Tonight when the 49ers host the Rams on Monday Night Football, all the focus will be on what happens before the game. And that’s only partly because both teams look pretty bad. The National Anthem is the new must-watch attraction in pro sports. From The Atlantic: The New Normal of Colin Kaepernick’s Protest. I’m gonna go contrarian on this one for a second and argue that the whole controversy actually helps the NFL because the players are protesting about something other than the league’s disregard for their health.