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Larry Fitzgerald hopes Brett Favre retires, disses the Saints

NFL_fitzgerald4_250.jpgCount a former Vikings ball boy among the folks who hope that a current Vikings quarterback decides to call it quits before a 20th NFL season.

Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald would prefer to come home on November 7 and face a team without Brett Favre.

“Honestly, if he didn’t come back I wouldn’t mind,” Fitzgerald said, per Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.  “You
look at the NFC right now, you think of the Cowboys, you think of the
Green Bay Packers, you think of the Minnesota Vikings. Those are the
three juggernauts in our conference and if Brett wasn’t back I don’t
know.”

Um, Larry?  How about the team from New Orleans?  You know, the one that kicked your team’s butt in the playoffs and knocked out that 80-year-old man who used to quarterback the Cardinals?

Meanwhile, Fitzgerald thinks Favre will play.  “He will be there for sure,” Fitzgerald said.  “Who would turn down $13 million?  Would you?”

That’s a point that previously hasn’t been raised this year.  Apart from trying to pull a John Elway and leave the game with a Lombardi tucked in the belt of his Wranglers or hoping, Jerry Rice-style, to set the all-time records so high that no one will ever break them, Favre gets $13 million — $812,500 per game — to play this year. 

So, yeah, he’ll play.  And he’ll get the first crack at the team that Fitzgerald potentially has stirred up by leaving them off the short list of elite teams in the NFC.

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125 Responses to “Larry Fitzgerald hopes Brett Favre retires, disses the Saints”
  1. Bun McSticky says: Jul 8, 2010 9:41 AM

    Vikes don’t turn it over 5 times, the game isn’t even close against the Saints.

  2. tb2010 says: Jul 8, 2010 9:44 AM

    I don’t think he was dissing the Saints, I think he was just saying that all the talk this year about what teams are going to challenge for the NFC title are the Cowboys, Packers and Vikings. The Saints aren’t in the conversation that much because everyone knows they won’t repeat. They’ll be good but they aren’t going to win the NFC two years in a row.

  3. RagnarTheBloodAxe says: Jul 8, 2010 9:45 AM

    Interesting comments by Fitzgerald, but why the picture of Serena Williams?

  4. mystile says: Jul 8, 2010 9:46 AM

    when did “I wouldn’t mind” turn into “hope”?

  5. digitalbath says: Jul 8, 2010 9:47 AM

    you cant really “dis” somebody or something if you dont mention it/them,that team slipped his mind,he didnt talk trash about them,he didnt “dis” them,he forgot to metion them,big difference,lil bit misleading headline

  6. Play4Blood says: Jul 8, 2010 9:53 AM

    Not a dis against the Saints. Just a brain fart. Hardly worth noting.
    Love these slow offseasons.

  7. j4a1 says: Jul 8, 2010 9:53 AM

    LMAO…an if the Vikes score more points than the Saints they would have won too! Isn’t hanging onto the ball a pretty important part of the game. Good teams seem to do it…bad teams don’t.

  8. jgreen1570 says: Jul 8, 2010 9:54 AM

    Bun McSticky says “Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa”

  9. absantos89 says: Jul 8, 2010 9:54 AM

    The title to this article is EXTREMELY misleading.
    1. How does he “hope” Brett retires by saying he “wouldn’t mind” if he didn’t return?
    2. Just because he left the Saints off the list doesn’t mean he “dissed” them – people forget, it’s only natural.
    You’re painting an image around a highly-respected person of equally high character in the National Football League that isn’t justified. Whether or not you’re biased in some way or you just simply don’t like the guy, that shouldn’t come to the forefront of an article if you expect to be deemed credible.
    Even if you “don’t care,” this looks like you DO in fact have an agenda.

  10. MACK DADDY says: Jul 8, 2010 9:54 AM

    If the Vikings didn’t score any touchdowns the Saints would have beaten them even worse than they did.

  11. absantos89 says: Jul 8, 2010 9:56 AM

    The title to this article is EXTREMELY misleading.
    1. How does he “hope” Brett retires by saying he “wouldn’t mind” if he didn’t return?
    2. Just because he left the Saints off the list doesn’t mean he “dissed” them – people forget, it’s only natural.
    You’re painting an image around a highly-respected person of equally high character in the National Football League that isn’t justified. Whether or not you’re biased in some way or you just simply don’t like the guy, that shouldn’t come to the forefront of an article if you expect to be deemed credible.
    If you claim not to have “agendas”, I suggest you start re-thinking your article content – and your titles – a little bit more than this.

  12. jimmySee says: Jul 8, 2010 9:56 AM

    …. except the Vikes DID turn it over 5 times. The Saints did have something to do with that.

  13. Ambrose says: Jul 8, 2010 9:56 AM

    Bun McSticky says:
    July 8, 2010 9:41 AM
    Vikes don’t turn it over 5 times, the game isn’t even close against the Saints.
    ————————————–
    If the Saints had caused eight turnovers instead of only five, the game isn’t close against the Vikings.

  14. BayouWarrior says: Jul 8, 2010 9:59 AM

    BUN MCSTICKY….
    YOU SUCK,
    SIGNED WHODATNATION….
    “THIS ISNT DETRIOT MAN

  15. purpleguy says: Jul 8, 2010 10:02 AM

    July in the NFL just sucks, as perceived slights are pulled out of thin air to create controversy. It is interesting that of the 3 “juggernauts” noted by Fitzgerald, only one team beat the hell out of the other two last year, yet the unmentioned and slighted New Orleans team beat the one victorious “juggernaut”. As usual, the Pack and the Boys get all the pre-season hype, while the reigning Super Bowl champs or other deserving teams don’t get the same cred.

  16. jfdane says: Jul 8, 2010 10:03 AM

    Saints will handle all of those teams easily. and Bun, they DID turn the ball over that many times. Just like they ALWAYS do. So quit crying. Who Dat!

  17. Boudin says: Jul 8, 2010 10:04 AM

    Bun McSticky says:
    July 8, 2010 9:41 AM
    Vikes don’t turn it over 5 times, the game isn’t even close against the Saints.
    —————————
    well no sh*t. and if Drew Brees doesn’t have an off day, the game isn’t even close.

