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John Mara says signing Colin Kaepernick would lead to fan backlash

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The NFL party line, as articulated by Commissioner Roger Goodell, is that Colin Kaepernick’s unemployment is football related, Giants owner John Mara has acknowledged off-field concerns contributing as well.

Mara told Jenny Vrentas of TheMMQB.com that the Giants didn’t discuss signing Kaepernick this offseason, and that they’ve heard from many fans who would be angry if they did.

“All my years being in the league, I never received more emotional mail from people than I did about that issue,” Mara said. “If any of your players ever do that, we are never coming to another Giants game. It wasn’t one or two letters. It was a lot. It’s an emotional, emotional issue for a lot of people, moreso than any other issue I’ve run into.”

The Giants signed kicker Josh Brown to a new contract after he was arrested for domestic violence, and kept him on the team last year after he was suspended for domestic violence. It’s extraordinary that Mara says he heard from more fans about Kaepernick — a player on another team, who didn’t do anything illegal — than about Brown.

Mara’s comments say a lot about Kaepernick’s continuing unemployment: For many teams, the decision not to sign Kaepernick may go beyond whether the coach or G.M. think Kaepernick can help on the field. It may go up to the owner, who fears Kaepernick would hurt the franchise off the field.

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  1. dcapettini says: May 29, 2017 6:16 AM

    When Kaepernick decided to make his stand and disrespect the National Anthem, he stated that the issues were more important than whether he plays football or not. Many people admired his principled stand. But now that the cost of that gesture has been revealed, many folks, including PFT, are outraged that the various owners and the fans have held him to account for it. Kaepernick himself hasn’t whined too much, but this may change when 2017 ends and he still finds himself without a team. In the words of Malcolm X, “the chickens have come home to roost.”

  2. xofdallas says: May 29, 2017 6:17 AM

    There are actually three issues that come into play on the part of any team decisionmaker:

    1. Would he be a distraction for the team, in and out of the locker room? Absoluetly.

    2. Would his presence on the roster actually erode our fan base? Absolutely.

    3. Would he polarize our fan base? Absolutely.

    4. Would he polarize the locker room? I really do think so.

    5. Would he fit our system (and this is a really valid point. You don’t want 2 qbs who are pocket passers and one who isn’t). For all but about 4 teams, the answer is, absolutely not.

    6. Do we need a qb (even as backup). For all but a few teams, no.

    7. Is he that good a qb, compared to others who are or who may be available? Answer: Iffy at best.

    When you sum it all up, on the need/skill/fit dimension, there may be two teams out of 32 who might take him.

    Then when you add in that you might be paying a distraction who would actually lose or alienate your fan base (meaning, he would have a negative value), that number would easily shrink to zero.

    Final point: The Seahawks are seriously looking at him?

    Pete Carroll’s Seahawks are reportedly imploding anyway. If he takes Kaepernick, my thought is, it would only accelerate the process. The team has lots of talented players, but they’re only going to get older, and the team’s only going to get worse, as time goes on.

  3. royalitalianarmy says: May 29, 2017 6:18 AM

    If ANYONE in America disrespects or desecrates the flag in ANY Way should have their citizenship revoked and thrown out of the Country.

  4. pastabelly says: May 29, 2017 6:20 AM

    Most fans didn’t know about Josh Brown’s history of domestic violence. Most do know about Kaepernick. All that means is that publicity is more important than integrity to the Giants. They really are pathetic.

  5. xofdallas says: May 29, 2017 6:21 AM

    lol ok, 7 issues.

  6. patfic5 says: May 29, 2017 6:22 AM

    It was just something about those pig socks……Kap was the wrong voice. Media should’ve never put a Mic in front of his face.

  7. nyfootballgiants says: May 29, 2017 6:23 AM

    Let’s be honest. Of course physical violence is the worse offense. Not even close. But you are missing something here.

    Most people (sadly) don’t get as worked up about physical violence, because many times it happens behind the scenes. No one gets to see the action itself happen. That’s why when video exists of Mixon or Rice hitting a woman, there is a backlash. But, sans video, the response by most people is much less.

    In regards to Kaepernick – let me say this. If he was coming off of a season in which he led the Niners to a Super Bowl title, and threw for 4800 yards, 30 TDS, etc – people would have lined up to sign him – even with his political statement.

    But, he made a very visible political statement – which alienated a significant portion of the population. Where he has the legal right to do so, he is not legally guaranteed to have a job. Companies make decisions all the time in regards to hiring – and someone whose skills and performance is less than the distractions they have caused (perceived or otherwise) will find challenges in finding employment.

    Life is funny sometimes

  8. bigdaddyrockytop says: May 29, 2017 6:27 AM

    If making that stand was that important to him then being unemployed should be worth it. Kind of a big deal to think things through.

  9. jmscooby says: May 29, 2017 6:31 AM

    I’m actually tired of reading these CK articles. He seemed like a talented player coming out of UN. He had his right to stand up or kneel for what he believed in. I give him that. I’m a veteran, though. I fought for him to kneel. Enjoy playing in Canada, young man. I will not click on another.

  10. wrongnessmaximus says: May 29, 2017 6:39 AM

    I really don’t know who this is a sadder comment on. This idiot or the idiots he’s referring to that wrote in. So, you can play in the NFL while you beat women, beat kids,use drugs, own and carry illegal firearms, have dwi, dui and reckless driving tickets; but don’t you make a peaceful protests over what you (and many others) feel is an unjust system. Leave your gun in the locker, but put your hand over your heart for the anthem and you’ll be fine.

  11. ninjapleazee says: May 29, 2017 6:47 AM

    Now he can kneel all day in his home for all I care.

  12. officialgame says: May 29, 2017 6:52 AM

    I think it is a combination between Kaepernick’s regression as a player and his militant behavior. Owners and coaches just don’t need the aggravation from a QB who supposed to be “all in” with the program. He put himself above the game and made all eyes were focus on a unpopular political stance most of us reject.

  13. grayone77 says: May 29, 2017 6:52 AM

    Every week the starting QB is required to do press conferences, and usually is part of conference calls with the opponents media. And for good reason, it’s tradition for the QB to be the face and voice of the team. It’s not necessarily a good thing to have your starter constantly answering questions about his backup. Furthermore, if he were to become the starter due to on field results or injury, now he gets to have unimpeded access to not just local media, but national as well. And the team should decide if it’s worth it.

  14. patriotsarefoolsgold says: May 29, 2017 6:55 AM

    Kneeling aside, the ignorant and foolish things he said about Fidel Castro combined with his reprehensible views on police is what disqualifies him. I imagine there are a lot of Giants who are NYPD and they have wives and children. I don’t blame Giants fans. If for some reason you think hating people who protect you and praising a brutal dictator is “justice”, then you probably need to get your head examined.

  15. jjb0811 says: May 29, 2017 6:57 AM

    Let’s not forget 2 other very important parts of Kaep. He restructured his deal mid season to become a FA this offseason. And once he restructured and started, his team ended up w/ the #2 pick. He cost himself lots of money and bad publicity, no one else.

  16. walker1191 says: May 29, 2017 6:57 AM

    The good news for Kaepernick is that it seems like he will have a lot more free time to devote to activism.

  17. jmscooby says: May 29, 2017 6:58 AM

    Well said, NYFG.

  18. jdphx says: May 29, 2017 6:59 AM

    Baby steps… Many in the NFL are too afraid, or too PC
    to say what Mara did. Same goes for DC. Look at how
    that continues to unfold. The people had their say, and
    now the other side is hysterical…

  19. charger383 says: May 29, 2017 7:04 AM

    Remember all the money comes from the fans

  20. george1859 says: May 29, 2017 7:18 AM

    If my team even thinks of signing this guy, I’ll let go of my decades long season tickets.
    His disrespect for the symbol of our nation that so many gave their lives for so this guy can play a game, while openly spitting in their face is not going to get my support.

    You picked the wrong symbol there son…

  21. modeltim says: May 29, 2017 7:19 AM

    Kaepernick will be fine regardless of whether he ever plays in the NFL again. His cause is righteous. He has exposed the dark side of sports fandom where anyone who exercises their right to stand up for what they know to be true is ostracized by a pack of Kool aid drinkers.

  22. cubancigar10 says: May 29, 2017 7:27 AM

    Kap dug his own hole. Now he’s got to lie in the pig slop. Enjoy your retirement.

  23. sportoficionado says: May 29, 2017 7:29 AM

    Good on Mara that he was honest and forthcoming about this topic but really this is a shame on our society that we alienated a young man that protested something that many Americans, not just black Americans, have been eschewing for years. Not going to say he took the absolute best approach, but protest isn’t about compliance, as it pertains to societal norms but rather a defiance of them to spotlight what is the perceived persecution or restriction. This is the guiding principle that helped found this country and it is everyone’s right and privilege to continue and uphold that.

  24. thegloriousone says: May 29, 2017 7:36 AM

    It was a social statement, not a political one.

    Policemen killing unarmed black men shouldn’t be constrained to political parties, but conservatives simply can’t hide their racism.

  25. PriorKnowledge says: May 29, 2017 7:38 AM

    He was the starting QB. The starting QB represents the team. He disrespected the USA by sitting/kneeling during the National Anthem. As representative of the team, he implied the owner and the rest of the team felt the same way. No amount of political excuses can undo that. It is far beyond politics.

  26. jwhester says: May 29, 2017 7:40 AM

    I wish his entire team would sit out the next National Anthem. This is an affront to free speech. Yes, I know that freedom of speech doesn’t mean you can’t suffer the consequence of losing your job, but to me that’s not the point. I don’t care whether this player has a job; I care whether a team will avoid hiring someone based on fan outrage at a political statement. Where does a team draw the line? Which sort of ugly response by fans do you condone, and which do you reject?

    Do you imagine that there were many angry fans when baseball was first integrated?

  27. Rolo Tomassi says: May 29, 2017 7:43 AM

    Kapernick was fine until he decided to wear the Pig Socks

  28. trainwrecksryan says: May 29, 2017 7:44 AM

    Snowflakes everywhere!

