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Childress: Vilma was "mauling" Shiancoe on interception

The Vikings didn’t seem that worried after tonight’s season-opening 14-9 loss to the Saints. They kept the setback in perspective, and projected a lot of confidence they would turn it around. 

That doesn’t mean Vikings coach Brad Childress was thrilled with everything that went on in the Superdome Thursday night. He was especially annoyed at how Brett Favre’s interception was officiated, believing Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma committed pass interference on the play..

“I thought the back judge . . . missed the fact that 51 (Vilma) was mauling [Visanthe Shiancoe.]  When he didn’t maul him, [Shiancoe] ran down for a touchdown.”

Childress has a point here — it did appear that Vilma hit Shiancoe when the ball was in the air. 

The Saints didn’t score off the interception and it was only one play in a game full of disappointing moments for a Vikings offense that deserved to lose.  Still, the lack of a call may have cost Minnesota points.

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252 Responses to “Childress: Vilma was "mauling" Shiancoe on interception”
  1. Tyler says: Sep 10, 2010 2:30 AM

    Yeah, refs cheat for the Saints. What’s new?

  2. Green n' Gold says: Sep 10, 2010 2:31 AM

    Wawawawawaw. Keep crying Chilly, scoreboard don’t lie douche!!
    Queens 7-9, book it!!

  3. Favre's Hamartia says: Sep 10, 2010 2:33 AM

    Waaah. Waaaah! WAAAAAH!!!!!
    Did Childress have the pacifier sitting on the table while he was talking, or was it hanging around his neck?
    The next complaint from the Minnesota fans will be about the replay on the Kleinsasser incompletion. Just watch.
    One other question I had after watching tonight – Is every team going to wear a patch celebrating their QB’s age this year, or is it only the Vikings?

  4. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Sep 10, 2010 2:33 AM

    There he goes again…making excuses for why his team just isn’t good enough. Face it Chilly…the Saints are better than the Vikings, and you’re not as good a coach as Sean Payton.

  5. SaintsXLIV says: Sep 10, 2010 2:35 AM

    Also, I’m sick of hearing Childress whining about everything. I’ve never seen such a whiny coach.

  6. HereThere says: Sep 10, 2010 2:37 AM

    How dare Childress–and how dare PFT report it–say absolutely anything remotely critical of the New Orleans Saints! I mean, golly, that city, the team and all of it’s residents are f*cking perfect!

  7. LowVoltage says: Sep 10, 2010 2:44 AM

    In a 5 point Saint win, “… the lack of a call may have cost Minnesota points.” was significant. BAck in the Pats-Rams Superbowl in 2002,
    Belichick had his DBs mauling the Ram receivers because he know the officials were ‘soft’ on making those calls. It seems that the officials are far more lenient with the Saints in the past two season in spite of DC William’s stated intention to play aggressively and hit hard.

  8. BigBear123 says: Sep 10, 2010 2:47 AM

    Excuses start already.

  9. dladd08 says: Sep 10, 2010 2:48 AM

    More excuses from Childress.(1st the Saints are trying to assassinate Brett now Shiancoe is getting raped) lol…If they would’ve won the opener or the ’09′ NFC championship game you’ll hear nothing from this sore losing complainer. That was just a bad throw and yeah there was some contact, but Brett shouldn’t have even made the throw. A 4real coach after a loss isn’t gonna make excuses he’ll look for ways to learn from mistakes.

  10. philwauke says: Sep 10, 2010 2:50 AM

    Yet another excuse by the king of excuses and his merry band of whiny little bitches.

  11. E.F.Cuttin says: Sep 10, 2010 2:50 AM

    cue the violins…

  12. Wukong says: Sep 10, 2010 2:54 AM

    More whining from the Viqueens. Saints beat them in the NFC Championship game, and it’s because they “played dirty”. Beat them again (and essentially shut down their offense) without touching Favre and still more moaning. This is the least accountable team in the NFL, bar none. They take no responsibility for their own failings. They’ll be lucky to go 8-8 this year.

  13. Dylan says: Sep 10, 2010 2:55 AM

    I can’t stand that guy. All he does is make excuses when his team loses. Be a man and admit you called a terrible game. AP couldn’t be stopped, and then all of a sudden the Vikings started dropping back and throwing the ball on every play. Childress also made ZERO adjustments when the Saints started running the ball down their throats. He was completely and utterly outclassed by Payton.

  14. gm12086 says: Sep 10, 2010 2:57 AM

    Cry me a river Childress…….Just STFU already you douche.
    Signed,
    Everyone besides Vikings fans

  15. timegambit says: Sep 10, 2010 3:00 AM

    I hope this city finally pulls it together. You’ve had hope, joy and success on the football field.
    Now get off your asses and WORK!
    There were signs that had relief charities on it in the stands. Are you kiddin’ me!
    30% fraudulent disaster claims!
    Natural Selection.

  16. shaggytoodle says: Sep 10, 2010 3:09 AM

    He totally was, and every other INT that Favre threw was also a mauling. They tried running so much, but in all honesty Favre didn’t do anything T jack couldnt have until the end of the first half. The D Line everyone was banking on had failed. Its ok, but you Vikings fans can’t count on the make shift secondary all season long.

  17. rovibe says: Sep 10, 2010 3:11 AM

    Of course the refs didn’t call it. Last year, the fix was in because of Katrina. This year, they’ll be throwing bones to the Saints all year because of the oil spill.

  18. Sow Crates says: Sep 10, 2010 3:19 AM

    Favre was 4 for 12 to wide receivers tonight.
    I don’t care what QB you are, you don’t work on your timing and crispness in the off-season with your Wide Receivers, you deserve to suffer when the main event rides.
    Favre is an exceptional QB when it comes to physical durability and physicaly prowess. He is not, however, an exception to the most fundamental truth about quarterbacking in the NFL: You don’t prepare, you don’t win.

  19. neovenator250 says: Sep 10, 2010 3:21 AM

    Christ, the Vikings, like their fans, continue to do nothing but bitch about how they were cheated. You didn’t outplay the Saints in the NFC Championship (when you commit that many turnovers, you’re not outplaying anyone, regardless of the stats) and you didn’t outplay the Saints here. The Vikings JUST AREN’T AS GOOD AS THE SAINTS. Maybe that worthless excuse making coach (Childress) will be fired and Wilf will hire Florio to replace him. Maybe then, Florio can get the Vikings some new players on offense (Rosenthal, Silva, and MDS)

  20. philwauke says: Sep 10, 2010 3:23 AM

    I hope this city finally pulls it together. You’ve had hope, joy and success on the football field.
    Now get off your asses and WORK!
    There were signs that had relief charities on it in the stands. Are you kiddin’ me!
    30% fraudulent disaster claims!
    Natural Selection.
    ————————————————–
    I guess when you can’t admit your team lost fair and square point out something totally unrelated to the game. Does your mom know your up using her computer this late douche jr?

  21. MrEffs420 says: Sep 10, 2010 3:24 AM

    Dylan says:
    September 10, 2010 2:55 AM
    I can’t stand that guy. All he does is make excuses when his team loses. Be a man and admit you called a terrible game. AP couldn’t be stopped, and then all of a sudden the Vikings started dropping back and throwing the ball on every play. Childress also made ZERO adjustments when the Saints started running the ball down their throats. He was completely and utterly outclassed by Payton.
    ————————————————–
    ^this.
    and i’m a vikes fan.
    they got outplayed and lost. should have been even worse but hartley missed two field goals. the saints are a good team…time will tell if they are the cream of the NFC crop again.
    i have always thought chilly is a terrible coach. this hasn’t changed. he lost control of the team during the offseason and it showed tonight. he should be more angry about the playcalling than the refs.
    it’s only week one though…this doesn’t ruin the fact that football is finally back. best time of the year.

  22. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Sep 10, 2010 3:36 AM

    Sean Payton will soon complain about Hartley missing two field goals and Meachem dropping a TD in the endzone.
    BTW that offsetting facemask penalty was a JOKE. Refs cheated for the Vikings.

  23. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Sep 10, 2010 3:38 AM

    BTW Sean Payton made 2 key adjustments in the 2nd half…he put Roman Harper on Schiancoe and started running the ball down the Vikings’ throats.
    BTW…Jared Allen got his ass handed to him by Bushrod ALL NIGHT.

