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Colin Kaepernick You know he's from Turlock, right? has been named the 49ers' captain. All together: Kap is the Cap!
If you saw Kaepernick yelling encouragement to his teammates before kickoff of the Super Bowl the entire team surrounding him, listening you figured this day was coming.
Kaepernick's rocket-like ascension, Volume 355: Steve Young had it right. The 2-minute drill to decide the Super Bowl was Kaepernick's first.
The moment the Ravens fell behind the Broncos Thursday night, they were finished. Somewhere, Jim Harbaugh seethes.
Peyton Manning torched ex-Raider Michael Huff. Still, the Raiders were better with him than without him.
In a headline, the Columbus Dispatch wrote that Broncos GM John Elway threw seven touchdown passes. Well, of course. "Elway" fit better than "Manning."
Talking heads love that "he's on pace" gibberish, so: Manning is "on pace" to throw 112 touchdown passes.
If I'm an AFC West team, I did not enjoy watching the Broncos' beatdown of the champs.
Want to talk to Modesto's three-time Olympian discus thrower Suzy Powell? She'll answer all questions next Friday night at 6 o'clock at the Sportsmen of Stanislaus. It's free and open to the public.
Volunteering a question: How many of her opponents over the years took performance-enhancing drugs?
Sacramento State lined its coffers $635,000 to lose 24-0 to San Jose State and 55-0 to Arizona State the Hornets' sequel to "The Sting."
Cal raged about Northwestern's faking injuries last week, but didn't the Golden Bears start this three years ago at Oregon?
If a Jared Goff-type talent arrived in Berkeley four years ago, Jeff Tedford still would be the coach.
Heisman Trophy aside, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel acts not unlike any other spoiled rich kid.
Most surprising result from last week: Washington's thumping of Boise State.
Worth a look tonight: San Jose State at No. 5 Stanford.
Recent history points to many touchdowns during Modesto Junior College's visit to Merced tonight.
Women's tennis needs a new American star, and she's on the way: 10th-ranked Sloane Stephens, who reached the fourth round of the U.S. Open (lost to Serena Williams).
From the age-is-a-number department: Diana Nyad.
As the Giants finish, a little hope for 2014: Heath Hembree throwing heat and wearing Brian Wilson's old No. 38.
No urgency, A's fans. The team's playoff fate won't be decided until Game 162, on the final pitch.
Don't dismiss the career of the late heavyweight Tommy Morrison. He went 48-3-1 when heavyweights mattered.
A full year later, and it remains a mystery: No agreement between DirecTV and the Pacific-12 Conference.
The Modesto Nuts set a California League record for strikeouts while winning the second-half North race. When they put the ball in play ...
Opening weekend usually means that Aaron Hernandez is televised ... as he scores touchdowns, not as he pleads innocent to a murder charge.
The 2014 version of the message no NFL prospect wants to hear: "Coach wants to see you, and bring your iPad (playbook)."
49ers longsnapper Brian Jennings never made a mistake for 13 years. Replacement Kevin McDermott wants the same anonymity.
Anonymity for Colin Kaepernick? Too late for that!
Bee staff writer Ron Agostini can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (209) 578-2302. Follow Ron via Twitter, @modbeesports.