  18. Monk says: Jul 8, 2010 10:06 AM

    If, if, if…you idiots that keep saying that ignore the fact that turnovers are the MAJOR factor in winning in the NFL! The Saints caused more turnovers and didn’t turn the ball over! Result: SUPER BOWL CHAMPS!

  19. IAVikefan says: Jul 8, 2010 10:08 AM

    If we can have less than 6 turnovers this time, the Vikings whoop the Saints ass. Basically, the Vikes whooped their ass last time too… just handed them the ball all gift wrapped and stuff too many times.

  20. florios_mom says: Jul 8, 2010 10:08 AM

    @ Bun McSticky
    But they did. The the Vikes lost.
    Thank you Brett and AP for being your own worst enemies

  21. DasBoot504 says: Jul 8, 2010 10:10 AM

    Brees completes his usual 70% of his passes there would have been no overtime. Best team won, get over it. Played sloppy but still found a way to win…..that’s what great teams do. Great teams win, not point fingers or wonder what could have been. WORLD CHAMPS BABY!!!!!!
    WHODAT?!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not the Vikes!

  22. Reggie'sBush says: Jul 8, 2010 10:11 AM

    They did turn it over 5 times AND lost.
    Get over it. If “ifs” were fifths…

  23. _ROCKSTAR_ says: Jul 8, 2010 10:13 AM

    Turn overs are a part of the game the last I checked. Saints win… get over yourselves.

  24. Fire Ted says: Jul 8, 2010 10:20 AM

    Saints fans, meet the assclown Vikings fans. This is how they roll….bitch and cry about what ifs. Best part is, their QB who was supposed to be their savior, was their downfall.
    signed,
    Packers Fans

  25. Whodatarian9 says: Jul 8, 2010 10:21 AM

    Look whiny Vikes fan, we get it. The Saints were once losers too. Maybe once you stop being losers, you can be champions, like us.
    But seriously i dont care abt whiny vikings fans…what concerns me is that MIKE FLORIO just called somebody out for dissing the Saints…The same Florio who picked the Saints not to make the playoffs, essentially voicing the same point that Fitzgerald made, that Florio doesnt believe we are top-3 either. Pot, meet our Kettle Florio.
    On a side note, I want some of florio’s pot.

  26. Kevin from Philly says: Jul 8, 2010 10:23 AM

    Yes, those juggernaut Cowboys, who’ve won one playoff game in the last decade.

  27. marinofreakout says: Jul 8, 2010 10:24 AM

    hahaah boohoo if they dont turn it over 5 times blahblah blah-the saints forced the most turnovers last year, thats one of the many reasons why they were the best. its a very important team statistic, and if you ignore its significance your team probably wont win a sb.

  28. Bleedingpurple says: Jul 8, 2010 10:31 AM

    No turnovers = a domination just like we did to the boys in the previous week

  29. cwinckler says: Jul 8, 2010 10:32 AM

    All of you guys are missing one point here….the turnovers didnt matter in this game…the NFL from the get go wanted to give the people from NO hope after the Katrina disaster…it was clear…the fumbles had nothing to do with it…the Vikings just helped give the NFL the excuse they needed…Pierre Thomas fumble, no first down…Pierre Thomas TD, clearly not one….interference call, clearly not touched…pass caught by NO receiver, clearly not caught..no one can dispute these events…the Vikings should have handled their business but it was the NFL’s intention to have the Saints in the Super Bowl…WHO DAT! think the Saints weren’t given the game, WHO DAT!

  30. CheeseAttack says: Jul 8, 2010 10:34 AM

    I’m so glad BrINT is not a Green Bay headache anymore and I’m equally proud Aaron Rodgers is the Packer QB of the future. I’m thrilled with Rodgers not only because of his strong arm and accurate touch but also for his courage in being the first openly gay NFL quarterback. Green Bay’s middle name is not exactly tolerance so it says a lot to come out of the closet in Green Bay.
    Go Aaron!
    Go PACK!

  31. prmpft says: Jul 8, 2010 10:34 AM

    yeah – enjoy the bounty of quality passes you’ll catch from leinart fitz…

  32. MrHumble says: Jul 8, 2010 10:38 AM

    How is this news? Everyone (coaches, experts, fans and players) outside of the bayou country realizes the saints season last year was a fluke and not deserving of the respect that saints fans so dearly crave. Saints fans will be quick on their posts, reminding us all that they are the defending SB champs but that is exactly what proves the point. They need to constantly remind the rest of us that they are the SB champs becuz it hurts that everyone else is “dissing” them…..add one of the best wr’s to the list. The saints season last year is akin to the strike shortened season in the nfl where teams used replacement players,,,,,sure the team records etc. are in the books but no one took it seriously…….but hey, saints fans know more than the experts and players don’t they!!!

  33. sven_ftw says: Jul 8, 2010 10:38 AM

    sorry fitz, your team’s still gonna suck next year. hoping that other teams will be equally sucky so that you have a chance at something is unreasonable.
    this guy sure has developed a mouth over the past year.

  34. NOLA's Son says: Jul 8, 2010 10:41 AM

    “Vikes don’t turn it over 5 times, the game isn’t even close against the Saints.”
    Sooooo… the Saints had NOTHING to do with those turnovers I guess. Adrian Peterson recovered at least 2 of his other fumbles… had the Saints recovered those the game wouldn’t have been as close as it was for the Vikes. But NOBODY thinks about that. So much Saints hate its ridiculous.

  35. RBrooks19 says: Jul 8, 2010 10:43 AM

    Even when Kurt Warner turns 80 he will still be 10 times the athlete some jamoke writer from this website ever will be. Fitz knows the Cards will never be favorites so he plays the underdog role.

  36. Ruvell100 says: Jul 8, 2010 10:45 AM

    I sat one row ahead of Fitz at the Twins game two weeks ago. Nice guy. I bought him a Premium but he politely declined, so I just drank them both.
    Just thought I’d share that non-interesting tidbit.

  37. StonerLab says: Jul 8, 2010 10:46 AM

    If I’m Fitzgerald I wouldn’t be worrying about wether Favre comes back or not to the Vikings. I would be MORE worried about my own neighborhood the NFC West. The 49ers are clearly ready to get over in that Division especially after the 49ers swept the Cardinals WITH soon to be HOF’er Warner as the starting QB. Fitz…your QB is now Leinart, good luck with that!

