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Vikings radio voice lets Favre have it

As many some a few of you know, I do a weekly radio spot with Paul Allen of KFAN.  Paul also is the voice of the Vikings, and he’s excellent at what he does.  (Please don’t tell him I said that.)

All year, I’ve been warning Paul that, given the Vikings’ history, they ultimately will fail in a critical game, and in a new and spectacular way.

Frankly, it doesn’t get much more new or spectacular than it was last night.

For a brief slice of the fourth quarter, Vikings fans were able to persuade themselves that, indeed, a long-awaited return to the Super Bowl would happen, as the offense drove methodically down the field after a couple of early running plays in which coach Brad Childress seemed to be content to play for overtime, like Dennis Green had done 11 years earlier.

But then came one of the most confusing brain farts in NFL history, with 12 men in the huddle after a time out. 

And then came the play that could define the latter days of Brett Favre’s career, called with brutal — and accurate — honesty by Paul Allen.

Have a listen.

Paul Allen, you are my new hero.

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173 Responses to “Vikings radio voice lets Favre have it”
  1. mustbechris says: Jan 25, 2010 12:13 PM

    if PFT had a “like” button, i would hit it.

  2. JimmySmith says: Jan 25, 2010 12:14 PM

    The Vikings have an empty trophy case for good reason, they excel at choking in the most important part of a game. At least they are #1 in something.

  3. lebowski says: Jan 25, 2010 12:15 PM

    Paul Allen’s misery is my joy.

  4. Krashie2010 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:15 PM

    Give me a break, Florio……..
    Next to Peter King you’re the biggest Favre Apologist out there.
    Makes sense that Paul Allen is your new hero, your old one (Favre) cemented his legacy forever with that pick.
    Now…….can you and Peter King, get Favre to actually retire?????
    No, wait……seeing Vi-Queens fans get tortured over the next 8 months is too much fun.

  5. sugarlips says: Jan 25, 2010 12:15 PM

    All year, I’ve been warning Paul that, given the Vikings’ history, they ultimately will fail in a critical game, and in a new and spectacular way.
    ————————————-
    And yet you picked them to win.

  6. jbarr says: Jan 25, 2010 12:16 PM

    Welcome to my world with Brett, Vike fans

  7. vikingcole says: Jan 25, 2010 12:16 PM

    Mike Florio you have no soul. You are as fake as the tooth fairy. And quite frankly, you should be ashamed of yourself.

  8. sven_ftw says: Jan 25, 2010 12:16 PM

    PA keeps it real…

  9. kravon says: Jan 25, 2010 12:16 PM

    Favre always wants to be a hero.

  10. TNicks says: Jan 25, 2010 12:17 PM

    AWESOME!
    Karma!

  11. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Jan 25, 2010 12:17 PM

    As a fan of Farve, & like all Packers/Farve fans we understand that he hasn’t run for a 1st down in the last 12 years. He doesn’t want to get hit.

  12. MrHumble says: Jan 25, 2010 12:17 PM

    How can the announcer for a team pick one play and one player from an entire game of miscues to blame. I think this PA got caught up the the emotion of the game at the most critical time which is easy to do…….I would say he owes the entire Vikings team an apology.

  13. Gbp123 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:19 PM

    OH MY HEAVENS!!!

  14. MoPackerFan says: Jan 25, 2010 12:20 PM

    I enjoy how easy it is to blame Favre for the Vikings loss. Any other player would of left the game after the hits he took. He carried that pathetic Vikings offense all game.
    I have never seen a group of guys fold under pressure so badly. I take my hat off to Favre for gutting out this game and leaving everything he had on the field…. you can’t say that for any of the other offensive players.

  15. ClevJimbo says: Jan 25, 2010 12:20 PM

    I think Favre is getting too much blame for the loss. Had he ran the ball an gotten 5 yards that would have only given them a 50-yard field goal attempt–not exactly a gimme. An incomplete pass there and the Vikes are totally out of FG range.

  16. crispy says: Jan 25, 2010 12:21 PM

    If it makes you Vikes fans feel any better, Tavaris would have choked long before reaching the NFCCG…

  17. Mac says: Jan 25, 2010 12:21 PM

    Man, you can feel the pain and anger in his voice.
    I’ve always been a Brett Favre fan but that’s two complete boneheaded throws in NFC championship game in the span of three years…OUCH!!!
    By the way, I really wanted the Vikings to crash and burn; I just didn’t want it to be Favre’s fault

  18. zilla1126 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:22 PM

    If I was the owner I’d have that guy’s job.
    The home announcers should not be ranting like that.
    And no, (anticipates knee-jerk, non-thinking contrarian reply) I am not saying they should be shameless homers either.
    If anything, Farve should have run the ball for a few yards. And he himself said so in the press conference.
    But making bad decisions is what happens when you physically beat down ANY QB like the Saints did in that game.
    He also did not have a a lot of power on that last throw; he was deeply bruised like a boxer taking body shots.
    He makes that throw earlier in the game.
    And with two more years of seasoning Rice will know to aggressively come back to the ball on critical plays. Watch Reggie Wayne sometime.
    Those of you out there who are rooting for Farve to fail and whatnot; you are stupidly ignoring a piece of NFL history here.
    Farve playing like he has at his age will be something that is talked about in the NFL for the next 20 years.

  19. dboom92 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:22 PM

    Favre = Jim Kelly

  20. rydendonkeys says: Jan 25, 2010 12:23 PM

    lmao
    I MEAN YOU CAN TAKE A KNEE!!!
    Like Deknee Green did with 40 seconds to go and the best offense in history, with the greatest deep threat in history!!!
    SKOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. PennVike says: Jan 25, 2010 12:23 PM

    Florio,
    Sorry, but you got it wrong here. Listen to the call of the play again. Paul Allen is actually busting on the decision of the coaching staff to throw the ball in that situation. Favre obviously threw a pass he never should have thrown…but he isn’t the guy that called a pass instead of a run. That’s what Allen was yelling about.
    Listen to it again.

  22. wrath4771 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:23 PM

    “This isn’t Detroit, this is the Super Bowl!” I love that comment, but Florio you are the one of the last people on earth who should be acting like you weren’t on the Farve bandwagon. Farve didn’t cost the Vikings the game, he cost them a chance to win the game. Viking fans should be harping on Peterson’s three fumbles and his inability to hang on to the ball – something you have pointed out before Florio. Farve and the defense is the reason the Vikings were even able to lose in the NFC championship game

  23. Youngone says: Jan 25, 2010 12:24 PM

    This is why you will never make it past a blog Florio. You are biased everyday of your life.

  24. Philtration says: Jan 25, 2010 12:24 PM

    Nice!
    And if Favre finally does get the hell out of the NFL the Vikings will have the same QB mess that they were struggling with before they bought into the hillbilly show.
    SKOL!

  25. case1313 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:24 PM

    “All year, I’ve been warning Paul that, given the Vikings’ history, they ultimately will fail in a critical game, and in a new and spectacular way.”
    Florio is a regular Nostradamus…. Half of the things I predict happen as well, especially when its a 50/50 situation…………. Fricking hilarious…….

  26. gwinn1952 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:25 PM

    Here we are blaming Brett……yes he threw the INT but what about the 6 fumbles and I believe 4 lost….2 inside the 5 yard line, 1 inside the red zone, 1 on our 7 yard line. Given those never happened we’d be up by at least 14 points. Brett was trying to make a play and running for his life since the offensive line couldn’t keep him from almost getting killed. It was a team loss not a Brett Farve loss. We had two interference penalties to give first downs in the OT….but again Allen and fans choose to put the blame on one guy. Give me a break.

  27. PurpleIsForGays says: Jan 25, 2010 12:25 PM

    PAGING PERVY HARVIN, TWIZ, AND ALL OTHER VIKING HOMERS…….
    HERE’S A BIG F$^& YOU FROM THE REST OF THE SPORTS WORLD.
    On a side note, it’s good to see that the gunslinger still knows how to piss away a perfect opportunity.

  28. Mr. Beefhead says: Jan 25, 2010 12:26 PM

    You can hear Allen’s heart break. He’s so sick he can barely call the play. That made me sad, and I’m not a Vikings fan. Thanks for posting this

  29. LBPACKFAN says: Jan 25, 2010 12:26 PM

    (INSERT VIKING HORN)
    Rumor: Pervy is going from jolly rancher martini’s to apple martini’s.

