In a battle of two Americas, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots ran roughshod over cop-hating militant Colin Kaepernick’s San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. In a symbolic victory for patriotism that should rank up there with Joe Louis knocking out Hitler’s chosen fighter Max Schmeling, Brady and the boys put the mealy-mouthed anti-American Kaepernick in his place.
The game took place in one of those driving rains common in the Bay area this time of year and the elements helped to keep the Niners in the game until the Pats pulled away in the second half. It was a triumphant homecoming for local boy Brady and a humbling beat-down for Kaepernick’s team which dropped to 1-9 in what thanks to their militant Mulatto’s choice to make everything about himself was in essence a lost season before it even began.
Brady was clearly hobbled by the loss of Gronkowski who to borrow from Reggie Jackson is the “straw that stirs the drink” and at times more resembled Brock Osweiller than a dude who has four Super Bowl rings. But the cream always rises to the top and Brady returned to his usual cold assassin-like self with a clutch fourth quarter performance that strangled the life out of the 49ers. In a season where it’s hard to find a good reason to tune into the NFL, the Brady led beat down of Team Kaepernick was well worth the time spent to watch it.
Now that America has spoken and Donald Trump has been elected to the presidency, the allure of Kaepernick’s spitting on the flag seems to be waning. An announcer for NFL Redzone made a snide comment about numero 7 not even bothering to vote:
Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton blasts the hypocritical 49er accordingly:
America has a lot more pressing concerns than whether a mediocre quarterback for a lousy football team stands or kneels during the national anthem.
Standing during the pregame ritual, as practically all of us do, shows respect for the flag and expresses pride and gratitude in being an American.
We thank our lucky stars.
Kneeling, as San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick has been doing all season to protest alleged police brutality and the oppression of black people, is certainly within his right.
Personally, I think it’s misguided because it disrespects the core foundation of America and the Constitution that guarantees us the right to protest against systemic imperfections. Protest the imperfections, but not the whole of America, which the national anthem honors.
Moreover, it’s counterproductive. Black lives do matter, and too many police need to be better trained and not so quick on the trigger. But the simplistic kneeling by Kaepernick and other players who have copied him has focused much more attention on their behavior than on the real problems they’re protesting.
What really fries me, however, is that Kaepernick — the supposed committed idealist — didn’t bother to vote Nov. 8.
In fact, he didn’t even get off his butt to register to vote. He never has anywhere he lived, the Sacramento Bee reported last week.
So Kaepernick is the classic hypocrite. And a bad role model. He hasn’t been connecting the dots between griping and voting to fix what he’s griping about.
So perhaps we have finally reached Peak Kaepernick who can be hoisted upon the petard of his own hypocrisy for not even bothering to freaking vote. While he didn’t play horribly during yesterday’s 30-17 loss it’s pretty clear that he isn’t the answer for San Francisco which would be better served to bench the weekly distraction and put Blaine Gabbert back in for the remainder of the season.
Tom Brady did his part to help stick a fork in Kaepernick’s ass and it was a wonderful thing. Even God apparently thought so because when the outcome was pretty much determined, the rain stopped and a big, beautiful rainbow appeared in the sky above Levi’s Stadium.
The Patriots now head into the stretch run with a good chance of locking down homefield advantage while the 49ers are only chasing winless Cleveland for the first overall pick in next year’s draft and a shot at grabbing a long-term replacement for the cancer in their locker room.
Originally published at Downtrend.com