  38. Cmoney20 says: Jul 8, 2010 10:47 AM

    Im amazed that Matt Lienart wasnt somehow trashed in this article. Maybe things are a changin’ over there.

  39. Cmoney20 says: Jul 8, 2010 10:49 AM

    Stonerlab,
    Its easy to pile on Lienz at this point.

  40. bspurloc says: Jul 8, 2010 10:52 AM

    u got blood from stone….
    the topic… totally something he didnt say, might as well read “fitzgerald hopes favre gets aids and spews oil into the gulf.”
    no different.

  41. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 8, 2010 11:03 AM

    Ragnor the Blood axe definitely had the best post on here.
    but mack daddy You’re an idiot..
    “If the Vikings didn’t score any touchdowns the Saints would have beaten them even worse than they did.”
    & if my brother had a chach he’d be my sister.
    the idiocracy makes my brain hurt. I wanna say so many insulting things, my system is on overload..
    its like saying if the saints didnt win they would have lost, or if you jump in the water you’re gonna get wet..
    & still the frustration grows..
    i’d like to beat you to death with a wiffle bat.

  42. AJD says: Jul 8, 2010 11:05 AM

    Typical Florio – making up stuff that ain’t there. I’m sure the Saints are posting that on their bulletin board right now. NOT!

  43. Afternmath17 says: Jul 8, 2010 11:10 AM

    Florio, this is a pathetic fabrication of a story. Fitz is a great guy, don’t put words in his mouth.
    Saints won the SB, Minny lost. Every game has “ifs”, life has “ifs”, get over it and quit crying.
    cWinckler, Detroit looks pretty needy now, you saying the NFL is going to gift wrap a SB to save their city? Get real.
    I can’t wait for Brett to come back, the man is a legend. LEGEND. Haters are just jealous.

  44. Hauschild says: Jul 8, 2010 11:10 AM

    “Favre gets $13 million — $812,500 per game — to play this year. ”
    DUH?!??!
    You think he’s playing for his health?!?!?
    Man, you people want so much to believe that other people – NOT YOU – work because it’s a moral obligation, and then you manage to slam somebody for actually working because they ultimately make money, are productive and love what they do. The hypocrisy, ya know???

  45. clintcooper says: Jul 8, 2010 11:10 AM

    My response to Bun McSticky:
    “Hartley doesn’t make the field goal, the Vikings get the ball back. No question about it.”
    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !

  46. MuskyHunter2542 says: Jul 8, 2010 11:10 AM

    Why do you even ponder passing?! Take a knee and try a 56-yard field goal! This is not Detroit Man! This is the Superbowl!

  47. GBfanForever says: Jul 8, 2010 11:19 AM

    “Vikes don’t turn it over 5 times, the game isn’t even close against the Saints. ”
    So what. If the packers didn’t turn it over twice in the first quarter against the cards that game wouldn’t have been close. The Saints won and got a SB ring, get over it. They were the better team BECAUSE they created 5 turnovers. Winning the turnover battle is part of the game, remember?

  48. pkrlvr says: Jul 8, 2010 11:23 AM

    Fire Ted, that’s hilarious! The Vikings qb got them into the championship game, what’d the packs qb do? One and done. Favre played lights out and made one mistake…..that did NOT cost his team the game. They still had a chance to win after that, unlike Rodgers, who fumbled directly into the hands of a defender who subsequently returned it for the game winning TD. Try looking out of your glass house once in awhile douche.

  49. mattgso says: Jul 8, 2010 11:28 AM

    favre = diva

  50. NJfishfan says: Jul 8, 2010 11:29 AM

    the only juggernaut that the nfl will have to concern themselves with this year are the beasts of the afc east….Miami Dolphins! SuperBowl baby!

  51. ChicagoJo says: Jul 8, 2010 11:33 AM

    Hahahahah I love Vikings fans, ROFL, even 6 months later they simply cannot change they’re tune…
    If they hadn’t scored more points than us, we would’ve won!
    ahahaha thank you, Bun McSticky, comments like that are what tie me over until September(and keep me coming to this site)

  52. David Jeffries says: Jul 8, 2010 11:36 AM

    Hey Bayou Warrior I don’t know if they teach you English in the swamps down yonder but in Minnesota we spell Detroit like so” DETROIT” not Detriot!
    See you and your toothless cousins on Sept 9. SKOL VIKINGS!

  53. Vee says: Jul 8, 2010 11:38 AM

    Hey Packer fans, ya’ll have more experience with the morons from Minnesota. So please tell me, if the Saints beat the crap out of the Vikings in the first game of this upcoming season, will the Vikings fans shut the hell up, or will they just find new excuses &/or continue to live in some dream world of denial? Please tell me they’ll shut up, please?

  54. jay98 says: Jul 8, 2010 11:39 AM

    Troy Smith would be a great fit for Arizona Cardinals at QB they run the same offense as Bmore with a little variance in terminology.

  55. Monk says: Jul 8, 2010 11:46 AM

    CWinckler – That has to be the most asinine comment ever posted! If the NFL is such a conspiracy…why are you a fan! Who do they want to win it this year? The Titans because of the flooding? Or maybe the Browns when they lose Lebron? And i guess you believe the moon landing was a hoax too!

  56. Bob says: Jul 8, 2010 11:50 AM

    “# Bun McSticky says: July 8, 2010 9:41 AM

    Vikes don’t turn it over 5 times, the game isn’t even close against the Saints.”

    But they did, so deal with it. If the Vikings were the better team in that game, then they would have scored more points and thus won the game. A team that turns the ball over five times doesn’t deserve to win.

  57. Emoney says: Jul 8, 2010 11:53 AM

    Vee, they never shut up. They have 41 years of excuses.

  58. sand0 says: Jul 8, 2010 11:56 AM

    Agreed the Saints couldn’t stop the Vikes nor could they consistently advance the ball. Vikes dominated them but handed the ball over too many times. The 3 lost fumbles were actually unforced even. Lucky year for the Saints but in all honesty the Vikes are the only team that dominated them all year in posession and yards so it isn’t like they weren’t deserving. They just played a poor game against the Vikes at home but got lucky anyways.
    On a side note, Ragnar wins this thread with the Serena quote.

