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.”
It’s great to see Chris Kluwe having such a fun time with this situation. A lot of players get defensive about their numbers and it doesn’t seem to be much of an issue here. Kluwe has also tweeted about McNabb making a reasonable donation to one of Kluwe’s preferred charities. He also claims that he isn’t looking to pocket any money. However, if he could get some ‘band’ promotion, a sizable donation to his charity, and even a couple bucks in his pocket, i’m sure he won’t complain too much.