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Colin Kaepernickís parents justifiably annoyed by hack article about their sonís tattoos
sports.yahoo.com ^ | 11/30/12 | Doug Farrar

Posted on 11/30/2012 3:45:05 PM PST by GSWarrior

Before we get into this, we'd like to apologize in advance, because we're about to give you a link to perhaps the worst article in the history of sports.

...and Whitley's article, which went up on Thursday, is as asbestos-y as anything you'll ever read. A brief example:

"San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick is going to be a big-time NFL quarterback. That must make the guys in San Quentin happy.

"Approximately 98.7 percent of the inmates at California's state prison have tattoos. I don't know that as fact, but I've watched enough "Lockup" to know it's close to accurate.

"I'm also pretty sure less than 1.3 percent of NFL quarterbacks have tattoos. There's a reason for that.

"NFL quarterback is the ultimate position of influence and responsibility. He is the CEO of a high-profile organization, and you don't want your CEO to look like he just got paroled.

I'm not sure what Kaepernick's tattoos have to do with his present or future as a starting NFL quarterback, though everybody knows that Kaepernick has been very successful with a small sample size of two NFL starts with the San Francisco 49ers. So, perhaps Whitley was looking for a different angle, and he didn't have time for stuff like interviewing, homework, or film study.

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1 posted on 11/30/2012 3:45:13 PM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior
"I'm also pretty sure less than 1.3 percent of NFL quarterbacks have tattoos.

I suspect it's much higher than that.
2 posted on 11/30/2012 3:47:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GSWarrior

This article is so poorly written that its hard to follow, are they anti-tattoo or anti-Kaepernick?


3 posted on 11/30/2012 3:50:39 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: cripplecreek

Much higher. Assume three QBs per team. That’s a little over 80 people. I am sure quite a few more than Kaepernick have ink.


4 posted on 11/30/2012 3:50:50 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: GSWarrior

You know what I always think when I see people with a lot of visible tattoos? That they’re quite dumb and I don’t want to know them.


5 posted on 11/30/2012 3:51:48 PM PST by Bullish (The stench from this amateur regime stinks all the way to Kenya.)
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To: GSWarrior

Would the NFL in this day and press coverage age have room for Bobby Lane or a Joe Namath etc. After all apparently a coach can not use another QB for a while without executing the prior QB. And while Bill Clinton can be president an NFL QB could not behave like that.


7 posted on 11/30/2012 3:54:08 PM PST by JLS
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To: GSWarrior

Does he have a tattoo of an eight ball?


8 posted on 11/30/2012 3:54:52 PM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: ilgipper

I’m just glad the recent tattoo fad didn’t hit till I was in my 30s and old enough to know better.

I think they should be required to show an age progression simulation to people getting them. Gonna be some horribly disfigured elderly people in another 30 or 40 years.


9 posted on 11/30/2012 3:58:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
I would also suspect that the number of tats is inversely proportional to years of experience in the NFL.

The writer's a jerk.

10 posted on 11/30/2012 3:58:13 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: GSWarrior

Niners fan here. Quickly becoming a Kaepernick fan. He had a 4.2 GPA in high school and was a three-sport athlete. He pitched two no-hitters in high school, reaching 92 mph. Not bad.

Oh, and many of his tattoos are Bible verses. Adopted by what seems to be a wonderful, loving set of parents.


11 posted on 11/30/2012 3:58:30 PM PST by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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To: Bullish

I think the same thing when somebody tells me they’re a bass player.


12 posted on 11/30/2012 4:01:36 PM PST by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: GSWarrior

How is this article any more poorly written than what comes out of the AP or Reuters?


13 posted on 11/30/2012 4:03:28 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: tx_eggman

“I think the same thing when somebody tells me they’re a bass player.”

Well,,,,, you know how to tell when the stage is level,,,,,,,,,,,,,


14 posted on 11/30/2012 4:06:52 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Bullish

First things I think when I see someone full of tattoos?

Dope User. Penitentiary. Keep distance.


15 posted on 11/30/2012 4:07:24 PM PST by greene66
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To: Bullish

real men who served in WW2 often had tattoos....my dad had a great Navy one....


16 posted on 11/30/2012 4:15:03 PM PST by cherry
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To: GSWarrior

Kaepernick’s mommy needs to lighten-up and unless the tats are inhibiting the quarterback’s ability to throw a pass or read a defense, the writers need to back off.


17 posted on 11/30/2012 4:17:06 PM PST by OKRA2012
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To: Bullish

#######You know what I always think when I see people with a lot of visible tattoos? That they’re quite dumb and I don’t want to know them.######

Yep. If you wear a lot of indecipherable tattoos, you look like a thug. Unfortunately, a lot of black athletes (much more than whites) think it’s cool. But it looks like San Quentin. It looks like a bad skin disease.