  29. Stabbeded him in his abdomen says: May 29, 2017 7:44 AM

    You reap what you sow. Everyday be thankful for what you do have and pray for those who don’t. Not everyone is a millionaire and can do and say things without repercussions.

  30. barrywhererufrom says: May 29, 2017 7:49 AM

    He disrespectful behavior and declining play has consquences. This man wore socks which depicted cops as pigs. He is a piraha and he earned it. Good riddance.

  31. footballboozer says: May 29, 2017 7:54 AM

    The Mara family are pathetic human beings. They allow a woman abuser to play for this organization and sign him to a new contract!
    And all along, Rodger goes along with this disgrace.
    Keep up the good work NFL. Integrity, ya right!

  32. mikeytoth says: May 29, 2017 8:00 AM

    I bet the league has something to do with the non hiring of Kaepernick. I bet if someone picks him up, they get the Patriots treatment and blacklisted.

  33. fishyinalittledishy says: May 29, 2017 8:01 AM

    But it’s ok for a team to sign an of field practioner of violence towards animals and fellow human beings. Let’s face it if Colin Kaepernick was a consistent game changer he would be signed, so in a way it is football related. It’s just that he is not good enough to quite overcome the distractions he has brought upon himself. We are at that time of the football calendar we’re everybody is happy full of bravado, telling everybody how good they and their team mates are, old and new nobody’s really under any pressure. As soon as the serious stuff gets underway they will come calling. Even candy floss owners like Mara if needs must.

  34. walker1191 says: May 29, 2017 8:09 AM

    There is no bigger hypocrite than John Mara.

  35. romosmicrodongs says: May 29, 2017 8:10 AM

    thegloriousone says:
    May 29, 2017 7:36 AM

    It was a social statement, not a political one.

    Policemen killing unarmed black men shouldn’t be constrained to political parties, but conservatives simply can’t hide their racism.

    “anyone who disagrees with me is a racist!!!!”

  36. tformation says: May 29, 2017 8:11 AM

    Might as well be honest about it. If you disrespect police and America on national television, don’t be surprised if no one in the NFL wants to hire you.

    As much as it pains the writers on this blog, 80-90% of the people watching NFL football and commenting on this site are conservative. If you say and do things that are deeply offensive to 80-90% of the fan base of the NFL, you should expect consequences.

    In a lot of ways, what Kaep did was brave. In a lot of ways, it was very stupid. He’s made his bed. He gets to lie in it.

  37. redclaw1314 says: May 29, 2017 8:13 AM

    the elephant in the room speaks

  38. simplec72 says: May 29, 2017 8:16 AM

    Hey Kap, it seems that every team is taking a knee in regards to signing you. How do you like it?

  39. blah773 says: May 29, 2017 8:18 AM

    kneeled himself right out of the league.

  40. washy04 says: May 29, 2017 8:19 AM

    Kap had the right and freedom to kneel and speak out. Teams have the right and freedom to hire and shun anyone they want. Welcome to America Kap, enjoy your self induced retirement.

  41. truevision21 says: May 29, 2017 8:21 AM

    Are we going to continue to talk about this? If so, let’s finally discuss, WHY, he took this position. Also, let’s go ahead and sing that 3rd Verse! It basically says that as a black man, in this country, you can’t run, or hide…..”No refuge can save the hireling or slave From the horror of flight or gloom of the grave “…..oh, and you can’t play QB anymore, either…

  42. bullcharger says: May 29, 2017 8:24 AM

    His ability to play weighs heavily. If he was incredibly good he would be snapped up in an instant. He isn’t good enough to start anymore and the rest of the baggage isn’t worth it.

    I don’t see it being that different than Chad Johnson or T.O. Different baggage, but once their skill declined they were out.

  43. abninf says: May 29, 2017 8:26 AM

    modeltim says:

    Kaepernick will be fine regardless of whether he ever plays in the NFL again. His cause is righteous.
    =================================

    Wearing socks depicting police officers as pigs (at the same time they were being executed across the country) and praising a communist dictator is a genius way to get people to come to his side or even be willing to listen and take him seriously, huh?

  44. craigkintexas says: May 29, 2017 8:30 AM

    He’ll make a great spokesperson for ESPN or ISIS.

  45. delshofner says: May 29, 2017 8:45 AM

    Damn … having an opinion … is worse than domestic violence? Damn.

  46. dirtydrynn27 says: May 29, 2017 8:50 AM

    A form of blackballing

  47. streetyson says: May 29, 2017 8:50 AM

    But it’s ok to beat women, and it’s ok to break comms rules, and it’s ok needle a Steelers’ football and falsely accuse them of deflating, and its ok to claim 15 mins of sideline video in the first game after an ill-defined new rule came into force was the crime of the century when it’s still ok to video today from 6 feet further back. And it’s still ok to push for using said video for in-game Surface use (the stopping of which was the whole point of the original sideline video ban, and btw, the Pats never did that anyway). And it’s ok for the NFL to not investigate David Tyree’s helmet catch after his team-mates on record said he’d used stickem – because all that only causes backlash from other teams’ fans. Oh wait! It’s ok to sell fake merchandise to Giants fans…oops

  48. nhpats says: May 29, 2017 8:56 AM

    thegloriousone says:
    May 29, 2017 7:36 AM
    It was a social statement, not a political one.

    Policemen killing unarmed black men shouldn’t be constrained to political parties, but conservatives simply can’t hide their racism.

    ———-

    And yet it was the (R)s who championed civil rights…. and it was the (D) George Wallace who himself blocked the entrance to a University to keep a black girl out.

    Maybe you better run to your safe space

  49. mmmpierogi says: May 29, 2017 8:56 AM

    If the level of bottomfeeder social backwardness displayed by PFT posters at all typifies what Mara was seeing, I’m sure the letters were a real treat to read through. Middle America just can’t hang with someone having an opinion different from theirs in 2017.

  50. allseeingone says: May 29, 2017 9:03 AM

    I’m a big time Giants fan as are most of my friends. We’d all be angry if we signed Kaep but we’d never stop watching the games. We’d just boo him relentlessly and not buy his jersey. Fact is we as a group were more upset about Brown. It’s one thing to have a hater of of our Flag on the team. But it’s worse to have a woman beater.

  51. piratefreedom says: May 29, 2017 9:05 AM

    Silver spoon dumbass should keep his mouth shut.
    he had nothing to gain by shooting his mouth off except alienating either the pro or anti Kap fans or both.

  52. Wet Paint says: May 29, 2017 9:09 AM

    Well gee, a story a day about how Kaep is being treated so I think the distraction is preordained. So really the media has quite a bit of culpability in the very thing they are complaining about.

  53. romosmicrodongs says: May 29, 2017 9:13 AM

    mmmpierogi says:
    May 29, 2017 8:56 AM

    If the level of bottomfeeder social backwardness displayed by PFT posters at all typifies what Mara was seeing, I’m sure the letters were a real treat to read through. Middle America just can’t hang with someone having an opinion different from theirs in 2017.

    “anyone who disagrees with me is socially backward!!!”

    Jeez, and folks like you and “everyone is racist” guy above wonder how trump won.

  54. shurmanblog says: May 29, 2017 9:14 AM

    Don’t agree with the method that Kapernick used but will stand up for his right to protest . There’s plenty going on in this country I don’t agree with but the one saving grace has always been our freedom to express our discontent . Seems like there’s more then a few that think freedom is only for those that look like and think like they do .

  55. golions1 says: May 29, 2017 9:15 AM

    Kaepernick’s kneeldown disrespected the country. It wasn’t showing disrespect for perceived racism by police, it disrespected the entire country, who we are, how we live, how we govern ourselves, and most importantly, especially on this day, it spat in the face of those who died to protect our freedom and way of life.

  56. jag1959 says: May 29, 2017 9:16 AM

    I’m a 3rd generation Giants fan, my brother and I now split the season tickets that went from our grandfather to our father to us and we would give them up tomorrow if they signed him. I’ve said many times here and elsewhere that when it comes to Maras John is no Wellington but he is absolutely right about this. It’s about time some owner or GM articulated the obvious truth that many of us have been saying right along. Kaepernick’s continued unemployment is about backlash not blackballing. To borrow a phrase I’ve seen used here about it, the juice isn’t worth the squeeze. There are only a few teams that have enough goodwill with their fan base that they wouldn’t get completely crushed for signing him, the post 9/11 Giants and Jets are not among them. The press here would eat that dilettante alive and the stands would resemble a ghost town. Kaepernick was within his rights when he protested. He chose his method poorly and was a disaster as a confused hypocritical voice for his cause. Castro shirts and pig socks were no way to approach a meaningful dialogue. Business is business and the modern day robber barons that own teams understand they are in the discretionary income entertainment business. Giants fans would choose a far more effective method of protest than Kaepernick, we would do it with our wallets.

  57. gsomatt says: May 29, 2017 9:18 AM

    Owners are in the business of keeping the fans happy and making a profit.

    Cop hating, pig-sock-wearing Krapper puts both those business objectives at risk. No amount of media social justice/engineering will change that.

    He’s done.

  58. h0metownzero says: May 29, 2017 9:20 AM

    So he’s being blackballed for expressing an unpopular political viewpoint. And so-called patriotic Americans are ok with that?

  59. jssebastian2014 says: May 29, 2017 9:21 AM

    Michael Vick got a shot again, and what Kaepernick did was legal. If you think what he did is somehow worse than Michael Vick, you’re a horrible human being.

  60. beachsidejames says: May 29, 2017 9:21 AM

    Gas prices are too high…. “Anybody that disagrees with me is a racist”

  61. flaccojumpball says: May 29, 2017 9:23 AM

    This is awful. A racist decision by the Giants. All African American players should boycott playing the Giants and playing for the Giants. They’ve absolutely moved to #2 on the racist team list behind the Boston Trump Supporting Racists.

  62. buckybadger says: May 29, 2017 9:25 AM

    We are a nation of followers and fools. Half of the people saying they won’t support a team that has a player that won’t stand will call themselves libertarians and call for small government. Those are you hypocrites. The other half are just tools who will do anything the government tells them too.

    Don’t stand up against oppression. Always do what your government asks. Worship them at every event and tell lies about why we send people die. That is the American Way now.

