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Is Colin Kaepernick being blackballed
by NFL teams? Prove he´s not

MSN Sports, by David Steele

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 3/19/2017 11:15:36 AM

It seemed a little early to condemn NFL teams for freezing out Colin Kaepernick. Barely a week had gone by in free agency. With one exception — albeit a grotesque, borderline-obscene one — not many quarterbacks had been coming off of the market. Bleacher Report’s Friday story on how front-office types still want nothing to do with him for his protests during the national anthem shined another light on it. (Snip) Come on. Stop it. Do not ever say Colin Kaepernick can´t get a job because he´s not good enough. Think of a better excuse. Think of a better lie.

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We can always hope so.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/19/2017 11:19:19 AM     (No. 11194647)

Would you hire him? Not that talented and a troublemaker who drives away fans and probably disrupts the team (it is supposed to be a team).

This will probably turn into another racialist deal. His radical girlfriend won’t help (is she still in the picture?)…

Sometimes people set up the blackball on themselves. That’s Kaepernick, in my book. His game is now Social Justice. Their game is Football. For money. Shut up and perform or buh-bye.

He and Michael Sam could go somewhere and have a good cry.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Beatlejeff, 3/19/2017 11:21:33 AM     (No. 11194651)

His stats the last few years is all the proof you need: as a quarterback he stinks. The Anthem nonsense is just a distraction from that inconvenient fact.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: IowaDad, 3/19/2017 11:25:16 AM     (No. 11194656)

(A very unfortunate headline in our color blind society!)

Kaepernick tends to overlook open receivers down-field, upsetting the timing of lots of plays. His line cannot protect him efficiently unless they know what he is going to do, and the receivers down-field aren´t much use if the ball is not delivered to them on time.

And his political apeshit is a net debit.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Velox, 3/19/2017 11:25:22 AM     (No. 11194657)

Of course he is not being hired because he is a problem for any franchise that hires him.
Just like hiring the openly gay player or hiring Tebow.
They chose to have a profitable business, not a left wing propaganda tool.
I doubt that all of the owners contacted each other to conspire against Colin.
He has damaged his star by himself.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: EQKimball, 3/19/2017 11:33:05 AM     (No. 11194658)

There are unemployed geniuses out there because of an attitude problem. My cousin is one.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Highlander, 3/19/2017 11:44:19 AM     (No. 11194666)

#5´s got it. It´s the attitude. Employers do not need a ready-made headache when they can avoid it.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: zuker5, 3/19/2017 11:45:50 AM     (No. 11194667)

Prove I should care.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Safari Man, 3/19/2017 11:55:23 AM     (No. 11194673)

Fans hate him. Team owners are providing entertainment for the fans. Fans buy the tickets, ticket sales decide in the end.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 3/19/2017 11:56:37 AM     (No. 11194676)

He made his own bed. He can sleep in it.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: edgar, 3/19/2017 12:01:54 PM     (No. 11194680)

Look at Mike Vick. This guy was toxic, but he admitted his mistakes and paid his dues. He made it back to the NFL. CK needs to decide how he wants to move forward.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: strike3, 3/19/2017 12:03:26 PM     (No. 11194681)

Colin´s fate was sealed when the ticket sales and NFL viewer ratings took a nosedive after his hate-America stunt. The left can´t stand it when their sick tricks backfire. I wish the worst for him and all others like him.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: daisey, 3/19/2017 12:08:42 PM     (No. 11194687)

Actions have consequences, and his actions affected the all important bottom line for the franchise. He did this to himself.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lifelonghuman, 3/19/2017 12:09:23 PM     (No. 11194688)

I´m not sure I even understand this article. Does someone need to prove something? If I were an owner I wouldn´t hire him because I don´t like him. Do I need to state why I don´t like him? Okay! He´s icky.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: dwa, 3/19/2017 12:09:58 PM     (No. 11194690)

"Seems a little early to condemn NFL teams for freezing out Colin Kaepernick.."

The NFL was already condemned by real Americans for letting this POS diss the flag and the country. Kaepernick put himself in this position so there is no reason to condemn the NFL for not picking up a racist troublemaker.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/19/2017 12:10:51 PM     (No. 11194692)

That “prove it” headline is disgusting. Tends to tell us where Steele and MSN are, and I’m not interested in going there. As offputting as Kaepernick himself.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: chicodon, 3/19/2017 12:18:43 PM     (No. 11194699)

He is a distraction. It´s supposed to be about football and not Black Lives Matter.

