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Vikes still miffed about losing NFC title game

Nearly five months have passed since the Vikings dropped an overtime nail-biter to the Saints, after a finish to regulation that featured an inexplicable 12-men-in-the-huddle penalty and a “this isn’t Detroit” heave that resulted in an interception. 

And the team that lost still feels the burn.

“It was kind of hard [at the beginning] because it was on everybody’s
mind,” defensive tackle Pat Williams told Vic Carucci of NFL.com.  “Guys are tired of watching it when they show it
on TV.  If you bring it up in the locker room right now, guys get mad
about it
.”

And that makes Pat Williams happy.

“I want guys to be mad,” Williams said.  “I don’t want guys to come in
thinking it will be smooth and that it will be easy.  It’s going to be
hard because everybody’s going to be talking about it.  I want guys to
stay mad.”

Of course, Williams’ motivations come from a clearly defined self interest.

“I’m just thinking I want to win a championship, and [then] I do want to
quit,” Williams said.

If it plays out that way, Williams most likely would avoid forever the four-game StarCaps suspension that the league will have a hard time imposing on him during the 2010 season.

The journey begins September 9, when the Vikings return to the scene of their season-ending defeat.

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107 Responses to “Vikes still miffed about losing NFC title game”
  1. Pervy Harvin says: Jun 12, 2010 9:19 AM

    Hope they are mad…..let it hurt. Only a championship will cure it then.

  2. iambruce says: Jun 12, 2010 9:23 AM

    “Vikes still miffed about losing NFC title game”
    _____
    ya think?!? Hey Florio–when you run out of stories again, I have one you can write up. Here’s the title: “Colts still miffed about losing Superbowl”.

  3. YourAreJealousOfSix says: Jun 12, 2010 9:31 AM

    ..and that was with half of their d-line on PED’s. Never won, never will.

  4. Bob Nelson says: Jun 12, 2010 9:34 AM

    Why be angry with tradition or the history of the franchise?
    That franchise is the only one in the NFC without a George Halas Trophy(or any other trophy) and no World Championships.
    Why break the tradition of big boasting before disappointing everyone for 50 years?

  5. Juan Corsair says: Jun 12, 2010 9:38 AM

    What’s to be miffed about when your workhorse RB thinks washing his hands with butter is a great idea and your starting QB has a long, storied history of throwing picks on the most crucial plays of the game?
    Oh wait, there was a conspiracy afoot that was responsible for the loss. Riiiiight…

  6. FoF says: Jun 12, 2010 9:39 AM

    No need to be miffed, the answer is obvious. Minnesota didn’t have a sob story hurricane sweep through it. So the NFL didn’t manufacture an NFL title for them like they did for the Saints. Ignoring blatant roughing the passer penalties while keeping the Saints drive alive in OT by phantom pass INT calls. nuff said.

  7. Postman says: Jun 12, 2010 9:41 AM

    Evidently there was no discussion of curbing your Vikings homerism at the ProVikingsTalk summit.

  8. JimmySmith says: Jun 12, 2010 9:42 AM

    I suppose its a matter of opinion, the team is tired of watching the interceptions and fumbles and I, for one, could watch it and it never gets old.
    If Pat Williams truly wants a championship, he should ask to get traded to a team that isn’t run by a QB, that has a head coach who can count to 12 and has a RB that doesn’t lead in the league in fumbles. That would greatly improve his prospects for realizing his dream.

  9. Ravenmuscle says: Jun 12, 2010 9:45 AM

    They shouldn’t be miffed….Favre iis FAMOUS for just making stupid throws. Putting the ball up for grabs is his trademark.
    Of course he if far better than Brady Quinn, Derek Anderson, and Mr. INTERCEPTION, Jake Delhomme.

  10. tv says: Jun 12, 2010 9:46 AM

    Yeah FoF – the refs only ever miss calls for the team you want to see win. Therefore, it must be a conspiracy.
    Funny how the NFL decided to “give” NO a championship a full 5 years after Katrina.
    No comment on how the Saints had to play “home games” on the road after the hurricane – you know, a home game in the Meadowlands against the Giants?
    Have a f’n clue.

  11. d.b.cooper says: Jun 12, 2010 9:51 AM

    The Vikings are losers.
    Their fans are pitiful.

  12. MrHumble says: Jun 12, 2010 9:56 AM

    I’m certainly not a vikings fan but gotta love these idiotic packer fans who still can’t get over the hurt of being jilted by BF……..grow up you imbeciles. The EXACT same thing that you post about (vikes choking, BF int, team being upset etc.) applies to your packers as well. Didn’t the pack give up 50+ pts to cards in playoff game last year??? I read an article yesterday where the “packers claim sour taste leftover from last year” and didn’t your esteemed ARod lose the game on the last play of the game with a FUMBLE. Perhaps you should stop and think once in awhile before you post such garbage. I suspect the Colts feel the same way as well as the Chargers and the……..etc. etc. , get the point??!!