  24. INTENSEG says: Sep 10, 2010 3:55 AM

    Childress is a whiny Beeoch. That’s all I got to say

  25. PossibleCabbage says: Sep 10, 2010 3:57 AM

    I’m pretty sure that in any closely contested NFL game, you can break down the tape and find several instances of both offensive and defensive pass interference on both teams that would have impacted drives meaningfully. So arguing that the refs misses a PI call here or there is an exercise in futility. Of course they did. They always do. For every PI the other guys get away with, your guys probably got away with one too.

  26. SterlingSaint says: Sep 10, 2010 4:30 AM

    “Still, the lack of a call may have cost Minnesota points.”
    The INT occurred at the MIN 31, not the Saints 31. Then Hartley promptly missed a 46 yard FG try. MIN gets the ball back and scored their TD late in the 2nd quarter.
    Rosenthal is stretching logic by a great deal implying this cost MIN points. All it cost them was about 1 minute of the clock which they didn’t need since they scored after Hartley’s miss.
    Besides, view the replay over and you will see Shiancoe moving away from the line of scrimmage while the ball is in the air. Vilma is trying to move around him as Shiancoe technically (and unintentionally) makes first contact with Vilma. Incidental contact equates to a good no-call.
    I love how Chilly points out this play when it meant nothing to the outcome of the game. Classic case of grasping at straws.

  27. RexR#1 says: Sep 10, 2010 4:59 AM

    Hartley will never be forgotten by all the bettors on the Saints last night who he cost the game for. And was lucky he didn’t lose the game for his team as well, a team that he won’t be on much longer kicking like that.

  28. wayupsouth says: Sep 10, 2010 5:15 AM

    If we’re so dirty, if we “maul” receivers as much as is claimed by Viking fans and their walking-menstrual-cramp coach, how come nobody else’s coach complains? I’ll give you this: Allen and all the rest of those Vikings are some tough SOBs. It must be really hard playing for a guy with chroic PMS.

  29. The Black Cat says: Sep 10, 2010 5:18 AM

    Looked like offensive pass interference as much as defensive, to be honest.

  30. The Black Cat says: Sep 10, 2010 5:22 AM

    Anyway, that resulted in all of ZERO points, so WTF? They played like crap in the second half and lost. What’s to debate here?

  31. tig 0 bitties says: Sep 10, 2010 5:28 AM

    “The next complaint from the Minnesota fans will be about the replay on the Kleinsasser incompletion. Just watch.”
    point #1: Jimmy Kleinsasser did catch that ball. for you who think he didn’t. For no reason did any of the replays prove otherwise. he had his hands under it the entire time. it was a catch. not saying we would have won but it might have helped.
    point #2: we lost plain and simple. I am happily taking this loss over the NFC championship loss any day. we lost plain and simple. ya you heard it from a vikings fan, all you douches that think youre so high and mighty that we lost. con-grat-u-f**k-you-lations. ya i’m upset we lost but im ok with one loss at he beginning of the year. we will be 2-1 come the bye week. and we willl go from there.
    point #3: was I the only one that got bored of hearing how the saints revived the city of Nawlins from katrina? did I not hear that enough last year? I get it, the Saints became relevant 3 or more years after Katrina.( i don’t know how many it was) All I know is that this was played over and over. If the saints got good somehow right after the year of Katrina it would be special. but years after the fact somehow was a special miracle. call me a prick, go ahead, but if you do your just another bitter viking hater that has your time to shine ‘right now’. by the way it does astonish me how many of you there are. I swear there or more people that hate the vikings, trolling there stories then ever. especially tools that make there screen name something that bashes the vikes. news flash. get a life, and find something constructive to talk about, about your own team. instead of talking shit on every single post that remotely resembles the vikes. maybe that was point 3.5, I don’t know. whatever. dont care.
    Point #4: Brett sucked the entire second half.
    As soon as I thought we were rolling, getting momentum, he didn’t make a throw the entire second half.’ que the FaV-Re haters in 3…2..’ (just like that gay stuff everyone writes on here.)
    Point #5: (i know its getting long but I’m drunk and dont care.)
    the funny thing is all you douche bags have nothing else to do with your life and are bringing up everything in the book why ‘we’ viking fans could bring up to make an excuse why we lost but we aren’t. I haven’t read any viking fan make an excuse yet for why we lost.(at least at the time I read it) go ahead keep on hating, cuz it makes you feel better about yourself. i’m ok with that. after all of last year of being proved wrong week after week. you finally after predicting week after week of destruction for the vikings you get it right. ya we sucked, plain and simple.
    and whoever it was before, youre right, AD ran all over them and then we decided to start throwing because favre hooked up with shank a couple times. dumb.
    one last point. we cant’t bank on a make shift secondary. you are completely right. you’re a damn know-it-all. thats what we get for having almost no-one healthy in our starting secondary. Winfield was the only true starter in our secondary. besides maybe madieau. and he blows by the way. the D-fence was bad.
    congrats saints on a true win.
    way more comfortable with this loss then last years.
    To all the haters out there still, get a life, get off these message boards for at least a little bit, and try feel what the inside of a vagina feels like. really.
    goodnight.
    u stay classy San Dieago

  32. adellgfo says: Sep 10, 2010 5:28 AM

    Childress is so annoying. I mean seriously, my high school coach wouldn’t make excuses like that. Your “high powered offense” led by the greatest quarterback of all time Brett Favre and the greatest running back in the league Adrian Peterson put up 9 points. NINE. And your more concerned about the refs missing a call? That’s football, it always has been and always will be. I’ve known that since midget football. Your a professional coach. Act like one you look like a damned fool man.
    Signed,
    A Packer Fan who actually feels sorry for the Vikings for having to deal with him.

  33. brownsfn19 says: Sep 10, 2010 5:29 AM

    Quit crying ya bald-headed f*ck…

  34. mrcmos says: Sep 10, 2010 5:53 AM

    I watched the game from start to finish and thought it was a good battle.
    The Saints outplayed the Viqueens. Viqueens lost the game due to poor play in crunch time. Too Bad!
    Fredo’s performance was subpar and is most likely due to his lack of participation in the training camp. No excuses though. He could have had the surgery earlier, made his decision and attended camp and OTA’s Perhaps not fully participate, but be there. Of course, that isn’t what Lord Fredo does.
    Another question…Why didn’t they go to Camarillo earlier. He is a good receiver and from what I saw in the games he played in pre-season, he was quite effective.
    Poor coaching, play calling and poor play cost you Viqueens the game. Not alleged mauling, no calls, NO EXCUSES!
    Enjoy the season. It will be very disappointing to say the least.

  35. gazretired says: Sep 10, 2010 6:04 AM

    Did Chilly get Favre’s permission before whining once again?

  36. mike says: Sep 10, 2010 6:10 AM

    Where’s all the Queens fans who said the queens would destroy the saints? Allen would take out bree’s?

  37. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Sep 10, 2010 6:16 AM

    Quit your crying, Major Dad.

  38. Bob Nelson says: Sep 10, 2010 6:20 AM

    Nobody associated with the viklings ever accepts responsibility for a loss.
    There is someone else to blame–ALWAYS!!
    The league, the game officials, the weather, the Burmuda Triangle, etc.
    They could have stopped the Saints running attack if the oficials let them.
    From the opening possessions-Saints easily getting a TD and the vikings going 3 and out- to the Saints taking a knee, the Saints outplayed and out coached the vikings.

  39. Little Tommy says: Sep 10, 2010 6:20 AM

    What a whiner. The Viqueens are no better than 7-9 this season. GO BEARS.

  40. FireJerryJones says: Sep 10, 2010 6:25 AM

    Saints should have blown them out.
    40 year old QB… 3 corner backs on the roster… no WR anyone’s ever heard of. Of course you’re going to cover Shiancoe tight. Who else can Favre really throw to?
    LOng season for Minny

  41. backdapack10 says: Sep 10, 2010 6:26 AM

    it was the refs!…………Priceless

  42. tv says: Sep 10, 2010 6:35 AM

    What, Lord FavRay let Chilly speak and all he can say is “Waa, waa”?