PS: Has his girlfriend dumped him yet?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Smart11344, 3/19/2017 12:19:19 PM     (No. 11194700)

He´s not welcome on my TV.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 3/19/2017 12:19:29 PM     (No. 11194701)

Ditto #7. I´ve got news for Mr. Sportswriter-cum-social-justice warrior: nobody has to prove a darn thing to you; if you´re too stupid to see the picture for yourself, that´s your problem. The NFL´s problem is a decline in viewership, and they are doing a little something about it here.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: heartsurgeon, 3/19/2017 12:19:38 PM     (No. 11194702)

The author is an idiot.

Kaepernicks "performance" includes more than stats which the author faintly praises as "not terrible".

Professional sports are ENTERTAINMENT. The ultimate measure of performance therefore is box-office revenue, not "stats"

If Kaepernick could make a team a boatload of money, he would be sitting on a juicy contract already.

Instead, more than one news source attributes a declined in NFL TV viewership to the politicization of football.

If the NFL loses half of its viewers, how secure does David Steele think MSN Sports, his job, or his income are?

Get over yourself dude. Football is entertainment. You get negative reviews, it doesn;t matter if you believe your performance is politically relevant. That´s not what the customer wants.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: uno, 3/19/2017 12:19:50 PM     (No. 11194703)

Let´s say the guy had really good skills as a quarterback. I still wouldn´t consider him because it doesn´t matter how good you are at the game if you can´t be a leader. As a Quarterback it is just as critical to be be a team leader as it is to see the field and hit the target. As a self-absorbed, left-wing, radical "victim" Kaepernick is not a leader of men. He´s a problem child.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Udanja99, 3/19/2017 12:19:51 PM     (No. 11194704)

Agree with all of the above replies except for one thing - I will never forgive Vick.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bighambone, 3/19/2017 12:20:14 PM     (No. 11194705)

It is to be expected that Kaepernick would have a hard time getting a new job in the NFL as his quarterbacking record has not been that good along, with the fact that NFL Head Coaches who are trying to win football games don´t need the off field distractions that Kaepernick has a history of initiating.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 3/19/2017 12:23:06 PM     (No. 11194710)

They dig up the most obscure things about a Supreme Court Nominee and don´t believe he is qualified to serve, but a guy who uses his star power to disrespect the national anthem based on his socioplitics, is a hero. Let him go out for a draft pick on a middle east soccer team in Iran see how that works out.

We need to adopt a policy in this country of go into politics join an Anti American group or leave it. You have a right to say what you please and do whatever stupid thing you wish, but the public also has the right to not want you messing with their country or being part of the sports choices. It´s like free speech you can go up to anyone and tell them what you think of them, that´s your right, what you risk however is getting punched in the nose. Not being popular any longer is his punch in the nose, live with it!. Simple, anybody?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 3/19/2017 12:23:17 PM     (No. 11194711)

No team wants a troublemaker. It is not a conspiracy as each is acting independently.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Illinois Mom, 3/19/2017 12:25:10 PM     (No. 11194717)

Let´s see... The 49er´s won 2 of 14 in 2016.

He caused headaches and the fans to turn off football.

NOW...he says he´ll stand for the anthem. That alone proves it was a stunt to get attention.

Too late.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/19/2017 12:30:16 PM     (No. 11194720)

The cook makes some awful, reprehensible food. You don´t go back to the restaurant. I am not having any of this blackball nonsense from MSN.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: FormerDem, 3/19/2017 12:32:37 PM     (No. 11194722)

tebow can be blackballed but kaepernick not? why is that?

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Reply 28 - Posted by: kate318, 3/19/2017 12:34:47 PM     (No. 11194723)

Uh, ok...here´s a better excuse. Perhaps the guy is just too much of a public relations liability? A liability entirely of his own making, I might add.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: msjena, 3/19/2017 12:35:31 PM     (No. 11194725)

Like Tebow?


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Reply 30 - Posted by: ida lou pino, 3/19/2017 12:40:41 PM     (No. 11194732)

Crazed, bubble-wrapped, puny, leftist sportswriter can´t accept the fact that actions have consequences.

