“49ers”? More like 0-8ers!
Colin Kaepernick’s old teammates, many of whom apparently still revere him and his “cause,” continued their winless ways on Sunday in Philadelphia.
San Francisco 49ers players kneel during the National Anthem in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday, October 1. Source: Twitter via TheHill.com
Not that the comparatively talent-challenged 49ers were expect to win on the road against the Eagles, the team with the best record in the NFL, but they ended up being blown out, 33-10, their most lopsided loss so far this season.
The 49ers have finished the first half of their 2017 season with an 0-8 record. Including the latter part of the team’s “Kaepernick Era,” its record in its last 23 games is 1-22, with a record in its last 39 games of 6-33.
To recall, four weeks ago, as reported by USA Today:
“… roughly 20 49ers players took a knee during the anthem when San Francisco played at Indianapolis. Vice President Mike Pence left the stadium shortly after in what was believed [by some … but USA Today leaves those words out of course] to be a publicity stunt, and President Trump later tweeted that he had instructed Pence to do so.
[Eric] Reid ranked among the earliest players to join [no-longer-employed] Kaepernick in the protests when the quarterback first initiated them last year. He has taken the lead in San Francisco while remaining vocal on the need for change, even though Kaepernick no longer is on the team. …”
And, yes, it is particularly amusing that the 49ers suffered such an embarrassing defeat in the city where this country was basically created, and to a team named for the bird that is a symbol of this country.