New Vikings punter Jeff Locke gave Chris Kluwe props for helping defeat marriage amendment
|Jeff Locke (right) followed in Kluwe's path from from UCLA to Minnesota.|
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No doubt, Chris Kluwe is irreplaceable, but it appears new Vikings punter Jeff Locke has a lot in common with the man whose job he took.
First, Locke and Kluwe both attended UCLA. In fact, if Locke's Twitter feed is any indication, it appears he's a big Kluwe fan who was proud of his fellow Bruin for the key role he played in helping defeat Minnesota's same-sex-marriage-banning constitutional amendment. From last November 7:
Later that month, Kluwe attended a UCLA-USC game with fellow Viking and USC album Matt Kalil, and the two placed a friendly wager on the outcome:
@chriswarcraft congrats on the amendment not passing! No doubt you had a huge impact on the final result. How you been punting?-- Jeff Locke (@jefflocke18) November 7, 2012
After UCLA won, Locke urged Kluwe not to let Kalil off easy:
Made a bet with @mattkalil today on U$C/UCLA game. Loser has to do pushups equal to the winning team's score, at midfield after the game.-- Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) November 12, 2012
If that's not enough, Locke and Kluwe also share a favorite pastime -- video games.
Great to see @chriswarcraft at the game too. Lets hope Matt Kalil owns up to the bet. I like the fight song idea the best-- Jeff Locke (@jefflocke18) November 18, 2012
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