  43. Buck Stallion says: Sep 10, 2010 6:39 AM

    It’s OK Chilly, you and the Vikings fans know who the better team is, right.
    What a little bitch.

  44. Vikings=Blumpkins says: Sep 10, 2010 6:59 AM

    Sweeter, poor little viqueen babies.
    A whole year of crying huh, this should be fun….
    Can any one say 0-1!!!!!!

  45. red4skins says: Sep 10, 2010 7:03 AM

    It was pass interference. And I could give two rats asses about the game… i just need some goal line touches for AP

  46. Green and Gold Forever says: Sep 10, 2010 7:05 AM

    Cry me a river, Chilly. You want to talk about a few points in a close game? How about the half dozen or so other times when Brent through too far ahead of his receiver, too far beind, or put up a lame duck, always when a drive was on the line. He was WAY out of sync with his receivers all night, but of course it was one call that cost the Viqueens the game.
    Favre basically ran a clinic on why a quarterback can’t skip camp. Last year he got away with it with the powder puff opener they had, but not twice. If Favre is on the same page as his receivers, this game probably ends very differently.
    If I were a Vikings fan I’d tell my idiot head coach to shut his piehole and stop making excuses, and I’d be pissed at Favre for coming to the season less ready than he should be– or could be.
    But the Vikings fans will whine and cry and put the blame anywhere but where it belongs– on their vaunted QB.

  47. njoberg says: Sep 10, 2010 7:05 AM

    wonder if the aint fans have a ref miscue
    on there team if they will complain?
    hey douche..aints 8-8

  48. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Sep 10, 2010 7:06 AM

    Favre just isn’t that good. He had a very good year last year (at least in the regular season), and he was very good for a stretch in the mid-90s (at least in the regular season), but that interception had nothing to do with pass interference and everything to do with Favre “the gunslinger” trying to make something out of nothing and turning the ball over. Has anyone watched this guy’s career?

  49. turbodog says: Sep 10, 2010 7:09 AM

    The perfect coach for the whiny ass Viking fans. Pretty soon he’s going to start blaming the pre-game meals for the loss.
    VIKING FANS ARE LOSERS.

  50. Saintsarebest says: Sep 10, 2010 7:09 AM

    the siants may cheet and play dirty but we have a super bowl throfy and a hisman trofy becuase who dat.

  51. bruce campbells chainsaw hand says: Sep 10, 2010 7:10 AM

    And the Vikings were holding just about every play. Childress should grow up and quit bitching. The refs aren’t going to see every infraction, so get used to it and move on.

  52. Pat_McCrotch2.0 says: Sep 10, 2010 7:11 AM

    its 1 game.

  53. 56chevygirl says: Sep 10, 2010 7:13 AM

    LMAO, do the ViQueens ever stop whinning??? SO, “little” Jon Vilma mauled a stud Shiancoe??? Give me a break, we got no points off that interception and the Saints D clearly shut down AP and the “old” man who should have stayed retired..
    And to the idiot timegambit, we work in NOLA, and hopefully wherever you live, you won’t ever experience a natural or “man made” disaster in your lifetime. You show yourself as just as much a whiny a++hole as Chilly. Stick to the game facts and leave the society and political issues out!!!

  54. footballfan says: Sep 10, 2010 7:13 AM

    Come on everyone! We all know the ref’s only cheat for Pittsburgh!!
    I am really getting sick of all the whining anymore. We didn’t even make it through the first game and Childress is being a wuss. You team looked like hell on offense and they lost. That what happens when you let a 40 year old quarterback run your team. I bet if he had been at camp the offense would have looked better.

  55. Fred Finstad says: Sep 10, 2010 7:19 AM

    Are teams suppose to play with their hands tied behind their back to play the queens. They must think so. Keep crying you worthless bastards. Your nothing but a bunch of whinning assholes. Grow up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GO Pack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. raiderUfan says: Sep 10, 2010 7:19 AM

    Maybe I don’t completely remember the play but didn’t the contact between Vilma and Shiancoe happen while Vilma was playing the ball? That’s legal. A CB with his head turned and playing the ball 30 yards down field can leap and fall into a WR while making a play on the ball. He has as much right to that spot.

  57. Wipackman says: Sep 10, 2010 7:25 AM

    chilly LIAR !!!!

  58. myspaceyourface says: Sep 10, 2010 7:30 AM

    Saints fans are just as ignorant as Pats, Ravens, and Bungles fans. . . .
    The officiating was less than stellar last night. . . .
    Just because the coach picked one of the more obscure non calls to complain about, doesn’t make him a whiner.
    Jared Allen was held something terrible on that first drive
    There was the catch/no catch/ review play
    There was the P.I. on Shianko/INT
    There was defensive holding on several 3rd down plays
    Just to name a few

  59. Steelmeats says: Sep 10, 2010 7:33 AM

    As a steelers fan I have to admit, I love seeing all the hate being spread to another team. This has been a long offseason.

  60. Pervy *Harvin says: Sep 10, 2010 7:35 AM

    Good game Saint douchers…lucky you were at home. We would maul you in MN LOL!

  61. Burritto says: Sep 10, 2010 7:40 AM

    I just watched the play several times and here’s what I saw:
    1) There is definitely a good amount of Vilma-initiated contact.
    2) The contact begins well before the pass is thrown, but ends just as the pass is being released.
    3) The contact occurs almost exactly 5 yards from the LOS.
    I don’t even know what the call should be.
    Is it downfield enough for illegal contact? If it is, then it is definitely an IC penalty for 5 yds. The final angle shown on NFL.com seems to show Shiancoe barely inside of the 5-yard boundary.
    If legal (for argument’s sake) contact is made before a pass is thrown, but that act of contact lasts until after a pass is thrown, is it pass interference?
    You can look at this play and make a case for illegal contact, pass interference, or neither. It’s very close. It’s pretty silly for Childress to whine so openly about something so equivocal.

  62. Coach says: Sep 10, 2010 7:45 AM

    Has Childress ever lost a game without making excuses? The league should fine him for being such a pussy.

  63. cbatchel says: Sep 10, 2010 7:45 AM

    Not a Vikes fan but I saw that to, should have been a PI not a INT. Vilma had his hands all around the back of shiancoe when the ball was in the air. So much for the rule you can’t touch a receiver after 5 yds.
    But hey are we suprised this is just the first of many many blown calls the horrible old NFL refs will have this season.

  64. nps6724 says: Sep 10, 2010 7:45 AM

    And both Sedrick Ellis AND Will Smith were held on Favre’s TD pass. I swear, Childress whines and cries about very single call he doesn’t get. And the Saints didn’t even score off the INT! Maybe if you coaches better, you wouldn’t need to rely on the refs to save your ass.

  65. louisianafootballfan says: Sep 10, 2010 7:46 AM

    Did someone forget to tell Childress that the NFL isn’t a flag football league. Maybe he’d be happier if the saints only hit his receivers and qb with down pillows. This is just another excuse in a season promising to be full of excuses for a mediocre at best coach who just realized that his qb is over the hill and his team is a .500 team. At least he won’t keep his job long enough to have to look for a new house in LA.

  66. SDW2001 says: Sep 10, 2010 7:46 AM

    Say what you like, but the offiating in the game was a damn disgrace. It wasn’t just him…it was all of the WRs. There was PI all over the place. Then, the Vikes got called on offensive PI, which was a crap call. Oh, and let’s not forget the “incomplete” pass, which first was blown on the field, then in the booth.
    Looks like we’re off to another banner year for NFL officiating.

  67. bump says: Sep 10, 2010 7:46 AM

    yep the ref’s GAVE the game to the saints ,, wow man get over it ,, saints had a few bad calls also ,,, I thought it was a good game ,,,too bad they lost now get over it,, they beat you 2 times in a row geeeeeeeeeeeeeesh will you ever quit crying this year ,, oooh wait the fish are comming to town ,, cue the crying for next week starts NOW LOL

  68. blowinanutt says: Sep 10, 2010 7:48 AM

    I thought he grabbed him before in int. also! Kleinsasser made that catch too. The ref right there called it a catch,the one farest away overrides him? Lets face it! Everyone but the Vikings and they’re fans wanted the saints to win! Alot of positives from the game,def looks solid again! We’ll be ok.

