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Colin Kaepernick Still Unsigned, NFL Players Blast League For Not Signing Him


Partial Source: All Black Media, Bleacher Report

With the NFL preseason fast approaching, some players are beginning to question why free agent Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned.

Malcolm Jenkins and Torrey Smith of the Philadelphia Eagles posted a series of Tweets on Tuesday calling out the league’s general managers for allegedly blackballing Kaepernick. “Hhhhmmmmm… @nfl GM’s you can try to act like talent is the reason @Kaepernick7 isn’t employed …but we know the real reason, Jenkins said.

Smith echoed a similar sentiment saying, “Colin Kaepernick is not currently employed. However, his skill set vastly exceeds others who were on the market.”

Teams who entered the offseason in need of a quarterback have continued to sign third-stringers with a far less impressive career stat sheet than Kaepernick. The New York Giants picked up former Jets draftee Geno Smith, the Oakland Raiders signed Bills backup E.J. Manuel, and the Jets inked a deal with veteran Josh McCown.

According to a story by Bleacher Report, conservative team owners and GM’s may be “punishing” Kaep for his national anthem protests last year. Kaepernick’s taking a knee during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” was one of the biggest stories not just in sports but across the country.

However, many claim the lack of interest is due to the decline of his performance over the past two to three seasons.

Remember, this is a quarterback who played in the Super Bowl only four years ago, yet now it appears he can’t get a look from teams. So what do teams think of the 29-year-old former Niner.

“He can still play at a high level,” one AFC general manager said. “The problem is three things are happening with him.

“First, some teams genuinely believe that he can’t play. They think he’s shot. I’d put that number around 20 percent.

“Second, some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. They think there might be protests or [President Donald] Trump will tweet about the team. I’d say that number is around 10 percent. Then there’s another 10 percent that has a mix of those feelings.

“Third, the rest genuinely hate him and can’t stand what he did [kneeling for the national anthem]. They want nothing to do with him. They won’t move on. They think showing no interest is a form of punishment. I think some teams also want to use Kaepernick as a cautionary tale to stop other players in the future from doing what he did.”

At the combine a few weeks ago, one even called him “an embarrassment to football.”

For the moment, the interest in Kaepernick is slim, and that’s putting it kindly.

It’s possible teams are waiting for the right time to make their play for him. That’s sometimes how it works in free agency. Weeks or months will go by with little interest in a player and then, boom, it all heats up at once.

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Despite being unemployed, Kaepernick has continued his vow to help aid communities in need by donating $1 million to various organizations.

According to Ian Rapoport, the next round of $100,000 will be split evenly between Meals on Wheels America and Love Army for Somalia, a social media campaign that’s trying to raise $2 million for food and water for starving people in Somalia. Kaep’s latest donation to Meals on Wheels comes amidst reports that Donald Trump’s first budget as president will include cuts to grant programs that help fund the organization.

Since he began his social justice campaign last year, Kaepernick has donated an estimated $500,000 to various charities and community groups.

Kaepernick is showing great fortune. Hopefully, someone will pick him up.

Relive An Epic Finish From The Cleveland Cavaliers And Washington Wizards


Relive the epic finish from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards, including a record-setting night from LeBron James, superstar performances from John Wall and Bradley Beal and more clutch buckets from Kyrie Irving!

Ugly Feud Between Javale McGee and Shaq Gets Uglier


 

The NBA is better than every other sport at everything, including Twitter fights in the middle of the night involving a current player and a Hall of Famer that currently works for TNT. You don’t get that anywhere. Jay Cutler will never be up at 3 a.m. tweeting at Terry Bradshaw. Never happened.

But it was Javale McGee and Shaquille O’Neal — again — in the early hours of Friday being mad online.

Like any good beef, it started offline. On Thursday night’s edition of NBA on TNT, Shaq fronted a Dr. Strange parody that featured McGee missing dunks, falling down, and Shaq starring in the clip.

So you can see how this may upset someone. It did.

McGee responded at 2:25 a.m. (not even 11:30 p.m. his time, so it’s still early) requesting that Shaq… well, you see.

If you’d like to know what EAD stands for, it’s “Eat A Dick”.

Shaq got around to responding at 3:57 a.m. ET, which is very likely his time zone since the TNT show is shot in Atlanta.

McGee responds.

Shaq closed the argument with a photoshop he had.

Shaq scored good with the photoshop. It’s interesting to see what happens in the future. Who knows, maybe they’ll work it out.

Partial Source/Originally reported by Uproxx.com

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao


May 2nd, 2015. Live at MGM Grand Arena

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Mayweather versus Pacquiao last night was a fight that had a lot of fans in their seats rooting. 12 rounds, the fight was a pound-for-pound the whole night! Pacquiao started off the fight quick, coming out landing hits early in the first round. Soon after, Mayweather adjusted and came back with harder, tougher hits- putting Pacquiao on blocking all night. Pacquiao tried everything, from switch of stance in orthodox to cross, to coming with a harder left- but he just could not connect with Mayweather as he threw those enticing jabs. Mayweather controlled the fight the whole night. He was in his perfect stance, registering hits and combos that left Pacquiao unable to answer. Mayweather was able to bounce around all night, having complete freedom and leeway with Pacquiao in the ring. Judges tallied the fight with scorecards showing 116-112 all across the board, with Mayweather winning by unanimous decision.

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