Lefties never grow up. If they did - - they wouldn´t be lefties.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 3/19/2017 12:43:26 PM     (No. 11194734)

#21 I agree .... and neither will I!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: blizzard, 3/19/2017 12:45:08 PM     (No. 11194735)

As #12 said, actions do have consequences. I hope he never plays in the NFL again.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: MainelySane, 3/19/2017 12:51:11 PM     (No. 11194740)

Here´s a reason: baggage.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Staunch Repub, 3/19/2017 12:55:14 PM     (No. 11194745)

Wait for it....... brain-dead leftist sjw commissioner will intervene and force a team to take him in..3...2...1

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Reply 35 - Posted by: JustCause, 3/19/2017 12:55:55 PM     (No. 11194747)

I sure hope so.

At least now the NFL is showing some smarts.

They blew it when they didn´t kick him off the field on his first kneel.

Everyone is talking about his STATS as if HE were the team. If the teammates missed the block, or missed the pass, because KC and his kneeling - KC would have bad stats and the team would not win.

It´ll be interesting to see the 2017 49ers. I hope they bounce back.

I refused to watch the NFL all of 2016 (didn´t really miss it) - 2017 has a chance to come back, if I don´t see news articles about, pig socks, BLM t-shirts, hands-up-don´t-shoot gestures and Kneeling.

These overpaid entertainers can bloviate off the field, like actors Ashley Judd or Robert De Niro (that I´ll never pay to see again).

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Reply 36 - Posted by: banal_resentive, 3/19/2017 1:00:53 PM     (No. 11194753)

Well, Mr. Steele, I´d say his odds of getting hired by someone in the NFL are better than the odds of an experienced, accomplished, known conservative journalist being hired by an MSM news organization.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: paral04, 3/19/2017 1:12:14 PM     (No. 11194763)

The NFL is in show business. If the fans are offended they won´t come.m Kaepernick turned off a lot of people with his anti-American displays. I want to watch the game not have some wild eyed radical make me so mad I don´t want to see it anymore.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: tearza, 3/19/2017 1:14:32 PM     (No. 11194767)

America does not want to see a privileged Millionaire football player who is to lame to stand for the American flag period...

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 3/19/2017 1:19:12 PM     (No. 11194777)

Re #35: Actually, "first kneel" isn´t quite accurate. At first, Kaepernick just kept his seat on the bench while everyone else stood for the anthem. It was some more media-savvy companions who convinced him that taking a knee looked a bit more like a legitimate, "respectful" protest than just the flagrant disrespect that he obviously intended. It´s a pet peeve of mine because his cheerleaders in the lefty media quickly changed the narrative to indicate that he simply "took a knee" all along.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: smoolie, 3/19/2017 1:20:06 PM     (No. 11194779)

I was under the impression the 49ers were about to let him go until he started this, then they had to wait so as to not be accused of this very thing. That and the other quarterback was not very good and got hurt.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 3/19/2017 1:22:29 PM     (No. 11194781)

Agree with #21 and #31 - I´d forgive Kaepernick before I´d forgive Vick.

Colin is stupid and gullible but only hurt himself. Michael Vick is a depraved psychopath who killed defenseless animals.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: lakerman1, 3/19/2017 1:29:45 PM     (No. 11194788)

The team managers and coaches will have the opportunity to draft young, healthy QBs, each with a world of potential. The QBs drafted will most likely used as be back ups, where they will have time to learn the team´s system and playbook, and make the adjustment to being instant millionaires.
Or they can draft Colin the Complainer. (He has been a whiner throughout his athletic career. UNLV was the only school to offer him a scholarship because of his size. SF got him relatively cheap, without having to use high draft picks to do it. (See Cleveland Browns, famous for drafting QBs badly.)
And finally, Colin can´t even operate on his principles. He says he will no longer do the protest stuff.
(Ironic that Colin, half black, was saved from the ghetto, or the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, when his white teenaged mother, abandoned by her black sperm donor, entered into an open adoption with the Kaepernicks. Colin grew up in a loving white family who tried to help him maintain his black heritage. He had every advantage.
Yet he despises whites.)

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Reply 43 - Posted by: CaptainLibra, 3/19/2017 1:44:05 PM     (No. 11194800)

Given the author of this trash and his background, what can you expect. Black activist. Here´s his official site: http://www.sportingnews.com/author/27-david-steele

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Reply 44 - Posted by: greggojo, 3/19/2017 1:53:05 PM     (No. 11194804)

I don´t want to give a racist MSN writer the click.

