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Vilma believes new overtime rules are a slight to Saints

J. Vilma.jpgThe player reaction we’ve heard thus far to modified sudden death overtime rules has been mixed to indifferent.

But Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has strong feelings on the matter, like his coach.  He’s taking the rules personally.

“If you read between the lines, we feel like
they’re saying well, if Minnesota would have had a possession who knows
what would have happened.  We don’t appreciate that.  I don’t
appreciate it at all.
” said Vilma in comments to Reuters at the Sony Ericsson Open, a pro tennis tournament in which he played a “friendly match” with world number two Caroline Wozniacki.  (Wait . . . What?)  

While Vilma is overreacting, he may have hit upon a source of motivation for Sean Payton to use, especially if the team opens against Minnesota.

As Steelers fans know, defending champs need every little extra edge they can get.

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  1. leatherneck says: Mar 26, 2010 9:02 AM

    I hate the Saints. They are so arrogant and cocky. They are a bunch of punks.

  2. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 26, 2010 9:05 AM

    All Vilma and Payton have done is speak the truth. Florio and others don’t like it but thats too damn bad!

  3. aec4 says: Mar 26, 2010 9:09 AM

    I agree with Vilma. OT rule changes were a drastic overreaction.

  4. jwesty says: Mar 26, 2010 9:09 AM

    It is a slight to the Saints, they should have never won that game in the first place. Bad calls and all.

  5. enders says: Mar 26, 2010 9:10 AM

    More like “if you the refs didn’t hand you the game, who knows what would have happened”

  6. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 26, 2010 9:12 AM

    Good read Gregg. Vilma like every other Saint knows they were beat down by the Vikings. If you beat the crap out of the home town fighter but he still gets the decision,one thing is sure. Both fighters knew who was better. Thanks Vilma for telling us what we knew already.

  7. MrHumble says: Mar 26, 2010 9:12 AM

    I don’t think it requires Vilma “reading between the lines”, I think the message is quite clear by the Commish, Competition Committee, Owners and fans and that is that the Saints didn’t belong in the SB and the NFL wants to make sure a mistake like what happened, doesn’t happen again. Now the NFL just needs to address the issue of “full time officials” so the Pete Morelli’s of the world don’t continue to make a mockery of the officiating of a game. If Vilma and Saints fans worry that no one is giving them “respect”, they are absolutely correct in their thinking.

  8. arsewhooper says: Mar 26, 2010 9:12 AM

    “Hey Vilma, I’m HOOOOOooooooooome!” – Fred Flintstone, 1983.

  9. bluestree says: Mar 26, 2010 9:15 AM

    If I was Vilma, I’d feel the same way. Hopefully we can put to rest all this nonsense about the NFL trying to influence the outcome of the playoffs. There was a compelling storyline whether it was the Saints, Farve, or Manning and the Colts winning the Super Bowl. It’s all good for the league. Time to quit the conspiracy theories, Viking fans. Yeah, and Glen Beck just got cancelled.

  10. Bart says: Mar 26, 2010 9:17 AM

    Get over yourself Vilma…

  11. WhoDatMofo says: Mar 26, 2010 9:18 AM

    “I hate the Saints. They are so arrogant and cocky. They are a bunch of punks.”
    -So is your mom…
    “It is a slight to the Saints, they should have never won that game in the first place. Bad calls and all.”
    “More like “if you the refs didn’t hand you the game, who knows what would have happened”
    -Would you like some cheese with your whine?

  12. JimmySmith says: Mar 26, 2010 9:20 AM

    I have a pretty good idea of what might have happened if the Vikings got the ball, BrINT Favre would have thrown another perfect pass to Mr. Porter.
    Then the Viking fans would have less to bitch about but there is always next year.

  13. Skoods says: Mar 26, 2010 9:20 AM

    Are they really serious? The game is over. The season is over. You already won the Super Bowl. Who the heck cares what the NFL does now? It’s not like they’re saying, “We are changing the OT rules and all games from last year that ended in OT with the team that got the ball first kicking a winning Field Goal will be replayed.”
    You already won the Super Bowl, New Orleans. Stop always feeling like the victims just because no one cares about your city (except for when it’s time to go down, get wasted, and hand out beads to your lovely and “classy” female inhabitants).

  14. RagnarTheBloodAxe says: Mar 26, 2010 9:21 AM

    Say what? The Vikings had that game, the refs screwed em.

  15. robi_boy says: Mar 26, 2010 9:21 AM

    the world champion supreme being saints who now own your wives and daughters and stand on your throats may enjoy their thrones as they wish, now shut up and grab us a beer

  16. Kevin from Philly says: Mar 26, 2010 9:22 AM

    Man, I wouldn’t mind playing a friendly with that chick.

  17. Stoogie says: Mar 26, 2010 9:23 AM

    All of a sudden, I have an urge to watch women’s tennis, especially when Caroline Wozniacki plays.

