Colin Kaepernick is keeping a busy schedule in the offseason, both inside and outside the NFL realm. This week saw Kaepernick co-hosting the Hall of Game awards with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. It was the first time Kaepernick and Newton had ever hosted an awards show.
The Hall of Game awards is put on by the Cartoon Network and had its inaugural ceremony held in 2011. The awards show, like the network, is geared towards kids. Some of the categories include: Alti-Dude, Most Valuable Cartoon, We Got Game! and Gnarliest Newcomer.
Kaepernick beat out Russell Westbrook, Tom Brady and Cristiano Ronaldo for the I Got Swag award. The 49ers and Seahawks were awarded Best Foes Forever.
There is a video below that shows the opening and ending of the awards show. The theme of the show had Kaepernick and Newton competing throughout to see who was the best host. At one point, Kap and Cam are competing to see who can sing a Katy Perry song better. It’s funny because neither can carry a note, but they give it their best shot.
My favorite part is around the 5:30 mark of the video when Kap and Cam introduced players from the Seahawks, who come on stage to thank their fans. After they say thanks, Kap and Cam have this exchange:
Kap: “This has been great. It turns out we make a pretty good team.”
Cam: “Definitely. You know, I think we can both agree on that. I also think we can agree that we both really don’t like those guys.” (Kap and Cam point at the Seahawks players.)
Kap: “Kids, get ‘em!” (Kids dressed in 49ers and Panthers jerseys spray the Seahawks players with silly string.)
I was only able to watch a few minutes of the show. But based on that and the video below, Kaepernick did a really good job as a co-host. But let’s hope he doesn’t quit his day job.
Click here to see pictures from Kap and Cam hosting the ceremony.