Henry Ford once said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.” Albert Einstein broke it down like this, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Then Voltaire, the 17th century French philosopher, put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.”
Well playas…Colin Kaepernick has been found guilty of not thinkin’ when he decided on March 2nd to opt out of a GUARANTEED $14.5 million contract. Unless you’ve been sleepin’ under a rock for the past few weeks everybody and their baby’s momma knows that the dun is out lookin’ for a job. Why? Because nobody’s signed him in free agency yet.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Who leaves $14.5 million in GUARANTEED bread on the table? That’s off of the rip bruh! I guess he didn’t see all of the folks that he upset last year by kneelin’ durin’ the national anthem.
Now don’t get it twisted playboy, I was all for him protestin’ and exercisin’ his First Amendment right to do so. I thought that he had every right to do so and I didn’t have a problem with why he was doin’ it. He was protestin’ the fact that the police officers who were killin’ unarmed black men weren’t bein’ indicted, arrested, charged or even fired for their actions.
So I had no problem with it. Protest is supposed to upset folks and push people out of their comfort zones right? However, when you jump out there you’ve got to know what comes with that, good or bad bruh!
He’ll probably get picked up but whoever does is goin’ to pay him peanuts as they get closer to the season. He’s not goin’ to get real bread because he was crazy enough to give up the real bread. So owners and GM’s are goin’ to wait him out and if he’s still around they’ll grab him for close to nothin’! It’s business playboy and it is what it is.
You can’t walk away from $14.5 million GUARANTEED in this political climate after pullin’ that type of stunt. C’mon playa! You had to know that you were black goin’ into this foolishness. Now once again, I’ve got not problem with a boy protestin’ and doin’ his thing but once you jump out there, you’re out there!
Is he bein’ blackballed? Sure he is!! You darn right he is! But we wouldn’t be havin’ this freakin’ conversation had he not opted out of the contract in the first place. He’s unemployed because of a decision that he made. I’m seein’ boyz runnin’ to his defense like Spike Lee and others hollerin’ about how the league has blackballed him.
I’m quite sure that everybody runnin’ to his defense, at some point or another, got the speech from their old man, Big Momma, Aunt Deloris or Faye-Faye that “you’ve got to always understand that the rules in this world are different for your than they are for the rest of the world. You’ve got to be 400 percent better to just be consider as good. Always understand who you are before you make a move.”
We all got that speech and can recite it word for word in our sleep!! So why would you give $14.5 million back that you’ve already earned and be lookin’ at everybody else like they’re crazy? The old timers used to call that “Doin’ things backwards.” Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!