One hundred forty characters for a petulant Kaepernick

Kap: 'We are 1-2 for a reason'

One hundred forty characters for a petulant Kaepernick
September 24, 2013, 8:30 pm
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Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers look to avoid a 1-3 start when they face the Rams on Thursday night in St. Louis. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Shaquille O'Neal was introduced as a minority owner of the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday morning. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Colin Kaepernick favoriting critical tweets is an interesting way to use lunatics as a motivational device, although favoriting the one that read “#StartColtMcCoy” just seems desperate.

And though this isn’t Twitter, let me add to the chorus:

If you’re going to reduce all questions to seven-word answers just out of petulance, you’ll come off as a bit of a tool #ColtMcCoyAreYouCrazy?

And that’s 140 characters on the nose.


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On the other hand, Terrelle Pryor apologizing for the Raiders’ loss Monday on Twitter is a nice gesture. It is also the last one we should see, because you know what they say about those 12th apologies.

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Tony Jackson of DodgersReport reported that some Dodgers (and isn’t that serendipitous?) have been accused of peeing in the Chase Field they “desecrated” (and isn’t that an overreaction?). And with that, the old saying about excessive celebrations comes immediately to mind:

Fellas, you’re big leaguers. Act like you’ve peed before.
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Of all the things Shaquille O’Neal said at his “Shaqramento” presser Tuesday, the one that probably made the most people scratch their heads was this:

"We're going to be the first cashless arena. Come in with your phone, you know where your seats are, you know where the bathrooms are, the best concessions . . . We're going to have the best arena in the world.”

Cashless? Yeah, right. I have a C-note, and I want a ghastly purple rhinestone hoodie with Vivek Ranadive’s face on it. You’re not going to take my money? Shut up.


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If Larry Ellison wins the America’s Cup, yachting is definitely fixed. If Larry Ellison loses the America’s Cup, we’ve been taken for a walk by boaters. Either way, all we can say about the America’s Cup in San Francisco is that it gave the Bay something to do.

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A Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Night was a perfect bit of marketing synergy. A Mariano Rivera Bobblehead Night without bobbleheads, though, is a metaphor. And you know how Yankee fans love a good metaphor – at least the ones who don’t think it has something to do with the Mets.

And finally, when the bobbleheads did arrive, utter, complete, bitterness-engorged chaos that made people hate the Yankees, baseball and Mariano Rivera. And that’s New York in a nutshell.

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Okay, maybe not Mariano Rivera. He’s platinum-furred puppies who come from the womb housebroken and cheerful. Not even New York could break him.

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I know what hell is. I do. I’m a regional distributor for Hellco.com, so I know. Tweeting play-by-play of exhibition hockey games is hell. Satan hates it, which means he loves it.

I’m just sayin’, is all.

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And finally, only five more days of ruining no-hitters on Twitter by exposing the jinx as a stupid concept that isn’t even quaint any more for me. It’s been an exhausting season, but I only let two slip by. I’ll do better next year. Or worse. I don’t want to jinx it.