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Colin Kaepernick Continues To Help Out Communities By Handing Out Suits Outside NY Parole Offices

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Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback and current free agent, may not yet be sure where he’s headed next season, but he’s nevertheless making his free time count.

Kap’s good deed is in partnership with 100 Suits, an organization that aims to provide suits and workwear to men and woman preparing for job interviews, as well as tailoring and grooming services. – WMUR

The ballad of Colin Kaepernick is an interesting one. He came on the scene like a bolt of lightning and brought the 49ers all the way to the Super Bowl under coach Jim Harbaugh. Once Harbaugh was ousted, Kaepernick was out of the spotlight as quickly as he entered it, and that’s when things started getting testy. He notoriously kneeled during the national anthem during last year’s games as a protest towards the treatment of African Americans and minorities in the US. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, that is the first and sometimes only thing people will bring up when discussing Kaepernick. “He kneeled during the anthem and he was wrong!”. That’s the consensus among a lot of people, and they don’t take into account that this was something Kaep thought long and hard about for a long time, and discussedwith his family and friends before finally deciding to take a stand. For someone with very little to gain besides hate and contempt to do something like he did seemed honorable to me, and while I may not agree with the action of kneeling during the national anthem, I respected his right to do it.

With the kneeling controversy dying down and Kaepernick himself saying he will stand for the national anthem this year (if he finds a team), it seems like the media doesn’t have much use for Kaep anymore. That’s a shame, because all he’s done over the past year is donate close to a million dollars to charities and social causes, including Meals on Wheels, Life After Hate Inc., Silence is Violence and the above mentioned 100 Suits. This is also all being done while Kaepernick is out of a job, as NFL teams don’t want the stigma of signing someone with a negative image in the media (unless they beat their wives or girlfriends or stockpile assault weapons). Again, the Kaepernick story is unfortunate but not surprising, as a person can only stand up for what they believe in if it’s convenient for everyone else too. I stand by Kaepernick’s charity work, and I look forward to the donations he’ll be making in the future.

-Ryan

 

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T-Pain Singing Without Auto-Tune is Remarkably Good

Why use auto-tune all the time if you got pipes like this?! I don’t really get that move. All along people tearing T down for being a product of a computer program when all along he’s a sweet scoop of brown sugar with a voice like an angel. I have two requests T-Pain. 1. please keep singing without auto-tune and 2. please go back towearing top hats.

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The Nobodies Sing The National Anthem

Marvin Gaye. Whitney Houston. Queen Latifah. Entertainment stars singing the national anthem at big time sporting events is a tradition that is as old as time itself. While performing the anthem at the Superbowl or World Series is a huge honor, we feel that the ultimate pat on the back would be singing it for your home country during the Olympics. The Olympic’s may be in Russia this year, but there’s no such thing as being over prepared. When they come back to America, remember this day. For this is the day the Average Nobodies stole the hearts of Americans everywhere. Hit the music!

Monster Blog Wednesday – National Anthems

Since Veterans Day just passed, and national anthems are one of the coolest parts of a live game experience, we decided to pick our favorite national anthem rendition at a music or sporting event. The competition is fierce, because many all time greats have sung a live version of the national anthem. Here are our picks..

Nobody, and I mean nobody, has ever looked cooler singing the national anthem than Marvin Gaye. Single handedly made me change my stance on wearing sunglasses indoors. I’ve always hated people who do it, but after watching this, I’m not sure I’ll ever take them off indoors. Marvin had every girl in that place swoonin’ while singing the national anthem. How many artists can say that? Just blowing the roof of the Staples Center. If I made the all star team that year I would’ve made the commissioner cancel the game. No way you follow that performance. Impossible.

– Ryan

It’s Woodstock 1969, and the greatest human to ever pick up a guitar, Jimi Hendrix, is tearing down the house playing the good ol’ Star Spangled Banner. I have always said if I was ever able to go back in time I would like to be at Woodstock, and more specifically during one of Jimi’s sets. The guy was an absolute magician with the strings, not to mention he lights his instrument on fire from time-to-time.

-MattyV

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