  30. Twiz says: Jan 25, 2010 12:26 PM

    ANYONE that places the blame on Favre for losing the game is an absolute idiot! This includes Paul Allen who should lose his job after that!
    The Vikings had numerous chances to take the lead LONG before Favre threw that interception. Had Peterson not fumbles, had Harvin not fumbled, that particular play would be a moot point!

  31. rcpecook says: Jan 25, 2010 12:27 PM

    Paul Allen is a joke and fits right in in Minnesota!

  32. Duan says: Jan 25, 2010 12:27 PM

    See now I am getting mad!? Brett Favre was not the only one to blame on this!?
    Look at all the freakin’ fumbles too!
    Yes he was the quarterback, but just like the last play where he threw the interception, the defense couldn’t stop the saints offense in overtime!
    Puh-lease stop with the Brett Favre shinanigans, he took you to a championship game like, Sanchez took his, Phillips took his team to the playoffs after a terrible start and Tom Brady took his team to the playoffs too!
    I take my hat off to Brett Favre, personally it was a hard game to watch! Who truly wanted Brett Favre to lose? He is a legend in his own time and instead of rippin’em – he should be congradualted for the job he did this year, the whole team let each other down!
    I am saying all that as a true Browns fan!

  33. rjgreen3 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:27 PM

    vikings can’t blame farve. without all of the fumbles the game wouldn’t have been close; not to mention that the saints had close to 100 yrds in penalties that wasn’t taken advantage of.

  34. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 25, 2010 12:29 PM

    “How can the announcer for a team pick one play and one player from an entire game of miscues to blame.”
    Because in spite of all the miscues to that point, the Vikings had a chance to win the game in regulation and BertFarve did as BertFarve does and made a stupid throw into coverage and further cemented his status as an interception machine that chokes in the clutch.

  35. slipkid says: Jan 25, 2010 12:30 PM

    florio makes the tooth fairy look like a bastion of manhood and intrepidity.
    and who says favre didnt audible…

  36. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Jan 25, 2010 12:30 PM

    Is anybody honestly surprised that the Viqueens found yet another way to piss away yet another potential Super Bowl appearance? (Free clue: “Bud Grant” does NOT mean free beer.)

  37. myasylum says: Jan 25, 2010 12:31 PM

    Actually, I’m not a Vikings fan at all… BUT I felt bad for Favre. He gave 110%!

  38. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 25, 2010 12:33 PM

    Reminds me of another delicious Paul Allen call.
    NO!!!! NO!!!! The Cardinals have knocked the Vikings out of the playoffs!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK3CrCIV1XI

  39. buddyd says: Jan 25, 2010 12:33 PM

    Jeebuth, the Vikings were lucky to have any chance at all after losing 5 fumbles. If my team is in that situation I’d gladly take my chances with Favre throwing it. The 12 men in the huddle penalty was a huge mistake (but not Favre’s fault), and still they had a shot. Holy crap, even in OT, how about playing a little defense? Does anyone really think that Tarvaris Jackson (or Sage Rosenfells) would have gotten this team this far?

  40. The Notorious V.I.C. says: Jan 25, 2010 12:34 PM

    “You can take a knee and take a 56-yard field goal!!”
    Fifty-six. Yard. Field goal. With Ryan Longwell.
    This announcer is an idiot. Favre and the tight throws he was making all day were the only reason the Vikings were even in that game.

  41. C-Student says: Jan 25, 2010 12:34 PM

    pants on the ground indeed.
    please dont retire brett. we’ll miss the epic failures you seem to miraculously create every year.

  42. Supersuckers says: Jan 25, 2010 12:35 PM

    That may be better then his famous call at the end of the AZ game in 2004. You can hear the pain and frustration. LOL

  43. falstaff1962 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:37 PM

    I’m a Minnesota boy, but I feel certain in saying that game was lost long before the 12 man penalty or the interception. They lost that game in the first half with the Peterson fumble. And the Harvin fumble. And the other Peterson fumble. And the Berrian fumble. And the botched handoff exchange. And the…

  44. DanSnyderSux says: Jan 25, 2010 12:37 PM

    THIS IS NOT DETROIT, MAN! THIS IS THE SUPER BOWL!

  45. 3 yards and a cloud says: Jan 25, 2010 12:37 PM

    Favre should have run, I’ll give you that, BUT, doesnt this really show how bad Chilly is?
    Anytime you ask Favre to roll out on a waggle, you are begging him to try and sling it back to the other side of the field. Should of been a screen pass to Taylor, let him gain a few yards and get out of bounds. The call was the wrong one for the QB and the situation.
    In Childress’s final two plays he called a waggle for Favre and let 12 men head on to the field following a timeout. I think the coach has to take most of the blame for this one.

  46. God's Own Silver and Blue says: Jan 25, 2010 12:38 PM

    Pay no attention to that rant, people. It’s just the Vicodin talking.
    No wait, that’s Brett …

  47. Reasonable says: Jan 25, 2010 12:38 PM

    Farve threw season ending picks in 03 vs Philly (first play of OT) 07 (Triple coverage vs the Giants.) and yesterday. I remeber him throwing some in prevous years, ( ithink he threw 5 INTS vs the Rams.) but Yahoo sports didn’t have the game logs to conferm them. He has a history of doing this. He had a great season, but he gets too careless at critical times. Yesterday running right and throwing left, was a rookie mistake.

  48. hckcm7315 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:39 PM

    That was awesome! As a Packer fan I yelled that very same thing at the tv over and over again.
    You get what you pay for Vikes!

  49. overkil2 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:39 PM

    Yeah, I mean, you know, forget about the 5 fumbles the RBs had.
    He didn’t lose the game for them. Last I recall, he wasn’t on the field when Brees drove NO for that game winning FG.

  50. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 25, 2010 12:39 PM

    gwinn1952 says:
    January 25, 2010 12:25 PM
    Here we are blaming Brett……yes he threw the INT but what about the 6 fumbles and I believe 4 lost….2 inside the 5 yard line, 1 inside the red zone, 1 on our 7 yard line. Given those never happened we’d be up by at least 14 points. Brett was trying to make a play and running for his life since the offensive line couldn’t keep him from almost getting killed. It was a team loss not a Brett Farve loss. We had two interference penalties to give first downs in the OT….but again Allen and fans choose to put the blame on one guy. Give me a break.
    —————————-
    Favre threw 2 INTs and lost one fumble. Therefore, he was personally responsible for 3 of the Vikings’ 5 turnovers, one of them coming at a time when they had an opportunity to win the game.
    And his name is spelled F-A-V-R-E.

  51. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 25, 2010 12:40 PM

    PurpleIsForGays says:
    January 25, 2010 12:25 PM
    PAGING PERVY HARVIN, TWIZ, AND ALL OTHER VIKING HOMERS…….
    HERE’S A BIG F$^& YOU FROM THE REST OF THE SPORTS WORLD.
    ————————————————–
    Right here pin dick, I’m easy to find. Rest of the sports world?? Love to take you fishing.I would be the only one to come back,bet your ass on that fag.

  52. JimmyY says: Jan 25, 2010 12:40 PM

    The five yard penalty, if I’m not mistaken, really took them out of field goal territory, like a 55 yarder or so. The Percy Harvin gift fumble deep in their own territory had more impact than the late interception, plus the fumble after the gift from Reggie Bush. But that’s what’s going to get the most media attention, his interceptons, besides the fact Favre was getting the living crap beaten out of him no way the Vikings get that far without him. After all those turnovers it was amazing they were still in it the end of the fourth quarter.

  53. smiley says: Jan 25, 2010 12:41 PM

    It was simply a really good football game…two heavyweights knocking each other silly…and getting back up with each knock down. No player has anything to be ashamed of from last night. That’s why they play the game. Hail!

  54. kenyatta says: Jan 25, 2010 12:42 PM

    cant win games doing dumb stuff like 5 fumbles and a costly interception,vikes didnt want to win for some reason,cagey vet qb throwing across his body when there is nothing but open field in front of him to run for 7 ,8 yards then kick a field goal and you win.NOT THE YIKES

  55. Wrathchild says: Jan 25, 2010 12:44 PM

    Hahahahahha, too friggin funny.