  13. Mad Dog says: Jun 12, 2010 9:59 AM

    I know there is no such thing as “reality” when it comes to Brett Favre, but could one person tell me when was the last time Brett Favre came up big in a playoff game. I know he is somehow the Holy Grail for the Vikings (God bless their naive little hearts) but Brett Favre is one of the all time great choke artists of all time when it comes to big games or playoff games. So if the Vikings are miffed, who exactly are they miffed at? Favre could have walked for about 4 yards, but instead stayed true to form and threw one of the most inexcusable picks in the history of the playoffs, and yet he gets the media free pass. It’s as if know one in the worlds holds him remotely accountable. Here’s a hint to the clueless miffed football team of Minnesota. Brett Favre singlehandedly gave that game away for the them. Flat out just like he did so many times in Green Bay.

  14. fsfinstad@gmail.com says: Jun 12, 2010 10:02 AM

    The Vikes will win the Super Bowl right after “HELL FREEZES OVER.”

  15. mrlaloosh says: Jun 12, 2010 10:03 AM

    Gee FoS, quit whining. You ViQueens are such big pussies!
    Don’t you think the NFL would have LOVED to have a Peyton Manning ~ Brett Favre Super Bowl?
    The Saints went to the NFC champioship game in 2006. The year after Katrina. If the NFL was looking for a sob story that would have been the year.
    Just try teaching your coaches to count to ELEVEN! And keep that old geezer Farve from throwing a crucial interception AGAIN!
    The ViQueens have been to 4 Super Bowls & LOST THEM ALL!! Losing 5 would be another embarassment.

  16. Ambrose says: Jun 12, 2010 10:04 AM

    Now it’s getting downright nostalgic. I will never forget when a previous Viking team-of-destiny had a gift-wrapped trip to the Superbowl with pre-printed headlines of victory….just like last year…..when Morton Anderson drove a stake through their hearts back in 1998. For every endearing and heart-warming memory Randy Moss’ fake goalpost wipe at Green Bay gives to Viking fans, it will never compare to seeing Chris Carter walk off the field that day with tears streaming down his face. I get teary-eyed just thinking about it. And now we have the whiny re-cap of this past season to bring all those memories back. Fortunately enough, that previous collapse was not long ago, enabling many of the same Viking fans to share those bootjack-to-the-throat feelings of defeat all over again…and at the hands of a predictable all-me all-now ex-Packer QB playing for all the wrong reasons. Truly Shakespearean. Whew. I have to sit down. I may have to take the day off to compose myself. Thank you Mike Florio. Thank you for the memories.

  17. fsfinstad@gmail.com says: Jun 12, 2010 10:04 AM

    Well Put Juan!!!!!!

  18. Murgen says: Jun 12, 2010 10:06 AM

    Get ready for another year of disappointment Viking fans. Your team peaked last year and Gramps is 1 year older with a refurbished arm and ankle.
    Hope he doubled is Rx for Human Growth Hormone, he’ll need it.

  19. gregjennings says: Jun 12, 2010 10:10 AM

    @FOF
    Funny how Viking fans like to cry and bitch about the refs in that game but when Packers fans point out two roughing the passer penalties not called, two offensive PI penalties not called on Fritzgerald, and a missed facemask call on the last play, they say Packers suck. Hypocrits. GB superbowls 3, Vikings suyperbowls 0

  20. footballisfun says: Jun 12, 2010 10:15 AM

    Love the Vikings articles, Florio. Keep ‘em coming.

  21. prmpft says: Jun 12, 2010 10:17 AM

    “…No need to be miffed, the answer is obvious. Minnesota didn’t have a sob story hurricane sweep through it. So the NFL didn’t manufacture an NFL title for them like they did for the Saints. Ignoring blatant roughing the passer penalties while keeping the Saints drive alive in OT by phantom pass INT calls. nuff said…”
    ______________________________________
    hey oliver stone – don’t quit your day job – unless your day job is makin’ excuses for your sorry ass vikes!!!

  22. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Jun 12, 2010 10:18 AM

    Boo hoo hoo. You had your chance and put your faith in a perennial playoff choker. Vikes will finish below 0.500 this year.
    “This is not Detroit, man! This is the Super Bowl!”

  23. mattgso says: Jun 12, 2010 10:18 AM

    vikes are miffed….
    1) be miffed at the coaches for poor clock management and discipline (12 men AFTER a time out?). Chilly and his coaches need to lose a million off their contract for this pop-warner level mistake.
    2) Albert Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”. Chilly and the band of mental giants that decided to bring BrINT in expected the end results to be any different?

  24. Boudin says: Jun 12, 2010 10:38 AM

    Tito? bring me a tissue.
    Jermaine, stop teasing.

  25. GBfanForever says: Jun 12, 2010 10:38 AM

    Just think how miffed they’ll be when they miss the playoffs this year. . .
    Maybe Pat Williams should shut his fat mouth and just serve his suspension already.

  26. Benny says: Jun 12, 2010 10:39 AM

    Vikes fan here. I think the only one that really truely cares is florio

  27. Hansman says: Jun 12, 2010 10:39 AM

    Vikes were better than the Saints, too many turnovers and the unforgivable act of running at the 34 yard line on that final drive? Giving it to a guy that was more concerned about holding on to the ball than getting yards? Yeah a 51 yard field goal is a good bet?? Sure. Favre would have had them down to the 10 yard line if they’d have kept the momentum they had on that drive.

