#Kaepernick stands up against discrimination and racism much like Muhammad Ali did

Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem to protest the oppression of African Americans in this country.

It wasn’t too long ago there was a global celebration of Muhammad Ali, who refused to fight for a country that oppressed his own people.

Ali became an “idea” to many people, who clearly had adopted their own sanitized version of Ali. So not surprisingly, the reaction to Kaepernick has been about what you’d expect.

As I always say, everybody wants athletes to stances and positions … Until they say something YOU don’t want to hear. #Hate it!


‘You can’t even dream this stuff up’: Derek Jeter had a hard time stepping into the batter’s box in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Overwhelmed by the outpouring of love from the fans over the past two weeks and all the final moments at home in a 20-season career, the always cool captain of the Yankees was about to break down.

“I almost started crying driving here today,” Jeter said Thursday night after New York’s 6-5 win over Baltimore. “I think I’ve done a pretty good job of controlling my emotions throughout the course of my career. … Today I wasn’t able to do it.”

What he was able to do was give New York one more amazing moment in a career full of them, driving in the winning run in the ninth with — what else? — an opposite-field single to right field.

Even though he was playing the first game of his career at Yankee Stadium with the team eliminated from the playoff race, Jeter leaped high with both arms raised after touching first base and was embraced by his teammates.

The 14-time All-Star then lingered on the field, seemingly not wanting to give up the only job he ever hoped to have — shortstop for the New York Yankees. (Photos: Elsa/Getty Images, Al Bello/Getty Images, Bill Kostroun/The Associated Pres, Julie Jacobson/The Associated Press)