  56. The Rural Juror says: Jan 25, 2010 12:44 PM

    Favre is gone. Hellooo Sage Rosenfels!

  57. longrodvanhungendong says: Jan 25, 2010 12:48 PM

    Take a chill pill Allen,that was a great game. Vikes had one helluva season. Favre played better than anybody would have expected for the year. The Saints didnt look strong enough to beat the Colts though. They forced all those TO/s and it still went into OT.

  58. Patrian says: Jan 25, 2010 12:48 PM

    Yea well… Favre made fewer mistakes than the rest of his team…
    I am not a Viking for Favre fan so no bias here…

  59. PFTiswhatitis says: Jan 25, 2010 12:51 PM

    LOL at all of the Favre apologists. How many years has this guy been in the league? How many years? And he makes a rookie mistake for what the nth-million time in his career? Gimme a break. Geez, protect the ball, throw it away, run for the 5 yards, slide, anything but throw across the middle into blindness. His dumbass ego was larger than his puny little bird brain.
    Brett Favre deserves to stew in this pathetic failure. Once again he let down his team, coach, and fans, hopefully for the last time ever.

  60. Myballshurt says: Jan 25, 2010 12:51 PM

    Idiots…..he is yelling “Why do you ponder passing?” To me that’s ripping the play caller…not Favre. But so what……why would he be your new hero. As a Packer fan I am sick that I am lumped with you guys. Florio was rooting for the Packers all year and picked the vikings to save face.
    I can bet that no one on this site ever played the game of football beyond pop Warner. If you did you would know just like Terri Bradshaw said “Brett is the best of all time”. Not “one of the best”….”THE best”.
    They say misery loves company….it shows today what miserable lives most of you dicks live.

  61. Wipackman says: Jan 25, 2010 12:52 PM

    Brett is a great player but he has not won a game of signifigance since 1998…… I would really lay the blame though on their coaching staff. They were running the ball effectively and should have stayed with that lead draw and then lined up and kicked a field goal. Glad they are flippin stoooooooooooooooooopid !!!

  62. someone_smarter_than_you says: Jan 25, 2010 12:53 PM

    PennVike says:
    January 25, 2010 12:23 PM
    Florio,
    Sorry, but you got it wrong here. Listen to the call of the play again. Paul Allen is actually busting on the decision of the coaching staff to throw the ball in that situation. Favre obviously threw a pass he never should have thrown…but he isn’t the guy that called a pass instead of a run. That’s what Allen was yelling about.
    Listen to it again.
    ————————————————–
    I thought Vikings fans agreed that after the Carolina game, Favre should call the plays. Isn’t that why they beat Dallas? Favre changing plays at the line? Oh, I see, it’s subjective.
    I guarantee as stupid as Chilly can be (OK, maybe not guarantee, but unlikely), he didn’t talk into Favre’s helmet with “strong left, sprint right, Z pump, cross body throw, pick to end the season…try to get them on the hard count”

  63. FordPSD60 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:53 PM

    Favre gottem to the playoffs and kept them in the game. He may be old but he is still better than the majority of quarterbacks out there. And it was a good game unlike many of the blowouts this post season.

  64. crankshaft420 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:53 PM

    What do you have against the Vikes, Florio?

  65. crankshaft420 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:55 PM

    And what did Chilly ever do to you?

  66. BradB66 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:55 PM

    Before you blame favre for this loss, and for the overall tanking of the season…
    keep in mind how abjectly horrible this team will be next year without him. I’m a long time Bear fan, and I loathe favre, but hes very good. A lot better than Tavaris Jackson. And if you remember T-Jack blew the playoffs last year, in the divisional round, he couldnt even get to the NFC championship.
    So good luck jackass Viking fans, enjoy your division championships. Way to go.

  67. akuehn713 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:56 PM

    HA
    SUCK IT VIKINGS!!!!
    SUCK IT FAVRE!!!
    SUCK IT CHILLY!!!
    This is why the Vikings suck. They loaded up to make a one year Super Bowl run, then got all conservative and damb assed and botched it. This team has no idea how to run a franchise. As much as Paul Allen likes ripping Detroit, at least they are rebuilding the right way.
    P.S. SIX picks against the Rams

  68. MrHumble says: Jan 25, 2010 12:56 PM

    Manning, Brady, Brees and Favre are the best 4 QB’s in the NFL period……it’s laughable that there are as many “idiots” that call themselves fans and can’t recognize this and feel the need to bash BF who is arguably the best QB to play the game. Small minds spew small thoughts, I would be embarrassed to posts what some of these idiots post…..it only shows the rest of us that not a whole lot of thought or knowledge goes into what you have to say.

  69. PennVike says: Jan 25, 2010 12:57 PM

    I’ll say it again. Paul Allen was yelling about the coaching decision to throw a pass in that situation. Listen to the call!!

  70. Allied Biscuit says: Jan 25, 2010 12:57 PM

    Come on Vikes fans, these gut-wrenching lows will someday make ‘the big game’ victory that much more special. when that happens, minneapolis will erupt in joy. just keep believing. it sucks right now, but they have a solid team.
    and don’t stomp on us viking fans with the stadium/LA thing. We know…we know.

  71. delius1967 says: Jan 25, 2010 12:59 PM

    Come on, now. I’ve been irritated with Favre’s career waffling for as long as anyone, but there’s no way you can pin that loss on him. Favre was (a) the only reason the Vikings were in the NFC Championship to begin with, and (b) the only reason they were in a position to win the game.

  72. FireJerryJones says: Jan 25, 2010 1:00 PM

    The six fumbles might’ve played into it a little.
    Love how the revisionist historian forgets that some times kickers miss 50 yard field goals.
    In hindsight, he should’ve dragged his high ankle sprain and extra five yards and taken whatever hit came his way. Fox says he was hit 15 times on 47 throws. No sacks though, so great offensive line play right Flo?
    50 yard kick in a dome. What are the percentages on that… ‘to win the game’?
    That’s the EASY button and Favre should’ve clicked it, and put the pressure on the kicker.
    Florio your I TOLD YOU SO BUTTON is kicking in here… great insight. You could write the same stuff for 31 other teams and be right too by the way.
    The goat in this game is Adrian Petersen. Bad hands.
    The second goat is Chilly for sending 12 men onto the field after a time out.
    Favre being Favre didn’t have an INT until his last pass attempt of the game. Surprising it took that long.
    The team that moved the ball was the Vikings. They looked better than the Saints. They imploded.
    Let’s see how Paul Allen feels about Brett Favre next year… When Tavaris Jackson is the QB.

  73. Seeryer says: Jan 25, 2010 1:00 PM

    Brett Favre is the greatest QB of all time. Until Peyton throws for 38 TDs and 9 picks in 18 games as a 40 yeard old, Favre is the best of all time. All you haters pounce on his int but without #4 the game is already over. Favre will take the blame while we all know Peterson’s fumble right before halftime was the most critical play of the game. Longwell makes a 20 yarder before half alot easier than he makes a 50 yarder to win the game. No OT if Peterson holds onto the ball, much less scores.

  74. oldschool says: Jan 25, 2010 1:00 PM

    its karma….
    they wanted to rub the cowboys face in it and this is what they get!

  75. jaker82 says: Jan 25, 2010 1:02 PM

    Great audio bit right there….. I love the way it goes from disbelief straight into anger at the end of the clip

  76. BcS_h8er says: Jan 25, 2010 1:02 PM

    Adrien Peterson lost that game , not Favre……

  77. Myballshurt says: Jan 25, 2010 1:03 PM

    REAL PAcker fans were rooting for Favre and the vikings. Wannabe “Johnny come latelys” that have miserable lives wanted to see the man fail, as if it made their lives better. There is so much hate in the hearts of so many of my Packer breathren, it is disturbing. “Packer fans” on this site have shown that they are basically eagle fans with blocks of cheese on their heads. I feel sorry for them. The hatred that they carry must be a huge burden.

  78. danno1212 says: Jan 25, 2010 1:03 PM

    As a Bears fan it was my favorite game of the week! Please retire!

