Friday, May 10, 2013

Mark Dayton Questions Vikings Release of Chris Kluwe

At a press conference last Wednesday, the esteemed Governor of Minnesota, with nothing better to do, waded in on the conspiracy theories around the Vikings release of Chris Kluwe.

According to conspiracy theorists, Kluwe was a Pro Bowl punter that was released due to his outspoken stance on LGBT rights.  Kluwe is most famous for his vulgar open letter to Emmett Burns, and gained deep endearment from the left because of it, among other things. 

Kluwe's release had nothing to do with the fact that his skills had diminished to the point of being average, yet his salary was higher than average.  It had nothing to do with the fact that the Vikings had done the EXACT same thing with Ryan Longwell (took a kicker in the draft, claimed to want "competition," had the new kicker work out at the spring rookie camp to ensure he was OK, then summarily cut the more expensive Longwell).  It had nothing to do with the Vikings looking for better performance at a significantly lower cost.

No.  According to Mark Dayton (among others - really), the Vikings instead chose to cut Kluwe under suspicious circumstances.  Yeah, that's it.  

For the first time since we moved, I'm glad I'm not a Minnesotan.  What an embarrassment. 

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