  18. PFTiswhatitis says: Mar 26, 2010 9:23 AM

    Umm, people have been talking about changing THIS rule for a looooooong time. The Saints/Viks game is just another example of why it NEEDS to be changed.

  19. Annuvin says: Mar 26, 2010 9:24 AM

    The BiQueens turned the ball over what, 5 times and lost the game. Big surprise there. These new OT rules are a joke. If the Queens wanted to win the game so bad, they shouldn’t have held on the ball better and not capped their efforts with yet another Fantastic Favre Finish we got all too used to seeing in Green Bay.
    Can we say “sour grapes”?

  20. Bird Man says: Mar 26, 2010 9:24 AM

    Yea avoid making a much needed change in order to spare his feelings.

  21. godofwine says: Mar 26, 2010 9:25 AM

    All Vilma and Payton have done is speak the truth. Florio and The NFL don’t like it but thats too damn bad!
    The NFL wanted to see Brett Favre & Payton Manning in the Super Bowl. That was their “Dream Match-Up”, the same way the NBA had a “Dream Match-Up” when the league suspended a Milwaukee Bucks player to get the Lakers vs. Sixers Finals in the early 2000′s. It didn’t work out that way and this is a way of giving the team they WANT to get in another shot. Sports might not be fixed, but they get damned close. Leagues know that certain teams will be bad for ratings, even if it will be good for one or both of the teams involved.

  22. Jeff says: Mar 26, 2010 9:27 AM

    More like “if you the refs didn’t hand you the game, who knows what would have happened”
    ___________________________________
    Go f**k yourself. Cry about one questionable pass interference call and forget that the 12 men in the huddle penalty before the penalty WAS THE SECOND FREAKING PENALTY AGAINST THE VIKINGS THE ENTIRE FREAKING GAME. But hey, the refs cheated for the Saints. Whatever makes you feel better.
    And if you think the Saints fans and team are “crying,” ask yourself this: if the Vikings won the toss and won the game by a field goal and Brett Favre went to the Super Bowl, would there have been a rule change?????????????????????

  23. Bob says: Mar 26, 2010 9:29 AM

    I’m a Saints fan, I liked OT from 1974-2009 and while I think there’s been too much whining from Florio, Mr. Coffee, uh, Norm from Cheers, uh, Peter King and Vikings fans. But I disagree with Vilma, who sounds paranoid, which is the last thing that needs to come from someone whose won a championship. I think the owners’ decision is more a reaction to the fact that the Super Bowl was 3 minutes and change away from a possible overtime session. If it has been the Colts and Jets going OT in the AFCG, I still think the OT vote probably would have been made.

  24. spyboots says: Mar 26, 2010 9:30 AM

    He’s right, but I don’t think it was just this particular game. This game was just the “last straw” for some who think it’s “unfair.”
    I agree that the OT rules should not have been changed.

  25. breesbush0925 says: Mar 26, 2010 9:30 AM

    Or enders, i forgot that refs made the vikings turn the ball over 5 times

  26. pacstud says: Mar 26, 2010 9:31 AM

    He IS overreacting? You sure Florio?
    How about, “in my very biased opinion he is overreacting”.
    Love the dig at the end. I guess your Vikes wouldn’t know anything about the Super Bowl Champions Hangover.

  27. tom coughlin's coat holder says: Mar 26, 2010 9:31 AM

    the reason this guy is no longer a ny jet is because he couldn’t grasp the fundermentals of playing in a different defensive alignment.
    could it be that he’s pretty dumb.
    by the way,everybody plays with the new rules,i wish the saints stopped acting like little girls.

  28. nps6724 says: Mar 26, 2010 9:32 AM

    The NFL is just pissy because they were robbed of The Favre-Peyton Happy Fun-time Show so they have to find someone/thing to blame because God forbid they blame The Almighty Favre for choking.
    I don’t think it’s really a slight against the Saints, I think this is just the first conference championship that was won by the receiving team kicking a FG on the first drive. Like most NFL rules, change doesn’t occur until after a reason for change is demonstrated. Loudly.

  29. Jeff says: Mar 26, 2010 9:32 AM

    Okay, I just looked it up. The Saints were penalized 4 more times for 66 more yards. When you’re penalized for 32 yards THE ENTIRE GAME and one of those was a pass interference, you have no right to complain about the refs.
    But hey, maybe the Vikings played perfect penalty-free football. And I’m the Pope.

  30. NathanExplosion says: Mar 26, 2010 9:33 AM

    I get the “find motivation” angle for Vilma and the Saints.
    But the Vikings voted against the change and the Saints voted for it, right?
    So, doesn’t the outrage seem a little misplaced?

  31. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 26, 2010 9:35 AM

    Vilma admits what we all know. The Saints are paper chumpions!

