The Case Of Colin Kaepernick…To Be The Starting Quarterback Of The N.Y. Giants

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Week 2 of the 2018 NFL season for the N.Y. Giants has exposed them and it’s franchise quarterback Eli Manning as being a pathetic, ineffective weak ass team. Despite the hiring of a new general manager, head coach and offensive and defensive coordinators, a stellar draft pick for running back, and a massive 95 million dollar contract for a douchebag though phenomenal wide receiver along with another great young receiver and tight end from the last two drafts shoring up a potentially high octane offense. Somehow, although saddled with a porous offensive line that is deservedly and hysterically mocked, Eli is unable to move the chains and get to the end zone with all these weapons that were given to him. As the Giants look like they are going to repeat the low scoring futility, averaging less than 20 points a game, that made them the worst team in their history in 2017. (It should be noted that Eli’s ineffectiveness was apparent even in their last playoff season the year before as they couldn’t even score 20 in their last 4 weeks and relied on their defense to bail them out.)

It’s more than obvious now that Eli is past his prime and has to be benched again. But since the Giants gave up their backup quarterback Davis Webb after letting him play not even one snap and only for few quarters in a preseason game, they don’t have much talent waiting there on the bench with another quarterback they drafted and some career bench warmer. Considering that the Giants pick of Saquon Barkley (which was a good move, every team needs a superstar, multifaceted running back to get a ring, examples Emmitt Smith and Marshall Faulk) was motivated to get to and win the Super Bowl this year, they aren’t going to get far with Manning’s pathetic performance.

The Dallas Cowboys trouncing of the Giants on Sunday night showed Manning throwing short most of the time and frequently missing targets downfield, more specifically not seeing them. Eli’s instincts has clearly fell off. One noteworthy play early in the game had him faking to Barkley and setting up to throw and then immediately threw it back to Barkley on the sidelines at the line of scrimmage for no gain. Eli also is afraid to run. Not counting the two quarterback sneaks for first down (showing the O-line is actually not as lousy as they are being portrayed, they just mildly suck), which Al Michaels scoffingly pointed out was the first time Eli had done that in 8 years, he barely moves in the pocket, sometimes not at all,  and makes bad rushed judgements leading to easy sacks and interceptions.

At 0-2, the Giants are looking at another lost season, but it can be stemmed if the owners and Gettleman act quick and make a drastic and in this case, revolutionary move. And that is to sign Colin Kaepernick.

Why and how?

Why. Because Eli is going to get worse, the thought that he will win another Super Bowl has been a crackpipe dream for a very long long time. He’s lost it, most apparently his instincts to find open receivers. And even though it’s still summer in the NFL, it’s rigoddamdiculous that he spends 57 minutes of the game barely producing and only gets the offense going in the last two fifteen. And there is also the potential for injury which Eli has admirably avoided throughout his career but now his stability has become a liability as he clearly plays the game like he’s trying to save his own ass. And the backups are questionable to say the least (who thinks draft pick Kyle Auletta is going to be Tom Brady?).

In contrast, Colin Kaepernick, who also has never got hurt, would massively thrive with this offensive unit. And not only that he runs. He runs a lot, he has amassed over 3,500 yards rushing in his short and disrupted career, averaging over 5 yards a carry, so even with the Giants weak offensive line, he can still easily evade blitzes and the pass-rush of the best defenses in the NFL. Because of this skill set, he can assuage the mental and physical health of his (possible future) teammates and make them perform better.

And Kap’s agility will also benefit the superstar players, Barkley and Beckham Jr., whose personal stats will explode with him in the backfield calling the plays and bring out the massive potential in WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram. Opposing defenses will be so nervous and overzealous, penalties will happen with regularity giving the Giants gift yardage in false starts, holds and pass interference.

Kap is pure catalyst, motivator and a true leader, as his Super Bowl performance showed when he brought his team, the 49ers, back from certain defeat in the second half but came up short against the Ravens. His acquisition will result in an offensive triumverate since the Dallas Cowboys dynasty in the 90’s when they had Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin leading them to three Super Bowls.

How? That’s the dicey part, because Kaepernick is in court suing the entire NFL for collusion against his right to play and his right to protest for social justice and against excessive abusive force and endemic corruption by police and the biased justice system that enables it. If the Giants give him a contract, they could exempt themselves from this lawsuit (I think).

