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Daunte Culpepper officially joins the UFL

With no NFL opportunities available, veteran quarterback Daunte Culpepper officially has jumped to the upstart UFL.

The league announced today that Culpepper will reunite with coach Dennis Green and join the Sacramento Mountain Lions.

Green coached the team last year; it was based in San Fran and called the California Redwoods.

“My goal for this year was to get on the field and play football,” Culpepper said.  “When the opportunity came for me to sign with the UFL and play for coach Green in Sacramento I could not resist.  I am impressed with his approach to the game and to his players.

“I am also excited to be reunited with my college coach Mike Kruczek as the offensive coordinator.  I am expecting to have a lot of fun running a wide-open offense and being a part of the United Football League.  California here I come!”

Last year, former Bills quarterback J.P. Losman joined the UFL.  He later was signed by the Raiders, after the UFL season ended.

Culpepper compiled one of the best quarterback seasons in league history with the 2004 Vikings.  He suffered three torn knee ligaments the following year, and he has struggled to regain the form he displayed earlier in his career.

For those of you inclined to knock the UFL, keep this in mind:  It might be all we have in 2011.

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36 Responses to “Daunte Culpepper officially joins the UFL”
  1. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jun 7, 2010 1:42 PM

    For those of you inclined to knock the UFL, keep this in mind: It might be all we have in 2011.
    _________________
    Hell, if it’s the only game in town, I’ll watch.

  2. cbrianwatkins says: Jun 7, 2010 1:45 PM

    other then the fact that the games averaged about 100 fans (and thats being nice), the onfield play itself wasnt all that bad, obviously much slower than the NFL, but much better then the European League BS
    oh and those horendous uniforms, they were the sucketh

  3. seahawkhuskyfan says: Jun 7, 2010 1:49 PM

    Any football is better than no football. I agree, I will watch as well.

  4. robert ethen says: Jun 7, 2010 1:52 PM

    …and may he rest in peace.

  5. Chapnasty2 says: Jun 7, 2010 1:56 PM

    “Culpepper compiled one of the best quarterback seasons in league history with the 2004 Vikings. He suffered three torn knee ligaments the following year, and he has struggled to regain the form he displayed earlier in his career.”
    Culpepper would have been nothing without Moss.

  6. purpleguy says: Jun 7, 2010 2:01 PM

    He’s not what he once was, and benefited from Moss and Carter, but he’s got to be better than at least 30% of the present NFL back-up QBs.

  7. El Perro says: Jun 7, 2010 2:03 PM

    No football in 2011 should be a federal crime!!! Who’s to blame?

  8. Manbearpig says: Jun 7, 2010 2:05 PM

    # Chapnasty2 says: June 7, 2010 1:56 PM
    “Culpepper compiled one of the best quarterback seasons in league history with the 2004 Vikings. He suffered three torn knee ligaments the following year, and he has struggled to regain the form he displayed earlier in his career.”
    Culpepper would have been nothing without Moss.
    ________________________
    Same goes for Tom Brady.

  9. WellDisciplinedVC says: Jun 7, 2010 2:07 PM

    I’m a big fan of Culpepper from his UCF days. Good luck Daunte. It’s too bad his NFL career was cut short due to injury.

  10. dlew2191 says: Jun 7, 2010 2:20 PM

    # Chapnasty2 says: June 7, 2010 1:56 PM
    “Culpepper compiled one of the best quarterback seasons in league history with the 2004 Vikings. He suffered three torn knee ligaments the following year, and he has struggled to regain the form he displayed earlier in his career.”
    Moss hardly played that season, in the second half of the season, he played the first snap and then sat on the bench to protect his consecutive starts streak. Culpepper instead went to Wiggins and Burleson, who both had career years back in 04. Don’t discredit Culpepper. He may be bad now, but he was insane then.

  11. bmckay says: Jun 7, 2010 2:21 PM

    “Same goes for Tom Brady.”
    And Jeff George

  12. alewatcher says: Jun 7, 2010 2:22 PM

    # WellDisciplinedVC says: June 7, 2010 2:07 PM
    I’m a big fan of Culpepper from his UCF days. Good luck Daunte. It’s too bad his NFL career was cut short due to injury.
    ——————
    Too bad his career was cut short by having an idiot as an agent.

  13. pacificamike says: Jun 7, 2010 2:23 PM

    ManbearPig,
    youre right, Brady was nothing without Moss. Except for that minor detail- 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS and SUPERBOWL MVP.
    god youre dumb.

  14. Jeff says: Jun 7, 2010 2:34 PM

    Who cheated to keep the Vikings from winning the Super Bowl when he was the quarterback?

  15. VegasChris says: Jun 7, 2010 2:34 PM

    Dante, will you be my agent, please?

  16. WhoDey_Man says: Jun 7, 2010 2:37 PM

    most.
    overrated.
    quarterback.
    in.
    nfl.
    history.
    ***
    “hey daunte, can I have your gold chain?”
    “are the cameras still rolling? sure, kid. I mean, you are dying and everything… oh, the cameras are off now? good. gimme back my ice, sucka!”

  17. efangule says: Jun 7, 2010 2:40 PM

    i thought he officially joined a couple months ago? The news so slow today you gotta reprint old articles?

  18. richkotitte says: Jun 7, 2010 2:42 PM

    Rosenthall has Culpepper slated as a mid second round pick in most UFL Fantasy Mock Drafts with standard scoring!
    Can’t help but wonder if he’ll still do that ridiculous rotating arm gesture when he does well playing on a Junior Varisity team….

