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Posted: 5/6/2013 1:31 AM

predict the time Kluweless is cut!!! 


I'll go with 10:58AM central time!! tongue
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Posted: 5/6/2013 5:44 AM

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Posted: 5/6/2013 5:49 AM

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Ive followed Kluwe on Twitter and I like his style, but he's gone IMO. And I'll also unfollow him at that point. I'm sure he'll get a shot somewhere, but he'll have to compete.

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Posted: 5/6/2013 7:50 AM

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Kind of in bad taste to make a post like this, isn't it? I'll admit a little bias in this case since I know him, and people often think they say things like this about people and they don't see them, but there is a very real chance that he will see this thread. Either way though, he may not have been all pro last year because he was playing injured all season, but he has been a great punter for the Vikings for a long time now, and deserves better than this on this board.

Chris is a good guy and a good punter. If anyone cares, here's a link to him on Ellen from not too long ago. http://www.ellentv.com/2013/01/18/ellen-meets-chri s-kluwe/?adid=home-feature-slot-2

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Posted: 5/6/2013 8:07 AM

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The fans that don't care for his point of view or his politics are the ones counting down until he gets released. Sad, but true. They want him to be seen and not heard. Such is life. He'll be fine, we'll be fine and the world keeps spinning.
naelael wrote: Kind of in bad taste to make a post like this, isn't it? I'll admit a little bias in this case since I know him, and people often think they say things like this about people and they don't see them, but there is a very real chance that he will see this thread. Either way though, he may not have been all pro last year because he was playing injured all season, but he has been a great punter for the Vikings for a long time now, and deserves better than this on this board.

Chris is a good guy and a good punter. If anyone cares, here's a link to him on Ellen from not too long ago. http://www.ellentv.com/2013/01/18/ellen-meets-chri s-kluwe/?adid=home-feature-slot-2

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Posted: 5/6/2013 8:14 AM

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.....I can't wait....I'm having a cut party today.... I'm just dying to see a former Viking lose his job.... it's my favorite time of the year....watching men get cut from this team is what I live for.......oh... and ya know what makes even better?..... he's one of THOSE guys,...if ya know what I'm talkin' about...wink....... SWEEEEETTT!
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Posted: 5/6/2013 8:14 AM

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You know him?  Wow.  I wouldn't have known that if you hadn't brought it up in seemingly every single thread about the guy.  Nothing better than internet name dropping.

For the record, I agree with him on most of his opinions, but he was the one responsible for turning this situation into what this has become.  Good riddance.
naelael wrote: Kind of in bad taste to make a post like this, isn't it? I'll admit a little bias in this case since I know him, and people often think they say things like this about people and they don't see them, but there is a very real chance that he will see this thread. Either way though, he may not have been all pro last year because he was playing injured all season, but he has been a great punter for the Vikings for a long time now, and deserves better than this on this board.

Chris is a good guy and a good punter. If anyone cares, here's a link to him on Ellen from not too long ago. http://www.ellentv.com/2013/01/18/ellen-meets-chri s-kluwe/?adid=home-feature-slot-2
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Posted: 5/6/2013 8:16 AM

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The fans that don't care for his point of view or his politics are the ones counting down until he gets released. Sad, but true. They want him to be seen and not heard. Such is life. He'll be fine, we'll be fine and the world keeps spinning.

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That's like saying the people that were outspoken against TJ were only racist. It's possible that some people didn't think TJ was good enough to be a starter for the Vikes.

I think Ponder gets as much hate as Kluwe does on this site.

When the special teams coach said the distractions got old with Kluwe, it was a sign. When they brought in somebody to take a look at last season, it was a sign. When they used a higher draft pick on a punter, it was a sign.
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Posted: 5/6/2013 8:22 AM

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Big deal, Kluwe will be punting for some other team.  You can tell our new ST coach does not like the guy and he is golden with the drafting and developing of Walsh.  Kluwe is an average punter right now depending on the category of what stat you want to look at but he has set almost every Viking punting record and I wish him well with his next team.

He is a very bright guy and will succeed after football.  Birk was also run of this team because the Chill didn't like his outspokenness and things worked out for him just fine.

