San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been a lightning rod for attention in his career, and his latest statements surely could make him an even more polarizing figure. Kaepernick explained his unwillingness to stand for the playing of the national anthem, which of course happens before the kickoff of every NFL game. It happened in last night’s preseason game at Levi’s Stadium against the Green Bay Packers, one in which he struggled in his first action since last season.
Rayne Dakota “Dak” Prescott had a decorated college career, carrying Mississippi State on his back most of the past two seasons to almost unseen heights, and now the fourth-rounder will be thrust into the Dallas Cowboys’ starting lineup right away as a rookie with Tony Romo’s back unable to bear that weight. Dak Prescott will open season as starter. It’s Prescott’s show now, and he gets two division foes — vs. New York Giants, at Washington Redskins — in Weeks 1 and 2.
Charleston Southern came at the five-time kings, and they missed. Playing in the third annual FCS Kickoff — the official opening to college football season whenever there’s not a game in Australia — the No. 6 ranked Buccanneers had a chance to knock off the top-ranked and five-time defending FCS national champions at their raucous FargoDome home yesterday. After tying the game at 17-17 with 2:59 remaining in regulation, Charleston Southern allowed North Dakota State to march to their 35-yard line when Troy McGowens stepped in front of an Eason Stick and raced the ball to the Bison’s 40-yard line. With just 18 ticks remaining, Charleston Southern pushed the ball to the Bison 33, setting Jacob