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Minnesota governor questions Vikings’ release of Chris Kluwe
1500 ESPN ^ | May 8, 2013

Posted on 05/08/2013 4:55:51 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

“Yeah, I don’t feel good about it,” said Dayton when asked about the Minnesota Vikings decision to release outspoken punter Chris Kluwe.

“I’m not in a position to evaluate the relative punting abilities, but it seems to me the general manager said, right after the draft, they were going to have competition,” Dayton recalled. “Well, they bring the one guy in, he kicks for a weekend and that’s competition?

“I just think sports officials ought to be honest about what the heck is going on, same way I think public officials should be honest about what’s going on, so that bothers me probably as much, if not more, than the actual decision,” Dayton said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: chat; cluelesskluwe; dayton; gaymarriage; homosexuals; kluwe; vikings
If every person who feared for his/her job decided to support gay marriage, then that person would be instantly protected from dismissal?
1 posted on 05/08/2013 4:55:51 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dayton, you were elected to destroy Minnesota’s business base... How about you stay in your lane and the Vikings will refrain from demanding higher taxes.


2 posted on 05/08/2013 5:02:22 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
I'm quite sure the Vikings benefit from tax dollars stolen from the Minnesota taxpayers.

Guess that opens them up to discrimination charge since they are now a government agency. (semi sarcasm)

3 posted on 05/08/2013 5:02:46 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

You’re hip to the game.


4 posted on 05/08/2013 5:03:56 PM PDT by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: ScottinVA

“I’m not in a position to evaluate the relative punting abilities...”

Then about STFU?


5 posted on 05/08/2013 5:06:46 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I guess the time is right for changing the name of the league from the NFL to the NPCFL. If Bronko Nagurski was alive today, he’d be spinning in his grave.


6 posted on 05/08/2013 5:07:56 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: fhayek
If Bronko Nagurski was alive today, he’d be spinning in his grave.

LOL! I love it.

7 posted on 05/08/2013 5:11:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Equal opportunity punting in the NFL donchaknow.


8 posted on 05/08/2013 5:16:55 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: fhayek
. If Bronko Nagurski was alive today, he’d be spinning in his grave.

If he was....he'd not be in a grave. LOL!!!

9 posted on 05/08/2013 5:19:44 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sucks for him! :)))))))))))))) maybe him and Jay Collins can go get a room together.


10 posted on 05/08/2013 5:21:05 PM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: Osage Orange

Chucking at your tagline.


11 posted on 05/08/2013 5:22:01 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Well, yes it makes for a nice cover. Just like saying you are an alcoholic and need treatment is a good way to buy six months or so.


12 posted on 05/08/2013 5:24:29 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: goodwithagun
Yeah..some lawyer said that once...or twice.

I liked it...

13 posted on 05/08/2013 5:31:31 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Life is a bitch. If it was easy, we would call it a slut)
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To: ConservativeStatement
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14 posted on 05/08/2013 5:33:16 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: 21twelve

Mark Dayton, You lie!


15 posted on 05/08/2013 5:38:42 PM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: ConservativeStatement

He’s a middle of the road punter. They can pick up four tomorrow fresh out of college that are just as good and cost a fraction of his veteran salary.

On a (maybe) related not the Ravens released their second string player who was blabbing about gay marriage before the Super Bowl.

Coincidence?


16 posted on 05/08/2013 5:39:55 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Pan_Yan

“not” should be “note”.


17 posted on 05/08/2013 5:40:36 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: ScottinVA
same way I think public officials should be honest about what’s going on.

That's a laugh, coming from the DFL in MN.

18 posted on 05/08/2013 5:42:46 PM PDT by justrepublican (Screaming a "Vexatious requester" at a Wellstone memorial...........)
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To: Pan_Yan

The Vikings had a steady veteran place kicker in Ryan Longwell but drafted Blair Walsh from Georgia. Strange move to some. Walsh had a phenomenal season and made the Pro Bowl as a rookie. Who knows, maybe the drafted punter from UCLA can duplicate or mimic the kicker in terms of instant success.


19 posted on 05/08/2013 5:45:33 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Professional sports is an entertainment industry.

If someone doesn’t entertain well, they harm the business.

That’s why they have all sorts of language in their contracts about not trashing the sport, doing good for the community, pledging allegiance to the NFL, etc.

So it’s not only about your athletic ability.

Kinda like being a reporter for a large news network...


20 posted on 05/08/2013 5:47:25 PM PDT by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I feel that I have some reason to comment here, having lived thirty years of my life in Minnesota. Mark Dayton is without a doubt one of the least able of the Dayton spawn ... lots of money, because of his smart, hard-working forebears, and little common sense. The family bought him a governorship. Now, he spends his hours trying to figure out what he is supposed to be doing. Sad.

Mark, you are not a member of Vikings’ management. You do your job (to the best - cringe - of your ability). Let the Vikings do theirs.


21 posted on 05/08/2013 5:58:09 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Belteshazzar

Lil Mark is off his Meds again.


22 posted on 05/08/2013 6:18:53 PM PDT by fishnuts2 (Liberals are anything except liberal.)
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To: justrepublican

DFL: Dumb F*cking Liberals


23 posted on 05/08/2013 6:44:05 PM PDT by technically right
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To: ConservativeStatement

‘Put some ice on it!’, Dayton! jerk. he knows about as much about football as he does politics


24 posted on 05/08/2013 6:55:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Affirmative action for liberal thought. Don’t laugh, it’s coming.....


25 posted on 05/08/2013 6:58:53 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: Pan_Yan

They may be doing him a favor by releasing him early if they have made up their minds to switch.


26 posted on 05/08/2013 7:39:57 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: ConservativeStatement

As far as I’ve ever known, this punter is basically a mediocre no-load.

I’ve followed the NFL for years, I had to go look this dummy up.

If this kind of thing is going on here regarding homosexuality, just imagine, IMAGINE what is going to happen (or is currently happening) in the military with advancement boards.


27 posted on 05/08/2013 7:45:37 PM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: ConservativeStatement

If I were a fringe player in any pro sport, about to lose my millions per year salary because I’m not as good or as cheap as the young kids coming along, I would declare myself queer to protect my job. What a brilliant idea - wait, too late.


28 posted on 05/08/2013 7:56:57 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Released for his viewpoint. I hope he sues the Vikings and the NFL for viewpoint discrimination.


29 posted on 05/08/2013 8:25:42 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

“Released for his viewpoint.”

According to the stats he is the worst punter in the NFL. I do not believe it has anything to do with viewpoints. I think it has everything to do with ability.


30 posted on 05/08/2013 9:28:36 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Osage Orange
If he was....he'd not be in a grave. LOL!!! (sic)

He would if he had been buried alive.

31 posted on 05/08/2013 9:57:50 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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To: ConservativeStatement

So... Is this punter a turd poker?
Is Dayton?

What’s with all the chippy anus lovers these days?
It’s gotten way out of hand.


32 posted on 05/08/2013 10:03:07 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ConservativeStatement

In Liberal LaLa Land, yes


33 posted on 05/08/2013 10:06:15 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Pan_Yan
On a (maybe) related not the Ravens released their second string player who was blabbing about gay marriage before the Super Bowl.

No pro sports team needs locker room distractions.

34 posted on 05/09/2013 7:50:36 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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