Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 1/14/13
Tebowmania is so last season.  Planking is so last year.  Kaepernicking is what's sweeping cyberspace now. In the wake of the San Francisco 49ers 45-31 victory over the Green Bay Packers Saturday night comes Colin Kaepernick's touchdown celebration and the birth of a new Internet craze. The 49ers quarterback's new ritual of flexing his right arm and kissing his bicep has taken off on social media and growing. Kaepernick's new signature move came after his explosive 56-yard TD run during his record-setting playoff debut. Several 49ers fans have posted pictures of themselves Kaepernicking at work, at bars or any other space where you can fit an iPhone and bend your elbow. An Instagram site was started and it shows some Kaepernickers have even gotten their pets and toddlers involved. If the pose looks familiar, it should.  It's been done by everyone from Metta World Peace to every pro wrestler since Hulk Hogan but is getting a wider audience. Hello Pistol offense, goodbye Wildcat.  Just don't get traded to the Jets. Oh wait, that's Alex Smith.
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