Fuck a Loss. Kevin Hogan above is no Kaepernick. He got the start in a 17- 33 losing effort against the Texans on Sunday. The Browns are a winless 0-6 and their starting quarterbacks Hogan & Deshone Kizer [started the first 5] have combined qb rating of 60.5 and have thrown 14 interceptions already. [MORE] The Browns have been historically unstable at the qb position. In fact, from 1999 through the end of the 2016 season, the team had 26 different players start at quarterback. [MORE] If winning is all that matters, is Hogan -- who spent much of the team's training camp as its fourth-string quarterback -- really the best answer? [MORE]
Kaepernick has led the 49ers to a Super Bowl and two NFC championship games and he threw 16 touchdown passes with four interceptions for them last season. [MORE] Like so many other teams the Browns also passed over Kaepernick - b/c in winning is not everything in the NFL. It is secondary to the system of racism/white supremacy, a global, white over Black system of unequal conditions & vast unequal power that functions in all areas of people activity, including sports & entertainment. Racism is not merely a pattern of individual and/or institutional practice; it is a universal operating "system" of white supremacy and domination in which the majority of the world's white people participate. [MORE]
Kaepernick Rule. Let's be clear. Speaking out against acts of bigotry or the already unlawful use of excessive force by police is really not a radical thing to do. Kaepernick spoke about a system that refuses to punish white cops who murder Blacks in broad daylight and rewards them for doing so. He took it to work because the NFL is apart of that system. That same system has now dissapeared or filtered him out. Consequently, YOUR chains should be more visible to you. A re-emerging rule here is: any act or attitude on the part of Blacks which appears to White Americans to defy White American authority, control or dominance will trigger this reaction from elite whites. Any non-white person who works for a Government, a big media outlet, major corporation, utility, learning institution, court system, major non-profit etc., who names and challenges the system of racism/white supremacy will also be filtered out. Conversely, this is the exact opposite to "Showcase Blacks" who are handsomely rewarded & showcased by their masters for their obedience & SNiggering, mentacidal activities in all areas of people activity. [MORE] and [MORE]
Collusion = Agreeing to Support White Supremacy. From [HERE] Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who remains unemployed after a 2016 season in which he began the movement of players protesting during the national anthem, has filed a grievance accusing NFL teams of colluding to keep him out of the league, his legal representatives said.
Kaepernick retained Los Angeles-based attorney Mark J. Geragos to pursue the collusion claim and, according to a person with knowledge of the filing, it will be Kaepernick’s outside legal representation and not the NFL Players Association primarily in charge of preparing and presenting his case.
Geragos’s firm confirmed the filing of the grievance, saying it “was done only after pursuing every possible avenue with all NFL teams and their executives.”
The law firm’s statement also said: “If the NFL … is to remain a meritocracy, then principled and peaceful political protest — which the owners themselves made great theater imitating weeks ago—should not be punished and athletes should not be denied employment based on partisan political provocation by the executive branch of our government. … Protecting all athletes from such collusive conduct is what compelled Mr. Kaepernick to file his grievance.”
The collective bargaining agreement between the league and the players’ union prohibits teams from conspiring to make decisions about signing a player. But the CBA also says the mere fact that a player is unsigned and evidence about the player’s qualifications to be on an NFL roster do not constitute proof of collusion.
For that reason, such cases are difficult to prove, according to legal experts.
“There has to be some evidence of an agreement between multiple teams not to sign a player,” said Gabriel Feldman, the director of the sports law program at Tulane University. “Disagreement over personnel decisions, as obvious as it may seem to someone looking at this, does not provide evidence of collusion. There has to be some evidence of an explicit or implied agreement. There has to be proof of a conspiracy.” [MORE]