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Culpepper headed to the UFL

Free agent quarterback Daunte Culpepper won’t be a free agent much longer. But he won’t be signing with an NFL team, either.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Culpepper is putting the finishing touches on a contract with the UFL’s Sacramento Mountain Lions, a deal that would make him the biggest name in the burgeoning league and would reunite Culpepper with Dennis Green, the Mountain Lions’ head coach and general manager. Green previously coached Culpepper with the Minnesota Vikings.

Schefter reports that the UFL is looking to add more big-name former NFL players, and UFL Commissioner Michael Huyghue is in Sacramento today on a visit related to the Culpepper deal.

Culpepper started five games for the Detroit Lions last year, completing 56.7 percent of his passes with three touchdowns and six interceptions.

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62 Responses to “Culpepper headed to the UFL”
  1. EverybodyGotAIDS says: May 18, 2010 1:14 PM

    From the Lions to the UFL? I’d call that something of a lateral move.

  2. robert ethen says: May 18, 2010 1:15 PM

    I’m confused, do the leagues get worse the further down the alphabet you have to go to get a letter to put in front of “F” and “L”?

  3. MikeFlorioIsMyBitch says: May 18, 2010 1:15 PM

    Good for him. I’m wondering though, can he handle the pressure of playing for a good team after playing for the Lions?

  4. cyanide says: May 18, 2010 1:15 PM

    The NFL should sell the Rams to the UFL. Sweeten the deal by tossing in the Detroit Lions.

  5. vanhelsing says: May 18, 2010 1:15 PM

    and zero wins…

  6. JDMP says: May 18, 2010 1:15 PM

    and 0 wins!

  7. expodis says: May 18, 2010 1:17 PM

    Big named…. you mean washed up?

  8. Dewey Axewoond says: May 18, 2010 1:17 PM

    Eventually, all former Viqueens from the modern era will end up here, as crap has a habit of settling in the lowest places.

  9. itshollywood says: May 18, 2010 1:21 PM

    as a vikings fan, this could intrigue me enough to give the UFL a watch.

  10. Bob Nelson says: May 18, 2010 1:22 PM

    Once Culpepper is signed the Sacramento Mountain Lions will lead the UFL
    in turnovers.

  11. kantnockdahustle89 says: May 18, 2010 1:22 PM

    Good for him. Maybe he pulls a Tommy Maddox…probably not though.

  12. LovinBlue says: May 18, 2010 1:23 PM

    Bummer – sad to see how far Culpepper has fallen since his knee injury. I hope he succeeds in the UFL.

  13. DocBG says: May 18, 2010 1:29 PM

    He’s going to be the one to get the league some respect finally….
    unrelated question; any problems with a 3 martini lunch?

  14. The Wishbone says: May 18, 2010 1:29 PM

    LOL. That’s what you get for being your own agent.
    Culpepper sucks, but he’s better than Jake Delhomme, and Delhomme is making $7 mil this year.

  15. hizzle1281 says: May 18, 2010 1:30 PM

    look at the number of comments
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/10/26/week-seven-morning-aftermath-steelers-27-vikings-17/

  16. Duck Fallas says: May 18, 2010 1:31 PM

    Adding big-name former NFL players won’t help them establish any kind of image as a developmental/minor league for the NFL. The has-been niche has already been filled by the Redskins.

  17. mixman34 says: May 18, 2010 1:32 PM

    Maybe he should take the lions with him.

  18. efangule says: May 18, 2010 1:32 PM

    That dude has smaller hands than my sister!

  19. CleanSlaton says: May 18, 2010 1:34 PM

    Time to kill the dream, Daunte.

  20. mama tried says: May 18, 2010 1:35 PM

    fumble-peppers

  21. SkinsFan427 says: May 18, 2010 1:37 PM

    “the UFL is looking to add more big-name former NFL players”
    Next it will be reported that Denny Green is bringing in Fran Tarkenton to compete for the starting job.