  69. FarmerMonkey says: Sep 10, 2010 7:50 AM

    Favre looked way out of sync with his WRs. Berrian looked terrible in every facet of the game. I agree that it was a blown call, but the Vikings have bigger problems.
    Was really impressed by both defenses, though. I was guessing that both teams would score more individually than they ended up doing combined.

  70. LordFavre says: Sep 10, 2010 7:50 AM

    And the bitter wittle Packer fans are still crying about Brett Favre…wah wah….
    Can’t wait til’ you get spanked in PHILLY this Sunday.
    It was one game..one. Wait til’ you see the Favre bashing.
    There were a few very bad calls by the Refs in favor of the Saints. Phantom holding calls to stop drives, Saints receivers pushing off in the end zone (at least he dropped the ball), etc. etc…
    But that wasn’t really the reason they lost. Yes, the Saints mauled Shiancoe, but the other Viking receivers didn’t step up. If they had Sidney Rice and Taylor, they win that game.
    It may tak a little time, but the Vikings will get better. And I’m not too upset. They played the SB “Champs” twice in their house, and should have beaten them.
    Whine all you want.

  71. JEsTerS says: Sep 10, 2010 7:51 AM

    He need to watch the replay and quit crying.

  72. GRpatriot says: Sep 10, 2010 7:52 AM

    Chilly for town crier!

  73. Lurch says: Sep 10, 2010 7:59 AM

    You know Chili … if you officially join the Excuse of the Week Club as a dues paying member, at least you’ll get a free fruit basket out of the deal.

  74. Raiders757 says: Sep 10, 2010 8:01 AM

    I think it’s funny how many of you are laughing at Childress and giving him crap about pointing out a possible no call by the officials. Why I find it funny, is that I know for a fact that if it was one your teams that this happened to, you be up in arms and crying just the same.
    Personally, I think it was a bad play by Favre more so than PI, but then again, there was some illegal contact. Actually, instead of PI, it looked more like defensive holding. Either way, it wasn’t called and in the end, it didn’t cost the Vikings anything thanks to a missed FG.
    A few bad calls aren’t the reason the Vikings lost. They were outplayed by a better team. It’s as simple as that.

  75. Calistin says: Sep 10, 2010 8:01 AM

    Sorry but I saw a ton of illegal hands to face, holding, and facemasking done by Minnesota’s offensive line. Some get called Chilly, some don’t. You’re team is just as guilty and got away with plenty crybaby.

  76. ShootahCowboy says: Sep 10, 2010 8:05 AM

    And you said I whined?
    Love always,
    Keith Brooking

  77. UrMomToldMe2TellUHi says: Sep 10, 2010 8:05 AM

    maybe he was, maybe he wasn’t but the officiating in the game was consistent (consistent in stopping BOTH offenses)…either way, chilly and the worst fan base in the NFL are quickly becoming the St. Louis Cardinals of the NFL; without, ya know, the championships.

  78. BigEasy says: Sep 10, 2010 8:07 AM

    LOL……Favre looked like he was in post-season form with the Int……..LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
    Skolllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll!!!!!
    Who Dat!

  79. Favre'sDirtyWranglers says: Sep 10, 2010 8:07 AM

    Welp here you go the perfect coach for the perfect fan base. A match made in a remote level of whiney hell.

  80. JimmySmith says: Sep 10, 2010 8:14 AM

    Is there a bigger crybaby coach in the NFL?
    That’s why he is the perfect coach for the excuse-making fan base that is better known as the CryQueens. Well, that and the fact that he cross dresses, another symbolic gesture to the fan base.

  81. habibfromnewdehli says: Sep 10, 2010 8:14 AM

    That’s just one of MANY calls the officials did not make. And for whatever reason, most of the calls missed were on the Saints.
    They call a catch… then some other official runs in from off the screen and says NO CATCH! NO WAY! OVERRULED! It was a catch, and replay confirms this, but somehow there is “no indisputable evidence.” Ummm… the fact that you NEVER see the ball hit the ground should be indisputable evidence.
    Anyway… I BET THE VIKINGS ARE WISHING THEY SIGNED TJ HOUSHMANDZADEH RIGHT ABOUT NOW!

  82. nps6724 says: Sep 10, 2010 8:15 AM

    Oh yeah and what about the pass interference they didn’t call on Shepard against David Thomas on 3rd down in the 2nd half? Don’t cry about bad calls, Queens.

  83. Hank says: Sep 10, 2010 8:21 AM

    # timegambit says: September 10, 2010 3:00 AM
    I hope this city finally pulls it together. You’ve had hope, joy and success on the football field.
    Now get off your asses and WORK!
    There were signs that had relief charities on it in the stands. Are you kiddin’ me!
    30% fraudulent disaster claims!
    Natural Selection.
    ====================================
    The epitome of vikings fandom. Funny how the rest of the pubers haven’t poked their heads out.

  84. whodaywhodat says: Sep 10, 2010 8:22 AM

    And I also saw a CLEAR FACE MASK on Will Smith that wasn’t called in the 2nd half. Also the face mask in the first half our LB CLEARLY had his hand on top of the helmet, not on face mask. So cry me a damn river, we whooped your azz two years in a row.

  85. NoRingsForYou says: Sep 10, 2010 8:24 AM

    How can anyone root for the whiney-ass Vikings??? Always pissing and moaning wah wah wah. Where was Jared Allen? Where was Gaydrian Peterson’s 150 yd 2 td game? Where are all the posts about the “real champions”? No rings for you again, punks.

  86. Calistin says: Sep 10, 2010 8:24 AM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcMlGBf6vLU
    LOL, yeah quite the mauling Childress. Horrible decision by Favre. Vilma just stepped in front of Shank.
    Why does Childress cry about this stuff when his players are doing the same thing? Gonna come back and bite him in the ass.

  87. Thorpie says: Sep 10, 2010 8:26 AM

    So much big talk for last 7 months from Vikes fans and absolutely no play from their team to back it up. “Brees is going down” – Fail. “Favre is going to shred the Saints” – Fail. Vikes will deliver some “remember me” hits – Fail
    Absolutely no excuses this time, you just got beat. Period. Vikes have talent on the field, but Chilly is one of the worst, most embarrassing examples of a coach in the NFL today. He could not scheme to save his life and then, as usual, starts with the excuses.
    Skoooool ….hahahaha

  88. 3octaveFart says: Sep 10, 2010 8:27 AM

    Winners find a way to win.
    Losers search for excuses.

  89. moenthelawn says: Sep 10, 2010 8:33 AM

    This is why it is hard to actually communicate with football fans. You’re comments are ALL so stupid and irrational because you are drunk off your team’s kool-aid.
    Childress is like any other coach communicating to the league through the media about some calls. Sure, he will be filing a formal report, but it helps to get it into the public.

  90. spudz says: Sep 10, 2010 8:34 AM

    Both teams looked horrible compared to all the talk about how great they are gonna be
    Next up? The Jets disaster….haha

  91. Shinywalrus says: Sep 10, 2010 8:38 AM

    As a Cowboys fan whose last memory is his team getting clobbered by the Vikings, I’m inclined to dislike this guy…but he has a point.
    It would be hard for an objective observer not to see the humor behind some of the officiating in this one, especially on, but not limited to this particular call. The number of helmet-led tackles, holds and late hits the Saints got away with in this one probably changed the outcome, at least in terms of score, if not in terms of win or loss.
    At the end of the day, you hope these things even out over a season. And they usually do.

  92. FreddieBaby says: Sep 10, 2010 8:41 AM

    @Green n’ Gold
    Keep up your stupid taunting. That way when your crappy team loses in Philly on Sunday you will look that much dumber.

  93. FoF says: Sep 10, 2010 8:44 AM

    It’s funny how either every call either went against the Vikings, or if there was a penelty on the Saints the refs found some way to penalize the Vikings too on the same play.
    prettay prettay funny

  94. saintswhodi says: Sep 10, 2010 8:45 AM

    I watched the game from beginning to end, and can someone tell me, did Jared Allen play? Kevin Williams? I heard Pat Williams name a couple of times. Ray Edwards? Best D-line in football? Um, no. Oh wait, maybe the best O-line in football is just better than them. I like what one of the posters above wrote, SKOOOL. Who Dat!!!

