The story of an American Hero
This is the story of the injustice in America. For a few months now we have been watching the debate over, why Ex-NFL Quarterback Colin Kaepernick can’t seem to land a job in the NFL. The talking heads have all lain out versus excuses as to why Kaepernick can’t land a job. Some have suggested he is not a good QB and his skills have diminished. I personally don’t see a case for that but let’s look at the stats to see if they can give us a better picture as to what’s really going on here.
In 2016 Kaepernick didn’t start the season but in spite of that Kaepernick threw for 2,241 yards and had 16 touchdowns with only 4 INT’s. Not a bad year for any QB that didn’t start the season in the number 1 position; especially when you consider the added pressure because of his protest against police brutality and the oppression of blacks at the hands of the legal system. With all those things on his plate, he was able to deliver better numbers than half of the league’s quarterbacks and now his career may be in question. They say it’s not black balling but it sure looks feels and smell like a black bag job is being done on Kaepernick. Colin’s 2016 Stats
Kaepernick has better overall numbers when we take into consideration he didn’t play a full season. Colin had better numbers than the likes of Alex Smith, Carson Wentz, Andy Dalton, Brock Osweiler and a whole host of sub par beach riders around the NFL. Now, some may say these QB’s named here had more yards but that’s nothing to me if the QB threw just as many interceptions as they threw touchdowns. When comes down to it’s about putting points on the board. With the QB’s named above, I think I’m being fair considering the touchdown they threw were all but canceled out by the opportunities given to the opposing team due to the number of interceptions.
After looking at the numbers we have to now turn our attention to the real reason Kaepernick most likely won’t be wearing an NFL team uniform this year. They can say he is washed up but the facts don’t bear that out. It’s time we face the ugly truth about NFL and face the fact that the NFL is racist and has always been that way. All Colin Kaepernick’s protest of the National Anthem did was bring the hidden ugliness to the forefront for all to see. Through his protest, Kaepernick has exposed the league and its owners for what they are; a bunch of racist white men who believe they are running a plantation as opposed to a sports league.
Colin Kaepernick with his behavior is displaying some of the best of what makes this country great and his payment for such acts is to be black balled by the NFL. The NFL and the American people should be thanking Colin for fighting to save the soul of this nation. If this is truly the land of the free and the home of the brave then every NFL team owner and American should be honored to have a man like Kaepernick around. Colin is an excellent example of what a teammate and a citizen should be. His actions have helped to restore the faith that many people have in Americans. Because of men like Kaepernick, the spirit of protest is alive and well. I know that’s the last thing that NFL owners want to hear but the days of the plantation NFL is over.
Friends, if the NFL black balls Colin Kaepernick we should black ball them from our homes and sports bars. As a man who truly loves the sport, it’s hard to say what I’m saying. I have a great deal of respect for the men that put it all on the line for our entertainment but it’s time we put things in perspective. Sports entertainment cannot take precedence over the value of human life. At some point, all Americans who believe in truth justice and equality must take a stand or be willing to take a seat alongside an American hero. Yes, I said American hero because when we look back on these times it will be Kaepernick that the people remember as one of the good guys.
Let’s boycott them starting today.
Sengbe Ben Yosef