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Dan Hampton: Vikings should hit New Orleans "like Katrina"

There are TV analysts who choose their words poorly, there are people who really stick their feet in their mouths, and then there’s Dan Hampton.

Hampton, the Hall of Fame Chicago Bears defensive lineman, made what will (I hope) go down as the most offensive comment of the 2010 football season when he was previewing Thursday’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints for the Pro Football Weekly television show.

Said Hampton, “The Vikings need to go down there and hit that town like Katrina.”

Wow.

I really can’t imagine what on earth made Hampton think a Hurricane Katrina reference was a clever line to insert into his prediction for a game being played in New Orleans, but I feel confident saying that Hampton will open next week’s show with an apology.

If he’s on next week’s show at all.

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  1. SCgentleman98 says: Sep 5, 2010 2:18 PM

    Yeah… I sense a public apology coming LOL

  2. BigBear123 says: Sep 5, 2010 2:19 PM

    Typical ViQueen full of class.

  3. BigBear123 says: Sep 5, 2010 2:20 PM

    Paging Jesse Jackson.
    …..
    Paging Jesse Jackson.
    Can’t wait for this to turn into a racist comment somehow.

  4. Nemesis says: Sep 5, 2010 2:21 PM

    He’s just saying what we all wish we could say in this hyper-sensitive, ultra-PC world.

  5. BaltimoreSports says: Sep 5, 2010 2:21 PM

    Classy

  6. Krow says: Sep 5, 2010 2:22 PM

    People are way too sensitive. It’s football. Grow a pair.

  7. pilot08 says: Sep 5, 2010 2:22 PM

    Saints are going to destroy the Vikings.
    Go Panthers

  8. Alexsiev says: Sep 5, 2010 2:22 PM

    I am sure Brett Favre loves this guy now, what with being from Mississippi.

  9. KingJoe! says: Sep 5, 2010 2:23 PM

    Yes WOW! I usually dismiss the reactions to these off-handed comments announcers and the like say as people being just way to sensitive. However, I can not imagine anyone at this juncture thinking that the death of a city is a reasonable comparison.(unless it involves the comparison to an equally as horrific disaster) While an apology is expected, he really should be fired.

  10. Qoojo says: Sep 5, 2010 2:23 PM

    Another pansy gets offended.

  11. sven_ftw says: Sep 5, 2010 2:24 PM

    while i hope my vikes put a beating on them, i hope it’s not a katrina repeat.
    last thing we need is more people shooting at children’s hospital helicopters, and the type of people flooding my “welcoming” hometown that leads to multiple rape cases in the astrodome, and skyrocketing crime rates… not to mention the skyrocketing aids cases.

  12. jebdamone says: Sep 5, 2010 2:24 PM

    i have no problem with those comments.

  13. BuckeyeBengal says: Sep 5, 2010 2:24 PM

    Epic fail.

  14. NFLFollower says: Sep 5, 2010 2:24 PM

    that is one of those times you hear it and you instantly know it was the wrong thing to say. Sad thing is, he probably had it planned….talk about lacking an internal filter.

  15. Bears123 says: Sep 5, 2010 2:25 PM

    I thought it was clever. Probably not the nicest thing to say…but certainly clever

  16. jackers252 says: Sep 5, 2010 2:26 PM

    Kudos for going with this story. Despicable to use a national disaster in a football reference.
    There are reasons you don’t hear jokes about 9/11 and such from “respected” professionals.
    I hope he is let go or fined heavily with the money going to a Hurricane Katrina fund.

  17. Livinginclip says: Sep 5, 2010 2:26 PM

    I chuckled In fact, I liked it.

  18. pacstud says: Sep 5, 2010 2:26 PM

    “If he’s on next week’s show at all.”
    Well boys, they keep putting Florio in front of a camera, so anything’s possible.

  19. Bjorno says: Sep 5, 2010 2:26 PM

    What a dumbass…

  20. Bjorno says: Sep 5, 2010 2:27 PM

    # BigBear123 says: September 5, 2010 2:19 PM
    Typical ViQueen full of class.
    Umm… he was a former BEARS DEFENSIVE LINEMAN.

  21. durno99 says: Sep 5, 2010 2:28 PM

    Here we go again! Let’s all feel sorry for New Orleans and give them every call so they can make it back to the Super Bowl and we can all feel good. And then maybe let them again host the first game next year so we all can feel good again. At what point do we start to treat that city and TEAM just like everyone else? Every one goes through crisis and yes feel for those people but this is getting old! MOVE ON!!!!!

  22. gbditka says: Sep 5, 2010 2:28 PM

    Way to go Dan, thanks for proving that “representing the NFL in a positive fashion” is not a Hall of Fame requirement! Be careful, Roger Goodell may take that Yellow Blazer for 6 weeks (but an apology may get it back in 4)
    You showed as much class as a fart in church!

  23. Hailskinzz says: Sep 5, 2010 2:28 PM

    He’s fired

  24. Moonunit says: Sep 5, 2010 2:28 PM

    So you can compare the way your teams play to a war but not a natural disaster.
    Some people have very thin skin.

  25. Play4Blood says: Sep 5, 2010 2:29 PM

    I live in Katrina’s stomping ground, and I like that statement. I think it would have been better coming from a team captain, but it was still a good line.
    There’s nothing really offensive about it. Buncha pansies.

  26. Boudin says: Sep 5, 2010 2:29 PM

    so i guess it’s ok to say that the Saints should crush the Vikings like a falling bridge?
    no, of course it isn’t.
    do you think Dan Hampton would like to repeat his comments in front of the Super Dome crowd this Thursday?
    no, of course he wouldn’t.

  27. Zaggs says: Sep 5, 2010 2:30 PM

    So the vikes are going to hit them like the Saints have no idea whats coming and once they do wont bother to get out of the way?

  28. Route36West says: Sep 5, 2010 2:31 PM

    who cares stop being so sensitive I have heard a 1,000 comedians make jokes relating to hurricane Katrina and dont here people crying over it.
    I dont see how someone so sensitive can be a football fan it doesnt match. Football is a right wing can of sport safe all the leftist hypocricy for a game like soccer.
    Florio’s crew has problems with people joking about katrina but can stand by and watch there boss use ailments like lupus as a joke once a week. Hypocrite.

  29. Nosredna says: Sep 5, 2010 2:31 PM

    Of course…….
    Ho hum posts about the Vikings get buried along with other posts that are put up out of order (don’t believe me, start checking time stamps people)
    ……but when something like this comes along, of course it gets put right up on top………

  30. DailyNorseman says: Sep 5, 2010 2:31 PM

    If he had said something similar about the Vikings, none of you would have any problem with it.
    Hypocrites.

  31. Route36West says: Sep 5, 2010 2:32 PM

    more people died from lupus or polio then Katrina.

  32. Playmaker's Dealer says: Sep 5, 2010 2:32 PM

    If you really have a problem w/ it, blame the producers–that show likely isn’t live, which means they could re-shot that short prediction sequence, no problem.
    Hampton is just an f’n meathead, what do you expect…besides a worn out, ex-player cliche.

  33. FloriosHairHat says: Sep 5, 2010 2:32 PM

    Saints are gonna leave Brent Farfe looking like the lower Ninth Ward

  34. Boudin says: Sep 5, 2010 2:33 PM

    would anyone get mad if some talking head something about going 9/11 on the Giants?
    of course they would. this isn’t about “growing a pair”.

  35. Play4Blood says: Sep 5, 2010 2:33 PM

    The real offense is the continued promotion of the nonsense that New Orleans actually took the brunt of Katrina. New Orleans got jammed by poorly built levees and the backside winds of the storm. Mississippi is where the storm actually hit and did most of its damage. You want to talk about offensive, talk about that.

  36. NFreakinL says: Sep 5, 2010 2:34 PM

    Come on people! He’s not saying/laughing about going down to New Orleans and drowning people, he’s saying to hit them hard, make them remember.
    Although, he should have come up with something more PC, this comment is more for sitting at a bar, not national TV.
    Maybe “The Vikes will drop the Saits faster than BP’s stock.”?

  37. NationalFelonLeague.com © says: Sep 5, 2010 2:34 PM

    The fact the city is still recovering from Katrina is why it is going to be blown out of proportion.
    Can’t see him staying on this year, might be back after a long vacation or next year, but it isn’t something that you “just say.” Imagine he had it planned to get his name mentioned and hype his show.
    He will get his wish, just might not end up the way he imagined.
    Look for New Orleans mayor and LA Governor to start calling for him to get punished. Don’t see this going well or being brushed off as a PC stunt.

  38. jimmySee says: Sep 5, 2010 2:35 PM

    Bad taste and thoughtlessness should never be excused by resorting to the “PC” cliche.

  39. Brewdogg says: Sep 5, 2010 2:35 PM

    While I like the sentiment as far as how the Vikings need to play, the reference was completely out of line. Doesn’t he know how shallow and easily riled them NO people are? I mean, really, that’s like proposing to build a muslim cultural center near the base of the former World Trade Center, or saying the F-name in Wisconsin…..
    Seriously, there are going to be thousands of people screaming about this, but listen to the guy. That comment wasn’t premeditated, he was searching for the words to use, and he probably regretted saying them as soon as they left his mouth. So everyone ease back and control your urge to cry for his head.

  40. Dolfan34 says: Sep 5, 2010 2:35 PM

    Pretty insensitive comment from the big man. These guys need to be smarter than that.

  41. jrhsd says: Sep 5, 2010 2:36 PM

    Hampton = Randy Moss
    MDS = Joe Buck

  42. Play4Blood says: Sep 5, 2010 2:36 PM

    # durno99 says: September 5, 2010 2:28 PM
    Here we go again! Let’s all feel sorry for New Orleans and give them every call so they can make it back to the Super Bowl and we can all feel good. And then maybe let them again host the first game next year so we all can feel good again. At what point do we start to treat that city and TEAM just like everyone else? Every one goes through crisis and yes feel for those people but this is getting old! MOVE ON!!!!!
    ——————————————————
    9-11 led to a several year stretch of the patriots getting every call. I doubt the Saints will get that same commitment from the league office, but one never knows.

  43. BigBear123 says: Sep 5, 2010 2:36 PM

    # Bjorno says: September 5, 2010 2:27 PM
    # BigBear123 says: September 5, 2010 2:19 PM
    Typical ViQueen full of class.
    Umm… he was a former BEARS DEFENSIVE LINEMAN.
    ——————-
    He is rooting for the ViQueens.
    Typical ViQueen fan.
    Congratulations on your new most commented story for the week.

  44. philwauke says: Sep 5, 2010 2:37 PM

    People are way too sensitive. It’s football. Grow a pair.
    ————————————————–
    Yeah close to 1500 people died but go ahead and be trivial about it.
    Also don’t come on here bitching thursday when your tackle football qb gets tackled.

  45. 34_Fan_4_Life says: Sep 5, 2010 2:37 PM

    Farts in church are cool, douchebag.
    I think Hampton was trying to say that he hopes the Saints aren’t prepared, just like New Orleans wasn’t.

  46. The Nomad says: Sep 5, 2010 2:37 PM

    For all here who don’t find this offensive, what about these?
    The Vikings should hit New York like a 747.
    The Vikings should hit San Francisco like an earthquake.
    The Vikings should hit Houston like Hurricane Ike.
    The Saints should hit Minnesota like a collapsed bridge.

  47. Matt Cribbin says: Sep 5, 2010 2:38 PM

    ‘You showed as much class as a fart in church!”
    is a stronger similie than ” . . . hit New Orleans like Katrina.” I mean, Katrina devastated New Orleans and this guy’s laughing about it? And it’s so obvious and uninventive.

  48. Raven Adam says: Sep 5, 2010 2:38 PM

    I see nothing wrong with this comment.. its been how long? seriously clean up the shitty city.. and move on.. stop the whole “Oh feel sorry for us” bull sh*t .. I hope the Vikings go down to New Orleans thursday hit it like Katrina and wait for it.. wait for it.. Rock them like Haiti

  49. sven_ftw says: Sep 5, 2010 2:38 PM

    # Bjorno says: September 5, 2010 2:27 PM
    # BigBear123 says: September 5, 2010 2:19 PM
    Typical ViQueen full of class.
    Umm… he was a former BEARS DEFENSIVE LINEMAN.
    ———————
    bares fanz dont reed so goode.
    maybe he’s be able to decipher that, and decipher his ignorant mistake.

  50. Norseman says: Sep 5, 2010 2:39 PM

    Why didn’t Minnesota deserve a Super Bowl? A bridge collapsed over the Mississippi River and 13 people died. Doesn’t that rate high enough on the Disaster Scale of deserves?

  51. Play4Blood says: Sep 5, 2010 2:40 PM

    # jrhsd says: September 5, 2010 2:36 PM
    Hampton = Randy Moss
    MDS = Joe Buck
    ————————————————–
    Valid.

  52. traghipp says: Sep 5, 2010 2:40 PM

    I agree with Hampton. He’s brilliant. Smith is an idiot. Oooo hooo hooo, a Katrina reference. I’m sure he meant that all of those people should have died (in Katrina). You loser. F the media and their unfortunate ability to manipulate the public opinion.

  53. Emoney says: Sep 5, 2010 2:40 PM

    Hey idiots defending this guy,
    You don’t compare a natural disaster that killed and ruined thousands of lives to a sporting event. Very bad taste!
    That’s like saying “lets go into new York and destroy the giants or jets like the twin towers”. Or “let’s down into Minnesota and make the Vikings crumble like their bridges”. It’s extremely classless and there’s no need for ignorant comments in sports.

  54. NOwillrepeat says: Sep 5, 2010 2:40 PM

    Dumbass

  55. Draft King says: Sep 5, 2010 2:40 PM

    “Too soon!”

  56. robert ethen says: Sep 5, 2010 2:41 PM

    Hampton apologized and said what he meant to say was “hit them like the firestorm that destroyed Dresden, or the bombs that obliterated Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”.

  57. JackDiesel says: Sep 5, 2010 2:42 PM

    So for everyone that likes it would you be cool with an announcer saying “The Patriots need to hit New York like 9/11!” or “The Saints are going to crush the Vikings like a collapsing bridge.”

