Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe Stays In The News, This Time It Involves Donovan McNabb

Jeez Louise, for a punter, Chris Kluwe sure has been generating a lot of copy lately. It truly is remarkable. First it was the Hitler parody video lampooning the lockout, then he took the tweets to lambast Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. Up next was his epic smackdown of a response to a scathing piece written by ex-NFL player Nate Jackson regarding Kluwe’s criticisms, both published by Deadspin. Now more stories are sure to emerge from all over the interwebs regarding the latest installment of Masterpiece Kluwe. I’m not kidding, there has probably been more written about Kluwe in the past few weeks than there has been about punters in the position’s entire history.

With the trade of Donovan McNabb to Minnesota essentially a done deal, a slightly sticky issue has arose: McNabb, one has to assume, will want to wear the #5 jersey when he pulls on his Vikings jersey for the first time. The problem is, Chris Kluwe currently sports that number. Now, it is not uncommon for money to change hands when a high profile player joins a new team in order for that player to assume ownership of his favorite jersey number, but Kluwe, on Twitter (of course), has indicated that’s not the game he’s going to play. Instead, he would prefer McNabb to assist him in promoting his band.

So here’s the deal. If McNabb comes and wants 5, it’s his, BUT he has to promise to mention Tripping Icarus in at least 5 press conferences.

In a subsequent tweet, Kluwe added a $5,000 donation to the original offer, but that shouldn’t be a deal breaker.

For the uninitiated out there, and to be perfectly honest, why would you need to know this, Kluwe spends his free time when not honing his kicking craft playing bass in a band, the aforementioned Tripping Icaraus (for a primer, see here and here). Oh yeah, he’s quite the Renaissance Man (case in point, Kluwe later tweeted he was headed to a hobby shop to pick up model supplies). He even opined about his new jersey number, if McNabb takes him up on his proposed arrangement:

Also, I will take number 4, since pi is not an option. #iwantanimaginarynumber, #Brettwontmindright

Yep, Favre’s old number. Sounds good to me. No better way to put an end to that chapter in Vikings lore than to have a punter assume the iconic #4 jersey.

Kluwe doesn’t mind change [Access Vikings]

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  1. Philly Mike

    July 28, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Mcnabb is a faggot!

    • none

      July 28, 2011 at 5:39 pm

      This is an ignorant comment. did you think about this for a while and then post it?

    • Phil

      July 28, 2011 at 5:41 pm

      why would you say that about anyone? Some people just don’t get it!

    • NDB

      July 28, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      Why do you post such stuff? If you are exposed, you will never find a job again in any place..

    • Fred

      July 28, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      The correct term is homosexual. And if you want to get technical, McNabb is bisexual since he also dates women.

  2. Blair Mapp

    July 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I guess ignorance is bliss. I’ll take McNabb any day.

  3. Russell

    July 28, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    McNabb is such a class act guy. I am a Eagles fan but I will always hope McNabb does well :)

  4. Nigel

    July 28, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    McNabb is the shit he’ll do awesome as a viking. Miss him in philly

  5. McNabbIsAFaggot

    August 3, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    McNabb is a faggot !

  6. Rin Tin Tin

    September 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    No Vikings team will ever be successful. They are a joke of a franchise.

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