  59. David Jeffries says: Jul 8, 2010 12:00 PM

    Hey Vee
    No excuses for our loss in the NFC Championship game. You deserve to win if you play mistake free football. But don’t ever ask a Packer fan a question about VIKINGS fans, we don’t mix.
    This cant be settled with the first game of the year but I’m sure it will be settled when we win it all in 10′. Your team is in the way…enjoy your Super Bowl hangover.
    SKOL VIKINGS

  60. mikemcsaint says: Jul 8, 2010 12:03 PM

    What world do Viking fans live in? Outside of Minnesota no one questions the validity of them being World Champs. Cwinckler, Bun McSticky, and Mr Humble provide their own diatribe with no facts. And again simple minded people of Minnesota, the NFL is all about money and there is no debating this. If the NFL wanted to “fix” an outcome it would have been a ratings bonanza of Brett Favre vs. Peyton Manning. Of course Minnesota fans can’t rationalize this or won’t.

  61. hey804 says: Jul 8, 2010 12:03 PM

    Is it just me or does this seem like the most hyped up opening regular season game ever?

  62. FoF says: Jul 8, 2010 12:06 PM

    “Meanwhile, Fitzgerald thinks Favre will play. “He will be there for sure,” Fitzgerald said. “Who would turn down $13 million? Would you?””
    Favre turned down $20 million he would have gotten for not doing a thing. That was the bribe Ted Thompson offered him to stay retired and not go to Minn to beat him twice a year.

  63. Ralph says: Jul 8, 2010 12:13 PM

    These maroons should learn one of the first lessons of b-boards. Read before you post. Probable all of 3 or 4 original posts here, the rest are restating the obvious in the same words as the guy before.
    Why do I expect a modicum of intelligence?

  64. DH says: Jul 8, 2010 12:19 PM

    Is that a picture of Serena Williams or is that Larry Fitzgerald? I can’t tell…

  65. Foxy_Grandpa says: Jul 8, 2010 12:21 PM

    It amuses me that people consider the Saints a fluke and continue to bash the team and their fans. In the Sean Payton era, this team has always been a force on offense, but after struggling defensively from 06-08, they finall had an agressive defense that forced turnovers and changed games leading to 13 regular season wins and an unblemished playoff run beating three HOF QBs. The offense returns all their starters and they even upgraded the defense during the offseason. If noone wants to consider the Saints a contender, I won’t lose sleep over it, because those are probably the same people who didn’t give them a chance when they finished the season 0-3 going into the playoffs.
    You can complain all you want, but you can’t take away their Super Bowl Trophy.

  66. cwinckler says: Jul 8, 2010 12:32 PM

    My posts are not asinine nor without fact…look I said the Vikings should have handled their business…bottom line…however, the Vikings DID dominate the Saints in that game statisically…everyone knows it…are you people saying that the above sequence of plays I posted didn’t happen? ALL of those plays didn’t happen? Face it, you guys have your trophy..granted…BUT the NFL wanted the Saints in the SB…if not for Katrina…then to reward the longtime owner for keeping them in NO…the only thing that I’m saying is fair is fair

  67. bucc19 says: Jul 8, 2010 12:36 PM

    Favre turned down $20 million he would have gotten for not doing a thing. That was the bribe Ted Thompson offered him to stay retired and not go to Minn to beat him twice a year.
    FYI “fan”…it was not a “bribe”..it was a marketing agreement offered to Favre LOOONNNG before he retired. Murphy and Ted came down to Miss. to see if his retirement was valid..then and ONLY then would he be able to obtain the 20 mill..it was not a “bribe” to stay retired. Get real and and educated…it’s idiots like you who start these lies over the internet.

  68. NOLArules says: Jul 8, 2010 12:38 PM

    Fitz is a stand up guy. did not diss the saints at all. florio, you can do better.
    on a side note, fantastic to see that the SKOL Vikings fans are still biting pillows with the best of them six months later….You have be getting a little sore by now?
    Who Dat!!!!!

  69. Ruvell100 says: Jul 8, 2010 12:40 PM

    I can’t decide who I will be rooting for in this game. Obviously, I never want the Vikings to win…ever. That said, just picture it.
    The Vikings win. Vikings fans in their typical bandwagon fashion crown themselves Super Bowl Champs after Week 1. They show up on every board, some not even related to them indirectly, and trash everything Saint and NO related in typical fashion. They end up starting the year 8-3.
    After a shocking Week 13 loss to Buffalo, they limp into the playoffs at 10-6, playing their worst football of the season at the most critical time. They get a first round pairing with NO in NO, Favre throws 4 picks and they lose handily when it really counts, 38-10. Score aside, it is apparent to Minnesota that the refs, the NFL, the government, the Packers and Osama Bin-Laden rigged the game and that they were screwed and cheated yet again. Also, the Saints play dirty football by…you know…hitting Favre. That can’t be legal…

  70. bucc19 says: Jul 8, 2010 12:41 PM

    Cue the “crying game” song again..the Queen fans are on the internet spewing lies and crying. FYI idiots..don’t you think if the league wanted ratings, they’d of let Bwetty win? Katrina was 5 years ago..go find a real comspiracy..how about telling us who killed Kennedy or something that matters in the world..instead of making up crap about the NFL and Ted Thompson..

  71. Ruvell100 says: Jul 8, 2010 12:43 PM

    Why do the Vikings play in the Dome?
    Answer: God can’t stand to look at that them, either.

  72. Nola5712 says: Jul 8, 2010 12:48 PM

    cwinckler crawl out of whatever backwoods educational facility you’re currently residing in and realize that the saints went to the superbowl because A: they were the better (BEST) team and B: your team effed up too many things. as i saw in another post the other day:
    did the refs force the vikes to turn the ball over a billion times?
    did the refs force the saints to turn the ball over only once? on special teams no less?
    did the refs force the vikes to fumble on their own THREE?
    did the refs force your dinosaur quarterback to throw a terrible pass/interception?
    did the refs allow for a 40 yard return on the opening kickoff of overtime?
    did the refs force your secondary to DROP what would have been a game changing interception after colston (i think it was colston) juggled the ball?
    the saints were penalized more times for around 50+ yards MORE than the vikes so your argument holds no water. on the 4th and 1 pierre thomas jump, the ball DID cross the line of scrimmage. that sliding catch WAS a catch. the only thing you’re right about is the phantom pass interference. THAT’S IT. DONE. go cry to someone who cares.