  58. ziwhtam says: Sep 5, 2010 2:43 PM

    BigBear123: You are so ridiculously stupid. I’m literally laughing my butt off in front of my computer right now. Dan Hampton was a CHICAGO BEAR, not a Viking. And you claim to be a bears fan. LOL

  59. Airperuvian says: Sep 5, 2010 2:44 PM

    gbditka says:
    September 5, 2010 2:28 PM
    Way to go Dan, thanks for proving that “representing the NFL in a positive fashion” is not a Hall of Fame requirement! Be careful, Roger Goodell may take that Yellow Blazer for 6 weeks (but an apology may get it back in 4)
    You showed as much class as a fart in church!
    ===================================
    hahahahahaha so true hahaha

  60. HawgNSonsTV2 says: Sep 5, 2010 2:44 PM

    BIG frickin deal!!!

  61. Scrutinizer says: Sep 5, 2010 2:45 PM

    Imagine the following:
    “Baltimore needs to fly in on opening night and hit the Jets like a 757 slamming into the World Trade Center.”
    Would the person who said that ever work in broadcasting again?

  62. Terrell Blowens says: Sep 5, 2010 2:45 PM

    Wow… what a dick.
    @The Nomad
    Exactly what I would have said. Some people have no common sense

  63. mofo says: Sep 5, 2010 2:46 PM

    I’m beginning to hate the people who get outraged at the so called “hyper-PC environment” more than the classless comments they use to beat that proud-to-be-ignorant drum.
    You are the uncle that can’t be taken out in public without encountering severe embarrassment.

  64. DailyNorseman says: Sep 5, 2010 2:46 PM

    # The Nomad says: September 5, 2010 2:37 PM
    The Saints should hit Minnesota like a collapsed bridge.
    ————
    The difference being that if Hampton had said that, the same people that are running around here being outraged would be telling us how witty, intelligent, and insightful Dan Hampton is.
    And if you don’t believe me, go check out all the class that was shown by opposing fans after Percy Harvin collapsed on the practice field a couple weeks back. Shows you everything you need to know about the Viking haters here at PFT.

  65. Ron Mexico says: Sep 5, 2010 2:47 PM

    Gimme a break. What if he said, hit Chicago like the Great Fire? Hit Atlanta like Sherman? Hit Los Angeles like an earthquake? Hit Washington like the War of 1812? Oh the huge manatee!

  66. Bjorno says: Sep 5, 2010 2:49 PM

    To BigBear123,
    He has to pick one or the other, just because he thinks the Vikings will win does not make him a fan.
    Does the fact that you probably think the Saints will win the game make you a Saints fan?
    Just admit that you jumped to conclusions in a overzealous attempt to insult the Vikings, and that whatever team you are a fan of will likely end up sitting at home watching the Vikings in the playoffs.

  67. CalViking says: Sep 5, 2010 2:49 PM

    First of all I’m a Viking fan in CA and will be rooting for my Vikes to whip on the Aints, secondly my family hails from ‘Ana. Third of all, football is a sport. Finally, sports doesn’t compare to ones life.
    The analogy is crude and unforgiving. We are talking and comparing natural disasters that effects people lifes vs sports? Describing the analogy he puts forth as ,” idiotic” is a understatement.

  68. okemon says: Sep 5, 2010 2:50 PM

    I’ve heard worse comments from posts on this site.

  69. ECOX says: Sep 5, 2010 2:51 PM

    Is it okay then to say, “X marks the spot” when a guy is recovering from a sever ankle injury from an illegal play? How about “remember me shots” in reference to the same stuff? Way to stir the pot out of something completely insignificant, Florio.

  70. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Sep 5, 2010 2:52 PM

    The Falcons are going to hit Pittsburgh next week like unemployment.

  71. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Sep 5, 2010 2:54 PM

    HAIKU:
    Uh oh Charlie Batch
    Here comes Kroy Biermann so fast
    You get sacked again!

  72. tooz56 says: Sep 5, 2010 2:55 PM

    Oh so what ! He’s just a dumb ex football player trying to be funny on TV. It hurt NO ONE !! People need thicker skins in this country before long dirty looks will get you fired. JEEZ ! ENOUGH ALREADY !

  73. mbbrazi says: Sep 5, 2010 2:56 PM

    Everything and anything offends it seems practically everybody. The fact is there is too much politically correctness today. There is nothing wrong with what Dan Hampton said. People who have a problem with this are a bunch of “old ladies” or should I say “old hens” !!!!!!!!!

  74. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Sep 5, 2010 2:56 PM

    Young Dennis Dixon
    Subbing for that rapist Ben
    Meet John Abraham!

  75. Brewdogg says: Sep 5, 2010 2:58 PM

    # The Nomad says: September 5, 2010 2:37 PM
    For all here who don’t find this offensive, what about these?
    The Vikings should hit New York like a 747.
    The Vikings should hit San Francisco like an earthquake.
    The Vikings should hit Houston like Hurricane Ike.
    The Saints should hit Minnesota like a collapsed bridge.
    —————————————————
    Not bad…. But I would have gone with “The Saints should drop the Vikes like an I-35 bridge”.
    Really, hitting someone or something like a hurricane is a common reference. Just because he named the hurricane doesn’t change the sentiment or make it worse. He’s not wishing death and destruction of a city, people, he is using a common metaphor for aggressiveness.
    How about instead of expecting everyone to walk on eggshells over the ordeal, the people of New Orleans who post on here take pride in the fact that they stayed and rebuilt and say “Go ahead, you still can’t stop us!!”
    Go ahead and ask someone who lives there if they want to wallow in the misery of what they went through or want to draw strength in themselves and their community for not giving in. Then decide if you are paying respects to these people by being outraged over this comment.

  76. NDsucks says: Sep 5, 2010 2:59 PM

    New Orleans should choke the vikes a Favre style, crock wearing hand job.

  77. BigBear123 says: Sep 5, 2010 2:59 PM

    Bjorno says: September 5, 2010 2:49 PM
    To BigBear123,
    He has to pick one or the other, just because he thinks the Vikings will win does not make him a fan.
    Does the fact that you probably think the Saints will win the game make you a Saints fan?
    ————–
    He is rooting for a division rival of the team he played for. Not hard to connect the dots. He is disowned as far as I am concerned.

  78. LeeRJet says: Sep 5, 2010 3:00 PM

    BigBear123 says: September 5, 2010 2:19 PM
    Typical ViQueen full of class.
    Typical Bears Fan…full of ignorance.

  79. FrackYeah! says: Sep 5, 2010 3:00 PM

    Route36West says:
    “Football is a right wing can of sport safe all the leftist hypocricy for a game like soccer.”
    What!?
    Just what we need. Another nutjob who tries to make everything political to try and convince people to think like them. Here’s a tip: Maybe try to make sense and people might take you seriously. Oh and learn to spell.
    Typical hillbilly Repub.

  80. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Sep 5, 2010 3:02 PM

    Mike Tomlin’s slappies
    Line up under Maurkice P.
    Coach dreams of Leinart.

  81. Boudin says: Sep 5, 2010 3:02 PM

    the truth of the matter is, it was a taped segment.
    it wasn’t live so you can’t brush it off as someone searching for the right words and making an unfortunate choice.
    the producer is also at fault.

  82. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Sep 5, 2010 3:05 PM

    Terrible towels
    Wet and strewn on ground with tears
    Ha ha 0 and 1

  83. timegambit says: Sep 5, 2010 3:05 PM

    I think he was referring to an abusive hooker on Bourbon Street.

  84. buffal0s0uljah says: Sep 5, 2010 3:07 PM

    The people drawing comparisons with 9/11 comments and this are completely assinine. 9/11 was an orchestrated terrorist plot. Katrina was a natural disaster caused by Mother Nature. What’s next, people clamoring to change University of Miami’s name from the Hurricanes because it has Katrina-like connotations? Jesus people, grow a sack.

  85. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Sep 5, 2010 3:07 PM

    Red and black attack
    F ‘burgh like Ben with drunk skank
    Bend over take it

  86. bubba says: Sep 5, 2010 3:10 PM

    It doesn’t matter what the Vikes do. The NFL may hand the Saints another Super Bowl. People don’t be so sensitive. It makes you look like a moron. Of course no one wants to see what happened to the city happen again.

  87. Matt Cribbin says: Sep 5, 2010 3:10 PM

    I wonder if people would think there was nothing wrong with what he said if it was their loved one lying dead in the street as a result of Katrina, or their loved one who couldn’t get medicine as a result of Katrina.

  88. Boudin says: Sep 5, 2010 3:13 PM

    “The people drawing comparisons with 9/11 comments and this are completely assinine. 9/11 was an orchestrated terrorist plot. Katrina was a natural disaster caused by Mother Nature.”
    it’s not about the cause. it’s about the suffering after the event. it’s about two cities that went through a great tragedy. in that regard it is not in the least bit asinine to compare the two. get a clue, ding dong.

  89. brasho says: Sep 5, 2010 3:13 PM

    Sure, it was an insensitve remark… but I’m sure people have blogged far worse. It is not surprising that many of the liberal political correct watchdogs will soon be calling for his head while it is was the liberal political correct politicians that caused Katrina to be such a disaster by spending money that should have been spent on the safety of New Orleans and instead either wasn’t spent, or was pocketed, or spent on a social program for those that voted the libs in office in the first place.

  90. Butkis-n-Ditka says: Sep 5, 2010 3:13 PM

    I’m not offended, but I can understand why other people are.
    I wonder if his remarks were prepared though, or if he was trying to come up with a colorful analogy on the spot.

  91. tommy nobis says: Sep 5, 2010 3:14 PM

    So, tell us Krow. Where did you play? Does Mom know your using her PC?

  92. detnflfan says: Sep 5, 2010 3:15 PM

    That statement from Dan Hampton was offensive and classless. New Orleans is still recovering from Katrina and many who went through Katrina are traumatized by what happened.

  93. jebdamone says: Sep 5, 2010 3:15 PM

    i have no problem with any of those either nomad.

  94. MrHumble says: Sep 5, 2010 3:16 PM

    So it’s ok for the NFL, the Saints, the city of New Orleans, State of Louisiana and let’s not forget the officials, to “use Katrina” as a motivational and sympathy tool but not for a sports commentator to use it as a “figure of speech”…….I guess our world is more warped than I thought. As “some of us know”, 7 out of 10 people are idiots and so we can expect an outcry of disgust from the majority but who hasn’t used a like phrase when attempting to be descriptive? I feel sorry for the true victims of Katrina and the destruction it caused but keep in mind, the Saints and the NFL “milked it” for everything they could get.

  95. sean6886 says: Sep 5, 2010 3:17 PM

    Should’ve used his words more carefully. Chosen a disaster that didn’t take peoples lives and dignity.

  96. Brewdogg says: Sep 5, 2010 3:18 PM

    mofo says: September 5, 2010 2:46 PM
    I’m beginning to hate the people who get outraged at the so called “hyper-PC environment” more than the classless comments they use to beat that proud-to-be-ignorant drum.
    You are the uncle that can’t be taken out in public without encountering severe embarrassment.
    —————————————————
    Maybe you should hate the people who created the environment in the first place. Hate the people who insist on black people being called African-American while they call European-Americans white. Hate the women who scream at men who call them chicks while they refer to men as snakes and dogs. Hate the people who insist on badgering schools for using Native American mascots while the tribes who are supposedly offended by the names support them and consider them a symbol of pride. Everyone needs to grow up a little and stop looking for reasons to be offended.

  97. Big Ashish says: Sep 5, 2010 3:20 PM

    What I want to know is how come there are 8 random football helmets in the studio with no special significance to anything at all.

  98. JohnnyC says: Sep 5, 2010 3:20 PM

    Wow… sven_ftw…you do know that the Astrodome is in Houston right? Good to see that you are both ignorant and uninformed. How in God’s name did you figure out how to register on this site?

  99. jliskiew says: Sep 5, 2010 3:21 PM

    This isn’t about being overly PC – Overly PC is whining about Rex Ryan’s potty mouth…

  100. Cushing Will Kill You says: Sep 5, 2010 3:22 PM

    LOL @ hitting Pittsburgh like unemployment.
    Okay, we’ve got a San Fran/earthquake reference…and Houston/Ike, Giants/airplane, Atlanta/Sherman, DC/War of 1812, Chicago/fire. What else…
    Oh, how about…
    The Vikings should hit Arizona like a band of scalping Apaches.
    LOL…

  101. cusoman says: Sep 5, 2010 3:23 PM

    # BigBear123 says: September 5, 2010 2:19 PM
    Typical ViQueen full of class.
    ————
    Uhh, you idiot, this wasn’t a Viking saying it, it was a damn former Bear. You’re knee-jerk reaction makes you just that, a jerk.

  102. Fire Ted says: Sep 5, 2010 3:23 PM

    To the assholes who think its okay to use such an analogy:
    First, to Raven Adam…it’s been five years. Many people are still left homeless and jobless by this storm. Shitty city? Your beloved Baltimore is home to an overrated recycled Cleveland team because your shitty fan base couldn’t keep one of the most storied franchises in the NFL from leaving…they went to Indianapolis…to play in a dome. Shitty City? Look at home first douchebag.
    2nd, talk to somebody who lost a loved one, lost their house, lost their job, their business, their car, all their life’s hard work just five years ago and ask them if it’s okay? Sure, it’s just football but it’s way too easy for an overrated washed up defensive lineman to recklessly use such a quote.
    LeeRJet…your comeback on the “typical” fan thing was great, but at least Bears fans have a Lombari trophy and your team choked at their last chance to win…what? Yeah, a George S Halas trophy…google the name if you are as ignorant as I suspect you are.
    Ultimately, the quote is harmless but reckless and stupid which pretty much describes Dan Hampton today. It points to the fact that any washed up hack former jock with a can of hairspray and a spray on tan can get a TV gig off what amounts to a good year or two of NFL play from 20 years ago. Hamtpon is a douchebag and I would relish the opportunity to suggest as much to his face today. Something less than scary about a 50yr old 300 pounder with bad knees.

  103. vikes backer says: Sep 5, 2010 3:25 PM

    My thoughts exactly! Maybe the vikes should try to hurt brees in this game like the saints were trying to hurt favre in the last one. Its obvious the rules put in place to protect the QB were thrown out the window in the last game.

  104. jtbold says: Sep 5, 2010 3:27 PM

    almost as bad as saying: “like obama ruined Washington,” or “Clinton did to… to many choices for that one….

  105. buddha says: Sep 5, 2010 3:29 PM

    BIGBEAR, Dan Hampton played for the Bears, not the Vikings. I think you and your boy Brooking still havent gotten over that ass whoopin in last years playoffs.