    Maybe on Memorial Day we should finally start telling the truth about these wars instead of just following what we are told. We aren’t a nation that wants the truth though.

  63. ihavenoeyedeer says: May 29, 2017 9:27 AM

    truevision21 says:
    May 29, 2017 8:21 AM

    Are we going to continue to talk about this? If so, let’s finally discuss, WHY, he took this position. Also, let’s go ahead and sing that 3rd Verse! It basically says that as a black man, in this country, you can’t run, or hide…..”No refuge can save the hireling or slave From the horror of flight or gloom of the grave “…..oh, and you can’t play QB anymore, either…

    ________________________

    Fair enough, but why did Colin always stand before and has said he will stand now. Did the words change? You can have it both ways….The words are offensive but I like money better.

  64. beachsidejames says: May 29, 2017 9:33 AM

    Protesting can be good and bad. Protesters many times don’t have all the information or just go about it wrong. We were kids when we were sent to Viet Nam and protesters spit on us when we came back. I don’t think they would do that again knowing what we went through. Kap has had a year to think about his protest… maybe a different approach to his protest would better results.

  65. mmmpierogi says: May 29, 2017 9:34 AM

    romosmicrodongs says:
    May 29, 2017 9:13 AM

    “anyone who disagrees with me is socially backward!!!”

    ************************************************************************

    People disagree with me frequently, and I don’t call them socially backward. When someone’s outlook on life is entrenched in and obsessed with how things apparently were 30, 40, or 50 years ago in some idealized world that never existed and will never return, though, the term “socially backward” becomes applicable. That outlook typifies what you see in a lot of people’s comments here, so there you go.

  66. intrafinesse says: May 29, 2017 9:34 AM

    What did Kaepernick do? He took a knee during the national anthem.
    So what?

    Why is that worse than Isaiah Crowells comments about cops?
    Why is that worse than goons like Hardy, being reinstated.

    Many of you fans have your priorities screwed up.

  67. norrismen17 says: May 29, 2017 9:36 AM

    The Pig socks were the clincher. His ignorance was shown at that time. He was simply agitating at that point. He wasn’t interested in engaging in a discussion in any meaningful way. He just wanted to stick his social justice views in everyone’s eye.

  68. intrafinesse says: May 29, 2017 9:36 AM

    buckybadger says:
    May 29, 2017 9:25 AM
    Maybe on Memorial Day we should finally start telling the truth about these wars instead of just following what we are told. We aren’t a nation that wants the truth though.

    ———————————————

    OK, I’ll bite. Why don’t you tell us the truth about these wars.

    Memorial (originally Decoration day) day was created to honor those who died during the civil war.

  69. teambringitstrong says: May 29, 2017 9:37 AM

    May 29, 2017 6:18 AM
    If ANYONE in America disrespects or desecrates the flag in ANY Way should have their citizenship revoked and thrown out of the Country.

    Just asinine son, absolutely asinine.

  70. onebuffalove716 says: May 29, 2017 9:38 AM

    What about the white cop just shot and killed by the black guy yesterday morning while he was on a killing spree. Guess he deserved it because he was white and a cop so he must have been racist. Funny how the black community cries out for each black killed by cops but never a single word when it’s the other way around.
    All we hear is racism needs to end and I agree but the road goes both ways.
    What are you doing to show society that color shouldn’t matter

  71. puffnstuff5005 says: May 29, 2017 9:39 AM

    Remember when he complained about being oppressed, despite having a huge guaranteed salary last year?? Yeah, I remember.

  72. timpiker says: May 29, 2017 9:40 AM

    Florio’s found the smoking gun !!!
    Screw Kaep.

  73. onebuffalove716 says: May 29, 2017 9:41 AM

    that 3rd Verse! It basically says that as a black man, in this country, you can’t run, or hide…..”No refuge can save the hireling or slave From the horror of flight or gloom of the grave “…..oh, and you can’t

    That 3rd verse is irrelevant in this fight. We as a society are not taught that and we are taught it means respect, and positives. If they are taught anything other than that in black schools, then there’s a huge problem.

  74. romosmicrodongs says: May 29, 2017 9:45 AM

    mmmpierogi says:
    May 29, 2017 9:34 AM

    romosmicrodongs says:
    May 29, 2017 9:13 AM

    “anyone who disagrees with me is socially backward!!!”

    ************************************************************************

    People disagree with me frequently, and I don’t call them socially backward. When someone’s outlook on life is entrenched in and obsessed with how things apparently were 30, 40, or 50 years ago in some idealized world that never existed and will never return, though, the term “socially backward” becomes applicable. That outlook typifies what you see in a lot of people’s comments here, so there you go.

    “I don’t always call people socially backward, but when I do it’s because I perceive my values and beliefs as forward thinking and anyone who disagrees is regressive. No values and beliefs but mine can be considered progress.”

  75. omeimontis says: May 29, 2017 9:51 AM

    Trump has tweeted that he takes credit for Kap’s continued unemployment. That means Trump followers will likely be angry if their team signed Kap. If Trump takes his new team to the playoffs or SB, then the average fan would not care about his protests or the fact that Trump is anti-Kap. Trump’s public approval rating is lower than that of Kap.

  76. thenewguy12 says: May 29, 2017 9:56 AM

    Lets be honest, if this was Russell Wilson or Aaron Rodgers that were free agents for some reason after having done the same protest, the number of teams lining up to sign them would be stretched around the block.

    The main issue is that Kaepernick just isn’t a very good QB. He is better athlete than quarterback and generally that makes you a backup level player. NFL teams want their backup QB to quietly hold a clipboard and xisappear into the background until

  77. mmmpierogi says: May 29, 2017 9:56 AM

    romosmicrodongs says:
    May 29, 2017 9:45 AM

    “I don’t always call people socially backward, but when I do it’s because I perceive my values and beliefs as forward thinking and anyone who disagrees is regressive. No values and beliefs but mine can be considered progress.”

    ****************************************************************************

    Put words in my mouth instead of posting an actual response. Enjoy your day behaving like a child.

  78. thejetssuck2001 says: May 29, 2017 9:58 AM

    buckybadger says:
    May 29, 2017 9:25 AM
    We are a nation of followers and fools. Half of the people saying they won’t support a team that has a player that won’t stand will call themselves libertarians and call for small government. Those are you hypocrites. The other half are just tools who will do anything the government tells them too.

    Don’t stand up against oppression. Always do what your government asks. Worship them at every event and tell lies about why we send people die. That is the American Way now.

    Maybe on Memorial Day we should finally start telling the truth about these wars instead of just following what we are told. We aren’t a nation that wants the truth though

    ======================================

    actually the uninformed one has shown to be kaepernick, with his untrue statements about fidel castro and other areas of his protests. hes doing this to impress a girl, and you morons think its about something he cares about. yea right. kaep is an idiotic 11 year old in a grown up body. now hes got all the time in the world to kneel to mecca at the proper time everyday. good riddance to old rubbsh.

  79. campcouch says: May 29, 2017 9:58 AM

    Twenty-one years served. Pretty indifferent on whether a civilian sits, dances or stands for the anthem or national ensign. I’m going to guess no one stands to in their living room while it plays, or no one removes their cover when they stroll by the flag flying outside of McDonald’s. No loss of sleep on any account.

  80. maust1013 says: May 29, 2017 10:00 AM

    patfic5 says:
    May 29, 2017 6:22 AM
    It was just something about those pig socks……Kap was the wrong voice.
    ===================

    In so many ways. Wearing a Castro shirt and saying how great that oppressor was while talking about oppression here didn’t help much either. Ditto with not voting when there were important ballot questions for social change on his ballot. I am particularly amused by the folks calling those of us who find him offensive knuckle draggers when he should be just as offensive to those that espouse the cause he represented so poorly. He has managed to equate the BLM movement with being unpatriotic, hypocritical and ignorant. Failing to stand for the presentation of the flag and the anthem was mind numbingly stupid as a method of protest. Kaepernick should have simply raised a fist in solidarity and left the talking to others that were far better informed, it would have been just as noticeable and far less divisive. Pig socks, Castro, calling for change but not voting and disrespecting the fallen, yeah he’s just the guy I’d want fronting my movement if I were them, smh.

  81. dcpatfan says: May 29, 2017 10:00 AM

    ….oh Jeeezzz…
    I am so sick and tired of these breitbart hypocrites.

    #backlashisallyoudo

  82. nitzie says: May 29, 2017 10:04 AM

    Jay Cutler is disliked by many fans and also remains out of a QB job, yet there are no daily PFT articles chronicling his saga.

  83. scott64836 says: May 29, 2017 10:07 AM

    CK was authorized to protest. It absolutely was his right. As with anything, there are always consequences. Many companies have their employees sign a morality clause. Basically, if one brings embarrassment to the organization, they can be terminated. We see it all the time. CK has to accept the consequences for his actions. Oppression comes in many forms. I guess Americans are authorized to have their opinions as well. You’ll be fine CK!

  84. vinzclorth0 says: May 29, 2017 10:08 AM

    Kaepernick’s continuing unemployment warms my heart.

    Disparaging America while idolizing the Castros is so utterly disgusting. He deserves whatever he gets.

  85. moseszd says: May 29, 2017 10:13 AM

    In 49er land, things are looking up. Nice to hear:

    Hoyer: “It’s definitely easier for me to call the plays this time around,” Hoyer said. “I remember last time kind of having to think about it, whereas now I find myself knowing that when Kyle starts to call a play I can kind of put it together. Just hearing it the second time around has helped, and knowing the plays, there are a lot of words; I think calling the play is half the battle, and it’s something I really don’t think about anymore. It comes naturally to me.”

    As with any coaching and scheme change around the league, there’s always going to be an inherent learning curve. Depending on the difficulty of that system, it can be a long, excruciating process. But when the Niners entered free agency looking to make drastic changes to their quarterback depth chart, they targeted Hoyer in large part because of his familiarity with Shanahan’s offense.

    OTOH, I can imagine the FUBAR it’d be if He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named was still QB with this garbage going on:

    In an appearance on 95.7 The Game, Romanowski had this to say: “Let’s talk ****** preparing for games. And you know how they get iPads now. And they regulate, and they can watch how much film you watch. [Blaine] Gabbert, when he was a backup, was watching four to five times as much film as ****** was.”