  79. FLPackerBacker says: Jan 25, 2010 1:03 PM

    Why was he surprised? No, seriously, why is he surprised? This is Brett Favre we’re talking about folks. Of COURSE he’s going to throw that critical pick that will rip your heart out and of course you’re going to try to defend him because you can’t fathom how much he just hurt you.
    It’s like the girl that tries to justify her boyfriend cheating on her. He does it over and over again, but she keeps defending him, blaming it on someone else or a “problem” he has that he can get under control if she can make him serious enough about it. But no matter how much he keeps it bottled up, it will all come gushing out once again and at the most inopportune time possible.
    As a Packers fan, I know it well and the only thing that I can say is… I’m glad Vikings fans are dealing with Battered Favre Syndrome right now and we’re not.

  80. Grimace421 says: Jan 25, 2010 1:04 PM

    That was golden. As a Bears fan, I got a sick sense of joy listening to this… Love it…

  81. jamaltimore says: Jan 25, 2010 1:04 PM

    Wow the guy builds microsoft, owns competing NFL franchise and NBA franchise yet he still has time to announce the Vikings game? What’s not to like. If he was smart he’s use all his money to buy out chilly’s contract and let favre call all his own plays. BTW, for all the Favre bashing, they did have 4 other turnovers in this game and all were probably just as or MORE costly than #4′s.
    Oh well let the whining and indecision begin.

  82. Zachary Pennington says: Jan 25, 2010 1:05 PM

    Paul Allen excellent at what he does? I guess if you like completely over the top homerism. He makes Vick the Brick’s coverage of L.A. sports look balanced by comparison. Even Vikings fans cannot stand him.

  83. Wiscdave says: Jan 25, 2010 1:05 PM

    It must nice to live in FlorioLand, where up is down and consistency is for others to worry about. Of course, Paul Allen was talking about the play call. When he says “take a knee,” that is a clear reference to the play call.
    I hope this NBC gig works out, because I doubt there will be a “Save FloFlo” campaign.

  84. JollyRoger says: Jan 25, 2010 1:06 PM

    zilla1126 says:
    January 25, 2010 12:22 PM
    “But making bad decisions is what happens when you physically beat down ANY QB like the Saints did in that game.”
    ___________________________________
    While there is some truth to that, Favre is infamous for his reckless “gunslinging.” He’s always attempting the throws that most QB’s wouldn’t try. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. But in this case, I don’t think anyone attributes that pick (where he had rolled out and was in space) to the beatdown he’d been getting beforehand.

  85. i'm president charlie! says: Jan 25, 2010 1:06 PM

    All I want to know is if he will retire or not. OMG! The drama begins….lets all hold our breath.
    Don’t throw against your body they said….

  86. bugslayer says: Jan 25, 2010 1:06 PM

    This is wonderful, I’ve listened to the shouts of how great the Vikings would be with Farve….they looked pretty good all year until it counts….as usual. Packer fans are beating thier chests with “I told you so” but thier team didn’t look that good in the playoffs either.
    Viking fans you want to know why you won’t be in the superbowl? because you couldn’t beat the Bears when it counted……they punked you out of home field….LMMFAO! While I will hear they’ll be back next year….no they won’t….. Farve will finally go away and you have whom at QB? Green Bay fans think they will step up next year….good luck with ancient CBs (34 & 36 next year). While it may garner laughs in some circles, I think the surprise team in the north next year?……..Bears!

  87. KnuckleBucket says: Jan 25, 2010 1:06 PM

    I said to myself before the 3rd and 15, “Ok Farve, this play will define your career good or bad”…………… throws a pick
    The verdict is in…..he’s a bum

  88. Allied Biscuit says: Jan 25, 2010 1:07 PM

    Paul Allen is like most Viking fans. We don’t know how else they can find a way to lose. and it’s almost predictable. His tone of voice, he was just shocked, but not surprised that it happened. Just like most fans.
    but…we keep on coming back. eventually. keep your faith the win will come. Childress knows how to find the talent in the draft. say what you want about him, he can find players.
    it was a bad play by Favre, but we would not have been there without him. Thanks for the memories Brett. Truly, it was a great year. Beat the Pack twice. playoff win. 12-4. undefeated at home. it was a great year. just go to youtube and watch the packer-viking game highlights, or the greg lewis play. exciting year.

  89. Sasquash says: Jan 25, 2010 1:07 PM

    Are you guys jackasses or what? You can’t blame Favre for this lose, blame Peterson, Harvin and Berrian for not holding on to the ball. Its easier to throw a pick then fumble. Peterson should be burned for fumbling way to much. You don’t make it this far without Favre. Teach your rb how to not fumble and you probably have a parade in two weeks. NO ONE TO BLAME BUT PETERSON. You know the guy who fumbled over 20 times in 3 years. I would resign Taylor just in case THE FUMBLER doesn’t fix his ways. I love you morons that blame Favre. Maybe the coaches should get bashed as well 12 men in the huddle are you kidding? Dumb coaches, coaching dumber players.

  90. KnuckleBucket says: Jan 25, 2010 1:09 PM

    Hey Mr Humble!
    Have you watched Farve in the playoffs at all?
    Or are you just caught up in all his numbers?
    You have got to be kidding me.

  91. Fred Cox says: Jan 25, 2010 1:11 PM

    PurpleIsForGays says:
    January 25, 2010 12:25 PM
    PAGING PERVY HARVIN, TWIZ, AND ALL OTHER VIKING HOMERS…….
    HERE’S A BIG F$^& YOU FROM THE REST OF THE SPORTS WORLD.
    ————————————————–
    Right here pin dick, I’m easy to find. Rest of the sports world?? Love to take you fishing.I would be the only one to come back,bet your ass on that fag.
    ————————————————
    Don’t forget, Pervy is a pugilist. He probably has a migraine today just like his namesake.

  92. garylandon41 says: Jan 25, 2010 1:12 PM

    Vikings fans…..be happy you had a guy on your team that absolutely gave %100 every single moment of every single game he played.
    Those amatuers on the bench may have gotten you a wild card, but definately nothing close to what you got with Favre. Cherish the season you had….it just wasn’t meant to be

  93. Krashie2010 says: Jan 25, 2010 1:14 PM

    Allied Biscuit said:
    Come on Vikes fans, these gut-wrenching lows will someday make ‘the big game’ victory that much more special. when that happens, minneapolis will erupt in joy. just keep believing. it sucks right now, but they have a solid team.
    and don’t stomp on us viking fans with the stadium/LA thing. We know…we know.
    ___________________________________
    And some day, the Cubs might win a World Series!
    That’s hilarious……how can you expect a gutless, classless organization like the Vi-Queens to ever win a championship after what you’ve witnessed in the past 49 years?
    You should do what the ‘Queens fan on EBay did and sell his allegiance to the highest bidder, that way, you have a chance.
    Or, maybe when they move to L.A. or San Antonio.

  94. PennVike says: Jan 25, 2010 1:15 PM

    someone_smarter_than_you says:
    January 25, 2010 12:53 PM
    PennVike says:
    January 25, 2010 12:23 PM
    Florio,
    Sorry, but you got it wrong here. Listen to the call of the play again. Paul Allen is actually busting on the decision of the coaching staff to throw the ball in that situation. Favre obviously threw a pass he never should have thrown…but he isn’t the guy that called a pass instead of a run. That’s what Allen was yelling about.
    Listen to it again.
    ————————————————–
    I thought Vikings fans agreed that after the Carolina game, Favre should call the plays. Isn’t that why they beat Dallas? Favre changing plays at the line? Oh, I see, it’s subjective.
    I guarantee as stupid as Chilly can be (OK, maybe not guarantee, but unlikely), he didn’t talk into Favre’s helmet with “strong left, sprint right, Z pump, cross body throw, pick to end the season…try to get them on the hard count”
    ———————————————-
    Maybe you’ll get it if I speak slowly and use small words???
    The play call was a pass. Obviously Childress didn’t tell Favre to throw across his body. Allen’s point was that the play call should have been a run, thus not giving Favre the chance to make an ill-advised throw. Is that simple enough for you??

  95. jimmySee says: Jan 25, 2010 1:15 PM

    I love the guy — but it was classic Brett.
    Now we get the Hamlet of Hattiesburg routine for the next five months.
    Undeniably great but you do get the whole package.