  32. garylandon41 says: Mar 26, 2010 9:36 AM

    Don’t forget that Peyton Manning got knocked out of the playoffs the same way Favre did in overtime without having a chance.
    I can’t stand hearing people say it’s the Favre rule. They made a MUCH bigger deal out of the chargers beating the colts a year earlier.
    THis rule has been overdue….they just effed it up with this field goal doesn’t win but touchdown does. Both teams should get the ball no matter what happens

  33. jetters149 says: Mar 26, 2010 9:40 AM

    Vilma should stop crying cause we all know they are NOT GOING BACK next year they will be lucky to make the playoffs. Saints got the game handed to them everyone knows that they have there own set of rules in the nfl apart from everyone else. And DO NOT DENY IT saints fans.

  34. joelvis72 says: Mar 26, 2010 9:41 AM

    I’ll never understand why so many people, especially the media, kiss Favre’s butt. And I guess the refs made him throw that interception to Tracy Porter, too.
    Just like they forced him into an interception against the Giants in the ’07 NFC Championship.
    And they made him run at least 3 yards over the line of scrimmage against Minnesota in the playoffs in 2004.
    And they made him throw that interception against Denver to end Super Bowl XXXII.

  35. FootballPhil says: Mar 26, 2010 9:44 AM

    The only reason the rule change happened is because Lord Favre didn’t get his ring. Why change this? The NFL is greatest sport in the world so what the hell, let’s change the format because it’s “not fair”.
    Queen homos should listen to Zygi Wilf. He hit the nail on the head.
    Saints shouldn’t be pissed because they won the Lombardi Trophy. Something very alien and unknown to the people of Minneapolis (12.5% of population gay) and will continue to be until the inevitable move to Los Angeles. This way their homosexual following will feel more comfortable in their spandex and rollerblades and not have to be fearful of the random hate crime. They can all get married, adopt a little chinese boy and dress him in the purple and gold jersey of their man crush Brett Favre.

  36. ampats says: Mar 26, 2010 9:45 AM

    The OT rule has been talked about for years as we know many media people(P King) have been banging the drum for a change.
    As someone who wanted to see the Saints win the SuperBowl ,I am starting to get alittle tired of their constant opinions about many topics.
    Act like a Champion and go out and defend your title which is not that easy as you can ask other SB Champs. I think this season will be difficult for them to even win their division.
    I could care less about the whining Viking fans but the rule change has NOTHING to do with what happened last season.

  37. lilhopo says: Mar 26, 2010 9:47 AM

    haters in the house
    who dat world champs

  38. Louis says: Mar 26, 2010 9:49 AM

    yea lets forget all the turnovers, where the Saints took the ball away from farve & co. The vikings got their butt whipped plain & simple.
    The Vikings are a bunch of crybabies. The next rule change will be ,you can’t sack a Quarteback 40 yrs or older.

  39. bluestree says: Mar 26, 2010 9:49 AM

    Good point, Jeff. I wonder.

  40. birdmancometh says: Mar 26, 2010 9:51 AM

    The answer Jeff is yes. However, Vilma is being an oversensitive little girl. Sounds like he needs a snow shovel to get all that sand out of his…..um….eye?

  41. Jeff says: Mar 26, 2010 9:52 AM

    I swear. This website is filled with a bunch of whiny-baby commenters who are bitter that the Saints were garbage forever but they won the Super Bowl before their team did.
    But Jesus Christ, could you spare us the character assassination?

  42. PJL says: Mar 26, 2010 9:52 AM

    And if Brett Farve hadn’t thrown the interception….come on Saints won, Farve choked again.

  43. terry says: Mar 26, 2010 9:53 AM

    IF the vikings might have won, there was no promise the colts would of lost in the SB. Folks this is why they play 4qtrs. stop crying and just understand the “Who Dat” nation is proud of the black qnd gold superbowl. Please remember turnovers in the playoffs are crucial !!!!!

  44. purpleguy says: Mar 26, 2010 9:54 AM

    Cripe Vilma, you won the game fair and square, as most every Viking and NFL fan acknowledge. This has got to be the first Super Bowl winner in history dissastified enough with a win to still be playing the no respect card.

  45. slutnuts says: Mar 26, 2010 9:54 AM

    the refs are not a very good team if they fumlbed the football 6 times, and couldnt count to 12, and threw an interception when they could have ran for a first down. yup the refs definitely messed up that game.
    jeff, obviously no one can say for sure if there would have been a rule change had minnesota won in the manner you speak of, but the players and coaches really have to keep the complaining down about this (not just saints players and coaches) the owners run the league, they make the rules. i wouldnt want the coaches input because really, what right does chan gailey (for example) have on the future of the league. guys like him will be out of the league in a few years and the owners will still own. they are the ones who should determine how things go in the league imo.

  46. realitypolice says: Mar 26, 2010 10:01 AM

    After Hurricane Katrina, everyone loved the Saints. People from all over the country rooted for them (as long as they weren’t playing their team). People thought Sean Payton was an engaging young coach with a bright future, and Drew Brees was a great guy who loved his community. Even Saints fans seemed endearing, staying faithful all these years through so much turmoil. I estimate that 85-90% of the country was rooting for them in the Super Bowl last month.
    Fast forward to March 26th. Their fans have turned into a bunch of arrogant a*******, their coach is acting like it’s a federal offense that someone dared to change a rule without consulting him, and their douchebag linebacker is claiming the league changed a rule just to spite them. Everyone is out to get them, we’re all a bunch of haters, we’re just jealous, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
    The Saints are going from being a great Underdog story to one of the least liked teams in the league even faster than the Patriots did in 2001, and rightfully so.

