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Chris Kluwe

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Washington "Redskins" Protestors in Minneapolis: We're Not Mascots [Video]

    Thousands united towards a single cause on a chilly morning outside of TCF Bank Stadium just hours ahead of the Vikings game against Washington on November 2. But this wasn't a routine tailgating session before the big game -- this was people from all walks of life protesting against the Washington ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    Kluwe creates Change.org petition to get Vikings to release entire Priefer report [UPDATE]

    :::: UPDATE :::: Today, Kluwe's lawyer, Clayton Halunen, announced plans to file suit against the Vikings have been put on hold, pending further settlement discussions between his client and the organization. Halunen said he plans to push for release of the full report as part of any agreement.We co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Former Vikings lineman takes on NFL players union over concussions

    Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe once again hurled himself into the Twin Cities football spotlight last week, threatening to file a lawsuit against his former team for wrongfully firing him over his support for LGBT rights. But while all the attention's been on Kluwe, another potentially huge law ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Betty McCollum calls on Zygi Wilf to publicly condemn Redskins nickname

    One surprising revelation in Chris Kluwe's nuclear account of alleged homophobia within the Vikings organization is that Zygi Wilf is actually a staunch supporter of gay rights.Kluwe wrote that before a September 2012 game, right as the marriage amendment he was so outspoken in opposing was becoming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Michael Sam vows to make Vikings pay for passing on him

    In the wake of the Mike Priefer-Chris Kluwe controversy that erupted early this year, it would've been fitting for the Minnesota Vikings to select Michael Sam in the draft and thereby become the first NFL team to employ an openly gay player.But the Vikings passed on him 10 times. In fact, Sam -- sub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Homophobic Vikings coach Mike Priefer's son enjoys calling people "gay" on Twitter

    In Chris Kluwe's must-read account of the chain of events culminating in his release by the Vikings, the biggest villain is special teams coach, rumored head coaching candidate, and apparent homophobe Mike Priefer.RELATED: The 5 most dispiriting revelations in Chris Kluwe's nuclear Deadspin piece Kl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Vikings push back against Chris Kluwe with defensive statement

    The Vikings released a statement late this afternoon pushing back against Chris Kluwe's charges that the organization fired him for his support of gay marriage."Any notion that Chris was released from our football team due to his stance on marriage equality is entirely inaccurate and inconsistent wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Wisconsin GOP wants to make it easier for schools to keep Indian nicknames

    The GOPers currently controlling the Legislature in Scott Walker's Wisconsin haven't exactly bathed themselves in glory this year, but this might be their most questionable initiative yet.SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe blasts NFL for tolerating Redskins nickname Yesterday, they introduced a proposal that wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Watch love become the law in Minnesota [LIVE FEED]

    Tonight at 12:00 a.m. on August 1, Mayor R.T. Rybak will help same-sex couples from around Minnesota become legally married in downtown Minneapolis at City Hall. See also: Eight places to celebrate when love becomes the law on Aug. 1 Jeremy Messersmith leads music lineup for Minnesota's first gay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Lizz Winstead and Keith Ellison talk women, jobs, and Asian carp on Twitter

    Yesterday afternoon, Rep. Keith Ellison and comedian Lizz Winstead joined on Twitter to talk politics and have a little fun. While the two jumped around on a lot of topics, they focused on jobs, economic empowerment, women... and that omnipresent invasive species Asian carp. We collected some of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Mark Dayton criticizes Vikings for releasing Chris Kluwe [UPDATE]

    -- Update at bottom -- You might want to say it's none of his business, but then again, he did help Zygi Wilf fatten his wallet by spearheading the charge for a new Vikings stadium.SEE ALSO: Conservatives upset Mark Dayton missed speech for birth of first grandchildRegardless of whether he should ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Chris Kluwe rickrolls Roger Goodell during Reddit Q&A

    You didn't think NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell would be able to get through a Reddit AMA without Chris Kluwe showing up, did you?SEE ALSO: Packers screwed by replacement refs: 'NFL needs to come to GB and apologize for fucking us' [VIDEO] And not only did Kluwe make an appearance yesterday during G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Andy Mannix's Chris Kluwe profile is a GLAAD Media Awards finalist

    Andy Mannix's "Game Changer" is one of five nominees for GLAAD's "Outstanding Newspaper Article" of the year.FROM JUNE: City Pages wins 15 first place SPJ awards -- a new record The October cover feature profiled Chris Kluwe, the Vikings punter who helped defeat Minnesota's proposed ban of same sex- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Torii Hunter: It would be "difficult and uncomfortable" to play with gay teammate

    This past year has been a coming out party for gay-friendly professional athletes. In Minnesota, Vikings punter Chris Kluwe became the NFL's most aggressive straight ally, and a spokesman for the campaign to a defeat a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. In our October cover story on Klu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Best Blotter stories of 2012 [PART II]

    It's Christmas, so here's our gift to you: The second part of our top Blotter posts of 2012 list.:::: SEE ALSO :::: Best Blotter stories of 2012 [PART I]Hey, beats a lump of coal or paying $200 for a plastic bag full of Brett Favre's pubes, doesn't it?