I wonder if he acknowledged that the entire Kaepernick affair was responsible for at least a portion of the decline in NFL viewers. It sure was at my house.

Golly I´m sick of these snarky know it alls (who actually are so biased that they know just about nothing).

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Reply 45 - Posted by: franq, 3/19/2017 1:58:12 PM     (No. 11194809)

Monkey Shine News. Not a credible source. Don´t have to prove that.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 3/19/2017 2:24:02 PM     (No. 11194826)

I think the much more pertinent question is: Are viewers blackballing NFL games because of Colin Kaepernick?

(Yes, they are, but the NFL is too STOOOOOPID to figure that out!)

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Reply 47 - Posted by: beancounter, 3/19/2017 2:27:20 PM     (No. 11194828)

We can blackball Christians (QB´s, bakers, florists...) but we can´t blackball Communists?

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Reply 48 - Posted by: darling, 3/19/2017 2:32:39 PM     (No. 11194832)

He won one game last year. There is your proof. He´s not good enough.

Tebow was unconventional but won games. Osweiler was in his first year as a starter and won more games than he lost. Both took their teams to the playoffs and each won a playoff game. Both are spoken of as worthless, no-talent scum by the sports writers.

I do not feel sorry for Kaepernick at all. I think he started his "protest" when he knew he was on his way out, so that he could blame any ouster on that, rather than on his performance on the field.



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Reply 49 - Posted by: AltaD, 3/19/2017 2:43:35 PM     (No. 11194842)

Jay Cutler didn´t take a knee during the anthem but no team wants him either. So just maybe the issue is owners don´t want second rate QBs who are an emotional drag on the team.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 3/19/2017 2:43:58 PM     (No. 11194843)

No NFL team is under any obligation to hire him.

Note to idiots: One is not a "protected class" when one does something stoopid in public, time and time again, to the detriment of one´s employer.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: sinic, 3/19/2017 3:35:08 PM     (No. 11194881)

It wouldn´t surprise me if that moron Goodell forced some team to take this loser.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Mickturn, 3/19/2017 3:39:43 PM     (No. 11194889)

Given his pathetic record on the field and his more than pathetic antics I wouldn´t hire him to lick clean the real players shoes!

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 3/19/2017 4:01:54 PM     (No. 11194906)

Kapernick is just in the wrong sport. He needs to be the bad guy in the mask in . . .

. . . Big time wrestling.

Sure he will be a hit.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: mythman, 3/19/2017 4:30:39 PM     (No. 11194923)

Can´t prove a negative, Mr Steele. Stick to sports, not logic.

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 3/19/2017 5:50:55 PM     (No. 11194975)

I know this for an absolute fact: If Kaepernick is picked up by any NFL team, I will not watch a single moment of any NFL game next year, too!

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Reply 56 - Posted by: SQUIGGLE, 3/19/2017 6:16:17 PM     (No. 11194992)

I´ve been on several magazines, columns, and comment sections regarding some news about Kappy. Never have I seen a greater number of people say they would not watch him or any other 49er´s games because of him. The coaches considering him as a free agent are only listening to them and deciding he´s just not worth the loss of viewership. The whole NFL suffered last year. I, myself, only watched Seattle... It´s called natural consequences. Maybe now that he´s gone the NFL will be more enjoyable.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Heil Liberals, 3/19/2017 7:44:29 PM     (No. 11195037)

Damn straight. He earned it.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: GomerShabazz, 3/19/2017 8:15:30 PM     (No. 11195056)

hehehehe....he said blackballed....hehehehe

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Reply 59 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 3/19/2017 8:15:44 PM     (No. 11195058)

If Kaepernick wanted to express his dislike for America and our flag he should have done it on his own time and NOT on his team´s time.

Kaepernick is a superDICK!!!

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Reply 60 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 3/19/2017 9:12:41 PM     (No. 11195086)

Personal responsibility for one´s actions, whether in the NFL or in ordinary lives any town USA: what a concept.

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Reply 61 - Posted by: GhostofChesterton, 3/19/2017 9:13:04 PM     (No. 11195087)

He´s a has been David. You, on the other hand, are a never was.

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Reply 62 - Posted by: Ronaldus Magnus, 3/19/2017 11:42:09 PM     (No. 11195172)

Crapernick just sold one of his mansions for many millions. His ´girlfriend´ will stick with him just as long as the money holds out. Then she´ll be on to the next useful (rich) idiot. It will not be a big surprise if Crapernick has not planned for the future and ends up broke.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: SALady, 3/20/2017 1:21:51 AM     (No. 11195224)

There are plenty of other mediocre quarterbacks out there that won´t cause massive PR headaches for your team.