  47. RayDaMayor says: Mar 26, 2010 10:02 AM

    So when the Saints whip the Vikings again in 2010, will all the bitter Viking fans shut their pieholes?
    That includes you Florio……

  48. Fan of Football says: Mar 26, 2010 10:04 AM

    Take at as a slight? Why, because the only reason you won in OT is due to a phantom pass INT call that kept the OT drive alive? Everybody knows that the Vikings outplayed the Saints that game. They deserved to get a chance to respond in OT, especially after that horrible pass INT call.

  49. Fan of Football says: Mar 26, 2010 10:05 AM

    “yea lets forget all the turnovers, where the Saints took the ball away from farve & co”
    That’s true, the saints took away all those possession and STILL could only muster OT. Without those turnovers, Vikings probably win by 20.

  50. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 26, 2010 10:12 AM

    FootballPhil says: people of Minneapolis (12.5% of population gay)
    ————————————————–
    Only a queer would know that type of trivia cupcake!

  51. Fan of Football says: Mar 26, 2010 10:12 AM

    “And they made him throw that interception against Denver to end Super Bowl XXXII.”
    Sometimes you have to decide whether it is worth correcting someone with such a low intellect. Favre had one INT that game, and it came in the first Qtr.
    Favre stats: 256 Yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
    Elways stats: 123 Yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT
    The Packers didn’t lose because of Favre that game (they lost because of their overrated defense) just like Denver didn’t win because of Elway (they won because of Terrell Davis).

  52. Boudin says: Mar 26, 2010 10:14 AM

    i love the ass clowns that predict that the Saints won’t make the playoffs next year. they must something in the Falcons, Bucs or Panthers that no one else can see…

  53. MrHumble says: Mar 26, 2010 10:15 AM

    Florio you should put up a poll to see how many NFL fans (outside of New Orleans) believe the Aints deserved to win the NFC Championship game and thus the SB…………….wait, I guess the NFL, Commish, Rules Committee , owners and other fans already had that poll this past week with the new OT rules being implemented.

  54. geaux says: Mar 26, 2010 10:16 AM

    “Good read Gregg. Vilma like every other Saint knows they were beat down by the Vikings. If you beat the crap out of the home town fighter but he still gets the decision,one thing is sure. Both fighters knew who was better. Thanks Vilma for telling us what we knew already.”

    I think PercyHarvin trolls on here to make comments like this to make himself feel better. Point 1, already made by other commenters: the Vikings had 56 yards LESS in penalty yardage than the “home town fighter” Saints. Point 2: if the Saints were so “beat down” by the Vikings, why was Favre so beat up? Point 3: Five turnovers, all but one forced by the Saints (the one exception being the Favre-to-Peterson fumbled exchange).
    For all your bitching, PercyHarvin, there is only one score that matters: 31-28. No matter what other BS and whining you put out there, that is the bottom line and nothing will change it. Your guys had their shot and lost to a team that forced turnovers, made plays when they had to (in fact, made just one turnover and didn’t throw an INT across the field at the end of regulation), and didn’t choke in the moment.
    But hey – I guess that’s why the Vikings wear purple…it’s because of the sour grapes.
    WHO DAT.

  55. cbatchel says: Mar 26, 2010 10:18 AM

    Hahah, what an idiot, only thinking it was about them. Some of these players should never open their mouths just makes them look like a fools.

  56. E.F.Cuttin says: Mar 26, 2010 10:18 AM

    Now I know why ViQueens wear Purple…. they have 2 be the whiniest fans this side of Buffalo…4ever Bridesmaids, never the bride… wah wah wah…Your offense let u down yet all U do is blame refs…what a joke of a team…happy choking!!!

  57. Ilovefoolsball says: Mar 26, 2010 10:21 AM

    It’s painfully obvious that the reaction is from the Vikings game. Why all of a sudden now they decide to change the rules? It’s because it’s wah wah, Favre didn’t get the ball, wah wah, we have to change the rules.
    Oh and for all you suckass vikings/colts/falcons fans who keep up the hate for the Saints, keep em coming. It’s fun watching y’all b!tch and complain while the Saints remain SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS! hahaha
    p.s. if you hate New Orleans it’s probably because you have a small penis. Hey I’m just statin the statistics, check for yourself:
    http://secure.condomania.com/Rankings/

  58. birdmancometh says: Mar 26, 2010 10:23 AM

    @Fan of Football -
    Yeah, and if it wasn’t for all those touchdowns the Rams gave up last year they would have won the Super Bowl.

  59. scra22 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:24 AM

    This is the Brett Favre rule!