  73. Eric Q says: Jul 8, 2010 12:48 PM

    Vikings suck. Deal with it.

  74. Cannon says: Jul 8, 2010 12:52 PM

    Keep it real Fitz. I honestly dont think he left the Aints out on purpose. He probably just forgot to mention them because they arent that good. As far as Brett “screw the pack” Favre goes we all allready know he will be back. $13 mill and the most talented team in the league is pretty good insentive.

  75. scomibord says: Jul 8, 2010 1:00 PM

    CWINKLER ALLYOU ARE DOING IS CRYING GET OVER THE LOSS A NEW SEASON IS ABOUT TO START THATS WHY MINN HAS NEVER WON A CHAMPIONSHIP, BY THE TIME THEY DO GET TO THE TITLE GAME, THEY ARE SO FOCUSED ON WHAT THEY PERCIEVE AS SLIGHTS FROM YEARS PAST, THEY GET THEIR ASSES HANDED TO THEM

  76. Reggie'sBush says: Jul 8, 2010 1:02 PM

    Ralph says:
    July 8, 2010 12:13 PM
    These maroons should learn one of the first lessons of b-boards. Read before you post. Probable all of 3 or 4 original posts here, the rest are restating the obvious in the same words as the guy before.
    Why do I expect a modicum of intelligence?
    ^^^^^^
    Actually buddy, I think it has more to do with comments not being posted right away, when I submitted my comment there was only 1 reply. I might of been the 6000th person to make fun of Bun McSticky and his R.L. Stein “make your own story” book of what ifs

  77. c.carterhof says: Jul 8, 2010 1:07 PM

    Keep dreaming Ruvell.

  78. stadanko says: Jul 8, 2010 1:12 PM

    Matt Leinart. Enough said.

  79. vikingsuperbowls=0 says: Jul 8, 2010 1:17 PM

    vikings suck, saints are gonna be not as good and the packers heading to disney (b)land
    p.s. Bears suck
    p.p.s vikings really suck
    p.p.p.s favre can get bent

  80. cwinckler says: Jul 8, 2010 1:21 PM

    Nola 5712…go see a doctor, you are blind or learn the rules of the game…4th and 1 call…ball HAS it be controlled..it WASNT…sliding catch…hit the ground…sorry…your SB win while a win, was given to you…the fact that all you Aints fans are posting on here proves the fact that you believe it too….you are the worst franchise in the history of the NFL as far as winning percentage…deal with it…WHO DAT think that their SB wasn’t given to them WHO DAT! LOL!…a stupid backwoods saying!

  81. jimmySee says: Jul 8, 2010 1:21 PM

    “cwinckler says:
    July 8, 2010 10:32 AM
    All of you guys are missing one point here….the turnovers didnt matter in this game…the NFL from the get go wanted to give the people from NO hope after the Katrina disaster…it was clear…the fumbles had nothing to do with it…the Vikings just helped give the NFL the excuse they needed…Pierre Thomas fumble, no first down…Pierre Thomas TD, clearly not one….interference call, clearly not touched…pass caught by NO receiver, clearly not caught..no one can dispute these events…the Vikings should have handled their business but it was the NFL’s intention to have the Saints in the Super Bowl…WHO DAT! think the Saints weren’t given the game, WHO DAT!”
    Man oh man — the conspiracy theorists are out again. Must be a full moon. Get out the tin foil hats.

  82. saintswhodi says: Jul 8, 2010 1:29 PM

    I sent in a comment about how Florio fabrica…err…writes these Vikes/Saints type discussions to keep traffic flowing and drive comments and surprise, surprise, it’s not posted.

  83. moezilla says: Jul 8, 2010 1:30 PM

    Ruvell100 says:
    ” a first round pairing with NO in NO, Favre throws 4 picks and they lose handily when it really counts, 38-10. Score aside, it is apparent to Minnesota that the refs, the NFL, the government, the Packers and Osama Bin-Laden rigged the game and that they were screwed and cheated yet again. ”
    ———————————————————–
    Thanks for the reminder! I’m going to flip ahead in my 2010 Viking Cheerleader Calendar and mark that game date down.
    I’m sure by then, I’ll have something else to whine, bitch, complain about.
    “GO” uhhh… “PURPLE!”

  84. Foxy_Grandpa says: Jul 8, 2010 1:46 PM

    cwinckler says:
    July 8, 2010 1:21 PM
    “WHO DAT think that their SB wasn’t given to them WHO DAT! LOL!…”
    -The league didn’t go 13-3 during the regular season and earn home field during the playoffs
    -The league didn’t blow out the Cardinals in the first playoff game 45-14
    -The league didn’t fumble inside the redzone, put 12 men on the field, or throw the interception on the drive that COULD have decided the game
    -The league didn’t complete a Super Bowl record 32 passes or intercept Peyton Manning for a TD
    Whether you like it or not, think they deserved it or not, think they earned it or not, at the end of the day, the Lombardi still resides in New Orleans.

  85. jordanv says: Jul 8, 2010 1:59 PM

    Oh no don’t say anything about Brett Favre!! Brett Favre is the greatest ever, and NO ONE IS ALLOWED an opinion!! I’m glad he said it, he echoed the sentiments of probably 75% of the NFL fans…I’m sick of Brett Favre, and all the bullshit of “will he, won’t he play”. Make a decision and stick with it, the only thing worse than the media wanting to give Brett Favre blowjobs, is watching the same exact kind of coverage going to LeBron James!!

  86. Fred Finstad says: Jul 8, 2010 1:59 PM

    Vikes don’t turn it over 5 times, the game isn’t even close against the Saints.
    “If the Cat didn’t stop to scratch his balls, crossing the street, he wouldn’t have been run over by the truck.”
    If! If! If! If!!??? …Thats all you typical Queen Fans lean on. Sorry bunch of HAMMERHEADS!!!!!

  87. okemon says: Jul 8, 2010 2:03 PM

    to other viking fans…..im a vikings fan too … get over it the saints beat us they won the superbowl…..
    I still enjoyed last season and I still enjoyed the title game. it was a great game. we did fumble a lot we came back after each one. we marched down at the end of the fourth quarter and had the game in hand… it was an incredible loss. we went from a sure victory snuffing our all life on the sidelines to giving them hope and the momentum to carry the ball in overtime to win. the 12 men in the huddle was the critical play… not the turnovers and not the last turnover. no one on the bench saw the 12 men in the huddle? no one the field saw it? they were suppose to catch that…. the team and the coaches celebrated in their own minds too soon. and it bit them.
    I still think we had a great season last year. the saints deserve the title and all of the other in the nfl fell short.
    Congrats saints, and go vikes.