18 posted on 11/30/2012 4:17:28 PM PST by heye2monn (A)
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To: cherry
real men who served in WW2 often had tattoos

Back in those days, many real men got tattoos. Nowadays, lesser men get tattoos thinking that's what makes a real man.

(Same thing with these "super-size-me" pickups I see everywhere. Used to be that real men who worked hard needed heavy-duty pickups. Nowadays, lesser men get big pickups thinking that'll make them real men.)

Too many think the TRAPPINGS of manliness are the SOURCE of the manliness.
19 posted on 11/30/2012 4:29:53 PM PST by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: cripplecreek

Gonna be some horribly disfigured elderly people in another 30 or 40 years.”

Particularly among the women. Glad I won’t be around to see it. Saw a young guy on the street last week with tats covering every square inch of his face, ears, neck, arms and hands. Just can’t even imagine the mind set of someone who would even consider such a thing.


20 posted on 11/30/2012 4:31:44 PM PST by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Bullish

“You know what I always think when I see people with a lot of visible tattoos? That they’re quite dumb and I don’t want to know them.”

Why would you make such a judgement without getting to know them? I work with a bunch of guys who have a lot of ink. They are some of the smartest people I have ever known. I have 4 tattoos, and I’m far from dumb. I’m thinking of getting a few more.


21 posted on 11/30/2012 4:38:03 PM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: cherry
I think the most important word in your sentence is ONE! Many people today look like Robert DeNiro in Cape Fear.
22 posted on 11/30/2012 4:47:01 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Bullish

What a coincidence! I have the very same thoughts about people making statements like yours.


23 posted on 11/30/2012 4:47:58 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: GSWarrior

Hey, if you want to look like you just stuck a shiv into your cellmate or that you’ll be driving the car in the next L.A. drive-by gang-bang, who cares. Sure he could have used the space to rent out ads. The real question is what will be the LAST sq. inch of un-inked skin on his body??????????? I think I know.


24 posted on 11/30/2012 4:48:52 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: sean327

Oh I agree. Every time I see black football players with barely discernible tattoos on their dark skin I always think, “Now there goes a really smart guy!” Now if you could change the designs each week or have them light up like neon signs it might be more fun. But you’re right! These guys are geniuses!!!


25 posted on 11/30/2012 4:54:25 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: bootless

Its reported that he says, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do...” every time he’s tackled.


26 posted on 11/30/2012 4:56:46 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: GSWarrior

and this is the second worse article ever written...


27 posted on 11/30/2012 4:57:35 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: GSWarrior

chart
http://www.cracked.com/funny-298-tattoos/


28 posted on 11/30/2012 4:58:31 PM PST by rolling_stone
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To: GSWarrior

It’s a hit piece written by Alex Smith’s chauffeur. /s


29 posted on 11/30/2012 5:00:24 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Michael.SF.

Now now Michael, your dearly beloved President Baracka Claus, has a heart-shaped tattoo on his penis with the word ‘Reggie’ on it! Now you wouldn’t accuse Georgi Stephanopulos of being an idiot if he wrote a disparaging column, would you??????????? Oh, you would......Sorry!


30 posted on 11/30/2012 5:01:13 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: GSWarrior

Will his tats make a nice lampshade?

(Remembering the stories my dad told of WWII POWs being skinned for their tats.)


31 posted on 11/30/2012 5:01:50 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: bootless
Oh, and many of his tattoos are Bible verses.

I somehow doubt the following verse is amongst them:

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
Leviticus 19:28

OOPS!

Tats are just nasty.

32 posted on 11/30/2012 5:04:25 PM PST by montag813
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To: cripplecreek

females should never get a tattoo of a hummingbird on their boobs cause is will be a vulture on their belly when they get old...


33 posted on 11/30/2012 5:21:28 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Doc Savage

You just made me spew 7up everywhere. Thanks lol.


34 posted on 11/30/2012 5:27:51 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I’m 70 years old now and my biceps are getting kind of flabby. I wish I’d got one 50 years ago of my squadron’s logo, but I don’t think it’d look to cool right now.


35 posted on 11/30/2012 5:29:24 PM PST by Ax ("Bring the Pikes Together for the Risin' o' the Moon.")
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To: GSWarrior

In the continuing “sissification” of NFL football with all its rule changes, we certainly can’t have someone looking like a mean and vicious ex-con. That would ruin the pretty boy image of quarterbacks that are not to be touched. /s


36 posted on 11/30/2012 5:32:58 PM PST by ImNotLying (The MSM bears a close resemblance to the world's oldest profession!)
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To: Doc Savage
President Baracka Claus, has a heart-shaped tattoo on his penis with the word ‘Reggie’ on it!