  22. vanhelsing says: May 18, 2010 1:38 PM

    delhomme occasionally helps his team win.
    chauncey pullpecker cant even do that.

  23. WhoDey_Man says: May 18, 2010 1:40 PM

    most.
    overrated.
    quarterback.
    EVER.

  24. jetboy says: May 18, 2010 1:43 PM

    I still remember when the Dolphins signed him over Drew Brees, out of free agency, wow what a deal…

  25. EverybodyGotAIDS says: May 18, 2010 1:47 PM

    DocBG says:
    May 18, 2010 1:29 PM
    unrelated question; any problems with a 3 martini lunch?
    _________________
    Yeah, if you drink martinis, you might as well drive a volkswagon or a saab with a bumpersticker that says “I’m an effeminate pretentious douche”. Drinking at lunch, though? Nah, that’s fine.

  26. tv says: May 18, 2010 1:48 PM

    Next stop for Cul and Greenie – Arena League 2.

  27. SixburghSteelers says: May 18, 2010 1:53 PM

    Jamarcus should follow him….

  28. toddm6d says: May 18, 2010 2:01 PM

    I wonder if he gave Randy a call to see about reconnecting that old magic in Sacremento.

  29. mattgso says: May 18, 2010 2:01 PM

    Jamarcus!!!

  30. FloriosPhillyFan says: May 18, 2010 2:10 PM

    AAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. tsi431 says: May 18, 2010 2:11 PM

    He really needs to fire his agent, oh wait. Stupid is as stupid does.

  32. Beezer says: May 18, 2010 2:14 PM

    Jetboy, no they didn’t sign him in free agency they gave up a 2nd round pick to acquire him. That could be the worst personnel decision in the history of the Dolphins.

  33. Dewey Axewoond says: May 18, 2010 2:18 PM

    For the record, asking an open-ended questions to PFT-at-large?
    Not such a hot idea (at least not if you value your dignity).
    Exhibit A:
    EverybodyGotAIDS’s answer to DOCBG…
    (which earned a true LOL, by the way)

  34. HC says: May 18, 2010 2:22 PM

    Culpepper should have fired his agent a long time ago.

  35. HarrisonHits says: May 18, 2010 2:31 PM

    @WhoDey_Man
    *cough* Ryan Leaf *cough* Jamarcus Russell *cough* many others far more overrated than Fumblepepper.
    Hey good for Duante. He obviously still has some real love for the game and isn’t playing just for money. Hope he does well, and hope they change those godawful ugly uniforms to something better this year.

  36. Duck Fallas says: May 18, 2010 2:34 PM

    EverybodyGotAIDS says:
    May 18, 2010 1:47 PM
    DocBG says:
    May 18, 2010 1:29 PM
    unrelated question; any problems with a 3 martini lunch?
    _________________
    Yeah, if you drink martinis, you might as well drive a volkswagon or a saab with a bumpersticker that says “I’m an effeminate pretentious douche”. Drinking at lunch, though? Nah, that’s fine.
    _________________
    What the hell are you talking about? A martini is a respectable drink made up almost entirely of vodka or gin. If you immediately thought of those fruity ass fake martinis then maybe you should be the one applying the effeminate douche label to your bumper.

  37. God's Own Silver and Blue says: May 18, 2010 2:44 PM

    any problems with a 3 martini lunch?
    Only if they’re appletinis, in which case you would be subject to a lifetime forfeit of any man points you have ever acquired and would need to report straight to the Gaytown Gay Prison to begin serving your gay sentence of 10 long gay years. Other than that, liquid lunches are a hallowed long-standing tradition – bottoms up.

  38. JimmySmith says: May 18, 2010 2:50 PM

    Pulpecker was the most over rated Viking ever, and with the number of over rated Vikings, that’s really saying something.

