Footballer Wants To Change Name To Show His Love of WoW

Chris Kluwe

A punter for the American Football Team Minnesota Vikings says that he loves playing World of Warcraft so much that he’s tossed around the idea of changing his name. His name (for today at least) is Chris Kluwe, his teammates know of his love of WoW and they’ve already given him an appropriate nickname but he is considering taking that name to the next level.

Here’s his discussion of the topic on his weekly radio program (original article from Star Tribune):

“I think more people like to hear me talk about playing video games than football,” said Kluwe, an expert at many video games. “I’ve played video games since I was 4 years old. I play them a lot more than I kick a football. I kick the ball about 45 minutes a day. I play video games about five or six hours a day. But that’s OK. I don’t watch TV.”

“Back when [Bengals receiver] Chad Johnson changed his name to Ocho Cinco, I told the guys at 93X that I was going to change my name to Chris ‘World of Warcraft,’ ” Kluwe said. “They said that’s too long. So they started calling me Chris ‘Warcraft.’ I could make a lot of money if I changed my name to that.”

He’s doing pretty well for himself. He recently renegotiated his contract for $8.3 million over the next 5 seasons.

According to his wikipedia page, he plays a troll rogue on the Kil’jaeden sever, keep an eye out for him. It’s unknown whether he plays a female or male char :-)


[via Gaming Angels]

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6 responses to Footballer Wants To Change Name To Show His Love of WoW

  1. Patrick

    Is it me, or does this guy bear a striking resemblance to Jim Carey?

  2. ChuckChuckRazool

    I don’t know. DO you look like Jim Carey? ZING!

  3. Dega

    Wow he does look like Jim Carey. Anyway that is actually pretty disturbing. Just the other day I saw a car with a custom license plate that said ‘XBOX’. Friggin brand whores. I had better not catch any of these guys claiming to be atheist. “Hail video games, our lord and master!”.

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  5. Parker

    He looks more like Daniel Tosh than Jim Carey.

  6. skryth

    I would say that he’s the love child of Tosh and Carey.

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