When San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh opted to stick with Colin Kaepernick as his starting quarterback even after a concussed Alex Smith had been cleared to play, a lot of Niner fans were pissed off. Smith, of course, was vocal about his discontent with being benched, saying something like, “All I did to lose my job was get a concussion and not look like a young Gregory Hines.” Again, that’s not verbatim.
But the fun of being an NFL fan is that you can be as pissed off as you want one day, and then completely change your mind the next. Now that Kaepernick has led the 49ers to a convincing, dominating playoff win over the Green Bay Packers – in which he set the single game NFL rushing record for a QB – it’s all “Alex who?” in the Bay Area, because San Fran fans love them some Kaepernick right now.
Of course, as we’ve learned in the past, when we have an exciting young QB winning games, he’s bound to be followed by a trademark meme, and wouldn’t you know, Kaepernicking is apparently a thing now. There is no God.