  106. Gunner420 says: Sep 5, 2010 3:29 PM

    He’s hosts a second rate sports show, who really gives a rats a$$! Was it in poor taste….yes…but leave it to the media and the pc people to pick it apart and turn it into more then it was intended.
    Football is a violent sport, grow some balls!

  107. pitch87mph says: Sep 5, 2010 3:32 PM

    I’ll just echo what’s already been said. Who f*cking cares!! Grow a pair, get some thicker skin, don’t be such a p*ssy, are we really firing people over bad comedy? The fact this is even a “story” is absurd. Another example of a contrived controversy so people like you have a job.
    That should cover it.

  108. Brewdogg says: Sep 5, 2010 3:32 PM

    80 minutes since being posted and already #6 on most commented.
    Hey, MDS, does Florio know about this?

  109. Ron Mexico's Pit Bulls says: Sep 5, 2010 3:34 PM

    Other hurtful and/or thoughtless and insensitive potential comments for other teams cities:
    Playing Detroit: Shut down their offense like an auto assembly line
    Playing Dallas: Blanket their receivers like a practice dome fell on them
    Playing San Fran: Badger their qb like a panhandler pursuing a tourist on Powell St.
    Playing Chicago: Let’s burn their CB’s like the Great Fire of 1871
    Playing LA (when they get another team) Let’s beat them like a white cop would a black motorist
    Just a start here… Add your own at your own risk!

  110. sullijo says: Sep 5, 2010 3:34 PM

    With comments like that, I would have bet this guy played for Pittsburgh.

  111. Chiefs2010 says: Sep 5, 2010 3:38 PM

    Who cares…..If people heeded the warnings of government officials and left the town before it was underwater it wouldn’t have been as bad.. Hurrican Andrew and Hurrican Hugo were stronger, and South Florida recovered and we don’t have to here about it in EVERY Dolphins broadcast..
    Move on, folks.. How about the usage of the term Civil War for like a dozen college football rivlaries.. How about the NFL having killers/dwi cases/drug dealers/serial cheaters/dog killers on the field
    And people make comparisons to warfare in sports all the time..you know warfare? Where civilians almost always bear the brunt of the death and tragedy..(Obama’s predator drones come to mind)
    Who cares, you’re all too senistive in this crazy world.

  112. Paulitik says: Sep 5, 2010 3:38 PM

    #### the Ain’ts crybaby fans, and #### the Vikes too. I hate the Vikes, but I hope they knock the #### stain off Drew Brees’ face.
    I will say that I wish Big Ben was playing Sunday when the Falcons RAPE THE STEELERS IN THE MOUTH, like Ben did to that girl down in Milledgeville.
    There’s an appropriate metaphor for you.

  113. Cannon says: Sep 5, 2010 3:38 PM

    I am a die hard Vikings fan and have said some things about New Orleans on here that werent right. The floods and the oil spill in New Orleans are no joke and nothing to play with as a lot of people died and many more have had their lives changed forever. I will be rooting for my Vikings on Thursday to beat the tar out of the Saints but at the end of the day it is a football game and nothing more.

  114. Suitcasehead Golic says: Sep 5, 2010 3:39 PM

    ..Holy crap –50,000 black people can’t wait to ruin the Superdome again..

  115. buckeye044 says: Sep 5, 2010 3:41 PM

    I am done with the whole Katrina thing. People were told to leave and they did not. They live in a soup bowl, it is surprising it doesn’t happen more often.

  116. briscodog says: Sep 5, 2010 3:42 PM

    what he meant to say was the Saints are going down like the Twin Towers….

  117. Waitingonthe6thRing says: Sep 5, 2010 3:42 PM

    anyone who thought that was funny is an ass…that was a extremely tasteless remark..

  118. rovibe says: Sep 5, 2010 3:46 PM

    All these people getting riled up, it’s just stupid. Was it the wrong thing to say? Yes. Is there any reason to believe he was trying to be insensitive to the people of New Orleans? No. What matters shouldn’t be the wording used, but the intent behind those words. He was speaking on the fly, and just stumbled into the wrong analogy. No big deal.

  119. FrackYeah! says: Sep 5, 2010 3:49 PM

    brasho says:
    “It is not surprising that many of the liberal political correct watchdogs will soon be calling for his head while it is was the liberal political correct politicians that caused Katrina to be such a disaster by spending money that should have been spent on the safety of New Orleans and instead either wasn’t spent, or was pocketed, or spent on a social program for those that voted the libs in office in the first place.”
    Did you learn that “fact” from Hannity? Or was it Rush? Beck maybe? Let me guess: They make no mention of Bush when they talk about Katrina, do they?
    Sheep.

  120. JohnnyC says: Sep 5, 2010 3:49 PM

    >My thoughts exactly! Maybe the vikes should try to hurt brees in this game like the saints were trying to hurt favre in the last one. Its obvious the rules put in place to protect the QB were thrown out the window in the last game.
    To vikes_backer,
    Even your own QB said the shots weren’t dirty. He said it’s called “football.” So maybe you and your pathetic coach should just stop being bitches and accept the fact that you weren’t good enough to be in the Superbowl. Next time concentrate more on NOT fumbling the ball away repeatedly.

  121. raider ju says: Sep 5, 2010 3:51 PM

    People get all bent out of shape over stupid comments.
    Signed K Winslow “The Soldier”

  122. geogibso says: Sep 5, 2010 3:58 PM

    When did football become such a sensitive sport?

  123. stickman6381 says: Sep 5, 2010 4:00 PM

    At Big Bear. You stated “Typical ViQueen full of class”.
    The statement came from a former Bear. Nothing to do with the Vikes class. Typical Packer fan response.

  124. JimmySmith says: Sep 5, 2010 4:00 PM

    So what if he could have said it with a more tasteful comment, the bottom line is that the Vikings are going to be disappointed once again.

  125. username says: Sep 5, 2010 4:00 PM

    And for his Monday night game analysis, “The Ravens need to take down the Jets this week like al qaeda terrorists. “

  126. MrHumble says: Sep 5, 2010 4:03 PM

    Quotes from Brees press conference with Minneota reporters today, getting ready for this weeks games, from Minneapolis Tribune.com
    ——————————————
    The Super Bowl MVP threw his two cents into what is the Storyline of the Week: Whether the Saints crossed the line in beating the you-know-what out Brett Favre in the NFC title game.
    Brees said: “I would say that any defensive player, when they have a chance to take a shot at the quarterback legally, you’re going to take it. I feel like that’s something that every defensive coach and every defensive player talks about. I know that we did hit Favre a lot in that game, but that’s the style of defense we play with the pressure packages and everything else.
    “I don’t think they hit him illegally in any way
    —————————————-
    Makes you laugh, the Saints and Brees did the “tough talk and smack” ever since the nfc championship game and now that payback is on his doorstep, Brees wants to make sure he keeps saying “as long as it’s a legal hit, as long as it’s a legal hit, etc.” LOL what a tool!! He and the Saints (and fans) thought it was great 6 months ago but now that the game is near, he wants to make sure he has his “little blankie” and the officials don’t let any “illegal hits” get past them. If there were no illegal hits Brees, then why were Saints players fined??? The Vikings don’t typically play dirty but they would certainly have every right to …….pay a fine or two!!

  127. MKO says: Sep 5, 2010 4:03 PM

    Much ado about nothing.

  128. Dial-A-Cliche says: Sep 5, 2010 4:09 PM

    Fire Ted says:
    To the assholes who think its okay to use such an analogy:
    First, to Raven Adam…it’s been five years. Many people are still left homeless and jobless by this storm. Shitty city? Your beloved Baltimore is home to an overrated recycled Cleveland team because your shitty fan base couldn’t keep one of the most storied franchises in the NFL from leaving…they went to Indianapolis…to play in a dome. Shitty City? Look at home first douchebag.
    _________________________________
    Like the city of Baltimore is a shit hole because the Colts left town.
    Like any football analogy makes any kind of sense when posturing with outrage about class-less remarks.
    Here’s written proof of the typical hypocritical self righteous morons that haunt theses threads. Morons looking for a reason, any reason to posture. Gotta give you credit, MORON, you really put the anal back in analogy.

  129. wishJohn says: Sep 5, 2010 4:11 PM

    Saints should just say “The Saints will kick the Vikings like Morton Anderson did”.
    That will hit the longtime fans where it hurts.
    Then again, its not as if the Vikings issued a press release with the “Katrina” comment.

  130. Pervy *Harvin says: Sep 5, 2010 4:13 PM

    @ FireTed- Just STFU!!

  131. mike3775 says: Sep 5, 2010 4:13 PM

    What exactly did he say wrong? So now its not PC to say “hit New Orleans like Katrina”? says who? Would their be an uproar if they said to hit it like a hurricane instead? Man I am so sick and tired hearing about Katrina and 9/11 and can’t wait till 9/12 comes around so the talk about it goes away finally

  132. PurpleRaid12 says: Sep 5, 2010 4:14 PM

    While I do hope the Vikings go down to N.O. and absolutely wreck the Saints, the comment was completely uncalled for and classless… typical Chicago Bear, saying the dumbest things. Don’t believe me? Just read the article then look at the second comment.

  133. oxycode30 says: Sep 5, 2010 4:15 PM

    The “Danimal” has never been the nimblest speaker and probably flubbed this. That said it is a good line and those who don’t agree need to grow a thicker skin.
    GO BEARS and keep ‘em coming Danimal!

  134. calraider says: Sep 5, 2010 4:17 PM

    BrewDog and all the others that talk about PC (but especially BREWDOG who mentioned the A Mosque being built near ground zero. The problem is Idiots like you cared NOTHING about New Orleans where people died during Katrina, and say we are PC for being offended. But at the same time you are All PC about Ground Zero as if the lives count LESS at one place than the other. Its pretty cut and dried you made excuses why you didnt care when Americans were dying IN NO, and you still are. But let an American Build something on Private Property all of a sudden its because its Hallowed Ground. I say let Hampton say it, but if he gets fired then Im fine with that to.

  135. wishJohn says: Sep 5, 2010 4:20 PM

    When Dan says the Vikings should hit them like Katrina, he’s saying that the Vikings should make New Orleans suffer like Katrina. That includes the thousands of people drowned and the families that mourned them, the thousands upon thousands who lost their homes, and the people who had to leave LA and go through the painful process of relocating. Whether that’s what Dan meant to say or not, he said it.

  136. Krow says: Sep 5, 2010 4:21 PM

    philwauke and tommy nobis…
    You whiny-a’ssed little pussies.

  137. CanadianVikingFan says: Sep 5, 2010 4:22 PM

    The Chicago Bears…. No class.

  138. nps6724 says: Sep 5, 2010 4:25 PM

    The Viking fans who have no problem with the comment are probably the same people who get upset at WW2 and 9/11 jokes.
    I wonder if he had said “The Vikings are going to collapse like Bridge 9340″, if all the Viking fans would be okay with that.

  139. DoomsDayD75 says: Sep 5, 2010 4:25 PM

    Yeah and the Cowboys are going bomb all over the Redskins like Al Quaeda on 9/11! Yeah!
    Being an insensitive prick is fun.

  140. stbernardhound says: Sep 5, 2010 4:30 PM

    Brett will have a loss to fire up the Vikes. He didn’t bitch about getting beat, why do all the weasels from Minnie-Ha-Ha keep crying? We didn’t cry and moan about words, or dwell on how we would recover, we rebuilt and, oh yeah, won the game.

  141. pga5 says: Sep 5, 2010 4:33 PM

    Maybe Hampton should have said “Saints, Vikings will rock you like a hurricane.” Nah, some record company would sue him for copyright infringement.
    It’s what happens when analysts try to become celebrities. They come up with these witty comments reeking of bad taste. It added nothing to the broadcast. What’s the point?

  142. In & Out Burger says: Sep 5, 2010 4:37 PM

    I’m going to file this thread under the “everyone is stupid but me” category. I lol’d at the comment, but only because I am a sucker for shock humor.
    The people saying Katrina is liberals fault, really? In what dream world are you living in? How could you possibly blame one group of political people for a major disaster. Everyone was to blame, the county, state, and federal government were all responsible. It was a very sad disaster, and the comment was very low brow. But I doubt too many people actually had their feelings hurt by it. All we know is, he is awful at his job. This is a job where you are what you say and he managed to say something stupid. He should be fired, just on the principle that he can’t keep his mouth shut.

  143. Pervy *Harvin says: Sep 5, 2010 4:37 PM

    I am so sick of the NFL babying the hurricane cry babies…it is old news!
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will meet with a pre-selected group of 150 New Orleans Saints fans in the Superdome next Wednesday night on the eve of the team’s nationally-televised season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
    The one-hour special, called the “NFL Kickoff Fan Forum at the New Orleans Saints,” will be Goodell’s second televised Fan Forum. The first was held in July in Green Bay.
    Green Bay and now New Orleans. Did Goodell feel sorry for the obesity rate in WI???

  144. cronn100 says: Sep 5, 2010 4:38 PM

    There have been worse things said…

  145. jonesy1124 says: Sep 5, 2010 4:39 PM

    I hate everyone having to be P.C. and watch what they say. However, that was a jackass comment

  146. CrowleyCajun says: Sep 5, 2010 4:40 PM

    I find it funny that some people don’t find it offensive, but if he had said that New Orleans will make the Vikings collapse like a bridge in heavy traffic, people from the state of Minnesota would be howling at the moon. And that’s not sensitive PC. That’s just common sense and apparantly he has none.

  147. CaptainMarvel says: Sep 5, 2010 4:44 PM

    So what? I’ve been saying all along that the Saints-Vikings NFCC game was Katrina Payback. Look at the officiating, especially in overtime. I hope the Vikings hit Brees like Katrina and take him out for the season. So what??? You all talk about ‘Operation Break Brett’. Also, look at how all the Saints fans run their mouths as if they lost or something. Deep down they’re insecure about that ‘victory’ cause they know it was Katrina officiating.

  148. thepuretruth says: Sep 5, 2010 4:45 PM

    @durno99
    Thank you for speaking the truth. I am so tired of hearing about Katrina and New Orleans. Mississippi got hit just as hard and we never hear about them. MOVE ON!!!!!

  149. BENCHTJACK says: Sep 5, 2010 4:47 PM

    I hope the Vikes hit in the mouth just like Katrina then throw a bucket of BP oil on their bloody faces!!

