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    Quote Originally Posted by singersp View Post
    He was consistently getting on Priefer's nerves with his antics & opinions & he was becoming more productive in his personal agenda.

    His latest agenda, trying to get gay players to come out of the closet may have been crossing the line on off-field issues to on-field issues.
    Replace "gay" with "black" and replace "come out of the closet" with "make the roster" and it is not much different from the NFL in the Depression and WWII era. With human rights issues, often someone has to take a stand from the inside. If that bothers some players, they may do well to pull out Bob Dylan's 1964 album release and give it a listen.

    I agree that Kluwe's antics with the Ray Guy uniform violation was a distraction. A player may not make a personal statement on his uniform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minniman View Post
    Replace "gay" with "black" and replace "come out of the closet" with "make the roster" and it is not much different from the NFL in the Depression and WWII era. With human rights issues, often someone has to take a stand from the inside. If that bothers some players, they may do well to pull out Bob Dylan's 1964 album release and give it a listen.

    I agree that Kluwe's antics with the Ray Guy uniform violation was a distraction. A player may not make a personal statement on his uniform.
    you cannot replace gay with black. if you are black, you were born that way. it is not a choice.
    Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcdon00 View Post
    Why do you think that would bother a team? Do you think the Vikings and NFL want to keep gay players from coming out?
    I don't think it would bother a team if they had gay players or if they came out. The Vikings had (sezra Tuaolo). What Kluwe does on his own time outside of football I don't have issues with including his latest agenda of getting gays to come out, but when it starts hitting close to home in the NFL, it brings it into the locker room & into the NFL & it becomes a distraction. Those are the kinds of distractions Priefer wants to avoid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshallvike View Post
    you cannot replace gay with black. if you are black, you were born that way. it is not a choice.
    I don't mean to start an argument here, but being gay is not a choice either. They are born that way, too.

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    Chris Kluwe's farewell: 'Iíll never forget feeling Minnesota'

    I will miss my teammates, my friends, my house. I will miss Minnesota, a state I never even really thought about until I was informed that I would be working there. I will miss the fans, and how loud they made the Old Inflatable Toilet during key moments, sound echoing down from that dirty old roof (back before it collapsed) and deafening the other team.

    I will miss everything, but I will remember it all, and no matter how it ended, I will treasure the time I got to spend in this fine state. I may have to look California now (and I gotta be honest, the winters are a lot better) but Iíll never forget feeling Minnesota.
    A great farewell letter from Kluwe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveling_Vike View Post
    I don't mean to start an argument here, but being gay is not a choice either. They are born that way, too.
    thats a fallacy they have been teaching at gay college.
    Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.

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