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#1 OFFLINE   Tom Moore

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:44 AM

Longtime Minnesota Vikings punter and holder of more than 10 team punting records, Chris Kluwe joined VikeFans.com on Wednesday. Chris talks about music, video games, being owed an ice cream cone, a lot about his experience as a Viking football, some talk about pranks, and his most memorable moments as a Viking.

Chris also discusses some of his rationale on why he believes he was terminated from his NFL job beyond performance.

Chris was proud to be a Minnesota Viking, and as you see from his closing comment, once a Viking, always a Viking.

Please welcome Chris Kluwe to the VikeFans.com Longship.

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#2 OFFLINE   Montana Tom Re: Article - Chris Kluwe Interview on VikeFans.com - 7-16-14

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 05:57 AM

Okay, looks like I'm the first to tap into this keg....



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:03 AM

Here's what I take from this: somebody stepped up to the plate here, under a lot of pressure and scrutiny and knocked it out of the park.

 

I'm talking about you, Tom. Well freaking done, sir. Tip o' the cap. 

 

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p.s. And no matter how you feel about Chris Kluwe and where you stand on this situation, thank you Chris for being a man of your word and sticking with this interview from a timeframe standpoint. 


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#4 OFFLINE   Montana Tom Re: Article - Chris Kluwe Interview on VikeFans.com - 7-16-14

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:15 AM

Love the warmup with the ice cream cone...great way to loosen up the conversation up front.

 

Very engaging interviewing style, Tom.  A well-done interview that allows us to get a more well-rounded view of Chris Kluwe.  And yes, lots of football, lots of Viking memories.  A good listen for all.



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:17 AM

....so much for the all of hand wringing that Kluwe might try to "steer" the interview...... nicely done.....


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:26 AM

....so much for the all of hand wringing that Kluwe might try to "steer" the interview...... nicely done.....

 

this is me eating crow....

 

Tom,  I was wrong about Chris's intent and purpose,  but definately not wrong about your abilities.   Great job as usual.  For those that said they were going to avoid this interview because they dont want political/social agendas shoved in your face..... listen to it.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:43 AM

I've changed my mind about him. Seems like a really good guy, and he sounds very credible.

I still contend that his problem was his delivery ... A well-spoken gentleman could have done far better than the way he portrayed himself.

I don't think there will be a lawsuit ... He would lose. At the very least, I think he will improve issues inside the NFL locker room.

Excellent job Tom.
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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:45 AM

Tom. You,sir, are amazing! This just might be your best interview to date!!! :cheers2:  :fistbump:   :Clap_02:  :Clap_02:  :Clap_02:

Chris. just want to thank you for taking the time to do this.Very  informative. loved hearing your take on Reggie Bush getting blown up in the championship game! :Clap_02:  :Clap_02:  :Clap_02:


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#9 OFFLINE   Mike Olson Re: Article - Chris Kluwe Interview on VikeFans.com - 7-16-14

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:22 AM

great job Tom I just got done listening and I dont think you could have handled the interview any better. The thing that I like about your interview process is that you're not digging for dirt you're not trying to get the negativity out it's just simple forward and to the point

with traditional media it seems that there such an importance on trying to dig up controversy. there's so much that's been blown up around him in the team that there's no need for that. thanks again for doing this interview.

 

And Chris if yer reading thanks again and let me know when your band is playing!


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:27 AM

Great job Tom, really well managed and interesting.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:40 AM

Tom. IIRC... you mentioned that you weren't going to tweet about this interview... IMO,you might want to re-think that stance. This deserves all the pub it can get!!!!!!


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:43 AM

Tom  .IIRC... you mentioned that you weren't going to tweet about this interview... IMO,you might want to re-think that stance. This deserves all the pub it can get!!!!!!

 

He did tweet it. 


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:44 AM

He did tweet it. 

oops! my bad!



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:46 AM

oops! my bad!

 

No worries, he just did it a bit ago. Just wanted to let you know he did! 


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#15 OFFLINE   Mike Olson Re: Article - Chris Kluwe Interview on VikeFans.com - 7-16-14

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:49 AM

Oh shoot. I asked PTN and Pain if they had tweeted it leading to it being tweeted. Pain sorry I didn't realize (or forgot) that you were thinking of not tweeting it. If you didn't want it tweeted I apologize. 

 

 

But dang it was a great interview. 


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:55 AM

I have to say that my picture of Kluwe has been refreshed.

 

So much discussion and so many articles are based on the controversial topics.  Over time you forget that there's a regular person behind it (and a pretty damn good punter too).

 

I would expect any other media outlet to focus on how much controversy (and therefore revenue) someone like Chris Kluwe could generate.  You really did a fantastic job of stripping that controversy away and showing that there are a lot more interesting things to focus on.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:58 AM

He did tweet it. 

 

That was me.  I never caught any discussion about not tweeting it. 

 

I don't understand the logic behind not tweeting something like this.  It's a pretty outstanding interview.  People should hear it.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:59 AM

Very good job Tom. Great line of questioning!

 

I'm glad to hear CK has softened his tone on firing Priefer. Hopefully that is a sign he is maturing. Hopefully we won't see any more tweets like the ones Sass reminded us of yesterday. Chris has always been very funny. That segment with McNabb was one of the funniest things I've seen from a player and he was a favorite of mine at that time. Clearly he is not one of my favorites now but more maturity like this could win me back.


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#19 OFFLINE   PTN Re: Article - Chris Kluwe Interview on VikeFans.com - 7-16-14

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:00 AM

What the heck.  Three posts in a row :)

 

I also wanted to say thanks to Chris for both the interview and for all the hard work with the Vikings over the years. 


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 08:01 AM

What the heck.  Three posts in a row :)

 

I also wanted to say thanks to Chris for both the interview and for all the hard work with the Vikings over the years. 

 

No worries, I broke them up for you. :)


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