Kaepernicking craze heads for NFC championship game

Hello, gorgeous. (Harry How / Getty Images)

Sure, it’s derivative.

But Robert Griffin III is out of the NFL playoffs, so there’ll be no Griffining. And Tim Tebow may be headed out of the NFL, so no one is Tebowing. Which brings us to the meaningless yet amusing social trend of the moment: Kaepernicking. This involves aiming a kiss toward one’s biceps (assuming one can find one’s biceps) after a particularly big moment.

Credit San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for igniting the craze by planting a smooch on his tattooed arm after scoring on a 54-yard TD run Saturday night. The move may have been done before by a number of others (like Ron Artest, Steve Nash and Scott Steiner), but it’s a certifiable thing now, with Kaepernick playing the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC championship game Sunday.

Now if only we can get Ed Hochuli to get on board, this will be a perfect world.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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Cindy Boren · January 14, 2013