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January 6, 2014 - 12:11 pm

Colin Kaepernick

When the San Francisco 49ers faced the Packers at Green Bay on Sunday, players had different ways of dealing with the cold. It was about 5 degrees at the beginning of the game, with the wind chill dipping to 15 below by the end. Niners quarterback Colin Kaepernick opted to go sleeveless and to keep his throwing hand gloveless.

“I’ve played in cold-weather games before,” said Kaepernick, who went to the University of Nevada-Reno. “I feel like it’s more mental than anything.”

Tackle Joe Staley joked, “He has those tattoos he needs to show off,” referring to the Biblical tattoos on the QB that include Psalm 18:39.

Coach Jim Harbaugh said he suggested Kaepernick wear sleeves, but “I’m a little hardheaded at times,” the QB acknowledged.

What Kaepernick seemed to want to convey was that with all the predictions that the team from the Bay Area would be felled by the shivers in Green Bay, he was tougher than that. It’s not just an issue of getting psyched up to play in the cold, but psyching out your opponent.

Well, that’s just clearly unacceptable machismo, right? What about the health and safety implications of our poor vulnerable football players?? Says…

 

White House sleeve mandate?

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Bridget Johnson is a career journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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Can we throw Axelrod naked into a snowstorm? We can take bets on how long he lasts.
32 weeks ago
32 weeks ago Link To Comment
Alexrod is the sort of crybaby who would have played PeeWee league covered in bubble wrap. Wah.
32 weeks ago
32 weeks ago Link To Comment
I am glad that the Packers lost not just because I am a Bears fan. Aaron Rogers insulted the Green Bay legacy by wearing sleeves. Bart Starr wouldn't have nave done it, at least not on a mere 5 degree day. I give kudos to Kaepernick for going sleeveless. In Green Bay and Chicago you don't where sleeves
32 weeks ago
32 weeks ago Link To Comment
Thought the slob would remember when "On the coldest day in January, the finesse Forty-Niners come into Chicago and kick ass."
32 weeks ago
32 weeks ago Link To Comment
This, from a Douche who none but Sworn In Progressives even try to listen to.
The only balls he plays with are inside his man-sack, and he probably knows their contour 'really well'.
Someone, anyone, please hold him down while I go order some ready-mix grout.
There's a hole that needs filling,... badly. Just below Davy's Nose.
32 weeks ago
32 weeks ago Link To Comment
Why is it any of his F&&&&g business??? He lives in an out of control city who loves to murder its inhabitants. He needs to stay at home and figure how to keep them alive. I'm thinking those playing yesterday in the cold were adults, and knew what it takes to play well in the cold. Does this jerk have any experience playing on a championship team....AT ANYTHING??? NO.
32 weeks ago
32 weeks ago Link To Comment
Why is it any of his F&&&&g business???

He's made it his business to elect people who think EVERYTHING is their business.
32 weeks ago
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He did manage to get Obama elected president twice....I'm sure he spiked a ball after those.
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