  28. Voice of Discontent says: Jun 12, 2010 10:40 AM

    How much does Minnesota pay you guys these days? Must be by word, because that’s the only explanation for these inane Viking stories.
    Either that, or Florio is angling for another stint on KFAN.
    Sellout.

  29. Pack_Attack says: Jun 12, 2010 10:40 AM

    On paper they have the best team in football (w/Bert)..but then again they’re the Vikings. 10,000 lakes. Zero Lombardi Trophies.

  30. Drat says: Jun 12, 2010 10:43 AM

    Of course they’re miffed. Detroit is miffed they didn’t win three games. Everyone is miffed, unless they’re a Saint.
    But only the Vikings can be a story, because they are the warm coals that burn in the heart of our dear Florio. And now Florio will forever hate the Saints just like he will forever hate the incredibly talented and clever Rams of a decade ago. Florio is miffed, and we feel his pain.

  31. sven_ftw says: Jun 12, 2010 10:44 AM

    gonna be a LONG day for drew brees.

  32. Real Vikings fans wouldn't cheer for Favre says: Jun 12, 2010 10:47 AM

    lololololololol
    Everybody saw it coming besides YOU

  33. jimmySee says: Jun 12, 2010 10:56 AM

    FofF — actually the Saints win it was a directive of the global tri-lateral commission which is (parenthetically and secretly) headed by the Dear Leader Kim Jong Il.
    The conspiracy to deny the Vikings the championship was global in scope.
    Really.

  34. PurpleRaid12 says: Jun 12, 2010 10:56 AM

    @JimmySmith
    How can you sleep in your race car bed at night?

  35. Drat says: Jun 12, 2010 11:08 AM

    Boys and girls,
    Let me tell you a little story. Having followed this silly/super website for what seems like eons, I can fill you in on a great biographical fable, which unlike most fables, is true.
    Little Florio was born in the late 60s and spent his boyhood in the 70s, if i judge his age correctly. He grew up in West Virginia, and naturally his community loved the Steelers. Florio, being a bit of a non-conformist and a fan of the underdog, liked the Steelers, but he fell in love with their vanquished foe, the Vikings. As a young boy, he knew that Pit had beat the vikes in the 74 season Superbowl. By the time he was an alert young fan, he watched the hated Raiders destroy the Vikes in the 76 season Superbowl. This stamped heavily on his young developing mind. The Vikings became his NFC love, and indeed, emerged as his favorite team in the NFL. He suffered with their Eagles-like high level of success with no championship, until it all came together in 1998-1999, when the Vikes seemed to reign supreme. This was a glorious time in Florio’s life. He had earned his liar-cheater degree (oops, sorry, law degree), and had married and was producing his own biotic descendants through the processes of sexual reproduction and meiosis. Everything should be perfect. But the 98 Vikings on the way to the Superbowl were inexplicably beat by the Falcons. The even hotter 99 Vikings were very understandably beaten by a much better Rams team, that dropped 49 points on the Vikes in the NFC playoffs. Florio has never recovered from those wounds. Watch his posts. The teams he hates, or buries his head in the sand about, are the Raiders, Falcons, Rams. This is why even last week he will argue for Culpepper’s talents over Isaac Bruce. And he cries and laments that the Vikings are miffed. Everyone give him a mental hug!
    And that, boys and girls, is our story for the day.

  36. Rodrigo says: Jun 12, 2010 11:13 AM

    Maybe losing in the championship game was poetic justice for running up the score on those poor Cowboys

  37. GBfanForever says: Jun 12, 2010 11:18 AM

    “Favre would have had them down to the 10 yard line if they’d have kept the momentum they had on that drive. ”
    That’s exactly what he was trying to do when he heaved the ball late, over the middle, and against the grain. Heck, he was just out there havin fun

  38. GobiasINC_1 says: Jun 12, 2010 11:18 AM

    What’s next?
    ‘St. Louis Rams miffed they were worst team in football’
    ‘Saints Still Thrilled About Super Bowl Victory’
    ‘Al Davis still alive’
    This is spot on, grade A reporting right here. Keep up the good work, Florio. Maybe tomorrow post a story about how people are happy the sun rose.

  39. Kay Bee says: Jun 12, 2010 11:22 AM

    sven_ftw says:
    June 12, 2010 10:44 AM
    gonna be a LONG day for drew brees.
    ——————————————————-
    Doubt it. That overrated defensive line won’t be able to touch Brees.

  40. PULL&SEAL says: Jun 12, 2010 11:32 AM

    Christ, you’d think they’d be used to losing big games by now, that’s all they’ve ever done.

  41. Franchise says: Jun 12, 2010 11:40 AM

    The Vikings and its fanbase won’t be so mad after week 1, and cured come next Febuary.

  42. mike says: Jun 12, 2010 11:51 AM

    Oh there’s NO doubt that the refs helped the Saints…
    But at least, for the most part, the NFL is not nearly as bad as the NBA.

  43. RayDaMayor says: Jun 12, 2010 11:53 AM

    Just think how miffed the Vikings are gonna be when they start the season 0-1.

  44. CanadianVikingFan says: Jun 12, 2010 11:55 AM

    Packer fans are still upset about Brett Favre, look at all the hate towards him, I’m sure 5 months in nothing compared to a few years.