  150. ScubaGolfJim says: Sep 5, 2010 4:53 PM

    To the morons (grow a pair, you are morons) claiming the “people didn’t leave when told…” They COULDN’T. Imagine telling New Yorkers to evacuate within 48 hours. Those without their own vehicles trying to use the public transit system? But they’re told they can go to Madison Square Garden instead. Where do you idiots think they’ll go? How many would have to stay put and ride it out? Hundreds of thousands if not Millions!
    Comparing these comments to references over 100 years old? Atlanta and Sherman? Chicago fire?Washington like 1812? San Francisco like an earthquake? ( The comparable one is 1906, btw) I don’t really believe you’re that stupid, but if you are you have no reason to post anything.
    Grow a F’N pair and learn to live in the REAL world where HUMANITY counts. You morons want to have a loved one raped and murdered and then be ridiculed about it?
    NO WONDER this country is the way it is. All ME, ME, ME, and to hell with everyone else. Back at you morons.

  151. Buck Stallion says: Sep 5, 2010 4:54 PM

    What show? I don’t know who any of these guys are.

  152. BENCHTJACK says: Sep 5, 2010 4:55 PM

    New Orleans people were shooting guns at the brave first responders who were trying to rescue people off of roof tops. Maybe Katrina was just Gods way of flushing the old shitter?

  153. realityonetwo says: Sep 5, 2010 4:56 PM

    NOLA was a cesspool before Katrina, it was a stinking sewer during Katrina, and now it’s a foul, crap-reeking pool of garbage. They have nothing to be offended about…

  154. cheatriots says: Sep 5, 2010 4:57 PM

    Nothing wrong with that comment. It’s even pretty funny. However I think Dan’s career will now end quicker than a trainers career at seaworld.

  155. Brewdogg says: Sep 5, 2010 5:02 PM

    calraider says: September 5, 2010 4:17 PM
    BrewDog and all the others that talk about PC (but especially BREWDOG who mentioned the A Mosque being built near ground zero. The problem is Idiots like you cared NOTHING about New Orleans where people died during Katrina, and say we are PC for being offended. But at the same time you are All PC about Ground Zero as if the lives count LESS at one place than the other. Its pretty cut and dried you made excuses why you didnt care when Americans were dying IN NO, and you still are. But let an American Build something on Private Property all of a sudden its because its Hallowed Ground. I say let Hampton say it, but if he gets fired then Im fine with that to.
    ————————————————
    Just to defend myself…. The post you are referring to was sarcasm. I think the people protesting the mosque are idiots too. They would lump all Muslim people into a radical movement and ignore reality. The point is, if any other city was involved (i.e. Kansas City needs to blow into Denver like a hurricane…) there would be no issue. If Jews wanted to build a synagouge near Ground Zero there would be no problem. We are a country of whiners and complainers, and it has long since gotten old. The man used a metaphor to describe the way he feels the Vikings should approach the game, end of story. But it won’t be, because thousands of people who don’t live in NO and don’t know anyone who does will be offended by the reference.
    People die all over the country. Tornados shoot straw clean through people’s bodies in the plains. Earthquakes bury people under their own roofs. Blizzards knock out power lines and dump 5 feet of snow, giving people the choice of hoping someone comes to their rescue before they freeze to death or trying to go out in it and hoping they can get some help before they freeze. A friend of mine dies because a police car lost control during a chase and slammed into him pulled over on the shoulder, so should I be offended by every high-speed chase shown on the evening news? We know where it began. Where does it stop?

  156. VKGSFN says: Sep 5, 2010 5:06 PM

    JA should hit their fagcoach in the mounth then he can write another loooser book…

  157. YOOPERBILL says: Sep 5, 2010 5:13 PM

    Dont be so sensitive people,he never meant he wanted the city destroyed again and anybody with half a brain knows it, we all know he just meant that if the Vikes dont come in like Katrina,powerful and without mercy,the Vikings will get beat bad.

  158. chrisvfox6952 says: Sep 5, 2010 5:16 PM

    Can we go ahead and fast forward thirty to forty years to when the saints still only have 1 superbowl in their history and to when they stop with all this katrina crap, the truth of it is New Orleans may be full of history, but the history is crap, it was a broken down ghetto before katrina and still is. The truth is New Orleans recovered from katrina the moment they sucked the water out, because they returned to a ghetto. Sorry to tell you but the players are not playing for the city of new orleans, they are playing for themselves. Now if you get offended by somthing as simple as hit them like katrina, then I am amazed you survived middle and highschool. People need to stop being such weens and grow up. Besides other than that one week or so out of the year nobody gives a damn about the city of new orleans. They got a superbowl, good for them, but that does not mean anyone should have to hear about katrina again, its over, they got plenty of money to rebuild all their shanties, nobody rushes to help tornado alley when the trailers fly away, so stop hanging on to people who chose to live in a fishbowl. BTW go see Machete, it was awesome.

  159. chrisvfox6952 says: Sep 5, 2010 5:19 PM

    Madden Curse is going to happen again, only this time it will be because Drew is too hung over to play from celebrating the greatest thing to happen to that ghetto of new orleans since katrina gave em a good reason to upgrade that fishbowl smell that hovers over that city, kind of like that smell that flows through new jersey, only worse.

  160. Scaevola says: Sep 5, 2010 5:19 PM

    @SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK
    Love the haiku.
    Hampton’s comment will never win any awards for being classy, but if you’re going to be a sports fan, you can’t have thin skin.
    As a Packer fan, I’ve been waiting for somebody to say something like: “We’ll go into Lambeau and carve ‘em up like Jeffrey Dahmer.” Anybody? Anybody?

  161. Castro95 says: Sep 5, 2010 5:24 PM

    ‘You showed as much class as a fart in church!”
    ————————————————
    Now you direspected a place of worship! See how fast the PC world turns on you? Who cares what he said we know what he meant and thats play hard. All you people whining are way to sensitive are you going to want flags put on WR & QBs next?

  162. Kennebec123 says: Sep 5, 2010 5:26 PM

    The only thing more annoying than this thread is all the steps you have to take to register with this site to post LOL.
    Dan Hampton was a Bear Player right ???? I can’t remember him ever playing for the Vikings.
    He is a dork!
    And football players and the media have always tried to link themselves to impact words to place more importance on what they do than deserved….. Blitz, bomb, going to war, war in the trenches, warriors….etc
    Just more words and in this case spoken from an ignorant human who is probably loving the attention that this is getting him till the wave overtakes him.
    Oh yeah… and I am amazed how many Saints fans surf Viking news just to get their posts in like the punk kid who sticks his finger out of the car as he drives by. Geez… I don’t give a crap about the Saints but are there Viking fans posting to the local news channels posts down there just to spin you up?
    LMAO

  163. commentgirl says: Sep 5, 2010 5:33 PM

    What a jerk! Despite whether you like the city or the people who live there, no place in this country deserves to be devastated. Katrina costs thousands of people their lives and the city /region still has not recovered. This guy is just an incredible jerk to wish something like that to happen again.

  164. Murgen says: Sep 5, 2010 5:39 PM

    Green Bay should roll in and hit Philadelphia like the British did in the 1777-78 occupation.

  165. Yatgirl says: Sep 5, 2010 5:40 PM

    I live in New Orleans. I understand what he means. He wants the Vikings to really play hard and do damage to the Saints. But, that won’t happen because, Brett the choker is back.
    Geaux Saints!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  166. straightup says: Sep 5, 2010 5:47 PM

    This would be like someone saying lets smash the Giants like they did the World Trade Center. I bet most on here wouldn’t say it’s ok then. There is nothing funny about thousands of people loosing everything they own and some lost their lives. This was not a smart move.

  167. Murgen says: Sep 5, 2010 5:49 PM

    You know, It just dawned on me the guy might be on to something.
    Brett is full of hot air! LOL

  168. Meat Tuperello says: Sep 5, 2010 5:49 PM

    Dan would have been a little bit cooler if he said he hoped Jared Allen hit Brees so hard that it knocked that god awful birth mark off his cheek.

  169. FinFan68 says: Sep 5, 2010 5:51 PM

    there are a lot of classless morons. I hate the PC crap but that comment was over the top

  170. Ilovefoolsball says: Sep 5, 2010 5:55 PM

    For all of you who think it’s being overly sensitive PC to dislike that comment. Would you feel the same way if someone said that the Eagles need to hit the Giants like 9/11?

  171. GBXXXO says: Sep 5, 2010 5:57 PM

    It doesn’t really matter what anybody says, the Queens are not going to beat the Saints Thursday night. You think Favre got the crap kicked out of him last year, wait until he trys to play with his injected ankle. And why is he crying about that already to the media. Me thinks he is setting up an excuse for when the Saints whip the Queens butts. Let’s face facts here, Favre can no longer run and the Saints are going to be blitzing him all night long. I think he will wish he had stayed retired after the Saints get through with him. All I can say is goooooo Saints!!!! My two favorite teams, the Packers and whoever is kicking the crap out of the Queens!!!!

  172. BENCHTJACK says: Sep 5, 2010 5:58 PM

    God I am so sick of hearing and seeing the Saints fans holding up Katrina pity signs. I’ll bet… you just wait and see thursday night it will be oil spill signs. How lame, how low can you go Saints fans? The football field is no place for this bullshit! It’s football stop whining! Did Viking fans hold up signs during the bridge collapse? No! What about all the floods up north? Did Viking fans try to get pity from the NFL officials during the game holding up signs from their natural disasters? NO NO NO NO!!!

  173. joetoronto says: Sep 5, 2010 6:18 PM

    If you don’t like what he said, tell him to his face.
    Dan is all man, and always has been.

  174. IAVikefan says: Sep 5, 2010 6:26 PM

    The ONLY thing that would make this waaaaay funnier than it already is… is if the Vikings use “Rock U Like a Hurricane” by the Scorpions as their entrance music Thursday night… LOL! One can only hope…

  175. Murgen says: Sep 5, 2010 6:31 PM

    Saints need to crush the vikings like the I-35W bridge collapse.

  176. Philly99 says: Sep 5, 2010 6:33 PM

    Who cares? I am sick of hearing about Katrina. The people who stayed were told to evacuate and chose not to.

  177. whodaywhodat says: Sep 5, 2010 6:44 PM

    Pervy *Harvin says: September 5, 2010 4:37 PM
    I am so sick of the NFL babying the hurricane cry babies…it is old news!
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will meet with a pre-selected group of 150 New Orleans Saints fans in the Superdome next Wednesday night on the eve of the team’s nationally-televised season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
    The one-hour special, called the “NFL Kickoff Fan Forum at the New Orleans Saints,” will be Goodell’s second televised Fan Forum. The first was held in July in Green Bay.
    Green Bay and now New Orleans. Did Goodell feel sorry for the obesity rate in WI???
    ====================================
    Mr. Goodell likes CLASSY organizations.

  178. Brewdogg says: Sep 5, 2010 6:45 PM

    Ding!!!! #1!!!!!!!!
    Congrats, Dan Hampton, you now have the most commented thread on PFT. Might I suggest for next week:
    “Seattle needs to go into Denver and bury them like an avalanche.”

  179. Laxer37 says: Sep 5, 2010 6:49 PM

    The only thing worse than what Hampton said is people who come on here and try to defend it.
    He was wrong. I’m sure he realizes it now, and he will apologize.
    This has nothing to do with political correctness. It has everything to do with common sense.

  180. JohnnyC says: Sep 5, 2010 6:52 PM

    CaptainMarvel says:
    September 5, 2010 4:44 PM
    So what? I’ve been saying all along that the Saints-Vikings NFCC game was Katrina Payback. Look at the officiating, especially in overtime. I hope the Vikings hit Brees like Katrina and take him out for the season. So what??? You all talk about ‘Operation Break Brett’. Also, look at how all the Saints fans run their mouths as if they lost or something. Deep down they’re insecure about that ‘victory’ cause they know it was Katrina officiating.
    —————————————————–
    CaptainMarvel, tell me one bad call in overtime?

  181. In & Out Burger says: Sep 5, 2010 7:16 PM

    Ok anyone that thinks the refs purposefully handed the Saints a game is a moron. The Saints were in the NFCCG right after hurricane Katrina. If they were going to give it to them, why not then? Plus, you are acting like every single call that game when the Saints way. There were some bad calls in favor of the Vikings. Not because the league loves Favre, and wanted to see a great story. Refs are just human.

  182. JohnnyC says: Sep 5, 2010 7:41 PM

    BENCHTJACK says:
    September 5, 2010 5:58 PM
    God I am so sick of hearing and seeing the Saints fans holding up Katrina pity signs. Did Viking fans try to get pity from the NFL officials during the game holding up signs from their natural disasters? NO NO NO NO!!!
    ________________________________
    That’s because everyone knows that Vikings fans can’t read or write.

  183. the riff says: Sep 5, 2010 7:43 PM

    Get over it whinebags. I hope it happens. New Orleans is a dump anyway and should be bulldozed under. It’s crime riddled anyway.

  184. Yellow_Hat says: Sep 5, 2010 7:48 PM

    Get over it – it was a thoughtless thing to say, but every time someone misspeaks or says something dumb, it is not cause for all the media generated feigned shock and horror.
    As for the comparisons between 9/11 & Katrina – geez – that is a huge stretch. No one was announcing on 9/7 that airplanes were coming and we should abanon the WTC!

  185. HornedHelmet says: Sep 5, 2010 7:52 PM

    I lol’d. People are so sensitive now a days. Well, everyone except Whites and Asians.

  186. natelan says: Sep 5, 2010 7:54 PM

    “Dan Hampton hates black people.” – Kanye West.

  187. ViqueenTears says: Sep 5, 2010 8:08 PM

    What a goon…this guy will be some butt hurt come Friday morning when half of the Viqueen roster finds themselves overnight in Charity hostpital!!

  188. tjacksgay says: Sep 5, 2010 8:18 PM

    It was insensitive but who gives a crap. He didn’t say he was happy that the city was destroyed by Katrina. Besides, what the hell are people doing building below sea level FFS!
    That stands for “for f**ck sakes in case you’re too dumb to figure that out.

