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September 14, 2013
Kaepernick, Wilson battling for jersey dominance, too

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Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson aren't only duking it out for NFC West and NFL supremacy. Salesmanship supremacy also is on the line.

From April 1 until now, Kaepernick's No. 7 jersey has been the NFL's hottest seller, according to sports merchandiser Fantatics.com. In fact, Kaepernick has led all merchandise sales. Wilson and his No. 3 jersey has been the fourth-best seller in that span.

Ah, but Wilson may be gaining in the ranks. Over the NFL opening weekend, Wilson was the third-highest seller, leapfrogging Washington's Robert Griffin III. Peyton Manning was No. 2 and Kaepernick was No. 1 last weekend.

Here are the top-selling states for each player, according to Fanatics.com. (I'd be interested to know who is the top seller in Wisconsin, where each has ties).

Kaepernick: California, Texas, New York, Nevada and Arizona.
Wilson: Washington, California, Texas, Oregon and Arizona.

It's unknown how many red-and-white No. 7 Kaepernick jerseys have been purchased by the Seattle Police Department. The police there this week said that undercover officers dressed in the opposing team's gear will be stationed at CenturyLink Stadium this season. That is, the Kaepernick supporter at whom you're screaming obscenities between chugs of cheap, watered-down beer could very well be a cop.

"We have great fans," Seahawks President Peter McLoughlin said in a statement released by the team. "Our goal is to ensure a safe environment for all in attendance, including visiting team fans."

Pugnacious fans removed from the stadium will have to complete a four-hour online course and pay $75 before they can return. Truly ugly behavior can result in the revocation of season tickets.

- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW BARROWS

Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.

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