There’s a war of words going on between Nate Jackson and Chris Kluwe

Minnesota Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell (C) celebrates his 35-yard winning fieldgoal in overtime with teammates holder Chris Kluwe (5) and tight end Visanthe Shianco (81) in overtime of their NFC,NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Minneapolis November 7, 2010. REUTERS/Eric Miller (UNITED STATES – Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Deadspin is enjoying the fruits of Nate Jackson’s labor. You see, punter Chris Kluwe took to Twitter to slam four players (Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Vincent Jackson, Logan Mankins) for being greedy “#douchebags” and Jackson responded with a long, hilarious diatribe about Kluwe and the punter position in general.

The entire thing is worth a read, but this part was particularly funny.

During practice, while the rest of the team does football things, the punter stands off in space with his only two friends, the kicker and the snapper, reciting movie quotes and practicing his golf swing. When his moment finally arrives, and the coach yells, “Punt team!” he takes his place 15 yards behind the snapper and, in the span of 10 minutes, executes five or 10 punts.

After punt team is done, the punter mope-jogs to the sideline where he disappears once more into the protoplasm of his irrelevance. No one knows he’s there. No one would know if he left. And no one would care.

Now the reason Jackson spoke up is because he doesn’t think Kluwe, a punter, has the right to say anything negative about the NFLPA or its players during the CBA negotiations. Kluwe responded in kind.

You talk about me like I’m some kind of disease, like punters are some kind of infection that should be excised for the good of the game and how dare we raise our voices when our betters are talking. According to you, punters should be happy to sit in the corner and be treated like shit because we do something different, something that the other 54 members of the team can’t do.

Wait, let’s parse that last clause for just a second — “something that the other 54 members of the team can’t do.” Huh. Would you look at that. Tell me, Nate, how well can you punt a football? What’s that you say? You CAN’T punt a football?

Then why in fuck would you think that, just because I can punt, my opinion is somehow less valid?

Nate Jackson vs. Chris Kluwe…does it end here?

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