  189. Bigbluefan says: Sep 5, 2010 8:19 PM

    So does this mean there are going to be rapes and murders in the super dome
    This was a storm so to compare it to 9-11 is a joke
    Also as I recall NY and NJ came together to help those in harms way
    Unlike in NO where those trying to help were shot at by the fine residents of NO

  190. maleb says: Sep 5, 2010 8:21 PM

    Sounds to me like someone’s still bitter about the Saints beating the Vikings in the NFC championship game this year, and then going on to win the Super Bowl. And for those who call what happened to New Orleans because of Katrina and the oil spill in the Gulf “natural” disasters, look at the facts. The flooding and destruction that befell NOLA because of Katrina were caused mainly because of MRGO (man-made) and the failure by the federal government, especially the Army Corps of Engineers, to correctly build and maintain levee systems in New Orleans. New Orleans is quickly approaching its 300th anniversary; it took almost 300 years for that kind of devastation, and it wasn’t from Katrina itself- New Orleans has survived much worse storms. And even the stupidest person alive wouldn’t call the spill in the Gulf a “natural” disaster.

  191. ejmat says: Sep 5, 2010 8:22 PM

    BigBear123 says:
    September 5, 2010 2:19 PM
    Typical ViQueen full of class
    —————–
    Funny, it came from a former BEAR. Not a Viking. Find something else to compalin about.

  192. JohnnyC says: Sep 5, 2010 8:24 PM

    IAVikefan says:
    September 5, 2010 6:26 PM
    The ONLY thing that would make this waaaaay funnier than it already is… is if the Vikings use “Rock U Like a Hurricane” by the Scorpions as their entrance music Thursday night… LOL! One can only hope…
    ______________________________
    What’s even funnier is that the Vikings don’t get to “choose” the music they come into because the game is not at home. Of course you probably had no idea where the game was at. Wow, what an idiot.

  193. JohnnyC says: Sep 5, 2010 8:26 PM

    BENCHTJACK says:
    September 5, 2010 5:58 PM
    The football field is no place for this bullshit! It’s football stop whining!
    ________________________________
    That’s pretty funny coming from a Vikings fan since you and you’re coach have pretty much trademarked the art of whining in the past 7 months.

  194. dudeustupid says: Sep 5, 2010 8:27 PM

    What? Too soon?

  195. BCGreg says: Sep 5, 2010 8:29 PM

    So what?
    Why should he be fined? It’s called free speech. Was it in poor taste? Sure, maybe. But, it’s still free speech. He shouldn’t be fired either. Why should he be fired? He didn’t cuss like Rex Ryan. He didn’t put anybody down. He referenced an event that happened. Hell, half the people that left NO didn’t bother to come back. They’re Texans fans now!
    Did you understand what he meant? I did. Everyone in NO knew the Vikings were coming days in advance. The people of NO will pack the Superdome. The storm should hit landfall sometime Thursday. After NO loses, the season will collapse like the levees. NO will be devastated again. I get it, Dan.
    If you want to get technical, Katrina didn’t destroy the city per se. City, state, and federal officials over many years (not just GW Bush) did by not repairing the levees that were already determined to be too weak for anything more than a Category 3. The levees should have been fixed long before Katrina was a twinkle in anyone’s eye. You have a city 8 feet below sea level with a storm protection system not designed to handle a “worse case scenario”. I’m no engineer, but that doesn’t sound too smart to me.
    MOST of the levee breaches occurred AFTER the storm went by, which was the reason NO was “destroyed”, not because the walls were overtopped during the storm.

  196. clinter says: Sep 5, 2010 8:33 PM

    I love how all these Viqueen fans,oops I mean viking fans are still bitching about that azz whopping the Saints put on them.But I guess all losers need a excuse to why they suck.We did not have to send 3 players across country to beg and get on there knees to do whatever they did to get Brett back.Dan Hampton is a alcoholic scumbag so I wont waste my time on that bum.Nfl fans need to wake up and realize that the Saints are your Super Bowl champions and there is not a damn thing you can do about it.HAHA keep hating the Saints because us Saints fan love it.Its lonely at the top when all you fat pimply virgins on here want to be us,WHO DAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OUT!

  197. NancyFan says: Sep 5, 2010 8:51 PM

    I lost my house in New Orleans as did 108,000 other people within the city limits. 1,800 people died.
    There was no electricity back to my area for 7 months. I had 8 1/2 feet of rotten, feces-filled water in my house for almost 3 weeks.
    There was nothing left. No groceries, gas stations, almost all the hospitals closed. It was as though a bomb went off. 10 Months after Katrina I got cancer as did many people. Stress.
    I don’t take offense at what Hampton said but we have struggled as has Mississippi to come back and rebuild. Even all the swerage and water pipes under the streets had to be rebuilt. I am so thankful to the Saints. They have lifted our spirits tremendously and helped us in so many ways.
    I hope Hampton isn’t fired. I do hope he comes down here and helps an elderly person get back in his home. Yes that is still a struggle.

  198. In1Ear&OutYourMother says: Sep 5, 2010 9:00 PM

    Humor is humor. How often do you hear something funny that isn’t offensive to somebody? The difference between 9/11 and Katrina: New York didn’t have an 8 Day notice. If they did, there would have been far less casualties.
    Nobody gets offended when we say “Storm it like the beaches of Normandy” More people died there than in New Orleans.
    Oh yea N.O. good job taking advantage and stealing from your neighbors and then expecting sympathy and assistaance from the rest of us.

  199. CaptainMarvel says: Sep 5, 2010 9:03 PM

    Ok JohnnyC, here goes. And you can youtube it to see for yourself. As you recall, the Saints won the coin flip and kicked a FG on the only drive of OT – the Vikings never got the ball. 5 bad calls in overtime, all benefitting the Saints. 1) favorable spot, giving the Saints 4th and 1/2 yard instead of 4th and 1. 2) fumble on 4th and 1 never called – forward progress given, even though at the peak of the jump, the Viking defender’s helmet hit directly on the ball, forcing a fumble with the ball going backward’s at least a half-yard. Just try to explain that! 3) Jared Allen tackled directly from behind, right in front of Brees – no call. 4) same play, Brees throw already past receiver when he turned around, on opposite shoulder, and 3 yards above him. Uncatchable…plus Vikings defender NEVER TOUCHED HIM. Pass interference still called. 5) Saints receiver bobbling ball all the way, never had possession…AND trapped it…still ruled a catch and upheld on replay. ***Bad calls happen, but can anyone explain this???

  200. jfaneuf321 says: Sep 5, 2010 9:06 PM

    So, let me get this straight, people can’t be upset about this comment because “this is football” and “football is not for pansies.” Yes, because I know I’m showing how tough I am while I sit on the couch watching a television every Sunday. Look at how strong I am lifting my finger to click my mouse and substitute Dwayne Bowe for Jeremy Maclin on my fantasy team! I a man, baby! Seriously, get a Goddamn clue. The act of watching football is as “manly” as your friend’s wife (you sleep alone) watching “Project Runway” on Lifestyle. You both sit there and get irrationally excited about crap that has no effect on your life. And there are a lot of men slapping each other in the ass.
    Second, I agree that comparing Katrina to 9/11 is kind of like apples and oranges, but unfortunate death is unfortunate death. Personally, I am not offended by Hampton’s comments since they have no direct effect on me, but to each his/her own. Not my place to judge people for being upset about what public figures say. Tragedy is tragedy. I would rather have more specific, personal offensive comments by announcers. Some examples:
    The Vikings need to attack the Saints like cancer did to your now dead child.
    The Vikings need to smack the Saints around like you do your gay son.
    The Vikings need to leave the Saints in the dust like your wife did to you, leaving you to die alone since no one loves you.
    The Vikings need to grow the lead on the Saints like that tumor is growing on your liver.
    The Vikings have to stop the Saints like your family stopped loving you years ago.
    The Vikings have to hit the Saints like that drunk driver hit your daughter.
    By the way, these are no different then saying what Hampton did, but just to a smaller population of people they would be offensive.

  201. superb owl says: Sep 5, 2010 9:12 PM

    the mostly pee cee (read: liberal) media will eventually get hampton. even the sports media is quite lib.
    ///////////////////////////
    speaking of katrina, the state and city had to ask for federal help 9that’s how it works). it took them awhile, partly because mayor nagin kept yakking about all that chocolate city crapola.
    the more chocolate it is, who in their right mind would go there.
    i am from the south and have been through that area more times new orleans more times than i can count. it has always been crime ridden.
    meanwhile, a lot of folks offered help with oil cleanup… and osamabama didnt know how to accept help or push to get anything done – except – try to play “the crisis” for all it was worth, aiming for more legislation that would result in more dictatorial power.
    and he really wasnt hard on bp… they were his largest campaign contributor, and of around 850 violations at such rigs in the gulf the last 18 months… almost 830 belonged to bp. 97%.
    and they like obama. go figure.
    /////////////////////////
    speaking of football battle cries: we’re gonna f@#$ them like obama is f@#$ing the country!

  202. In1Ear&OutYourMother says: Sep 5, 2010 9:12 PM

    @Saints4Life25
    I hope your house burns down with your whole damn family in it. Hows that for classless.
    *********************************
    If I can have an 8 day notice as to when this fire will occur, I will probably just leave my home with my family. You know, like the smart half of New Orleans

  203. CaptainMarvel says: Sep 5, 2010 9:16 PM

    Plus I’m an American first and foremost. If it really saved your city, then you can have that victory. I’m glad you enjoyed it so much.

  204. Mariann Pepitone says: Sep 5, 2010 9:22 PM

    Stop complaining. More soldiers got killed in Vietnam than people in Katrina. What Hampton meant was to hit the Saints hard like they did to Favre. Hampton was using Katrina as an example because Katrina got hit hard so don’t take it out of context. Katrina is not the only one to get flooded. Other states have been hit hard with flooding also.

  205. stadanko says: Sep 5, 2010 9:44 PM

    I wonder if Dan would like “The Saints are gonna run through the Vikings like disease through Walter Payton’s liver.” That’s funny too. Right Dan?

  206. scra22 says: Sep 5, 2010 9:45 PM

    MrHumble says:
    September 5, 2010 4:03 PM
    “I don’t think they hit him illegally in any way
    ——————– ——————–
    Makes you laugh, the Saints and Brees did the “tough talk and smack” ever since the nfc championship game and now that payback is on his doorstep, Brees wants to make sure he keeps saying “as long as it’s a legal hit, as long as it’s a legal hit, etc.” LOL what a tool!!
    =============
    Really, the fact that you’re trying to trash Drew Brees who has been nothing but a class act his entire career is what is laughable.
    Here’s a quote for you:
    “In a roundabout sort of way, every defense wants to get the opposing quarterback out and that’s just the way it is. Had that been us and say we played Drew (Brees) here and we were able to hit him like that and we sure would have been saying, great.” – BRETT FAVRE, speaking to NOLA reporters today
    Can’t stand him sometimes but he sure has a more level head than everyone else in Minnesota. If your defense had gotten to Drew in the last game like we got to Brett, you all would have LOVED it, as Brett said. So stop whining. Brett isn’t.

  207. tejano2k says: Sep 5, 2010 9:46 PM

    Wahhhh! In the words of a “fine” American… “Can’t we all just get along?” In the words of another “fine” American… “R U ready for some football?” GO PACK!!!!!!!

  208. harloeisdead says: Sep 5, 2010 9:47 PM

    At least he wasn’t wearing a Razorbacks hat.

  209. scra22 says: Sep 5, 2010 9:50 PM

    Philly99 says:
    September 5, 2010 6:33 PM
    The people who stayed were told to evacuate and chose not to.
    ========
    Many of the people who did not leave New Orleans were unable to do so. Not everyone in this country has a vehicle. Not everyone in this country has money to stay in a hotel for who knows how long. Not everyone has family somewhere else with who they can stay.

  210. E.F.Cuttin says: Sep 5, 2010 9:57 PM

    This is stupid..and proves to me that the rest of the country,NOT US HERE IN NEW ORLEANS,are still hung up on Katrina.Its funny how we tell people who lament the loss of human life 2 get over it,but let me say something about a bunch of dogs that got killed and those same people decide 2 use their “morality” card…Its football,and we now know how soft the Viqueens and their Where’s Waldoesque coach are…see ya Thursday chumps!!! TWODAT!!!

  211. blowinanutt says: Sep 5, 2010 10:08 PM

    I thought it was funny!

  212. Ilovefoolsball says: Sep 5, 2010 10:13 PM

    BENCHTJACK says: September 5, 2010 5:58 PM
    God I am so sick of hearing and seeing the Saints fans holding up Katrina pity signs. I’ll bet… you just wait and see thursday night it will be oil spill signs. How lame, how low can you go Saints fans? The football field is no place for this bullshit! It’s football stop whining! Did Viking fans hold up signs during the bridge collapse? No! What about all the floods up north? Did Viking fans try to get pity from the NFL officials during the game holding up signs from their natural disasters? NO NO NO NO!!!
    _________________________
    too bad, so sad benchtjack. Hey you must be pretty happy with that Sage trade huh? Now you’ll get to see your favorite player starting a few games after the Saints break his brittle bones on National TV.
    As far as the signs go, people can do whatever the hell they want. They don’t need your approval. If NFL officials are so easily swayed by signs that the fans hold then hey I say everyone should bring a sign.
    We can have a “bring a sign to the game” day, where everyone brings signs talking about the latest disaster: having to hear the endless whining and crying from Viking fans. It’s an unprecedented event. Not since Katrina have we witnessed so much pain and loss, thankfully this time it was someone else doing the crying!

  213. giltemp1 says: Sep 5, 2010 10:15 PM

    Wow, Dan. You know, Nashville had some lethal and catastrophic flooding this spring. Maybe next time we host the Vikes, they should “hit us like an overflowing riverbank”.
    Grow up.

  214. ridindirty77 says: Sep 5, 2010 10:25 PM

    WEATHER ALERT The National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane warning for New Orleans! Hurricane “BRETT” is expected to make landfall on Thursday the 9th! At this point it appears that the Superdome is most likely to get hit the hardest! After hurricane “BRETT” has left the area, watch the skies above New Orleans as…… they turn different shades of Purple and Gold.

  215. Chris says: Sep 5, 2010 10:28 PM

    Why have we gotton so over the top with everything. I am so tired of hearing about this crap. I think he is uncaring and cruel and such. Wow the guy meant no harm and certainly did not mean to upset the people of New Orleans. We hear slave jokes, pope jokes we even hear Saddam joke and find them off color but we check the source! This was not even close to any one of those three. I hope he does not apologize. I am sick of all of this oversensativity. I hope he tells everyone to get real. If you have time to protest a statement like this then you are part of americas problem.