The Giants, while turning their team into an unstoppable juggernaut, could also see their viewership and ticket sales go up with signing Kap. Now that his Nike endorsement deal has seen their overpriced wage-starved worker made gear spike up, the NFL and the networks would also see a big jump in their ratings too, for people are going to tune in to see if he kneels again and will be curious to see how he plays. Viewership will certainly go up locally for New York and New Jersey if Kap picks up where he left off and plays great, resulting in wins.

As for the National Anthem, if the Giants win with Kap, nobody is going to give a shit. Besides, the new NFL regulations state that you can wait in the locker room, like they used to until the Pentagon started using our tax dollars to exploit the anthem for advertising and recruitment in 2009. Oh, and other players are still kneeling anyway and without repercussion. And our president, Figurehead Trump, after all his distracting carping and dictatorial demands for standing for the anthem is as of now, tremendously irrelevant now that everyone knows that he is not actually running the country and his aides are doing all the policy work for him, according to the deep state manifesto in the NY Times last week.

Giant fans have been frustrated way too long, despite Eli winning two Super Bowls. Kap getting them back in it will make people forget about his silent protests real quick. But like the free market now knows thanks to Nike’s new ad campaign, the majority of people do want equal justice and an end to police abuse and brutality and want widespread change to take place in political office. The Giants really can’t go wrong with signing Kap to a deal and the NFL and the team owners would really save and earn a lot of money if they just admit to collusion, agree to a settlement and lift the ban.

The Giants can’t go on with Eli motionless and constantly backing up and dumping the ball avoiding encroaching defenders. And if there is an ideal comparison on why Kaepernick needs to be under center is that the last time a professional athlete was this outwardly political was Muhammad Ali and after he got suspended, he came back to boxing and won 2 more championship belts. With all this offensive talent the Giants drafted in the past 5 years, it’s just going to waste with Eli Manning’s futility and apparent declining skills.

Kaepernick is not only better than Eli athletically but also as a person. He has donated millions of dollars and locally here has contributed over 30 grand to a non-profit that provides suits for unemployed people in Jamaica, Queens. While Eli’s off-the-field contributions was only to himself as he tried to pull off a scam selling bogus memorabilia from his playoff and Super Bowl victories. So Kap is way better for the Giants team image wise.

As the Giants face another killer defense, with two rampaging mastodons J.J. Watt and Javeadon Clowney  when they face (and get shut down by) the Texans on Sunday, there is no more time to waste. Gettleman and the Mara’s have to reach out and fix this pronto. Sign Kap to a temp deal. The transition can be smooth, sign Kap and let him warm the bench for a while and let him get the rust off during practice during the first half of the season and keep Eli starting. If the Giants are 2-6 when week 9 comes around and the division is still tight (and it probably will, the NFC east is looking pretty least especially after the Super Bowl champs loss to Tampa), then tell Pat to give Eli the long overdue benching and get Kap on the field and watch the offense explode. It’ll be so natural and right.

Because Eli is not going to win another Super Bowl, no matter how much you wish for it. For the good of the franchise. Put Colin Kaepernick in Giant blue. Don’t turn this season into the wretched turd like last year and make this right.

To loosely quote that sport gear corporation, just fucking do it. So the Giants can start fucking winning. Enough of the excuses, the lame hindsight, underachieving and the shit playing. Sign Kaepernick and the revolution will be live every Sunday.

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My President Is Irrelevant

snapshot“You’re on, dummy” Dotard J. Trump mentally prepares his twitter insult to a dictator and his threat to destroy a country.

What a last couple of weeks for Figurehead Donald Trump. For it might be the most significant time he has spent in his elected position and just may be, with his attempts at conveying leadership and shaping society and the world condition via his jackass social media vomiting, the final defining moment of his current stature.

My president is irrelevant.

The first sign was at the United Nations. There was considerable dread about his first address to the assembly and he did not surprise anyone or presumably himself. In a speech written by his young bald asshole ward Stephen Miller, who for some reason still has a job in this administration of chaos, he declared war on North Korea. Simple as that. He declared war and guaranteed destruction on a nuclear armed nation with a population of millions. He declared war and has put 25 million lives at risk, just hours after Congress approved 80 more billion dollars to fund the Pentagon this year and 700 billion dollars total towards the decade, which already hogs most of the nation’s budget. On a platform that usually requires tact and measured words, he called Kim Jong Un “rocket man”, which may be the first time in history where a leader used a juvenile insult on a rival sovereign leader and is the second time that Elton John’s classic song has been devalued. (We all know who destroyed it first)

Figurehead Trump, and whoever is advising him (no one), must have thought that threatening North Korea was going to rattle the nerves of the pudgy wunderkind leader Un, but all it did was make U.S. ambassador Nikki Haley anxious. For the whole 40 minutes during the speech, she had a look on her face that was nervously anticipating the dreadfully fateful moment of the declaration of war as she was easily distracted and seemingly more interested in the amount of people walking away during the speech. The exasperated migraine expression on chief of staff John Kelly couldn’t be more apropos of the population that is sick of seeing Figurehead Trump making our country a laughing stock.