  60. scra22 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:25 AM

    Haha, that Reuters article says:
    “After beating the Packers, New Orleans went on to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 to win their first Super Bowl.”
    The Packers? It really is all about Brett Favre.

  61. Louis says: Mar 26, 2010 10:26 AM

    That’s true, the saints took away all those possession and STILL could only muster OT. Without those turnovers, Vikings probably win by 20.
    Probably, smobaly if you know anything about Football you know that the team with the most takeways usally wins the game.
    The Best Team Won Period

  62. Saints92506 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:28 AM

    ‘More like “if you the refs didn’t hand you the game, who knows what would have happened”‘
    Wooow! Really? The refs handed us the game? It wasn’t the Vikings giving us the ball five times?
    And what about those late hit calls on Favre that weren’t? Seems like the ref helped the Vikings more than they helped thesaints.

  63. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 26, 2010 10:34 AM

    Is there anything gayer than the Train Like Drew ad under the login box?? I think not! Cut that hair son,you are bald!

  64. MNSportsGuy79 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:40 AM

    Oh cry me a river! He’s right though…we would’ve won given the ball. It is a slight to the Saints – the NFL’s 2009 gimmick champion!

  65. scra22 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:42 AM

    “Without those turnovers, Vikings probably win by 20.”
    You act as if the Vikings gave up the turnovers, but the Saints caused 4 out of 5. That’s part of the game and it wasn’t luck, it was a game plan.
    Vike fans and some media act as if the Vikings gave the game away, but the truth is the Saints took it away.

  66. bluestree says: Mar 26, 2010 10:42 AM

    @purpleguy; Why not run with it? Get that “no respect” mojo going. If I was the Saints, I’d definately have this on my bulletin board. Whatever gives you an edge.

  67. BigEarl504 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:44 AM

    the reason this guy is no longer a ny jet is because he couldn’t grasp the fundermentals of playing in a different defensive alignment.
    could it be that he’s pretty dumb.
    by the way,everybody plays with the new rules,i wish the saints stopped acting like little girls.
    __________________________________
    Tom Couglin’s coat holder….
    You call Vilma dumb for not grasping the Jets new system. Hmmm, I guess only smart guys grasp Eric Mangini’s system. LMAO.
    You’ve just let everyone know how dumb you really are. Mangini ran Vilma out of town….Now look at Mangini (snitchin’ loser forever), and look at Vilma and his SB ring.

  68. scra22 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:44 AM

    “They made a MUCH bigger deal out of the chargers beating the colts a year earlier.”
    If that was true, why wasn’t this rule passed a year ago? A playoff game won by a field goal on the opening drive of OT has only happened a handful of times. Yet after this particular time, they change the rule. If the Vikings had won instead with a field goal, I doubt the rule would have changed. It is definitely the “Farve Rule.”

  69. scra22 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:46 AM

    “Vilma admits what we all know. The Saints are paper chumpions!”
    Yes, winning the Super Bowl by 2 touchdowns means nothing. Right, Vikings whiner?

  70. bayou says: Mar 26, 2010 10:47 AM

    Obviously, there are still annoying crybaby Vikqueen fans that are hating on the Saints. Get over it you sorry shmucks. You are not even fans of your team if they are having a tough year. When Farve doesn’t come back you will be right back to square one of waiting until the last minute to sell out so you won’t be blacked out. Don’t worry, Wilf will move that team out west away from that marshmellow dome and you can be Packers fans and all cry together. GET OVER IT! THE SAINTS WON. DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK! THEY HAVE ONE MORE SUPER BOWL TITLE THAN VIKQUEENS. HA!

  71. Krow says: Mar 26, 2010 10:48 AM

    Sometimes a little success turns people into idiots. New Orleans had such a great underdog story. Then they win and it’s all arrogance and complaints. They could have been such classy champions… too bad.

  72. SF Saints Fan says: Mar 26, 2010 10:52 AM

    Fan of Football:
    “Take at as a slight? Why, because the only reason you won in OT is due to a phantom pass INT call that kept the OT drive alive? Everybody knows that the Vikings outplayed the Saints that game. They deserved to get a chance to respond in OT, especially after that horrible pass INT call.”
    Are you blind? That was a blatant pass interference call. The refs called it the same for both teams in that game. There was a very similar call against the Saints earlier in the game.
    Let the hate go. The Vikings were a very good team last year. They lost one more regular season game than the Saints so they were the #2 seed in the playoffs. Try to win one more game this year and get the #1 seed. Then when the Saints beat you in that little box you call a stadium with artificial crowd noise piped in you will know what losing is like before your own eyes. The officials have been horrible for years. In the NFC Championship Game they called more “bad calls” against the Saints than the Vikings. Look at the game again and take off your purple glasses. It was a game your team lost because of FORCED turnovers and special teams play. Oh, and one stupid play by the all time interception thrower in league history. Last time I checked those facets of the game helped determine the outcome.

  73. Pack_Attack says: Mar 26, 2010 11:02 AM

    This is gotta be one of the stupidest things this guy has ever said.

