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The citizen we need is Colin Kaepernick, GQ’s “Citizen of the Year”

The citizen we need is Colin Kaepernick, GQ’s “Citizen of the Year”
January 4, 2018

The NFL preseason is not the most interesting thing of the NFL season. There are position battles, rookies playing for the first time and some other storylines trying to keep us interested in the game....

“Kneeling” loses its focus

Colin Kaepernick kneeling at Levi's Stadium on Sep. 12, 2016.
November 2, 2017

Those in opposition are unhappy with players kneeling during the national anthem at sporting events. This all began over a year ago when Colin Kaepernick, then a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers,...

Colin Kaepernick stands against oppression

Colin Kaepernick stands against oppression
October 19, 2017

During a preseason game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers in Santa Clara on Aug. 26 2016, Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem as a way to stand up for people being oppressed...

National Anthem protests lose focus

National Anthem protests lose focus
October 5, 2017

During week three of the National Football League season, every team, players, and coaches included, peacefully protested the national anthem by kneeling, locking arms or staying in the locker room at...

Colin Kaepernick: Remain yourself

Colin Kaepernick: Remain yourself
August 16, 2017

Another day has passed, totaling 165 since quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been an NFL free agent. On top of that, the Baltimore Ravens just signed former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Thad Lewis,...

49ers general manager, head coach fired

49ers general manager, head coach fired
January 6, 2017

It only lasted one year, but the Chip Kelly experiment is officially over for the San Francisco 49ers. On Monday, San Francisco Owner and CEO Jed York announced that the team let go head coach Kelly...

49ers are more rust than gold

49ers are more rust than gold
November 17, 2016

Halfway through the football season, the San Francisco 49ers are struggling to keep it together. Bad coaching decisions and sub-par performances on the field have likely sabotaged any chance the...

As 49ers, Colin Kaepernick head to San Diego, safety becomes an issue

As 49ers, Colin Kaepernick head to San Diego, safety becomes an issue
August 31, 2016

Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest has made him a lightning rod for criticism, but that doesn’t have him fearing his safety when the 49ers visit the San Diego Chargers for Thursday’s...

Kaepernick trade not likely for 49ers

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April 20, 2016

If you believe the reports, the San Francisco 49ers traded quarterback Colin Kaepernick to the Denver Broncos every day for the last two weeks. This occurred after the 49ers traded Kaepernick to both the...

Kaepernick departure the right call for 49ers

Graphic by Tam Duong Jr./The Pioneer
April 6, 2016

In 2013, I condemned the 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh for his decision to bench the game manager-type quarterback he had in Alex Smith, for the run-and-gun style quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick proved...

NFL offseason commands attention

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March 17, 2016

For sports fans, this time of year has a great feeling. The NBA playoffs are right around the corner, March Madness is here for the NCAA, MLB spring training is underway, but the NFL is still king. Despite...

Baalke to blame for 49ers struggles

Baalke to blame for 49ers struggles
October 15, 2015

Looking into my crystal ball to see what the future holds for the 49ers, here’s what I see: Colin Kaepernick jerseys on clearance racks at Ross stores across the country, endless streams of sports talk...

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