Chris Kluwe Profiled In Out Magazine


Sep 23, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe (5) looks to the video board in the fourth quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Metrodome. Vikings win 24-13. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE

You might want to read this profile of the ever-fascinating Chris Kluwe in Out Magazine. In it the outspoken punter explains his technique for coming up with new insults. “It has to be something that sticks in people’s minds,” Kluwe says. ““Generally the way you do that is to take a swear word — usually a part of someone’s anatomy — and attach it to something else that it normally wouldn’t go with. When you come up with a good one, you’ll know you have it because you’ll just start giggling to yourself.”

Kluwe also talks about exploding the myth of the moron athlete. “I’ve always relished breaking that stereotype of the dumb jock athlete because while I enjoyed athletics growing up, I also enjoyed reading and video games, and athletic sport is not what defines me as a person. I think as more and more generations start rising through the NFL, a lot of these kids see that it’s OK to be something other than an athlete.”

Oh, and there are pictures of him with his shirt off. Did I mention that?

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