  95. Starderup says: Sep 10, 2010 8:46 AM

    Well, it was CLEARLY pass interference, but don’t let that interfere with the pity we are obligated to shower upon the Saints for the rest of our lives. After all, something bad happened to them. Pity them!! Pity!!!!!

  96. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Sep 10, 2010 8:48 AM

    Saints offensive line > Vikings defensive line
    Saints defensive line > Vikings offensive line
    That’s how the game was won.

  97. ignoringthehaters says: Sep 10, 2010 8:48 AM

    Not a Vikings fan, but am EXTREMELY tired of the non-stop slurpfest of NOLA. Refs miss calls in every game, but it really seems like certain teams get the calls, NO, NE, IND, I think it sucks that they seem to get all the calls. Chilly is starting to show his colors, probably not smart enough to beat a team mentally, CLEARLY not smart enough to realize a hot hand (AP was running well), and fails to give credit to the teams that beat him.
    And before all you Aints fans puff out your chest too much, i’d start worrying about the fact that you could barely put the ball in the endzone and you let a TE run all over the field on you, and your kicker sucks. Happy Friday!!

  98. bugslayer says: Sep 10, 2010 8:53 AM

    Been hearing it all off season…..SKOL VIKES…LOL

  99. tv says: Sep 10, 2010 8:55 AM

    So LordFavRay finally gives Chilly permission to speak and all he can say is “waa, waa”?

  100. zangy says: Sep 10, 2010 8:56 AM

    What about the non-calls on basically every offensive play for the vikings when Loadholt was moved to the left side? He literally had to grab Will Smith by the face mask to stop him a couple of times and that was never called.
    Every single game in the NFL will have blown calls going both ways. Do you want officials reviewing every play looking for any possible infraction?
    Fact of the matter is the Vikings were outclassed. The stellar defensive line looked weak and unable to get any penetration but more than that was the way the game was called by coaches for the vikings. Why on earth did Chilly stop giving the ball to Peterson? He was averaging 4.5 yds a carry and wasn’t having any issues with ball security. Favre was completely out of sync with his receivers but that should get better.
    Oh and LordFavre – Didn’t they have Sidney Rice and Chester Taylor last year when they lost? That is like saying, “Man, I wish the Packers still had Reggie White in his prime.” Again, just more vikings coaches and fans making up excuses for a loss.

  101. PurpleIsForGays says: Sep 10, 2010 8:57 AM

    After that dismal display of offense I guess I would dig up all the excuses I could find as well….

  102. E.F.Cuttin says: Sep 10, 2010 8:57 AM

    Sad sack Viking fans disgust me…take your loss like a man…

  103. Walleyeman says: Sep 10, 2010 9:00 AM

    My god, Jared Allen looks like an idot.

  104. NOLArules says: Sep 10, 2010 9:04 AM

    The more he talks, the more obvious it becomes: childress is the perfect coach for the viqueens. That fan base of pillow biters and bed wetters deserves him. You lost…again….deal with it.
    0 championships is your reality. and it isn’t ending anytime soon.
    Saints played like crap and still won.

  105. TwinCitiesTT says: Sep 10, 2010 9:05 AM

    Look at all the Saints and Packer fans on here. Who Dat come to Minneapolis and run your mouth. Your skinny little cajun ass wont last long, And to the Cesspool packer fans. Get a life. I know every other sports team in your state is worthless, but getting up and heading to the Vikings blogs 1st thing. Grab yourself a TWINS jersey and jump on ship we still got the World Series to play.. 11-5 Vikes win by 2 games over the 9-7 packers Book it..

  106. JStockton says: Sep 10, 2010 9:05 AM

    Chilly is whining??? Cue the violins.

  107. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Sep 10, 2010 9:06 AM

    # spudz says: September 10, 2010 8:34 AM
    Both teams looked horrible compared to all the talk about how great they are gonna be
    Next up? The Jets disaster….haha
    —————————————————
    You obviously don’t know much about football if you can’t appreciate a game like last night’s.

  108. kmartinson says: Sep 10, 2010 9:07 AM

    Vikings fans: It’s time to stop blaming the loss on Katrina or anything else for that matter. It’s one game. Now, get out of your parents basement and go and get some fresh air. You’ll need it because the Dolphins defense is much better than the Saints.
    P.S. Nice move by Childress to stop handing the ball off to the best running back in the game…ahh…weren’t they moving the ball when they were doing that?

  109. That's Mr Rodgers to you says: Sep 10, 2010 9:09 AM

    There were a lot of non calls on both sides of the ball. The refs missed several holding calls against the Vikings o line and at least one very blatant face mask. Apparently all of chilly’s whining about the way brent was man handled in the championship game had an effect on how this game was called. Any way missed calls are part of the game so suck it up crybaby!
    The vikings offense looked way out of sink, brent looked tired and that fierce look he wore all year last year has faded. That secondary is a great big sieve! The defensive line looks slow and Allen was rendered harmless! The one bright spot was Peterson’s running! You Vikings fans had better hope he stays healthy or your ship will sink fast!
    A few more performances like this one and the finger pointing amongst team mates will follow and any cohesiveness left on this team will disappear. After watching last nights game I beleive it is now apparent it was a huge mistake for brent to skip training cap and miss the opportunity to gel with his teammates!
    Congratulations to the saints!
    See you in the playoffs!
    You better buy a parka it gets very cold up here lol!

  110. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Sep 10, 2010 9:10 AM

    ignoringthehaters : putting a few words in all CAPS makes you look dumber, NOT smarter.

  111. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Sep 10, 2010 9:13 AM

    “If the saints got good somehow right after the year of Katrina it would be special.”
    Saints reached the NFC Championship game the year after Katrina.

  112. MNRunLeft says: Sep 10, 2010 9:14 AM

    Chilly is right that there was pass interference on that interception, Collinsworth pointed out out as well, it was a missed call by the officials.
    That said the Saints outplayed the Vikings last night, and deserved to win that game no way around it. As a Vikings fan though I assume the Saints would prefer to avoid another match-up with the Vikings this season, without Rice, Griffin and Cook the Vikings hung around and still had a chance to win late in the game on the road. Good win for the Saints, not a bad game by the Vikings, hopefully we can get a rematch come playoff time.

  113. jimmySee says: Sep 10, 2010 9:14 AM

    If Chilly’s looking for something to cry about, how about an out-of-shape quarterback who needs to get in sync with his receivers yet failed to participate with his team in any mimi-camps or training camp work.
    Brett’s a wily guy. As a veteran, his $16 million became guaranteed last night.

  114. Simon12345 says: Sep 10, 2010 9:14 AM

    Guys, coaches complain about the refs EVERY GAME.

  115. afogg0855 says: Sep 10, 2010 9:15 AM

    Childress is a whiny bitch

  116. archon says: Sep 10, 2010 9:16 AM

    hey ignorethehaters, its the first game of the season douchebag, and its a W.

  117. andy reid's belt says: Sep 10, 2010 9:17 AM

    Glad the Saints won last night and just like the rest of the world, tired of hearing “Chilly” piss and moan, but I do question Brees and his sudden head and arm motions which were clearly intended to make the defense jump. Look for something from the league regarding this. Skoal…..LOSERS

  118. nps6724 says: Sep 10, 2010 9:22 AM

    Here are some calls that went the Vikings way:
    1) The offsetting facemask penalties – the replay showed the Saint player didn’t grab the facemask
    2) On Favre’s TD to Shiancoe, both Will Smith and Sedrick Ellis were blatantly held in the middle of the line but no flag
    3) Once Loadholt moved to LT, he had a hold of Will Smith’s facemask (which should’ve been the 2nd time Loadholt got called for it) but no flag
    4) No pass interference on Lito Sheppard on 3rd-and-9 at the MIN 28 (right before the 2nd missed FG)
    That’s at the very least 2 calls that change the complexion of the game (the holding on the TD and the no PI).
    Those saying Shiancoe didn’t interfere with Dunbar on the offensive PI need to check the rules. He clearly (and unnecessarily) ran into Dunbar and pushed off him. And he didn’t need to because he would’ve been open anyway. Dumb penalty on your TE.
    As for the “catch” for Kleinsasser, the ball doesn’t bounce that hard when it hits flesh. It does, however, when it hits the ground. Simply physics. I mean, have you ever seen a ball bounce with that much force from hitting a guy’s hands without the guy swatting the ball? And either way, the ruling on the field was going to stand.
    Minnesota is VERY lucky this was only a 5-point game. Our WRs dropped a ton of passes and Hartley couldn’t kick anything straight or this is a blowout. And none of these had anything to do with Minny’s defense; they were simply mistakes on our part.

