June 25, 2013 |
NFC champion quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Olympic gold medalist and new mom Kerri Walsh Jennings and 77-year-old golfer Gary Player are among the 21 athletes who will appear wearing as little as possible -- if anything at all -- in this year's edition of ESPN The Magazine's "Body Issue. " It's become a tradition for elite athletes to show off their physiques in the annual issue, but this year there are a few twists. Walsh Jennings will appear in photos shot both before and after the birth of daughter Scout in April, while Player is the oldest person to appear.
July 29, 2013 |
On my drive from 49ers to Raiders training camp last week, I stopped in San Francisco to see John Madden, who typically spends a few days a week at his condominium in the city. He prefers the cool, foggy weather in summer to the relative heat of the East Bay, where he has a home. Madden, the Hall of Fame coach, broadcaster and video game magnate, is particularly interested in watching San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick this season. Madden followed him closely when Kaepernick was at Nevada, if only because his games were on TV so frequently.
June 3, 2013 |
SI.com's Peter King had an interesting item in “Monday Morning Quarterback” on Oakland's interest in drafting quarterback Colin Kaepernick in 2011, and how San Francisco traded up to grab him with the fourth pick in the second round. “I think about it all the time, believe me," former Raiders coach Hue Jackson told King. “No question in my mind we wanted it to happen, and no question I thought it could happen. We wanted the kid in the worst way.” According to King, the Raiders had Kaepernick as the top-rated quarterback on their board, ahead of the five taken before him: Cam Newton by Carolina, Jake Locker by Tennessee, Blaine Gabbert by Jacksonville, Christian Ponder by Minnesota, and Andy Dalton by Cincinnati.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 1, 2013 |
TURLOCK, Calif. - A gas station in this Central Valley town used to sell souvenir hats that read: "Turlock - Known for Absolutely Nothing. " That was before hometown boy Colin Kaepernick went from being a third-string quarterback to leading the San Francisco 49ers into Sunday's Super Bowl. Now Turlock is swarming with tourists. They are dropping into Christina's Coffeehouse for a Kaep of Joe, eating Kaepernick Dogs (chili, coleslaw, jalapenos and special sauce) at Footers on Main Street and ordering a No. 7 Kaepernick Special at the Dust Bowl - a jalapeno burger served with a red-gold ale. At Lisa's Cookie Jar, they are buying dozens and dozens of red, football jersey-shaped cookies with the quarterback's name in white icing.
November 20, 2012 |
Colin Kaepernick was spectacular in his first-ever NFL start Monday night. The San Francisco backup quarterback, playing while starter Alex Smith recovers from a concussion, threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns during the 49ers' 32-7 victory over the Chicago Bears on national television. Coach Jim Harbaugh was asked about his quarterback situation after the game - and seconds later a quarterback controversy was born. “I usually tend to go with the hot hand, and we've got two quarterbacks with hot hands,” Harbaugh said.
January 14, 2013 |
Everything is going just as Colin Kaepernick planned. All the way back in fourth grade, he in a school letter that he would like to one day be the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. And lo and behold, that's just what happened. In that same letter, Kaepernick also predicted that he would make his coach look like a genius for giving him the job late in the season, set new postseason records for longest rushing touchdown by a quarterback and most rushing yards by a quarterback in a game, and that he would start a social media sensation by kissing his right biceps after touchdowns.