  74. TommyMac says: Mar 26, 2010 11:14 AM

    I read the very first comment and almost gagged! The Saints arrogant and cocky!!!!!!!! You have to be the most absolute idiot and prejuiced person in the world. For 44 years, NFL fans have laughed at and thrown insults at the Saints and their fans. The Saints win 1 super bowl and now fans like the Pitt. Steelers, Minn Vikings and others are calling the Saints cocky and arrogant!!!!!!! Thats like the pot calling the kettle black. I can’t stand to listen to a Steeler fan (or Viking fans either for that matter). They are disgusting to listen to. They think their sh_t don’t stink and that they are the only real NFL team that people should listen to. Well (for lack of more disgusting things to say) go jump in the lake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. littlejimmy says: Mar 26, 2010 11:19 AM

    I love the hate on my Saints, love it. Viqween fans..you lost, we beat up Farve and you lost, Jarred Allen was invisable and you lost, 5 turn overs and you lost, Farve threw than INT which ended your season. Keep on hating the Champs, WHO DAT..WE DAT!!! did I the Saints won, the Viqweens lost and LOL at all you haters!!

  76. Boudin says: Mar 26, 2010 11:22 AM

    BigEarl504 says:
    March 26, 2010 10:44 AM
    the reason this guy is no longer a ny jet is because he couldn’t grasp the fundermentals of playing in a different defensive alignment.
    could it be that he’s pretty dumb.
    by the way,everybody plays with the new rules,i wish the saints stopped acting like little girls.
    __________________________________
    Tom Couglin’s coat holder….
    You call Vilma dumb for not grasping the Jets new system. Hmmm, I guess only smart guys grasp Eric Mangini’s system. LMAO.
    You’ve just let everyone know how dumb you really are. Mangini ran Vilma out of town….Now look at Mangini (snitchin’ loser forever), and look at Vilma and his SB ring.
    ____________________________
    and of course no mention of the fact that Vilma played quit a bit of 3-4 defense last year. the Bills game was almost exclusively 3-4.

  77. garylandon41 says: Mar 26, 2010 11:22 AM

    Joelvis,
    Get your facts straight. idiot. Most favre bashers don’t know what they’re talking about.
    And whoever said Favre was given too many roughing the passer calls against the saints obviously didn’t watch the game. They took a few cheap shots on him. The worst one WAS NOT called

  78. SATAN567 says: Mar 26, 2010 11:26 AM

    Believe it, Vilma. YOU ARE TRASH AND EVERYBODY HATES YOU. Tell your fans to loot the entire city again next time you face some sort of adversity in Ghetto Orleans, it shows the town’s true class.

  79. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 26, 2010 11:28 AM

    SF Saints Fan says: Try to win one more game this year and get the #1 seed. Then when the Saints beat you in that little box you call a stadium with artificial crowd noise piped in you will know what losing is like before your own eyes
    ————————————————–
    Beat us at home? LOL You been sippin’ with John Jolly son?

  80. TommyMac says: Mar 26, 2010 11:32 AM

    I agree with littleJimmy. All you Saints haters are just jealous pigs!!

  81. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 26, 2010 11:32 AM

    realitypolice – Very good post. So,so true!

  82. Thorpie says: Mar 26, 2010 11:33 AM

    Listen…I’m a die hard Saints fan, so maybe my opinion is “a little biased” too, but honestly, how can all of these haters completely ignore the 5 turnovers and the stupid 12 men in the huddle peanalty when they talk about why The Saints won the NFCCG?
    We won the game becuase we forced those 5 turnovers. Tracy Porter read the play, made the move and made the pic – not the refs. If Favre had just run the ball, the ending would have been different, but he didn’t. End of story. No refs. No league conspiracies. Period.
    Can any of you explain why you keep leaving those points out of your whining, conspiracy rants? Did I miss the part where the ref made Favre be a selfish, glory hound and throw that gift to porter? I watched the replay a few times and I keep missing that part.

  83. Fan of Football says: Mar 26, 2010 11:35 AM

    i agree with your post Kranzdt, the NFL definitely wanted the “feel good story” Saints into the SB because we are all still supposed to feel sorry for them because they were lackadaisical in evacuating their city with a CAT 5 Hurricane making a B-Line right for them. It happened 5 years ago, but yet we are still supposed to feel sorry for them. I mean, what a feel good story right! All it has done is create the most arrogant (well, 2nd most arrogant to Packer fans) fans, players, and coaches the NFL has ever seen.
    Just like the NBA was exposed for fixing the Lakers over Sacramento conference championship in 2002, the NFL fixed this game with horrible ref calls against the Vikes.
    In a FAIR NBA style series (out of 7 games), the Vikes win it 4 – 1. As almost every sports analyst and expert said after the game, the Vikes were a better team then the Saints.

