Found January 24, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Colin Kaepernick's favorite tattoo is on the inside of his arm and reads, "my gift is my curse." Relating that to his sudden rise to stardom as a quarterback preparing to play in the Super Bowl, Kaepernick is staying grounded by realizing that with fame comes scrutiny. Every play is scrutinized, every word is dissected. He's recognized everywhere he goes in public, and he has more ticket requests for Super Bowl XLVII than he can fulfill. Even his tattoo artist in Reno, Nev. is getting hit up for interview requests this week. He hasn't even left for New Orleans yet, and he has done an interview with 49ers Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young. Joe Montana? Met him, too. "Just keep going," was Young's advice in handling the pressures while preparing for the biggest stage in American sports. Kaepernick's faith is out there for the world to see. It's literally written all over his body. He has "faith" inscribed on his rig...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Biological mother of Colin Kaepernick wants to meet him

The biological mother of Colin Kaepernick wants to meet the Super Bowl quarterback. Heidi Russo says she gave Kaepernick up for adoption when she was 19. “   Click here to read the story and see the video
GET YOUR KAEPERNICKING ON

Kaepernick files for trademark

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed to trademark "Kaepernicking," which is kissing one's biceps in celebration.

Thanks to KaeperTat, people can buy temporary tattoos just like Colin Kaepernick’s (pics)

Never underestimate the ingenuity, drive and entrepreneurial spirit of the American businessperson. Case in point: The enterprising owners of KaeperTat. Yep, any person who wants to be the coolest customer at the Super Bowl party they are attending can wow fellow party goers with temporary tattoos that mimic the real tattoos San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has inked...

Gimme a slice with some tattoo! Bakery makes Colin Kaepernick Arm Cake (pic)

With Super Bowl XLVII just a little more than a week away, the fever in the Bay Area surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is reaching pretty high temperatures. High enough to bake a cake, you ask? Why yes, yes it is. One business in particular is using some flour, sugar, eggs, butter and other delicious ingredients and then mixing them all together to create...

Report: Kaepernick wants to TM move

Don't go making any "Kaepernicking" T-shirts, as you could soon receive a cease and desist. Colin Kaepernick has filed for a trademark on the term "Kaepernicking," which is his version of "Tebowing," according to ESPN. The San Francisco 49ers' quarterback celebrates touchdowns by lifting his right arm to his helmet, "kissing" his bicep...

Colin Kaepernick’s tattoos will be shown off during Super Bowl XLVII

Colin Kaepernick is taking the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl. On February 3rd they will face off against the Baltimore Ravens. Aside from a bunch of commercials promoting Doritos, Pepsi and Go Daddy one thing that will garner a lot of attention is the tattoos on the arm of the second-year player Kaepernick. A lot has been made about the ink on Kaepernicks arm but exactly...

Vegas likes 49ers QB Kaepernick

Bettors are putting a lot of money on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in Super Bowl XLVII. In fact, it's a good bet that Kaepernick could wind up as the player with with the most money wagered on him in prop bets in Super Bowl history, according to an ESPN.com report. Jimmy Vaccaro of William Hill said the money is pouring in on Kaepernick, who took over...

Colin Kaepernick has applied for trademark for signature pose

'San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has burst onto the NFL scene to help lead his team to a berth in the Super Bowl. But that isn't the only thing he has been up to lately. On Jan. 14, he reportedly filed for a trade to his signature pose with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.The colorful Kaepernick has created an internet craze called "Kaepernicking...

Super Bowl XLVII: Colin Kaepernick Almost a Chicago Cubs Pitcher

It’s the biggest game of Colin Kaepernick’s career; the stadium is packed as every eye refuses to blink out of fear they may miss something.The attention of every man, woman, child and hovering seagull is focused squarely on his right arm for one pressure-packed throw.Kaepernick takes the ball, ***** his arm back and fires. The ball spins and the laces whistle against the air...

Who Are The Best Read Option QB's In The 2013 NFL Draft?

The read option is the latest trend sweeping the NFL, thanks in large part to the success of quarterbacks like Colin Kaepernick, Russell Wilson, and RG III in the 2012 season. Whether the read option is simply a trend, or will become a staple of the league is yet to be known. But as we gear … Continue reading »

Vernon Davis: This season tested my patience

San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis doesn't seem to feel any pressure in the playoffs.   In last week’s 28-24 win at Atlanta in the NFC Championship, Davis had five catches for 106 yards and one touchdown.  He recorded his third career 100-yard game in the playoffs, tying Dallas Clark for the seco

Patrick Willis and Ray Lewis, friends and enemies

San Francisco 49ers Linebacker Patrick Willis and Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis may be friends off the field but they certainly will be enemies on the field come Sunday, Feb. 3 for Super Bowl XLVII. Willis, who wears the same number as Lewis, No. 52, says the two first competed Click Link Below to Read More!

A family unites for the Super Bowl for a momentary escape from tragedy

We are not Jim and John. Neither of us coach the Baltimore Ravens or the San Francisco 49ers. We never played in the NFL.  We live vicariously through players like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, Arian Foster and Adrian Peterson, Calvin Johnson and Andre Johnson, imagining every Sunday, placing ourselves in the cleats, pads and jerseys of the games greats, deriving an entire range...

Super Bowl XLVII Quarterback Preview

Those who choose to hate on Super Bowl XLVII will surely point swiftly to the unsexy quarterback matchup. After years of being spoiled in the Super Bowl by guys like Brady, Manning, Manning, Brees, Rodgers and Roethlisberger, we're left with a matchup between Joe Flacco and Colin Kaepernick. Both are young and have superb skill sets, but neither is a household name to your average...

Super Bowl XLVII: Rebirth Of A 49er Dynasty?

There is more on the line for the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII then just winning the Lombardi Trophy. A win over Baltimore would give the 49ers the chance to launch a new dynasty and enjoy successes similar to the 49ers teams of the 1980’s and 1990’s.I do think that San Francisco has the tools and ability to win Super Bowl XLVII and become a dominant force in the NFL...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.