  45. 1stngoal says: Jun 12, 2010 11:57 AM

    sven_ftw says:
    June 12, 2010 10:44 AM
    gonna be a LONG day for drew brees.
    ______________________________________
    Yeah…
    As in “Brees goes LONG to Colston…..TD!!!”

  46. bucc19 says: Jun 12, 2010 11:58 AM

    I’m certainly not a vikings fan but gotta love these idiotic packer fans who still can’t get over the hurt of being jilted by BF……..grow up you im
    beciles
    Just because people pick on the Vikings doesn’t automatically make them Packer fans..have you actually READ the posts?

  47. FoF says: Jun 12, 2010 12:02 PM

    “when was the last time Brett Favre came up big in a playoff game”
    2010 against the Cowboys
    2008 against the Seahawks after the RB spotted the Hawks 14 points.

  48. Mike Daly says: Jun 12, 2010 12:15 PM

    I’d rather have a team POed about losing and thus determined to win it all.

  49. shadowman1433 says: Jun 12, 2010 12:29 PM

    When farve’s your QB that’s what you get, last second “what the f**k” throws that are season ending interceptions.

  50. philwauke says: Jun 12, 2010 12:40 PM

    I love how the vikings fans are still bitching. You were outplayed physically and mentally. The saints are raffling off a Superbowl ring. Get your tickets vikings because it’s the only way you will ever get a ring.

  51. philwauke says: Jun 12, 2010 12:40 PM

    I love how the vikings fans are still bitching. You were outplayed physically and mentally. The saints are raffling off a Superbowl ring. Get your tickets vikings because it’s the only way you will ever get a ring.

  52. Hansman says: Jun 12, 2010 12:41 PM

    All the momentum died when we got stuffed on consecutive runs and the penalty. We had to pass on third down at the 39, everyone in the stadium knew it. However, 1st down at the 34 everyone in the stadium was hoping we’d run it, or get conservative because Favre was carving them up.
    Favre played a great game, and the Saints made a play when they had to. People just don’t get the mementum we had on the drive. It was a thing of beauty until Childress started getting conservative. Like I said, then handed the ball off to a guy that had fumbled three times?!! Pass the ball, just like the Saints did to us in OT. They got it down inside the 20 before they let up. Moronic and lack of understanding of momentum.

  53. prmpft says: Jun 12, 2010 12:51 PM

    “…Vikes were better than the Saints, too many turnovers and the unforgivable act of running at the 34 yard line on that final drive? Giving it to a guy that was more concerned about holding on to the ball than getting yards? Yeah a 51 yard field goal is a good bet?? Sure. Favre would have had them down to the 10 yard line if they’d have kept the momentum they had on that drive. ..”
    ______________________________________
    if the queen had balls she’d be the king – if the vikequeens were the better team – they would’ve won…

  54. Lurch says: Jun 12, 2010 12:53 PM

    Just last evening I enjoyed watching the re-run of the Saints / Vikings playoff extravaganza. It’s extremely difficult read these comments of how the refs threw that game given the number of errors the Vikings committed.
    Six fumbles, two interceptions … and the mind numbing 12 men in the huddle after calling a timeout are clearly not the trademarks of a championship caliber football team. They also called the coin toss going into overtime, and lost that one as well.
    This club has a history of flubs in every aspect of football … two years in a row they were unable to get their cards to the commish in the allotted 15 minutes of the first round of the NFL Draft … a feat never seen before or since.
    Keep drinking viking fans … and remember, your glass is always half-empty, and it can always get worse.

  55. vegasgolds says: Jun 12, 2010 12:55 PM

    Mad Dog says:
    June 12, 2010 9:59 AM
    I know there is no such thing as “reality” when it comes to Brett Favre, but could one person tell me when was the last time Brett Favre came up big in a playoff game. I know he is somehow the Holy Grail for the Vikings (God bless their naive little hearts) but Brett Favre is one of the all time great choke artists of all time when it comes to big games or playoff games. So if the Vikings are miffed, who exactly are they miffed at? Favre could have walked for about 4 yards, but instead stayed true to form and threw one of the most inexcusable picks in the history of the playoffs, and yet he gets the media free pass. It’s as if know one in the worlds holds him remotely accountable. Here’s a hint to the clueless miffed football team of Minnesota. Brett Favre singlehandedly gave that game away for the them. Flat out just like he did so many times in Green Bay.
    ——————————————————————————
    because of dumb asses like you is why I just signed up. If you can recall back that far, there was a penalty of 12 men in the huddle which moved the ball back 5 yards. Second, if Brett would of just kneeled and Ryan would of attempted the field goal, it would have been his longest of the season. Third, if you can remember back to when Brett was high/ low hit back in the third quarter, his left ankle was severely sprained and in no way was he going to out beat a healthy defender for a four or five yard gain. And finally, the game was tied and went into overtime, so it was the special team on the kick off and the lack of stops by defense and the gifts from the refs that eventually caused NO to win the game. SO, if you look at the facts….. Brett did NOT single handily lose the game by himself!!!!!
    BTW, there were 4 turnovers before that last pick!!!

