Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Chris Kluwe's price to give up No. 5
By Kevin Seifert
Leave it to Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe to insert some humor into what has been a tense day for his organization.
Kluwe has worn No. 5 for the Vikings since his 2005 arrival. Upon the news that quarterback Donovan McNabb had agreed to a trade that would send him to the Vikings, Kluwe immediately placed a price (via Twitter) on the number McNabb has worn his entire career.
So here's the deal. If McNabb comes and wants 5, it's his, BUT he has to promise to mention Tripping Icarus in at least 5 press conferences.
Who (or what) is Tripping Icarus? Naturally, it's a Minneapolis-based alternative rock band. Kluwe is the bassist.
Let's see whether McNabb shares in the humor.
What number will Kluwe take? No. 4 would work, he tweeted, because "pi is not an option."