Only grumpy old men don’t like Davis in HOF
Better than Martin. It is absolute nonsense to suggest Broncos running back Terrell Davis lowers the bar for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Curtis Martin got in the Hall, and no one would take him over T.D. Seth, Denver
Kiz: There are grumpy old men in my profession yelling at Davis to get off their lawn, as if they are the only true guardians of that hallowed football ground in Canton, Ohio. Well, Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News never rushed for 2,000 yards in an NFL season, and Ron Borges of the Boston Herald has yet to be named MVP of the Super Bowl. By any reasonable metric, the Broncos are underrepresented in the Hall of Fame.
A pain in the butt. When discussing unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick, you are a bit of a snowflake, Kiz. As a business owner, I have always sought employees that could do the job and fit our culture. I no more want a social justice warrior than a hard drug user or a wife beater. Each takes away from what I’m trying to achieve: a first-rate customer experience with profit that accrues to the business. Kaepernick, his skill notwithstanding, is a pain in the butt. When hired on, he knew the rules. He chose to put himself and his activism ahead of his career and is suffering the consequences. House rules! Joe, Castle Rock
Kiz: Is there an NFL rule that requires a player to stand during the national anthem? When commissioner Roger Goodell visited Denver last week, he saluted Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall for raising his voice about social issues. To the best of my knowledge, not a single Broncos player, coach or front-office executive worried that Marshall kneeling during the national anthem was detrimental to his productivity or the team’s performance. Now maybe you actually do regard a silent protest as something as bad as drug abuse, Joe. Hey, it’s your house. This snowflake is thankful not to work there.
NFL vs. the media. It makes no sense that sports journalists have made it their mission to paint Kaepernick as a victim. It’s all politics. NFL leans right, media leans left. Adam, Pittsburgh
Kiz: There are no politics on the scoreboard. Kaepernick has thrown 72 touchdown passes in the NFL. He also has been the starting quarterback in the Super Bowl. Dude can play a little. That’s what counts for me.
Bummer of a QB. Kaepernick is a team and fan-base killer. He’s a bum. Rich, representing the 970
Kiz: Can we revisit the 2013 NFL playoffs? Kaepernick lost the NFC championship game 23-17 to Seattle. Two weeks later, those same Seahawks routed Peyton Manning 43-8 in the Super Bowl. You say Kaepernick is a bum. Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman told USA Today the league’s problem with Kaepernick is a control issue: “It’s not about football or color. It’s about, ‘Boy, stay in your place.’ ”
A little help? And today’s parting shot is a television programming request:
Kiz, if you could somehow get Southwest Airlines to quit running the same commercial six times per Rockies telecast, I’ll fly you to Seattle or … ooh, Cabo. Thomas, Aurora