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Colin Kaepernick Wants To Trademark “Kaepernicking,” Which Is Apparently A Thing Now


You can tack an “-ing” onto any word and make it a thing nowadays. Tebowing. Griffining. Mulping (NSFW, by the way). The fads come and go , and they’re mostly just annoying practices that get kids suspended from high school. Apparently 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a thing now. It’s called Kaepernicking, and it’s hard to say.

But it’s pretty easy to do, because it’s basically kissing your biceps. Actually, it’s just kissing your biceps. These things shouldn’t catch on, but they do, and now Kaepernick is trying to trademark the phenomenon (which on the West Coast, apparently it is).

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website shows the registration was filed on Jan. 14, and Kaepernick intends to use it on clothing, specifically T-shirts.

Kaepernick’s marketing team already has authorized a few small T-shirt companies to use his name and image on their products.

OK, now before you get all judgey (I already did), he is trying to make some good of it all.

The official “Kaepernicking” shirt is made by a company called Sportiqe. Some proceeds from that shirt go to Camp Taylor, which organizes camps for children with congenital heart defects.

Kaepernick has been involved with the camp; his adoptive parents lost two children to heart complications.

That having been said, it’s hard to grasp what exactly makes Kaepernicking unique. It’s not like kissing your biceps is a new thing. I guess kneeling wasn’t either, but these things have a way of sticking.

[ESPN, Getty Images]



  • Cartman

    Is this going to replace “Ohlordjohnsoning?”

  • Matt Finn

    What a jack ass.

  • Nitram

    Don’t judge Kap you douche bags. He found a way to raise money for children. If any of you have a problem with that, you’re an idiot

  • niner hater

    Funny he could put his finger in u no what, and everyone would jump on the train. Smh typical idiots. LOL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ronald-Woolever/100001128520840 Ronald Woolever

    Well that is a Tee shirt I won’t be buying. Hey sonny, why don’t you wait until you actually win something. The NFL is very famous for one year wonders.

  • Thatsall

    He is a douche bag. Some proceeds go to the kids…..your an idiot to think that’s why he is doing this. They put that in so idiots like you think oh what a nice guy giving 1% of his t-shirt money to a camp. I mean come on, he pays these people to make him look good. Goodness!

  • http://www.facebook.com/de.robinson.7 De Robinson

    It is not any different than TEBOWING and I think everyone knows Tebowing is first and still like it alot and use it alot…SO for the Kaepernick QB to think he is so important that he should copy Tebow and Trademark it…he is mistaken…….No one really cares about the 49ers QB…sorry……except maybe the fans who want him to win…..he does not have the charisma Tebow has nor the looks……..

  • Edgar

    He isn’t kissing his biceps, he is kissing his tattoos. Remember that idiotic journalist, much like the one who wrote this article, who made fun of him? Well he is showing him up. His tattoos are all religious since he is as well. So before you go judging another mans actions maybe you should get the whole story straight.

  • GoLo

    Idiots

  • http://www.facebook.com/rinaldodanny Danny Rinaldo

    It didn’t take long for this one year wonder to get full of himself, did it?

  • Roflwtf

    You’re a faggot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/divan.terblanche Divan Terblanche

    Yeah… I hate it when people/companies do that. “Buy our shirt for $40 (which cost us $5 to make) and we will give $5 to charity!” What a friggin idiotic hoax. If they want to give money to a charity DO IT! Don’t pull everyone into it by basically saying “If you don’t buy this shirt for $40, the poor kids will starve!” It’s all a way to simply fill up their pockets. SHAM!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rob.peck.71 Rob Peck

    He is just envying all the admiration and attention that TIM TEBOW received when he led a previously horrible Denver Bronco team to Playoffs and won the first Playoff game and, in that season, made TEBOWING a virtually internationally known act and term.

    Unfortunately, his name is not as catchy as “Tebow” for adding an “ing”.

    “Knicking” would have a better chance of catching on and falling into common use than Kaepernicking. Technically, the use of the term must be in existence and used in interstate commerce (he will have to show) in order to get a federally registered trademark (and that does not mean he can be the ONLY ONE using it verbally to register it … as seems to be the case so far.).


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