Kluwe knows he needs to be better

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG and KENT YOUNGBLOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 31, 2012 - 11:45 PM
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wildhorse1Nov. 1, 12 7:01 AM

Maybe if he concentrated on the game of kicking, instead running all over town shooting his mouth off on social issues, he wouldn't have to worry about upping his game.

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MontimanNov. 1, 12 8:39 AM

I doubt his prepareation for football has changed due to his stance on any issues, he has the right to do what he has been doing - agree or not - that is what makes this the best country in the world. That being said, I do not like it when professional athletes call the sport they are being paid ALOT of money to play a "child's game" when it is convenient to them and a "business" other times when it serves their purpose. Just bugs me a little.

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dareninnmNov. 1, 12 9:48 AM

Wildhorse1 is spot on. Seimone Augustus stunk up the court during the Lynx's recent "playoooops" no-show because, in part, she was in the spotlight supporting the gay marriage issue. Distractions are the great equalizer according to Bud Grant. At least I think that general comment is attributed to him. An athlete needs to focus their whole mind and body focused on one thing. Kluwe and Augustus are guilty.

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mnsnowsportsNov. 1, 1210:21 AM

Dear Mr. Kluwe, that "children's game" you are talking about is the same childrens game that made you a fortune and allowed you to spend most of your time promoting your other issues. If I was the Vikings owner, head coach or your teammate, I would be offended by your comment. Percy Harvin puts everything he has into this children's game and also dedicates his personal time with sick children. I hope you get replaced by someone who appreciates what the NFL has done for you, rather than just showing up for your paycheck!

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muggsh2oNov. 1, 1210:21 AM

I doubt his prepareation for football has changed due to his stance on any issues, he has the right to do what he has been doing - agree or not - that is what makes this the best country in the world. That being said, I do not like it when professional athletes call the sport they are being paid ALOT of money to play a "child's game" when it is convenient to them and a "business" other times when it serves their purpose. Just bugs me a little. ============================= You're right that Kluwe has the right to express his opinions, even in the disrespectful, foul mouthed way he does, but the main point is that if it affects his job, he's in trouble. No matter how much prep he does, he still needs to do the job. The only difference between now and when he used to punt over 30 yards is his political spewage.

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dewarfNov. 1, 1210:45 AM

Kluwe, you're wrong. It's NOT a children's game -- it's YOUR JOB. You have the least skills required of anybody on the entire team, and you're still not executing. So you let down your teammates by getting your personal priorities all screwed up. You can spin it any way you want, but exposing yourself in magazines and supporting agendas appears to take away time to 'work on your drop'. When you make stupid decisions you usually pay for it and in your case those chickens are coming home to roost.

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conormacleodNov. 1, 1212:08 PM

Lots of people focusing on the "childs game" quote, when you should be focused on the "basic human rights" quote. That's the part of the quote that should hit home. I highly doubt he shanked a 20 yard punt because he had expressed his opinions during the week. He has always been doing the latter. Always. Also, a comparison to Percy Harvin is just plain dumb. Percy's job changes quite a bit week to week compared to the punter. I don't think Kluwe is out doing political activism when he should be in a Punters meeting setting up that weeks game plan. You are all overreacting to what most likely is your negative attitude towards gay people. If Kluwe made speeches about helping children with disabilities, would you say "shut up and just punt the ball"? Kluwe is a punter. If he punts well, he keeps his job. Simple as that. No opinion necessary.

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klobyutNov. 1, 1212:23 PM

The punter only matters if you consistently go 3 & out or can't advance the ball past your own 40. Focus on the real problem here & start turning up the heat on your QB & OC rather than a punter who isn't bailing them out every time.

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muggsh2oNov. 1, 12 1:38 PM

Lots of people focusing on the "childs game" quote, when you should be focused on the "basic human rights" quote. That's the part of the quote that should hit home. I highly doubt he shanked a 20 yard punt because he had expressed his opinions during the week. He has always been doing the latter. Always. Also, a comparison to Percy Harvin is just plain dumb. Percy's job changes quite a bit week to week compared to the punter. I don't think Kluwe is out doing political activism when he should be in a Punters meeting setting up that weeks game plan. You are all overreacting to what most likely is your negative attitude towards gay people. If Kluwe made speeches about helping children with disabilities, would you say "shut up and just punt the ball"? Kluwe is a punter. If he punts well, he keeps his job. Simple as that. No opinion necessary. ============================== There's the usual blame someone else. Kluwe has on job whether its a "child's game" or not. That's to punt the ball more than 40+ yards. Kluwe could always do that and was consistently one of the best punters in the leaugue. Then Kluwe decided to spout his foulmouthed opinion and jump into the middle of the gay marriage thing. Since he's decided to play politician, if we get a punt over 30 yards we should be happy? Chronologically and logically, what's the only thing Kluwe is doing different that might affect his punting? Playing politics. The "basic human rights" quote is about as dumb as his "child's game" quote. Marriage is not a "basic human right". As a human rights lawyer, I would encourage soon-to-be unemployed punter, Kluwe, to research the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and show me the reference to gay marriage. Or marriage at all. Bottom line, the guy isn't doing his job and has decided to put himself in the public arena with his political views, so he opened the door to criticism. My 13 year old can punt 29 yards.

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skinnyminnieNov. 4, 12 6:21 AM

Look for him to be unemployed after today's game if he plays poorly. The last thing the Vikings needed is another side show. And, sorry everone, but this has turned into a side show.

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