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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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"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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