  84. clintcooper says: Mar 26, 2010 11:36 AM

    I agree with everything Vilma said. He’s right.
    The most puzzling thing is this: The Saints owner voted FOR the rule change and the Vikings owner voted AGAINST the rule change.
    Wha…..?
    In any case, I really can’t wait for the ensuing rematch. There’s no way the Saints will play as cautiously as they did in the NFC title game – they are going to stomp the living daylights out of the Crykings.

  85. garylandon41 says: Mar 26, 2010 11:40 AM

    Joelvis,
    Get your facts straight. idiot. Most favre bashers don’t know what they’re talking about.
    And whoever said Favre was given too many roughing the passer calls against the saints obviously didn’t watch the game. They took a few cheap shots on him. The worst one WAS NOT called

  86. stadanko says: Mar 26, 2010 11:47 AM

    All you Vike fans complaining about calls know Brett got a million cheap “roughing” calls all game. The refs didn’t want him getting his skirt dirty, after all. The Saints went through 3 hall of fame QB’s for the Superbowl. Your overrated running back did what he always does and fumbled at the worst time and your saviour at QB got picked by a second year corner. Even your shitty radio announcer knew it was Favres fault. “You can take a knee!” Hilarious. Vike fans talked shit all year and when it came time to back it up they choked. Come on down to the dome opening night and we’ll kick your ass again, in front of Florio and the world. It’ll be even funnier if it’s against Sagevarious Jacksonfels after Favre jilts your asses. He won’t want his ass handed to him again and we all know Mckinnie ain’t gonna stop anybody.

  87. boltmancraft says: Mar 26, 2010 11:54 AM

    The same thing happened the year before in O/T when the Chargers knocked out the NFL’s Golden Boy MVP during Wild Card weekend. Everybody was crying because Peyton was one-and-done in the playoffs, and it happened in O/T. The only difference was that the Chargers did it with a Sproles TD. But, you can bet if it was with just a field goal, the rule would have changed LAST year.

  88. Da Vikes says: Mar 26, 2010 12:04 PM

    I really don’t care if it hurt Vilma feelings … I don’t think they should have changed it…
    Or the Pro Bowl or the Draft … Roger Goodell is a Putz…

  89. Sdave says: Mar 26, 2010 12:09 PM

    Wait what? The Saints didn’t belong in the Super Bowl? I guess the Colts didn’t belong there either because we beat them. Viking fans need to stop whining and move on. Brees was the MVP of the Super Bowl for a reason, because he was the best player on the field.

  90. joelvis72 says: Mar 26, 2010 12:16 PM

    Football Fan, I may have a low intellect, who knows, but I DO know that I don’t like Favre, who is overrated.

  91. djkeitse says: Mar 26, 2010 12:17 PM

    RagnarTheBloodAxe says:
    March 26, 2010 9:21 AM
    Say what? The Vikings had that game, the refs screwed em.
    um, if Brett Favre didn’t throw so many INTs, and your AWESOME running back.. what do y’all call him..AD, maybe that’s short for A.D.D., because he can’t seem to pay attention to where the ball is at all times.. but i guess those were bad calls by the refs, right.

  92. joelvis72 says: Mar 26, 2010 12:17 PM

    And you’re right, it was a 4th down pass late in that Super Bowl, I let my bitter hatred of Favre get the better of me.

  93. riddler1979 says: Mar 26, 2010 12:21 PM

    It is pretty hilarious that Vilma doesn’t check his facts before claiming that this is a “personal shot”. The fact is that the Vikings Owner, Ziggy Wilf was one of only four owners who voted against the new OT rule..It is also hilarious how for 20 years nobody showed up for Saints game, when they were called the Aints, once they start winning games, all the homers start jumping on the bandwagon…Classy New Orleans, classy…Vikings fans need to stop saying, “the better team lost”…Not true…better teams don’t turn the ball over 5 times.

  94. madskillsno says: Mar 26, 2010 12:48 PM

    Goooo Vikings!!!!!!! whoo whooooo! were the REAL CHAMPS! NFC NORTH CHAMPS!SKOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! lol

  95. scra22 says: Mar 26, 2010 12:54 PM

    ‘ agree with your post Kranzdt, the NFL definitely wanted the “feel good story” Saints into the SB”
    Really? They wanted that more than “Favre comes out of retirement to lead his team to Super Bowl glory at age of 40″?? Yeah, right. Please Vikings fans, I know you’re used to no one caring about your team, but when Brett Favre came on your squad you automatically became an NFL darling. It is sad that you have to blame the loss on the NFL wanting the Saints to win because it was a better story. That’s just not true. I guess that makes you feel better about yourselves.

  96. scra22 says: Mar 26, 2010 12:58 PM

    Vikings fans, you can make all your excuses, but the sad truth for you is your team still doesn’t have a Lombardi, you haven’t even sniffed one in more than 30 years. None of the desperate posts you make on ProFootballTalk.com change that. Sorry! I also love this bragging talk about next year when you don’t even know who your quarterback will be. Scary.