    There’s more to playing QB than running and lifting weights. In fact, running and lifting weights are probably the two least important things.

    Yet that what he focuses on instead of film study. Never mind his dissing Kurt Warner and saying (after failing to fix his lousy mechanics) that ‘mechanics don’t matter.’

    Fact is, Kaepernick is lazy where it counts and spends way too much time where it doesn’t. Which is why he, ultimately, failed.

  86. moseszd says: May 29, 2017 10:14 AM

    nitzie says:
    May 29, 2017 10:04 AM
    Jay Cutler is disliked by many fans and also remains out of a QB job, yet there are no daily PFT articles chronicling his saga.

    Don’t forget RGIII.

  87. heymister24 says: May 29, 2017 10:14 AM

    Cuba and Venezuela are hiring, enough of kapnick’s unemployment.

  88. jimbobcooterqbtutor says: May 29, 2017 10:19 AM

    Mara basically just threw the fans under the bus.

    Oh well, it’s true, if it wasn’t for the fans holding teams accountable, they’d employ anyone who they could sweep their skeletons under the rug, just like they did all the way up until 1998 when the book “Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL” exposed how NFL teams hid criminal convictions and would urge law enforcement not to prosecute (and they often wouldn’t).

    I’m not saying Kap is a criminal; he’s not. But some would say what he did was criminal.

    If it wasn’t for us fans putting up such a stink about him he’d be employed, mark my words.

    It’s on us. Feel the power!

  89. dcpatfan says: May 29, 2017 10:24 AM

    where were the fans on Josh Brown mara????

    #hypocrites

  90. saltineamerican says: May 29, 2017 10:27 AM

    The sporting public (the people who pay for the seats, buy the merch, etc) are a very forgiving bunch (if there’s an upside). It’s rather hypocritical.

    However, in this case, Kap just isn’t a strong enough player at this stage in his career to warrant the “forgiveness”.

  91. wtfru2 says: May 29, 2017 10:28 AM

    dcpatfan says:
    May 29, 2017 10:00 AM

    ….oh Jeeezzz…

    I am so sick and tired of these breitbart hypocrites.

    #backlashisallyoudo

    …..oh Jeeezzz…

    I am so sick of the snow flakes.

    #whineisallyoudo

  92. billh1947 says: May 29, 2017 10:30 AM

    It certainly feels now that Kaps action of kneeling during the NA instead of standing proudly to honor the flag is a minor indiscretion compared to what trump and his band of unamericans are doing now,in bed, going down, with the arch rival Russians while giving top secrets away and more to come.

  93. collectordude says: May 29, 2017 10:32 AM

    Yet another in the never ending stories about why that idiot is unemployed.

    If there is justice in this country, he will stay as such.

  94. LakefrontLegend says: May 29, 2017 10:33 AM

    There is so much racism wrapped in the cloak of “Patriotism” in this country, it’s disgusting.

  95. restonraven says: May 29, 2017 10:34 AM

    CONSERVATIVES: You BLM people need to protest peacefully!!!!!

    (Kapernick silently takes a knee)

    CONSERVATIVES: Not Like That!!!!!

  96. 17edward57 says: May 29, 2017 10:35 AM

    Lots of testosterone ilk here; very little substance. For some
    there is meaning in everything; for others “mean…ing” is what you do to other people. Our country is not great because of the National Anthem. Using that as an excuse to blackball someone from football is weak. Being a tough guy (bully) is weak too. There is the forest and there is the trees

  97. harrisonhits2 says: May 29, 2017 10:38 AM

    So burying years of domestic violence abuse by your kicker that you were well aware of is just dandy, but signing Kap isn’t?

    John Mara you are a vile and disgusting human being.

  98. littlejerrylawlerblog says: May 29, 2017 10:39 AM

    Forgiveness for what?

  99. defscottyb says: May 29, 2017 10:40 AM

    Kap is done. Get RG3 instead.

  100. harrisonhits2 says: May 29, 2017 10:41 AM

    “May 29, 2017 6:18 AM
    If ANYONE in America disrespects or desecrates the flag in ANY Way should have their citizenship revoked and thrown out of the Country.”

    Other than that would be, you know, a total violation of the constitution and people’s right to free speech you might have something.

    Free speech does not apply only if you like what the person is saying. That’s what the communist countries and other places you people want to send Kap to do.

    How ironic that in condemning Kap in this way you are resorting to exactly what the constitution protects us from and acting like the people you claim to loathe.

  101. screamingyellowzonkers says: May 29, 2017 10:47 AM

    The fact that so many people think he “stood for justice” is unfortunate.

    He accepted that killing a cop was justified, praised a brutal murderer in Cuba, and stated that we live in an oppressed nation, while being a millionaire. The guy is totally clueless.

    He should have started a charity for victims of police violence. At least then an actual human being would have been helped.

  102. ronniemundsmambo says: May 29, 2017 10:48 AM

    The collective outrage / hypocrisy of the sports media over this faux controversy continues to stupify and amuse. It is really not that complicated. Kaep exercised his right. He was lauded. Owners in turn are exercising their right. They are condemned. It seems in today’s media climate, free will is only acceptable if it fits within the opinions / political beliefs of the source reporting it.

  103. jimbobcooterqbtutor says: May 29, 2017 10:51 AM

    LakefrontLegend says:
    May 29, 2017 10:33 AM
    There is so much racism wrapped in the cloak of “Patriotism” in this country, it’s disgusting.

    ——————————————————————–

    Twice as many whites were shot by police (500) as blacks (2015 stats) yet blacks get all the coverage. Why is it only an issue if blacks get killed by cops as if only BLM?

    And yes, there were unarmed whites who were shot by the cops too.

    So basically it’s a lot of hullabaloo about one race but not others.

  104. karlpk says: May 29, 2017 10:53 AM

    Can we talk football or is this a red state blog? Jeebus’s picture on my french toast … !
    The New York Jets could use this guy in the worst way – they don’t have a QB that can do anything – one old guy who’s not gonna do well ( hardly a bold prediction) and two guys who haven’t looked like much since they were drafted – Kap can throw and run and has led his team to the playoffs – the controversy would only sell tickets in NYC –
    as for disrespecting a piece of cloth – making nice with the genocidal murderers in Saudi Arabia and Putin while crapping on our actual allies is not disrespecting America? This all relates to football how now?

  105. jimbobcooterqbtutor says: May 29, 2017 10:57 AM

    harrisonhits2 says:
    May 29, 2017 10:41 AM
    “May 29, 2017 6:18 AM
    If ANYONE in America disrespects or desecrates the flag in ANY Way should have their citizenship revoked and thrown out of the Country.”

    Other than that would be, you know, a total violation of the constitution and people’s right to free speech you might have something.

    Free speech does not apply only if you like what the person is saying. That’s what the communist countries and other places you people want to send Kap to do.

    ——————————————————————-

    Yet Kaepernick praised Communist Cuba and wore a Che’ Guevera T-shirt to practice (he was a Communist, btw).

    Lol, snowflakes do not know how to make an argument. That’s why they instead protest at colleges when a speaker they don’t like is set to do a talk, with the goal of shutting down the event (ei, free speech).

    laughable man!

  106. saltineamerican says: May 29, 2017 10:58 AM

    To the pro-Kapernick folks.

    What’s the upside to signing him?

  107. willycents says: May 29, 2017 11:00 AM

    1. Brady is/was an apparent Trump supporter.
    2. Massachusetts is a very liberal leaning state.

    Why are the liberals not screaming for him to be cut/released?
    Because he can play qb very very well. His politics do not matter.

    Kaep cannot play qb worth a crap, hence, his politics matter. Therefore, he is unemployed.

    End of discussion.

  108. skis22 says: May 29, 2017 11:07 AM

    I find it hilariously ironic that the Left, who has long championed the “boycott and cost them their livelihood” method of debate are now outraged by the same.

  109. blowfishes says: May 29, 2017 11:07 AM

    Absolute rubbish.

    As the Raiders have discovered, if you upset some fans enough that they request refunds for their season tickets, there are plenty of other fans more than willing to snap them up.

    The guy is simply being black balled – which is a term of phrase and has nothing to do with racism.

    He has committed no crime, and had he been playing at the same level as Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers, then he would be with a team right now and his protests would be overlooked.

    I feel sorry for the guy. He deserves the opportunity to continue his career, but I fear that teams are reluctant to extend offers of backup positions as they believe that he himself would consider the starter to be QB1 and he would be QB1a.

    If there is an unfortunate injury to a starter during camp – see Teddy Bridgewater – then teams will suddenly start overlooking his kneeling down during the National Anthem and want him on their team. Should that team win with him, then fans will start overlooking his kneeling down too!

  110. cosmicconvoy says: May 29, 2017 11:09 AM

    The league is using its freedom to take a knee to Colin Kaepernick. He should be proud and admire that.

  111. ellenivanica says: May 29, 2017 11:11 AM

    If read it correctly, this article basicaly described a American public political conscienceness: If a player is a convicted felon, the so called fans can give him a second chance to embrace him. If he stands up to speak up his mind, and people does not like and do not agree with his opinion, damn, the fans are so insulated that they would never give him a second chance. This is purely cowardish for a ownership to say thing like this. Maybe it is your opinion, do not hijack the “fans” for it. At the end of the day, this is a competitive professional sports where players compete to make a living, not a public tax funded welfare benefits only to qualified patriots, or a public service job only to people swear to some religion or political belief.

  112. rainponcho87 says: May 29, 2017 11:15 AM

    I’m a 49er fan and followed the Kap issue from the beginning. At first he refused to stand for the anthem and just sulked on the bench. No one noticed at first because he was the backup and supposedly recovering from injury. When finally asked about it, he said he didn’t respect the flag of a country that treats people of color poorly. Something like that. It wasn’t ‘I want to call attention to an issue ‘ or ‘I’m working to make our country a better place’. He was basically saying the US is a hopelessly bad place because of racism. Which was weird for a lot fans because his personal story was the opposite of racism: his white mother had a child with a black man, he was adopted by a loving white family, he became a wealthy athlete with millions of white fans wearing his jersey. Where was the positivity about his own story, like “I’ve been lucky and I want to see that everyone is treated fairly “. There was none of that, only anger. So I think in the end what fueled his anger was not social justice but his own fall from grace as an elite athlete, going from almost winning a superbowl to being Blaine Gabbert’s backup. Now he says he’ll drop the protest to get a new deal. This is very very different from Ali who made a principled stand while at the top of his game.

