Randy Essex Detroit Free Press Published 12:21 PM EDT Sep 11, 2018 You know this already, but: Don't believe everything you see on social media. Amid controversy over former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick's Nike ad, a post on a Reddit political humor section showed Kaepernick kneeling in front of an F-150 pickup. "Ford USA Follows Nike's Example with Surprise Kaepernick Endorsement. — FOX News" "In a controversial move, Ford kicked off the 40th anniversary of the 'Built Ford Tough' slogan with the former NFL star as its new brand Ambassador," the phony post read in part. Kaepernick, of course, is the former San Francisco 49er quarterback who was among the first NFL players to kneel during the national anthem to protest killing of black people by police officers across the country. He alleges the NFL blackballed him, and President Donald Trump loves the issue as a political, um, football, urging NFL boycotts and for team owners to fire players who kneel. … [Read more...] about Reddit post features Colin Kaepernick in phony Ford ad
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Breaking News Kyle Shanahan is adamant the 49ers are NOT one of the teams allegedly colluding against Eric Reid to keep him out of the NFL ... saying S.F. would LOVE to have him back. But ... there's a catch -- with Shanahan telling reporters Tuesday the Niners would only take the safety back if he were willing to play on a minimum deal AND as a backup. Remember ... Reid was one of Colin Kaepernick's first and loudest supporters when it came to kneeling during the national anthem -- and he's part of a lawsuit alleging the NFL is blackballing him from the league because of that. Shanahan didn't comment on that matter ... but he did say he would have no problems re-signing the former Pro Bowler at the right price. "I like Eric," Kyle says. "He's a good player. A good person. And, that'd be great if we could have him in that role." In fact, Shanahan says it's actually Eric that might be holding up the whole process of being signed -- saying he thinks the DB wouldn't "be that interested … [Read more...] about Kyle Shanahan Says Niners Aren’t Blackballing Eric Reid, We’d Take Him Back!!
Breaking News Ever wonder who Jerry Rice thinks is the greatest football player that ever lived? "I'm the f*cking best football player of all time!" the ex-49ers receiver says. Well, there you have it. The San Francisco legend was out in Lake Tahoe on Thursday night for the annual American Century Championship golf tournament ... when an onstage convo with Charles Barkley turned into a scene straight out of a WWE ring. In a video captured by NBC Sports Bay Area ... Jerry listed off all his accolades to Chuck (they're pretty good) ... and explained to him rather emphatically he's the GOAT. Then, he dropped the mic ... stormed off the stage to "All I Do Is Win" -- and then the crowd broke out in a "Jerry, Jerry, Jerry!" chant. If it seems excessive ... it probably was -- but, when you have nearly 7,000 more receiving yards than anybody who's ever lived -- we'll allow it. … [Read more...] about Jerry Rice Says ‘I’m The F*cking Best Football Player Of All Time’
For the second year in a row, Christopher Bell won the Lucas Oil Chili Bowl Midget Nationals after teammate Kyle Larson’s hope for finally winning his own Golden Driller trophy went up in smoke on lap 42 of the 55-lap main event.Larson was leading when his engine gave up, puffing clouds of white smoke as he pulled to the infield.This allowed Bell to stretch out a three-second lead over second-place finisher Rico Abreu, who won the race in 2015 and 2016. Abreu battled hard with19-year-old Spencer Bayston, who started sixth and finished third. Tanner Thorson, the 2016 USAC Midget champion, came in fourth, after a long night that saw him advancing from the C feature, to the B feature, to a 17th-place starting position in the A main.Bell, who lead early, said at that he was just trying to pace himself."Then I got to lapped traffic and I drove in too hard and he [Larson] got by me," Bell said. "He was getting through lapped traffic great. It seemed like every time I got stuck behind … [Read more...] about Complete Chili Bowl Saturday results: Christopher Bell goes back-to-back