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    Colin Kaepernick is now the most disliked player in the NFL.Thats at least according to a recent poll of Americans by E-Poll Marketing Research, which asked 1,100 people whose demographics were representative of the general population.The poll, taken last week, revealed that Kaepernick was disliked a lot by 29 percent of those polled, more than any of the more than 350 players asked about in the survey. Kaepernick finished ahead, in the dislike category, of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (22 percent), Miami Dolphins defensive end Ndamukong Suh (21 percent), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (13 percent) and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (10 percent).In August 2014, the last time the poll was taken, Kaepernick -- fresh off leading the San Francisco 49ers to the NFC Championship Game before losing to the Seattle Seahawks -- was only disliked a lot by 6 percent of the population.The overall negative sentiment for Kaepernick is even higher among NFL fans. Today, 36 percent say they dislike him a lot, up from just 10 percent when last asked two years ago.While results of the poll show Kaepernick being more disliked by the general population, much of that has to do with the fact that African-Americans only make up 15 percent of the U.S. population. Kaepernick hasnt been standing during the national anthem to show his displeasure with the treatment of African-Americans by police officers.Among African-Americans, Kaepernick has never been more popular. The poll shows 42 percent of African-Americans now say they like the 49ers quarterback a lot, while only 2 percent dislike him a lot. Two years ago, only 16 percent of African-Americans said they liked Kaepernick a lot, while 3 percent disliked him a lot.Much of the change in sentiment comes from how Caucasians feel about him.Two years ago, only 7 percent of Caucasians said they disliked Kaepernick a lot. Last week, that number had jumped to 37 percent.As Kaepernicks actions were focused on, sales of his jersey skyrocketed to the best-selling jersey in the league for a couple days in the beginning of the month.Jersey sales represents a metric which shows how he has inspired a number of people who show support by opening up their wallet, said Gerry Philpott, CEO of E-Poll. There is no counter-metric that you can use for those who he has alienated or had never heard of him before, other than the sentiment we measured.Kaepernicks highly publicized stand has obviously made him more relevant, even though hes the backup to Blaine Gabbert?and isnt getting time on the field.Only 24 percent of people said they knew his name two years ago. Last week, 42 percent of those polled were familiar. Cheap Nike React Shoes Free Shipping . He said Tuesday thats a big reason why he is now the new coach of the Tennessee Titans. Whisenhunt said he hit it off quickly with Ruston Webster when interviewing for the job Friday night. Cheap Nike React Shoes Online . - Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is not a fan of his teams use of the wildcat formation, saying "it makes you look like a high school offence. . Radwanska, making her debut in the Seoul tournament, hit eight aces in a match that lasted 1 hour, 4 minutes at Olympic Park tennis stadium. 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"You cant think about that but I hope I did (make a statement). "I saw him (Goltz) come to the side and there was only one receiver that way, I just glided over. I know he didnt see me and he threw it to me. The coaches have to make a tough decision and I respect them for whatever decision they make." Brown wasnt the only Ticats rookie to shine. Running back Lindsey Lamar returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown while safety Erik Harris had an interception and fumble recovery and receiver Greg Ellingson had two catches for 88 yards -- including a 58-yard TD grab. Lamar took Mike Renauds 46-yard punt the distance on the final play of the first quarter to put Hamilton ahead 14-0. With receiver-returner Chris Williams continuing his contract dispute, the Ticats could be in the market for a special-teams dynamo. "I feel like Ive done everything I can," Lamar said. "I came, I showed up, I did everything the coaches asked me to do, I put my head down and worked hard. "Its out of my control now, its in Gods hands." CFL teams must reduce their rosters to 46 players by 10 p.m. ET on Saturday. "We have some players and thats a good thing," said Ticats head coach/GM Kent Austin. "We understand theres some tough decisions that have to be made and thats unfortunate but were going to have to make them as a staff." The first-year players shone in Hamiltons first "home" game at Alumni Stadium on a simply gorgeous evening. The facility on the campus of the University of Guelph will be the Ticats home away from home this season while a new venue is being built. The usual seating capacity here is roughly 7,500 but has been increased to 13,000 for Ticats games. The announced attendance for Thursdays game was 12,732. Although the game was Hamiltons first at Alumni Stadium, Ticats starter Henry Burris said the club is settled in. 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The two teams took different approaches to this contest as Winnipeg came with just 41 players while Hamilton dressed 64. Among the notable Bombers missing was starting quarterback Buck Pierce, who didnt make the trip after going 0-for-5 passing in the clubs first exhibition game, a 24-6 home loss to Toronto last week. Goltz got the start and completed 12-of-21 passes for 101 yards and two interceptions as Winnipeg didnt get over centre field until just over two minutes were left in the opening half. Chase Clement, who left Hamiltons camp in 2009 after just a single practice, and Max Hall took second-half snaps for the Bombers, who committed nine turnovers (six interceptions, two fumbles, downs). It was a miserable pre-season for Winnipeg, which was outscored 76-6 in the two games and could only muster two field goals. "The Little Sisters of the Poor wouldve beaten us," Bombers head coach Tim Burke said. "Usually when you turn the ball over three times youre going to lose so when you do it nine times I guess it equals three losses." Burris started for Hamilton and looked solid, completing 13-of-17 passes for 198 yards and two TDs in the opening half before giving way to sophomore Dan LeFevour to start the third. Walker opened the scoring with a one-yard TD run at 7:43 of the first, which was set up by Harriss interception. Then at 11:55 of the second, Burris found Fantuz on a five-yard touchdown strike before hitting Ellingson at 13:48 to put Hamilton ahead 28-0. Congi booted three field goals in the third before Mutubola ran 37 yards for a TD at 9:49 of the fourth. He took a lateral from Emanuel Davis after he had an 23-yard interception return. ' ' '