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It’s Not Officially Football Season Until Tom Brady Puts Out An A+ Social Media Post #NFLKickoff2017
Leave it Tom Brady to get me pumped the fuck up for the NFL season. I guess it’s not enough that the Patriots are favored to win every game this year. They also need to have their most likely GOAT QB put together a goose bump inducing video package to get everyone jacked up. I’m not even a Patriots fan and I want to run through a goddamn wall right now. If you need me, I’ll be watching Brian Hoyer and Pierre Garcon highlights while I wait for the 49ers game on Sunday. I’m so sad.
I’m a 49ers fan so I can’t really talk too much trash, but good lord is this sad. Imagine being a fan of a team that is tweeting out hype videos for Brock Osweiler? That’s got to be rock bottom. Again, the 49ers aren’t great either, but at least they have a new coach, GM, QB and semi revamped defense. Cleveland has Brock Osweiler. My favorite part is that most of the footage in that video was definitely from training camp. He can complete training camp passes! Give Cleveland the Lombardi trophy now.
Tom Brady turns 40 today (and shares a birthday with my mother, the REAL G.O.AT.) and the Patriots celebrated the man who is almost always referred to as the G.O.A.T with some actual goats at practice today. After last year’s come from behind Super Bowl victory, it’s getting tougher and tougher to argue that Brady isn’t the G.O.A.T., and it’s getting to the point where if you rank him anywhere outside of the top 1 or 2 your opinion shouldn’t be trusted. Happy birthday to Tom Terrific, and if you’re looking for a great article to read about him on his birthday, check out this fantastic ESPN piece.
What a time to be alive. I was trying to think of something to compare this to in the real world but I’m drawing a blank. I understand that there’s a difference between being a professional athlete and doing literally anything else, but a 250 pound weight clause is basically giving away money. If this was a 225 pound clause or 215 maybe I’d give Lacy some credit, but the guy is 5 foot 11 inches tall. Asking him to not be a 250 pound plus ball of dough shouldn’t be too difficult, especially when you’re dangling $55K in front of his face. If I’m Eddie Lacy I’m using this bonus and going on an eating spree the likes this world has ever seen. Do your thing, Eddie. You deserve it?
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.Over the weekend, the football player was spotted in New York City standing outside a parole office, handing out two boxes of his own custom-made suits to those who could use them for upcoming job interviews.
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.
Most mock drafts had the San Francisco 49ers taking Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas at No. 2 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft. Those drafts were wrong, because the 49ers DIDN’T take Thomas … until No. 3 overall, a whole pick later after they traded down with the Chicago Bears.
That’s right, the 49ers took the player most expected, and they did it after earning an extra 2017 third-round pick, 2017 fourth-round pick and a 2018 third-round pick. But they weren’t done there, sneaking back into the first round at No. 31, where they grabbed linebacker Reuben Foster of Alabama. – Niners Nation
Fans usually have two emotions following their teams fist round picks in the NFL Draft: elation or depression. It’s very rare to finish up round 1 and have a level headed opinion of the players your team just got, and that’s why I went with the elated GIF above. Solomon Thomas was the name most scouts and draft analyzers were throwing around for the #2 pick the 49ers were holding onto, but John Lynch and co. threw everyone a curveball at the last second. While they ended up selecting Thomas, they did so at #3 and orchestrated a trade with the Bears that netted them two later round picks this year and a third round pick in 2018. The Bears moved up a spot to grab Mitchell Trubisky and the 49ers took Thomas, but Unpredictable John wasn’t through yet.
Lynch made another trade, this time with division rival Seattle. The 49ers traded the Seahawks the #34 pick in the second plus the #111 pick in the fourth round to move up three spots to #31 in the first round. They selected Alabama LB Reuben Foster with that 31st pick, who could end up being the steal of the draft. While the 49ers still have some holes to fill on offense, I’d rather play with Hoyer/Barkley at QB and Garcon/Goodwin/Kerley/Robinson at WR than trot out a defense that made no upgrades from last year. I’m not expecting magic from a team that finished 2-14 last year, but it’s clear that Lynch and Shanahan have a vision for this team and are doing everything possible to get the right pieces in place. Plus, we left round 1 with one more pick than we had going into the night.
As far as the two picks the 49ers did make, here is how they’re described over on 49ers.com
Round 1: Pick 3 – Solomon Thomas DL, Stanford
Thomas, (6’3, 273) is regarded as one of the top pass-rushers in this year’s draft. This past year, Thomas was named first team All-Pac-12, third team All-American and won the Morris Trophy as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. Thomas started all 13 games totaling 62 total tackles, 14 for loss, and 8.5 sacks.
Round 1: Pick 31 – Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama
A unanimous first-team All-American and All-SEC pick. Foster, (6’0, 229) was named Butkis Award winner as the nation’s best linebacker. He was named MVP of the SEC Championship Game against Crimson and finished 2016 with 115 tackles, 13 for losses, and five sacks in 2016.
— InsideBamaRecruiting (@RTRnews) April 28, 2017
Hey Goodell, talk much? You’re reading off a goddamn card. Foster shouldn’t give you that much trouble to say. And if you don’t think I’m starting up a fan club called The Cake Froster’s that dresses up as pastry chefs for every 49ers game then I guess you don’t know me at all.