  56. prmpft says: Jun 12, 2010 1:10 PM

    …would anyone else like to see stats on how much response the SAINTS vs. the sorry ass vikes generated vs. other games cited on pft through their history???…i think it’d be staggering…florio, have your underlings look into that…

  57. d.b.cooper says: Jun 12, 2010 1:19 PM

    Great post, Mad Dog.
    I have been watching pro football for 40 years and Favre is the biggest fraud I have ever seen play the game. Has thrown away countless games with foolish plays.
    He also disrespected the game by taking a fake sack to give Strahan a record.
    UNFORGIVABLE !
    But the Viking fans (and they are terribly naive) will buy this punk for another season.

  58. Randomjim says: Jun 12, 2010 1:37 PM

    Bob Nelson says:
    June 12, 2010 9:34 AM
    Why be angry with tradition or the history of the franchise?
    That franchise is the only one in the NFC without a George Halas Trophy(or any other trophy) and no World Championships.
    Why break the tradition of big boasting before disappointing everyone for 50 years?
    ————————————————————————————-
    The Falcons, Seahawks & Panthers- What Super Bowl did they win Boob nelson?
    Big mouth ,no facts.

  59. Ralph says: Jun 12, 2010 1:43 PM

    Nothing like a meaningless news piece to bring out the maroons.

  60. Hauschild says: Jun 12, 2010 1:43 PM

    Hansman:
    Nice to read comments supported by facts instead of rhetoric.
    I can’t wait for this next game – eyes will be opened.

  61. drumbug71 says: Jun 12, 2010 1:53 PM

    Drat — that is utterly awesome. Dont forget, though, that one of Florio’s arch nemesis teams is the Steelers too. He covers them pretty well because of his hometown being in WV, but he hates them, like you mentioned, because of the 70s. Why else would we see so many editorials on “The last word on Ben Roethlisberger”?

  62. Ghost Peppers says: Jun 12, 2010 1:55 PM

    The Bears would of never signed Brett Favre. The Vikings should be ashamed of yourselves. Brett Favre is the enemy in the NFC North and you went out and signed him?? Bear fans would have rioted be fore we let that chump put on a Bear jersey. Just for that Vikings fans, your franchise is forever DOOMED!! Pathetic team and terrible fans for cheering for this guy. Be ashamed, be very ashamed losers!

  63. Mel Kiper IV says: Jun 12, 2010 2:02 PM

    So, you bring back Brent “The NFL’s biggest NFC Championship choke” Favre again? Hee, hee. Queens will be lucky if they win 6 games this year.

  64. saintsfan66 says: Jun 12, 2010 2:08 PM

    I love how every single media outlet has an “NFL conspiracy theory” on that game. ESPN, NFL Network, CBS, Yahoo and thousands of others.
    I have yet to see a single Saints fan aknowledge the obvious.
    Thanks for the Trophy refs!! Us Saints fans appreciate it..

  65. Mad Dog says: Jun 12, 2010 2:15 PM

    VegasGolds. Hats off for being a Brett Favre apologist and his personal homer. Brett Favre vs the Vikings in the playoff’s in Lambeau. 4 picks. Brett Favre Vs Atlanta in the playoff’s at Lambeau. 2 picks and a QB rating of 50 something. Loss. Brett Favre in Ot Vs Philly in the playoff’s Throws a hail Mary on second down 2nd down with no pass rush and it’s picked and returned. Philly wins. Brett Favre vs Rams in the Playoff’s. 6 picks. (What rookie would throw 6 picks……..I know somehow or another this too was not Brett’s fault) Another loss. Brett Favre against the Giants in Lamberau in the NFC championship game. Pick in OT. (By the way three men were wide open on that play and Favre threw into coverage in another choke/panic throw in a big game. Brett Favre against New Orleans. Ridiculous pick with seconds to go. Another loss. By the way Favre would have walked for 6 yards on that play and even if it was a no gain play, Longwell would have nailed that kick indoors. You can suck up to Favre all you want, but that pick in New Orleans was absolutely pathetic and inexusable. How many chokes in big games does it take for you to at least catch a moment of reality and at least consider the fact that Favre is not a big game player. He is an absolute choke artist. I forgot to mention the Denver Super Bowl or the San Francisco playoff game where T.O. made the miracle catch. He was horrible in both of those games. Or how about the Thursday night NLF Network game against the Cowboys where he was throwing them up for grabs from the beginning. He had two picks in the first quarter alone in that national bigtime game. And yet here you stand with your nose up the Favre Pooper somehow saying Favre is the man….Yea right. I am the asshole here. You can follow Brett Favre like a hysterical little school girl, but I am going to admire the folks who actually rise to the occasion. Since you are so adept at making excuses for complete failure’s, how many Obama signs did you put up in your yard?

  66. purpleguy says: Jun 12, 2010 2:25 PM

    The Saints won straight up, so stop whining fellow Vike fans. . . . leave that whining and wait till next year crap to Packer fans. Sure the Vikes are mad, that’s good. Just like the cheesers are mad the Vikes have won the NFCN the last 2 years, kicked their asses twice last year, and actually won a playoff game. Getting mad is natural, it’s just that the Packers have more to reasons to be mad.

  67. aj says: Jun 12, 2010 2:29 PM

    If the Saints can win the Super Bowl, anyone can. This isn’t your old man’s NFL.

  68. c.carterhof says: Jun 12, 2010 2:36 PM

    prmpft-
    Are you saying the Cowboys and Bucs are better than the Saints?
    The better team does not always win.