  39. EverybodyGotAIDS says: May 18, 2010 3:02 PM

    Duck Fallas says:
    May 18, 2010 2:34 PM
    What the hell are you talking about? A martini is a respectable drink made up almost entirely of vodka or gin. If you immediately thought of those fruity ass fake martinis then maybe you should be the one applying the effeminate douche label to your bumper.
    ____________
    First of all, your name is Duck Fallas….which if said out loud sounds like something a small man needs to do in prison.
    Second, martinis come in the goofy glasses. They come with olives on a toothpick in them. They cost like $10. You don’t drink them, you sip them (due to the shape of the glass). They’re wicked pretentious and extremely effeminate.

  40. EverybodyGotAIDS says: May 18, 2010 3:06 PM

    Another thing about martinis – because of the glass you can’t hold it like a real drink. You have to choose between the dainty two finger around the stem thing, or the underhand “turn your head and cough” fondle-hold. Not cool.

  41. FinFan says: May 18, 2010 3:08 PM

    Look, Culpep is going to the UFL, Brees won the SUPERBOWL.
    Again, thank you SABAN

  42. megatron81 says: May 18, 2010 3:29 PM

    Thanks for all the memories in D-Town C-Pep…. You had a lot of heart and a great attitude toward the game. You’ll be known the guy who showed the ropes to Matthew Stafford, who will go down in history as the best QB to ever step on the field.

  43. funi says: May 18, 2010 3:31 PM

    You can bet they will choke in the playoffs.

  44. Duck Fallas says: May 18, 2010 3:32 PM

    EverybodyGotAIDS says:
    May 18, 2010 3:06 PM
    First of all, your name is Duck Fallas….which if said out loud sounds like something a small man needs to do in prison.
    Second, martinis come in the goofy glasses. They come with olives on a toothpick in them. They cost like $10. You don’t drink them, you sip them (due to the shape of the glass). They’re wicked pretentious and extremely effeminate.
    Another thing about martinis – because of the glass you can’t hold it like a real drink. You have to choose between the dainty two finger around the stem thing, or the underhand “turn your head and cough” fondle-hold. Not cool.
    ========================
    You need to study up on your boozing. Martinis can be served on the rocks or up. Unless you’re in a formal or semi-formal setting, get it on the rocks or be known as ‘that guy’.
    And who the f*ck holds ANY drink underhanded? That’s just weird.

  45. tsi431 says: May 18, 2010 3:55 PM

    There is only one man that can be allowed to drink a martini and not be laughed at.
    Bond
    On a side note, I bet Dante drinks them too.

  46. EverybodyGotAIDS says: May 18, 2010 3:56 PM

    You need to study up on your boozing. Martinis can be served on the rocks or up. Unless you’re in a formal or semi-formal setting, get it on the rocks or be known as ‘that guy’.
    And who the f*ck holds ANY drink underhanded? That’s just weird.
    ______________
    Personally, I believe the discussion of boozing begins and ends with two things: Glenlivet and Talisker. I’ll have the occasional jack & coke or sam adams if it’s a social setting, but otherwise, that’s about it.

  47. DocBG says: May 18, 2010 4:04 PM

    @thejackass complaining about martini’s
    First of all you elitist prick, the vehicles in the house are a blazer and a lesabre, so i dont see any saabs or volkswagons around, secondly, a martini is a drink that is made for a man, not some asswipe like yourself. Please tell me where i mentioned anything other than gin (or vodka) and vermuth to make up some fruity concoction that you are talking about?
    Your masculine insecurity is showing little boy. you afraid that you like guys or something? btw, you should still have some room on the bumper of your moped to get your “douche” bumper sticker.

  48. realitypolice says: May 18, 2010 4:04 PM

    The fact that this turned into a debate about martinis tells you all you need to know about Culpepper’s relevance.
    I think DuckFallas was right on the money. EGAids is obviously quite young, and was most certainly referring to the fruity psuedo-martinis that are so popular with his generation. He just covering his tracks with the glass argument. Not sure how the cost would make them feminine- I drink 18-year MacAllan single malt scotch, and that costs alot more that $10 and sure as hell isn’t feminine.
    Nothing feminine about a martini- James Bond drank them, and he’d whip your ass son.