  216. acers says: Sep 5, 2010 10:57 PM

    In & Out Burger says:
    September 5, 2010 7:16 PM
    Ok anyone that thinks the refs purposefully handed the Saints a game is a moron. The Saints were in the NFCCG right after hurricane Katrina. If they were going to give it to them, why not then? Plus, you are acting like every single call that game when the Saints way. There were some bad calls in favor of the Vikings. Not because the league loves Favre, and wanted to see a great story. Refs are just human.
    Acers says:
    In and Out—WHAT CALLS WERE THOSE??
    Admittedly, the Vikes 5 TOs cost us the game. Unbelievably, we still should have won the game at the end. But look at the Favre late hit-THE NFL ADMITTED THEY BLEW 2 LATE HITS. The phantom pass interference against Leber that set up the winning FG by you guys….before that, the Pierre Thomas stop on 4th and one ewhere he juggled the ball, and replays showed (including agreement by Aikman) that he was WAY short of a first down, the trapped catch by one of your receivers in OT….they all essentially happened in the OT period.
    Let’s just say it was WAY too one-sided to not raise huge red flags…….combine that with our TOs, and the saints win….
    But,we’re on to a new year. My gut tells me there will be a different outcome with the Vikes on top, but no, it won’t replace that loss…..

  217. caveman626 says: Sep 5, 2010 11:16 PM

    Katrina was THE WORST storm in the history of New Orleans. That was a stupid statement. If you had someone close to you that lived through it or died in it. Then you would think and feel differently. Maybe the Redskins should hit New York like the 9-11 planes, just as stupid and as insenstive. I have family members whose homes are still not rebuilt, which means they are homeless

  218. sven_ftw says: Sep 5, 2010 11:46 PM

    JohnnyC says: September 5, 2010 3:20 PM
    Wow… sven_ftw…you do know that the Astrodome is in Houston right? Good to see that you are both ignorant and uninformed. How in God’s name did you figure out how to register on this site?
    ————————————
    you’re about as sharp as the bear’s fan. houston was the #1 evacuation point. or did you think everyone was just left to fend for themselves in that cesspool?

  219. Joe C says: Sep 5, 2010 11:55 PM

    Yes, REALLY funny to lob in a Katrina blast when…
    – 1,836 people lost their lives
    – $81 BILLION dollars in property damage was done
    – Countless families (to include children) were forever displaced
    – Scenes of people desperate for water, no electricity, little food, basically thrown into Third World Country standards.
    And FWIW, if you’re going to say it was “stupid” to build a city below sea level (and only PARTS of NO are), then it’s equally stupid that cities were formed in Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, NC, SC, Virginia, etc. where hurricanes can ALSO hit. And we can take this even further by lobbing in Los Angeles and San Francisco, because when the big one hits there, that very well might make Katrina pale in comparison.
    Bottom line: YES, it’s freedom of speech but with that comes RESPONSIBILITY.
    I guess he should have said “The Vikings need to punch NO like their mother and child”. Would that have been more appropriate?

  220. stbernardhound says: Sep 6, 2010 12:16 AM

    Minnie-Ha-Ha: Chipawa for Limp Louie’s who cry a lot over losing yet again. Do the Viking boa wearers still pay Buffalo for blowing so many games in a row, or do they just blow? Grow up. You got beat!

  221. stbernardhound says: Sep 6, 2010 12:18 AM

    Minnie-Ha-Ha: Chipawa for Limp Louie’s who cry a lot over losing yet again. Do the Viking boa wearers still pay Buffalo for blowing so many games in a row, or do they just blow? Grow up. You got beat!

  222. giltemp1 says: Sep 6, 2010 12:23 AM

    Chris, obviously you have the time to leave one of the longest posts so far…

  223. ericmetcalf says: Sep 6, 2010 12:36 AM

    I hate you all

  224. Brewdogg says: Sep 6, 2010 12:41 AM

    And should we also be so careful around all those who lose their homes to volcanic eruptions and tornados? People who lose their lives to blizzards or tidal waves? Should we all be crying for the victims of the California mudslides, or the wildfires that dot the map every summer? No, of course not. The media isn’t all over those tragedies. And don’t give me any BS about people who couldn’t leave. I know I can clear 50 miles on foot with a tent and some supplies on my back if I had to.
    I commend those who went back and cleaned up and rebuilt. That is truly the image of America that I want to see, people who refuse to give up, no matter what life throws at you. But to the people still waiting for someone to come bail them out… Time to move on with your life.

  225. JohnnyC says: Sep 6, 2010 1:18 AM

    CaptainMarvel says:
    September 5, 2010 9:03 PM
    Ok JohnnyC, here goes. And you can youtube it to see for yourself. As you recall, the Saints won the coin flip and kicked a FG on the only drive of OT – the Vikings never got the ball. 5 bad calls in overtime, all benefitting the Saints.
    Let’s go ahead and address your “bad calls”
    1) favorable spot, giving the Saints 4th and 1/2 yard instead of 4th and 1.
    Really? 1/2 a yard. Is that what Vikings fans are bitching about? Wow. No one including your own radio announcers even reached with that one.
    2) fumble on 4th and 1 never called – forward progress given, even though at the peak of the jump, the Viking defender’s helmet hit directly on the ball, forcing a fumble with the ball going backward’s at least a half-yard. Just try to explain that!
    Well let’s see, the running back never lost control of the ball and therefore is given forward progress. The ball slid down his leg but it NEVER came out. Had the ball popped in the air and he recovered it then yes it would’ve been moved back. It’s in the NFL rule book, look it up.
    3) Jared Allen tackled directly from behind, right in front of Brees – no call.
    No idea what you are talking about on this one. In every game there is holding on both sides, some called and some not. I guarantee you I could go back and find multiple “holding” calls on both sides that weren’t called. Are you sure it wasn’t just his mullet waving in the air that gave the illusion of a hold?
    4) same play, Brees throw already past receiver when he turned around, on opposite shoulder, and 3 yards above him. Uncatchable…plus Vikings defender NEVER TOUCHED HIM. Pass interference still called.
    Easy one here. Watch the replay, the defender steps on the receiver’s foot (then kicks the receiver’s leg to even further trip him up). The NFL rule on this is if neither the defender nor the reciever are looking back then it is incidental contact. However if the receiver is looking back and the defender it not (which is the case here) then it is ruled pass interference. The ball lands less than 5 yards from the receiver. The actual trajectory would’ve come down in the receiver’s hand had he not been tripped up. Drew Brees st an NFL record for accuracy last year, he doesn’t throw too many “uncatchable” balls.
    5) Saints receiver bobbling ball all the way, never had possession…AND trapped it…still ruled a catch and upheld on replay. ***Bad calls happen, but can anyone explain this???
    Yep. The ball is allowed to hit the ground as long as the receiver maintains control of it. The ref on the field said that Meachem regained control of the ball and therefore ruled it a catch on the field. Multiple angles could not prove that he dropped or caught the ball so therefore the call on the field stands.
    You gotta come up with better whining than those.

  226. JohnnyC says: Sep 6, 2010 1:23 AM

    Acers says:
    In and Out—WHAT CALLS WERE THOSE??
    Admittedly, the Vikes 5 TOs cost us the game. Unbelievably, we still should have won the game at the end. But look at the Favre late hit-THE NFL ADMITTED THEY BLEW 2 LATE HITS. The phantom pass interference against Leber that set up the winning FG by you guys….before that, the Pierre Thomas stop on 4th and one ewhere he juggled the ball, and replays showed (including agreement by Aikman) that he was WAY short of a first down, the trapped catch by one of your receivers in OT….they all essentially happened in the OT period.
    Let’s just say it was WAY too one-sided to not raise huge red flags…….combine that with our TOs, and the saints win….
    But,we’re on to a new year. My gut tells me there will be a different outcome with the Vikes on top, but no, it won’t replace that loss…..
    _______________________________
    Sorry see explanation above for your complanits on the ref’s calls. All were the correct call and all were explained by the head of NFL officiating with the rulebook clearly backing him up.
    As far as the late hits, Favre himself has even said none of those were late. Now the low hit by rule should’ve been called which ironically was the only one NOT called. The end around where Favre stands between the defensive end and the running back was a bogus call. Anyone who had seen the cheap shot Favre laid on the Texans defender (ending his season I might add) would know better than to just stand there and let Favre take a shot at him. On that play Favre was legally a blocker. The other call where the defender drove Favre into the ground I don’t have as much of a problem with it being called. The only problem I do have is that the EXACT same hit was leveled on Brees towards the end of the game and it was never called.
    And as far as the outcome being different this time around you are right. It will be MUCH different. Saints win this one by at least 17.

  227. JohnnyC says: Sep 6, 2010 1:25 AM

    blowinanutt says:
    September 5, 2010 10:08 PM
    I thought it was funny!
    ______________________________
    Your screen name tells us everything we need to know about you.

  228. DrZin says: Sep 6, 2010 1:59 AM

    I’m from New Orleans and I don’t give a f***. The storm was hell, but I’m tired of the rest of the country harping on about it, especially journalists.
    As for the game, the Vikes might be catching us at their most opportune moment, with our defense already beat to s*** in the preseason. But the Saints are still going to win . . . Vikes championship window is boarded up tighter than a 9th Ward house.

  229. morrisbark says: Sep 6, 2010 4:02 AM

    haha. captain marvel is a whiney little bitch. how long can you hold on to a loss? you should really put your two inch pecker away and stop crying on it.

  230. MrEffs420 says: Sep 6, 2010 5:44 AM

    BigBear123 says:
    September 5, 2010 2:19 PM
    Typical ViQueen full of class.
    ———————————————
    except he was a bear…idiot.
    and he wasn’t rooting for the vikings…he was analyzing and giving his opinion of what the gameplan should be…and used an idiotic choice of words.
    once again in case you didn’t catch it earlier since you seem to have trouble reading…you’re an idiot.

  231. Leslie Brodnax says: Sep 6, 2010 8:33 AM

    We, here in New Orleans, are NOT looking for sympathy when it comes to Katrina. We HAVE, as a city, survived an otherwise devestating disaster…natural and manmade (when the levees broke). It is the strength of a city, and of it’s people, that have made it so.
    An estimated 1300 people died as a result of Katrina. Many drowned in their own homes, drowned in their attics where they sought shelter from the rising water that wouldn’t stop coming, or from the stiffling heat afterwards.
    For all those who think that this moron’s insensitive comment was clever, I challenge you to go back and watch the footage from those days after the storm hit.
    Watch the story about a group of young siblings that were discovered in their home with their dead mother (she had died days before they were rescued from an asthma attack brought on by the heat). Read about the nursing home residents that all drowned in their beds when the flood waters came in. Find the story of Hardy Jackson, from Mississippi, who was walking by a news reporter and was asked who he was searching for. He was looking for his wife who he was desperately holding onto. The waters of Katrina pulled her out of his hands…Her body was never found. (http://www.wkrg.com/hurricane/article/hurricane-katrina-5-years-later/921201/Aug-29-2010_3-48-pm/).
    Watch the stories of the thousands upon thousands of people in the Superdome and convention center with NO FOOD…NO WATER…NO SANITATION!!! Some of them having to put their loved ones that died off to the side after begging for someone to help them. I’ve thought Mr. Jackson and those orphaned children countless times over the years and wondered how many others have similar stories that we just didn’t hear about on the news. Katrina’s flood waters had no discrimination… Children, men, women, and the elderly were among those lost August 29th and the days that followed.
    Now I ask you…was Hampton’s comment really clever? If you can say yes after watching Katrina news footage, then you are indeed heartless. I hope you NEVER have to sit by and helplessly watch your beloved city go through such pain and devastation…May you never personally know that kind of heartache.

  232. mongo054 says: Sep 6, 2010 8:52 AM

    How much longer do we have to walk on eggshells with this whole Katrina/New Orleans crap. It WAS freaking devastating, and a terrible natural disaster. But those things happen. This guy is a football player, who in my last calculation, are NOT always know for being politically correct. Nothing was meant by it other than the Saints need to hit the Vikes with a swift punishing blow. Everybody in this country needs to quit having such thin skin. Grow a pair.

  233. Rex Grossman says: Sep 6, 2010 9:02 AM

    ok so should the Miami Hurricanes change their name? it’s quite offensive.

  234. Backlund in 2012 says: Sep 6, 2010 9:07 AM

    Play4Blood says:
    September 5, 2010 2:36 PM
    # durno99 says: September 5, 2010 2:28 PM
    Here we go again! Let’s all feel sorry for New Orleans and give them every call so they can make it back to the Super Bowl and we can all feel good. And then maybe let them again host the first game next year so we all can feel good again. At what point do we start to treat that city and TEAM just like everyone else? Every one goes through crisis and yes feel for those people but this is getting old! MOVE ON!!!!!
    —————– ——————– —————–
    9-11 led to a several year stretch of the patriots getting every call. I doubt the Saints will get that same commitment from the league office, but one never knows.
    ————————————————–
    The Patriots are from New York?
    He should’ve said “Hit you like Ike Turner…”

  235. calraider says: Sep 6, 2010 10:00 AM

    @ all the jerks on this post who are saying that NO had 8 days warning, you are such Liars, and there is your fact. Everyone in Pass Christian (where the eye came ashore) had time and people died there! And by the way we did have 20 days warning on 9/11 in the Middle of August the prez was giving a NatSec briefing titled “Bin Laden intent on striking in the United states” and talked about his people in New York casing buildings. Sec Rice testified about it (on TV in Public) during the 9/11 hearings.

  236. Wick says: Sep 6, 2010 10:12 AM

    “Political Correctness” is a one way street.
    Why do people somehow feel self-righteous and pious in slapping down the P.C. card?
    Do they really think they’re the defenders of what is right in the world? Or could the agenda be something else?
    And somewhere, Al Sharpton has full wood.

  237. ocgunslinger says: Sep 6, 2010 10:28 AM

    Obviously a slow news day before the season openers.

  238. easydog says: Sep 6, 2010 10:32 AM

    If Dan Hampton really wanted to be offensive he would have suggested the Vikings hit ‘em “like the Army Corps of Engineers.”
    Still, it was an awful thing to say. Let’s stop talking about “political correctness” and reframe it as an issue of “basic human decency.” It’s not about a few highly sensitive people getting their panties in a twist – it’s about dead family members, destroyed homes, lost jobs…think about it for a minute and stop being so cold.

  239. sand0 says: Sep 6, 2010 11:03 AM

    Wow. Stay classy Hampton, whoever you are.

