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Sean Payton keeps crying about overtime rule

In the wake of his team’s first Super Bowl title, Saints Sean Payton has been a fairly gracious winner.  In the wake of the NFL’s decision to change the overtime rule in the postseason, Payton is coming off as a sore loser.

In an interview with Peter King of Sirius NFL Radio, Payton said he’s “not a big fan” of the new rule, complaining that he’s “gonna have to spend a half an hour explaining it to my wife or any fan.”

Really?

It’s not that complicated.  Sure, a casual, drive-by NFL fan might not understand it, and a casual, drive-by NFL fans might have more questions than the hard-core follower who’ll apply common sense to s rule that, put simply, prevents a team from winning by receiving the opening kickoff and scoring only a field goal.  Otherwise, overtime is the same.

Payton also seemed to imply, as an astute reader characterized it, that the owners “shouldn’t be trusted with sharp objects.”  Indeed, Payton claimed that a handful of the 28 owners who voted for the change “weren’t ready and prepared,” and that it was “perfect timing if trying to push this bill in.”  (Payton presumably was referring in part to Saints owner Tom Benson, who voted in favor of the rule.)

Frankly, we don’t see much of a difference between Payton’s comments and last week’s inflammatory coin-flip statement from Jets owner Woody Johnson.  Though Johnson’s mistrust of the league office came through more clearly, Payton is essentially claiming that dirty pool was played — that the league took advantage of some owners who presumably would have relied on their coaches for a recommendation, and whose coaches would have recommended a vote of “no,” possibly with a four-letter word preceding it.

Regardless of whether Payton is questioning the integrity of the league office, Payton would be wise to appreciate his place in the greater scheme of things.  Unless and until he buys a franchise, he remains merely an employee, and not one of the persons with the privilege of making the rules.  That remains a function of the league office and the owners, and coaches like Payton would be wise to realize that his presence at the annual meetings doesn’t give him any direct say over the decisions that his boss and 31 colleagues will make, or the procedures that they’ll use to do so.

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  1. aec4 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:58 AM

    The rule is stupid. Payton, while being a crybaby (is it required if you are Peyton or Payton you must cry?), is right. The rule is dumb.
    If you lose the coin toss, and you do not want to lose the game, STOP THEM. With 1 minute to go in a tie game in regulation, are we going to make it if the team with the ball scores an FG, the other team gets an untimed series to tie? Of course not,so why do it in OT.

  2. SATAN567 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:01 AM

    I can’t state enough what a whining bitch Sean Payton is. The vote was 28-4…. stop whining, this is something that almost everybody wants.
    Saints suck. Go Atlanta, Tampa, Carolina… anybody but the ‘Aints.

  3. watson says: Mar 24, 2010 10:02 AM

    That’s ok Sean Payton ,,, Your not going back to the SuperBowl ever again ,” So you don’t have to worry about it.”

  4. FriarBob says: Mar 24, 2010 10:03 AM

    And just HOW is this different than your obnoxious, over the top, non-stop, constant whining about the fact that your Vikings lost any different?
    Pot, meet kettle. Kettle, meet pot. Now both of you please shut up.

  5. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:03 AM

    “It’s not that complicated. Sure, a casual, drive-by NFL fan might not understand it, and a casual, drive-by NFL fans might have more questions than the hard-core follower who’ll apply common sense to s rule that, put simply, prevents a team from winning by receiving the opening kickoff and scoring only a field goal. ”
    Casual and die hard fans are going to find it tough to try to understand why people like you think that a coin toss that grants a 50/50 chance of success followed by a team being forced to play defense successfully in order to get a chance at scoring themselves, wasn’t fair to begin with.

  6. QJ1984 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:04 AM

    Florio dont act like owners dont depend on the input of their staff to make decisions like this because they do. Thats part of the reason that they are there.
    And just because its the owners right to does not mean they are correct. Your a damn fool if you think a guy like Dan Snyder knows more about football and what type of impact these rules would have on football than the coaches in the NFL.
    I’d bet that if the NFL hadnt pulled a fast one and moved the vote up, it wouldnt have passed.

  7. irishgary says: Mar 24, 2010 10:04 AM

    Maybe Payton should go back to writing his screenplay during the off season.

  8. oaklandx510 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:04 AM

    Does his voice hold any merit? As far as deciding the rules of the game he coaches? He should stick to what puts food on the table. Coaching.
    Whatever happened to the days when employees worked and did what they were told! Nowadays, you have employees wanting to start a revolution, complain when being treated unfairly, have friends, vote…..oh sorry, I’m going too far back

  9. BBB82 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:06 AM

    Yeah Florio, it’s so uncomplicated that you had to put up a 900+ word post about it last night.

  10. Munze Konza says: Mar 24, 2010 10:07 AM

    Just choose to kick if you win, that way you may know if you need a field goal to win it for you or only tie it when you get the ball.

  11. Weismobile says: Mar 24, 2010 10:09 AM

    In other words… STFU and admire your ring, Sean.

  12. rickah8888 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:09 AM

    Hey Florio, why don’t you do some in-depth reporting to find out how the Saints owner voted on said issue. I’m hoping for Payton’s sake he voted NO. If he voted yes, then this(like most others) is a non-story.
    What is a good story is how Tony Rom-O-Choke only has ONE playoff win…now that’s funny!

  13. endzoneview says: Mar 24, 2010 10:09 AM

    I agree with Payton 100%
    Numbers don’t lie. Move the kickoff up 5 or 10 yards and the outcome is 50/50
    The easiest solution is sometimes overlooked

  14. Postman says: Mar 24, 2010 10:09 AM

    Florio did a lot of crying himself after the NFL Championship Game. Crybag Vikings fan.

  15. Michael from TheHazean.com says: Mar 24, 2010 10:10 AM

    Had trouble explaining it to my wife last night too, so I feel his pain.

