Minnesota Vikings players make an impact

  • Article by: Jeff Anderson
  • Updated: May 13, 2013 - 9:17 PM

People are mistaken if they think former Viking Chris Kluwe was the only player involved in helping the community.

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wonkavisionMay. 14, 13 2:27 AM

Its a business. THe Vikings management let Chris go because they wanted the press to focus more on team members who generate real revenue. Who's gonna buy chris merchandise. His mom? besides blair walsh is the kicker everyone thinks of as kicking it.

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marathongirlMay. 14, 13 1:44 PM

wonkavision - unless you are aware of and watch football you might want to hold on comments. Blair Walshi is the kicker, meaning kick offs, field goals and extra points. Kluwe was the punter, he punts the ball when we lose out on downs...big difference in the two and how they kick. Not to mention Kluwie was also the ball holder for Walsh for those point kicks. That said, Kluwie was getting a high salary for middle range performance and they did well on their kick pick up last year so I guess they are trying it this year too. The Vikings are a business and make business decisions for the team to keep under the cap and move the franchise for wins. It's kind of too bad that all the things they do for the community weren't laid out last year when the stadium debate was going on. Think of all that would've been lost had the Vikings left town.

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weezie817May. 16, 13 1:36 PM

I didn't read Tevlin's article or I would written a letter similar to this article. I have witnessed some of the works of these players. If Mr. Tevlin wants to see just how involved and hands-on the players and their families in the community, he ought to make it a point to go to Greenway's Gridiron Gallop 5K on Father's Day around Lake Nokomis. Chad and his wife, Jenni, do a great job with this event!

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