Much was made this week about Colin Kaepernick "favoriting" hate-filled messages from Twitter users.

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was more philosophical Friday about his young starting quarterback embracing the hate.

"Energy is energy" he told reporters. "And there's positive energy there's negative energy. And sometimes a person can get more energy from negative energy. Sometimes that can be a gift. Thank You."

If those of you wanting to get into the "Kap embracing the Dark Side" analogy we pass you along to the Sacramento Bee's Matt Borrows who eloquently breaks down the whole nerdtastic "Star Wars" angle.

For the rest of us we continue on with Harbaugh's philosophical pontification.