Chief Of Staff John Kelly goes “DOH!” as does the general public.

Besides the aforementioned insult and the world endangering threat, the speech was mostly know-it-all condescension to the other nations for not contributing much, which although not being sympathetic at all to them, it’s not entirely their fault when the ol’ U.S.A. M.I.C. is the largest military in the world and it’s combined human and firepower  matches the amount of over 20 to 30 nations, and it’s actual budget is bigger than the other 7 superpowers combined, which includes Russia and China. And he also found time in the end to threaten Iran, which responded with missile testing of their own. Figurehead Trump looked and sounded slovenly and left the majority of the crowd bored and unimpressed, even after the threat to attack North Korea, it resembled the cartoon character Peter Griffin when he demanded respect from the UN for his accidental sovereign nation backyard.

The result of this shit talking by the overachieving mook from Queens just riled up his rival despot even more, to the point where Kim even engaged in the verbal snapping by referring to our president as a dotard. A dis that not only is surprisingly apt but actually syncs well with Trump’s birth name, making it easy for his domestic critics from DC to the billions of trolls worldwide on social media. Dotard Trump. Wow, it just glides off the tongue like eating a Carvel sundae. And just as fattening. And it surely will unite the NK masses to rally behind  Kim, because there is nothing that will bring out national pride like threatening to totally destroy a country of it’s citizenry and their leaders, no matter how oppressed or starving they are.

Figurehead Trump, being a former failed casino magnate with the instincts of the shittiest chronically addicted gamblers, decided to let his divisive banter ride as he addressed a crowd in Alabama in his still in-effect MAGA campaign tour by peppering his speech with a warning to NFL players to stand for the national anthem, in a reference to unemployed and blackballed player Colin Kapernick’s silent protest last year. Trump decided to pander to the barely audible crowd/his base by grossly generalizing any player that shows solidarity to the banned QB as a son-of-a-bitch, punctuating it with his old shitty show catchphrase “you’re fired”.

The league responded in kind and in droves, which included all of Trump’s billionaire team owner donors.

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It’s like the NFL came to the realization in unintentional homage of the classic poem during the Nazi siege of East Europe, “First they came…“. First Trump came after the Mexicans, and they said nothing because the NFL doesn’t have any mexicans playing pro football. Then Trump came after the protesters, but they said nothing because the NFL wasn’t protesting his campaign but donating to it. Then Trump came after the women who criticize him, but they said nothing because they don’t have a uterus or a pussy to grab. Then Trump came after the NFL and it’s brand and the league just collectively said “hey Trump is trying to wreck a billion dollar industry and one of our national pastimes, fuck this asshole!”

The solidarity against Trump’s fascist demand for jingoistic and blind loyalty spread to other sports, notably from a rookie catcher from the Oakland A’s with his teammate supporting him. And straight from the NBA, the game’s most elite and popular player Lebron James responded to Trump’s provocation and his petulant disinvite of the Golden State Warriors visit to the White House by referring to him as the classic of all insults as a “bum”.

During this humiliating nationwide dressing down of the virtual commander-in-chief, Hurricane Maria, the third major killer storm in barely a month, laid waste to the U.S. Commonwealth State and nation of Puerto Rico, which had it’s electrical grid wiped out with the passing of Irma just a few weeks before. Maria, with it’s 150 mph winds and incessant biblical downpours, left the streets and highways flooded and destroyed forestation. And it devastated the electrical grid that will leave most of the country without power for months.