  16. Jimmy Smith and Bob Nelson are IDIOTS says: Mar 24, 2010 10:10 AM

    Maybe he is pissed off because his wife is so stupid and he has to spend extra time with her at all.

  17. Bob says: Mar 24, 2010 10:11 AM

    The new rule is more complicated than saying “first team scores wins.” And hell, Florio, you had to write multiple posts and get a clarification from the NFL for every possible scenario of the new rule. With the old rule, there was one scenario: score first.
    And Payton also has at least one more Super Bowl ring than you’ll ever get, Florio. You’d be wise to remember that.

  18. pacstud says: Mar 24, 2010 10:12 AM

    Florio, do you have any clue what “pot calling the kettle black” means?
    You have been VEHEMENTLY WEEPING AND WHINING like my four year old son when he doesn’t get desert ever since your man-god Favre lost in the NFCCG. And now, somehow Payton (the only playoff coach who won his last game btw) is a “loser”? The gall is endless with this lawyer-who-never-played-football.
    You lecture acceptance, try it yourself: REAL fans, players, and coaches all agree that the new rule SUCKS FAT ____. Too bad your Rahmesque campaign of blog after blog didn’t sink in with the thinking masses. We don’t like it.
    I seriously can’t wait until the Favre led Vikes are back in the playoffs. Favre leads them to an OT figgy, only to be trumped by a Freeman led TD for the hapless 7-9 Bucs in what turns into the first example of why the new rule is awful. That’s true poetic justice there.

  19. Krow says: Mar 24, 2010 10:13 AM

    Wow… Sean Payton’s wife must be really stupid. Hope she’s good looking.

  20. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Mar 24, 2010 10:13 AM

    Look–you and Peter King got your wish with this rule change. Could you please shut up about it?
    Between your incessant crying about coaches crying about the rule change, and your constant attempts to paint Tim Tebow as an annoying bible-thumper with zero talent, it is all becoming pretty apparent you need a break.
    No, I’m not a fan of Tebow’s, and I don’t think he’ll make it in the NFL. And I don’t really care about overtime rule changes. But give both of the subjects a rest already.

  21. slutnuts says: Mar 24, 2010 10:16 AM

    i dont understand why the thought would be that most coaches would be opposed to this change. the coach still has the same opportunity to win the game, but this way it allows for coaches to not lose immediately. gives them a fighting chance if they lose the coin toss.
    also on a side note why was buffalo even given a vote? they shouldnt be called to the table until this rule involves regular season because lord knows that team isnt making the playoffs any time soon.

  22. Austskate says: Mar 24, 2010 10:19 AM

    …or maybe Payton has a point considering the meeting was supposed to be today and for some reason was suddenly held yesterday while the coaches were all at a golf outing. Not saying I necessarily agree with against the OT rule, but I do think the whole thing sounds a little shady and the outcome possibly would have been different had the coaches been in the room. I do like the new rule but I don’t agree with how the coaches and players had 0 say in the matter considering they’re the ones on the field.

  23. GOVIKES|GOVIKES says: Mar 24, 2010 10:19 AM

    Methinks Sean knows that if this rule were in place one year earlier he wouldn’t be a superbowl champ. Posthumous sour grapes, if you will.
    P.S. GO VIKES!

  24. nps6724 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:19 AM

    I see you’re still frustrated with the NFC Championship. How can someone “keep crying” about something that A) just happened and B) he’s only commented on twice?
    Why shouldn’t coaches be allowed to voice their opinion on a matter that affects their job? Whether they have a say or not is irrelevant. The rule change affects how they coach a portion of the game. By that logic, you shouldn’t be allowed to post anything about a legal issue which you aren’t involved in since you don’t have a say. See how retarded you sound?

  25. UckTheFeagles says: Mar 24, 2010 10:19 AM

    Just because he’s too stupid to understand the rule, he shouldn’t assume the rest of us are idiots as well.

  26. GirthyOne says: Mar 24, 2010 10:22 AM

    A lot of people think the rule is bad.
    I usually agree with you, but considering the slant you have now delved into the “main stream media” train. Stop it. I love opinions, but you really went overboard on this one.
    You also posted a near encyclopedia on the rules with a question and answer. So, your comment about it being fairly simple is a off the mark.
    You also claim that his comments were like Woody Johnson’s and that somehow Johnson’s were wrong. Let’s see, no team reps. at a coin flip made by the commissioners office. Now, owner’s had to vote presumable without their coaches input. Tack that on to the commissioners office pronouncing suspensions without guilt being proven (hello, Chris Henry anyone) and we now have the classic, “Power corrupts” scenario.
    Stop pandering to the league Mike, your a better rebel.

  27. sugarlips says: Mar 24, 2010 10:22 AM

    Florio…are you still mad about the NFC Championship Game??

  28. BigBlueDeadHead says: Mar 24, 2010 10:22 AM

    Whatever. He has no say anyway regardless when or how the owners voted. He’s an employee. He doesn’t like it he can quit.

  29. BigBlueDeadHead says: Mar 24, 2010 10:23 AM

    He has a point about explaining to the wife. I elected not to have that conversation either. Too much work.

  30. Free_Ryan_Leaf says: Mar 24, 2010 10:25 AM

    I think that winnning a championship gives him a little extra leeway in expressing his disapproval with a rule that, should it have been in place would have guaranteed Lord Farve a chance to redeem himself.

  31. SF Saints Fan says: Mar 24, 2010 10:26 AM

    Florio:
    Payton was not “crying” you idiot! He simply disagrees with the vote and the new rule. It was not broken and did not need to be fixed.
    Get over it already.
    The Saints won the Super Bowl.
    Get over the hate brother or it will eat you alive.
    “Payton would be wise to appreciate his place in the greater scheme of things. Unless and until he buys a franchise, he remains merely an employee, and not one of the persons with the privilege of making the rules.”
    Yes, an “employee” who has hoisted a Lombardi Trophy over his head.

  32. heartstl says: Mar 24, 2010 10:26 AM

    Stop whining!

