Colin Kaepernick, Time’s 2017 Person of the Year?
That is a distinct possibilty, as the magazine announced Monday on NBC’s “Today” show that Kaepernick is one of 10 finalists for its prestigious annual honor.
Other finalists for the honor are Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. with their parents but may be forced to leave under proposed new federal guidelines.
There’s a misconception among many people that the honor is bestowed upon the person who has made the greatest contributions to society during the year, but as Time’s editors point out in the media release, the honor recognizes, “the person or group of people who most influenced the news during the past year, for better or for worse.”
Past winners include 13 different U.S. presidents, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Adolf Hitler, The Computer and Mahatma Gandhi.
On Tuesday, smoke and ash filled the air but conditions were “clear and breezy” Wednesday at the Ventura County facility, according to the Times, as the Rams went about their typical work week with an extended walk-through.
Coach Sean McVay said the Rams have arranged to practice at USC, some 50 miles to the southeast, in the coming days if air quality deteriorates to the point that it’s unhealthy for players to practice.
But McVay said Wednesday that he expected “we’ll be able to go about our normal operating procedure and be out there” in a normal game-week routine at the team’s facility.
However, emergency officials warned that powerful winds Thursday could feed the wildfires.