Ryan Tannehill's injury opens the door for Kaepernick, and the Dolphins should make it happen.

By Jon Tayler
August 04, 2017

It's time for Colin Kaepernick to take his talents to South Beach

With the late-breaking news Thursday night that Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill likely will need season-ending surgery on his knee, that noise you heard was the entire football world gearing itself for an avalanche of Colin Kaepernick speculation, rumors, news and takes. The former 49ers signal-caller should have already gotten a job somewhere, but the NFL at large has frozen him out as a result of his national anthem kneeling and social justice stance (though teams will never admit as such). Already, we saw the Ravens hem and haw about adding Kaepernick to back up an injured Joe Flacco. Miami's situation is even more obvious, though. You want this blogger's opinion? The Dolphins should sign him, then brace themselves for the apocalypse of hot takes. (Otherwise, deal with Malcolm Jenkins calling you a bunch of cowards.)

Mets lose game in appropriately Mets fashion

The Mets fell to the Rockies on Thursday afternoon, 5–4, after reliever Hansel Robles walked in the winning run with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth. But while that is a very Mets way to lose a game, it's what happened to Robles that takes it to 11 on the Mets scale.

It's like, how much more Mets could it be? And the answer is none. None more Mets.

Lovely Lady of the Day

Haley Kalil's family has already graced the pages, both print and digital, of Sports Illustrated: Her husband is Panthers offensive tackle Matt Kalil, and his brother Ryan is Carolina's center. Haley may find herself in the magazine as well, as she's a top-15 finalist from SI Swimsuit's Open Casting Call. Get to know her better here, and check out her full gallery here.

Sean Spicer says no to Dancing With The Stars

The former White House press secretary and biggest boost to Melissa McCarthy's paycheck since Bridesmaids is unfortunately depriving us all of his fox-trot and tango moves after turning down an offer from the popular celebrity dancing reality show. I'd say he should go on Survivor, but Spicey doesn't seem to have the right skillset for that one.

Have yourself a day, Paul Goldschmidt

Stock up at Foot Locker

Foot Locker just started its Stock Up sale today, where you can take $25 off $125, $35 off $150, $50 off $200 at footlocker.com using the code STOCKUP2.

Odds and Ends

The inimitable Rae Sremmurd have a new song out that's worth a listen ... Here's an excellent story from Deadspin on how former SI photographer Ronald Modra captured the iconic shot of Ben Johnson beating Carl Lewis in the 100-meter dash at the 1988 Summer Olympics ... All 165 Pink Floyd songs ranked by Vulture ... The brilliant duo that is Run The Jewels, aka El-P and Killer Mike, will be making a special appearance at Wrigley Field on Friday ... The Orioles turned their second triple play of the season on Thursday; those add up to a sextuple play, if you didn't know ... Kurt Warner's family almost missed his Hall of Fame induction, but Cardinals president Michael Bidwill saved everyone's bacon ... Nordstrom's Anniversary sale ends Aug. 6 and prices go up Aug. 7 so shop now ... NBA Live 18 will feature WNBA players and teams for the first time.

Live from Wrigley Field, it's Rain Delay Theater!

Fun with rain delay tarps

Megan Rapinoe 1, Japan 0

Cooler than a polar bear's toenails

Portland is currently amid a horrible heat wave featuring 100-degree-plus temperatures, which means bad times for our furrier friends at the Oregon Zoo. Lucky for the polar bears, though, they've got a good way to beat the heat.

This is ... not a flattering look for Chris Christie

It's Friday. Let's go into the weekend on the right note

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