  240. YouKnowMyName says: Sep 6, 2010 12:12 PM

    I live in Louisiana n im a die hard Saints fan, I met some very cool vikings fans last year at the game, they came out with us after the game and we all had a great time, there was ribbing back and forth about the game but it was in good fun, I am sick of hearing about Katrina as well but we the “fans ” are not talking about it it is the media, people can get on here and bash us all they want and try and make themselves feel better by saying some horriable things, and put saints fans all in this group , but not all of us say shit on here that is offensive or out of line and that includes vikings fans, but at the end of the day the only truth is that last season is over and it is time to start this season, so good luck

  241. jkmathison says: Sep 6, 2010 12:12 PM

    This goes beyond football. I’m sick and tired of the “woe is me” attitude from the residents of New Orleans.
    The fact that people have nowhere else to go, no car, no money, no family, etc. is a big fat cop out of an excuse. Point is you were warned. You were warned quite well. And you better believe if I would have been walking out of that city if nothing else.
    Furthermore, if all of these poor souls didn’t have a car, money, friends, family, etc… then what did they have? And why the hell were they staying in New Orleans anyway if they had nothing to stay there for? I’m pretty sure you can pick up your welfare check anywhere.
    Of course I wish Katrina had never happened. That goes without saying. Mostly to have spared the lives lost, but also so my ears would be spared the never ending bullsh*t that has been spewing out of the residents of New Orleans mouths for the last half decade.
    And you guys call Vikings fans whiners?

  242. scra22 says: Sep 6, 2010 1:54 PM

    jkmathison says: September 6, 2010 12:12 PM
    This goes beyond football. I’m sick and tired of the “woe is me” attitude from the residents of New Orleans.
    The fact that people have nowhere else to go, no car, no money, no family, etc. is a big fat cop out of an excuse. Point is you were warned. You were warned quite well. And you better believe if I would have been walking out of that city if nothing else.
    =======
    BS. So easy to judge others when you have never walked in their shoes or experienced what they have.
    ========
    “And you guys call Vikings fans whiners?”
    Yes, whiners over something as trivial as football. At least people who talk about Katrina are talking about something that actually affected REAL LIFE. There is a big difference.

  243. In & Out Burger says: Sep 6, 2010 1:56 PM

    I love how people who weren’t there talk about how easy it would have been to leave.
    Do us all a favor; walk up to a mirror, take off your livestrong or WWJD bracelet, and snap your self in the eye with it.
    It wasn’t your home destroyed, it wasn’t your elderly parents who were immobile, and it wasn’t your pets, family heirlooms, or photo albums that were being threatened.
    The people complaining, aren’t the ones that died, they are the ones that left and had their belongings destroyed.

  244. scra22 says: Sep 6, 2010 1:57 PM

    jkmathison says: September 6, 2010 12:12 PM
    Furthermore, if all of these poor souls didn’t have a car, money, friends, family, etc… then what did they have? And why the hell were they staying in New Orleans anyway if they had nothing to stay there for? I’m pretty sure you can pick up your welfare check anywhere.
    ============
    Many people had their homes and families in New Orleans and that was it. They had nowhere else to go. Their whole life was there. “Picking up a welfare check” doesn’t buy you a new house somewhere else.
    Honestly, some of you posting on this thread need to take a look in the mirror and ask yourself why you are so heartless.

  245. Dial-A-Cliche says: Sep 6, 2010 2:21 PM

    Joe C says:
    September 5, 2010 11:55 PM
    Yes, REALLY funny to lob in a Katrina blast when…
    – 1,836 people lost their lives
    – $81 BILLION dollars in property damage was done
    – Countless families (to include children) were forever displaced
    – Scenes of people desperate for water, no electricity, little food, basically thrown into Third World Country standards.
    And FWIW, if you’re going to say it was “stupid” to build a city below sea level (and only PARTS of NO are), then it’s equally stupid that cities were formed in Puerto Rico, Florida, Georgia, NC, SC, Virginia, etc. where hurricanes can ALSO hit. And we can take this even further by lobbing in Los Angeles and San Francisco, because when the big one hits there, that very well might make Katrina pale in comparison.
    Bottom line: YES, it’s freedom of speech but with that comes RESPONSIBILITY.
    I guess he should have said “The Vikings need to punch NO like their mother and child”. Would that have been more appropriate?
    ________________________________
    Well, a nicely written term paper from Princeton… Minnesota

  246. Pervy *Harvin says: Sep 6, 2010 2:24 PM

    @Leslie Brodnax- I was having such a great day and then you posted that.Why? It was sad.It made me cry. I’m going to start drinking earlier today…thanks alot!

  247. chris517 says: Sep 6, 2010 3:29 PM

    For those of you who find hampton’s comments ok, funny or whatever, that’s ashame and I feel sorry for you.
    I live just outside of New Orleans. We had minor damage from Katrina, but I had hard-working members of my family that either lost their house or were affected by the storm. Even if somebody doesn’t have a job, they don’t deserve this. I do not find Hampton’s comments humerous, clever, funny or any other word like those you choose to use.
    This storm affected so many people’s lives, it’s staggering.
    I’m not one who looks in the rear-view mirror, feels sorry for themself or gets offended real easily, but I feel his comments are totally inapportiate.
    Go Saints!!!!!

  248. blackngold51 says: Sep 6, 2010 3:31 PM

    “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt” (Abraham Lincoln)
    Katrina had nothing to do with a GAME! Homes and lives were lost. Men, women and children died and yet some of the smart folks on here advise we should get over it. Really? You can’t even get over last years game. You grow a pair ASS HOLE!

  249. chris517 says: Sep 6, 2010 3:33 PM

    mike,
    btw, good editorial,

  250. Philly99 says: Sep 6, 2010 4:16 PM

    scra22 says:
    September 5, 2010 9:50 PM
    Philly99 says:
    September 5, 2010 6:33 PM
    The people who stayed were told to evacuate and chose not to.
    ========
    Many of the people who did not leave New Orleans were unable to do so. Not everyone in this country has a vehicle. Not everyone in this country has money to stay in a hotel for who knows how long. Not everyone has family somewhere else with who they can stay.
    — New Orleans doesn’t have any forms of public transit in/out of the city?

  251. FreddieBaby says: Sep 6, 2010 4:31 PM

    I agree with Hampton. That is exactly what the Vikings should do on Thursday. Or at least hit Brees like Katrina.

  252. jkmathison says: Sep 6, 2010 4:35 PM

    Okay. You guys are right. Let’s just forget about personal responsibility.
    After all, Katrina was all Bush’s fault.
    It’s also the IRS’s fault that I effed up my taxes last year.
    And it’s Obama’s fault that my grass is too long! When’s he coming to mow it?
    You Katrina bangers are the ones who need to take a look in the mirror and ask yourself what role personal responsibility played in the disaster. It’s not about politics, or religion, or football. It’s about having enough of a brain to avoid an impending onslaught.
    But I forget, it just appeared out of nowhere, didn’t it?
    Quit your whining. Nobody said life was easy. You play with the cards you’re dealt. Maybe you all should turn your attention to figuring out how to fix your city’s wretched infrastructure instead of crying and dwelling on something that happened half a decade ago.
    And the Vikings fans need to quit whining too.
    Yes, it’s true, the better team lost the NFC Championship. Any idiot can tell you that. But so what? What did you expect the Saints to do? Give up? Get real. Another case of point and blame, just like Katrina, just like the economy, just like everything…

  253. Dome Patrol says: Sep 6, 2010 5:41 PM

    Dan Hampton, you are a piece of trash. Please die and take all of your kind with you.

  254. CaptainMarvel says: Sep 6, 2010 7:08 PM

    Hey again JohnnyC, at least I give you credit for addressing the bad calls. However you’re clearly wrong on some things. On the 4th & 1 fumble, the ball was clearly dislodged from the ball carriers arm. When you say it “ran down his leg” and was not a fumble, I don’t know what you mean by that. Forward progress should NOT have been given (and even then it was a favorable spot). And as for the pass interference on Leber, you say he stepped on the receiver’s foot. No, clearly he didn’t. The receiver spun around at the last second and fell completely on his own. Leber’s foot touched his foot after he was already flat on the ground. And as for Meachem’s ‘catch’, your theory about it’s ok to trap the ball is only true if you have possession. CLEARLY he was bobbling it all the way. You can youtube all those and clearly see what I mean.

  255. PackFaninPackLand says: Sep 6, 2010 8:54 PM

    I’m with jkmathison on this one.
    Insensitive comment by Hampton, sure. But grow up people.
    Everyone knew Katrina was gonna hit N.O. and hit it HARD for (at minimum) 4 days, if not 7 or 8.
    So anyone that didn’t leave (lest they be holed up in a hospital) really has no excuse. Hell, you can walk quite a ways in 4 days if you want, so don’t give me “the people didn’t have cars” nonsense either, plus, we ALL saw the pictures of the 500 buses sitting in 6 feet of water the next day, unused. Thanks Mayor Nagin !!!!!!!
    Plus, President Bush and the Gov’t allocated $170,000 PER PERSON to the city of New Orleans afterwards, so why don’t the whiny ass liberals of the world tell us how and to whom that $85 BILLION was distributed ??? Hmmm.
    How many of those “trapped” (i.e. decided to stay) had $170,000.00 to their name, much less $170 K per person in their household ??? My guess is way, way, waaayyyyy less than 1 % of them. So, my question is where did that $85 BILLION go ????
    Nope, no one wants to ask the REAL questions here. Only point fingers, and get a hard-on if someone says something someone else doesn’t like.

  256. GG says: Sep 7, 2010 7:25 AM

    Are you kidding me? This is news? Really? I thought it was going to be something REAAAALLLY BAD What has America come to getting so ridiculously upset over something so innocent. He didn’t say like the “people” in New Orleans, or kill those people or anything close …he only said the Vikings should hit that town like Katrina did” Wow …. Pansy, Pansy, Pansy a$$ people … some folks need to start a hobby or find some friends because this complaint is stupid.

  257. TReip says: Sep 7, 2010 7:55 AM

    I take it “hit’em like a 767 hittin’ the North Tower” was already taken?

  258. TishMitch says: Sep 7, 2010 10:46 AM

    As a person who actually experienced Katrina firsthand, and still lives outside of N.O., let me say…Dan Hampton’s comment is awesome.
    Did you know that bodies are STLL being discovered five years later? Bet you didn’t. Some things are okay to joke about. A little overweight? Balding? Bad dresser? Big deal. The biggest catastrophe this country has ever seen? Not so much. A lot of the people that died during Katrina were children.
    Bet you didn’t know that either.
    Some say, “Jeez it’s been five years. Get over it.” Until you have been through what we’ve been through, you CAN’T get over it. I am a very sane person and it’s only been recently that the catastrophe hasn’t been on my mind EVERY FRICKIN (thought you know what I want to say) DAY. We are wearing that physical and emotional battle like war veterans around here. It was tramatic.
    Oh, and B…T…W..
    Just because it’s not on the news anymore doesn’t mean that it’s ok to make light of what happened down here.
    As for Dan What’s His Name, I’m really not that mad…a whole freakin government let us down, so what comes out of a sports commentator’s mouth kind of pales in comparison, yanno?
    I don’t know what it’s going to take for the people of this city to start getting a little respect. Winning a Superbowl sure didn’t do the trick.
    I just think that if Louisiana were, say, New York, a comment like that wouldn’t have even been thought of, much less said aloud on national TV.
    But who am I?

  259. Dome Patrol says: Sep 7, 2010 11:41 AM

    I am eagerly awaiting the Vikings fan arrival to New Orleans. This should be fun. Watch out.

  260. In & Out Burger says: Sep 7, 2010 1:00 PM

    I think we can all agree that had the comment been: “The Jets are going to get hit harder than the World Trade Center,” a bunch of the morons defending Hampton would be sobbing over their flags.

  261. jkmathison says: Sep 7, 2010 1:07 PM

    Get off your high horse TishMitch. New Orleans isn’t the only place in the continental US, let alone the world to experience trauma or disaster. Flooding in Cedar Rapids, IA…35W Bridge Collapse in Minneapolis…9/11 in New York…Earthquakes in LA and San Fran…daily genocide in Africa, the list goes on.
    Here’s your problem, you assume that nobody gives a sh*t about New Orleans, which is obviously not the case. I don’t wish harm, let alone natural disaster on anybody. But what’s NOT okay is the continued bitching and whining from hypocrites who want the government to magically save them from something they easily could have taken personal responsibility for. Maybe George Bush should have rode a unicorn down, swooped in and saved all the people who were unable (too stupid) to figure out they should have left days ago. Hell, I was advised, readied, and prepared to leave New Orleans by the news media, and I don’t even live there.
    So yes, I do feel sorry for New Orleans. It’s a great city that not only had to endure a horrific natural disaster, but also has to constantly deal with the ignorance, stupidity, degradation, and destructive nature of its own citizens who treat it like a garbage dump.

  262. Bzilla says: Sep 7, 2010 1:15 PM

    Ever use a choice of words that wasn’t perfect that you’d like to have back? Every freakin’ day! Evaluate every minute comment against an “offensive-ometer”??? Good folks like Dan shouldn’t have to do this!
    What has the world come to?? You have to dance around silly little metaphors to wonder who might twist it into something it isn’t?? RIDICULOUS! We all know Katrina was an awful tragedy, but may we never utter the word again? Use it in any other way? SILLY!
    Will all due respect to anyone who lost something in the tragedy, if Nawlins’ ain’t fixed by now, it ain’t ever gonna’ be! FACT.
    Welcome to the hyper-sensitive P.C. b.s. world of 2010, Dan. Sadly we all better cave to these false pressures! Who makes these rules, because they hurt MY feelings!!!!