  33. scra22 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:28 AM

    This very site had a story yesterday about how A LOT of coaches are mad about this. Payton is just the first one to really speak out about it. This rule affects Payton and the other coaches more than it does sportswriters and fans.
    And I doubt Payton’s worried about his “place” – he won’t be suspended for what he said, I’d be shocked if he was fined, and his job security with Tom Benson is at an all-time high. He can say what he wants.

  34. tfunk says: Mar 24, 2010 10:28 AM

    This overtime rule isn’t complicated, its stupid. The people crying are the ones saying I didn’t get a chance to touch the ball, well get the damn thing! Onside kick, call some ballsy blitz or do something rather than waiting for someone to make a mistake. Football is 53 vs 53 unless the numb skulls keep messing with it.

  35. scra22 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:30 AM

    Satan57 (wonderful screen name), you said: “The vote was 28-4…. stop whining, this is something that almost everybody wants.”
    Ummm I didn’t realize 28 people was “almost everyone.” Those 28 people are owners. This is something apparently most of the coaches didn’t want, and a lot of other people didn’t want, and I’m sure a lot of players didn’t want. Payton is voicing displeasure with something A LOT of people think is stupid.

  36. Bob says: Mar 24, 2010 10:30 AM

    “I can’t state enough what a whining bitch Sean Payton is. The vote was 28-4…. stop whining, this is something that almost everybody wants.”

    But his owner voted for it. Don’t let facts get in the way of your criticism.

    “Saints suckwon the title in 2009. Go Atlanta, Tampa, Carolina… anybody but the AintsSaints.”

    Corrected it for you, since you obviously weren’t aware that “suck” is the opposite of “champion” (which the Saints currently are) and “Aints” is the incorrect nickname (which the Saints currently aren’t) for a winner (which the Saints currently are).

  37. pacstud says: Mar 24, 2010 10:31 AM

    If anything, Vikes fans should be ecstatic with the old rule. Otherwise, the pain of watching Florio’s idol throw ANOTHER critical pick, this time in OT, would be too much.

  38. Flyingelvislogosucksbringbackpatpatriot says: Mar 24, 2010 10:41 AM

    50/50 Chance? People with real knowledge of football know that the rules are stacked in favor of the offense. You know, little ticky tack things like defensive holding that bring an automatic first down. No touchy touchy the receiver after five yards, automatic first down. Don’t get me started on pass interference, roughing the ballerina etc. etc.. This ot change helps even the odds and I can’t for the life of me understand why coaches bitch about it

  39. lantanabuc says: Mar 24, 2010 10:41 AM

    “Payton would be wise to realize that his presence at the annual meetings doesn’t give him any direct say over the decisions that his boss and 31 colleagues will make, or the procedures that they’ll use to do so.”
    in other words – if you don’t have an actual say in the decision – keep your opinions to yourself.
    Well said Florio, well said – obviously the mantra around PFT offices

  40. Tyler says: Mar 24, 2010 10:46 AM

    Payton thinks, the perfect OT rules is:
    -the refs cheat for the Saints

  41. TC says: Mar 24, 2010 10:49 AM

    It’s a rule made for casual, trendy NFL fans.
    It’s a bad rule and it’s unfortunate that the media are able to make the NFL change anything by their incessant whining and crying about ‘fairness’.
    The NFL is a violent MAN’S game. Only a pansy would complain about how the existing OT rules are ‘UNFAIR’.
    UNFAIR!!!
    If you think they are unfair then watch another sport don’t try and change the most popular game in America because you don’t have any balls.

  42. Rip says: Mar 24, 2010 10:49 AM

    GFG, so a coach disagrees with a rule change and says so one time, and you have an issue with it? Yet you have whined like a fiddler’s bitch nonstop about the current rule?
    Just damn, you’re not too bright.

  43. saintswhodi says: Mar 24, 2010 10:49 AM

    And Florio continues with his cheap shots at the Saints. I wonder how he is able to type as he is seemingly bowed over daily worshipping his Favre shrine. Jeez, could you be more transparent? At least when Tony Dungy put his foot in his mouth, he had the good sense to disappear into oblivion instead of constantly calling attention to it. With each cheap shot, passive/aggressive post against the Saints you only prove you’re just as biased as you claim everyone else to be when pointing out hypocritical points made by players and coaches. Let it go Florio. Maybe don’t support a choke artist, and you won’t find yourself having to make up ways to take digs at a better team, coach, QB, owner, GM, fanbase, etc.

  44. TheOne says: Mar 24, 2010 10:50 AM

    This is not a dumb rule. Its making it only far for both teams to get a chance to win.
    Also Sean Payton is crying because his gay team got lucky in OT vs the Redskins, which by the way Redskins got robbed because they did not fumble the ball, it was a BS call. But now with the new rule Redskins would have a chance to come back after a BS call. Also they got lucky in a number of games in the 4th quarter.

  45. dsmith4444 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:50 AM

    Florio,
    Once again you prove to be a phucking idiot.

  46. Jpgedds says: Mar 24, 2010 10:52 AM

    i really wish they would move to a timed OT…just play another 15 minute qtr and whoever is ahead after that wins….if its still tied, play another qtr….my earhair is getting out of control

  47. Jimmy Smith and Bob Nelson are IDIOTS says: Mar 24, 2010 10:52 AM

    I can see Paytons dilemma. Having to explain a simple rule to his dumb ass wife and Who Dat nation could take a lifetime. Given the lack of any common sense in New Orleans he would have no time to gameplan for the defense of their gift title.

  48. LiveNBreatheFootball says: Mar 24, 2010 10:57 AM

    Oooh they pushed it through without warning to the coaches. Do these coaches not have the cell phone numbers of the owners? EVERYONE knew this proposal was out there. Even if not physically present, the coaches could have explained to their team’s owner why it was a bad idea.
    Guess Payton is trying to cover for his own lack of initiative on this.

