Jim Harbaugh loves the Colin Kaepernick Beats by Dre commercial

Colin Kaepernick has become well known for his Beats by Dre headphones recently, and his head coach is a big fan of the commercial.

“I love it. I absolutely love it,” Jim Harbaugh said of Kaepernick’s commercial this week.

Colin Kaepernick headphonesThe commercial, which was uploaded to YouTube on Dec. 8, shows Kaepernick getting heckled by opposing fans on his way to the stadium. But the San Francisco 49ers quarterback is in a good mental state and able to block out the noise thanks to his headphones, the story goes.

“It’s somewhat like that,” Harbaugh said of the rowdy road environment. “Yeah, definitely. You’re riding in and the fans are all out there. Sometimes they’re that way that they are in the video.”

Between his Dockers khaki pants and plugs for the Beats by Dre headphones, it sure seems like Harbaugh is angling for a new endorsement deal. We know that Kaepernick is certainly staying loyal to his brand.

Kaepernick has been seen with his headphones around his neck almost every time he’s met with the media recently. He was even criticized by an NFL reporter for looking unprofessional with the headphones and backwards hat. But if his coach is a fan of them, then how can anyone complain about the endorsement deal, or the commercial?

Sports writer tells Colin Kaepernick to turn his hat around, act like a professional

Colin Kaepernick backwards hat

I’ve never heard of Sal Maiorana, but it seems like he’s one of those old school journalists. How do we know that? The cranky fella complained after the San Francisco 49ers-Carolina Panthers game that Colin Kaepernick was wearing his hat backwards and not acting like a professional.

When a follower compared Kaepernick to Philip Rivers, Maiorana brought out other quarterbacks who he thinks embody class.

Because Aaron Rodgers has never worn a backwards hat while addressing the media:

Aaron Rodgers backwards hat

And jeeze, look at all these other classless NFL quarterbacks:

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Colin Kaepernick mocks Cam Newton’s ‘Superman’ celebration (GIF)

Colin-Kaepernick-SupermanSan Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick scored on a 5-yard run in the third quarterback against the Carolina Panthers, and he did his best to annoy the home fans in the process. After scampering into the end zone, Kaepernick mocked Cam Newton by busting out his “Superman” touchdown celebration.

It was a cocky move from Kaepernick given the fact that the score only gave his team a 10-point lead, but I’m sure it was something he planned to do ahead of time. I’m guessing the fans had plenty of not-so-nice things to say to him on his way to the locker room.

GIF via @cjzero

Colin Kaepernick makes tackle on Tramon Williams after interception, gets drilled (GIF)

Colin Kaepernick tackleColin Kaepernick must have been ticked after throwing an interception deep in Packers territory during the second quarter of the San Francisco 49ers’ wild card playoff game on Sunday, because he went after Tramon Williams with a vengeance.

The 49ers had a 2nd-and-7 from the Green Bay 29, and Kaepernick tried to loft a ball to Vernon Davis nearby the end zone. Williams made a great play to jump in front of Davis and intercept the pass, and he began returning it. The surprise was that of all people on the field, it was Kaepernick who flew in to make the tackle. And he didn’t make some weak effort, either. He went head-first into Williams to bring down the Packers CB, and he paid the price with the brutal hit.

Most quarterbacks would usually let his teammates handle the tackle. How many other NFL QBs would make a play like that?

GIF via @cjzero

Colin Kaepernick girlfriend watch: Is he with Teyana Taylor?

Colin Kaepernick Teyana Taylor

Colin Kaepernick is one of the most desirable athletes in the country, and his dating life has been a hot topic of conversation since he became an NFL starter last year. There have been rumors about him dating Sydney Leroux, but he denied that. Then there were questions about him dating actress Sanaa Lathan after he shared a photo on Instagram of the two of them together. Now, after piecing some clues together, the hot rumor is that he may have taken up with Teyana Taylor.

Taylor is an actress/signer/model signed to Kanye West’s label, and she previously dated Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings. Necole Bitchie seemed to start the rumor after doing some incredible detective work.

They noticed that Taylor shared a photo on Instagram last week of her on Kaepernick’s couch:

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Colin Kaepernick once again favorites hateful tweets for motivation after loss

Colin-Kaepernick-flexingAfter his dominant performance against the Green Bay Packers in Week 1, most of us thought San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was in for a monster year. Since that game, the former Nevada star has thrown six touchdowns and six interceptions. His quarterback rating in a 10-9 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday was an abysmal 42.0. Kaepernick is hoping some of the haters on Twitter will motivate him to bounce back.

Despite his underwhelming play, the Niners had won five-straight games prior to facing Carolina. The last time San Francisco lost (Sept. 22 against the Indianapolis Colts), Kaepernick favorited a bunch of hateful tweets he received. He did it again this week.

“It’s something that I do for me,” Kaepernick said back in September. “It helps me.”

Last time, he bounced back with a 167-yard, two-touchdown performance in a win over the St. Louis Rams. Kaepernick will likely need better stats than that when his team travels to New Orleans to face the Saints on Sunday. Niners fans can only hope the Twitter hate has the same healing power this time around.

H/T Pro Football Talk

Colin Kaepernick and Sanaa Lathan dating?

Colin Kaepernick Sanaa Lathan

Are Colin Kaepernick and Sanaa Lathan dating?

There were some rumors that soccer player Sydney Leroux might be the girlfriend of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, but Kaepernick denied that was the case. Maybe Kaep was telling the truth.

Despite keeping most of his personal business private, Kaepernick posted the above photo to his Instagram Saturday night. Lathan shared the same photo on her Instagram account and added an “xoxo.” They seem pretty intimate and happy, right?

Kaepernick would have had plenty of time to spend with a woman Saturday night because his team already played on Thursday night and won.

Lathan, in case you’re curious, is an actress and known for her roles in “Love & Basketball,” “Brown Sugar” and “Something New.” She’s also 42 years old, so Kaepernick would be stepping up in age class if they are dating.