  19. HarrisonHits says: Jun 7, 2010 2:45 PM

    Good for him. Here’s a guy who still has some passion for the game and wants to play, even if it is at a lower level.
    “and those horendous uniforms, they were the sucketh”
    @cbrianwatkins, with you on that one. Hope they do something different with them this year.

  20. First and Ben says: Jun 7, 2010 2:48 PM

    I’m gonna have to re-mock the 6th round of my UFL fantasy league.

  21. GurpBadesha says: Jun 7, 2010 2:55 PM

    washed up

  22. JFRESH says: Jun 7, 2010 3:06 PM

    Yep, I’d watch if it’s all we have.

  23. jsbeck says: Jun 7, 2010 3:21 PM

    UFL would be smart to add some more games for next year!!!

  24. Juan Corsair says: Jun 7, 2010 3:47 PM

    For those of you inclined to knock the UFL, keep this in mind: It might be all we have in 2011.
    **********
    Here in Ontrario, Sunday gun hunting is now legal in most jusisdictions. If the NFL strikes, I’ll simply be spending more time in the woods. I have about as much interest in the UFL as I do the CFL and NHL; that is, none whatsoever.

  25. Tinbender says: Jun 7, 2010 4:01 PM

    At least it’s not the National Felon League, which means I can watch it with my daughter, way too many dirtbags in the NFL to do that :(

  26. Manbearpig says: Jun 7, 2010 4:22 PM

    @pacificamike
    Tom Brady never won a Super Bowl or MVP during a season in which his team didn’t cheat. Randy Moss got him closer than he’d ever been, but not quite all the way.

  27. edgy1957 says: Jun 7, 2010 4:27 PM

    # dlew2191 says: June 7, 2010 2:20 PM
    Moss hardly played that season, in the second half of the season, he played the first snap and then sat on the bench to protect his consecutive starts streak.
    *********************************
    It’s amazing how you Culpepper apologists go out of your way to try to downplay Moss’ contributions. Without Moss, Culpepper’s QB rating was 98.9 but with him, it was 116.2. He averaged 321.6 yards per game with him, 235.8 without; 2.7 TD pass with him, 1.8 without. Burleson caught more passes per game BUT averaged fewer yards per reception and Robinson’ numbers went down across the board.

  28. JimmySmith says: Jun 7, 2010 4:39 PM

    Pullpecker is the most overrated QB in NFL history. Luckily, he played with Randy Moss and ever since Randy parted, Pullpecker does what most Viking Qb’s do, they suck, except he continued to suck in every stop beyond Minnesota.
    Even with Moss, he couldn’t win the big game but then again, it is the Vikings so its hard to tell who is the most to blame.

  29. mattgso says: Jun 7, 2010 5:02 PM

    You have to acknowledge his love for the game. He could have gotten a NFL back up gig for better money but he wants to play.
    How many other past and CURRENT vikes QBs can prove they continue for the love of the game and not for the money?

  30. Occam says: Jun 7, 2010 5:03 PM

    “Tom Brady never won a Super Bowl or MVP during a season in which his team didn’t cheat.”
    And Brett Favre has a big ego and Ben Rothlisburger is a rapist.
    There, that should cover all the idiotic, overused things we are obligated to read in every single thread on these boards.

  31. Occam says: Jun 7, 2010 5:04 PM

    “Tom Brady never won a Super Bowl or MVP during a season in which his team didn’t cheat.”
    And Brett Favre has a big ego and Ben Rothlisburger is a rapist.
    There, that should cover all the idiotic, overused things we are obligated to read in every single thread on these boards.

  32. Dolphinatic says: Jun 7, 2010 6:02 PM

    I’m sorry Culpepper… We did you wrong…Played you too soon..gave up on you too soon also. If we had let you sit and heal longer who knows. Instead you were forced to try and prove it on losers like the raiders and lions. One of the betters in nfl history before the injury. Just the facts. That is all.

  33. Mike Daly says: Jun 7, 2010 6:17 PM

    Good for Daunte. I hope he can succeed with Denny Green.

  34. humbolt says: Jun 7, 2010 11:02 PM

    The AFC West would be more competitive if the Sacramento Mountain Lions were in the division instead of the Raiders.
    The Raiders are a better fit for the UFL.

  35. 6250claimer says: Jun 7, 2010 11:55 PM

    Coldpecker and Denny Green. Now THAT’S a winning combination! I can’t wait to watch these JAMFs playing in their teal-colored 1994-vintage uni’s, on some 2am rerun on Versus. Beats the snot out of a Klee Irwin Colon Cleanse infomercial. Almost.

  36. rcunningham says: Jun 10, 2010 3:13 AM

    JimmySmith says: June 7, 2010 4:39 PM
    Pullpecker is the most overrated QB in NFL history. Luckily, he played with Randy Moss and ever since Randy parted, Pullpecker does what most Viking Qb’s do, they suck, except he continued to suck in every stop beyond Minnesota.
    Even with Moss, he couldn’t win the big game but then again, it is the Vikings so its hard to tell who is the most to blame.
    Jimmy once again flaunts his non-knowledge of the game.
    Randy was injured in 04 when Culpepper had his monster season. He only had 700 yards receiving.
    *yawns*
    Next!

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