  113. stuckonwords says: May 29, 2017 11:16 AM

    I never for a minute believed Kaepernick’s initial intent was to make some kind of political statement, and I never will.

    At first he sat there like and insolent child, pouting over God knows what. After he got taken to task for it…after he had the chance to get advised by his public relations gurus on how to spin his crybaby antics…suddenly he was kneeling and acting as if the impetus was some kind of noble cause.

    It’s gone on for so long…and the media so spinelessly and lazily latched onto “political statement” hook line and sinker since week 2…that everyone’s forgotten to question whether to even buy this nonsense.

  114. whodatnhollywood says: May 29, 2017 11:17 AM

    Where’s the backlash for Mara supporting Trump The Treasonist!?

    I’m sick of the American RACISM! They keep forgetting WHY Kaep was protesting: Because of HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS by the AMERICAN ISIS, aka the police who were executing American citizens while fellow Americans sat back not saying a damn thing! But when it happens in Syria, Iraq, Cuba and North Korea, then America is interested. Oh HYPOCRITES!!!

    America says Kaep is a “traitor,” but he hasn’t made millions off of Russian deals or is lying in bed in broad open daylight with Putin and the Russians. Go figure!

    Albert Einstein said, “America’s greatest disease is RACISM.” Genius has company. I agree with him.

  115. titimium says: May 29, 2017 11:18 AM

    Obviously John Mara doesn’t really care what fans write him about. But he should read what Spurs coach Greg Popovich has said very directly. It’s different being a rich white man in this country.

  116. dbarnes67 says: May 29, 2017 11:28 AM

    The media made a big deal of it for weeks on end. If they had ignored it, it wouldn’t be a big deal now.
    I saw a boy that didn’t have enough respect for his teammates.

  117. wordsmith513 says: May 29, 2017 11:34 AM

    Colin can’t get a job with anyone, Vick can’t get a one day contract with the Falcons. Players better be aware of how their actions affect the franchises of the NFL. This is really nothing new. It has worked like this for a long time –
    and not just in the NFL. Any business will generally act in the best interest of it’s shareholders and reputation.
    Owners will always watch out for themselves first. It is just that some people think they can get away with anything. All I can say is be prepared to pay the price in what ever form it comes in if that is your bent.

  118. dazedandconfused709 says: May 29, 2017 11:36 AM

    We are all over Kaep…but things are happening in Dearborn Detroit that makes all of us look like fools.

  119. saltineamerican says: May 29, 2017 11:38 AM

    whodatnhollywood says:
    May 29, 2017 11:17 AM
    Where’s the backlash for Mara supporting Trump The Treasonist!?

    I’m sick of the American RACISM! They keep forgetting WHY Kaep was protesting: Because of HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS by the AMERICAN ISIS, aka the police who were executing American citizens while fellow Americans sat back not saying a damn thing! But when it happens in Syria, Iraq, Cuba and North Korea, then America is interested. Oh HYPOCRITES!!!

    America says Kaep is a “traitor,” but he hasn’t made millions off of Russian deals or is lying in bed in broad open daylight with Putin and the Russians. Go figure!

    Albert Einstein said, “America’s greatest disease is RACISM.” Genius has company. I agree with him.

    ——————————————————-

    If a caucasian player pulled the same stunts ( pig socks, Fidel Castro shirts, kneeling, etc) as Kapernick did, they would be in the same boat.

  120. thetooloftools says: May 29, 2017 11:40 AM

    Didn’t he opt out of a valid contract? What does that tell me?

  121. bencoates57 says: May 29, 2017 11:40 AM

    I grew uo in New York. Free speech and social justice are not as valued there.

  122. isabelcampbel says: May 29, 2017 11:41 AM

    thatsgreatdd

  123. bannedfromchoirpractice says: May 29, 2017 11:41 AM

    Wouldn’t it be great if people were true to themselves, and instead of pretending they are “oh, so offended by Kaepernick,” just come out and say they prefer racism over fairness.

    Many of you commenting on what a bad a person Kaep is, abuse their wife and kids, have walked away from their kids, are behind on their child support payments, and see their kids a couple of hours a week, if that.

    And the rest of you are hypocrites.

    None of you are as great as you think you are.

  124. tylawspick6 says: May 29, 2017 11:55 AM

    as opposed to wifebeating kickers??

  125. notlistinin says: May 29, 2017 12:00 PM

    Some people know that post modernist neo Marxist thinking is far more dangerous than one guy doing something violent.

    There are tons of idiots in the USA. Idiots who are easily manipulated into supporting a fascist ideology. Good for the people who took the time to remind Mara they see through the far left garbage despite the positive press.

  126. srg608 says: May 29, 2017 12:00 PM

    “royalitalianarmy says:May 29, 2017 6:18 AM
    If ANYONE in America disrespects or desecrates the flag in ANY Way should have their citizenship revoked and thrown out of the Country.”

    Personally, I strongly disagree with the “PIG” socks and disrespecting the Flag. But it’s his right as a free American citizen to protest and use his platform to project his causes, such as they are. Unfortunately for him, it’s also the right of other citizens to protest his protest. If his talent was great enough for a team to weather the negative fan reaction, than he’d already be signed. The fact that he’s not signed just means that he’s not talented enough for the headache. That is the teams right to choose.

    If Kap would have made the same protest 40 years ago on the heals of the Civil Rights Movement, maybe the timing would not have caused nearly as much of a stir. It’s hard to say. But society today has never had more basic and significant divides. We all stand on our own street corner grasping our hot button beliefs and we point and shout down any “corner” with which we disagree.

    The lack of compromise and collaborative attitudes to work for the common good is, frankly, alarming. Why can’t seemingly intelligent people not realize that demonizing anyone or any opinion that they don’t share is, in effect, demonizing and poisoning our entire culture and society. A society cannot exist with such fractures. The old adage holds true; If your not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.

  127. buckybadger says: May 29, 2017 12:01 PM

    intrafinesse says:
    May 29, 2017 9:36 AM

    OK, I’ll bite. Why don’t you tell us the truth about these wars.

    ———————–

    Tax farming. We at war so the contractors can keep getting those sweet government money that they farm from us. You think our freedom is at stake? You think a few thousands extremist that don’t have a navy nor a airforce is going to come rule us? We are at war so the rich can get richer. Have talked to many soldiers over there and they will tell you the same thing. They where over there protecting Halliburton trucks.

  128. jmc8888 says: May 29, 2017 12:02 PM

    thegloriousone says:
    May 29, 2017 7:36 AM

    It was a social statement, not a political one.

    Policemen killing unarmed black men shouldn’t be constrained to political parties, but conservatives simply can’t hide their racism.

    ————————-

    The first step to understanding this, is to know the facts. You don’t.

    The fact is Kaepernick blamed white people. WHITE PEOPLE. That’s RACISM. It’s also entirely stupid.

    Now what were the facts? The facts turn out that EVERYONE is getting killed by police because of bad policy. In fact, more white people get killed then people of color. Thus this isn’t a color issue. It’s a policy issue. Some people need to get that through their heads.

    Bad policy enacted by one Barrack Obama…. a person of color. (so you know how dumb anyone looks when they blame whitey?)

    So, Kaepernick is a moron. An inciter. Has nothing to do with ‘fixing’ the situation. Just blame whitey.

    To finish off his idiocy he decides his ‘protest’ will be during the national anthem.

    All he did was make a bad situation even more convoluted. He didn’t take the ‘issue’ one step forward… he took it 10 steps back.

    This is easy folks. Bad play + system fit for few teams + idiocy that pissed a lot of people off deeply + Kapernick’s racism = a helluva problem for him to get signed.

    The NFL is a business, and Kaepernick screwed up.

    To think he could of simply talked about the issue correctly, not blame whitey, and point out the policy errors. If he did that, he might have a job (or not). He didn’t do that. He went through this charade, aligned himself with agitators, went racist and blamed whitey. His convictions were so deep, he now says he won’t protest this year.

    What a joke.

  129. srg608 says: May 29, 2017 12:04 PM

    whodatnhollywood says:
    May 29, 2017 11:17 AM

    “I’m sick of the American RACISM! They keep forgetting WHY Kaep was protesting: Because of HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS by the AMERICAN ISIS, aka the police who were executing American citizens while fellow Americans sat back not saying a damn thing! But when it happens in Syria, Iraq, Cuba and North Korea, then America is interested. Oh HYPOCRITES!!!”
    ______________________________________

    Wow – Ron White is right – You can’t cure stupid!!!!

  130. bigdaddystyle says: May 29, 2017 12:05 PM

    Why let an idiot make you so angry? Who cares what he thinks?

  131. gerrybertier says: May 29, 2017 12:08 PM

    youre not some flashing the pan corner, receiver, or even julian washington your a quarterback!!!!!!

  132. redclaw1314 says: May 29, 2017 12:09 PM

    May 29, 2017 10:53 AM
    Can we talk football or is this a red state blog? Jeebus’s picture on my french toast … !
    The New York Jets could use this guy in the worst way – they don’t have a QB that can do anything – one old guy who’s not gonna do well ( hardly a bold prediction) and two guys who haven’t looked like much since they were drafted – Kap can throw and run and has led his team to the playoffs – the controversy would only sell tickets in NYC –
    as for disrespecting a piece of cloth – making nice with the genocidal murderers in Saudi Arabia and Putin while crapping on our actual allies is not disrespecting America? This all relates to football how now?
    _________________________

    Jets are in tank mode—they do not want to sign Kaep if he WOULD make them better

  133. itsfootballfolks says: May 29, 2017 12:16 PM

    When I look at Kaepernick I am reminded of innocent, dead cops and a movement, blm, that was born out of a lie that the thief in Ferguson had his hands up and pled “don’t shoot”.