So why would you waste time even talking to this idiot if you want your team to be popular (which equates to profitable)?!?!?

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Reply 64 - Posted by: JimBob, 3/20/2017 2:30:20 AM     (No. 11195250)

1) From the headline: Prove he IS!

2) As said by other posters.... The NFL is in the ENTERTAINMENT business. If someone causes the viewers to leave, is bad for business, he is GONE!

3)MSN Sports: Why haven´t YOU hired him?
I believe YOU are blackballing him!
Prove YOU´re NOT!

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Reply 65 - Posted by: mollyb0122, 3/21/2017 10:38:33 AM     (No. 11196661)

I am a Browns fan. I would not be surprised if they picked him up. He is no good and a trouble maker. Right up their alley, sadly.

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The Wrap, by Brian Flood    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/26/2017 11:28:02     Post Reply
Fox News dominated its first night in the post-Bill O´Reilly era as "Tucker Carlson Tonight" averaged 3.2 million viewers in the program´s first night occupying the 8 p.m. ET timeslot. The debut of Carlson´s new timeslot won was the most-watched cable news program in both viewers and the key demo of adults age 25-54. Carlson averaged 636,000 viewers among the key demo to help Fox News finish as the most-watched cable news network during primetime, averaging 582,000 compared to 328,000 demo viewers for CNN and 424,000 demo viewers for MSNBC. Among total viewers, Fox News averaged 2.8 million from 8-11 p.m.

United investigating report that
giant rabbit died on transatlantic flight
ABC News, by Michael Edison Hayden    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/26/2017 10:29:38     Post Reply
United Airlines is looking into a report that a giant rabbit died on a flight en route to Chicago from London, according to The Associated Press. The rabbit´s breeder, Annette Edwards, told the AP that the 3-foot-long rabbit known as Simon was just 10 months old and had been purchased by a celebrity whom she did not name. "Simon had his vet check just before getting on the plane," she told the AP. "He was fit as a fiddle." United said in a statement that it was "saddened" by the news, according to the AP. "The safety and wellbeing of

Dow rises more than 200 points, Nasdaq
jumps over 6,000 on strong earnings
CNBC, by Fred Imbert    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/25/2017 12:55:24     Post Reply
U.S. equities rose sharply on Tuesday as solid quarterly reports from several large-cap companies rolled through. The Nasdaq composite jumped about 0.7 percent, sending the index above 6,000 for this first time ever. The Dow Jones industrial average rose about 220 points after briefly rising more than 250 points, with Caterpillar contributing the most gains. The S&P 500 advanced 0.6 percent, with financials and materials rising more than 1 percent to lead advancers. I think we´ve come to believe that Q1 is soft because of some reason that economists or market analysts haven´t been able to pinpoint," said Kim Forrest,

Twitter employee making $160,000 in
San Francisco says he´s scraping by
CNBC, by Emmie Martin    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/24/2017 5:33:27     Post Reply
It´s expensive to live in San Francisco — even if you make six figures. In an article published earlier this year, The Guardian reported on an anonymous Twitter employee in his 40s who says that, even on a $160,000 annual salary, he´s barely scraping by in Silicon Valley. "I didn´t become a software engineer to be trying to make ends meet," he told The Guardian. The employee´s biggest expense is the $3,000 monthly rent he pays on a two-bedroom house where he lives with his wife and two kids, which he describes as "ultra cheap." "Families are priced out of

Entire Senate being called to
White House for North Korea briefing
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/24/2017 3:28:44     Post Reply
The entire U.S. Senate has been invited to the White House for a briefing Wednesday on the North Korea situation, amid escalating tensions over the country’s missile tests and bellicose rhetoric. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer confirmed the upcoming briefing, for all 100 senators, on Monday. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats plan to provide the update to lawmakers. It is rare for the entire Senate to be invited to such a briefing. Spicer clarified that while the event will