  49. DasBoot504 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:58 AM

    Yeah we the Aint’s, as in we Aint pathetic losers still crying about a loss that happened 2 months ago. Funny how everyone in favor of the change acts like we one the coin toss and had the ball placed on the Vikes 30 so we could get the field goal. We drove against the #1 Defense in the league and took the game. That’s what winners do. Now karma is a B, b/c how sweet would it be for us to meet in the playoffs next year, have it go to overtime, this time the Viqueens get the ball first only to settle for 3 and watch Brees drive down the field for the TD. Think they’ll repeal the rule at next years owner’s meeting? BTW know why there aren’t any Vikings today? Because all they did was sail around in circles playing grab-ass w/ each other until the bloodline died out. Handle-bar mustache on the logo fits, but maybe the Viqueens should make their players start wearing ass-less leather chaps, what do you think? True Story.

  50. Jeff says: Mar 24, 2010 10:59 AM

    That’s ok Sean Payton ,,, Your not going back to the SuperBowl ever again ,” So you don’t have to worry about it.”
    ___________________________________
    Yeah, Sean Payton is an idiot crybaby.
    I bet you he knows the difference between “your” and “you’re.” Who’s the idiot?

  51. Manbearpig says: Mar 24, 2010 11:00 AM

    Imagine that. The coach of the team that would have undoubtedly lost the NFC Championship game had this rule existed in this year’s playoffs is angry about it.
    It is a moot point though. The Vikings will embarrass the Saints in the season opener this fall, rendering blown calls and unfair overtime rules obsolete.

  52. scra22 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:08 AM

    “Manbearpig” – if this rule had existed, Favre would have just thrown another pick after the Saints’ field goal to end the game.
    Vikings fans are an incredibly whiny bunch.

  53. rajuncajun63 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:10 AM

    Bunch of JEALOUS Saints haters. We won the SB; your teams lost. Get over it. We will WIN 1-2 more over the next 3-5 years, so you will be hearing from Sean and the Who Dat’s for some time…..

  54. saintswhodi says: Mar 24, 2010 11:10 AM

    Wonder how long it will take Vikes fans to get over losing to the Saints again in the opener? I’m thinking the over under is June 2020, but the crying commences immediately after the opening kickoff. What a sadsack fanbase. Their whole focus is on the Saints while we don’t view them as any more of a threat than the Bucs. Good to be the champs.

  55. stadanko says: Mar 24, 2010 11:10 AM

    Seriously Mike? Your actually accusing someone else of “crying” about the overtime rule?
    That’s all you’ve been doing since your boyfriend, Paul Allens team choked in the NFCCG.
    That’s all Viking fans have been doing since their beloved Favre choked that game away with an int.
    For months all I’ve listened to is you and bandwagon Vike fans cry and bitch and moan.
    And then Sean Payton brings up a valid point and you accuse him of crying.
    You had to have a 15 question Q&A to answer every possible scenario of the new OT and even admitted by the end of it that it still didn’t clear up every question about it.
    Nothing you say on this site can take away the fact that THE SAINTS WON THE SUPERBOWL.
    They were the first team in the history of the NFC to start the season 13-0, even the ’85 Bears couldn’t do that. They went through 3 future HOF QB’s in the playoffs for that title, which I’m pretty sure is the first time a team has had to do that as well.
    But all I keep hearing about from you hacks is how the overtime rules kept Brett Favre from winning another Superbowl. NEWSFLASH! He probably would have choked again if he had gotten an OT possession.
    Sean Payton doesn’t need you to be telling him what he should be wise about. He won the Superbowl while you continue to cement your legacy as a hack, sensationalist blogger.

  56. nps6724 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:12 AM

    I’m just loving how the Viqueen fans just change their boasting after each failure.
    Pre-NFCC – “We’re gonna destroy the Saints!”
    Post-NFCC – “We destroyed the Saints but the refs screwed us even though there’s visual evidence of us getting more than our fair share of BS calls!”
    Pre-SB – “The Colts are gonna destroy the Saints!”
    Post-SB – “We would’ve destroyed the Colts! Unfair!”
    Pre-2010 season – “We’re gonna destroy the Saints!”
    I guess if you keep making the same prediction every time, you’re bound to be right someday. Afterall, a broken watch is still right twice a day.

  57. Jeff says: Mar 24, 2010 11:23 AM

    The Saints are Super Bowl Champions and that will never change. Deal with it, America. Keep trashing them, calling lucky, and insulting the fans. We’ll all just cry in front of our Lombardi Trophy.
    Something you Vikings fans can’t do.
    Yeah, call the Saints the pathetic franchise. Only middle aged people can remember the last time the Vikings even went to the Super Bowl. It must suck to be you.

  58. mr_snrub says: Mar 24, 2010 11:24 AM

    Florio, you of all people is gonna accuse someone else of being a crybaby about overtime? Really?

  59. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Mar 24, 2010 11:25 AM

    typical Florio
    what are u like 5’2 130lbs?
    u couldn’t even be a water boy in the NFL
    let alone your a lawyer without work
    NBC made a huge mistake on u

  60. Biff Henderson says: Mar 24, 2010 11:31 AM

    oaklandx510 says:
    Whatever happened to the days when employees worked and did what they were told! Nowadays, you have employees wanting to start a revolution, complain when being treated unfairly, have friends, vote…..oh sorry, I’m going too far back
    =================================
    My memories of going too far back are different than yours.
    Back in the day Miller Brewery employees had cold beer on tap at every work station. They hired someone to drive a golf cart with cold beer so even employees loading the rail cars could be served. Many a effective, functional drunk could do their job, with a cigarette dangling from their lips.
    We live in a fluid, dynamic world. Keep a stiff, upper lip my friend.

