Those were the terms of the contract Minnesota Vikings' punter Chris Kluwe agree to with Donovan McNabb in exchange for the jersey number 5 which McNabb has worn throughout his career. I'd say Kluwe won out HANDILY. More after the jump ...
Kluwe has worn number 5 throughout his Vikings career and when McNabb came to town he understood the need to ditch it for a more established veteran. Also, it's a number ... whatever (I wouldn't agree with that take personally, but that's beside the point). Instead, Kluwe took #4 (FAVRE!) and agreed to contractual terms with McNabb. Those details, which are mentioned here and laid out in the official video on Vikings.com, include the following:
1. Five (5) mentions of Kluwe's band, Trippign Icarus, in five (5) separate conferences by McNabb.
2. A $5,000 donation to the charity Kluwe always donates to, "Kick for a Cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy" which McNabb did easily. I mean, he's rich.
3. An ice cream cone (flavor not specified).
I think it's a fair deal for each, but as an outsider, Kluwe clearly came out on top. I mean, what if Kluwe demands an Izzy's ice cream cone? Then he can get an Izzy drop too and get two flavors for one. Amazing. And if they have Midnight Snack when he flavors up? This all of a sudden becomes more one-sided than the Hershel Walker trade.
All in all, another good week from Kluwe.
the only thing that would make me love kluwe more.....kluwe shirtless! ok, maybe not. i dont know, maybe he's ripped and we just don't know it. (btw, why won't this site allow me to capitalize my words when posting from my bb?)
Hell and YES!
Kluwe is quickly becoming one of the biggest, coolest, most awesomest pimps in the history of organized sport.
@feistyfan I think it's a problem with your Blackberry and not the site?
I want to see Kluwe shirtless as well. If he's ripped/toned/godlike, then it will only add to his ever increasing legend status.
@MikeFromWinnipeg It helps when your game plan is run, run, drop/overthrow pass, punt.
He has brief moments where I think he could fit the socially awkward nerd persona, but then he blows it by being awesome. I wonder if he ever practices shirtless?
mmmm Izzy's, haven't had that in years. Adding that to my list of places to visit next time I'm up there.
@Qommie He clearly should be paid more... as you point out in our game plan, Chris should be paid 2nd only to PJ.
I hope to see Kluwe starring in a restart version of "Revenge of the Nerds"... it could be a buddy cop type movie with him & Pondexter. Percy could play the huggy bear type role.
I think if we made a Vikings Fantastic four.... Jimmy K would be an awesome thing. Kluwe could be Mr. Fantastic. Brandon Bernard would be Human Torcgh... well because he is FLAMING & I guess any of our dbs (except winny) could play the invisible girl.
@PJD@MikeFromWinnipeg@CollegeWolf I've never seen lethal weapon, so yeah whatever you guys said. Doesn't every good buddy cop movie has the wise, veteran Captain of the force? I can see Jimmy K pulling Kluwe aside, one arm draped around his shoulder, bestowing wise words as he stares off into the distance.
It would have been useful to keep McKinnie around to find the best strip clubs and interrogate the dancers, which are obviously essential to solving any case.
@MikeFromWinnipeg@CollegeWolf@Qommie Not at all. Trouble is, now I have a season long meme to work on. "Lethal Weapon 7: THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS EDITION!" I don't think I can beat out Always Sunny's interpretation of the movie, though.
Too bad Favre and Pat Williams are gone. Both would be great for the "I'm getting too old for this shit" line.
@MikeFromWinnipeg@Qommie If it's a buddy cop movie you definitely need to African American foil to Kluwe. Pondexter wouldn't do it, too repetitive. Think Lethal Weapon. Grizzled vet Big Leslie w/ Kluwe? Percy as the Chris Rock, Danny Devito type character? Was Devito in Lethal Weapon, or who was the squirrly guy always hanging around?