  69. Qoojo says: Jun 12, 2010 2:58 PM

    I guess he forgot that he was on the Vikings. They were one Favre INT away from probably winning the Superbowl. But that’s exactly Favre’s MO, and has been for many many years.

  70. stadanko says: Jun 12, 2010 3:11 PM

    You should have titled this story “Another Post For Viking Fans To Whine In The Comments Section.”

  71. whodaywhodat says: Jun 12, 2010 3:23 PM

    TO ALL VIKING FANS:
    We, the Saints, are sorry for kicking your ass in the NFCCG!!! We did not know it would put you in such depression and cause you to be shipped off to LA.

  72. Purple Norseman says: Jun 12, 2010 4:36 PM

    Hmm…..
    Vikings 1st downs – 31, Saints – 15
    Vikes 3rd down % – 58%, Saints – 25%
    Vikes total offense – 475 yds, Saints – 257
    Vikes rush yds – 165, Saints – 68
    Vikes pass yds – 310, Saints – 189
    Really looks like the Saints “kicked our asses”. Six turnovers and we still had a chance to win the game. What do you think would have happened if we didn’t? Tired of you homer fans and trolls acting like the Saints played a solid game. Fact is we beat ourselves and gift wrapped a trip to the super bowl for you that you still almost blew.

  73. sven_ftw says: Jun 12, 2010 4:37 PM

    # Kay Bee says: June 12, 2010 11:22 AM
    Doubt it. That overrated defensive line won’t be able to touch Brees.
    ————
    led the nfl in sacks. almost led the league against the run for the 4th straight year, while no one’s ever led the league against the run more than twice.
    it’ll be a long day for drew… and pierre’s gonna get stuffed after that contract he’s been holding out for.
    i’m stoked. the nfc championship game was the real superbowl last year. can’t think of a more exciting way to kick this year off and see who sets the tone for the nfc.

  74. Leroy'sButler says: Jun 12, 2010 4:54 PM

    Vikings = the Cubs

  75. Hansman says: Jun 12, 2010 4:59 PM

    To all Saints fans:
    You got lucky

  76. Green n' Gold says: Jun 12, 2010 5:04 PM

    @ Maddog
    Spot on about the Diva but Obama as a failure? Please Neo-Con, all you fundamentalist rightwing A-holes have done for the last 8 years is have our sons killed in meaningless wars for profit and drive our economy in the toilet with their greed. Don’t blame Obama for your party’s FAILURES!!

  77. SkolVikes26 says: Jun 12, 2010 5:11 PM

    @whodaywhodat
    And you say I can’t trash talk. What is that? Can’t wait to invade Superdome and shut up “who dat nation” in front of the nation.

  78. DCViking says: Jun 12, 2010 5:19 PM

    @PurpleNorseman –
    Don’t even try — Saints fans are convinced they kicked the Vikings ass. They can’t be congratulated on simply winning — they need to make sure people know it was an asskicking.
    Oh, and also, the Saints Superbowl win now makes them and their franchise on par with the Steelers, 49ers, and Cowboys.

  79. mattgso says: Jun 12, 2010 5:34 PM

    brINT will declare his ankle isn’t ready until week 2. Doesn’t want to take another beating.

  80. prmpft says: Jun 12, 2010 5:41 PM

    …c.carterhof…
    good point – but where wereTHEY on superbowl sunday??? what i’m sayin’ is the end result is the end result – i haven’t heard indy fans bitchin’ & moanin’ about gettin’ cheated – there isn’t an asterisk next to a win or loss – there’s just a win or a loss – and NOBODY can bitch about almost more than SAINTS fans through the years – so pretty much NOTHIN’ anyone can say will not bounce off our shield baby…GEAUX SAINTS!!!!

  81. prmpft says: Jun 12, 2010 5:55 PM

    # SkolVikes26 says: June 12, 2010 5:11 PM
    @whodaywhodat
    And you say I can’t trash talk. What is that? Can’t wait to invade Superdome and shut up “who dat nation” in front of the nation.
    ______________________________________
    good luck w/ that mate!!!!

  82. The Upsetter says: Jun 12, 2010 5:59 PM

    All I’m hearing is a lot of noise from a fan base that didn’t win. Nothing new there. Still, it’s good for a laugh.
    Saints, Superbowl Champs, Damn it feels good.

  83. whodaywhodat says: Jun 12, 2010 6:07 PM

    # SkolVikes26 says: June 12, 2010 5:11 PM
    @whodaywhodat
    And you say I can’t trash talk. What is that? Can’t wait to invade Superdome and shut up “who dat nation” in front of the nation.
    ===================================
    No I don’t mean that you can’t type trash, I mean you literally have no right to talk trash to me/Saints fans. We beat you on our way to be Super Bowl Champs. No excuses. If you beat us week 1, congrads. But untill you beat us in a playoff game and go on to win the Super Bowl, then STFU.