  61. breesbush0925 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:32 AM

    I love how bitter everyone is that the Saints won the Superbowl!!!! HAHAHA I hope it hurts, I hope it stings because I’ll tell you what, it feels so good being a champion! Especially you Viking fans, when was the last time you won the Superbowl? Vikings suck, Jared Allen is a tool, and we are going to knock Brett Farve out for his career the first game. Sean Payton is right and just stating his opinion but Florio is such a little bitter bitch that he will find anyway to knock the Saints.

  62. Bob Nelson says: Mar 24, 2010 11:32 AM

    Look, The Cardinals lost the coin toss in the playoffs and won the game.
    THERE WAS NO VALID REASON FOR CHANGING THE OVERTIME RULES.
    Will this overtime change be named the Brett Favre rule?
    Just because the league wanted a Peyton Manning Brett Favre match up in the Superbowl is no reason to change the rules after the fact.
    Sean Payton is right. Why complicate the rules with this sillyness?
    For fans you can spend time doing something else during overtime because the first overtime posession means nothing. It is a bad thing when part of a game means nothing.

  63. Nola5712 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:32 AM

    sorry but i had to register here just for this one. florio were you ballin’ your eyes out like a little girl on nfc championship sunday? i bet you were. i bet you screamed at the top of your lungs when far-vuh decided to throw and not run. only coming from a viQUEEN fan would an article be titled in such a manner. florio = SORE LOSER BITCH. all the other saints haters = whiny ass MAGGOTS. i love it how even “supposedly” “talented” sports writers get their panties in a bunch and show their true colors. i look forward to hopefully opening the 2010 season with the vikings at the superdome AGAIN so we can CRUSH your whiny purple viqueen morale for good. florio…this is for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoJ_K4Mlt4w

  64. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 24, 2010 11:34 AM

    Sean Payton is just being Sean Payton. His acts of idiocy and cry baby whining are nothing new. I do suppose a “simple” rule change will be like teaching Mandarin Chinese to the Who Duh Nation. A shady missed kick in Washington,a loss at home to the Bucs and 69 fumbles by the Vikings tells the whole story. Saints should enjoy the trophy . Miracles really do happen. Odds of seeing a 3 peckered midget are greater than the Aints ever being relevant again. Hope to dine on your carcasses on opening day Who Duhs!

  65. snnyjcbs says: Mar 24, 2010 11:44 AM

    Sure he does not like it. If not for the many bad calls at the end they never would have won the Super Bowl. If this rule was in play at the time the Vikings would have the win. Great call by the NFL owners.

  66. Nola5712 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:49 AM

    lmao at all the viqueen fans!! if the odds of us winning another are so low and we’re 1/1 in the superbowl, what does that make the QUEENS (0/4 is it?). not to mention all your oblivious hate is obviously your minnesota backwoods trailer trash education coming out in full force. tell your sister i said hello :) …or was she your mother? …both? oh, sorry.

  67. stadanko says: Mar 24, 2010 11:51 AM

    Actually Pervy, the real miracle would be if the Vikings are still in Minnesota in 5 years.

  68. nps6724 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:56 AM

    “A shady missed kick in Washington,a loss at home to the Bucs and 69 fumbles by the Vikings tells the whole story.”
    A miraculous heave-ho from Favre to Greg Lewis at the end of regulation vs. San Fran, a horrible missed FG by Baltimore, 2 defensive TDs allowed vs. Pittsburgh, dismantling losses vs. Arizona and Carolina, and an OT loss to the Bears tell a much funnier story.
    But the best part of this story is the ending: Saints 1 Lombardi, Viqueens 0. If we never make it to another Super Bowl, we still won. As storied as the Viqueen franchise is, you’re lagging behind the Saints.

  69. saintswhodi says: Mar 24, 2010 11:58 AM

    Vikings fans are about as awesome as that great fight song Prince made for them.
    No wonder there’s so many lakes in Minnesota, all those tears have to go somewhere. Keep crying Vikes fans. Pretty soon you’ll be the land of 20,000 lakes, and no superbowl trophies.

  70. DasBoot504 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:59 AM

    Manbearpig:
    Imagine that. The coach of the team that would have undoubtedly lost the NFC Championship game had this rule existed in this year’s playoffs is angry about it.
    It is a moot point though. The Vikings will embarrass the Saints in the season opener this fall, rendering blown calls and unfair overtime rules obsolete.
    ————————————————–
    I didn’t see anywhere in this blog where they mentioned how Brad Childress felt about the rule change.
    If by embarass us you mean by defeating you by 20+ and making the Vikes look like a pop-warner team….yeah that could happen.

  71. evilboy128 says: Mar 24, 2010 12:04 PM

    ok, so you and peter kings endless whining about OT is considered “legit debate” but one outspoken coach is “crying” mmmm okay, starting to understand the way you think Florio. everyone else is wrong and only you (and those who think like you) are right and only those in the right, in your eyes, have the right to complain and “debate” You a politician now, Florio? cause this stinks of classic hypocrisy. But your a lawyer, your thinking is, if the law isn’t the way I like it, I will change it until it is and screw all the people that actually have to LIVE with the change and make a living around it.

  72. honeysuckle says: Mar 24, 2010 12:04 PM

    if the new OT rule necessary that they just had to have it, then why not do it in regular season too? And if kicking a field goal is now assumably so easy to achieve & “just not fair” to the other team then why didn’t they just eliminate the field goal & say first team that scores a touchdown wins in OT?
    the owners sneaking around & voting on this thing early when coaches were not going to be there reminds me of Congress slipping in some controversial vote in the middle of the night…
    and the owners don’t know 1 tenth of the nuances of the game that the coaches & players do….they should stick to the business decisions not the technicalities of the game.

  73. GOVIKES|GOVIKES says: Mar 24, 2010 12:06 PM

    To all those that say nobody wants this change, NFL.com has a poll up about it, last I saw last night the Yea’s(like the rule change) were leading the Nay’s by a 3-1 margin.