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Andy Parrish trolls Chris Kluwe on Twitter

    Days after a Twitter war of words that culminated in him ducking Chris Kluwe's invitation to debate about the Minnesota marriage amendment, Minnesota for Marriage's Andy Parrish decided to troll the Vikings punter.SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe and MN for Marriage's Andy Parrish engage in Twitter war of word ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Chris Kluwe and MN for Marriage's Andy Parrish engage in Twitter war of words

    Last night, Chris Kluwe -- subject of this week's City Pages cover feature, "Chris Kluwe takes a stand" -- and Minnesota for Marriage Deputy Campaign Manager Andy Parrish went at each other on Twitter. The exchange culminated in Parrish following the lead of other Minnesota Republicans and refusing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Watch Chris Kluwe debate a chair streaming live tonight

    The debate the Internet has been begging for is finally happening, and you can watch it live here at 5 p.m. SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe to debate empty chair Chris Kluwe sends debate challenge to 10 Minnesota Republicans

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Chris Kluwe to debate empty chair

    From the looks of things, Chris Kluwe is going to be debating Clint Eastwood-style tomorrow evening. Now one day before the Vikings punter is scheduled to argue his position advocating for gay marriage, none of the Minnesota Republicans he invited to spar have accepted. But apparently that's not g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Bid to win dinner with Chris Kluwe at the Strip Club

    After penning his colorfully eloquent letter in support of gay marriage, Chris Kluwe has been everywhere. From CNN to peddling his own line of T-shirts to the cover of Out magazine, Kluwe has taken full advantage of his moment to speak out about the right of all Americans to marry. As Election Day a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Chris Kluwe sends debate challenge to 10 Minnesota Republicans

    Chris Kluwe just can't find a sparring partner. A couple weeks ago, the Vikings punter tried to bait Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, into a debate over her opposition to gay marriage. When Franson didn't bite, Kluwe made a similar offer to ex-Viking Matt Birk, who recently came out against same-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Chris Kluwe receives official citation in Maryland

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Chris Kluwe shirtless on OUT Magazine Cover [IMAGE]

    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

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    MN Musicians Vote No! benefit at Triple Rock: Dave Pirner, Dillinger Four, & more

    With Election Day just over a month away, many us are probably growing tired of the endless stream of campaign commercials and relentless sloganeering ringing out from most media outlets. But one of the definite advantages of any election year are the special Benefit Concerts which bring together ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Ex-Viking Matt Birk: "Not all NFL players think redefining marriage is a good thing" [VIDEO]

    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 >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Chris Kluwe wants to debate Mary Franson

    Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe wants to debate Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, over her opposition to gay marriage. SEE ALSO: Rep. Mary Franson: Chris Kluwe wants "to undermine traditional values" Chris Kluwe playing bass at Music for Marriage Equality benefit tonight

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Rep. Mary Franson: Chris Kluwe wants "to undermine traditional values"

    Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, created a stir last week when she said she doesn't believe homosexuality is a normal behavior during a debate with her Democratic challenger, Bob Cunniff.SEE ALSO:-- Mary Franson dismisses restraining order against Eric Harpel [UPDATE]-- Mary Franson says election is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Music for Marriage Equality benefit at Dakota Jazz Club, 9/25/12

    Music for Marriage Equality BenefitWith Jonatha Brooke, Chastity Brown, and Keri NobleDakota Jazz Club, MinneapolisTuesday, September 25, 2012One of the most memorable parts of Tuesday night's Music for Marriage Equality benefit concert wasn't even part of the set list. After the show ended, former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Chris Kluwe playing bass at Music for Marriage Equality benefit tonight

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Kluwe on scab refs: NFL's reputation 'tarnishing faster than a sailor's virtue in a $2 whorehouse'

    Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is rallying to the defense... of the Green Bay Packers?SEE ALSO:-- Packers screwed by replacement refs: 'NFL needs to come to GB and apologize for fucking us' [VIDEO]-- Vikings-49ers replacement ref fiasco: 'Frisco gets extra timeouts, phantom challenges [VIDEO]Such is the ... More >>

  • News

    September 12, 2012

    Chris Kluwe sticks up for gay marriage

    Plus, high school mural and police brutality start a flurry of controversy

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    September 12, 2012

    Ellen is a huge Vikings fan, cites Kluwe's "eloquent, beautiful" cockmonster letter [VIDEO]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Rush Limbaugh has a crush on Chris Kluwe