  96. Billy The Kid says: Jan 25, 2010 1:18 PM

    .VoxVeritas says:
    January 25, 2010 12:29 PM
    “How can the announcer for a team pick one play and one player from an entire game of miscues to blame.”
    Because in spite of all the miscues to that point, the Vikings had a chance to win the game in regulation and BertFarve did as BertFarve does and made a stupid throw into coverage and further cemented his status as an interception machine that chokes in the clutch.
    —————————–
    So it wasn’t clutch when he hung 34 on your squad last week?
    It wasn’t clutch when he led the Vikings down for a tying TD earlier in the 4th quarter?
    Dude, go away until September. You’re the biggest troll that posts on this site and you have no idea what you’re talking about.

  97. gopher says: Jan 25, 2010 1:19 PM

    I think everybody believes that the Vikings should have just run a couple of yards and then try a 50 yard field goal, that means nobody watched any of the playoff games like Charges/ Jets etc and everybody was missing them, if you try from 50 and miss you are just handing field position and probably the game. Yes, the pass failed but I think it had to do with the number of hits Favre took during the game which left him without the arm strength that he had in the first quarter.It is a small margin between a hero and a bum.

  98. bigfog says: Jan 25, 2010 1:23 PM

    PA’s a blow-hard numbnuts of the highest order. Enjoy covering those losers PA.

  99. WashingtonRedstorms says: Jan 25, 2010 1:23 PM

    Brad Johnson will return….

  100. Arizona Buckeye says: Jan 25, 2010 1:24 PM

    Sorry – this one does not rest on Brett’s shoulders alone. Pretty much everybody on this team fumbled the ball at one point in time. 5 turnovers (should realistically been 7) and they were still in the game and perched to win it. Then the idiot who calls the plays decides its time to call plays based on the ‘not lose’ philosophy. Let’s see… you want to stop forward momentum in a game where you’ve gained well over 400 yards for the chance to kick a 52 yard field goal… REALLY? You run two straight times and barely get back to the line of scrimage. You then call a time out and get a stupid ass penalty which forces you to throw the ball. Now everybody knows it and hence the blitz and interception. In hindsight – yep, he shouldn’t have thrown the pass but your shitty play calling and clock management cost them the game. Had you stayed aggressive on your offensive play calling – you would probably have given your team a very decent chance to win. As a Charger fan – frankly, I am sick of the Marty Ball mentality to not lose instead of going after the win. Uff – at least the Saints have the guts to call plays to win instead of ‘not lose’. Way to go Saints!!!

  101. sonvar says: Jan 25, 2010 1:29 PM

    Paul Allen is an idiot and you are too Florio for loving him for that statement. You’re asking a 40 year old QB who has been pounded on most of the game to run for 5+ yards. If the Vikings sidelide didn’t crumple after the timeout they wouldn’t have been in that situation. And as it was if you wanted a run still then hand the ball off to a running back. Favre is not to blame for that loss and I was very impressed by how he stuck in there and was effective. If blame is to go around then look no further than at Berian, Peterson, and Harvin with their fumbles.

  102. Tim Biakabutuka says: Jan 25, 2010 1:35 PM

    yea, maybe it was favre’s fault they lost.
    or maybe it was the 20 million fumbles the vikings had. funny how nobody wants to say anything bad about the fumble machine Adrian Peterson. Or Percy Harvin. It’s all Favre’s fault rite?
    well, he definitely shouldnt have thrown that ball. but still, with all the fumbles they wouldnt have even been in the game if it wasnt for him…

  103. kappa08 says: Jan 25, 2010 1:37 PM

    …I am NOT Brett Favre fan…BUT I find it amusing how these fans are ready to turn on the ONE person that got them to that game to begin with….
    I realize the disappointment. But if your weak a55 offensive line could have kept him from getting killed all game maybe he wouldn’t have made that mistake….a lot of “what if’s” for you selfish fans to ponder

  104. Prthegreat says: Jan 25, 2010 1:37 PM

    What was stupid was 12 men on the field after a timeout!!!!!
    Can’t blame this one on Farve(ra)!
    The Paul Allen bit is classic, then he cried, screamed again, cried and screamed again!

  105. GoBrowns19 says: Jan 25, 2010 1:39 PM

    Oh, the pain in his voice! Good clip.

  106. dlmcc0909 says: Jan 25, 2010 1:40 PM

    You Favre apologists are truly sad. There was NO excuse for him attempting that pass, when a 5 yard run would have put them in field goal range.
    Get it through your heads that Favre is a me first player who always tries to single handedly win a team game. Thats not the first critical interception hes thrown. If he comes back it wont be that last either

  107. PackFaninPackLand says: Jan 25, 2010 1:41 PM

    Yep, the loss was ALLLLLLLLLLLLL Favre’s fault yesterday.
    The 6 fumbles and 3 lost – no factor, right !
    Who cares if the fumble by AP at the Saints 7 yard line at the end of the first half, or the fumble by Berrian at the Saints 5 yard line would have given the Queens a chipshot field goal that would have given the Queens the lead, and then that last possession in regulation would have just been Favre kneel downs, it’s ALLLLLL Favre’s fault.
    Right.

  108. footballnut says: Jan 25, 2010 1:45 PM

    Even with all of the fumbles the Vikes had you just knew Favre’s moment to ‘shine’ was going to happen, and it did…
    And to make matters worse for him he got the $#it beat out of him.
    But that’s what he does folks, he’ll get you near the top like a true Sherpa only to leave you there hanging at the end.

  109. Matt says: Jan 25, 2010 1:45 PM

    # JimmySmith says: January 25, 2010 12:14 PM
    The Vikings have an empty trophy case for good reason, they excel at choking in the most important part of a game. At least they are #1 in something.
    **********************************************
    The San Diego Chargers of the NFC.

  110. Deb says: Jan 25, 2010 1:50 PM

    @ Mike …
    Whoa, Nellie, your hero is no Keith Jackson. What did he say that was so … heroic, from a broadcasting perspective? “You can take a knee … It’s the Super Bowl, not Detroit!” hardly rivals “Oh the humanity!” or even “Oh my God, they’re turkeys!”
    Sad end to a great game for a great QB. Plenty of blame to go around–more for those responsible for the 12th man in the huddle than Favre.

  111. gunzofsteel says: Jan 25, 2010 1:52 PM

    Greatest call ever.

  112. Wiscdave says: Jan 25, 2010 1:52 PM

    jimmysee,
    Have you ever read Hamlet? Olivier’s existentialist interpretation of Hamlet as a waffler has dominated popular culture, but a different reading of Hamlet’s soliloquy is that he was steeling himself for the bloody work ahead, with the knowledge that he might not survive. “..conscience does make cowards of us all.” So, by that interpretation, and after seeing the beating he took last night, you may call Favre the Hamlet of Hattiesburg.

  113. vikes backer says: Jan 25, 2010 1:52 PM

    Anyone who watched last nights game should have seen that favre was a true warrior and showed why he is an iron man. There were many mistakes by the viking team, all you favre bashers take note: This season was magical and very fun to be a part of with Brett Favre leading this team to the nfc championship game. If it weren’t for all the fumbles and other mistakes, this game would have been out of reach for the saints. Favre did not loose this game for the vikings, the vikings lost this game for the vikings. Oh it will be nice to reflect on this seasons games such as the 2 asswhippings the packers had and also the beatdown americas team took. Always remember and never forget, Favre and the vikings were in the championship game while your quarterback and your team sat at home watching it on tv.

  114. afiresnake says: Jan 25, 2010 1:53 PM

    Florio, you’re an idiot. I am one too, since this posting is only here to create hits on your site.
    How close would the Vikes have come to the SB without Brett Favre? Think about that for a second.

  115. mikeoxlong says: Jan 25, 2010 1:54 PM

    All of those fumbles and they blame Favre ? The only reason they got to the game in the first place?
    How about the blatant low hit on farve that wasn’t called? you can bet only a handful of QB’s come back in after an injury that painful.
    AP lost that game for them, plain and simple
    and i suppose the 12 men in the huddle penalty was his fault too?
    Favre was the best thing to happen to the viks in a long time. They can only hope he’ll come back for another year.. or it’s “Tavaris time” and they will go nowhere.

