Letters to the Editor

February 9, 2013

Just for fun: Kapernicus

About Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers and National Football League superstar. I hypothetically traced his family's lineage back 500 years and came across a prominent ancestor.

About Colin Kaepernick, the 49ers and National Football League superstar. I hypothetically traced his family's lineage back 500 years and came across a prominent ancestor. He was the first scientist who believed the planets revolved around the sun. His name was Copernicus.

In the centuries that followed, the name would have been altered until Colin's last name could have been Kapernicus.

The famed Polish astronomer observed that planets revolve around the sun, in the same way that the offense revolves around Colin, quarterback extraordinare.

MITCH RUDOFF

Modesto

Related content

Comments

Videos

Editor's Choice Videos