    The truth is, way more whites are killed by cops than are blacks. Look it up. It would be nice if the totals for all groups could come down significantly. And that should be a goal of law enforcement.

    But when anyone ignores cops’ instructions or fights or argues with a cop, the chances are great that things are not going to end well.

    I agree with the earlier poster that too much has been made of Kaepernick’s unemployment. It is his own fault. And I certainly wouldn’t want him on the team I root for. In fact I’d give up on football if that happened.

  134. meadowlandssports says: May 29, 2017 12:19 PM

    John Mara says signing Colin Kaepernick would lead to fan backlash
    ————-
    That is NOT what John Mara said at all. The comment he made to MMQB was about what Giants fans wrote to him saying they would do if any Giants players took a knee or similar gesture during the anthem. Mara never said anything about Kaepernick coming to the Giants or what backlash there would be if the team signed Kaepernick.

    It’s right in Mara’s quote: “If any of your players ever do that, we are never coming to another Giants game.” ‘If any of YOUR players’ referred to the existing Giants roster, not Kaepernick – because the letters came LAST season.

  135. codiablo says: May 29, 2017 12:27 PM

    Since when did football get taken over by right wing rednecks – #hopefornuclearwar #thatsallfolks #canthaveyourcakeandeatittoopsycho

  136. jag1959 says: May 29, 2017 12:28 PM

    dcpatfan says:
    May 29, 2017 10:24 AM
    where were the fans on Josh Brown mara????

    #hypocrites
    ________________________

    WTH are you talking about? Once the history of what went on in Washington state and at the Pro Bowl became known to fans it was the backlash from them that led to Brown getting cut. Why else do you think Mara is concerned with any potential for it now? The message was sent loud enough even he didn’t miss it. Don’t confuse one of the owners being an empty suit with Giants fans being hypocritical. Giants fans know damn right well where Pats fanboy’s outrage towards anything involving the Giants comes from (cough 18-1 cough). Yet still plenty of Giants fans called out framegate for what it was. I know, I was one of them and got ripped here for it by the Pats haters who didn’t bother to do any more research on the subject than you did about Brown getting cut. Who are really the hypocrites here?

    #uninformed

  137. veracityguy says: May 29, 2017 12:29 PM

    Please stop making Krapernik into someone taking the moral high ground. First of all, shooting of unarmed people of any color is not part of the American constitution. If you don’t like the outcome of the trials, blame the locale and the jurors who acquitted the police, not the country. Protesting against the flag was just a stupid and idiotic thing to do. And when it came time to vote for change this piece of garbage was too busy to spend the time. Praising Castro? Really? Do you know how many Cuban athletes risked their lives to come here so that they can earn the kind of money that Krap does or did anyway?
    Of course where did decide to hold his kneeling anti white protest? On a field with 80 other black millionaires. I hope he never works again!

  138. supernaturalseahawks says: May 29, 2017 12:31 PM

    I applaud him for being honest instead of lying like Mr. Goodell and others who say that he is not being blackballed because of his beliefs or inventing other excuses about why he isn’t playing.

  139. inallsincerity says: May 29, 2017 12:34 PM

    I’d be willing to bet almost all of those people that wrote letters voted for Trump too. In fact, I find it ironic that the same people that hired illegal immigrants to be their maids and work illegally for less than minimum wage are the same people who voted for a man that wants to build a wall. I’ll say this, starting with Crispus Attucks, and ALL of the Black veterans that served and or died in the Civil War, War of 1812, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War and any other armed conflict the USA has ever been involved in, that returned from battle as slaves, indentured servants or 2nd-class citizens, would consider Kaepernick a hero. If they would celebrate Colin, then everybody else needs to do the same, because they ultimately didn’t get what they fought and died for, liberty and justice for ALL.

  140. codiablo says: May 29, 2017 12:35 PM

    #handmaidstale

    Thankfully, I can hit a target in the heart from 400 yards away. Take out your pee shooter bubba

  141. bannedfromchoirpractice says: May 29, 2017 12:41 PM

    whodatnhollywood says:
    May 29, 2017 11:17 AM

    ————————————————————-
    Albert Einstein said, “America’s greatest disease is RACISM.” Genius has company. I agree with him.
    ————————————————————

    Thanks for including that interesting snippet in your comment. It reminded me of what an interesting study it can be, exploring the truly brilliant and morally sound minds of our time.

  142. anywho123 says: May 29, 2017 12:42 PM

    So “Free” speech has a price, who knew?

  143. rivhawk02 says: May 29, 2017 12:43 PM

    Ah, the NFL. Where domestic abusers like Adrian Peterson and Greg Hardy get a 2nd chance. Ray Rice and Josh Brown also initially got 2nd chances until the media found out about what they did.

    There are also 1000+ active players in the NFL. To think the players i listed are the only players involved in domestic abuse is naive. Those are the only incidents that have seen the light of day. Plenty other players get 2nd chances.

    Kneel before a national anthem though and youll get blacklisted

  144. dudermcrbohan says: May 29, 2017 12:52 PM

    the real issue is that the american population is deaf dumb and blind to whats happening around them. Kaepernick really helps shine a light on that. And avg joe is oblivious and outraged.

  145. patriotsarefoolsgold says: May 29, 2017 12:58 PM

    I see a lot of people trying to call out racism here. Where were you when Kaep made racially insensitive statement about Castro that offended Cuban Americans?
    How about when Kaep was bigoted towards cops?
    Or when he blamed all white people for police brutality? Nowhere to be found…
    You’re all hypocrites! Kaep is NOT the victim of bigotry, he is the perpetrator! He said bigoted things and he is being held accountable. Not being white doesn’t mean you can’t be a bigot no matter how hard you try to rationalize or change the definition of racism, if you are prejudice towards anyone based on their race then you are a racist.

  146. mpry says: May 29, 2017 1:13 PM

    Another day and he’s still not signed?

    Another great day.

  147. redandgoldhitman52 says: May 29, 2017 1:29 PM

    Krapernick needs to stop being a lazy bum and start looking for a job with his college education. His football days are over. He’s been awful for three years now. Stop acting like a snot nose kid and man up. Your not a kid anymore.

  148. joshgordonsbong says: May 29, 2017 1:35 PM

    These Kap articles are getting old….Does PFT forget that he would be on a team if HE didn’t void his deal?? Do they also forget that he’s terrible and was successful as a RB in a gimmick offense that disappeared faster than the wildcat….

  149. genericcommenter says: May 29, 2017 1:46 PM

    There are a lot of fans who think that opposing authoritarian big government is a far-left unAmerican view, which completely flabbergasts me since I grew up on conservative thinkers who favored limited government and skepticism when it comes to the worship of state agents and unchecked power.

  150. stuckonwords says: May 29, 2017 1:48 PM

    dazedandconfused709 says:
    May 29, 2017 11:36 AM
    We are all over Kaep…but things are happening in Dearborn Detroit that makes all of us look like fools.

    I tried several searches trying to find anything that’s going on there, and found nothing. To what crisis are you referring?

  151. curtj5 says: May 29, 2017 2:21 PM

    James Madison and co added the Bill of Rights to protect people like Kaepernick from being lynched by a gang of angry NFL fans, I’m not so sure that what he was doing was un-American.

  152. I prefer my Crush to be Orange says: May 29, 2017 2:22 PM

    1. Y’all don’t get to call it “peaceful protest” anymore, not after Dallas. While he didn’t specifically promote violence, he aligned himself with a movement that does.

    2. He opted out of his contract. This cannot be stressed enough.

    3. He only did it when he was at risk of losing his job, and now that he wants a job, he’s declared he won’t kneel any more. Whatever integrity or consistency he could remotely claim, went out the window.

    4. If you are offended by his lack of employment, but not the firing of Curt Schilling, you are a hypocrite.

  153. dericivy says: May 29, 2017 2:25 PM

    Disrespected the nation anthem by kneeling?

    Yet none of you dim witted morons care when your local furniture store butcher’s the song for a 4th of July sale on a mattress.

    Soldiers died for freedom, not mattress sales.

  154. harveyredman says: May 29, 2017 2:35 PM

    mmmpierogi says:
    May 29, 2017 8:56 AM
    If the level of bottomfeeder social backwardness displayed by PFT posters at all typifies what Mara was seeing, I’m sure the letters were a real treat to read through. Middle America just can’t hang with someone having an opinion different from theirs in 2017.

    ____________________________

    Fanned x 1 Million. Truest statement EVER spoken on these boards.

  155. bigbluefan1 says: May 29, 2017 2:47 PM

    Mara is right
    Between the vets those who lost loved ones and the PD he would be on IR with out taking a snap

  156. puntonfirstdown says: May 29, 2017 3:11 PM

    Football is a business. Corporations fire (and don’t hire) people all the time because of the stupid things people do or say. The business needs to protect their product.

  157. Mr. Wright 212 says: May 29, 2017 3:33 PM

    royalitalianarmy says:
    May 29, 2017 6:18 AM
    If ANYONE in America disrespects or desecrates the flag in ANY Way should have their citizenship revoked and thrown out of the Country.
    ————–

    That includes police officers who kill unarmed civilians in cold blood for no reason, thereby violating people’s Constitutional Rights and the oaths they swore to uphold, tyrannical Presidents who have likely committed treason and those whose livelihoods have come on the backs of exploitation and oppression of certain groups of people for their gain.

    Yes, I agree.

  158. thegenghiskahn88 says: May 29, 2017 3:38 PM

    The same owner that knowingly signed a wife-abusing kicker to an extension. Lmao. Talking about he was comfortable with the explanation and wasn’t sure about the extent. Lmao. This also shows how twisted the priorities are of the fans themselves. Especially when guys like EJ Manuel and Mark Sanchez who can’t even throw straight have jobs

  159. thegenghiskahn88 says: May 29, 2017 3:40 PM

    Kaep protested an anthem, not desecrated the flag itself. And comparing Kaep to CURT freaking Schilling is absolutely hilarious lmao

  160. legitnflfan9543 says: May 29, 2017 3:46 PM

    royalitalianarmy says:
    If ANYONE in America disrespects or desecrates the flag in ANY Way should have their citizenship revoked and thrown out of the Country.

