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    Kluwe cut

    Chris Kluwe of Minnesota Vikings released - ESPN

    Wish him the best. I liked him. Unfortunately, age, salary, below average performance, and yes outspokenness, probably doomed him. Hope he signs with another team and continues his career.


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    Re: Kluwe cut

    Lucky guy, more time for World of Warcraft.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Lucky guy, more time for World of Warcraft.
    yeah, hopefully he saved enough dough to pay the monthly fee for a while. Although, I'm guessing he could get a gig writing for Deadspin, if he so desired. They're pretty enamored with him.


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    Re: Kluwe cut

    More time for Tripping Icarus?



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    Re: Kluwe cut

    Interview with PA

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    Re: Kluwe cut

    The whole, if you know who the punter is something is wrong principle.



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    Re: Kluwe cut

    A good lesson in "Free Speech".


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Re: Kluwe cut

    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    A good lesson in "Free Speech".
    A good lesson in the salary cap era and the 'what have you done for me lately' nature of sports.


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    Re: Kluwe cut

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    Chris Kluwe of Minnesota Vikings released - ESPN

    Wish him the best. I liked him. Unfortunately, age, salary, below average performance, and yes outspokenness, probably doomed him. Hope he signs with another team and continues his career.
    Quote Originally Posted by HGPuck View Post
    A good lesson in the salary cap era and the 'what have you done for me lately' nature of sports.
    I also liked Kluwe and didn't mind him speaking his mind at all. His performance has been spotty and he was making a pretty high salary.

    Good business move by the Vikings in my opinion.



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    Re: Kluwe cut

    It's funny how a lot of people think we cut him because of him speaking out. He just wasn't performing that well, wish he would have spent more time working on his punting.

    Hope the new guy is the next Blair Walsh of punting



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    Re: Kluwe cut

    Quote Originally Posted by hexodat64 View Post
    It's funny how a lot of people think we cut him because of him speaking out. He just wasn't performing that well, wish he would have spent more time working on his punting.

    Hope the new guy is the next Blair Walsh of punting
    He better be for a 5th



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    Quote Originally Posted by HGPuck View Post
    A good lesson in the salary cap era and the 'what have you done for me lately' nature of sports.
    I don't disagree at all, but once the ST coach went on radio stating Klewe should "just shut up and worry about punting" I think the writing was on the wall.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    A good lesson in "Free Speech".
    Free speech has nothing to do with employees and employers.



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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCyd View Post
    Free speech has nothing to do with employees and employers.
    Which is the point I was trying to make, in a clumsy sort of way. Kluwe is free to say what he wants. The Vikings are free to replace him.


    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acylum View Post
    Which is the point I was trying to make, in a clumsy sort of way. Kluwe is free to say what he wants. The Vikings are free to replace him.
    I thought your point was good. I've worked with people who don't understand that documents meant to limit to the government don't exactly translate their workplace. I agree with the people who say that Kluwe was cut because he wasn't that good, but thought you made a good point.



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