Originally Posted by displacedinMN
Kluwe seems to forget he is a football player.
Lately, he has been using his "celebrity" to push his views on everything.
He has started a blog, vblog, yell campaign. He made commercials against the gay marriage amendment.
He is another "celebrity" that thinks that his opinion is so important that he thinks everyone should hear it and follow what he believes.
Just because he is "famous" does not mean I will listen to him and change my views.
I hate when those think they are more informed or in touch with reality than me.
How is what he did different then what you are doing with this post? I agree that when a celebrity uses time at an awards show to say something its going over the line because that's not what I think the platform is for. What he does on his own blogs ect. is different. Having a profession doesn't mean you can't care about other things. He isn't forcing you to read.
His view on you vs. the writers are completely different. I doubt he looks down at you for not caring about punting, but here is the difference between you and the writers. It's the writers job to know, to know who to vote for and why. Big difference. Big reason why I think he has a right to get on them about what they do and don't know. Be intelligent, care about intellectual things, or don't. I don't care and I don't judge. Damned if I know the meaning of life. BUT, if you take a position where understanding something is important, then you damn well better try to understand it.