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Posted: 5/6/2013 8:22 AM

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TheMongoose wrote: You know him?  Wow.  I wouldn't have known that if you hadn't brought it up in seemingly every single thread about the guy.  Nothing better than internet name dropping.

For the record, I agree with him on most of his opinions, but he was the one responsible for turning this situation into what this has become.  Good riddance.
naelael wrote: Kind of in bad taste to make a post like this, isn't it? I'll admit a little bias in this case since I know him, and people often think they say things like this about people and they don't see them, but there is a very real chance that he will see this thread. Either way though, he may not have been all pro last year because he was playing injured all season, but he has been a great punter for the Vikings for a long time now, and deserves better than this on this board.

Chris is a good guy and a good punter. If anyone cares, here's a link to him on Ellen from not too long ago. http://www.ellentv.com/2013/01/18/ellen-meets-chri s-kluwe/?adid=home-feature-slot-2
Don't be a d-bag, if I wanted to internet name drop I could do better than Chris Kluwe. The only reasons I put it in posts are because if I don't, people say 'how do you know', or 'there's no way for you to know', which has happened quite frequently in the past. Or because, in the form of a recent PM I got, people say 'you only think that because you know him', so this way I cut that off too. I realize there are about 20 of us who know each other and their posting off the top of our heads, but there are far more people here who don't than do. 

What is the situation that he is responsible for that you are speaking of anyways? Being active politically?  How is that a problem?

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Posted: 5/6/2013 8:28 AM

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Exactly, Kluwe is an average NFL punter who would be an improvement for at least 10 teams.

If he is getting cut for personal reasons it is because the ST coach doesn't get along with him and was able to convince the coach & GM that he could get a rookie to do the job just as well for less money and be under contract for 4 years.  
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Big deal, Kluwe will be punting for some other team.  You can tell our new ST coach does not like the guy and he is golden with the drafting and developing of Walsh.  Kluwe is an average punter right now depending on the category of what stat you want to look at but he has set almost every Viking punting record and I wish him well with his next team.

He is a very bright guy and will succeed after football.  Birk was also run of this team because the Chill didn't like his outspokenness and things worked out for him just fine.

Who is that man, and why is his enthusiasm not being punished?
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Posted: 5/6/2013 8:45 AM

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I also don't get the joy some people see in others challenges. I have been a Kluwe fan and while I may not agree with his personal stance on all things, I have no problem with him stating them - and actually give him a lot of credit for his conviction.

But in football terms, this seems no different than Longwell last year. Longwell was great for the Vikes ever since they got him from GB, but as time passed, he had some limitations (kick-offs, long FG's) and the FO decided a chance on a younger player was worth the risk. As argued many times already, Kluwe has not performed as a top punter for the last couple of years. So if an option to take a similar chance on a punter as we did with the kicker last year is there - I can see the FO taking that chance again.

If they have already made that decision, than I hope they let Kluwe go early so he can catch on with another team. If not, I look forward to a good competition in training camp. Either way, I wish the best for Chris K. whether that is as a Viking or somewhere else. I have a feeling he will have many more good years punting in the NFL.
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Posted: 5/6/2013 8:47 AM

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The situation he's in is that he's created a polarizing persona even within those that strongly support his causes.  The way he delivers his 'statements' is crass and childish to people outside their 20s (imo).  These are serious issues, not something that should be a platform for seeing how many big words and clever zingers you can shove into a letter that you plan on making public.  Plenty of NFL players do lots of good for several different causes and can be vocal without affecting the team and being a distraction.  

naelael wrote:
What is the situation that he is responsible for that you are speaking of anyways? Being active politically?  How is that a problem?
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Posted: 5/6/2013 8:48 AM

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TheMongoose wrote: You know him?  Wow.  I wouldn't have known that if you hadn't brought it up in seemingly every single thread about the guy.  Nothing better than internet name dropping.

For the record, I agree with him on most of his opinions, but he was the one responsible for turning this situation into what this has become.  Good riddance.
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Posted: 5/6/2013 8:54 AM

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Im a fan of the Vikings, not Kluwe's political or social points of view. Last year he wasnt good, I dont care why. He is due 1.45 mil and the Vikings drafted supposedly this drafts best prospect at punter, I dont care when he is released, but he will be.  Even though I agree with Kluwe on his POVs, his big mouth is a turn off for me. Some people just seem to think if you talk the most or the loudest, you must be the smartest. Seems like nothing more than a punter looking for attention. Like I said, I agree with him on most things Ive heard him blabbering about, just dont get why he feels the need to be a loud mouth about it, I guess it makes him feel better if people know where he stands, insecure I guess.

