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TEMPE, Ariz. Buy Shoes Black Friday . -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick?says it didnt matter to him who won Tuesdays presidential election.Kaepernick said he didnt believe any of the candidates, including President-elect Donald Trump, who in the past criticized the quarterbacks decision to kneel during the national anthem, would change a system that he said oppresses people of color.Kaepernick, who did not vote Tuesday, said during a conference call Wednesday with media in Arizona that he really didnt pay too close of attention to the election, which was decided close to midnight on the West Coast.Ive been very disconnected from the systematic oppression as a whole, Kaepernick said. So, for me, its another face thats going to be the face of that system of oppression.And to me, it didnt really matter who went in there. The system still remains intact that oppresses people of color.Kaepernick, 29, has taken a stance against racial inequality and oppression all season by kneeling during the national anthem. He stopped standing for the anthem during preseason games and has continued his protest throughout the regular season -- a gesture denounced by Trump.During an interview with KIRO radio in Seattle in August, Trump criticized Kaepernicks choice to protest during the anthem.?I think its personally not a good thing. I think its a terrible thing, Trump said. And, you know, maybe he should find a country that works better for him. Let him try. It wont happen.Kaepernick responded in September to Trumps comments.Thats a very ignorant statement, that if you dont agree with whats going on here, that if you want justice and liberty and freedom for all, that you should leave the country, Kaepernick said. He always says, Make America great again. Well, America has never been great for people of color, and thats something that needs to be addressed. Lets make America great for the first time.While Kaepernick singled out Trump, he also shared his dissatisfaction with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton after the first presidential debate in September.To me, it was embarrassing to watch that these are our two candidates, Kaepernick said. Both are proven liars, and it almost seems like theyre trying to debate who is less racist, and at this point, I was talking to one of my friends who goes, You have to pick the lesser of two evils, but in the end, its still evil.New York Jets wideout Brandon Marshall, who has expressed support for Kaepernicks protests, was more conciliatory about Trumps triumph Tuesday.?The thing I like about this whole situation is we have a flawed man leading our country, and I think thats a good thing because we try to put certain people in certain positions on a pedestal and we expect perfection, Marshall said. Thats not the case. Theres only one perfect man who walked this earth. It gives hope to those who are flawed. People get second chances. I hope he does a great job.ESPN staff writer Rich Cimini contributed to this report.? Discount Shoes Black Friday . Paul Pierce couldnt believe he missed at the end. Young scored a season-high 26 points to spark a huge effort from the leagues most productive bench, and Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night after blowing a 27-point lead. China Shoes Black Friday . Oyama had six birdies and two bogeys at Kintetsu Kashikojima in the event also sanctioned by the Japan LPGA Tour. "I have been having this neck ache thats been affecting my golf recently," Oyama said. https://www.cheapshoesblackfriday.com/ . Luis Suarezs double powered Liverpool to a 4-0 victory over Fulham, and Southampton easily overcame Hull 4-1 to continue the south coast clubs impressive start to the season. Liverpool and Southampton sent Chelsea down to fourth place as the west London club was held to 2-2 at home. COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State scored 10 offensive touchdowns and rolled up a school record 776 yards in beating Bowling Green Saturday, but was it enough to impress coach Urban Meyer?Maybe not yet.After the 77-10 romp, Meyer made it clear that he wants to see what his team can do when the competition gets more difficult, especially in two weeks when the No. 6 Buckeyes have to travel to Oklahoma.Well, its one game, he said. Lets chat in about four weeks and see how were doing.Meyer started the day worried about how his many inexperienced players would perform on the big stage. Thirty Ohio State players were participating in their first college game. Lots of them ended up getting involved in the record-breaking day.The 776 yards topped the 718 yards Ohio State put up against Mount Union in 1930.Eight players scored touchdowns on offense as the Buckeyes (1-0) overpowered the Falcons in front of a crowd of 107,193.Veteran quarterback J.T. Barrett broke a school record in being responsible for seven touchdowns -- six passing and a seventh on the ground. The junior was 21 for 31 for 349 yards and rushed for another 30 before giving way to backup Joe Burrow with 6:30 left in the third quarter.Freshman tailback Mike Weber bullied his way to 136 yards on 19 carries. Curtis Samuel ran for two touchdowns and caught a scoring pass.We definitely want to spread the wealth, Barrett said. Theres only one football, but try to get the ball in the playmakers hands.Ohio State held Bowling Green (0-1) to 244 total yards.We pretty much got taken to the woodshed here today, Bowling Green coach Mike Jinks said.BGs experienced offensive line did a decent job protecting quarterback James Knapke, who was 12 for 33 for 110 yards, but the Falcons couldnt overcome off-target passes and multiple dropped balls.The Falcons only touchdown came in the first quarter when Barretts second pass of the day was picked off by linebacker Brandonn Harris and returned for a 63-yard touchdown. Cheap Shoes Black Friday. Its hard to take positives from a butt-whooping like that, Jinks said.THE TAKEAWAYBOWLING GREEN: The Falcons receivers need to start holding on to Knapkes passes if theyre going to have success.Any loss is difficult, but every one is a learning opportunity, Knapke said. Thats the attitude were going to take from it. These young guys got a taste of what its like.OHIO STATE: The Buckeyes did what they wanted: break in a bunch of inexperienced players against a huge underdog. They also showed they have many weapons and stunning team speed.KEY NUMBERSBOWLING GREEN: Bowling Green could manage only 69 yards on the ground. The Falcons primary tailback, Fred Coppet had just 38 yards on 12 carries.OHIO STATE: The 77 points scored are the most by an Ohio State team since a 76-0 win over Florida A&M Sept. 21, 2013. The Buckeyes 417 passing yards rank fourth-most in a single game in school history.POLL IMPLICATIONSOhio State: With No. 3 Oklahomas loss to No. 15 Houston Saturday, the No. 6 Buckeyes could move up.INJURY REPORTStarting defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle left the game with a leg injury at the end of the first quarter. Meyer said its likely a tendon injury that will end Sprinkles season.UP NEXTBOWLING GREEN: After the loss, the Falcons get their own tuneup game at home next Saturday against North Dakota. The Fighting Hawks, a Big Sky conference team formerly known as the Fighting Sioux, went 7-4 in the last season in the FCS.OHIO STATE: The Buckeyes will get another game at home against an overmatched opponent when Tulsa visits next week. Then its on to play at Oklahoma the following week.---Follow Mitch Stacy at http://twitter.com/mitchstacy For some of his other recent stories: http://bigstory.ap.org/content/mitch-stacy ' ' ' 
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