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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:46 AM

Spike Lee calls out teams for not signing free agent Colin Kaepernick

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18954154/spike-lee-calls-nfl-teams-failure-sign-free-agent-qb-colin-kaepernick
Spike Lee calls out teams for not signing free agent Colin Kaepernick

Famed film director Spike Lee has joined the Colin Kaepernick debate, suggesting Sunday in an Instagram post that one of his hometown teams -- the New York Jets -- should sign the unemployed quarterback.

"The New York J-E-T-S Need A Quarterback," wrote Lee, who said he spoke with Kaepernick over brunch. "Who Is The J-E-T-S Quarterback? Is My Man Joe Willie Namath Coming Back? Crazy Times We Live In."

Lee used his post to rail against the NFL for excluding Kaepernick, who ignited a firestorm last fall because he refused to stand for the national anthem as a way to protest social and racial issues.

Lee said it "Smells MAD Fishy To Me, Stinks To The High Heavens" that Kaepernick, who opted out of his San Francisco 49ers contract, still doesn't have a job.

He made his bed, he can sleep in it.
Yes, he is free to protest. Ownership is free not to take on the controversy he brings with him.
Lesson to be learned: Protest on your own time, not company time.

related article discussed here
Colin Kaepernick update: some teams genuinely hate him
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/17/colin-kaepernick-update-some-teams-genuinely-hate-him/

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Reply Spike Lee calls out teams for not signing free agent Colin Kaepernick (Original post)
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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:52 AM

1. He cost them money...they cost him money

Many highly paid athletes do not manage their assets and income well. Michael Vick was not the only profligate spender. Hopefully Kaepernick was an exception to that. He probably could not get a position even in the CFL

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Response to His Daughter (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:21 AM

3. I hope he thought it was worth it. (I'm not being a wise guy here.) If he does, he is one of the

few public figures that has the courage of his convictions to the point he will publicly stand up for them and face the angry fans and bad press and his team mates. If this is the case, he should be satisfied with himself regardless of what anyone else thinks.

If he didn't think through what he was doing and he now thinks he screwed up, oh well for him.

Personally, I hope he finds a team soon.

COLIN KAEPERNICK HELPS GET PLANE TO BRING FOOD AND WATER TO SOMALIA

Colin Kaepernick helped secure a plane to send resources to the people of Somalia by raising awareness of the country's famine.

On Thursday, the free-agent quarterback posted a video on Instagram asking Turkish Airlines to provide a plane to fly food and water to the African nation.

According to NPR.com's Colin Dwyer, a drought has caused an "acute food shortage" for at least 6.2 million people. Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire said at least 110 people died from hunger in one region over two days.

"I can confirm that Bay region in the south and other parts of Somalia are deteriorating rapidly, and my estimation is that half of the country's population has felt the impact of this drought," Khaire said.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2698740-colin-kaepernick-helps-get-plane-to-bring-food-and-water-to-somalia

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Response to AmandaCMatthews (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:26 AM

4. There are more talented people than slots

His skills are not such that he is unique. Also leadership and team cohesiveness are key parts of the job. Not clear he can do either of those parts well at this point. I expect he is history at this point.

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Response to His Daughter (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:37 AM

5. You're probably right. But he's so young. And it's not like he was having dogs maul each

other (like your Michael Vick example) or knocked his wife out in an elevator.

But whatever. He is a DECENT human being. Unlike a lot of football players.

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Response to AmandaCMatthews (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:07 AM

6. Decency (to a point) does not matter in pro sports

Not sure what his history was prior to last season on humanitarian issues...not particularly a sports fan

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Response to AmandaCMatthews (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:21 AM

10. Tim Tebow...

Is a "decent" human being too. Are you advocating for his signing as well?

If they had the capability to win games they would be playing.

Period.

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Response to 700WinMag (Reply #10)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:05 PM

11. Sure, why not? They both have the 'capability'. Look at how they started out.

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Response to AmandaCMatthews (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:44 PM

12. No.

They don't.

If they did they would be playing.

Or are you saying the NFL is bigoted against religious white males?

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Response to 700WinMag (Reply #12)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:23 PM

13. Well the NFL has no problem with those that beat their wives, hold dog fights, and commit

sexual assault so draw your own conclusion.

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Response to AmandaCMatthews (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 10:40 AM

14. What does that have to do with their...

Capabilities on the field?

Are you advocating that anyone convicted of a crime be fired from their job and not be allowed to work for the rest of their life?

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Response to 700WinMag (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:16 AM

15. Character matters. And why erect such strange goalposts? No one claimed that

ex-cons should never be allowed to work again.

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Response to The Big Red Machine (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 11:20 AM

16. I do not not...

Believe I was speaking to you.

So are you saying that Kaperwhatever and Teblows should be playing in the NFL?

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Response to His Daughter (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:35 AM

8. Excellent point on leadership and cohesiveness

I'm sure there are players who come down on both sides of the issue.

A QB, given his central role on the team, needs to stick to football and keep out of the fray on socio-political issues.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:13 AM

2. That leads me to ask a question. How much does Spike Lee know about football? (n/t)

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 03:19 AM

7. Maybe Spike should buy his own team, then he could hire Kaepernick

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:38 AM

9. The "Dog A$$" Jets, as they are also known, have a history of bad player-personnel decisions

Remember the Sanchize?

How about giving Tebow another chance at failing?

Let's hear it for Geno Smith, now with the Giants!

Sure, Revis has a lot of tread left on the tire.

This is the team that made the Butt Fumble famous.

Let's not blame Spike for noting a quarterback is on the market to a team that clearly needs one.

And all that said, I wouldn't sign Kap because he is just average as a passer. The man can run, sure, but the guys with the rings are pure throwers.

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Response to Da Mannn (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:53 PM

17. Given the number of free agent quarterbacks still out there, many better than Kaepernick,

why should he have been signed already?. I'm sure there's not any teams out there where he's their first choice. If it gets to May and no one has even invited him in to talk yet, maybe Spike will have at least an argument.

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