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.

62 responses to “Culpepper headed to the UFL

  1. 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”?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. “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.

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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)

  16. @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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. @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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

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

  31. @ 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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.

  34. 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…

  35. 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!

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

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

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