  119. djkeitse says: Sep 10, 2010 9:23 AM

    I am not surprised that the refs are getting the blame(again) for the Vi-Queens loss.

  120. nps6724 says: Sep 10, 2010 9:27 AM

    “Who Dat come to Minneapolis and run your mouth.”
    Earn HFA or win the Super Bowl and we may have to.
    In other words, we won’t be going to Minneapolis until the schedule lucks up for you.

  121. Dave M says: Sep 10, 2010 9:30 AM

    GEEEZ! This guy whines more than the Democrats! I think he ought to run for Congress!

  122. robsterNY says: Sep 10, 2010 9:32 AM

    Brad Childress should stop whining about the officials and have some balls when it comes to Favre!….INSIST that ALL players be in camp on time or play elsewhere….Favre wont last the season …he will be banged up by game 6…*LOL*

  123. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Sep 10, 2010 9:37 AM

    “As a Vikings fan though I assume the Saints would prefer to avoid another match-up with the Vikings this season…”
    It won’t happen…Vikings won’t make the playoffs.

  124. nps6724 says: Sep 10, 2010 9:40 AM

    “Guys, coaches complain about the refs EVERY GAME. ”
    Childress has complained about the refs since January. And most coaches complain about calls that had a definite effect on the game, not an INT that lost you zero field position (Saints gained 0 yards and the ball moved back another 7 on the FG attempt) or points (due to the missed FG).

  125. thats_what_she_said says: Sep 10, 2010 9:41 AM

    yap yap yap – stfu… when ur quarterback sets the record for most picks thrown in NFL history, maybe he’s got a tendancy to u know… throw picks!

  126. Thorpie says: Sep 10, 2010 9:47 AM

    @ TwinCities TT
    Umm..we don’t have to come to Minny. You see, the winning teams get to host the games in the playoffs and the Superbowl champs get to host the season opener. It’s the losers that have to travel. Can you figure out which catagory the Vikes fall into? Need me to spell it out for ya? Also, this is not a Vikings blog, it’s a comment section for an article about the Saints/Vikes game and some bullshit whining from your loser coach about a SAINTS player.
    As for the Twins, it’s nice that you already accepted that The Vikes are done and you can focus your attention on baseball. Actually, baseball seems like a good option for you guys, since it’s not a contact sport. Football, apparently, is a little too rough for Chilly and the Vikes fans.

  127. RC IV says: Sep 10, 2010 9:47 AM

    Childress needs to quit whining.
    So do a lot of Vikings fans.
    It wasn’t a shoot out. i t was a great game and the Saints won. Congrats.
    I’m as haapy as i can be after a loss, the defense played pretty good but the offense was out of sync. They were still in the game late and had plenty of chances before that. They just didn’t get it done.
    For all those who think the Vikings are left for dead after last night, you are truly football idiots.
    That was a hard fought game by 2 teams, barring major injuries, that will be in the playoffs.
    Good job Saints. you won a tight game.

  128. jimmySee says: Sep 10, 2010 9:50 AM

    “TwinCitiesTT says:
    September 10, 2010 9:05 AM
    Look at all the Saints and Packer fans on here. Who Dat come to Minneapolis and run your mouth. Your skinny little cajun ass wont last long, And to the Cesspool packer fans. Get a life. I know every other sports team in your state is worthless, but getting up and heading to the Vikings blogs 1st thing. Grab yourself a TWINS jersey and jump on ship we still got the World Series to play.. 11-5 Vikes win by 2 games over the 9-7 packers Book it..”
    Trash talk is especially pathetic after a loss. By the way, those “worthless” Badgers are ranked #10 in the nation these days. How those Gophers with their new stadium (what’s it called — Not the Vikings Field) doing?

  129. jrmbadger says: Sep 10, 2010 9:51 AM

    I still dont understand why he’s complaining. Regardless of whether the contact was illegal (it was close), Favre HAS NO BUSINESS throwing that ball where he did, clearly Vilma was RIGHT THERE, and Shiancoe was just standing there. Not exactly a difficult pick for Vilma.
    TERRIBLE, terrible, terrible decision by Favre regardless of the refs.
    But hey, he’s the old gunslinger out there just having fun in his wrangler jeans.

  130. Rip says: Sep 10, 2010 9:54 AM

    Hahahaha. I’ve never seen a bigger bunch of whiny-assed titty babies in my entire life.
    Saints >>> Vikings. Suck it.

  131. Jack Lambert's Dentist says: Sep 10, 2010 9:56 AM

    Every week more and more NFL fans whine about Refs cheating. I think you just suffer from vaginal discomfort. The solution: score more points than the other team.

  132. ignoringthehaters says: Sep 10, 2010 9:57 AM

    hahahahahahahahahahahah to simple minded to see the big picture.

  133. themage78 says: Sep 10, 2010 9:58 AM

    That was just a bad throw and yeah there was some contact,
    ————————————————-
    Contact means the guy is moved slightly. Not turned SIDEWAYS. I’m not even a Vikings fan and knew that should’ve been pass int.
    I mean the refs called it for less then in the NFC championship.
    Oh btw all you Aints fans. Hope you pick up a new kicker. He’s going to pull a Nate Kaeding for you in the playoffs and you’ll be out.

  134. Ruvell100 says: Sep 10, 2010 10:03 AM

    Well, at least they didn’t steal their signals. That was the excuse for the 41-0 (41-0!) NFC Championship game against the Giants.
    The sorriest people on the planet.

  135. jimmySee says: Sep 10, 2010 10:05 AM

    The most amazing thing about this is that after the loss, Brett hopped a flight to Hattiesburg because he gets a few extra days off.
    That time might be better spent working with his receivers to get their timing down.
    $16 mil guaranteed. That may be the only thing you can take to the bank with Brett this season.

  136. thelandis says: Sep 10, 2010 10:07 AM

    Wow, the gunslinger really looked great didn’t he? Holy cow does that guy look old! Where did you dig up that old fossil Chilly?! lol, The Pack is going to own the Viqueens this year. GO PACK!!

  137. Sociofan says: Sep 10, 2010 10:09 AM

    I was watching the game and when I saw the play, I thought the same thing. Vilma did not just hit him while the ball was in the air, he wrapped his arms around 81′s waist and pulled him away from the ball. I could not believe that none of the officials were actually watching the receivers downfield. It might have cost the Vikings points. I’m not a fan of either team, so the outcome didn’t mean squat to me. I am more worried about the state of officiating this season with the change they made at umpire and with several big calls missed in the pre-season. I hope it is not a sign of things to come. I hate seasons where the focus is on officiating and not football.

  138. Canned Gravy says: Sep 10, 2010 10:09 AM

    nps6724 says:
    September 10, 2010 9:22 AM
    Here are some calls that went the Vikings way:
    1) The offsetting facemask penalties – the replay showed the Saint player didn’t grab the facemask
    2) On Favre’s TD to Shiancoe, both Will Smith and Sedrick Ellis were blatantly held in the middle of the line but no flag
    3) Once Loadholt moved to LT, he had a hold of Will Smith’s facemask (which should’ve been the 2nd time Loadholt got called for it) but no flag
    4) No pass interference on Lito Sheppard on 3rd-and-9 at the MIN 28 (right before the 2nd missed FG)
    That’s at the very least 2 calls that change the complexion of the game (the holding on the TD and the no PI).
    ___________________________________
    Perfectly stated.
    I will say the Vikes looked better than I thought they would…and New Orleans looked worse. I don’t know why either team quit doing what was working….it wasn’t because of defensive adjustments. If I’m a Vike fan, I’m asking when and where Jared Allen is going to show up to play. He’s been borderline non-existent in his last 2 games…..man to man, no less.

