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If you have. . .well, have I found a deal for you!
Former Chicago Bears' linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer has designs on launching something called "Overdog." According to this interview with Hillenmeyer in Forbes, what Overdog is designed to do is connect athletes that like to play video games to. . .well. . .other people that like to play video games. As you may or may not have heard, Mr. Kluwe likes to indulge in the occasional video game and. . .
SHUT UP AND GET TO THE PART ABOUT WHERE WE CAN HANG OUT WITH KLUWE, DAMN IT!
Fine, fine, okay. . .
Before Overdog can launch, Hillenmeyer wants to raise $100,000 for various aspects of the project. In order to do this, they've done what pretty much everyone with a project is doing these days. . .started their own Kickstarter to raise money. Like other Kickstarter drives, there are various levels of pledges you can give, with a higher pledge giving you a higher level of recognition, access, whatever. One of the levels you can pledge at. . .and there are only four spots available at this level. . .will give you the following:
The Kluwe Experience. Describing a day with OverDog advisory board member Chris Kluwe any other way would be shortchanging him. One lucky fan will have the chance to receive a punting lesson (in Minneapolis), play some video games (likely World of Warcraft), and soak in the wisdom from the NFL's most interesting man. Unfortunately, travel is not included but a Forever Subscription is.
The price for this is. . .well, it's not cheap. In fact, it's $4,000 worth of not cheap. But still, it's an opportunity. (Hell, considering they're asking the same price to hang out with Hank Baskett, it's a damn bargain.) And hey, if you don't have $4,000 burning a hole in your pocket or anything, there are other levels you can contribute at as well. As a gamer myself, I just think it's sort of cool that Kluwe is involved in something like this.