    ———————————————————————-

    Nice trolling there dude, pretty funny stuff. Unfortunately, it seems that over 300 people agreed with your statement in earnest. Don’t know whether that’s hilarious or scary.

  161. 17edward57 says: May 29, 2017 3:53 PM

    Football is a game. A GAME!!!! When Kap knelt down, the game got “real”. By polling the responses to this article, 75% of you “opted out of your contracts” to stay “unreal”. Forest.
    Trees.

  162. abninf says: May 29, 2017 4:08 PM

    dericivy says:

    Disrespected the nation anthem by kneeling?

    Yet none of you dim witted morons care when your local furniture store butcher’s the song for a 4th of July sale on a mattress.

    Soldiers died for freedom, not mattress sales.
    ——————————————————–

    As a soldier, which dim witted morons like you aren’t, I can say most of us have more respect for that furniture salesman than for Kaepernick.

  163. rivhawk02 says: May 29, 2017 4:30 PM

    Wonder what the Venn Diagram is for people who get offended by Kaepernick kneeling but people who voted for a guy that said “I dont like veterans that got captured”

  164. ibillwt says: May 29, 2017 4:44 PM

    Giants fans understandably more sensitive to QB character issues after being sold a bunch of crappy knockoff merchandise.

  165. redblackgreensite says: May 29, 2017 5:10 PM

    I have lived in this country all of my life and I have never saluted the flag. I will stand but I will not salutw. When I think of this country the fist thing that comes to my mind is not the military, police, or the fire department. However, I do expect those multicultural agencies to come when I call because I pay my taxes…which help pay them.

  166. kevpft says: May 29, 2017 5:33 PM

    The Raiders are leaving their city and have still sold out their season tickets.

    Mara’s “backlash” argument is moot.

  167. bigboltfan says: May 29, 2017 5:40 PM

    Freedom of speech – more power to ya. When it comes time to pick up a rifle that’s where we judge them. Do you run into the fire or the other way. From what I’ve seen of him he seems like a good kid.

    Myself I chalk this one up to the hysterical mass media that endlessly covered such a non-issue for no reason other than to make lines of print and fill 3 minutes in a hour long show. They rode this story WAY beyond sanity. This from the same mass media that foretold the outcome of our election. It happens over and over and we just eat it up.

    Kap is another casualty in our ongoing american melodramatic saga.

  168. kensilisacrook says: May 29, 2017 5:52 PM

    Says the guy who signed Josh Brown. 😂

  169. mongo3401 says: May 29, 2017 6:04 PM

    Holy Moely !!!! So many different views on this issue. In retrospect , I feel nobody is wrong on how they feel about it. What’s really cool is the sun will still set today and rise tomorrow. Now, ifnthat changed I would be concerned. It’s a free country. One may express how they feel as long as it does not hurt someone else. I feel I need to take my dog for a walk and then relax in a nice comfy chair 👍 Maybe make some coffee and give Thanks to how fortunate I am.

  170. santaclarasantaclaus says: May 29, 2017 6:23 PM

    660,000 + people have died in combat for Colin’s rights.

  171. weepingjebus says: May 29, 2017 6:31 PM

    This implies there are many literate Giants fans, which cannot be true.

  172. finer49er says: May 29, 2017 7:00 PM

    Any vet here talking bout they fought for “his” freedoms is delusional at best. As a vet we know otherwise. 2nd Mara and those like him are a part of the problem with our country. Kudos to CK for standing for his beliefs and not be a coward like majority of players and people posting on the forum. Kudos for not having a new team yet still donating tons of cash to the causes he’s stood for. Sheeple of the country make me sick..

  173. bengalsfan2079 says: May 29, 2017 7:25 PM

    Kaepernick didn’t offend me he can do what he wants. It was to get a reaction out of people and it worked. He made a stand he acted on it by donating to various causes. Whatever it is what it is. I can see why he is not signed and owners don’t want to take a chance on his political statements.

    I feel though that he is just not that good. He was great when the pistol and read option caused a riffle in the league. Just like RG3 now they both cant be effective passers anymore. He had an ok year last year but is he really a starter though? I don’t know not many running qbs left in today’s NFL.

  174. slimglynn says: May 29, 2017 7:32 PM

    Now he’ll have the time in the world to kneel down and suck rooster.

  175. Angry Orange Man says: May 29, 2017 7:38 PM

    I find it hilarious that anyone could be shocked or call this news. Also equally hilarious is the Josh Brown comparison considering the different variables at play that weren’t known until they were known and how one was cut and one asked to be released.

  176. nyneal says: May 29, 2017 7:46 PM

    whodatnhollywood says:
    May 29, 2017 11:17 AM
    Where’s the backlash for Mara supporting Trump The Treasonist!?

    I’m sick of the American RACISM! They keep forgetting WHY Kaep was protesting: Because of HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS by the AMERICAN ISIS, aka the police who were executing American citizens while fellow Americans sat back not saying a damn thing! But when it happens in Syria, Iraq, Cuba and North Korea, then America is interested. Oh HYPOCRITES!!!

    America says Kaep is a “traitor,” but he hasn’t made millions off of Russian deals or is lying in bed in broad open daylight with Putin and the Russians. Go figure!

    Albert Einstein said, “America’s greatest disease is RACISM.” Genius has company. I agree with him.

    _____________________________________

    There are plenty of blacks who are racists in this country, but you don’t talk about those people. Reverend Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are two of them.
    Calling police in this country “AMERICAN ISIS” is an absolute insult and the biggest lie there is.
    The facts don’t lie. Blacks in this country cause more crime than anyone — even against other blacks!
    Instead of railing against the police, why don’t you and others like you rail at blacks for causing misery for themselves? Because they have been doing that forever, even when they’ve been given the chance to improve their environment and standing.
    That’s why blacks love the Democrats so much, because the Democrats have been giving them hand outs since LBJ’s Great Society, and it has only served to continue their poverty.
    There are a handful of blacks in this country who aren’t afraid to put the blame where it belongs — on the blacks themselves. I applaud them for doing that. Even Jim Brown has said that.
    Finally, I’d love to see you in a cop’s uniform working the streets of a big city at night. You’d have to kiss your wife and kids (if you have them) before you leave and hope that you return in the morning.
    I know a retired cop who is black and worked in a large city for his whole career — over 25 years. You should hear what he has to say about all of this.
    Racism is a two way street. One of the biggest racists I have seen in my lifetime was Muhammed Ali. Yet he is a hero to blacks and many whites. It was bad enough that he called white people names such as “the devil” but what he did to other blacks was even worse. Calling them Uncle Toms and making fun of the way they looked and talked, as he did over and over to Joe Frazier and others, is pure racism. But he was never held accountable for it because he was black. Had a white guy said and done the things he did, they’d have been crucified.
    The truth is the truth and liberals are great at not acknowledging and twisting the truth.

  177. nsawins says: May 29, 2017 7:49 PM

    When the headaches outweigh positives you bring to a company………you are cut loose. Period. End of story. Why is it so hard to understand? This applies to 99.9% of the work force. He messed up his own money. No sympathy from me.

  178. nyneal says: May 29, 2017 7:57 PM

    redblackgreensite says:
    May 29, 2017 5:10 PM
    I have lived in this country all of my life and I have never saluted the flag. I will stand but I will not salutw. When I think of this country the fist thing that comes to my mind is not the military, police, or the fire department. However, I do expect those multicultural agencies to come when I call because I pay my taxes…which help pay them.

    ——————————————————————-

    You don’t even understand flag etiquette. Unless you are in uniform and hat, you don’t salute the flag. You place your hand over your heart to show respect for it.
    It’s people like you who live here but don’t understand how luck you are to be living in the greatest country in the history of the world and that the flag represents all of the sacrifices people have made to give us the freedoms we have.
    Why are you so opposed to showing your appreciation for those people by respecting our flag? I don’t get it. I only know that you are a disgrace to even call yourself an American. I wish you’d go live somewhere else. Then you’d see how lucky you are to be living in this great nation and under that glorious flag.
    And — just so you know, there are thousands of volunteer firemen and women all over this country who would come if you called them, too. So big deal, you pay taxes. So does every other law abiding citizen.
    People like you make me sick. You obviously have no respect for the military, police, fire fighters, and other government agencies, but you want them to serve and protect you.

  179. stevebowl says: May 29, 2017 8:04 PM

    Pig socks is not standing up for something you believe in. It’s for disrespecting law enforcement officers who lay their lives on the line to keep everyone safe. I wouldn’t ever sign this a-hole no matter what.

  180. legitnflfan9543 says: May 29, 2017 8:39 PM

    I don’t get it. I only know that you are a disgrace to even call yourself an American. I wish you’d go live somewhere else. Then you’d see how lucky you are to be living in this great nation and under that glorious flag.

    ———————————————————————-

    What’s this supposed to mean? It’s not the early 1900’s anymore, a good lot of the world has reached U.S living standards. Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan among other places all have first world living conditions. This “you should be grateful to live in America” rhetoric is outdated and should be officially retired.

  181. imwhitewolf says: May 29, 2017 8:54 PM

    royalitalianarmy says:

    If ANYONE in America disrespects or desecrates the flag in ANY Way should have their citizenship revoked and thrown out of the Country.

    ——————————————
    my dad, my brother and I all served in the Army. our family’s military service goes back at least to the Civil War. we served to protect the freedoms/rights of ALL Americans, including ignorant whiners like yourself..

    btw—the Supreme Court says YOU ARE WRONG. for once, THEY GOT IT RIGHT.

  182. jag1959 says: May 29, 2017 8:59 PM

    weepingjebus says:
    May 29, 2017 6:31 PM
    This implies there are many literate Giants fans, which cannot be true.
    ________________________

    That 18-1 is never going away Pats fanboy.

  183. bittersportspills says: May 29, 2017 9:15 PM

    I’m retired military and I have no problem with what Kaepernick did.
    It about a flag, and while the flag is a powerful symbol, it is a symbol.
    I have much more of a problem with people ignoring an unelected “senior adviser” who tried to establish a back channel to an unrepentant adversary of the United States, while deliberately avoiding monitoring by the Intelligence Community.
    Apples and oranges, yes. But people are crushing the apple, while giving the orange a free pass.

