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No doubt the opinionated ways of punter Chris Kluwe didn’t help his employment status, but if the Vikings really did release him for “football reasons,” what do the numbers and rankings say about his performance and his replacement? You might be surprised.
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The governor of Minnesota objects to the Vikings' release of punter Chris Kluwe. See what the politician had to say about the move.
This is an article about unaffiliated NFL punter Chris Kluwe. He's not technically a member of the Minnesota Vikings any longer, but lick my short shaft, people, because this is now a Chris Kluwe blog whenever I want it to be, so shut your damn mouth. No one complains when we write a bunch of crap about Randy Moss even though he was a 49er, so what's your problem.
The University of Minnesota has agreed to allow the Vikings use TCF Bank Stadium as they wait for their new stadium to be built. The agreement must now be voted on by the University’s Board of Regents on Friday. The Vikings are scheduled to play at TCF Bank Stadium for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. I’m sure they can’t wait to play a home game in late December in the out doors...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. On the surface, Shariff Floyd can appear menacing at 6-foot-3, 297 pounds. His ferocity on the football field led him to become a first-round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings.
But up close, Floyd wears an easy smile. He's soft spoken and articulate.
"I'm always calm," Floyd said during his introductory press conference in Minnesota. "...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Jeff Locke had plenty of contact with the Minnesota Vikings and special teams coordinator Mike Priefer before being drafted by the team two weeks ago.
Locke had met with Minnesota at the Senior Bowl and the Scouting Combine. Priefer later conducted a private workout with Locke at UCLA, where Locke's 44.23-yard average is second all-time in school history...
BEREA, Ohio - Rookie minicamp is about opportunity, and that's why Robbie Rouse is here.
Now, Rouse has to make enough plays to stay around longer.
He's listed as a tryout player on the Browns minicamp roster, but the former Fresno State running back is in Berea this weekend because the Browns plan to sign him to a contract.
After trying out last weekend with the Minnesota...
It’s not often that one of the week’s loudest and most frequently cited headlines involves the release of a punter.
But when the Minnesota Vikings dropped Chris Kluwe earlier this week, it ensured that during this relatively news less post-draft time, that a special teamer would be in the headlines for awhile.
Kluwe spent eight years in Minnesota, being best known alternatively...
Since the Minnesota Vikings chose to cut veteran punter Chris Kluwe on Monday, a debate has raged over whether his release was performance-based or a result of his outspoken advocacy on a number of social issues — most notably marriage equality.
Kluwe’s days seemed to be numbered when the team used a fifth-round draft pick on UCLA punter Jeff Locke, but some, including Minnesota...
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.
Chris Kluwe's release from the Minnesota Vikings has stirred up a slight debate. Many are questioning whether the Vikings released Kluwe for being outspoken on a number of issues or was he released because of his punting ability or lack thereof.
One person that seems to be in Kluwe's corner is Minnesota governor Mark Dayton. Dayton finds it kind of fishy that Kluwe was...
Who is this person, and what has he done with our beloved Chris Kluwe?
The draft has come and gone, but there are still plenty of under the radar picks we could know a bit better. After all, most of us didn’t bother sitting through three horrible days of the NFL Draft.
Name: Jeff Locke
Position: Punter and kickoff specialist
Selected by: Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said he doesn’t feel good about the Vikings releasing Chris Kluwe and wants honesty about why they made the decision.
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Michael Mauti is convinced the third time on ACL surgery will be the charm. He learns how to approach it better each time and has confidence in the Vikings’ successful track record with other players.
Hyperice, the California-based portable ice compression device company now has a new partial owner. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has joined Hyperice as an equity partner, adding to an impressive athlete roster including Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin and U.S. Women's goalie, Hope Solo.
"Adrian has always showed amazing...