Kluwe thinks he and Tebow are in “the same boat”

Chris Kluwe, who wrote a Deadspin article about being cut by the Vikings because he  actively supports gay rights, believes Tim Tebow is also being kept out of the NFL for speaking his own views.

Appearing on super-douche Keith Olbermann’s show, Kluwe says:

As much as we are polar opposites on the things we stand for, Tebow is the exact same way. There are backup quarterbacks in the NFL right now that Tebow is certainly better than — he could fill a role with a team. But because he brings this other stuff with him, just like I bring my other stuff with me, teams look at it like, ‘We don’t want it. We don’t want players speaking out. We don’t want players doing anything other than football.’”

And what’s wrong with that?

Unless you’re a Hall of Famer, like Ray Guy should be, no one cares what a punter does… period. If you make more than $1M a year, you’re in danger unless you’re an Pro Bowl level punter. You don’t score points, you don’t do anything … except in the case of Kluwe, put your own beliefs ahead of his game. If you were Shane Lechler, you might get a pass, but you’re not. If you were a linebacker, like Brendon Ayanbadejo, you could get a pass. If anything, Ayanbadejo has a complaint about getting cut. He’s a three time All-Pro, albeit on special teams.

Tebow, are you kidding me? The reason he’s not in the NFL today is because he doesn’t want to play fullback/H-back/not quarterback. Tebow can’t throw a football. If you can’t throw a football, you can’t play QB in the NFL. Period. Cut because of his views? There are owners out there who, if not for his football men, would bring Tebow aboard, just to get people in the stands.

 

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About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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