Gay athletes are finally coming out, but Chris Kluwe's fight isn't over
Take this with an appropriately sized grain of salt, but according to a story first broken by The Fame Driven gossip site, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers almost became one of the first NFL players to come out of the closet as gay earlier this year.SEE ALSO: Former Timberwolf Jason Collins comes o ... More >>
There was a lot to like about yesterday's nail-biter of a Vikings game, but one aspect might have marred the experience: The awful fans of Baltimore, Maryland.That's according to Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson, who took to Twitter shortly after yesterday's game to declare Ravens fans "the ... More >>
As Matt Birk did the media rounds and blasted Obamacare a few months ago, many observers of Minnesota politics thought the newly retired NFL offensive lineman might end up being the Republican challenger to Sen. Al Franken in 2014.SEE ALSO: Matt Birk refused White House trip because President Obama ... More >>
Yesterday, the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens took the standard trip to the White House to meet, greet, and pose for a photo with President Obama.SEE ALSO: Jesse Ventura says Obama is basically the black George W. Bush But the starting center on that team -- St. Paul native and longtime Viking ... More >>
While Chris Kluwe spends the weekend in New York City at a friend's wedding, Jeff Locke, the Vikings' 5th Round pick during last weekend's NFL draft, will be trying to take his job.SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe on out gay athlete: "Big kudos to Jason Collins"That's because the Vikings are holding a rookie m ... More >>
Jason Collins made history today by announcing he is gay in a Sports Illustrated essay, making him the first-ever active professional athlete to come out in any of the major four male sports. "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center," the article begins. "I'm black. And I'm gay." SEE ALSO: Game Changer: Chr ... More >>
Minnesota's second-division soccer team is now the latest organization to join the push for equality in sports. The majority of Minnesota United FC -- including 12 players, head coach Manny Lagos, and assistant coach Carl Craig -- recently signed on as ambassadors for Athlete Ally, a nonprofit th ... More >>
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Ravens linebacker Brendaon Ayanbadejo will be honored for their efforts promoting equality in major league sports this week by GLBT ally nonprofit PFLAG National. Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue will present both players with the Straight for Equality ... More >>
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo filed a U.S. Supreme Court brief Thursday supporting same-sex marriage in the landmark Hollingsworth v. Perry case over the implementation of California's Prop 8. SEE ALSO: COVER: Chris Kluwe takes a stand Chris Kluwe's B ... More >>
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe isn't gay, but now he's the next best thing: An honorary gay.SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe is Salon's Sexiest Man of 2012Kluwe and his fellow NFL-playing gay-marriage crusader, Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, have been named GQ's "Honorary Gays of the Year."
Bryant McKinnie likes partying, blowing through stacks of money, eating lots of food, and not paying $375,000 strip club tabs, if a recent lawsuit can be believed.SEE ALSO: Bryant McKinnie was really, really bad with money while with VikingsCharles "Pop" Young, former general manager of King of Diam ... More >>
Vikings punter pries open the last closet in America: major league sports
This must be a little awkward for Emmett Burns Jr. Earlier today, Chris Kluwe received an "official citation" in the mail from the Maryland General Assembly, honoring the Vikings punter for his "work in standing up for the equality of all." See Also: Chris Kluwe 'Lustful Cockmonster' T-shirts for ... More >>
Since penning his colorful letter advocating for gay marriage last month, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe has emerged as the unofficial spokesman in the fight for marriage equality in America. SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe wants to debate Mary Franson Chris Kluwe sticks up for gay marriage
The NFL is quickly becoming an important forum in the gay marriage debate.SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe wants to debate Mary Franson-- Chris Kluwe to Emmett Burns: Gay marriage "won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster"On one side of the issue, of course, are Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Rave ... More >>
Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe will be joining singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke on stage for at least one song at the Dakota Jazz Theater tonight for the Music For Marriage Equality benefit concert.See Also:The Dakota to host Music For Marriage Equality benefit Chris Kluwe sticks up for gay m ... More >>
It's a good thing the Vikings pulled off a 24-13 upset win over the feared San Francisco 49ers yesterday, otherwise the talk of the town this morning would be how the replacement refs jobbed the hometown squad.SEE ALSO:-- Star Tribune's C.J. grills Vikings' Christian Ponder about his bereft love lif ... More >>
Plus, high school mural and police brutality start a flurry of controversy
SEE ALSO:-- Rush Limbaugh has a crush on Chris Kluwe-- Chris Kluwe to Emmett Burns: Gay marriage "won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster"-- Chris Kluwe says politician is "literally an asshole" for anti-gay marriage stanceEither Ellen has a very strange taste in literature, or she didn' ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe says politician is "literally an asshole" for anti-gay marriage stanceJamie Kuntz, an 18-year-old linebacker from Dickinson, North Dakota, was kicked off the North Dakota College of Science's football team after he was spotted kissing his 65-year-old boyfriend during a game.Coa ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe to Emmett Burns: Gay marriage "won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster"-- Chris Kluwe says politician is "literally an asshole" for anti-gay marriage stance-- Chris Kluwe coins "turdsloth" while defending Crossfit on GawkerYesterday, Rush Limbaugh devoted a few mi ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe says politician is "literally an asshole" for anti-gay marriage stanceLast week, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe said Maryland Delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. (D-Baltimore County) is "literally an asshole" for writing a letter demanding that Baltimore Ravens ownership silence linebac ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe to Deadspin: The Vikings don't suck, you do-- Chris Kluwe coins "turdsloth" while defending Crossfit on Gawker-- Chris Kluwe blasts Saints for Bountygate scandal [Q&A]Same-sex marriage may be a polarizing issue both here in Minnesota and nationally, but Vikings punter and ... More >>
Former Vikings offensive lineman Bryant McKinnie has been ordered to immediately pay back a $4.3 million loan he took from Pro Player Funding on the eve of last year's NFL lockout. In court, Pro Player Funding argued that after he was cut from the Vikings last August, McKinnie missed a payment, trig ... More >>
The Metrodome, looking rough.Talk about getting kicked when you're down -- or maybe deflated: The Metrodome has been ranked as the worst stadium in the National Football League. And to make matters worse, the cheeseheads get to gloat, because Lambeau Field took top honors in the same survey ... More >>
Will the Purple head West to some fancy new digs?There's another warning sign that we'd better figure out a way to keep the Vikings in Minnesota. The value of the team has dropped 7 percent compared to last year in a new survey of NFL franchises. The sobering news comes via Forbes magazine's ... More >>
The QB played in Minnesota from 1997-1999Former Vikings quarterback Randall Cunningham's son drowned Tuesday afternoon in the hot tub of the Cunningham home in Las Vegas, the Review-Sun reports. Cunningham played in Minnesota from 1997-1999 after starting his career with the Eagles in Philad ... More >>
Week 14 offers a prime opportunity for the Purple to win back some clout.
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Okay, so the idiot pulled a fast one last week, actually picking 11 winners out of 15 games. My percentage is now up to 44, which means if you've bucked the idiot from the start, you'd barely have any coin after paying the vigorish. But you'd still be ahead, my friend, and I'm guessing my idiocy wil ... More >>
Securities scams, karaoke-bar brawls, and the occasional boozy ride: At least there's one championship the Vikings might be winning
With the Broncos' loss, the Vikings shed the aura of the underdog
With an easy schedule and the league's most exciting rookie added to an already potent offense, this year's Vikings need to deliver on suddenly high expectations