  74. Saintnation says: Mar 24, 2010 12:07 PM

    Pervy Harvin says:
    March 24, 2010 11:34 AM
    Sean Payton is just being Sean Payton. His acts of idiocy and cry baby whining are nothing new. I do suppose a “simple” rule change will be like teaching Mandarin Chinese to the Who Duh Nation. A shady missed kick in Washington,a loss at home to the Bucs and 69 fumbles by the Vikings tells the whole story. Saints should enjoy the trophy . Miracles really do happen. Odds of seeing a 3 peckered midget are greater than the Aints ever being relevant again. Hope to dine on your carcasses on opening day Who Duhs!
    ___________________________________
    Yet they still have won the Superbowl, you’re team has not. That must really hurt.

  75. beretta96 says: Mar 24, 2010 12:11 PM

    The rule is no doubt stupid, made by people who have not much of a clue what football is about.
    Owners are just business men, old ones at that who think they know what they’re doing because they have money.
    Half of them look senile standing there with an armani suit. They drive me nuts, really, playing the pilot in a plane they can’t fly!
    Jeff Fischer said it best, owners own, and coaches coach so there’s not much that can be done. Much like a bunch of kids in a sand box fighting over the only shovel!

  76. NOwillrepeat says: Mar 24, 2010 12:15 PM

    Since the old overtime rule was implemented in the 1950′s, there have been 14 overtime games in the playoffs. In that span, the team that won the coin flip won 7 times, and the team that lost the coin flip won 7 times. That’s 50/50. Hard to get more fair than that.
    Im sure Payton is just upset because he believes the owner’s have undermined his championship by claiming Farve was never able to touch the ball (though he didn’t deserve to after blowing his chance at the end of regulation).

  77. FireJerryJones says: Mar 24, 2010 12:23 PM

    Peyton’s still hungover and drying out.
    He should get a pass on issue between now and August.
    This is a dumb rule. It’ll bring up a bunch of new ‘unfair’ stuff that folks can try and ‘fix’ next year etc…
    Game’s not broke. Put the hammer away.

  78. NOwillrepeat says: Mar 24, 2010 12:28 PM

    Manbearpig:
    It is a moot point though. The Vikings will embarrass the Saints in the season opener this fall, rendering blown calls and unfair overtime rules obsolete.
    —————————————————————-
    Hey idiot, crybaby Viqueens fan:
    These rules only apply to the playoffs, not the regular season. Which the last I checked opening day would be a part of. So yes, after we raise the banner in week 1, Hartley can still break your poor little heart with a opening possession game winning field goal in OT.
    Your whining truly is pathetic

  79. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 24, 2010 12:38 PM

    So Saints fans. If we play you opening week and kick your ass will you really still feel like the world champs? How could you? More like chumps

  80. Pods says: Mar 24, 2010 12:44 PM

    @Nola5712
    not to mention all your oblivious hate is obviously your minnesota backwoods trailer trash education coming out in full force. tell your sister i said hello :) …or was she your mother? …both? oh, sorry.
    Really? That might be the most ironic thing I’ve ever heard. A product of the 47th ranked state in student achievement and 48th ranked in a child’s chance for success. Plus, the 47th ranked state in the United Health Foundations ratings….whose the inbred trailer trash?

  81. edgy1957 says: Mar 24, 2010 12:47 PM

    This is a matter of the pot calling the kettle black. You were “crying” about the overtime rule before it was passed and now that ithas and Payton has expressed his displeasure, he’s now the one who’s crying.
    Oh and it if it’s only the “casual drive-by NFL fan” that will not understand it, why did you spend an entire post talking about the ins and outs and why did you need clarification from the league on many aspects of this rule? If it’s that simle then what’s the point to all the posts?

  82. honeysuckle says: Mar 24, 2010 12:56 PM

    Sean Payton was being interviewed & answering questions about how he felt on this OT issue. So is it whining to answer a question candidly & honestly. And if you will read Peter King’s article about the interview even he said…….
    Payton seemed less upset by the change, however, than by how the change came about — that it was “snuck in on the back door” while coaches were on a golf outing Tuesday afternoon…….

  83. nps6724 says: Mar 24, 2010 1:06 PM

    “So Saints fans. If we play you opening week and kick your ass will you really still feel like the world champs?”
    Sure will. Because we are.

  84. NOwillrepeat says: Mar 24, 2010 1:13 PM

    So Saints fans. If we play you opening week and kick your ass will you really still feel like the world champs? How could you? More like chumps
    ———————————————————–
    Yes, trophy still in the case. Rings still on the fingers. “America’s Game” still airing on NFL network, right before your “Missing Rings” episode… I believe well still feel like champs

  85. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 24, 2010 1:30 PM

    NOwillrepeat says: right before your “Missing Rings” episode…
    ————————————————–
    Pretty funny douche…made me laugh

  86. stadanko says: Mar 24, 2010 1:37 PM

    @Pervy Still Champs.

  87. Nola5712 says: Mar 24, 2010 2:09 PM

    @pods
    just because the state MIGHT be ranked that way doesn’t mean I’M stupid. and besides, AGAIN, I’M not the one who started this HATE. payton “crying again”? are you serious? viQUEEN fans should grow a pair a let it go for once instead of blaming the teams (and fans) that BEAT THEM. maybe next time try not to fumble 2000 times. so go back to your deliverance-like state and cry me a river, because i really have NO concern for viQUEEN feelings. :)

  88. The Upsetter says: Mar 24, 2010 2:11 PM

    And when the Vikings lose in the playoffs with the new OT format, who then will you blame?
    The Saints are the champs, all haters can eat s**t!

  89. Ilovefoolsball says: Mar 24, 2010 2:58 PM

    # irishgary says: March 24, 2010 10:04 AM
    Maybe Payton should go back to writing his screenplay during the off season.
    ____________
    LOLZ, yeah good advice for a coach who just won the superbowl, intelligent comment irishgay! Maybe your coach can go back to trying to get to the superbowl.
    This article was obviously tainted with Florio’s disdain for the Saints since the vikings puked all over that nfc championship game. Better luck next year! I can’t wait to hear the vikings broadcaster go nuts again: “I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT I’M SEEING FAVRE THREW ANOTHER INTERCEPTION WITH THE GAME ON THE LINE! THIS ISN’T OAKLAND THIS IS THE SAINTS!”

