Here we are in the down week of the Super Bowl festivities. The 49ers have apparently installed their defense and offense and are ready to go. They arrive in NewOrleans on Sunday Jan 27th. Then, the onslaught begins. Mandatory meetings, the digging through everyone’s past, and the kind of monumental distractions that have derailed more than a few players, notably Barrett Robbins and Bart Starr award winner Eugene Robinson.
The thing that could get messy is the whole deal around Colin Kaepernick’s birth mom, Heidi Russo. She has been hinting around that she wants to meet her son that she gave up for adoption when he was six weeks old. She has also been in and out of the news most of the season since Kaepernick got the starting job in week 10. Since the media is as subtle as a bull in a china shop, I’m sure there is going to be a lot of talk around this, and some sort of staged event, God forbid. Russo has said repeatedly that she leaves the decision up to her son, but that hasn’t stopped her from doing interviews with anyone or keeping her face in the public eye. Her timing sucks, and I’m sure this is being somewhat driven BY the media, but tis kind of shit hopefully won;t become all-consuming to all concerned.