Donovan McNabb, as you know, will be playing quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in 2011. Also, as you probably know, McNabb has been wearing the number five his whole career.
What you might NOT know, unless you really love punting, is that Vikings punter Chris Kluwe already wears number five for the Minnesota Vikings.
Is there a deal to be worked out that would get McNabb the No. 5? There is!
As it happens, Chris Kluwe is a prolific tweeter, and posted this upon the news of McNabb heading north.
Tripping Icarus is a progressive rock band in Minneapolis. Their bassist is Chris Kluwe.
You have to admire Kluwe’s creativity here. Punters generally don’t get a lot of microphones shoved in their faces. If he wanted to be the subject of his own press conference, Chris Kluwe would have to, I don’t know, take the snap and literally eat a leather football right there on the field of play. McNabb mentions that he has athlete’s foot, and there are reporters camped outside his bathroom window.
Chris Kluwe is the second-best punting number-seller in NFL history. Jeff Feagles remains at the top of that list, having gotten Eli Manning to pay for a family vacation to Florida in exchange for the No. 10.