  88. Nola5712 says: Jul 8, 2010 2:09 PM

    cwinckler
    nothing was given to us…except the ball when we kept knocking it out of viqueen player’s hands. hey i’ll take our winning percentage because that includes our 100% win percentage in the SUPERBOWL. something you purple fecal eaters are a whopping ZERO% in. enjoy being spiteful, bitter, delusional, and purple. i’ll kiss the lombardi for you.

  89. besdayz says: Jul 8, 2010 2:12 PM

    its amusing to watch the bitter emerge and die a slow death. and this notion that saints are getting desperate to assert their chmshp b/c they realize everyone is dissing them and it bothers them?
    LOL
    they look really bothered at mardi gras and ring ceremony…..if this is what pain and angst feels like then let it keep coming.
    what it really says is that winners are envied. says more about the weaknesses of others than anything else. i think it hurts vikings fans that unlike most superbowl teams in recent history, the saints aren’t hated. in fact people like them more.
    i would have had sympathy for a team that lost the way the vikings did–the saints have a long history of such bitter memories and can certainly relate. but when you persist in you idiocy like some tea-party birther, you should be put out of your misery.
    while i don’t think they are the best organization per se, but if you consider that those other teams–boston, new york, la, chicago–all have double or triple the operating budget of the saints then you might be impressed at how they match up pound for pound. its a victory for all small market teams and it just burns those jaded miserable envious pukes.

  90. besdayz says: Jul 8, 2010 2:25 PM

    i also love this dismissal of the saints as some fluke. you can really separate the passer-by espn fan from the truly knowledgeable. saints have had the top offense for almost 4 yrs running. they got a competent DC. they won. smartest coach this side of belicheck.
    they have the youngest core in the nfc(when you remove guys like john carney, jason kyle (LS), and brunell)
    young guys just entering their prime:
    colston, thomas, evans, henderson, vilma, porter, ellis.
    will be a shock to your conspiracy theories when this team competes for years for another title as the vikings grow old and wither away, the cowboys “find themselves”, cardinals have no QB. Packers have most upside probably, but unless they seriously retool that D, no way i can see them stop the saints passing game–brees would 400yd 5 td.
    that they came out of nowhere last year just means you weren’t paying attention all yr.
    btw, ring ceremony opening night superdome after first superbowl—no way vikings win that game…..NO WAY.
    if you think so then you have no idea how human emotion works and i pray for your unhappy soul

  91. Repojam says: Jul 8, 2010 2:25 PM

    Cannon says:
    July 8, 2010 12:52 PM
    Keep it real Fitz. I honestly dont think he left the Aints out on purpose. He probably just forgot to mention them because they arent that good. As far as Brett “screw the pack” Favre goes we all allready know he will be back. $13 mill and the most talented team in the league is pretty good insentive.

  92. Ilovefoolsball says: Jul 8, 2010 2:38 PM

    The Saints beat the Cardinals mercilessly.
    The Saints beat Brett Favre mercilessly.
    The Saints beat the Colts by two touchdowns.
    The Saints won 13 games in the regular season.
    The Saints had the #1 offense in the league the last 3 out of 4 years.
    The Saints finally had a turnover hungry defense to feed the offense more possessions.
    The Saints beat 3 future hall of fame QB’s in the post season:Warner, Favre, Manning.
    The Saints were underdogs from the start and beat the critics.
    No one wants to believe that the Saints won the Championship game because it goes against all logic that you’ve all known since you were little boys.
    Well get use to it, they are the DEFENDING Superbowl Champions.
    By claiming that they won’t repeat you’re sure going out on a limb considering that returning to the superbowl after you won it the previous year is a very rare occurrence in this league.
    Bold boys you all are.
    12 men in the huddle.
    5 turnovers.
    1 costly interception = vikings loss, it’s really that simple.
    I just don’t get why do you ponder passing?
    The Saints won with those turnovers, the vikings didn’t deserve that win.

  93. JimmySmith says: Jul 8, 2010 2:47 PM

    I gather from these comments that the Saints fans are just coming to the realization that Viking fans are a bunch of excuse making crybabies. Anybody from Wisconsin could have told you that before the championship game, it just gave them a new bunch of excuses after that game.
    BrINT is free to do anything he wants but if he does retire now, there is one record that will likely never be broken. Can any other QB go to two consecutive NFC championship games and have the last pass they throw end up an INT? I seriously doubt it, maybe BrINT can do it again this year and make it three years in a row.

  94. SmackDaPack says: Jul 8, 2010 3:01 PM

    I must reluctantly admit that the Bi-Queens have a excellent team, but you live by the sword, you die by the sword. The two best offensive players on the team are turnover machines. Despite Favre’s uncharacteristic discretion in the regular season a Minnesota fan can’t be surprised they coughed the ball up, especially in the postseason. Here is hoping Brett ends another season with a horrible decision, to break his own all time NFL record in that statistic.

  95. pervy harvin says: Jul 8, 2010 3:16 PM

    Saints suck,he knows it…we all know it. 8-8 for the Aints

  96. scomibord says: Jul 8, 2010 3:32 PM

    “cwinckler says: worst winning percentage ever. what is minnys superbowl winning percentage 0%saints 100% deal with it!!!!!!

  97. Vee says: Jul 8, 2010 3:34 PM

    Okeman (see his comments above) is like John the Baptist: “the voice of one crying out in the wilderness”. He might be the only Vikings fan that has a realistic view of how things actually work down here on what the rest of us call, Planet Earth. Thanks, Okeman, and I’d wish your team all the best, if not for the rest of the whining Minnesota fan base that can’t take a loss like a man.

  98. besdayz says: Jul 8, 2010 3:38 PM

    if anything what favre and vikings did last yr was flukish…
    won on a hail mary
    baltimore and carolina missed easy fgs to blow a game
    and your offensive philosophy is apparently let brett chuck it and see what happens…..
    in the clutch AP is a liability…
    defense is good but how long the williams wall last? and the secondary is getting old and hurt…..

