Michael Vick's advice to Colin Kaepernick: Get a haircut to look more presentable

Michael Vick's advice to Colin Kaepernick: Get a haircut to look more presentable

As NFL training camps swiftly approach, Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent.

There is a belief that Kaepernick is being blackballed for protesting during the national anthem by kneeling last year, while another opinion points to the former 49ers quarterback's down play over the past couple seasons as the reason why he remains without a job.

And then there's Michael Vick.

Vick on Monday was a guest on Fox Sports 1's Speak for Yourself  where the topic of discussion was Kaepernick's future in the NFL. And Vick offered up advice to Kaepernick that had nothing to do with football nor political statements. 

"First thing we gotta get Colin to do is cut his hair," Vick said. "Listen, I'm not up here to try to be politically correct, but even if he puts cornrows in I don't think he should represent himself in that way in terms of the hairstyle. Just go clean cut, why not? You're already dealing with a lot. A lot controversy surrounding this issue. The thing he needs to do is just try to look presentable. Look, all the social media stuff he's doing, we get it. We understand it. It's time for Colin to step up in a different way.

"I think perception and image is everything and this is not the Colin Kaepernick that we've known since he entered the National Football League. And I'm just going off my personal experiences, but I love the guy to death. But I also want him to succeed on and off the field and this has to be a start for him."


File this one under "one of the more ridiculous things you'll ever hear."

To be fair, Vick did go on to say that the primary reason that Kaepernick is currently out of a quarterbacking job is because of the downward trend of his play over the last two seasons. But that doesn't make his comments about Kaep's hairstyle any less ridiculous and off base. 

People can debate about whether Kaepernick is being blackballed or his recent play is keeping him out of a job or that it's a combination of both. But it's probably safe to say that there's a zero-percent chance that there are NFL teams out there that have afro hairstyle as one of the reasons they don't want want to sign Kaep.

For Vick's full appearance, check out the video below. 

Joel Embiid roasts Colin Cowherd for Sixers prediction

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Joel Embiid roasts Colin Cowherd for Sixers prediction

Colin Cowherd was worried about Sixers fans blowing up his Twitter account.

Really, his chief concern should have been Joel Embiid.

"The minute that game's over," Cowherd said, "my Twitter account's going to literally be in flames."

Embiid, a social media virtuoso, made certain Cowherd's nightmare came true.

You see, the Sixers on Wednesday night won their 40th game of the season by blasting the 19-win Grizzlies, 119-105, at the Wells Fargo Center (see observations).

Prior to the season's start, Cowherd, a host of the FS1 show "The Herd," lambasted the thought of Brett Brown's team achieving such a feat.

So a little wager was made:

"You know what I don't like about this, I don't like a couple of pro athletes … suddenly ganging up on me," Cowherd said, joking around. "I'm not a big fan of this."

That's too bad.

Embiid and Simmons felt no sympathy after the victory.

COLIN COWARD.... Coach deserves a lot of credit #40wins #TheProcess

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Now, Philly just needs to get the guy his jersey.

Maybe Embiid can sign it for him: "Trust the Process."

Meanwhile, these guys have 40 wins ... and they're not done yet.

Villanova hits icy patch on road to Final Four


Villanova hits icy patch on road to Final Four

The Philadelphia area — Villanova is not located *in* Philly proper — is being blasted by a huge snowstorm on Wednesday.

Could it keep the Wildcats from getting off campus and out of Philadelphia for the big NCAA Tournament game on Friday against West Virginia up in Boston?

It could! Check out the footage of their bus getting caught on the ice:

But the answer to the above question is probably "no." Jay Wright said they made it out OK.

The key takeaway here? The road to the Final Four needs to be properly plowed and salted.