The tweets are not overtly angry of course. Kluwe can be blunt when he wants but he can also be subtle. He knows the fine art of the gentle shot. He took another one on Tuesday when he tweeted (during a discussion about his Webby award and why he will not be able to attend the ceremony):
However, the NFL operates by its own rules, and that means practice and OTAs are important. Gotta get ready for the season! #focus
— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) May 21, 2013
While a Viking, Kluwe was accused of spending too much time worrying about outside activities and not enough time focusing on punting. Among the accusers was his own special teams coach Mike Priefer, who famously called him out in public. Did that alleged lack of focus really affect Kluwe’s performance? Maybe, maybe not. But clearly Kluwe believes it did not. And he has not been shy about defending himself.
Okay okay, so maybe it’s time to let this go. Both for Kluwe and for me. But I just sort of enjoy the lingering unpleasantness. I like the passive-aggressive shots. I wish Mike Priefer were on Twitter so a full-on hashtag war could get going. But I doubt Priefer gets how to use hashtags. He doesn’t seem like the hashtag sort. He’s more of a “call a guy out in public” sort.
Not everyone appreciates subtlety.