Ancient methane ´burp´ points to
climate change 110 million years ago
CBC News [Toronto, Canada], by Jimmy Thomson    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/24/2017 3:18:42     Post Reply
New research suggests a large amount of methane was released in the Arctic Ocean during a period of warming 110 million years ago and the methane "burp" points to the possibility of a similar release in today´s warming conditions. The discovery happened in the remote High Arctic, on Ellef Ringnes Island, about 500 kilometres north of Resolute, Nunavut. During the Cretaceous period, 55 million years before the dinosaurs disappeared, the island was deep underwater. Suddenly, from under the mud, bubbles of methane began to emerge as frozen deposits began to thaw. The bubbles left traces in the form of over 130 mounds that

‘Happy Days’ star Erin Moran
died of throat cancer
New York Post, by David K. Li    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/24/2017 3:12:00     Post Reply
“Happy Days” actress Erin Moran died of throat cancer, it was revealed on Monday. The coroner and sheriff of Harrison County, Indiana, said Moran did not have any illegal drugs at home when her body was found on Saturday. The 56-year-old Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham on the iconic sitcom, had a history of alcohol abuse. (Snip) The statement did not specify what kind of cancer Moran had — but child-actor advocate Paul Petersen revealed that the “Joanie Loves Chachi” star had been undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for throat cancer. “She was in treatment and it was not going well,” Petersen

Federal judge backs firing
squads, guillotine for executions
New York Daily News, by Terence Cullen    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2017 7:48:43     Post Reply
A controversial federal judge thinks firing squads and guillotines should come back in style as the debate over executions in Arkansas rages on. Ninth Circuit Appeals Judge Alex Kozinski, in an interview with CBS News’ “60 Minutes” set to air Sunday, said conducting lethal injections is a sham that masks that fact that people are getting killed. “The use of lethal injection is the way of lying to ourselves, to make it look like executions are peaceful, benign ... like going to sleep,” said Kozinski, who isn’t involved in the Arkansas proceedings. “And they’re not. They’re brutal things.” So then

‘Crazy dangerous’: Elephant tranquilizer
linked to overdose death in Colorado
KDVR-TV [Denver, CO], by Anica Padilla    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/23/2017 7:04:33     Post Reply
EAGLE, Colo. — An elephant tranquilizer that is about 100 times more potent than fentanyl has been linked to at least two overdose deaths in Eagle County, the sheriff’s office confirmed. “Carfentanil, which has been linked to a significant number of overdose deaths in various parts of the country, has been located here in our community,” the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office stated. Clear capsules containing heroin laced with carfentanil was found at the scene of a pair of drug overdoses in the El Jebel area, the Aspen Times reported. The drug can come in many forms, including blotter paper, tablets, and spray, according to



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New Biography: Young Obama
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Daily Caller, by Alex Pfeiffer    Original Article
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President Barack Obama considered being homosexual as a young man, according to a forthcoming biography of the president. The biography by David Garrow, “Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama,” is set to come out on May 9. Garrow wrote a Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Martin Luther King Jr., and is a regular contributor to The New York Times and The Washington Post. WATCH: (Video) In a chapter about the former president’s two years at Occidental College, Garrow reveals a close relationship Obama had with an openly gay assistant professor named Lawrence Goldyn. “Goldyn made a huge impact on Barry

Pelosi: GOP will have ´doo-doo´ on its
shoes if Obamacare repeal passes

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Washington Examiner, by Al Weaver    Original Article
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Portland Cancels Annual Avenue of Roses
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Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
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Chaffetz Potentially Out For Weeks
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Daily Caller, by Juliegrace Brufke    Original Article
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Vacation agrees with her! Smiling and
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Daily Mail [UK], by Hannah Parry    Original Article
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Losing my religion for equality
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The Age, by Jimmy Carter    Original Article
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Daily Mail [UK], by Kelly Mclaughlin    Original Article
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Chelsea Clinton urged the importance of fighting hunger as she was honored at a New York charity gala on Tuesday night. The former First Daughter, who is a Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, was presented with the City Harvest Award for Commitment for her support of the organization through volunteering with the Clinton Foundation´s Day of Action program. She wore a colorful patterned dress, black cardigan and nude heels to the event on Tuesday, which was also attended by Chrissy Teigen, actress Bridget Moynahan, Real Housewives Of New York star Bethenny Frankel and domestic goddess Martha Stewart.

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UN warned Trump that ObamaCare
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Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/26/2017 4:34:17 PM     Post Reply
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Daily Mail (UK), by Erica Tempesta    Original Article
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Heat Street, by Jillian Kay Melchior    Original Article
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ESPN Layoffs: A List of Which
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Variety, by Lawrence Yee    Original Article
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