  97. Louis says: Mar 26, 2010 1:55 PM

    clASSY viking fans

  98. Louis says: Mar 26, 2010 2:00 PM

    anyway dosen’t Vilma have a right to express his feelings & give his opinion about the overtime rule just like everyone else, including everybody that posted on this subject?

  99. Louis says: Mar 26, 2010 2:08 PM

    Facts on Vikings trip to NFC Championship
    •12/30/1973, @ Dallas Cowboys (Won)
    •12/29/1974, @ L.A. Rams (Won)
    •12/26/1976, @ L.A. Rams (Won) (About.com calls this “NFL Championship,” but this is a typo. It was actually the NFC Championship.)
    •1/1/1978, v. Dallas Cowboys (Lost)
    •1/17/1988, v. Washington Redskins (Lost)
    •1/17/1999, v. Atlanta Falcons (Lost in OT)
    •1/14/2001, v. NY Giants (Lost)
    •1/24/2010, @ New Orleans Saints (Lost)
    Won 3 ,Lost the last 5

  100. deuce_la says: Mar 26, 2010 2:19 PM

    Riddler, you obviously don’t know what you’re talking about Saints attendance. In 2005, The Times-Picayune did an article that showed that the Saints were averaging more fans per victory than any other team in the NFL. I can’t really remember a single TV blackout in all of the 2000s.
    Keep in mind, that article was written in 2005. In 2006, when people were spending a lot of money on rebuilding their homes and the Saints were coming off a 3-13 season, the Saints sold out their season tickets, and have done so every year since.
    Viking fans: Get over it. You have a turnover-prone QB and a turnover-prone RB. I had been predicting since around Thanksgiving that the true Brett Favre was going to show up at some point, and he picked the NFC Championship Game to do it. You might have outgained us offensively, but it doesn’t do you any good if you cough up the ball.
    I find it highly ironic that the Saints are being called whiners here when it seems like the Viking fans are doing nearly all of the whining. I’ve watched that game three times now. There were just as many questionable calls against the Saints as the Vikings that day.

  101. hankstramcbsradio says: Mar 26, 2010 2:32 PM

    This is great. Cry baby Saints and their fans don’t get any respect.

  102. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 26, 2010 3:24 PM

    scra22 says:
    March 26, 2010 12:58 PM
    Vikings fans, you can make all your excuses, but the sad truth for you is your team still doesn’t have a Lombardi
    ————————————————–
    Who the hell wants a trophy named after a Packer???

  103. Louis says: Mar 26, 2010 3:41 PM

    Facts Vikings in Superbowl.
    SB4 : 23-7 Kansas City over Minnesota
    SB8 : 24-7 Miami over Minnesota
    SB9 : 16-6 Pittsburgh over Minnesota
    SB11: 32-14 Oakland over Minnesota
    Lost all 4

  104. TheFoo says: Mar 26, 2010 4:08 PM

    motivation for the game against the vikings? Ray edwards has some motivation too…and it’s painted like a bullseye on Brees knees.

  105. Moose says: Mar 26, 2010 4:11 PM

    All this talk from the Viqueens and they STILL don’t have a Championship trophy. Tracy Porter says, ” hi. And please bring Favre back. He is now my personal beotch.”

  106. The Upsetter says: Mar 26, 2010 4:37 PM

    Mr Humble is as pathetic as it comes.
    Show some dignity and move on man

  107. steven2772 says: Mar 27, 2010 12:29 AM

    daym, i wish the saints will play the vikings opening the 2010 season, how ironic will it be for the vikings and thier fans to watch the 2009
    championship banner hoisted up…. lol

  108. c.carterhof says: Mar 29, 2010 12:18 AM

    Careful what you wish for steven.
    First of all, congrats to you Saints. You did it! Good job.
    Now then…
    Louis says:
    March 26, 2010 2:08 PM
    Facts on Vikings trip to NFC Championship
    •12/30/1973, @ Dallas Cowboys (Won)
    •12/29/1974, @ L.A. Rams (Won)
    •12/26/1976, @ L.A. Rams (Won) (About.com calls this “NFL Championship,” but this is a typo. It was actually the NFC Championship.)
    •1/1/1978, v. Dallas Cowboys (Lost)
    •1/17/1988, v. Washington Redskins (Lost)
    •1/17/1999, v. Atlanta Falcons (Lost in OT)
    •1/14/2001, v. NY Giants (Lost)
    •1/24/2010, @ New Orleans Saints (Lost)
    Won 3 ,Lost the last 5
    —————-
    In the 1969 NFL championship Vikes beat the Browns. While not the NFCC, its pretty much the same thing.
    Oh yea, one other thing, Vilma is a dumba$$.
    “If you read between the lines, we feel like they’re saying well, if Minnesota would have had a possession who knows what would have happened. We don’t appreciate that. I don’t appreciate it at all.”
    ???
    What? Thats right dude, who knows what would have happend. Why do you have a problem with that? Do you know what would have happend? Do you know the future? Cant wait for that 1st game. I dont know if Vikes will win, but it will be fun watching. F#ck the Saints!

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