Thursday, July 11, 2013

Colin Kaepernick Causes an Uproar...and Your Point is?

Colin Kaepernick, quarterback of the San Fransisco 49ers,  put a picture of himself holding a Miami Dolphins cap on the social media service Instagram.

In the off season of the NFL, when news is at best slow, the Internet fan and NFL crowd does what they do. Create an outrage about something that doesn't matter. I can understand where fans are coming from, how do you, the face of a franchise in the most profitable sports league on the planet, hold up gear from a competing franchise? I guess what I don't understand is how you can get this outraged over a hat? Why are you screaming about "loyalty"? Are franchises loyal to the players that come in, give all they have, and get cut over health issues? I don't remember seeing anyone crying over "loyalty" in regards to Austin Collie being cut by the Indianapolis Colts over concussions?
The Colts also will not re-sign oft-injured receiver Austin Collie, who played in just one game last season after rupturing a patellar tendon in his right knee.
Collie, diagnosed with three concussions over the past 22½ months and who left another game during that span with what team officials described as "concussion-like symptoms," spent four seasons with the team. He had 257 catches over his first three years.(link, last 2 paras)
My thoughts on that thought process: If Kaepernick destroys both knees this season, and the 49ers cut him in the off season, can he cry foul about "loyalty" without you the fan rolling your eyes? You, the fans, are using a passive-aggressive behavior to create something to get mad about out of nothing. I couldn't care less if a NFL player has gear from another franchise on his body during the off season. What does this have anything to do with his play on the field or in practice, or in the film room?

Don't worry, I'll wait.

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