  99. FoF says: Jul 8, 2010 4:11 PM

    bucc19,
    If you belive that I got some ocean front property in New Mexico I want to sell ya real cheap.

  100. Bious says: Jul 8, 2010 4:16 PM

    Considering the Saints embarrassed the Cards and got a ring that they have never gotten….he seems quite jealous

  101. bucc19 says: Jul 8, 2010 4:37 PM

    You don’t read the facts do you..typical..only beleive what you want to..if you believe Butt was “bribed” I have some ski property in Guam. Idiot

  102. artieblanksucsbigD says: Jul 8, 2010 4:57 PM

    stroke them Florio, u know all u have to do is mention Saints/Vikings in a post- same people post the same comments all the time. Making that coin is what it’s all about. U hammer and hammer about a Saints SB hangover, however it seems to me the Vikings have a hangover also.
    After the game Sept.9, people will say ” WHO is that running so fast leaving the DOME?” OH thats just “FLORIO GUMP” leaving before he”s recognized. He’s a Vikings fan.

  103. PackersPackFudge 8==D says: Jul 8, 2010 6:33 PM

    I had no idea that the Saints got their stupid ass cheer from the Waterboy movie… Remember when Bobby Boucher hits the quarterback for the very first time and he wakes up from unconsciousness and says… “who dat? who der?” haha…. that movie makes fun of Louisiana so bad… what a bunch of rednecks.

  104. nworleanswhodat4life says: Jul 8, 2010 7:43 PM

    YOU OLE SORRY VIKS EXCUSE ME SIKES FANS NEED TO GET OVER IT. YALL FUMBLED 6 TIMES,WITH 5 TURNOVERS.YOU LOST GET OVER IT TRY AGAIN NEXT TIME.SAINTS HAD THE QUATER BACK WITH THE BEST PASSER RATING FOR 4 YEARS AND YARDS.FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON TILL THE END THEY EXECUTED PERIOD.DEFENSE CAUSED THE MOST TURNOVERS IN THE NFL AND OFFENSE WAS NUMBER SINCE 05.SO HOW WAS THAT LUCK SIKES FANS.

  105. HotAirNBullShiggity says: Jul 8, 2010 8:19 PM

    Vikes fans will always cry when their 50th anniversary comes up next year and they haven’t NEVER won a Super Bowl. So Sorry. 2 Dat!!

  106. chimp says: Jul 8, 2010 8:27 PM

    THE NFL LET THE SAINTS WIN BECAUSE OF KATRINA (LOL) WELL LOOK LIKE (WE) WILL BE WINNING AGAIN THX TO (BP and the NFL) Listen Vikes fans and the rest of football the world. the only excuse to losing is to accept the lost. So on behave of all of the Vike fan and the other remainding 30 teams I ACCEPT your lost for you (GO SAINTS AND THE WHO DAT NATON)

  107. vikings=worstfranchiseandfans says: Jul 8, 2010 8:55 PM

    I swear, have you ever heard such whiny little girls like ALL these viking “fans?”
    They seem to have this ostentation that they are the best in the NFL and they should automatically be crowned Superbowl champs.
    You people are fools.
    Oh, and a laughing stock too!

  108. rfbujol says: Jul 8, 2010 11:32 PM

    Well Bun McStickey. They did have 5 turnovers. And they did lose. The Saints have been on that side if the ball many times. It was our year. Let us rejoice and be glad! WHO DAT!!!!!

  109. c.carterhof says: Jul 8, 2010 11:34 PM

    besdayz says:
    July 8, 2010 3:38 PM
    if anything what favre and vikings did last yr was flukish…
    won on a hail mary
    baltimore and carolina missed easy fgs to blow a game
    and your offensive philosophy is apparently let brett chuck it and see what happens…..
    in the clutch AP is a liability…
    defense is good but how long the williams wall last? and the secondary is getting old and hurt…..
    =============
    We did have a couple lucky wins, 49ers and Ravens. We lost the Carolina game.
    We also lost a couple that we shoulda won, but luck went to the other team. Against the Bears when we tied it at the end of regulation, that TD would have won it if not for a missed PAT earlier in the game. Then there was the Steeler game, a short pass to Taylor tipped off his hands right into a Steeler, a fluke play.
    Your post is nonsense. If the offense is that simplistic, I dont believe we woulda won 13 games. The williams wall will last this year, and we will find someone to fill in for Pat. We are also very deep on the D-line, best in the league.

  110. acers says: Jul 9, 2010 12:30 AM

    Yo Ruvell100:
    Why do the packers play outside?
    Because God needs someplace to pee…….

  111. besdayz says: Jul 9, 2010 2:18 AM

    We did have a couple lucky wins, 49ers and Ravens. We lost the Carolina game.
    We also lost a couple that we shoulda won, but luck went to the other team. Against the Bears when we tied it at the end of regulation, that TD would have won it if not for a missed PAT earlier in the game. Then there was the Steeler game, a short pass to Taylor tipped off his hands right into a Steeler, a fluke play.
    Your post is nonsense. If the offense is that simplistic, I dont believe we woulda won 13 games. The williams wall will last this year, and we will find someone to fill in for Pat. We are also very deep on the D-line, best in the league.
    =====================================
    you’re offense is not simplistic just short lasting. i don’t see a long term plan there enough to be confident for multiple runs in the future. you have tavaris jackson as the fallback, even the most blinded diehard would pause on that.
    1. if favre makes it through the year without dropoff again at that age it will be shocking. tough to tempt father time twice….
    2. williams wall will be there sure. its your best asset. how old is pat williams btw? 37? isn’t there the looming suspension there as well? will you be able to retain ray edwards beyond this year?
    3. who are your opening day corners?
    not griffin. acl (see overtime new orleans)
    sheppard- when was the last time he was good?
    winnfield too old
    , sapp, allen….suck (see overtime new orleans)
    cook rookie
    4. didn’t draft a safety….
    5. good oline and good rbs but peterson has a strange habit of fumbling and more importantly getting hit behind the LOS…..so many negative carries for such a superstar…..
    6. head coach = pedophile
    7. longest superbowl-Less franchise in nfl.
    8. good luck

  112. scra22 says: Jul 9, 2010 10:19 AM

    Let’s see, since 1996, the Saints have more Super Bowl wins than the Cowboys, Packers, and Vikings combined. (1> 0+0+0).
    I can understand how people still weirdly view the Cowboys/Packers as juggernauts since they did have their time of glory (last seen in the mid-90s, but still), but the Vikings? Really Larry?