  139. buckeyeboy says: Sep 10, 2010 10:10 AM

    man saints fans are turly dumbasses. They watch the replay, say it’s a good call, and then crassly yell at those who say it should have been a penalty. The bandwagon and it’s kool-ade drinkers are getting bigger

  140. wrw0101 says: Sep 10, 2010 10:14 AM

    It was interesting, in the series Hard Knocks on HBO, the one player Rex Ryan never went off on was Mark Sanchez, yet Sanchez played like a bum throughout the exhbition season, and is likely the reason the Jets will not be in the Super Bowl.

  141. kmartinson says: Sep 10, 2010 10:15 AM

    I can’t wait to see the reaction if the Vikes lose against Miami. Also, the Saints shouldn’t be stroking themselves for beating a .500 team. Scoring 14 points against against the worst defensive backfield in the league would not make me feel warm and fuzzy. Neither team looked good—period. Who dat? Sick of that along with Payton and his visor.
    By the way, were those bruises on Chilly’s forehead from Favre t-bagging him? Or was it from Shiancoe?

  142. Canned Gravy says: Sep 10, 2010 10:16 AM

    Remember…..if he (Shiancoe) is within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage….which he was, Vilma can be blocking Shiancoe. It did border on holding and it is pass interference once the ball is in the air on a pass past the line of scrimmage, but yes….it was close.
    Throwing the ball was a bad decision by Favre…plain and simple.

  143. duffsbeer says: Sep 10, 2010 10:16 AM

    Not happy about the overruled non-catch call, especially since it was ruled a catch on the field by the ref that could see the play then overruled by the ref from behind that because of simple laws of physics could not possibly see the play.
    That’s it.
    Rest of the game was actually piss poor offense by both teams.
    Minnesota was using a patch work secondary and held the saints in. The saints secondary was in barely better shape and they held the vikings in.
    I don’t think either team will do more than 10-6 this year after what I saw last night.

  144. Anarcho Purplism says: Sep 10, 2010 10:18 AM

    I’m not sure I’ve seen a more classless bunch of fans than the Saints.
    Officiating left a bit to be desired, but it wasn’t terrible. I’ve certainly seen worse. Couple bad calls, more for the Saints, but that’s football.
    All in all, the Saints were the better team on TH.
    Did anyone expect any different?
    Vikes
    -Favre looked out of sync
    -WRs looked effortless, except for Greg C. Let’s hope Chilly gets more plays drawn up for that savvy vet. Where was Percy?
    -Vikes D played well enough to give the offense a chance to win. Yeah there was a dropped TD & 2 missed FGs (= 13 points), but they had a couple of key 3 & outs.
    -AD looked pretty good. Couple there that almost broke.
    -Chilly needs to mix run/pass a bit more. He looks like he is slating his drives Favre or Peterson.
    Saints
    -Drew Brees moved the ball around well & his timing in the pocket looked great
    -Oline held strong enough. The “wipe down” that Collinsworth kept referring to was hard to watch as a Vikings fan
    -2nd half gameplan was brilliant
    -Their corners proved that they are Top 3 in the league. Jets, Bengals……who else?
    -Robert Meachem does not look like a good fantasy WR for me. He left more than the TD on the table it looked like to me.

  145. nps6724 says: Sep 10, 2010 10:18 AM

    “Contact means the guy is moved slightly. Not turned SIDEWAYS. I’m not even a Vikings fan and knew that should’ve been pass int.
    I mean the refs called it for less then in the NFC championship.”
    1) Shiancoe wasn’t 5 yards past the LOS.
    2) Vilma made no further contact once the ball was in the air.
    So while Vilma did turn Shiancoe sideways, it wasn’t pass interference because Shiancoe was inside the 5-yard area beyond the LOS (ball was at the 30, Shiancoe was at the 35, thus contact can be made) and Vilma stops contact before Favre throws the ball. Legal play.
    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d81a66893/Vilma-picks-off-Favre

  146. shaggytoodle says: Sep 10, 2010 10:18 AM

    Is it just me or does he whine like a girl with her first period?

  147. packerfanfornot4life says: Sep 10, 2010 10:27 AM

    it doesnt matter Chilly, u r the coach if u whine, then it shows that the players are allowed to whine. All of u Vike fans tore into us GB fans when Rodgers got facemasked in the Arizona PO game last year on the fumble!!!

  148. nps6724 says: Sep 10, 2010 10:28 AM

    “I was watching the game and when I saw the play, I thought the same thing. Vilma did not just hit him while the ball was in the air, he wrapped his arms around 81′s waist and pulled him away from the ball. I could not believe that none of the officials were actually watching the receivers downfield. It might have cost the Vikings points. I’m not a fan of either team, so the outcome didn’t mean squat to me. I am more worried about the state of officiating this season with the change they made at umpire and with several big calls missed in the pre-season. I hope it is not a sign of things to come. I hate seasons where the focus is on officiating and not football.”
    Watch the video; you’re wrong. The ball wasn’t in the air at all when Vilma was blocking Shiancoe. He released before Favre even went into a throwing motion.

  149. kmartinson says: Sep 10, 2010 10:29 AM

    I think the refs caused Katrina and the BP oil spill…..and they also forced the Vikings to hire Chilly…Mike Tice….and Denny Green.
    I thought things were bad with the Raiders but at least Tom Cable can kick some ass.

  150. CaptainMarvel says: Sep 10, 2010 10:34 AM

    Why can’t we talk about the play, and if it was a bad call or not? I’m sick of hearing all the empty-headed moron’s on here predictably babbling “Childress is a whiner, Favre can’t play anymore, yada yada”. Youtube the play everyone, and tell me if that wasn’t a terrible non-call.

  151. Bowman53 says: Sep 10, 2010 10:39 AM

    As a Vikings fan, I am disappointed in the game. Reading these posts actually makes me concerned for public schools and the lack of creativy on these posts.
    Apparently it is in the handbook of everyone that does not like the Vikings to refer to them as some sort of Viqueens.
    I would like to introduce a new word for the Saints, it is called the Taints. A taint is a flap of skin between the vagina and the anus and smells like New Orleans.
    Peace out.

  152. Wrathchild says: Sep 10, 2010 10:39 AM

    Ok, so how about when the Saints stopped the Queens in third down, but the refs called two facemask penalties. The one against the Queens that actually happened, and the one against the Saints that, well, didn’t. Queens got a first down when they replayed third down, then three points off that drive.

  153. muchmaligned says: Sep 10, 2010 10:42 AM

    FoF says:
    September 10, 2010 8:44 AM
    It’s funny how either every call either went against the Vikings, or if there was a penelty on the Saints the refs found some way to penalize the Vikings too on the same play
    ————————————————————
    I don’t have a dog in this hunt. I hate both the teams. However, you make a valid point.

  154. Canned Gravy says: Sep 10, 2010 10:57 AM

    themage78 says:
    September 10, 2010 9:58 AM
    That was just a bad throw and yeah there was some contact,
    ——————– ——————– ———
    Contact means the guy is moved slightly. Not turned SIDEWAYS. I’m not even a Vikings fan and knew that should’ve been pass int.
    I mean the refs called it for less then in the NFC championship.
    Oh btw all you Aints fans. Hope you pick up a new kicker. He’s going to pull a Nate Kaeding for you in the playoffs and you’ll be out.
    ___________________________________
    You mean he’s going to pull a Gary Anderson, and you’ll miss out on the Super Bowl….? That’s what he really meant…nice try at the dig. Almost as good as making a season ending interception joke….

  155. Majik Bullet says: Sep 10, 2010 11:14 AM

    Well said RC. Saints defense was unpredictable and effective, hats off. But I think the Vikes’ D was just as impressive, considering the CB depth.
    Offense looked shaky, as did Chilly’s playcalling. Why in the world he would call 2 consecutive poorly designed passes after AD picked up 5 or 6 on 1st down consistently, just baffling. AD should have had about 10 more carries, possibly more.
    Chilly was outcoached, and while the play in question was a missed call, it wasn’t the reason for the loss. I was personally more disgusted with the Kleinsasser catch that was overruled on the field and on replay. Bad overruling on the field, but tough to overturn in the booth.
    But again, that loss is on Chilly, not the refs. Plenty to be encouraged by, even in a loss, when a team can hang right with the Champs on the road, even with the injuries and inconsistent play.

