in kindergarten.

Although 130,000 fans have signed the petition, consider the results of a poll by JD Powers showing the number one reason cited for tuning out the NFL in 2016, was the national anthem protests.

That translated into a ratings drop which meant less money for the organizations.

Social justice warriors can screech all they want but this is business. The NFL isn’t going to give Kaepernick a job if it will cause them to lose money due to his antics.

The survey participants actually did turn off their televisions, while the people signing the petition are just threatening to.

Ultimately, the free market is going to decide Kaepernick’s fate and I predict the detractors will win this one.

It’s simple - people turn on an NFL game to be entertained, not to be updated on the latest cause of the day.

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commented 2017-08-14 16:31:30 -0400
It doesn’t really matter if he gets hired by an NFL team Anyone who’s been around football for any lengthy of time will tell you that if the team , especially the O-line doesn’t like the QB , he’s not going to have a long career Getting sacked 5-6 times a game because the O-line doesn’t care for you results in a shortened career Even if he gets on with a team this year chances are he won’t finish and won’t finish healthy
commented 2017-08-14 10:24:41 -0400
I wonder how long this insane BS from the progressive left can go on, and how bad it will get, before enough people wake up, stand up and say:
…and start murdering the delusional left and the other fascists where they stand…because putting up with anymore evil BS from the progressive left is…intolerable!
commented 2017-08-14 08:51:30 -0400
Where was Spike Lee when Tim Tebow couldn’t get a quarterback gig in the NFL?????????????????
commented 2017-08-14 07:14:09 -0400
He’s welcome to send me his resume… well, on second thought, no thanks.
commented 2017-08-14 07:13:14 -0400
Maybe he can head over to Mogadishu and look for work.
commented 2017-08-14 02:27:22 -0400

Others 2015
Incentive from San Francisco 49ers

Bonus 2015
Workout bonus from San Francisco 49ers

Bonus 2015
Roster bonus from San Francisco 49ers

Salary 2015
Salary from San Francisco 49ers

Net worth estimated between 22 and 25 million. He could retire, have a satisfying new career, or even do volunteer work.

Its… Its all so sad. Maybe there will be a benefit concert for him? We can all send in money! Maybe do a collection of the tabs from drink tins to get money for him. So sad…
commented 2017-08-14 02:16:49 -0400
So this is a hold-our-breath-until-someone-gives-him-a-job scam. Talent be damned. He is black and therefore, by right of colour, deserves a job others are better at.

How much is this charity case still worth? How many millions has he earned during his career? I won’t shed a tear for him or any other paid employee of a sports team (i.e., athletes) that brings disgrace too the team being shown the door.

I can’t imagine him with a tin cup asking people in the street to pay for his über fast sports car or his steak dinner tonight.

As for Spike Lee, I stopped watching his films a long time ago. Virtue signalling and definitely anti-white. Good for a first year film student who doesn’t mind the heavy PC angle.
commented 2017-08-14 01:11:32 -0400
Jimmy Reece who the hell is Spike to tell the NFL what to do anyways?
commented 2017-08-14 01:10:47 -0400
Jimmy Reece not all of them , but more than enough, Tales from the Hood was the only one i actually enjoyed. Summer of Sam wasn’t bad either. Calling Larry Bird overrated and the great white hope is a racist comment.
commented 2017-08-13 22:41:45 -0400
Drew Wakariuk,

Tell me – which Spike Lee movies have you seen, because I bet it’s less than 3.
commented 2017-08-13 21:06:33 -0400
Space Moose – I can see that happening for sure!
commented 2017-08-13 20:04:00 -0400
Lets see if the CFL will pick him up.
commented 2017-08-13 19:47:27 -0400
Jamie Macmaster very true words, it is hard to play sports with a chip on your shoulder all the time.

Kaepernick is not entitled to anything. Still it is good to see this, pro sports leagues need to wake up and realize that the SJW kooks will run them into the ground if they keep bending over for them.

Spike Lee has always been a self important whiner and his movies were crappy anyways.
commented 2017-08-13 19:08:50 -0400
Don Cherry’s words of wisdom were bang on!
commented 2017-08-13 18:09:54 -0400
I remember Don Cherry’s warning to an Indian hockey player who had said something to the effect that he wasn’t getting a fair shake because he was an Indian. “You better stay quiet young fellow, or nobody will hire you because there isn’t a coach or GM who wants to hire a problem.”