Irina Shayk, Stephen James and shoes

Russian model Irina Shayk and male model Stephen James appeared in a photo session for Spanish brand XTI. In the pictures, Shayk and James are modeling the Fall 2014 collection. Shayk has modeled eight times for the brand. All photos: Splash/All Over Press

In the beginning there was guarded optimism. As the opening of the NFL season approached, more and more people began questioning why, despite a dearth of effective quarterbacks, not a single team had hired Colin Kaepernick, the player who began the "national anthem" protests in 2016.

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