  90. Mark0226 says: Mar 24, 2010 3:05 PM

    Florio cries: It’s not that complicated. Sure, a casual, drive-by NFL fan might not understand it…
    ======
    And yet, that was the primary reason Florio floated weeks ago why this rule was needed, because casual fans couldn’t understand why the other team didn’t get a chance with the ball. It is easier to explain the concept of Sudden Death than all the permutations of the new rule.
    P1: Team A won and Team B doesn’t get a chance with the ball because Team A scored a TD.
    P2: But last week you said the new rule allows both teams get a chance to win.
    P1: Well, yeah, but that’s only if the first team with the ball only scores a FG.
    P2: But in the other game, Team X won with just a FG. How does that make sense?
    P1: Yeah, this only applies if the first team scores a FG. If the second team scores a FG, they can win.
    P2: But, that doesn’t make any sense. Why can one team win with a FG, but the other team can’t?
    P1: Because Mike Florio and Peter King were crying that casual fans didn’t understand the old rule.
    P2: And we’re supposed to understand this? What if Team B gets a Safety? What if Team B Intercepts the ball? What if, what if, what if.
    Me: So much for keeping it simple, like the PI, facemask, and what constitutes a catch rules.

  91. jimicos says: Mar 24, 2010 3:06 PM

    What a pathetic douchebag you are, Mike. You piss and moan about the overtime rules for months on end and that’s all fine. Sean Payton makes two comments about it in a span of one or two days and he “keeps crying” about it?
    If that’s crying, you’ve spent the last 12 months sobbing uncontrollably.
    By my count you’ve posted 14 stories dealing directly with the overtime rules PRIOR to the proposal passing… And that’s just this month. That’s not crying? If my wife brought up the same subject 14 times in three weeks I’d bury her in a shallow grave in the backyard.

  92. jimicos says: Mar 24, 2010 3:14 PM

    Pervy Harvin says:
    March 24, 2010 11:34 AM
    Odds of seeing a 3 peckered midget are greater than the Aints ever being relevant again.
    —————————
    If winning the Super Bowl makes a team relevant, I guess the queens have never been relevant.

  93. MrHumble says: Mar 24, 2010 3:22 PM

    Payton is upset becuz he just signed a young kicker with a strong leg and taught his team how to play dirty and now he has to start all over trying to explain something so simple to a team and city that can only say “who dat”……i don’t blame him for being pissed off.

  94. RebaT says: Mar 24, 2010 3:34 PM

    He’s crying about it because he is the reason for the rule. The Saints beat the Vikings in OT with a field goal. If Brett got that ball again, he would have shoved it down their (and his) throat!
    If it takes him a half hour to explain it to the wife… is she THAT stupid? Well, maybe so, she married his ugly butt.

  95. jimicos says: Mar 24, 2010 3:52 PM

    RebaT says:
    March 24, 2010 3:34 PM
    If Brett got that ball again, he would have shoved it down their (and his) throat!
    ————————-
    No, he probably would’ve hit another wide open Saints DB.

  96. nps6724 says: Mar 24, 2010 3:52 PM

    “If Brett got that ball again, he would have shoved it down their (and his) throat!”
    He shouldn’t have even NEEDED the ball again. But you know his passes and those DBs, he just can’t keep them separated.

  97. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 24, 2010 3:59 PM

    @ jimicos- Aww! Keep hating on the mighty NFC North champs peeping tom. Why don’t you make yourself useful mate and go get get me a beer!
    @ RebaT- Nice post! couldn’t agree with you more. Are you a fellow Viking fan?

  98. Nard100 says: Mar 24, 2010 4:04 PM

    Well congratulations Peter King and the media minority that ran a successful camplaign to fix what wasn’t broke! Well done. The fact are these:
    1. Most of the players didn’t want this change.
    2. the coaches didn’t want this change.
    3. Most fans didn’t want this change.
    4. The television networks that televise games DEFINITELY didn’t want this change.
    Only a media minority (mostly Peter King) and a sufficiently under-informed owner base wanted it. That’s what makes Roger G’s high-handed statement about owners having the vote sound like the pointy-haired-boss from Dilbert.

  99. RebaT says: Mar 24, 2010 4:06 PM

    jimicos
    I doubt it! Brett is a HUGE HOF and he would have beaten them, no doubt.
    Well, you can talk about Brett all you want. He helped make the Vikings have their best season in a LONG time. That’s why Chilly is giving him all the time in the world to decide to come back.

  100. Super Hooper says: Mar 24, 2010 4:46 PM

    The SAINTS are the World Champions so go cry in your milk! Brett will not see another Super Bowl field unless he buys a ticket!

  101. robhug71 says: Mar 24, 2010 5:17 PM

    What’s wrong with simply putting 15 more minutes on the clock and play a fifth quarter of more REAL football?
    Of course, the television networks wouldn’t hear of such an idea. TV runs the country, including the NFL.
    Because the TV nets piggy-back their playoff games, an added 15 minutes, which would take 30 or more minutes of real time to play, would cause their second game to be late. Real late.
    Neither the NFL nor the TV networks are to be trusted.
    The TV nets’ assertion that Super Bowl XLIV was the most-watched televised event in American history is, at best, questionable.
    That game was played on a weekend when hundreds of thousands of households were without power due to a raging snowstorm. Yet a record was set.
    It was just a way for the NFL and the TV nets to posture for higher ad revenues for future Super Bowls during these hard economical times.

