Why Do Most College Football Kickers Suck? Chris Kluwe Explains.

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering condiments, shitty kickers, parental responsibilities, jalapeño ass, and more. » 4/15/14 2:29pm Tuesday 2:29pm

Texts With Blair Walsh May Corroborate Kluwe's Claims Against Priefer

Clayton Halunen, an attorney for Chris Kluwe, claims that text messages between his client and Vikings kicker Blair Walsh support Kluwe's allegations that Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer created a hostile and homophobic work environment in response to his increased support for same-sex marriage. He also… » 1/25/14 6:52pm 1/25/14 6:52pm

Chris Kluwe Says Wishing Unemployment On Mike Priefer Was "Too Harsh"

In his column alleging that Vikings special teams coach Mike Preifer used homophobic slurs and pushed him off the team, Chris Kluwe said he wanted to make sure Priefer "never holds a coaching position again in the NFL, and ideally never coaches at any level." He's backing off that a bit. » 1/08/14 5:47pm 1/08/14 5:47pm

"Distractions" Are Bullshit

So Chris Kluwe blew up the Internet last week with this post, entitled "I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot," and the sports world instantly split into two factions: Those who cheered on Kluwe, and those who thought he was a disgruntled ex-punter looking for revenge and working in cahoots… » 1/06/14 3:25pm 1/06/14 3:25pm

Vikings Launch Independent Investigation Of Chris Kluwe's Claims

Yesterday, the Vikings promised a review of Chris Kluwe's allegations that he was released in part due to his public comments supporting gay rights, and that assistant coach Mike Priefer used homophobic language in team meetings. Today the team revealed more details, and they're bringing in the big guns to investigate. » 1/03/14 4:53pm 1/03/14 4:53pm

Mike Priefer Denies He Is A Bigot

Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer has issued a statement in response to former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe's accusation that he is a bigot who once said, "We should round up all the gays, send them to an island, and then nuke it until it glows." In the statement, Priefer claims that he does not… » 1/02/14 6:45pm 1/02/14 6:45pm

Vikings Vow To Investigate Chris Kluwe's Allegations

The Vikings have released a statement reacting to Chris Kluwe's article from earlier today, in which he alleged that he was released from the team in part because of his outspoken support of gay rights, and accused assistant coach Mike Priefer of being an outright homophobic bigot. The statement reads: » 1/02/14 4:42pm 1/02/14 4:42pm

I Was An NFL Player Until I Was Fired By Two Cowards And A Bigot

Hello. My name is Chris Kluwe, and for eight years I was the punter for the Minnesota Vikings. In May 2013, the Vikings released me from the team. At the time, quite a few people asked me if I thought it was because of my recent activism for same-sex marriage rights, and I was very careful in how I answered the… » 1/02/14 12:52pm 1/02/14 12:52pm

A Retired NFL Pro Skips the Autograph Line for a Call of Duty Lobby

Seven years ago, Hunter Hillenmeyer was signing autographs in a Jewel-Osco supermarket up in Fox Lake, Ill., the kind of ham-and-egg gig that any Chicago Bear could expect at some point in his career if he was any good. It wasn't anyone's idea of stressful work. Smile, pretend to be famous, collect your couple-three… » 12/08/13 12:29pm 12/08/13 12:29pm

Why Deadspin Sucks, By NFL Free Agent Chris Kluwe

Some people are fans of the website Deadspin. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the website Deadspin. This 2013 website preview is for those in the latter group. You can read last year's preview here. » 9/06/13 12:00pm 9/06/13 12:00pm

Chris Kluwe Signs With The Oakland Raiders

It looks like our boy has finally found work. Chris Kluwe punted for the Minnesota Vikings for eight years, but was cut 10 days ago to make room for a younger, cheaper option: rookie punter Jeff Locke out of UCLA. In his time at Minnesota, he carved out a resume as maybe the best punter in franchise history. As the… » 5/16/13 8:42pm 5/16/13 8:42pm

Chris Kluwe And Brendon Ayanbadejo File A "Cockmonster"-Free…

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo have been the most outspoken proponents of gay marriage in the NFL, if not in all of sports. This fall, they found themselves on the right side of gay-marriage referendums in their respective states, Minnesota and Maryland, whereupon both Kluwe and… » 2/28/13 2:35pm 2/28/13 2:35pm

Chris Kluwe Rickrolled Roger Goodell In The Commissioner's Reddit Q&A

Roger Goodell briefly exposed himself to the internet masses on Reddit today, answering roughly nothing of interest and talking around anything remotely controversial. ("The blackout rule has served us well for several decades." "[Uniform regulations] were put in place in the 60s and have served us well.") » 1/28/13 3:35pm 1/28/13 3:35pm

Tuesday Night Fights: Chris Kluwe Breaks Down Some Dudebros Brawling…

Welcome to Tuesday Night Fights, a weekly celebration and analysis of street-fight videos found on YouTube. Tonight's fisticuffs: "Unbelievable street fight in Hollywood - Bro vs. Hipster." Tonight's commentator: friend of Deadspin Chris Kluwe, a sensible human who is scheduled to appear on tonight's Colbert Report.… » 1/08/13 10:00pm 1/08/13 10:00pm