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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.

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23 Responses to “Kluwe seems to be ready to give up No. 5 for McNabb”
  1. shaggytoodle says: Jul 28, 2011 12:34 AM

    The last time I noticed a kicker or punter having this much fun Janikowski tested positve.

  2. canadianvikingfaniii says: Jul 28, 2011 12:37 AM

    Kluwe is too funny. He is my favorite Viking personality.

  3. dbellina says: Jul 28, 2011 12:44 AM

    Kluwe is the man.

  4. trbowman says: Jul 28, 2011 12:55 AM

    Anybody see Kluwe’s message to Nate Jackson?

  5. trbowman says: Jul 28, 2011 12:57 AM

    Oh, it’s posted in this article. Lol.

  6. thephantomstranger says: Jul 28, 2011 1:07 AM

    If Kluwe switches to #4, he’ll already have the best-selling jersey in Minnesota.

  7. eaglesnoles05 says: Jul 28, 2011 1:18 AM

    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…

  8. mrcowpatty says: Jul 28, 2011 1:22 AM

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

  9. terrellblowens says: Jul 28, 2011 1:28 AM

    Just cross out Favre and you now have a Chris Kluwe jersey, Vikings fans

  10. 6250claimer says: Jul 28, 2011 1:41 AM

    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.

  11. Slim Charles says: Jul 28, 2011 2:34 AM

    Jesus Christ, nobody cares what this punter thinks.

  12. illwillthemick says: Jul 28, 2011 2:44 AM

    is this guy the brian wilson on the nfl? lmao.. they should give him Pi lol.

  13. bigvinnyinjax says: Jul 28, 2011 7:07 AM

    Favorite kicker all time.

  14. daburgher says: Jul 28, 2011 7:32 AM

    I bet McNabb has a better year than Peyton.

  15. weneedlinemen42 says: Jul 28, 2011 7:34 AM

    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.”

  16. 12strikes says: Jul 28, 2011 7:39 AM

    Any truth that little Donny held his breath until Kluwe agreed to give up his number?

  17. skane2005 says: Jul 28, 2011 8:12 AM

    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

  18. oranjellojones says: Jul 28, 2011 8:16 AM

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

    Hah!! Best Punter ever!!

  19. 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

  20. antalicus says: Jul 28, 2011 12:21 PM

    Read Nate Jacksons Wiki page. Kluwe had some fun with it.

  21. brewdogg says: Jul 28, 2011 1:07 PM

    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.

  22. dcviking says: Jul 28, 2011 1:07 PM

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

  23. brewdogg says: Jul 28, 2011 1:08 PM

    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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