  116. fmlizard says: Jan 25, 2010 1:56 PM

    Paul Allen thinks it sucked, huh? I was watching the game at the bar with my girlfriend and she was standing in front of me. As the ball sailed in to the hands of the Saints, she swung her arms backward in disgust, cracking me straight in the nuts. I never even saw the remainder of the play as I was doubled over in agony.
    Such is the life of a Minnesota sports fan…

  117. Allied Biscuit says: Jan 25, 2010 1:57 PM

    krashie2010
    unless you’re a saints or colts fan, you don’t have much to brag about.

  118. topcide says: Jan 25, 2010 2:01 PM

    Pervy Harvin says:
    January 25, 2010 12:40 PM
    PurpleIsForGays says:
    January 25, 2010 12:25 PM
    PAGING PERVY HARVIN, TWIZ, AND ALL OTHER VIKING HOMERS…….
    HERE’S A BIG F$^& YOU FROM THE REST OF THE SPORTS WORLD.
    ————————————————–
    Right here pin dick, I’m easy to find. Rest of the sports world?? Love to take you fishing.I would be the only one to come back,bet your ass on that fag.
    ————————————————-
    Because making threats to someone you have never met on an internet football site is proof you have a horse dong.
    That and calling someone a f@g pretty much cements the fact that you are so deep in the closet you spend time in Narnia.

  119. CaptainFantastik says: Jan 25, 2010 2:04 PM

    I think the Favre apologists need to check the box score. 2 INT’s and 1 fumble. That’s 3 of 5 turnovers directly attributed to Favre. No, he didn’t lose the game all by himself, but he played a huge part.
    $12+ million, the head coach blowing up any sense of accountability or authority by letting #4 miss training camp and by picking him up at the airport like a chauffer (not to mention letting him refuse to come out of games so he could pad his stats) and what did it get you? 2 extra regular season wins (in a cupcake schedule) and 1 more playoff win than last year.
    Vikings fans better hope he doesn’t come back. He has nowhere to go but down. He and the Vikings will not repeat this year’s success with next year’s tougher schedule. This was your best shot, Favre’s best shot and his last real chance…….and he/they blew it.

  120. Mr Krinkle says: Jan 25, 2010 2:04 PM

    How can Vikings fans be so surprised? You had a choke quarterback and coach coming into the year. If it didn’t happen in an earlier round, it was going to happen in the NFC championship. If it didn’t happen then it was going to happen in the Super Bowl. Look at the bright side Vikings fans, it didn’t happen in the Super Bowl. Imagine how you would feel after that.

  121. JP Ryan says: Jan 25, 2010 2:06 PM

    PennVike says: January 25, 2010 1:15 PM
    The play call was a pass. Obviously Childress didn’t tell Favre to throw across his body. Allen’s point was that the play call should have been a run, thus not giving Favre the chance to make an ill-advised throw. ————–
    I thought Allen was saying that after Favre rolled out and saw nothing was open, he should have pulled it down and ran with it for a few yards rather than trying the pass. A pass play itself wasn’t a bad idea… trying to thread that needle, across his body, while running was a bad idea.

  122. What's Ur Angle says: Jan 25, 2010 2:06 PM

    Hahaha…DETROIT SUCKS!!

  123. Supersuckers says: Jan 25, 2010 2:06 PM

    fmlizard says:
    January 25, 2010 1:56 PM
    Paul Allen thinks it sucked, huh? I was watching the game at the bar with my girlfriend and she was standing in front of me. As the ball sailed in to the hands of the Saints, she swung her arms backward in disgust, cracking me straight in the nuts. I never even saw the remainder of the play as I was doubled over in agony.
    Such is the life of a Minnesota sports fan…
    —————–
    Ok now thats good writing. Oh the irony. Is this a true story?

  124. tombrookshire says: Jan 25, 2010 2:09 PM

    Sure it was Favre’s fault. He fumbled those balls and dropped those passes, and made some scandalous decsisions on that sideline! He only played his ass off all season and then, with the game on the line, his supporting cast couldn’t step up and win a game in which they had the Saints on the ropes and all that was left was to throw the knockout punch. Sure, blame Favre if you need a scapegoat, but why do Berrien, Peterson and Childress get a pass?

  125. steeltuff says: Jan 25, 2010 2:11 PM

    Let’s face it . . . most of us were sick and tired of Favre’s selfish, change-of-mind, stick-it-to-the-Pack comeback and were pulling for the Saints. But realistically, New Orleans is fortunate to be going to the SB after their 2nd half lack of production on both sides of the ball. And on that 3rd down pass interference in OT, the ball was not catchable . . . just sayin.’ I’m glad the Saints are going on and the Vikes couldn’t take advantage of Favre falling into their laps, but at the same time, the entire Saints’ organization and fans know deepdown they were outplayed most of the game.

  126. Snowman2008 says: Jan 25, 2010 2:12 PM

    This isn’t relative to our discussion but I just listened to Chad 85 on the radio. He’s drumming up donations for Haiti from his Twitter page.
    Asked what he thinks of the present overtime format he answered: “I am not sure about the numbers, but it’s a fact that the team that gets the ball first in OT sometimes always wins.”
    Yogi would be proud :)
    Oh, btw Mike, a more accurate opening would be:
    “As many some a few [not one] of you know…”

  127. kazkal says: Jan 25, 2010 2:15 PM

    I’m not a big Favre Nut hugger(Bengals fan)
    But those Radio hosts are Retards,Favre played a fine game an at 40 not many QB’s would have been able take the shots he was…
    Vikings Oline is the ones who should be ashamed,Or Saint players who looked like they were trying to knock favre out of the game.

  128. Peoples Champ says: Jan 25, 2010 2:16 PM

    @ fmlizard
    LMFAO!! That was hilarious

  129. green&bold says: Jan 25, 2010 2:19 PM

    Favre didn’t lose this game. They wouldn’t have even been in the game without him. He had a lot of great throws. Yes, that was an awful throw and a bad decision and yes as a Packer fan I take a tiny bit of joy out of it. BUT, how can you blame a guy whose team fumbled the ball 46 times in one game? As was previously mentioned, it would have been a 50+ field goal either way so no gimme. I would lay blame in this order: 1. any viking who fumbled multiple times 2. childress for not having your sideline in order 3. Favre

  130. DJSlyBri says: Jan 25, 2010 2:22 PM

    Look at the bright side: Andy Reid approves what Childress did.

  131. lskynard87 says: Jan 25, 2010 2:23 PM

    Okay this is a simple situation.
    The team lost, but Favre threw that pass. No one else threw that ball, made the decision to throw it to that spot, or attempted something else.. Favre threw that ball.
    Now, the TEAM, lost because of critical mistakes.
    The O-Line disappeared after 4 seconds of blocking.
    Harvin seemed nervous. Not enough calls to throw to Shiancoe or Berrian, who showed up to play. Rice just needs to mature.
    And the defense. Granted, the Saints have a dynamic offense, seemed to forget everything Frazier put together for that unit. Thomas’ run in the 1st qtr was a foreshadow that it wasn’t their day.
    Favre threw the last chance away, but he didn’t throw the game. The team did.

  132. Twiz says: Jan 25, 2010 2:25 PM

    PurpleIsForGays says:
    January 25, 2010 12:25 PM
    PAGING PERVY HARVIN, TWIZ, AND ALL OTHER VIKING HOMERS…….
    HERE’S A BIG F$^& YOU FROM THE REST OF THE SPORTS WORLD.
    _________________________________
    Thanks for showing your infinite knowledge of the game of football.

  133. Billy The Kid says: Jan 25, 2010 2:30 PM

    dlmcc0909 says:
    January 25, 2010 1:40 PM
    You Favre apologists are truly sad. There was NO excuse for him attempting that pass, when a 5 yard run would have put them in field goal range.
    Get it through your heads that Favre is a me first player who always tries to single handedly win a team game. Thats not the first critical interception hes thrown. If he comes back it wont be that last either
    —————————
    So let me get this straight, he’s a “me player” because he attempted to throw a pass to get into FG range instead of running the ball?
    Why would him trying to run the ball make him any less of a “me player”? It would be Brett Favre trying to make a play regardless, no? He was trying to make a play because he had to. A 5 yard run still leaves a 52-53 yard FG for 35 year old kicker that has a career FG% of less than 60% in the playoffs.
    They needed to get that ball to the 30 to have a realistic shot at a winning FG. That’s why the two play calls prior to the interception (both runs for no yards) were horrendous.
    The pass was equally bad, but the guy was trying to make a play because he had to make one. Throwing the ball away does no good…and a 5 yard run (if he gets that much) does very little. Childress should be wearing this loss right on his chest….the play calling and the 12 man in the huddle penalty are inexcusable mistakes that the head coach is ultimately responsible for.

