The Minneapolis.org website recently posted an article–The Life of an NFL Punter: Chris Kluwe-Style–which was written by Kluwe. We always enjoy Kluwe’s humor and thoughtfulness, (although we hope our Vikings can benefit from a little more precise punting than we’ve seen in the first two weeks to effect the field position game). We thought we’d share some of it for you, but visit their site to read the entire blog post!
“Most people think we just show up at the stadium and play the game. This is not true! There are thousands of tiny little details that go into creating a successful gameday experience, and I’m here to give you a behind the scenes look of the 24 hours leading up to an NFL game.
From a punter’s perspective, of course.
Saturday (Travel day)
7am – Wake up, grumble about having to wake up before 9. Drink a Gatorade (hydration is important!). Drive to facility.
7:20am – Eat breakfast, grumble about having special teams meetings so early. Drink a water. Stare at phone to pass time.
8am – Special teams meeting. Give every indication of alertness while silently thinking of ways to successfully invade Russia in winter. Nod vaguely and grunt if name is called.
9am – Team meeting. Drink another Gatorade, try to avoid urinating in pants (no one wants a repeat of ’07). Make a beeline for bathroom once meeting ends.
9:15am – Play dominos against long snapper. Beat him repeatedly until he swears and storms off. Stare at phone for remainder of time wondering why no one is updating their site at 9am on a Saturday.”
Enjoy the entire post at www.Minneapolis.org. Kluwe always keeps us entertained and thinking.