I am sure you know that from personal experience.

37 posted on 11/30/2012 5:44:56 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: Bullish
You know what I always think when I see people with a lot of visible tattoos? That they’re quite dumb and I don’t want to know them.

I half expect Margaret Mead to show up from the past to do a perverse modern cultural study on the retrogressive collapse of Western Civilization.

38 posted on 11/30/2012 6:16:17 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Doc Savage

No mon, ya got it all wrong. It doesn’t say “Wendy”, it says, “Welcome to Jamaica, and have a nice day.”


39 posted on 11/30/2012 6:27:55 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: montag813

“Oh, and many of his tattoos are Bible verses.
I somehow doubt the following verse is amongst them:

Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
Leviticus 19:28

OOPS!

Tats are just nasty......”

.......facts are stubborn things


40 posted on 11/30/2012 6:39:24 PM PST by stickywillie
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To: GSWarrior

Tattoo’s look low-class and are signs of bad character.\

Everyone wants to be a victim these days it seems


41 posted on 11/30/2012 6:59:54 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: stickywillie

Well, you’re not supposed to eat shellfish, pork, or mix fabrics either (i.e. cotton/polyester, etc) - how’s that working out for you?

FRegards,
PrairieDawg (no, I don’t have tats either - but I think Colin is a good QB)


42 posted on 11/30/2012 7:25:59 PM PST by PrairieDawg
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To: cherry
did your dad have them covering his entire body??? didn't think so...

my brother got one while in AF many years ago, when he got his first real job...he was told to keep it covered up...said he regrets ever getting one...said he grew up.

my husband was Army in the 1960’s said that was one thing smart people never did...we have two adult kids..neither have any tattoo's.

43 posted on 11/30/2012 7:44:46 PM PST by haircutter
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To: JLS
Would the NFL in this day and press coverage age have room for Bobby Lane or a Joe Namath etc.

Not a chance. In Pittsburgh, Lane was driven home by the cops most nights after he wrecked his car. In New York, I'm sure Joe Broadway had a cop driving him from club to club.

It's a different world today. But then again, neither Lane or Namath were millionaires. They made a good buck, but they weren't wealthy. They were just local 'celebraties' who got a break if they screwed up. It only cost them a couple of tickets to the next game.

44 posted on 11/30/2012 7:52:00 PM PST by Ditto
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To: bootless
Oh, and many of his tattoos are Bible verses.

That's nice, but it's still stupid IMHO. But I'm and old guy, so what the hell do I know. ;~))

I just keep thinking that when he's my age, he will look at them in the mirror in the morning and say "What the hell was I thinking."

45 posted on 11/30/2012 7:57:27 PM PST by Ditto
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To: goat granny

“females should never get a tattoo of a hummingbird on their boobs cause is will be a vulture on their belly when they get old...”

Uh oh, now you did it, I will be having nightmares all night!!


46 posted on 11/30/2012 8:11:06 PM PST by longhorn too
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To: cripplecreek
I’m just glad the recent tattoo fad didn’t hit till I was in my 30s and old enough to know better.

I got my first tattoo at 50 years old. That was nine years ago. My (then) twenty three year old son and I both got identical tattoos of our family clan badge on our right shoulders that day.

I wear that tat with pride, but I haven't gotten another one since. If I ever do, it'll have something to do with Old Glory and American patriotism.

47 posted on 11/30/2012 8:31:45 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: tx_eggman

LOL, I am a BIKER, A Rock Musician, AND a Bass Player.
And I have NO INK.

I don’t fit in anywhere, and am a rebel among rebels.


48 posted on 11/30/2012 8:37:56 PM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: cherry
real men who served in WW2 often had tattoos....my dad had a great Navy one....

My granddad was from that era, but he built bases and naval ports for the War Department during WWII.

He had one, and only one tattoo. It was of a Polynesian girl with no bra and a grass mini skirt on his forearm. When he'd flex the muscles in that arm, her hips would wiggle back and forth.

My brothers and I thought that was the most tricked out thing imaginable.

49 posted on 11/30/2012 8:44:37 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Doc Savage
... black football players with barely discernible tattoos on their dark skin...

I'm black, but I'm considered (by black folks) to be light skinned. My one and only tattoo is in color, and stands out nicely on my shoulder.

The thing I've always wondered, is why dark skinned people don't get their tats done in white (or bright colored) ink. Those colors are available, and they would certainly contrast better against their skin.

50 posted on 11/30/2012 8:50:22 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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