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Chris Kluwe to Emmett Burns: Gay marriage "won't magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Chris Kluwe says politician is "literally an asshole" for anti-gay marriage stance

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Chris Kluwe to Deadspin: The Vikings don't suck, you do

    SEE ALSO: Chris Kluwe coins "turdsloth" while defending Crossfit on GawkerToday, Deadspin published the Vikings version of "Why Your Team Sucks 2012," a series where fans of the various NFL teams explain their team, um, sucks.But in an unusual twist, Deadspin also published a rebuttal from Vikings p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    Chris Kluwe coins "turdsloth" while defending Crossfit on Gawker

    SEE ALSO:-- Chris Kluwe lends voice to pro-gay rights Minnesotans for Equality radio ads-- Chris Kluwe blasts Saints for Bountygate scandal [Q&A]We know he loves World of Warcraft, but who could've guessed Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is such a Crossfit proponent?Last Thursday, Gawker's Hamilton N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Chris Kluwe lends voice to pro-gay rights Minnesotans for Equality radio ads

    Chris Kluwe announced he is "proud to be a Minnesota football player" who is against the proposed same-sex marriage ban coming before voters this November. The outspoken Vikings punter recently took part in three radio ads for Minnesotans for Equality, opposing the Minnesota Marriage Amendment that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Chris Kluwe freaks out on Twitter over Saints punishment

    ​Harsh punishment came down today for the New Orleans Saints coaching staff members that may have been involved in putting a bounty on Brett Favre's head in the 2009 NFC Championship game against the Vikings. Punishment for any players involved has not been announced yet, but Vikings punter Chris ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Chris Kluwe blasts Saints for Bountygate scandal [Q&A]

    ​Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is known as one of the most outspoken players in the NFL. When news broke late last week about Saints players pooling money and paying one another rewards for injuring their opponents, Kluwe did not make an exception. "Wow, I hadn't even seen the whole Saints Bountyga ... More >>

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    March 2, 2012

    Saints were paid bounty to injure Brett Favre during 2009 NFC Championship

    ​Remember all those dirty hits the New Orleans Saints delivered to our then-beloved Brett Favre during the still-soul-crushing-for-Vikings-fans 2009 NFC Championship Game?Today, the NFL revealed that during the playoffs Saints players and coaches maintained a "bounty" program funded primarily by p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2011

    Occupy MN: Vikings punter Chris Kluwe voices solidarity with 99 percent

    Chris Kluwe appreciates porn stars, political protest.​Chris Kluwe is the Vikings' lovably off-the-wall punter, who is best known for his love of World of Warcraft and his bass playing for local metal band Tripping Icarus. When he puts on the pads and helmet, he's also a pretty good punter.But now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Vikings punter and bassist Chris Kluwe talks about balancing music and football

    ​Though Chris Kluwe played violin as a child, his primary influence for picking up a bass guitar was the video game Guitar Hero. Adept at the simulated version, Kluwe wanted to try the real thing. This led him to forming the alterna-metal band Tripping Icarus, whose debut full length will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Peter King vs. Chris Kluwe Twitter Fight

    Chris Kluwe and Peter King have themselves a Twitter fight.​If there's one thing all of us armchair jocks are guilty of, it's hollering advice at the pros on the field as if we really have any clue as to how they could do their jobs better than they do. This is more or less why Sports Illustr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Chris Kluwe tweets worries about frozen TCF Bank Stadium

    Chris Kluwe over shares on Twitter.​Vikings punter Chris Kluwe appreciates the hard work everyone's done to try and get TCF Bank Stadium ready for tonight's Vikings-Bears game. Really, he does. But even so, he took to Twitter yesterday after practice to complain about the "trainwreck" of a fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Chris Kluwe whiteboards some "illegal hit" thoughts

    Chris Kluwe's helpful advice.​In case you missed it, some NFL players are getting spanked for hitting each other "illegally." The rest of them are being sent to re-education camps where their heads are getting filled with a peace, love and understanding video. Vikings punter Chris Kluwe atte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    See which Vikings rock Twitter hardest

    Which Vikings rock Twitter hardest? Read on.​The NFL doesn't allow its players to use Twitter from the sidelines, but that doesn't stop some Minnesota Vikings from having a lot to say in 140 characters or less when games and practices are over. And here's what we wanted to know: Which Vikings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Vampire Hands, Dragons Power Up! and more: Weekend Checklist

    Here is a quick list of things you could get into this weekend that don't involve sitting at home watching TIVO'ed episodes of "The Marriage Ref" with your dad.

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Vikings punter Chris Kluwe changing his name to World of Warcraft?

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    Vikings punter Chris Kluwe is so obsessed with uber-nerd video game World ... More >>

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    February 11, 2008
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