Kluwe seems to be ready to give up No. 5 for McNabb

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A reader raised a great point once it became obvious that the deal that will send quarterback Donovan McNabb from Washington to Minnesota is going down.

Will free-thinking, strong-willed punter Chris Kluwe give up No. 5?  If so, will his price tag be something like the blood of a newborn unicorn?

Unfortunately, it won’t be nearly as interesting as the contents of Kluwe’s recent rebuttal to Nate Jackson of Deadspin.  Kluwe has indicated a willingness to relinquish the new quarterback’s favorite number — and to assume the old quarterback’s favorite number.

“I will take number 4, since pi isn’t an option,” Kluwe said on Twitter.

But there is a price, and it doesn’t involve the blood of a unicorn.  Or any other extinct animal.

“My price is thus: He has to mention my band Tripping Icarus in 5 news conferences and donate $5,000 to the charity I give to,” Kluwe said.

Kluwe also has suggested that, upon taking the number 4, Kluwe will change his name to Threepointone.

We like it all, and we’re now waiting for Kluwe’s whiteboard cartoon that delves into the topic of quarterbacks wearing wristbands containing a list of the offensive plays.

23 responses to “Kluwe seems to be ready to give up No. 5 for McNabb

  1. Awesome. mcNabb will have fun with that in his pressers. I miss him, really. The guy we got is ok though, if you consider an MVP candidate ok…

  2. And the survey says? Just how many days will it take the Viking to relocate from the state of Minnesota ?

  3. McNuggets should just let Kluwe keep 5, and wear the big 0. He’s going to look like the 2nd coming of Daunte Coldpecker out there – after he was over the hill, just like Donovan.

  4. I had a lot of time for Kluwe already, but the his rebuttal of Nate Jackson on deadspin is priceless.

    ” at the same time, the franchise tag and restricted free agent tag aren’t exactly the kiss of death. One year under the RFA offer would be as much money as a doctor earns in his/her ENTIRE LIFE. W.T.F.

    You’re telling me that having to go one year making “only” as much money as most people will earn their entire lives is such a hardship that you need an extra $10 million payout for putting your name on a lawsuit? I honestly don’t know how to respond to that.”

  5. Do they even make jerseys for sale for punters??

    I just cant wait for McMartyr to get upset after someone calls him out on his low completion percentage this year. What was that quote again? “Ev’eybody makes mistakes in they lifetime, I guess they made a big one last year.” hahahahaaha

  6. “Kluwe also has suggested that, upon taking the number 4, Kluwe will change his name to Threepointone.”

    Hah!! Best Punter ever!!

  7. Kluwe should change his last name to Pitt. Then he could utilize the word for pi and the symbol for pi to spell out the name on his jersey:

    Piπ

  8. As weird as it may be, this lockout may have launched the career of a punter. Would we have taken such notice of him if there were regular news about the NFL? Somehow I get the feeling that in his later days he will look back on whatever road he takes after football and thank the lords of greed for the lockout of 2011.

  9. If Pat Williams found out they were giving out Pi as a number, he’d resign in heartbeat…

  10. dempsey63 says:
    Jul 28, 2011 11:56 AM
    Kluwe should change his last name to Pitt. Then he could utilize the word for pi and the symbol for pi to spell out the name on his jersey:

    Piπ
    —————-

    Nice!! Big thumbs-up for the creative mind!!

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