Here is the opening to my Friday column:

Who are the five best professional athletes in the Bay Area?

It is a hypothetical question attached to an arbitrary number, and it’s certainly fun to ponder over a morning cup of Joe. So here goes:

The best athlete of the people who play pro sports around here is Colin Kaepernick. Can anyone dispute this? He has an athlete’s body. You might say a God-given body. With his shirt off, he looks like a tight end or the heavyweight champion of the world.

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