Media couldn’t be a bigger thorn in Colin Kaepernick’s side
The media circus that is Colin Kaepernick is killing his career. Regardless of whether you believe Kaepernick was right or wrong in his stance, many people want to see him play.
But first I’lll talk about those who don’t want to see him play.
Later, I’ll explain the very real reason a team cannot sign Kaepernick. And it is the media’s fault.
Two camps that don’t want to play Kaepernick
The first camp that doesn’t want to see Kaepernick play
The first camp that doesn’t want to see Kaepernick play is the group of American’s who, like, Kaepernick, are exercising their constitutional right. They’re voicing their opinion that Kaepernick is infringing on a sector of American where they can escape politics.
As a matter of fact, most Americans don’t agree with Kaepernick’s protest. Upwards of 70% of Americans disagree with Kaepernick’s stance.
Right, wrong, or indifferent, that cannot be ignored by the check writers, the owners.
Coinciding with Kaepernick’s protest was a down tick in NFL viewership. This doesn’t necessarily imply causal. But speaking as a mathematician, there is a correlation. There is no denying that.
Tobacco companies used this same argument for years. They admitted there was a correlation between smoking and cancer. But that didn’t mean that smoking caused cancer.
So, if you can believe smoking doesn’t cause cancer, then Kaepernick didn’t have any effect on NFL viewership.
The second camp that doesn’t want to see Kaepernick play
Another group that doesn’t want to see Kaepernick play in the NFL are Kaepernick supporters.
Huh? How does that work?
There is a host of non NFL political hacks who support Kaepernick that realize as long as Kaepernick doesn’t have the opportunity to play, they can feel outraged.
These people are disgusting opportunists. They’d rather see Kaepernick suffer and their cause forwarded than Kaepernick get the opportunity he does, or doesn’t deserve.
Two camps that want to see Kaepernick play
Haters and real fans: The first camp that wants Kaepernick to play
Some Kaepernick haters want to see Kaepernick play. Play him. Let him fail. Then laugh.
Some analysts believe that it is Kaepernick’s play that prevents him from being signed. These are true football fans that want to discuss football and not politics. They want to see Kaepernick play. They expect him to fail. Then the issue will go away and we can then talk about football. Which won’t happen because the same political hacks will then want to talk Ezekiel Elliott and domestic violence.
The sad truth of Colin Kaepernick
The sad truth of Colin Kaepernick is that he is toxic.
Rumors have flown around of about a dozen teams signing Kaepernick.
This is why a team can’t sign Kaepernick
If Kaepernick is a success. Great. But…
As soon as a team signs Kaepernick, how do they get rid of him?
Let’s say the Raven did sign Kaepernick. And he stinks.
Can’t cut him. The political hacks will come after you for putting Kaepernick in a position to fail just so you could get him out of the league. You, the owner, will forever be known as the owner who destroyed Kaepernick, the US Constitution, and everything that is great about America. These people are professional hacks. They have their script and they are ready to attack.
In the end, because of the political hacks supporting Colin Kaepernick, it is easier to pass on Kaepernick than to be stuck with him.