  49. granadafan says: May 18, 2010 4:11 PM

    Agreed with Duck Fallas. A martini is NOT in any way shape or form an “effeminate” drink. Sophistication or class with a strong drink appears to go way over the head of someone with the nickname EverybodyGotAIDS. Sheesh.
    Expand your horizons beyond Coors Light after you crush the beer can (hopefully not the bottle) on your forehead.

  50. FootballFanatik says: May 18, 2010 4:22 PM

    DocBG says:
    May 18, 2010 1:29 PM
    unrelated question; any problems with a 3 martini lunch?
    ——————————–
    My pappy always told me Martinis are like tits: One isn’t enough, and three is too much.
    So no…no problems.

  51. shazard01 says: May 18, 2010 4:25 PM

    Culpepper > Russell

  52. AllThat says: May 18, 2010 4:37 PM

    I think with a name like Daunte, it would be an Appletini and it would also be stirred not shaken.

  53. Cornerdenizen says: May 18, 2010 4:50 PM

    @ CleanSlaton who says:
    Time to kill the dream, Daunte.
    ——————————-
    Really? The guy has played in the National Football League since ’99. Been to a few pro bowls and made a ton of cash. There is no “dream” here. Football is a reality for him. Yeah, I realize that this site has become something of a haven for bitter, socially retarded dorks, but come on…try to exercise just a little perspective.

  54. EskinSux says: May 18, 2010 4:53 PM

    If i drank a martini….I’m afraid my old man would rise from his grave and kick my ass…..He would have kicked Bond’s ass too

  55. Kevin C says: May 18, 2010 4:56 PM

    The worst team in the NFL should play the best team in the UFL at the end of the season. Loser gets Culpepper and has to play a year in the UFL. This way he will be reunited with the Lions.

  56. Dewey Axewoond says: May 18, 2010 5:09 PM

    Beer and/or bourbon snob weighing in here–
    I agree, a martini could be manly on a theoretical level (Bond), or if you’re wheeling & dealing and brokering some massive deal with the Japanese over lunch as the CEO of some corporate powerhouse, but, really? How many of us are living that life?
    (How many of us would WANT to?)
    Simply put, it doesn’t pass MY personal reality test
    (i.e. If I go out to the bar with my buddies, and one of them orders a martini–they’re getting mocked the rest of the night, I don’t give a good goddamm whether it’s vodka, gin, straight up/iced, with olives or onions or lemons or dingleberries or WHATEVER…where I come from, man + martini = mockery).
    We even had a martini & cigar bar we’d go to, but only the girl really ordered martinis (yes, the fruity ones). We’d steal sips, but didn’t order any ourselves, sticking to beer or mixed drinks instead.
    So I tend to side with AIDS on this one…

  57. muchmaligned says: May 18, 2010 5:42 PM

    I don’t agree with E G A about martinis (he is right about the glasses) but he is taking your asses to task over the subject. Ya got stomped! Accept it. Hilarious!

  58. The Curse of Bobby Layne Part 2 says: May 19, 2010 11:23 AM

    Male Martini Drinkers (of ANY kind) = GAY
    (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
    Here in Michigan, a heterosexual male drinks primarily beer. Shots of any hard liquor are acceptable, and most liquors can be mixed with a soda beverage…….
    Vodka and Cranberry juice – gay.
    Daquari’s and pina coladas – gay.

  59. Cornerdenizen says: May 19, 2010 12:13 PM

    and lastly: equating what a man drinks with his level of masculinity-retarded.

  60. Bious says: May 19, 2010 3:10 PM

    I can see him doing that ridiculous arm-rolling thing again and again

  61. Santonio'sBluntWrap says: May 19, 2010 3:29 PM

    I can’t believe we’re having a martini discussion here, but EverybodyGotAIDS has submitted the top two funniest PFT comments of all time in this thread. LMMFAO!!!
    Outstanding.

  62. dietrich43 says: Jun 1, 2010 7:13 AM

    James Bond drinks martinis. I don’t care that he’s fiction, but that makes it a manly drink.

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