  263. awoods1906 says: Sep 7, 2010 2:11 PM

    Interesting thoughts on Katrina. I must say that I don’t generally hear New Orleans people constantly asking for things and “whining” over Katrina. I don’t recall the Saints “riding Katrina for 4.5 years” and I certainly don’t understand the thought of the NFL conspiracy being enacted 5 years later when they had a prime opportunity 1 year later in the 2006 NFC Championship Game (kind of like the Patriots going right after 9/11 – I’ll save that for another day).
    The issue simply put is that Katrina didn’t destroy the City – The Failed Levee’s did. This was not a natural disaster – it was shoddy work done by the Army Corps of Engineers that eventually led to this problem. So let’s see, the Country that you pay your taxes to is the same Country that Gulf Coast Residents pay their taxes to. The ignoramus’ otherwise known as New Orleanians are the same people who account for 40% of the Seafood in this country. The dummies on the Gulf coast are the same people who impact the National Economy in energy, agriculture, and tourism.
    So yes a region that depended on its government to protect it is upset. A region that watched Canadian soldiers and private citizens get to New Orleans to help before its own government is mad. And a community who had loved one’s who were too poor or unable to leave the city but had to stand in sweltering heat for 5 days and fend for themselves while the Bush congratulates “Brown” on doing a good job – only to find out later that Rumsfeld wouldn’t send Brown what he needed his hot (pun). Or maybe the fact that Mississippi (Republican Governor) shared equally in government assistance when only 25% of the damage was in Mississippi outrages some people. Maybe even when you talk to some law enforcement workers who stayed during the storm and they tell you that there wasn’t rampant shooting at helicopters and the ISSUE they were aware of were people trying to get attention as the helicopters flew pass the impoverished areas of the city. And lastly people get a little ticked when the media influenced the disposition of the Armed Services – showing up with guns drawn as a result of the sensationalized versions of stories – as confirmed by the well decorated Lt. General Honore. Who had to instruct them to “stand down.”
    So I get it PFT bloggers, all New Orleanians should get over this – easier said then done especially when some of you can’t get over a football game that you lost 7 months ago let alone your elderly relatives dehydrating and dying while our administration debated.

  264. NOLArules says: Sep 7, 2010 2:39 PM

    From a Saints fan, could care less what some idiot former Bears player says about our city or our team. He can say as he pleases and deal with the consequences he is going to (probably going to get fired because everyone is so PC right now).
    And I would like to thank PFT for once again bringing up Katrina. Just let is go. I am so tired of getting on here daily to listen to Viqueen fans sit around and complain because their mommy forgot to change their rubber sheets last night. here it what is for you bunch of douchebags: you lost, the NFL did not orchistate us winning (Farve-Manning Superbowl was the NFL’s wet dream and anyone who disagrees with that has no idea about business), you had a few bad calls as the saints did, you turned the ball over way too many times to win. Deal with it like men rather than the bunch of pillow biters that you all are. Games are won by who has the most points, not who has the most yards.
    I can’t wait for this game to get here. Going to be a blast.

  265. dabears689 says: Sep 7, 2010 3:36 PM

    Watching Dan Hampton play for his entire career and being an avid football fan I want to say Dan was never even close to being an overrated player. I didn’t want to join this to comment but the stupidity of some of you people on here boggles my mind. To compare Katrina to 9/11 and the Minnesota bridge collapse is just absolutly absurd. 9/11 was an act of TERROR, it was not a natural disaster, rather, somebody wanted to inflict pain on thousands and thousands of people and to completely crush the American economy..sure have done a great job haven’t they? It was a planned effort that probably took years in advance to plan out. The Minnesota Bridge collapse was Human Error. The bridge was very poorly built and it fell because of a poor design. If you dont believe me, read this article http://newsbusters.org/blogs/ken-shepherd/2008/01/15/minnesota-bridge-collapsed-due-lbj-era-design-flaw. The bridge was never built to withstand the kind of traffic that it got on a day to day basis. It was HUMAN ERROR, it was something that could have been fixed, but was chosen not to be. In the case of Katrina, it was an Act of God, A Natural Disaster, not to mention that people did have warning 8 days in advance that it was coming..but I am not here to rag on the city of New Orleans or the People that were there because I personally have never been to New Orleans and likely never will. I understand that people couldn’t get out in time. I feel for them and I pray for there losses. Think of it this way, you can prepare yourself, move to higher ground, get food, etc for a hurricane and you most likely know when its going to hit the day its going to hit. How about waking up in the morning to a beautiful looking day and saying goodbye to your wife and kids to go to work only to get struck by an airplane. Nobody had any idea that was coming, nobody had any idea a bridge was going to collapse. I am willing to bet that if Pearl Harbor were to be attacked today there would be idiots in this country that protested war on Japan.
    With all that being said, football has become more than a sport in American, theres no denying that and over the years there have been a lot of comparisions, my favorite that my high school coach used to say was its going to be a war out there, a knife fight, and real f**ked up bloody event..coaches all over the country and in every level say things such as that. Is that a bad thing? I don’t know maybe, as a teenager growing up during the time of the Vietnam War I was fortunate enough to be one of the few who wasn’t in the armed forces during that time. Regardless, Dan Hampton probably should not have said that, but he did and he meant nothing by it. Move on with your life instead of worrying about how people would react if someone mentioned 9/11. It makes me sick to even think those two things can be compared. Whats next? The collumbine high school shooting being compared to the great United States heat wave (which i am sure most are too young to even have ever heard of that) that killed in excess of 1,700 people over the course of just a few months or better yet the Oklahoma City bombing being compared to the San Francisco earthquake. It is all essentially the same damn thing.

  266. scra22 says: Sep 7, 2010 3:46 PM

    Philly99 says:
    — New Orleans doesn’t have any forms of public transit in/out of the city?
    ========
    Even if they could afford public transit out of the city, my main point was some people had NOWHERE to go. What’s the point of taking a bus out of town if you don’t have anywhere to stay once you’re somewhere else, and can’t afford to stay somewhere else?
    Anyone saying you would have WALKED out of the city, I would really like to see that. Easy to say that when the situation is not facing you.

  267. Pervy *Harvin says: Sep 7, 2010 3:50 PM

    Do any of you Saints fans have a room for me on Thurs. night? I will bring the booze and steaks…..

  268. In & Out Burger says: Sep 7, 2010 8:19 PM

    @dabears689
    Yeah, calling others stupid is something you should avoid. Katrina was human error. The hurricane was an act of god, the poorly built levees were not. You want to know the difference between someone who died during 9/11 and someone who died during Katrina? Nothing. They are both dead. Their families both miss them. To undermine one disaster while justifying a low brow comment towards another, just shows your blatant stupidity and refusal to either quash a bias or use logic.
    The point you are missing isn’t the fact that the two disasters are different, it is that the grief felt by the victims is the same. If your family was killed in the Chicago fire, would you want someone saying “The Vikings need to burn the Bears secondary like the great Chicago Fire?” Probably not. I know it’s the internet and you can just say “ha! Wouldn’t bug me in the least,” but you have to try and put your self on the other side of the situation before you can fully grasp and decide whether some one should be offended or not.
    Your last comment demonstrates a clear decision not to do that, but to instead try to explain why one disaster is far worse than another. Your post proved nothing other than your immaturity and stupidity.

  269. heartstl says: Sep 7, 2010 10:09 PM

    hope drew brees has on his floaties

  270. TheDPR says: Sep 8, 2010 7:06 AM

    It’s a really bad analogy but not for the PC reason so many seem to have their panties in a wad over.
    When Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Mississippi it seemed that Louisiana and New Orleans in particular were spared the brunt of it. Two days afterwards, when the huge ocean swells finally overwhelmed the city’s defenses against the sea, flooding began.
    New Orleans was barely affected by Hurricane Katrina’s wind or rain. It was wrecked because they were unprepared for the ocean swells that come after the hurricane passed by.
    So saying that a team should hit New Orleans like Katrina means that they should come and go and do little apparent damage until two days afterwards.

  271. The Real Shuxion says: Sep 8, 2010 9:29 AM

    You see it is funny because the whole region was devastated for years and people died.
    Everyone laugh at the funny joke.

  272. BowlOfOhs says: Sep 8, 2010 11:47 AM

    I can’t wait to see what he says when they play at the Jets. I can hear it now: “They need to go there and hit the Jets’ shiny new stadium like a terrorist high-jacker.”

  273. In & Out Burger says: Sep 8, 2010 12:39 PM

    I’ve never heard someone who isn’t bigoted complain about political correctness.

  274. TiceWasBetter says: Sep 8, 2010 1:26 PM

    I agree, the Vikings should go into that building and wreak havoc after totally embarassing themselves with five turnovers and letting those dirty Aint players make cheep shot after cheep shot hits on Favre.
    But to use the words ‘Katrina’… errrr not so much. Thats kinda stupid dude.

  275. petro says: Sep 8, 2010 2:45 PM

    Thick skin. Grow it and stop asking for apologies from people even if they do say dumb things.

  276. PurpleRaid12 says: Sep 8, 2010 6:50 PM

    Some Jackass said: “speaking of football battle cries: we’re gonna f@#$ them like obama is f@#$ing the country!”
    ________________________________
    You’re right, it was such a utopia under Bush

  277. ClayMath52 says: Sep 8, 2010 9:49 PM

    They should hit em like Obama hit the economy! …would have been a better statement.

  278. In & Out Burger says: Sep 8, 2010 10:22 PM

    @PurpleRaid12
    You must not watch Fox news. If you did you would know this country went to sh*t right around the time Obama took office.

  279. PurpleRaid12 says: Sep 8, 2010 11:03 PM

    “You must not watch Fox news.”
    ____________________________________
    Yeah, you’re right. And for good reason, it’s completely right-winged, biased, “news”.

  280. lukeshkin says: Sep 9, 2010 12:53 AM

    good, i’m tired of hearing about katrina. no one related 9/11 to win the giants won the superbowl 6 years later. what if the bears win the superbowl is everyone gonna say , ” oh this really helps heal the wounds of the chicago fire” enough is enough. tom benson would have moved the team if he could have had even half an excuse. saints fans are nothing but a bunch of bandwagoners who will have the paper bags out at the first sign of a losing team. that’s what you get for having your cesspool of a city below sea level. it was really heartwrenching to watch all the katrina survivors as they looted stores and had really usefull items like plasma tv’s and xboxes under ther arms as they waded through the water.

  281. MrEffs420 says: Sep 9, 2010 2:22 AM

    dabears689 says:
    September 7, 2010 3:36 PM
    Watching Dan Hampton play for his entire career and being an avid football fan I want to say Dan was never even close to being an overrated player. I didn’t want to join this to comment but the stupidity of some of you people on here boggles my mind. To compare Katrina to 9/11 and the Minnesota bridge collapse is just absolutly absurd. 9/11 was an act of TERROR, it was not a natural disaster, rather, somebody wanted to inflict pain on thousands and thousands of people and to completely crush the American economy..sure have done a great job haven’t they? It was a planned effort that probably took years in advance to plan out. The Minnesota Bridge collapse was Human Error. The bridge was very poorly built and it fell because of a poor design. If you dont believe me, read this article http://n ewsbusters.org/blogs /ken-shepherd/2008/0 1/15/minnesota-bridg e-collapsed-due-lbj- era-design-flaw. The bridge was never built to withstand the kind of traffic that it got on a day to day basis. It was HUMAN ERROR, it was something that could have been fixed, but was chosen not to be. In the case of Katrina, it was an Act of God, A Natural Disaster, not to mention that people did have warning 8 days in advance that it was coming..but I am not here to rag on the city of New Orleans or the People that were there because I personally have never been to New Orleans and likely never will. I understand that people couldn’t get out in time. I feel for them and I pray for there losses. Think of it this way, you can prepare yourself, move to higher ground, get food, etc for a hurricane and you most likely know when its going to hit the day its going to hit. How about waking up in the morning to a beautiful looking day and saying goodbye to your wife and kids to go to work only to get struck by an airplane. Nobody had any idea that was coming, nobody had any idea a bridge was going to collapse. I am willing to bet that if Pearl Harbor were to be attacked today there would be idiots in this country that protested war on Japan.
    With all that being said, football has become more than a sport in American, theres no denying that and over the years there have been a lot of comparisions, my favorite that my high school coach used to say was its going to be a war out there, a knife fight, and real f**ked up bloody event..coaches all over the country and in every level say things such as that. Is that a bad thing? I don’t know maybe, as a teenager growing up during the time of the Vietnam War I was fortunate enough to be one of the few who wasn’t in the armed forces during that time. Regardless, Dan Hampton probably should not have said that, but he did and he meant nothing by it. Move on with your life instead of worrying about how people would react if someone mentioned 9/11. It makes me sick to even think those two things can be compared. Whats next? The collumbine high school shooting being compared to the great United States heat wave (which i am sure most are too young to even have ever heard of that) that killed in excess of 1,700 people over the course of just a few months or better yet the Oklahoma City bombing being compared to the San Francisco earthquake. It is all essentially the same damn thing.
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    paragraphs…learn them…use them.

  282. dlmcc0909 says: Sep 9, 2010 12:31 PM

    Probably not the smartest choice of words, but people need to grow a set too. Stop getting offended everytime someone says something controversial. I live in NYC, and you absolutely CAN compare 9/11 to Katrina simply because both caused the suffering and death of alot of good people. Our country hurt during both. That being said, I wouldnt get offended at a 9/11 reference. Im sure Hampton wasnt sitting in front of his TV making fun of the devastation while Katrina raged on.
    Life is cruel sometimes. There are much more serious things to get offended by. It seems anytime anyone says anything thats not a total ass kissing statement, someone or some group will get offended. Between irrelevent people like Tony Dungy getting offended at Rex ryan cursing, South Park cartoons being edited to not offend a certain religion, and racial trouble makers looking to stir the pot over everything, we are becoming increasingly soft. Toughen up people, and laugh at the stupidity instead of crying foul everytime someone says something you dont like. We do have Freedom of Speech last time i checked.

  283. Skol Favre says: Sep 9, 2010 2:18 PM

    BigBear123….ViQueen fan!? THE DUDE IS A FORMER BEAR!!! Way to flex that Chicago IQ man!

  284. JohnnyC says: Sep 10, 2010 7:53 AM

    Hey again JohnnyC, at least I give you credit for addressing the bad calls. However you’re clearly wrong on some things. On the 4th & 1 fumble, the ball was clearly dislodged from the ball carriers arm. When you say it “ran down his leg” and was not a fumble, I don’t know what you mean by that. Forward progress should NOT have been given (and even then it was a favorable spot). And as for the pass interference on Leber, you say he stepped on the receiver’s foot. No, clearly he didn’t. The receiver spun around at the last second and fell completely on his own. Leber’s foot touched his foot after he was already flat on the ground. And as for Meachem’s ‘catch’, your theory about it’s ok to trap the ball is only true if you have possession. CLEARLY he was bobbling it all the way. You can youtube all those and clearly see what I mean.
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    No YOU need to youtube those plays. The head of officiating has already explained that Pierre’s first down was given forward progress because he never completely lost control of the ball. It’s in the rule book.
    And YES Dave Thomas DID get his foot stepped on, go back and look at it.
    It doesn’t matter anyway because the Saints soundly beat the Vikings again last night like anyone who is not a Vikings fan knew they would. You guys are in for a long season and I won’t be surprised if Favre quits midseason.

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