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Posted: 5/6/2013 8:59 AM

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The biggest issue with Kluwe is he made a political statement on the football field with Ray Guy not being in H.O.F.   That is ultimately endangered his job.  He claims when he is off work he should be able to have his voice and not have to think about work.  The problem was he made a major statement when he should have been thinking about his job. 

It appears kluwe has been trying to audition for a job outside of football and that is my only beef with the guy.  Football has not been his priority which is his perogitive, however, if the vikings feel they can find someone just as good at less money and less of headache, that is their choice too.
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Posted: 5/6/2013 9:03 AM

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While I agree with you that most issues should not be peppered with 'zingers' and colorful comments so to speak, this one is a little different imo. This is something that is really coming to a head in the US, and in Minnesota it is even more so the case. It's something that needs attention and focus put on it, and what Chris is doing is one way of doing that. Quite honestly, I think if someone is given the platform than an NFL player is given, it should be expected, and even celebrated, that they would use that platform as a vehicle to call for positive change in the country.

I get what you're saying. It's gotten old to you and you're tired of it. I get that. But that's much more the fault of the media than Kluwe, or even the LBGT cause in general. To have an active player in the NFL speaking out in their favor is of tremendous importance and significance. It's a cause that is worthy of the 'distraction'. People all express things in different ways. Some may seem immature to others, and some may not. But with all causes in general, if you put more of yourself into it, if you let your personality shine through in your words, much more good is done. It's not so stale, it's not a form letter.

You're right to the extent that it is certainly a polarizing issue, and that's putting it mildly. But that doesn't mean it shouldn't be done. In ten years, openness, acceptance, and equality for members of the LBGT community are going to be considered common sense, much like equality for women and African Americans is now. It has quite a ways to go though, and people's feathers are going to be ruffled along the way. It's not a good reason to cut a guy from a professional sports team. If Chris ends up cut, and it won't be today even if he is, people here are right that much will be made of it by the media, and deservingly so. Chris has done nothing to warrant being cut from the team. He's a good Viking, a good punter, and a good human being.
TheMongoose wrote: The situation he's in is that he's created a polarizing persona even within those that strongly support his causes.  The way he delivers his 'statements' is crass and childish to people outside their 20s (imo).  These are serious issues, not something that should be a platform for seeing how many big words and clever zingers you can shove into a letter that you plan on making public.  Plenty of NFL players do lots of good for several different causes and can be vocal without affecting the team and being a distraction.  

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What is the situation that he is responsible for that you are speaking of anyways? Being active politically?  How is that a problem?
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Posted: 5/6/2013 9:06 AM

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My prediction he was cut when this announcement was made

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Posted: 5/6/2013 9:08 AM

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The Germans call it Schadenfraude.  While I understand the financials of this (replacing an expensive but middle-of-the-road veteran punter with a cheap rookie) --- I don't think I'll ever understand the hatred generated by the fact that Kluwe did something outside punt the ball.

Anyways, sure hope Locke has political views that match better with certain PT posters. 


naelael wrote: Kind of in bad taste to make a post like this, isn't it? I'll admit a little bias in this case since I know him, and people often think they say things like this about people and they don't see them, but there is a very real chance that he will see this thread. Either way though, he may not have been all pro last year because he was playing injured all season, but he has been a great punter for the Vikings for a long time now, and deserves better than this on this board.

Chris is a good guy and a good punter. If anyone cares, here's a link to him on Ellen from not too long ago. http://www.ellentv.com/2013/01/18/ellen-meets-chri s-kluwe/?adid=home-feature-slot-2
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Posted: 5/6/2013 9:21 AM

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In the end, regardless of his outgoing stance on certain issues, he was a middle of the road punter last year and its the first time I can remember seeing him completely eff up consistently throughout the year and put us in a bad spot. I dont think it his has anything to do with his personality as much as it is cap savings with more performance. They caught lightning in a bottle with Walsh, why not try again?

As far as Im concerned the Longwell release was a tougher decision.
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