Kaepernick joins SportsTalk Live
Thu, 28 Feb 2013|
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick joined SportsTalk Live to talk about his past with the Cubs and his efforts with Nike to help kids exercise more - 2/28
Guys thank you so much for joining us on the show calling you are teaming up. With Michelle Obama and with Nike get the word got kids and parents about the need. For more active lifestyle what can both of you tell us about that initiative. Doubt I'll. Op -- personnel handed over -- you week first is that night he's made a commitment of fifty million dollars to get kids physically active. As you've heard here today kids that are physically active do better academically. Physically and emotionally. The second part of that is the announcement is that we believe that change takes place in schools. And we're partnering with let's move back to schools to insure that kids get sixty minutes. Of physical activity on a daily basis before during and after schools. How about you college your thoughts on this initiative. I think it's amazing. Growing up as a kid to me -- is always outside run around. Playing sports is have a phone my friends. And to hear the statistic that only one and three kids is active today. Was very surprising to me and something that we need to change. The more we engage kids outside being active. The Baird they'll perform in school and the healthier lives that lead. Are being a quarterback who's not going into its third season you're second as the starter for full as the starter. What was it like the changeover from college to the pros -- understanding how to be an NFL quarterback because some say. Rookies can win right now others say it takes time to understand how to play at that level. I think the biggest difference is just being comfortable -- the playbook of the office you go to. Went GA that comfort level you go back to playing like you're in college. And just going out and using your town and utility and all the hard work you put -- to go -- perform. I mean that that was really the biggest difference from college to pros and to being a starter now is just the comfort level you have. You're a multi sport athlete you were drafted 43 round by a team that I worked very closely with the Chicago Cubs. Was there at any time -- -- barges in the Cubs rotation he says I gave up football because I love baseball was there at any moment. If they had said okay how much money would take that you would have given up football the pitching at Wrigley. Not that there is not no thought about picking up a baseball again. Is happy plant foot bomb I'm happy on the pat them on. I figured you must be stagnant and having him here in 97 mile an hour fastball might look pretty good in the cubs' rotation I do want to ask you one about the niners. Take it back to the super ball -- final moments the final four plays when you look back at it now we could slow it down in your mind you don't have lineman -- trying to kill you. Do you guys feel like man we just didn't put it -- everything went too fast was that probably the biggest problem. -- When it comes out there and the game. You don't want to be in a situation like that to begin with -- plays earlier in the game they should have made not put yourself in that situation. But at that point I'm we're just trying to do everything we can't begin and end zone. Trying to put people in the best position to make plays so it didn't work out for us but will be back. Guys I appreciate it -- it's -- it's a great initiative because we do need the battle the obesity problem in this country don't. The biggest thing is for our kids to get him out from behind the video game console and it's -- -- great to see what Nike is doing Colin your commitment as well. Thanks so much we appreciate you helping us spread the word.