To read my Tuesday column click here.
Lowell – Did Kapernick pretend to be so worldly in his early playing days? I believe this year is his first as an expert on such matters.
I think he is in the process of being radicalized by his girlfriend. I think it’s relevant to the discussion. Why now?
He’s never voted or even registered to vote. Is there any evidence, besides this year, that he was such a devout warrior of social issues? When did he start thinking like a communist?
He brought all of this up. It’s time that someone ask him.
Alice, his current behavior seems new.
Oh,you or SRPD (democrat-ha!) deleted my answer? Tell me more about freedom of expression.
Stan, I didn’t delete it. I don’t know how to delete.
The format of click here and click again,and two different sets of comments. Still,my fault. I apologize Lowell.
Stan I see your comments on the main PD page where Lowell’s column is posted.
Definitely true. I applaud Colin for starting down this path but his place in this journey should be acknowledged. Lack of expertise is everywhere throughout media/social media and yet the emotionalism that consumes many around current events seems to be a replacement for actual intelligent discourse and discovery. I think it’s a perfect microcosm for the way most people learn these days.
Problem is he has taken the focus from what should be on the field and made it about him off the field. So no matter what he might do positive with how he plays is vastly overridden by his considerable missteps off it. And that simply will not do.
This is also an indictment of the public schools. Kaepernick earned very good grades in Turlock’s public schools. But if the history courses did not teach any world history after World War II, when could he be expected to learn about Cuba’s problems?
You learned about Cuban communism by reading 58 years of headlines as they happened. That’s 58 years of experience that never made it into our public school curricula.
Lowell Cohn, retired columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, covered sports for almost 40 years and never ran out of things to say.