  134. purpleman527 says: Jan 25, 2010 2:30 PM

    “All year, I’ve been warning Paul that, given the Vikings’ history, they ultimately will fail in a critical game, and in a new and spectacular way.
    Frankly, it doesn’t get much more new or spectacular than it was last night.”
    —————————————————–
    AND you picked the Vikings to beat the Saints because there was something “special” about the Vikings this year.
    Nice.
    Tomorrow will be warm and sunny, unless of course it is cold and rainy.
    There. Now I am great too!

  135. milenko-tc says: Jan 25, 2010 2:32 PM

    its sad to read about all these arm chair football wannabes. the fact is brett played his heart out and without him the vikings would have been a joke this year. they wouldnt have even gotten close. the whole team had a career year because of him. they out played the saints up and down the field and even with the turnovers still had a chance. its too bad the better team wont be representing the NFC in the supperbowl.

  136. Billy The Kid says: Jan 25, 2010 2:33 PM

    CaptainFantastik says:
    January 25, 2010 2:04 PM
    I think the Favre apologists need to check the box score. 2 INT’s and 1 fumble. That’s 3 of 5 turnovers directly attributed to Favre. No, he didn’t lose the game all by himself, but he played a huge part.
    ————————-
    …you’re going to pin that fumble on Favre? Peterson closed his hands too early on that play and you’re going to pin that on Favre?
    He threw for over 300 yards and moved that offense all over the field.
    Say what you want about the Favre apologists, the Favre-haters are even more ridiculous.

  137. Pervy Harvin says: Jan 25, 2010 2:40 PM

    topcide says: Because making threats to someone you have never met on an internet football site is proof you have a horse dong.
    ————————————————–
    Best post of the day! You are correct,your girl said I was hung like a horse. Or dong as you say. Rest assured,she puts your picture under the bed when I pony up. Felt guilty,she loves you!

  138. lamename says: Jan 25, 2010 2:44 PM

    Let’s remember that AP fumbled three times and that the Vikings statistically dominated the game except for turnovers.
    Overtime should never have happened. Vikes should be in the Bowl, and they can blame AP for the fumbles and the coaching staff for that abortion of a last drive. Talk about playing to lose.
    Protect the QB and take some reasonably safe shots at the end zone FFS, not some lame 2 yard runs.
    Shoot, find a guy over the middle at the 15 yard line, I’m flexible. Just don’t leave your QB twisting in the wind so he can be forced into a (very) bad decision.

  139. BigEasy33 says: Jan 25, 2010 2:45 PM

    Did Jared Allen play yesterday??? Why didn’t AP spray Stickum all over…lol
    And of course classic Brett Favre!!!
    SKOL!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

  140. You're An Idiot says: Jan 25, 2010 2:45 PM

    Seriously, if Favre hadn’t been watching the rest of his team goating it all game, he would not have thrown that ball. You could see the level of frustration in him throughout the game.
    QBs press when they think they have to win the game by themselves, and I don’t blame him. His team is the reason they were even in that situation.
    Funny thing, in years past, that was a typical mistake he would make.

  141. ansantan says: Jan 25, 2010 2:49 PM

    Reply to
    jbarr says:
    January 25, 2010 12:16 PM
    “Welcome to my world with Brett, Vike fans”
    _________________________________
    Why is Brett in your world? Admit it, good or bad, love or hate him, Brett makes football a more exciting sport. He didn’t lose that game on his own last night–he had plenty of help. He got the s&*t kicked out of him, yet he came back in and still managed to tie the game up.
    If we didn’t enjoy seeing him play the game with all his heart, he wouldn’t be “in our world” — the reason he gets to us is that he means something to us.

  142. oldsaintfan says: Jan 25, 2010 2:53 PM

    Maybe the blame for the Vikings loss should go to the Saints.

  143. stevemcguigan says: Jan 25, 2010 3:04 PM

    I had no stake in this game. I am equally happy that the Saints won. However, with 4 fumbles and 17 or so massive hits on Favre, I’m not sure it’s fair to blame him for this one.

  144. lesdavies123 says: Jan 25, 2010 3:09 PM

    I think it’s important that we look at the performance of the O-Line on both teams, i thought Brett did an amazing job of getting the ball out early especially when you consider that he 16 hits I think it was. While, on the other hand, Brees often had lots of time in the pocket and good overall protection. I think the Vikings are gonna have to take a serious look at their O-Line during the offseason, ’cause players like Loadholt were getting beat easily on every play.

  145. pugdog1228 says: Jan 25, 2010 3:14 PM

    Those who lived by the Farve, have died by the Farve….

  146. pugdog1228 says: Jan 25, 2010 3:16 PM

    Ooops, again.. Those who lived by the Favre, have died by the Favre…
    I always hated that spelling too, he is and always be what he is, and that is an interception machine…

  147. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 25, 2010 3:28 PM

    Billy The Kid says:
    January 25, 2010 2:33 PM
    …you’re going to pin that fumble on Favre? Peterson closed his hands too early on that play and you’re going to pin that on Favre?
    He threw for over 300 yards and moved that offense all over the field.
    Say what you want about the Favre apologists, the Favre-haters are even more ridiculous.
    —————————–
    Actually, the NFL pinned that fumble on Favre. Check out the official stats. Favre didn’t get it to his stomach. They had 5 turnovers, Favre was responsible for three.

  148. DuluthFan says: Jan 25, 2010 3:30 PM

    God damn it, you Packer Fans are a joke! LET IT GO!
    And you Saints Fans (like BigEasy33)…you are the most classless type of fan there is.
    I think the Saints played a good game. The Vikings shot themselves in the foot several times and still had a good chance. But that takes nothing away from the Saints.
    Damn, I want to root for the Saints next week, but all this sh!t piled on by A-holes like BigEasy make it tough.

  149. RWFV says: Jan 25, 2010 3:32 PM

    DuluthFan,
    You are spot on. There are a lot of fat ass arm chair quarterbacks on this site who only post nonsense to piss people off. I’ll be honest I despised Favre for a long time since he played for the Packers, but I never denied he was a great QB. What he did this year at 40 is one of the all time greatest feats no matter what team he played on.

  150. GreatGallopingGhosts says: Jan 25, 2010 3:36 PM

    From a Bears fan:
    What I heard was the crushing disappoinment straight from the announcer’s heart that a viable chance to win the game was given away. It was a gut reaction, nothing more.
    I am not a fan of the Vikings but repect what they did. 310 yds passing, 224 rushing opposed to 197 yds passing, 100 rushing.
    The difference were the 5 turnovers. It’s hard that such a great effort is erased by that one fact but that’s football.
    Minnesota played one hell of a game. Favre played one hell of a game. My hat’s off to you…

  151. tombrookshire says: Jan 25, 2010 3:39 PM

    Childress is a true Reid protege, chokes at the end of big games. At least Favre doesn’t puke on the field like some others I could mention!

  152. SF Saints Fan says: Jan 25, 2010 3:43 PM

    Live by the Favre, Die by the Favre. Without Favre, Vikings go nowhere, with Favre, Vikings go nowhere…….
    For all the Saints haters consider this. The Saints played and defeated two future first ballot Hall of Fame QB’s in back to back weeks:
    Kurt Warner:
    2666/4070 for 32,344 yards, 208 TD’s, 108 INT’s and a career Passer Rating of 93.7.
    Brett Favre:
    6083/9811 for 69,329 yards, 497 TD’s, 317 INT’s and a career Passer Rating of 86.6.
    The Colts faced and defeated:
    Joe Flacco:
    572/927 for 6584 yards, 35 TD’s, 24 INT’s and a career Passer Rating of 84.9.
    Mark Sanchez:
    196/364 for 2444 yards, 12 TD’s, 20 INT’s and a “career” Passer Rating of 63.0.
    I think the Saints will be better prepared for Manning than the Colts will be for Brees. I don’t know if the Saints will win the Super Bowl this year, but I do know that the Vikings will not……

  153. Wrathchild says: Jan 25, 2010 3:47 PM

    @Lamename
    AP fumbled twice, and neither was lost. As far as statistics are concerned, the Vikings hardly dominated. Favre’s QB rating was 70, compared to 106.5 for Brees. Yes, the Vikings ran for more yards, but the Saints were much better in passing, not in total yards, but effectiveness.
    The Saints had much better defensive numbers and much, much better special teams.