  184. laserw says: May 29, 2017 10:48 PM

    When the owner of the New York Nightmara Family Crime Syndicate speaks, all I can think about is how he and his other 29 owners colluded to fabricate the most dishonest of situations and to contrive a salary cap in an uncapped year while seeking to punish the owners who chose not to participate in the collusion.

    Now Mara stands on principle – that is digusting – his family is nothing but a mob family filled with treachery and dishonesty.

  185. snakeplisken83 says: May 29, 2017 11:38 PM

    I wonder if the people that get so upset about Kapernick sitting during the national anthem also get this upset about unjustified police shootings? I think the reason that they get so upset over this simple, peaceful act of protest is that they disagree with the basic premise of his protest. If he was kneeling to protest something that they actually cared about like Benghazi, Hillary’s e.mails or “The War on Christmas” he would be considered a courageous Patriot.

  186. irimz says: May 30, 2017 3:24 AM

    For the 5,293,419th time…Colin took a knee on the American Flag. Teams are now taking a knee on his employment.

  187. happywalkhappydog says: May 30, 2017 4:22 AM

    Kaepernick lost my respect, when after all his talking and protesting, he didn’t even vote. And then came out with the lousiest excuse ever,” my vote would not have made a difference”. Bye Kaep. All talk and No Action, makes Kaepernick a lost soul.

  188. nyneal says: May 30, 2017 5:17 AM

    legitnflfan9543 says:
    May 29, 2017 8:39 PM
    I don’t get it. I only know that you are a disgrace to even call yourself an American. I wish you’d go live somewhere else. Then you’d see how lucky you are to be living in this great nation and under that glorious flag.

    ———————————————————————-

    What’s this supposed to mean? It’s not the early 1900’s anymore, a good lot of the world has reached U.S living standards. Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan among other places all have first world living conditions. This “you should be grateful to live in America” rhetoric is outdated and should be officially retired.

    _____________________________________

    Good — go live in one of those places then if you think they’re so great.
    You are so wrong, it isn’t even worth arguing with you. You might want to eliminate moving to Japan, though. I know a teacher who lived in Japan and taught there for several years. She said the Japanese she encountered dislike Americans with a passion. That’s why she left and came back here.

  189. polapea says: May 30, 2017 6:24 AM

    The US has many freedoms that Kaep has experienced:
    Freedom of speech to let his views be known
    Free Market which has decided his employment is no longer needed.

    Seems like a lot of people don’t realize free speech is not consequence free speech.

  190. dutchschafer says: May 30, 2017 7:06 AM

    Poor Kaep. The league seems to have had enough of you.

    It’s a shame. Could you imagine the money Eli could get for some game used Kaep gear?

  191. dickroy says: May 30, 2017 7:26 AM

    I know PFT is defending this guy. He wanted attention, well he got it. I would never want my team to pick him up. I thought I saw where he wasn’t going to kneel anymore. This shows it was not a commitment, but all for attention. I do not blame any team for staying away from this guy!

  192. rossi730 says: May 30, 2017 8:08 AM

    Kapernick is unemployed not just for his football ability. I think it is because he is not a man of convictions! He started a protest, which is his right, to speak out against , what he viewed as violations of rights.
    At the end of the season he came out and made a point he would STAND for the National Anthem. What has changed? Oh he is out of a job! If I was an NFL owner I would not want this man on my team. If you take a position on an issue it should not change when your circumstances change.
    As a quarterback he will be looked at as a leader and I am not sure I can put my team in his hands. When the game gets tough will he shut down? History says he will!
    There is no RIGHT to play professional sports! It is a privilege and must be EARNED!
    Kapernick has only himself to blame for his situation.

  193. It should read"the triumphant return of Lemmy Akyadis" says: May 30, 2017 9:52 AM

    snakeplisken83 says:
    May 29, 2017 11:38 PM
    I wonder if the people that get so upset about Kapernick sitting during the national anthem also get this upset about unjustified police shootings?

    Yes we do, and if Colin had acknowledged that this issue affects whites, in larger numbers I might add, as well as blacks he would have had my support. The nature and timing of his protest indicated he was concerned only with a portion of the affected population. The pig socks were unnecessary as well.

  194. elvoid says: May 30, 2017 9:58 AM

    The NFL is in the entertainment business.

    Mara is a businessman, and the Giants are his business.

    Kaepernick is – in Mara’s judgment and for whatever reasons, bad for his business.

    End of story.

  195. nygnjd says: May 30, 2017 12:03 PM

    weepingjebus says:
    May 29, 2017 6:31 PM
    This implies there are many literate Giants fans, which cannot be true.

    Literacy in the USA is at 99%. But don’t take my word for it, look it up for yourself. Facts don’t lie, unlike trolls.

  196. bradjames33160 says: May 30, 2017 1:20 PM

    Kaepernick started becoming officially irrelevant when he decided not to vote. He had a chance to share his voice and opted not to. Coward.

  197. mezanine10 says: May 30, 2017 5:34 PM

    Sign Krapernick and put him on Special teams.

  198. absolutevisuals says: May 30, 2017 7:20 PM

    “Also equally hilarious is the Josh Brown comparison considering the different variables at play that weren’t known until they were known and how one was cut ”

    Mara KNEW he was wife beater. Mara is on record talking about knowing it, the NFL had to move Brown and his wife to separate rooms because they knew he was a wife beater. It wasn’t something that was a surprise, but he was only only cut once the public knew, after getting resigned of course.

  199. absolutevisuals says: May 30, 2017 7:59 PM

    “nygnjd says:
    May 30, 2017 12:03 PM
    weepingjebus says:
    May 29, 2017 6:31 PM
    This implies there are many literate Giants fans, which cannot be true.

    Literacy in the USA is at 99%. But don’t take my word for it, look it up for yourself. Facts don’t lie, unlike trolls.”
    ———————

    According to a study conducted in late April by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy, 32 million adults in the U.S. can’t read. That’s 14 percent of the population

  200. harril3 says: May 30, 2017 8:50 PM

    nhpats says:
    May 29, 2017 8:56 AM
    thegloriousone says:
    May 29, 2017 7:36 AM
    It was a social statement, not a political one.

    Policemen killing unarmed black men shouldn’t be constrained to political parties, but conservatives simply can’t hide their racism.

    ———-

    And yet it was the (R)s who championed civil rights…. and it was the (D) George Wallace who himself blocked the entrance to a University to keep a black girl out.

    Maybe you better run to your safe space

    ……………

    Maybe you better update your calendar. Or read some 20th century political history.

    Most of those Southern Democrats you refer to switched parties and became Republicans. And today’s Republican party looks very little like the GOP of Eisenhower or even Nixon.

    Things change in this world. Just like you can’t go back to that imaginary time when America was “great,” because it wasn’t as great as you think it was. People forget the bad things…cold war nuclear fear, few civil rights laws, red scare, gas crises, an assassinated President, Cuban Missile crisis, restrictive social mores and roles, polluted air and water, etc., etc. People then were nostalgic for the 20s.

    The Blizzard is Coming.

  201. mmack66 says: May 31, 2017 4:58 PM

    irimz says:
    May 30, 2017 3:24 AM

    For the 5,293,419th time…Colin took a knee on the American Flag. Teams are now taking a knee on his employment.
    ———————–

    He actually knelt down on an American Flag? Hadn’t heard that one before.

  202. mmack66 says: May 31, 2017 5:09 PM

    absolutevisuals says:
    May 30, 2017 7:20 PM

    Mara KNEW he was wife beater. Mara is on record talking about knowing it, the NFL had to move Brown and his wife to separate rooms because they knew he was a wife beater. It wasn’t something that was a surprise, but he was only only cut once the public knew, after getting resigned of course.
    ————————

    Exactly. Mara said he knew that Brown beat his wife, but they were unsure as to the extent of the beating.

    It was the same as the Ravens and the NFL trying to sweep the Ray Rice situation under the rug, until the public got involved.

  203. mmack66 says: May 31, 2017 7:45 PM

    All of you bozos claiming that cops shoot more white people than black people, must not comprehend that there are 6 times as many white people as black people in the United States, so obviously the number will be higher.

  204. phacepalm says: Jun 1, 2017 12:27 PM

    Why is it that the crime rate is much higher for blacks than whites? Explain that bozo.

  205. It should read"the triumphant return of Lemmy Akyadis" says: Jun 2, 2017 6:17 AM

    mmack66 says:
    May 31, 2017 7:45 PM
    All of you bozos claiming that cops shoot more white people than black people, must not comprehend that there are 6 times as many white people as black people in the United States, so obviously the number will be higher.-

    Bozos? It’s not like trying to determine if a QB is better than another based on TD %. More whites are killed by cops. Flat out fact undisputed. I’m sorry if you’re numb to their situation. I guess families of those killed should just take solace in that their loved ones are part of a lower percentage demographic and don’t “matter” as much as others.

  206. mmack66 says: Jun 2, 2017 7:20 PM

    phacepalm says:
    Jun 1, 2017 12:27 PM

    Why is it that the crime rate is much higher for blacks than whites? Explain that bozo.
    ———————–

    There’s likely a socioeconomic reason for it, but I don’t really know. You could probably easily find out, if you really cared to.

  207. mmack66 says: Jun 2, 2017 7:32 PM

    It should read”the triumphant return of Lemmy Akyadis” says:
    Jun 2, 2017 6:17 AM

    Bozos? It’s not like trying to determine if a QB is better than another based on TD %. More whites are killed by cops. Flat out fact undisputed. I’m sorry if you’re numb to their situation. I guess families of those killed should just take solace in that their loved ones are part of a lower percentage demographic and don’t “matter” as much as others.
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    What are you babbling about. I’m simply pointing out that saying that more white people than black people are killed by cops is a meaningless argument.

  208. boisestatewhodat says: Jun 5, 2017 3:27 PM

    Any of the 32 teams in the league would face a fan backlash if they signed this goon…POS made his bed, now lie in it!

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