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(Deadspin)   Chris Kluwe tells the story of how he was an NFL player until he was fired by "two cowards and a bigot"   ( deadspin.com) divider line
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2014-01-02 05:06:47 PM  
4 votes:

Piizzadude: How did the Bengals not give him a call?

No arrest record?
2014-01-02 03:36:37 PM  
3 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: Which is not what I'd expect from a man named Leslie.

All I know is that you never call a man named Leslie "Shirley."
2014-01-02 04:57:10 PM  
2 votes:

ariseatex: FTFA: Near the end of November, several teammates and I were walking into a specialist meeting with Coach Priefer. We were laughing over one of the recent articles I had written supporting same-sex marriage rights, and one of my teammates made a joking remark about me leading the Pride parade. As we sat down in our chairs, Mike Priefer, in one of the meanest voices I can ever recall hearing, said: "We should round up all the gays, send them to an island, and then nuke it until it glows." The room grew intensely quiet, and none of the players said a word for the rest of the meeting. The atmosphere was decidedly tense. I had never had an interaction that hostile with any of my teammates on this issue-some didn't agree with me, but our conversations were always civil and respectful. Afterward, several told me that what Mike Priefer had said was "messed up."

Ahh, brings me back to sophomore year of high school.  One of my friends told me this.  I was still in the Narnia setting on my closet, so did he know he was telling me I should die?  Probably not.  Did it keep me in the closet even longer?  Probably.

And he doesn't even realize that if you did that, all you're doing is creating a race of radioactive super-gays who can shoot rainbow lasers out of their eyes that turn god-fearing Christians into liberal homos.
2014-01-03 01:48:30 PM  
1 vote:

machoprogrammer: The average retard yard per punt is pretty good, actually, but other than that, he was just not a good punter.

It is quite important to me that my kicker have low retard yards as well.
2014-01-03 01:27:48 AM  
1 vote:
I can't help but wonder if the Duck Dynasty fans are up in arms about this guy's 1st Amendment rights here.

Remember, as they understand it, if your job fires you for speaking your mind, it's a sign that Obama has suspended the Constitution. Someone had better call Sarah Palin and Bobby Jindal immediately.
2014-01-02 05:07:02 PM  
1 vote:

ariseatex: netweavr: desertgeek: If I was him, I would've tried to contact the Vikings owner privately before writing this publicly. But that's just me.

To be fair, he didn't accuse the Vikings organization of anything. Just a few individuals with decision influencing/making positions.

Maybe a Vikings and/or NFC North fan can fill me in, does Wilf have an overly hands-on reputation the likes of Jerry Jones or Dan Snyder, or is he hands-off?

Hands-off. The Wilfs understand they made their money in shady real-estate deals, and that's what they know. They hire people who made their money in football to handle football decisions.
2014-01-02 04:38:56 PM  
1 vote:
I choose to believe that both sides are partially right. Mike Priefer is a raging asshole and homophobe; Chris Kluwe is nothing special as a punter and not irreplaceable.
2014-01-02 04:18:49 PM  
1 vote:
Two cowards, one bigot?
2014-01-02 04:11:36 PM  
1 vote:

sigdiamond2000: The response to this from the jocksniffer set should be interesting.

We'll surely get some "sanctity of the locker room" bullsh*t mixed with a dose "who cares? why is this a story" and a dash of some derivation of "shoving it down our throats."

(Non-Spartan) Warrior Code!
2014-01-02 04:07:07 PM  
1 vote:
The response to this from the jocksniffer set should be interesting.

We'll surely get some "sanctity of the locker room" bullsh*t mixed with a dose "who cares? why is this a story" and a dash of some derivation of "shoving it down our throats."
2014-01-02 01:52:59 PM  
1 vote:
On Sept. 10, I was once again called into Leslie Frazier's office. Coach Frazier asked me if I was going to keep speaking out on the matter of same-sex marriage and equality. I responded that I was, and I related what Zygi Wilf had said to me at the game the day before. Coach Frazier looked stunned and put his hand across his face. He then told me: "Well, he writes the checks. It looks like I've been overruled."

It sounds to me like Leslie Frazer is a raging homophobe.  Which is not what I'd expect from a man named Leslie.
2014-01-02 01:44:20 PM  
1 vote:
Kluwe is a really great guy and has demonstrated his bona fides, so I'm very much inclined to believe him here. Mike Preifer should be fired.
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