  154. Mick730 says: Jan 25, 2010 3:51 PM

    Favre has a long history of boneheaded plays; especially in the playoffs:
    2001: Rams. 6 Picks, 3 returned for touchdowns.
    2002: Falcons: 2 picks and the first home playoff loss ever at Lambeau. To a dome team in terrible weather.
    2003: Eagles: The worst pass ever in OT history.
    2004: Vikings: 4 picks and another Lambeau playoff loss to a dome team in winter.
    2005: No playoffs, but 29 interceptions by Favre that season. 29!!!
    2007: Giants. 2nd worse pass ever thrown in the playoffs.
    Favre is quantity over quality. He does not rank up there with Starr, Unitas, Staubach, Montana, Brady, et. al. His piss poor performance in the playoffs over a long period of time simply negates any comparison to those guys.

  155. DeBoe says: Jan 25, 2010 3:52 PM

    KFAN should fire PA’s butt. He can join his former cohoast buddy Dubay in the ranks of the unemployed. KFAN can get rid of Mike Morris while they are at it as well.
    Common Man Rules.

  156. akuehn713 says: Jan 25, 2010 4:00 PM

    @Allied Biscuit
    Childress is the coach, not the GM. He doesn’t have final say over the roster and he isn’t doing the scouting. He is a terrible coach and he is lucky that he has a GM that gets him decent enough talent to cover his inability to coach.

  157. Krashie2010 says: Jan 25, 2010 4:02 PM

    Mick730…….great post!
    At one time, Favre could have been considered among the all-timers (Montana, Unitas, Starr, Brady, Staubach, Elway)……but he started eroding his legacy and in the last 10 years he’s done a lot of living off of 1996.
    The Favre that was running off the field with his helmet in his hand seems a long way away compared to the Favre we’ve seen since 2000.

  158. rockotica says: Jan 25, 2010 4:06 PM

    Paul Allen is solid, but this is surprising….all year he was a Favre apologist, but either way you gotta respect him.

  159. Lombardi 6 says: Jan 25, 2010 4:16 PM

    Typical freeloading pussy behind a microphone.

  160. green4life says: Jan 25, 2010 4:20 PM

    topcide says: Because making threats to someone you have never met on an internet football site is proof you have a horse dong.
    ————————————————–
    Best post of the day! You are correct,your girl said I was hung like a horse. Or dong as you say. Rest assured,she puts your picture under the bed when I pony up. Felt guilty,she loves you!
    =================================
    It’s official. Pervy is a horrible human being.
    How is that career coming where people would be interested in what you have to say (remember your blabbing about a new site starring you, coming in 2010)?
    You are worthless and should be locked up.
    PS: Threats on internet sites can get you in trouble.

  161. packersurle says: Jan 25, 2010 4:57 PM

    It would be hard decide – Bet the game on the Packer’s washed up kicker or on the Packer’s washed up QB.
    Picked the washed up QB and lost.

  162. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 25, 2010 5:04 PM

    DuluthFan says:
    January 25, 2010 3:30 PM
    God damn it, you Packer Fans are a joke! LET IT GO!
    —————————
    Nice try, but we’re here saying we told you so. And we did. And now we’re taking credit.
    It wasn’t the orgasm of ineptitude I was hoping for, but in the end Favre did screw the Vikings. He put out a gutsy, tough performance. And he made at least three passes a rookie QB would be raked over the coals for. But that’s Favre.
    He makes some great plays with his arm, he makes some terrible plays with his head. I feel worst for Longwell. He was all set to have an opportunity to be the hero. How many of those passes has Longwell watched from the sideline? Too many.

  163. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 25, 2010 5:04 PM

    green4life says:
    January 25, 2010 4:20 PM
    It’s official. Pervy is a horrible human being.
    —————————
    You say that like it’s a newsbreak or something.

  164. buck_u_pack_haterz says: Jan 25, 2010 5:28 PM

    Vikings Fans: YOU SOLD YOUR SOUL FOR AN OLD WASHED UP HACK WITH A VENDETTA THAT CHOKES IN BIG GAMES. Now to all the sh*t talking vikings fans: isnt karma a bitch? All us packer fans and every other nfl fan for that matter had to listen all friggin year how great your team is, how great your quarterback is, your defense, blah, blah, blah. Well guess what looks like your lifetime loser moniker is still in tact! Way to go vikes on a great REGULAR SEASON. It feels so good, oh yeah and good luck with that stadium, getting a quarterback, dealing with peterson’s fumble issues, an idiot for a coach, and an aging defense………..ahahahahahahahaha THE JOKE IS ON YOU LOSERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  165. stnmmc says: Jan 25, 2010 5:44 PM

    I love the Favre apologists coming out of the woodwork on this one.
    Let me say this, as a 20 year vet (or thereabouts) playing the “thinking” position, you know the one who holds 52 other guys fates in his hands, should he have not known that the throw he chose was a poor choice. But hey, he’s Brett, and he can do whatever the hell he wants.
    Yes there were plenty of other miscues, but those did not happen with :15 left and a shot at the Super Bowl. That is what separates Favre from the rest, he waits for the biggest moment on the biggest stage to pull a Mama Cass.

  166. PHOOL says: Jan 25, 2010 5:58 PM

    Glassguy9 says:
    January 25, 2010 5:50 PM
    Seems to me we did finish ahead of the slackers dipshit!!!!
    ———————————————–
    And what does that get you? Let me help you out…nuthin
    Well Queen fans, another thing for you to chew on….Farve is going to the HOF as a “Slacker”…have a great off-season

  167. Al D says: Jan 25, 2010 6:06 PM

    Instant karma gonna get you!
    Poor Brett and Ray C- I so feel for the both of them.
    Enjoy the offseason!

  168. MaybeNextYear says: Jan 25, 2010 6:18 PM

    leaving all other attempts at analysis out of it, the line “This is not Detroit, Man. This is the Super Bowl.” is totally classic. Right up there with Denny Green’s “they are who we thought they were” and Jim Mora’s “Playoffs? Playoffs?”
    Classic.

  169. badfish69 says: Jan 25, 2010 6:24 PM

    I love all the “It’s not Brett’s fault!!!” BS Who threw the interception with 19 seconds left? Isn’t it situations like that the reason they brought him in for? He had Taylor in front of him for at least a 10 yard gain and he throws that pass?
    The Vikings just found out what it’s like to be Favred.

  170. ECS - Brougham Boys 74 says: Jan 25, 2010 6:29 PM

    Viking fans are third only to Steeler and Cowboy fans for being total loser dipsh*ts. It made me truly happy to see them choke last night.
    WHO DAT!!

  171. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Jan 25, 2010 6:42 PM

    PHOOL says:
    January 25, 2010 5:58 PM
    Well Queen fans, another thing for you to chew on….Farve is going to the HOF as a “Slacker”…have a great off-season
    —————————
    For the last time, you don’t go into the Hall of Fame as an anything. You go in as a player, coach, etc. Favre won’t go into the hall of fame as a Packer. He’ll go in as a Packer, Falcon, Viking and Jet.

  172. coldking says: Jan 25, 2010 7:09 PM

    If Peterson could hold onto the ball this INT may mean nothing, the game probably would have been over earlier

  173. badfish69 says: Jan 25, 2010 8:07 PM

    # coldking says: January 25, 2010 7:09 PM
    If Peterson could hold onto the ball this INT may mean nothing, the game probably would have been over earlier
    —————————————————-
    Means nothing. There is ups and downs in NFL games. The score was tied and he had the ball with a chance to put them in position to go for the win. He blew it. He has been throwing bad picks in the playoffs consistently for the last ten years. I don’t know why it comes as any surprise it happened again this year.

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