NIKE …. “🏈👟 Released its Commercial starring Colin Kaepernick …. Inspirational Sports-Related Stories 👟🏈 …. “!


~~September 6, 2018~~



I must confess I’m not a football fan; I really don’t know much about the game; I really don’t care about it.

However, I do know a lot about Colin Kaepernick.

I respect the man and agree with the peaceful protest and the message that he’s trying to bring to the forefront by using the platform that he had when he was able to play football.

After being shunned for at least two seasons; after continued pressure from the NFL, after continued disparaging from the occupant of the Oval Office, Kap makes a triumphant return!

Take a look.




In a 49ers’ final preseason game, backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided sit on the bench to protest racial inequality and police brutality for the national anthem.


Former Seahawks player and Green Beret Nate Boyer who talked Kap into making the change. Boyer wrote an open letter to Kaepernick and it caused the two to meet up and discuss America and honoring the anthem.

“Soldiers take a knee in front of a fallen brother’s grave, you know, to show respect. When we’re on a patrol, you know, and we go into a security halt, we take a knee, and we pull security.”


It was US Army veteran, Nate Boyer, who suggested to Kaepernick to take a knee as a sign of respect

This is their inspiring story of what can happen when people with different perspectives decide to sit down, have a conversation, and hear each other out.


Kaepernick was the first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem before games in 2016 to protest racial inequality and police brutality. Critics accused the protest of disrespecting the US flag and military and Drumpf called for players who protested during the anthem to be fired.

Nike released a commercial starring Colin Kaepernick on Wednesday, September 5, following this week’s announcement of a partnership between the two that prompted boycott threats as well as criticism from Drumpf.

Nike and Kaepernick posted the commercial on Twitter and YouTube.

The ad, narrated by Kaepernick, showcases various inspirational sports-related stories, including amateur athletes such as a football-playing homecoming queen and an Ironman participant who lost 120 pounds and recovered from a brain tumor. Professional athletes, including Serena Williams, LeBron James, and the Seattle Seahawks’ Shaquem Griffin (whose left hand was amputated when he was young), are also featured.


Kaepernick narrates the ad, which features a wide range of athletes including inspirational amateurs, Serena Williams, and LeBron James.
Kaepernick is shown only in the closing seconds of the commercial, which does not feature the former NFL player in football gear.

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~~Dream Crazy~~


~~Published on Sep 5, 2018~~

Don’t ask if your dreams are crazy. Ask if they’re crazy enough.

Just Do It


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At the end of the day …. “The ugly history of the Star-Spangled Banner …. did you know?”!!


~~September 4, 2016~~ 


I find it very interesting how, when any event takes place, I like to go back and look for the history behind it.

Why did the event take place?

Colin Kaepernick’s statement is such a situation for me.

I’m not a football fan. I’d never heard of Kaepernick.

I sure know about him now!

I have been following the stories about excessive force in law enforcement events since Trayvon Martin’s death. It really came to my full attention with Michael Brown’s death.

Since then, I’ve been up on follow up events, situations and details.

I followed Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Alton Sterling, Philando Castile … many  more in between and many after.

I consider myself to be a fair, balanced individual.

There’s no doubt in my mind that these are instances of excessive police force.

Rather than de-escalation, it’s escalation.

It’s more prevalent within the African-American population.

This is the message that Keapernick is trying to bring to the forefront.

Seems to me he’s done a good job at calling attention to this matter.

Here’s some history behind that national anthem.

Did you know?

I didn’t.



The Forgotten Verses of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Do you know all the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner”?

Many people have difficulty memorizing the lyrics of the first verse of this song, which is commonly performed at sports events and other public gatherings. But did you know that there are three additional verses that we almost never hear?

In 1814, the poet and lyricist Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to “The Star-Spangled Banner,” originally known as “Defense of Fort M’Henry.” During the War of 1812, Key witnessed the attacks on Baltimore and wrote the words based on his experiences this night. These lyrics were printed in local newspapers and set to the tune of an existing song called “Anacreon in Heaven,” and then officially arranged by John Philip Sousa. Key’s famous lyrics entered the world as a broadside ballad, or a song written on a topical subject, and printed for wide distribution.

More than a century later, in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed an executive order designating “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem, and in 1931, the US Congress confirmed the decision. The tune has kicked off ceremonies of national importance and athletic events ever since.

While the first verse of “The Star-Spangled Banner” is widely known by the American public, the last three verses are generally omitted in performances.

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~Nine Things You May Not Know About “The Star-Spangled Banner”~

Francis Scott Key intended his verses to be song lyrics, not poetry

Key was not imprisoned on a British warship when he penned his verses

The flag Key “hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming” did not fly “through the perilous fight”

The song was not originally entitled “The Star-Spangled Banner”

(“Defense of Fort M’Henry”)

It did not become the national anthem until more than a century after it was written

The national anthem has four verses

Key opposed American entry into the War of 1812

Key was a consummate Washington insider

Key was a one-hit wonder who might have been tone deaf


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~Colin Kaepernick and the ugly history of the Star-Spangled Banner~

~Published on Aug 30, 2016~

A new National Anthem is really needed



We ALL are ONE!! 


IOTD …. Special Edition …. “Stand up, I said …. I’m thinking …. “!!


~~September 3, 2016~~ 


San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games.

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The Thinker (French: Le Penseur) is a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin, usually placed on a stone pedestal. The work shows a nude male figure of over life-size sitting on a rock with his chin resting on one hand as though deep in thought and is often used as an image to represent philosophy.




Ann Telnaes

Ann Telnaes is an editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post.

She won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 2001.

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