Social Justice Warrior “Kap” Dumbest football player? Tue, 12/24/2019 - 11:00pm Sports Column If anyone is handing out Dumb Awards, be sure you add former NFL QB Colin Kaepernick to the list. In fact, it needs to go near the top of the list. Today’s “Kap,” as he’s sometimes called, is a far cry from the guy I wrote about in a February 2011 sports column: “Thinking about Kaepernick, there are other quarterbacks who are maybe just as good as he is, playing both now and during the past 10 years; but what makes this kid different is that he’s a winner when it comes to the big games. Yeah, okay, he’s only been in two of them at the pro level, so maybe isn’t it just a little too premature to say that? I don’t think so. I think he radiates success, which will carry him throughout his pro career, playing ball at the highest levels of the game. I get a sense he’s a lot like Joe Montana because in the big games, when it’s all on the line, Kaepernick will find a way to win the big ones, no matter what. He’ll find a way to carry the entire team on his shoulders past the goal line if that’s what it takes to win. Few quarterbacks have that ability.” Then somewhere along the way, he got stupid and became a social justice warrior, alleging that America’s police force is racist at its core, even as cops were being shot down for no reason other than wearing a blue uniform. He started kneeling on the sidelines during the singing of the National Anthem as a show of protest against alleged police abuse toward minorities, and the rest is history. Stadium attendance is still way down from what it was pre-kneeling, even though, few if any players are still kneeling. After the 2016 season, San Francisco didn’t renew his contract, and no other team would sign him. It’s my feeling that Joe Six-Pack got sick of being told that he’s got White Privilege while dropping big bucks to go watch minority millionaire football players make tons of money playing a kid’s game. Now, he and/or she stay home and watch the game on highdef TV. I spoke to a friend recently who attended a Steelers’ game in Pittsburg this year. He and his wife went, sat in the fourth deck, and paid $140 each for a ticket. In the mezzanine below where they sat, said my ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today! Read more about Social Justice Warrior “Kap” Dumbest football player?