  102. jimicos says: Mar 24, 2010 6:05 PM

    Pervy Harvin says:
    March 24, 2010 3:59 PM
    @ jimicos- Aww! Keep hating on the mighty NFC North champs peeping tom. Why don’t you make yourself useful mate and go get get me a beer!
    ————————–
    Riiiiight, riiiiight. Hang on, let me buy you a beer and take it into the bathroom for a minute.

  103. jimicos says: Mar 24, 2010 6:08 PM

    RebaT says:
    March 24, 2010 4:06 PM
    jimicos
    I doubt it! Brett is a HUGE HOF and he would have beaten them, no doubt.
    ————————–
    …as evidenced by his undeniable playoff success, right?

  104. jimicos says: Mar 24, 2010 6:10 PM

    Pervy Harvin says:
    March 24, 2010 3:59 PM
    @ RebaT- Nice post! couldn’t agree with you more. Are you a fellow Viking fan?
    ————————-
    Slurp, slurp, slurp.. Careful. I’ll go tell Deb you’re effin around with another woman.

  105. Wonderlic__myballs says: Mar 24, 2010 6:19 PM

    Wow, I think i need a shower after reading some of these posts!

  106. SpankyMcWanky says: Mar 24, 2010 6:40 PM

    I’m laughing at all of the Florio is a hypocrite talk. It warms the cockles of my heart. I’m laughing even more at all of the Viking cry babies crying about so many things and calling Payton a cry baby. Looks like this board is full of hypocrites. Hahahahahaha, you bunch of losers!

  107. kingman says: Mar 24, 2010 7:00 PM

    Sean Payton does love to talk. But, he outcoached everyone in the playoffs and DESERVED the trophy. GIVE UP THE WHINING LOSERS!!!

  108. aious says: Mar 24, 2010 7:09 PM

    When you put a title like this, it shows you have something against Payton
    Quite unprofessional and juvenile

  109. clintcooper says: Mar 24, 2010 8:17 PM

    This is why votes on important matters should include both the owners AND the coaches. The coaches are the ones who have to deal with the rule changes. The owners are generally idiots.
    Btw, interesting that the Vikings owner was one of the four NO votes.
    To the Saints detractors: just keep on whining about Nola’s victory, they’re going to eat your lunch again all next season!

  110. RebaT says: Mar 24, 2010 8:48 PM

    Vikings are my 2nd favorite. Actually where ever Brett goes is my 2nd favorite. My favorite, believe it or not, is the Steelers. However, if you haven’t read my posts there, our QB is a bonafide, absolutely the biggest idiot I’ve ever seen. He’ll screw up again whether or not he is playing. I hope he doesn’t, the rat bast…

  111. SaintsWin says: Mar 24, 2010 8:50 PM

    The Saints will win again! Just for you crybabies.

  112. RebaT says: Mar 24, 2010 8:58 PM

    Vikings are my 2nd favorite. Actually where ever Brett goes is my 2nd favorite. My favorite, believe it or not, is the Steelers. However, if you haven’t read my posts there, our QB is a bonafide, absolutely the biggest idiot I’ve ever seen. He’ll screw up again whether or not he is playing. I hope he doesn’t, the rat bast…

  113. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 24, 2010 9:02 PM

    I just ordered the new tell all book from Bens victims- ” 2 Minute Drill: Our Brushes with Big(lil) Ben”

  114. RebaT says: Mar 24, 2010 9:10 PM

    The Saints will not do a repeat. I hope they get rid of Reggie as he did nothing in the playoffs or the SB. What a waste of money! He LOVES to fumble too.

  115. MikeFlorioisaWhore says: Mar 24, 2010 9:33 PM

    Dude you need Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome Counselling. Your team LOST to the SAINTS. You need to accept this in order to move on with your life. Who will you vent on next year when your team loses again. or maybe, you’re intellectually challenged and don’t have an intelligent opinion to express and therefore make vile statements just to get a rise out of folk.

  116. RebaT says: Mar 24, 2010 9:45 PM

    Pervy,
    That’s about how long Ben can endure… 2 minutes, if that!

  117. nps6724 says: Mar 25, 2010 9:32 AM

    “I doubt it! Brett is a HUGE HOF and he would have beaten them, no doubt.”
    Just like the end of the 4th quarter when all they needed was a few yards and a FG? He had his shot and threw a perfect pass right into the arms of one Tracy Porter.

  118. Big-Easy says: Mar 25, 2010 10:30 AM

    We get it:
    Mike Florio is a life-long fan of the Minnesota Vikings as per his appearance on Paul Allen’s radio show on 1/19/2010.

  119. Saintnation says: Mar 25, 2010 11:02 AM

    robhug71 says:
    March 24, 2010 5:17 PM
    What’s wrong with simply putting 15 more minutes on the clock and play a fifth quarter of more REAL football?
    ___________________________________
    This statement is a paradox.

  120. LAEaglefan says: Mar 25, 2010 4:01 PM

    Obviously, the coaches with the best field goal kickers won’t like this rule. These days, 50 yard field goals are almost a gimme for NFL kickers. The receiving team gets a decent kickoff return to the 35 or so yard line…gets a couple of first downs and they’re in position to win the game with a kick. I think the rule change is a good one. It makes it more fair for everyone.

  121. Saints1 says: Mar 25, 2010 10:16 PM

    Wow after all these days post superbowl, Vikequeen wusses and pusses along with Mike Flute player is writing fish wrap stories we are polishing the trophy and girls are polishing any part of bodies with Saints emblem on it, SUCKS to be a dweeb huh Vikequeens and Floria let me know when you remove the Brett Farve poster over your sandbox.
    Vike fans go polish your pasifiers

  122. buzzbissinger says: Mar 27, 2010 2:24 AM

    “Sean Payton keeps crying about overtime rule”
    Funny, that’s what I used to say about Florio before they changed the rule.

  123. Teknoyoda says: Apr 5, 2010 3:59 PM

    @TheOne
    Before you comment on something, know what the F&^$ you’re talking about. It was the Viqueens not the Redskins

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