The U.S. Commonwealth State of Puerto Rico did not get a response from Trump for days for he was so entwined in persuading professional football players to stand up for the anthem and persuading the owners to fire them for insubordination if they don’t. Which resulted in the citizenry starving and dying of thirst for lack of potable water and food, making it impossible to get such sustenance. And no way to get these items for the flooded roads made access to them extremely difficult and no electricity for them to cook or prepare items. Hospitals were also suffering from the lack of power, leaving thousands of patients lives in peril. Initial that came via the Red Cross was insufficient. And Trump did not send the military over in 5 days, and when he did they were understaffed. He also refused to lift the heinous Jones Act against shipping from foreign countries, despite suspending it to aid the city of Houston, Texas and South Florida to assure and hasten the repairs and aid to their citizens and infrastructure. And hundreds of shipping containers containing food, water and medical supplies were left immobile with it’s contents left to rot.

When he wasn’t bragging about the alleged fantastical response of aiding the nation, which the aforementioned facts clearly belie, Figurehead Trump was making a pathetic excuse for why it was quite difficult to get to U.S. Commonwealth Nation despite having the biggest Navy in the world. That it was the unfortunate fact that Puerto Rico is surrounded by big ocean water.

 

 

This pop culture reference might be stretching it, but Trump said this with the same speech pattern as the cartoon death metal band Dethklok in the first scene of their debut film “Blood Ocean”.

 

Anyway, the Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz, clad in fisherman’s overalls surveying the damage of her city waist deep in the polluted water, looking disheveled and like she hadn’t even showered, went on television to beg for aid that was not getting to her city and the nation as a whole and to refute the tone-deaf ignorant claims of Figurehead Trump and his Homeland Security patsy of the condition of the ravaged nation state.

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So Trump reacted as is his nature of a man who had everything handed to him with a silver spoon and platter, and a deep seated contempt for minorities and did find time during his 50th weekend stay to the golf course he owns in Jersey to disparage her for not showing gratitude, accusing her of partisan political griping that he assumed influence her justified criticism, her not being able to lead and the nation for basically being lazy and not contributing enough. Which led to more universal condemnation of the spiteful Divider-In-Chief.

He finally showed up to Puerto Rico after 2 weeks to again, without the trophy he dedicated to them at the end of the Presidents Cup tournament and not even new caps to wear for the occasion, to once again praise his lousy response and the understaffed military personnel that got there too late and again insulted the people and the elected officials gathered at the conference by reminding them that their existence is costing the U.S.A. a lot of money (He probably deduced this from his avaricious economic advisors, neoliberal Gary Cohn and budget manager Mike Mulvaney, who are probably shitting themselves that they won’t be able to enact their American billionaire tax cut budget coming soon). Maybe he should give back the loads of money him and his son Eric got in the U.S. Commonwealth with his bankruptcy claim from his failed attempt to revive a country club with his brand/birth name on it. He also told a conference of elected officials that their fatality list wasn’t as bad as the death count in New Orleans (mostly the lower class 9th Ward town) after Hurricane Katrina, which simultaneously undermined and insulted them and their citizens and dementedly justified his willfully ignorant claims of his slow ass response and it’s good news story theory.

When he finally met Mayor Cruz, whose presence on the flooded streets is comparable to Rudy Giuliani’s on site action on 9/11/01 and should be Time’s person of the year, she kindly told Trump that it was about lives not politics and the Bum hastily backed up and ignored her. He spent the rest of his brief time chucking paper towels in a room in a peculiar video with maybe the only group of citizens happy and impressed to see him. No word on the brand of these towels or their ability to absorb.

After this deplorable hat trick of threatening to destroy a nation and it’s people; trying to control the beliefs and deny the freedom speech of athletes and you, the people; and his blatant indifference to a nation of people in desperate need, he did not intimidate Kim Jong Un and North Korea and possibly gave them an advantage in a new cold war, and turned Colin Kapernick into a civil rights icon, and Mayor Cruz into a worldwide sympathetic figure and hero, which she certainly is.

And even his Secretary Of State, Rex Tillerson, cannot even contain his rage and emotions by referring to Figurehead Trump as a Fucking Moron who speaks for himself and not for the country, the government and you, the people.

He has no credibility, or dignity, sense of decency or reason. All he has is his fucking twitter to get him by and his undeserved title that you, the people gave him by believing him and voting for him. Whose support for him is now thankfully waning. He will not be redeemed and it looks like he wouldn’t want to be. All he wants is to further enrich himself as now he gets to work on the heinous national budget for billionaire tax cuts for greedy dotard bums like him. That’s all what he’s and what this presidency is about.

As for everything else, his influence and impact and all the words that come out of his halitosis mouth and from his little stubby doodle fingers is jack shit. The President is fucking irrelevant.