  113. scra22 says: Jul 9, 2010 10:25 AM

    “IAVikefan says:
    July 8, 2010 10:08 AM
    If we can have less than 6 turnovers this time, the Vikings whoop the Saints”
    I love how you guys think you are SO MUCH BETTER than the Saints. The Saints lost to the Bucs last season, almost lost to the Redskins — they had some bad games. Does NOT mean that the Redskins or Bucs were a better team or that they would “whoop” them the next time they play. Get over yourselves, you’re setting yourself up for a letdown September 9.

  114. scra22 says: Jul 9, 2010 10:58 AM

    “I had no idea that the Saints got their stupid cheer from the Waterboy movie… ”
    Um, try again? Who Dat’s been around for much longer than that stupid movie.

  115. dvdman says: Jul 9, 2010 4:00 PM

    This for the Viking fans “still” crying about the loss to the Saints and the turnovers.
    Yeah and I if would have only looked like Brad Pitt I’d be married to Anjolina Jolie. You guys need to let it go. It’s said and done. The Saints won the game because they were and still probably are the BETTER team. They have a better chance of repeating in my opinion then any team has had in the NFL in recent memory. Their offense alone will be beat 90% of the defenses in the league. Any support from their defense/special teams is just icing on the cake.

  116. geauxtigers1989 says: Jul 9, 2010 4:24 PM

    I laugh hysterically at all of these stupid Vikings fans. The better team won. Get over it.

  117. djrox says: Jul 9, 2010 4:27 PM

    That article is as useful as Fitzgerald is on a 2009 fantasy football roster.
    As to the whining, diapered, ninny, Viking fans in this thread, if you could please direct me…or anyone for the matter, to a picture of an authentic Super Bowl Ring with a stupid Norsemen’s horn anywhere in sight, I’d be glad to welcome you to the exclusive club reserved for cities with an NFL Championship team.
    Four time losers foster loser fans. Maybe you should challenge your Buffalo brethren and seek the award for donating the most Superbowl Champs clothing that never made it to market…because the winners’ gear was sold and the viking gear became formal wear in Somalia, Bangledesh, and Minnetonka.
    P.S. Didn’t you viking fans also elect his guy http://www.collegeinsider.com/angela/images/lento-jesse.jpg to be your governor? You have no credibility left.

  118. BIG HARSHNESS says: Jul 9, 2010 5:25 PM

    If the Vikings wouldn’t have lost their 4 Superbowl appearances they would have more rings than the Saints.
    LOL

  119. PackersPackFudge 8==D says: Jul 9, 2010 5:30 PM

    chimp says:
    July 8, 2010 8:27 PM
    THE NFL LET THE SAINTS WIN BECAUSE OF KATRINA (LOL) WELL LOOK LIKE (WE) WILL BE WINNING AGAIN THX TO (BP and the NFL) Listen Vikes fans and the rest of football the world. the only excuse to losing is to accept the lost. So on behave of all of the Vike fan and the other remainding 30 teams I ACCEPT your lost for you (GO SAINTS AND THE WHO DAT NATON)
    ======================
    Wow… spoken like a true gentlman with a Louisiana education…. Did you even make it past fifth grade??

  120. c.carterhof says: Jul 9, 2010 6:15 PM

    OK,
    1. if favre makes it through the year without dropoff again at that age it will be shocking. tough to tempt father time twice….

    Thats what evreyone said last year.
    2. williams wall will be there sure. its your best asset. how old is pat williams btw? 37? isn’t there the looming suspension there as well? will you be able to retain ray edwards beyond this year?

  121. rickvaldez says: Jul 9, 2010 9:52 PM

    chimp says:
    July 8, 2010 8:27 PM
    THE NFL LET THE SAINTS WIN BECAUSE OF KATRINA (LOL) WELL LOOK LIKE (WE) WILL BE WINNING AGAIN THX TO (BP and the NFL) Listen Vikes fans and the rest of football the world. the only excuse to losing is to accept the lost. So on behave of all of the Vike fan and the other remainding 30 teams I ACCEPT your lost for you (GO SAINTS AND THE WHO DAT NATON)
    All I can say is WOW… Do they have any schools left down in that s#!thole.

  122. HotAirNBullShiggity says: Jul 10, 2010 6:55 PM

    In overtime Kicker, Hartley was seen getting his “pep talk” from Coach P.
    Suspense cause the Vikes mouths to open as they drop to one knee.
    Cause His kick down the pipe, hit the fleur-de-frickin-lis.
    As the final play ended,
    The Vikings were shaking cold and clammy,
    They were last seen on the sideline crying into a shammy,
    Cursing their miscues, They said were a whammy.
    AS THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS told them BYE and HEADED OFF TO MIAMI!!
    “Oh, One more thing Vikes, before You go home.”
    “When You finish crying, turn out the lights in the Super Dome.”
    “Mr Commissioner, Mr Commissioner, please change the OT rule.
    Them Saints done kicked a field goal and made us look like a fool”.
    Be at the Louisiana Superdome on Sept 9, to see the Saints vs the Vikings in the first NFL game of the season. The Super Bowl XLIV banner will be raised during this game. The Vikings will get to experience the euphoria also.

  123. Tetsuo says: Jul 12, 2010 9:33 PM

    Posted by Mike “Cardinal Hater” Florio on July 8, 2010 9:36 AM ET

  124. mike337 says: Jul 13, 2010 2:55 PM

    Turnovers are part of the game, people! What if Donovan Mcnabb didn’t throw 6 interceptions against the Pats in the Super Bowl? What if Favre doesn’t throw a pick right to…how many guys in his interception-riddled career? What if, what if, what if!!! This is not badmitton, okay!! The Saints led the league in takeaways so there you have it! swallow your damn medicine and get over it!!

  125. rodnacious says: Jul 14, 2010 11:25 PM

    to TB2010
    Few thought that the Saints were ready to take home the Super Bowl 44 trophy – we laughed and waited for that faithful day.
    The Saints are better this year than they were last year. Coaching makes the difference and the coaching staff of the New Orleans has proven themselves up to the challenge – the Saints will be there in the thick of things.

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