In case you missed the latest outrage from the National Football Felons League, the San Francisco 49ers gave none other than Colin Kaepernick, their 1-11 quarterback, the Len Eshmont Award. It’s an award the 49ers give to the player “who best exemplifies the inspirational and courageous play of Len Eshmont, an original member of the 1946 49ers team.”
Kaepernick is the guy who started ‘remain seated on the bench’ or ‘kneel on one knee’ during the national anthem to protest police doing their job.
Joe Theismann, who is the poster player for inspirational and courageous play, had some things to say about Kaepernick’s antics on Fox News’ Outnumbered. “You’re 2-14 football team, he’s won one football game. What has he inspired?” Theismann went on to discuss Kaepernick’s 15 minutes of fame.
“I don’t agree with what he’s done. As a matter of fact, the American flag… stands for the right to be able to do the things you want to do, to be able to stand up and have a difference of opinion. I agree with that part of it, but not when you’re on the job.”
I think it’s important that Theismann also took on the National Felons League commissioner, Roger Goodell. I think Theismann should have used stronger language than “wishy-washy,” I would’ve said, “Goodell’s a pussy.” That’s probably one reason why they interviewed Theismann and not me.
Theismann is absolutely right though, Goodell and the owners should have the same policy that the Kansas City Chiefs have. “You kneel, you’re gone.” That certainly would bring the wrath of #BlackLivesMatter and Barack Obama, and Loretta Lynch’s Justice Department would probably launch an investigation into the National Felons League, but they probably get there viewers back.
What do you think?
Has Kaepernick inspired you? I will admit I gave up on the NFL probably 20 years ago. If they never played another game I wouldn’t know it, and I wouldn’t care. Had I been watching NFL football at the beginning of this season though, Kaepernick and Goodell certainly would’ve inspired me to do something else on Sunday and Monday nights.
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