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A Great Sports Story
An interesting look at the 49ers quarterback: Greetings, I just wanted to express my appreciation for Albert Samaha's article on Colin Kaepernick ["The Amazing Kaepernick," feature, 1/30]. It was an interesting read. Cheers.


Blog Comments of the Week
Taylor Swift is an unfair target for tabloids: This article speaks the truth ["Hey Sexist Tabloids, Taylor Swift's Dating Habits Are Perfectly Reasonable," Rae Alexandra, All Shook Down, 1/30]. Taylor writes about her life just like every songwriter. She writes about love and relationships; 99 percent of the songs on radio are about this.


Another reader weighs in on Swift's tabloid coverage: Great article. She is a songwriter first and foremost and gets inspiration from her own life. She's been writing the same type of songs since she was 12. No one mocks any other artists for their songwriting, but because she is young and has accomplished so much she's an easy target. Dating isn't a crime or something to be ashamed of. She hasn't even dated half as many people as the tabloids say she's been with.


Reader doesn't blame Zazzle for pulling out of Bay to Breakers: Why is Erin Sherbert putting down a company that, as she said, "saved the race two years ago when B2B was about to collapse at the finish line" ["Zazzle Bails on Bay to Breakers Race," the Snitch, 1/28]? If the cost is bubble gum money to [event owner] Philip Anschutz, then why do they need a sponsor? I wouldn't fund a race that has so many security issues due to all the partying, and wouldn't want to be connected to an event that had someone die just last year.

I don't blame Zazzle for bowing out. Also, calling their merchandise crappy just makes her look whiny. There's obviously more to this sponsoring issue than we're aware of, and Zazzle's products have nothing to do with it.


Could use a mention of Coachella sans hipsters: Cool blog post. S.F. is definitely reaping the benefits of two weekends of Coachella ["Fauxchella: Your Guide to Enjoying Coachella 2013 in the Bay Area," Tamara Palmer, All Shook Down, 1/28]. But does every article about Coachella have to make reference to hipsters or hippies?


It's stiff competition in the S.F. restaurant scene: For a restaurant to survive it must provide a good dining experience ["Grand Opening, Grand Closing: Bay Area Makes and Breaks Restaurants in Mere Months," Tamara Palmer, SFoodie, 1/24]. An attractive (if somewhat empty) space and polite staff do not compensate for mediocre or bad food. With so many excellent dining options in S.F., a new restaurant really has to up its game or else it will not last.



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