Sports, politics and social issues. Those are three topics that are often digested separately, but sometimes they come bundled together. That's the scenario that formed when NBA player Jason Collins became the first active athlete in a major American sport to come out as gay. It's also the situation that was often created by Chris Kluwe, the Vikings' former punter.
Kluwe has had a track record of speaking his mind on social matters. Some believe this led the Vikings to draft Jeff Locke, eliminating the need for Kluwe. Kluwe, who is neither great or dreadful, is 31 years of age, not ancient by punter standards. Still, the move to upgrade the position shouldn't be surprising from a competitive standpoint either.
Usually, the release of a punter doesn't ruffle any feathers, especially those of a politician, but Minnesota's governor, Mark Dayton, decided to weigh in on the topic.
"I don’t feel good about it," Governor Dayton said. "I mean I’m not in position to evaluate the role a...