  84. TiceWasBetter says: Jun 12, 2010 6:12 PM

    You can’t underestimate the impact of that 12-men penalty. After all the heartache moments in the hirstory of the Vikings, and after all the damn turnovers in that game, and even when the defense couldn’t be blamed for this playoff loss.
    The Saints can’t be blamed, aside from a few dirty hits, they capitalized on the Vikings’ futlity.
    Before that penalty there was :19 left on the game clock with the ball in field goal range, it seemed as though FINALLY after almost 50 yrs we could go onto a super bowl that we could win.
    All the fumbles were on the players, but to get called for 12 men in the huddle AFTER a timeout is completely unbelievable and totally Childress’ fault.
    To be :19 from the biggest game in team history after all the otas, minicamps, training camps, preseason, regular season, post season Vikings games/events since the last time they came that close – 1998 NFC Championship – and get called for not knowing how to count to 11 should more then ‘miff’ some players. It should wake them up at night screaming bloody murder.
    As a Viking fan, knowing how rare it is to be in that position, it almost makes it seem unreal they could blow it on one of the dumbest penalties in the entire NFL post season history.
    Brett’s INT sealed it, but if not for that penalty it never would’ve happened and he could’ve taken a knee.

  85. whodaywhodat says: Jun 12, 2010 6:14 PM

    # DCViking says: June 12, 2010 5:19 PM
    Oh, and also, the Saints Superbowl win now makes them and their franchise on par with the Steelers, 49ers, and Cowboys.
    ====================================
    I wouldnt say we are on par with these historic teams(yet). But we definitely are not on par with the Lions, VIKINGS, Bills, Bengals, Eagles, Titans, Chargers, Falcons, Panthers, Cardinals, Seahawks, Browns, Texans and Jaguars—as they have never won a Super Bowl. You see, my friend, we are better then half the league!!!

  86. Just Drew It! says: Jun 12, 2010 6:33 PM

    @Purple Norsemen
    if offensive stats determined who outplayed who, then the Saints have kicked everyone’s ass for 4 years.
    In the end, the Saints played better because they forced 6 turnovers, and yes I mean ‘forced’. They put their hands on every fumble except one. And in that fumble, the only reason they had the ball was because Bush fumbled the ball without being touched. so it was even.
    Did we kick the Vikings ass, no…but we won, fair and square. There were no cheap shots. It’s football, it’s a rough sport. We outplayed the Vikings. We moved on and beat the colts. And now, we have the ring. Stop crying and try again this season.

  87. CaptainMarvel says: Jun 12, 2010 6:33 PM

    It’s amazing and predictable to read all the anit-Favre comments all the time on here. Like jealous little girls, they blame Favre for the loss. And they say officiating and Katrina had nothing to do with it. LOL watch the overtime again and tell me that with a straight face. And yeah, Favre had one bad pass, but can you blame him for chancing it after everyone else was fumbling on every play???

  88. Juan Corsair says: Jun 12, 2010 6:34 PM

    Oh, and also, the Saints Superbowl win now makes them and their franchise on par with the Steelers, 49ers, and Cowboys.
    **************
    Well, it did gain them membership in the club of franchises that have a Lombardi in their trophy case. A club, I might add, that the ViQueers will never gain admittance to.
    However, in 2003 the Queens did earn the unique distinction of being the only team in the history of the NFL to be first place in their division for 16 weeks, 59 minutes and 29 seconds, and still manage to miss the playoffs. That record will never be broken, my friend.

  89. prmpft says: Jun 12, 2010 6:55 PM

    …what if…it’s not the vikings’ players or the refs that suck – but the fans that are bringin’ the bad hoodoo to the team – they expect SUCK – so they GET SUCK…hmmm…

  90. Bob Nelson says: Jun 12, 2010 7:06 PM

    Randomjim says:
    Bob Nelson says:
    That franchise is the only one in the NFC without a George Halas Trophy(or any other trophy) and no World Championships.
    ———————————————————
    The Falcons, Seahawks & Panthers- What Super Bowl did they win Boob nelson?
    Big mouth ,no facts.
    *******************
    The Falcons, Seahawks, and Panthers all have a George Halas Trophy unlike the vikings.
    If you want to argue with somone you should at least read what they wrote while you are quoting and attempting to insult them.
    Thank you for being such a wonderful vikings fan. Your unfamiliarity with the George Halas Trophy really says quite a lot for you and your vikings.

  91. Franchise says: Jun 12, 2010 7:16 PM

    @Just Drew It!
    “There were no cheap shots.”
    ————————————————–
    Solid post up to this comment. You honestly think the hit on Favre was clean, even after the game Saints players admitted they were to go after Favre? Please.
    I describe the game like this: The Saints didnt win the game, the Vikings lost it. You cant turn a ball over that many times and expect to not only be in a game, but win it, and the Vikings did.
    I’ve seen the play a million times, and feel free to watch it yourself. If Favre hits a wide open Berrian on the right sideline for 7 yards instead of forcing a ball that gets picked off, that game is over on a Longwell FG.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smhiIIekc8g

  92. bluestree says: Jun 12, 2010 7:48 PM

    Purple Norseman says:
    June 12, 2010 4:36 PM
    Hmm…..
    Vikings 1st downs – 31, Saints – 15
    Vikes 3rd down % – 58%, Saints – 25%
    Vikes total offense – 475 yds, Saints – 257
    Vikes rush yds – 165, Saints – 68
    Vikes pass yds – 310, Saints – 189
    Really looks like the Saints “kicked our asses”. Six turnovers and we still had a chance to win the game. What do you think would have happened if we didn’t? Tired of you homer fans and trolls acting like the Saints played a solid game. Fact is we beat ourselves and gift wrapped a trip to the super bowl for you that you still almost blew.
    ——————————————–
    “There are liars, damn liars, and statiticians.”
    You won the game on paper. NO won it on the field. And an ass kicking is exactly what you got. The Saints physicality, keeping it close, creating turnovers, making plays is what won the game. Not who racked up the most yardage.
    Who brought the wood.
    With a game winning drive in high gear first the sidelines, then the qb melted down.
    The Saints brought the wood, and the Vikings lacked the mental toughness to push through.

