Tuesday, May 07, 2013

il miglior fabbro

First Ringer has an excellent synopsis of the events surrounding the ashcanning of Chris Kluwe, former Vikings punter and all-around social media maven. He's done such a good job of explaining the matter that there's little reason for me to do anything except to offer a tip of the hat and a pull quote:

Kluwe’s value to the Minnesota Vikings was as a $1.4 million a year player at a reasonably expendable position. Simply put – you don’t get to be a distraction if you’re easily replaceable. And by every definition, Chris Kluwe is a distraction. Kluwe has run his mouth on issues beyond gay marriage. He’s been fined for “campaigning” for Ray Guy to get into the Hall of Fame. He’s appeared on the website Deadspin several times over the 2011 NFL Lockout where he attacked numerous players over their views.

Worse, Kluwe’s tactics are the epitome of his generation – foul-mouthed personal attacks against anyone who disagrees. Pro-lockout players are “douchebags” who stand for “pretty much the definition of greed.” His opponents are “a**hole f**kwits”, which also suggests he’s a plagiarist since I’m sure he stole that from Oscar Wilde.
I was thinking Dorothy Parker, but you never know. Anyway, go read the whole thing.

4 comments:

R.A. Crankbait said...

Yes, I'm pretty sure it was Dorothy Parker who said, "What fresh a**hole f**kwits is this?"

First Ringer said...

Thanks for the shout-out, D!

Gino said...

Kluwe is a native OC guy. he gets press here for that reason.

still...
its all about the money.
he could not live up to his.
case closed,
nothing to see here...

Mr. D said...

still...
its all about the money.
he could not live up to his


Yep.