  93. stadanko says: Jun 12, 2010 7:52 PM

    “what if the Vikings hadn’t turned the ball over so much” that’s all I hear from Viking fans. What if Drew Brees hadn’t had an off night? It’s not like the defense for the vikes was dominant. Brees was off that night. If he had been his usual self the Saints would have smoked them by 20 points. What ifs don’t mean dick, Viking fans. YOU LOST. Superbowl champs. Florio and Paul Allen can “comfort” each other in the privacy of their own homes.

  94. Bious says: Jun 12, 2010 7:55 PM

    Saints kicked their butts and have a SB ring
    The Vikings have nothing

  95. jibfest says: Jun 12, 2010 8:02 PM

    I would want the players of my team to be mad. That is why I’m glad McNabb left Phily, he was just “happy to be here”.

  96. vegasgolds says: Jun 12, 2010 9:00 PM

    @ MADDOG
    I’ll give you this…… for being such a Favre basher you sure know how to point out all of his bad games.
    Way to go with all your Favre research you did. Congratulations!

  97. Just Drew It! says: Jun 12, 2010 10:19 PM

    i’ve seen the hit, and re-watched many times. I don’t think it’s cheap. I think those hits happen numerous times every game. If the vikings would have lost, nobody would’ve talked about.
    and you can’t say if this, and if that….it’s all about what happened. And what happened was the Saints won. The game could’ve went either way, but in the end, the Saints made one less mistake.
    The NFL didn’t cheat for the Saints (that is the most moronic statement I’ve ever heard), and the saints didn’t win because of dirty play. They won because in the end, they made less mistakes. That my friend, is usually what wins a game.

  98. fsfinstad@gmail.com says: Jun 12, 2010 10:23 PM

    Pick one answer….
    1/ Minnesota Vikings
    2/ Los Angeles Quake
    Winner gets to go with those jugheads!!!!!

  99. whodaywhodat says: Jun 13, 2010 1:31 AM

    # DCViking says: June 12, 2010 5:19 PM
    Oh, and also, the Saints Superbowl win now makes them and their franchise on par with the Steelers, 49ers, and Cowboys.
    ====================================
    I wouldnt say we are on par with these historic teams(yet). But we definitely are not on par with the Lions, VIKINGS, Bills, Bengals, Eagles, Titans, Chargers, Falcons, Panthers, Cardinals, Seahawks, Browns, Texans and Jaguars—as they have never won a Super Bowl. You see, my friend, we are better then half the league!!!

  100. Notoroius B.U.G. says: Jun 13, 2010 3:04 PM

    What a surprise, JimmySmith and Bob Nelson are 2 of the first commenters on a Vikings story.
    DOUCHES

  101. NitshkesGhost@1265 says: Jun 14, 2010 3:16 AM

    If cyclical choking makes you “miffed” then this franchise must pretty near “irrate.” I mean really this team can not break the seal. If the window closes on this group I think you will see the Lions win a Super Bowl before they do. Maybe a move westward will cure the curse. Good luck in the Nfc West fellas,

  102. Oz says: Jun 14, 2010 10:03 AM

    which one?
    there were so many…

  103. TURBOCITY says: Jun 14, 2010 1:58 PM

    Serve your suspension CHEATER!! That’s the reason the Vikings lost. KARMA…and the fact that they are choke artists who will never win the big game, and their loser fans will continue to spout conspiracy theories blaming everyone else for their losses. CHOKE!!! Oh and also this season is going to be a total implosion. I predict the Queens don’t even make the playoffs this year or are out in the first round at best.

  104. TURBOCITY says: Jun 14, 2010 2:03 PM

    Serve your suspension CHEATER!! That’s the reason the Vikings lost. KARMA…and the fact that they are choke artists who will never win the big game, and their loser fans will continue to spout conspiracy theories blaming everyone else for their losses. CHOKE!!! Oh and also this season is going to be a total implosion. I predict the Queens don’t even make the playoffs this year or are out in the first round at best.

  105. thirdandgoal says: Jun 15, 2010 4:37 PM

    @BobNelson
    If you want to get “technical” about it, the Vikings were NFL Champs in ’69, (or the equivalent of your Halas expoundings). But your point is valid (no matter how many umpteen times it’s been repeated)– They’ve never been at the top of the heap, for a given season.

  106. c.carterhof says: Jun 15, 2010 10:18 PM

    Vikes still miffed about losing NFC title game
    =====
    Me too.

  107. realheavyd says: Jun 17, 2010 11:35 PM

    Whaaaaah, f’in whaaaaaaah, you big babies…

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