  156. 1NationRaiderNation says: Sep 10, 2010 11:14 AM

    be glad your not the raiders coach, they would have called it pass interference, on the offense that is.

  157. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Sep 10, 2010 11:15 AM

    The officiating last night was mighty peculiar.
    That same shit was called on the Vikes.
    Nice of the NBC guys to not bother noticing it too, good eyes Collingsworth.

  158. Supersuckers says: Sep 10, 2010 11:20 AM

    jimmySee says:
    September 10, 2010 9:14 AM
    If Chilly’s looking for something to cry about, how about an out-of-shape quarterback who needs to get in sync with his receivers yet failed to participate with his team in any mimi-camps or training camp work.
    Brett’s a wily guy. As a veteran, his $16 million became guaranteed last night.
    ——————-
    We all knew this was coming. You just cannot give preferential treatment to employees/players. This assclown now gets to go home and fly back Tuesday night while his “teammates” have to go back to Minnesota? The Vikings are a rival and I do not like most of their fans but it is so sad to see an organization just self implode like this.

  159. blackngold504 says: Sep 10, 2010 11:21 AM

    Yeah the refs blew some calls 4 both teams, but they didnt change the outcome of the game. Shiancoe balled in the 1st half and was MIA in the 2nd, a.p had some good runs but none was momentum changing, saints made it look easy 1st possession vikqueens made adjusments. Last night was a defensive game, both offenses struggled at times. Plain and simple the saints made more plays to win the game. So viqueen shut up with all the excuses take your lost like men and move on to the next game. And to all the idiots making reference to the league helping the saints out bc of katrina, if that’s the case we should be looking for our 5th ring in as many years. Good dayand who dat?!?

  160. nps6724 says: Sep 10, 2010 11:24 AM

    “Why can’t we talk about the play, and if it was a bad call or not? I’m sick of hearing all the empty-headed moron’s on here predictably babbling “Childress is a whiner, Favre can’t play anymore, yada yada”. Youtube the play everyone, and tell me if that wasn’t a terrible non-call.”
    It was 100% correct. Watch it on NFL.com and notice where the play starts (the 30), where Shiancoe is (the 35), and when Vilma stops any contact with Shiancoe (before Favre throws the ball). It’s not pass interference. Read the rules.
    “I don’t have a dog in this hunt. I hate both the teams. However, you make a valid point.”
    In what way? When the offsetting facemasks were called, Saints LB Marvin Mitchell didn’t even TOUCH the facemask (though it looked like it so I don’t really fault the refs) while Viking RT Loadholt obviously grabbed Alex Brown’s facemask. NBC showed replays of both.
    The other one was holding on Minnesota on a PR and unsportsmanlike conduct on the Saints for going OOB unforced. The only penalty out of the 4 that was bogus was the facemask called on New Orleans.

  161. PackerFansAreInbred says: Sep 10, 2010 11:35 AM

    Childress does need to stop whining I’ll admit. The only call I had an issue with was the Kleinsasser catch that was wrongly ruled incomplete. Anybody watching the game in HD knows that was a catch. Other than that, no issues with officials. And anybody who thinks the Vikings season is shot just for starting 0-1 is clueless. This is proof Packer fans are the least knowedgable in the NFL.

  162. MrEffs420 says: Sep 10, 2010 11:42 AM

    ignoringthehaters says:
    September 10, 2010 8:48 AM
    Not a Vikings fan, but am EXTREMELY tired of the non-stop slurpfest of NOLA. Refs miss calls in every game, but it really seems like certain teams get the calls, NO, NE, IND, I think it sucks that they seem to get all the calls. Chilly is starting to show his colors, probably not smart enough to beat a team mentally, CLEARLY not smart enough to realize a hot hand (AP was running well), and fails to give credit to the teams that beat him.
    And before all you Aints fans puff out your chest too much, i’d start worrying about the fact that you could barely put the ball in the endzone and you let a TE run all over the field on you, and your kicker sucks. Happy Friday!!
    ———————————————
    everything this guy says is spot on. refs have been giving teams preferential treatment for years now. ask holmgren.
    vikes fan here and i’m kinda getting tired of the embarrassment that is brad childress. many are.
    JimmySmith says:
    September 10, 2010 8:14 AM
    Is there a bigger crybaby coach in the NFL?
    That’s why he is the perfect coach for the excuse-making fan base that is better known as the CryQueens. Well, that and the fact that he cross dresses, another symbolic gesture to the fan base.
    ————————————————
    i actually didn’t see many people making excuses for the vikes on here besides a few people in denial. anyone that does make excuses is an idiot and shouldn’t be taken seriously. but for some reason it REALLY bothers you. let it go man.
    i see you’re still obsessed with the vikings and the fact that chilly dressed up as a stewardess ONCE for a halloween gag.
    i see you’re still a one note clown trumpeting your song for an uncaring audience.
    on a side note, being a vikes fan i hope the eagles win this weekend. but i also feel bad for all the wives and dogs (same thing in some cases?) that may get assaulted if the pack loses.

  163. Ruvell100 says: Sep 10, 2010 11:48 AM

    The most interesting part of that game for me was the fact that the Vikings depleted secondary held up extremely well. As much as I hate to say it, they may have some players there in Allen and Abdullah.
    On the flip side, the Williams Wall didn’t appear to be what it used to be. That front four was pushed around and handled, period. If that secondary ends up being the BRIGHT spot on their D, it will be a long season for the purple.

  164. footballrulz says: Sep 10, 2010 11:49 AM

    I thought it was a pretty good game for a season opener–but I like defensive battles. I don;t think either team played their best last night. There’s alot of football left yet

  165. SaintsBaby says: Sep 10, 2010 11:50 AM

    Pervy *Harvin says:
    September 10, 2010 7:35 AM
    Good game Saint douchers…lucky you were at home. We would maul you in MN LOL!
    Pervy *Harvin says: September 7, 2010 10:12 AM
    The Viking D line is going to win the game for the Vikings….remember I said it Aint fans…
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Pervy you can give it up now. Your predictions are pathetic as is your team. Did you expect any different when your qb is a grandfather who skipped training camp? lol.
    Did the vikes D line show up last night? I did not see them and Brees certainly didn’t. The Williams wall (ant hill) were on their asses with Thomas gashing them right up the gut, and Jared Allen was Bushrod’s BITCH all night one on one. LMAO!

  166. ACS2 says: Sep 10, 2010 11:51 AM

    OK Chilly, so he mauled him. But did he maul him THE RIGHT WAY?

  167. Majik Bullet says: Sep 10, 2010 11:51 AM

    Supersuckers says:
    This assclown now gets to go home and fly back Tuesday night while his “teammates” have to go back to Minnesota?
    ______________
    Hey moron, you do realize the entire team gets a couple days off, with the extended time off due to a Thursday game, right? What is your obsession with trying to bash Favre, even so much as to just make stuff up trying to do so?
    Get a life and worry about the Packers’ D giving up 50 points to the Eagles this Sunday. Favre and the Vikes will be fine, losing by 5 to the defending champs, on the road, is nothing to get worried about, especially for a guy who’s not even a fan of the team.

  168. RC IV says: Sep 10, 2010 11:52 AM

    Trash talk is especially pathetic after a loss. By the way, those “worthless” Badgers are ranked #10 in the nation these days. How those Gophers with their new stadium (what’s it called — Not the Vikings Field) doing?
    =================================
    They only shoot for the Alamo bowl and you Badger fans are happy with it.
    —————————————
    We all knew this was coming. You just cannot give preferential treatment to employees/players. This assclown now gets to go home and fly back Tuesday night while his “teammates” have to go back to Minnesota? The Vikings are a rival and I do not like most of their fans but it is so sad to see an organization just self implode like this.==================
    Super:
    I was going to respond to you also, but it’s obvious you are a baiting son of a bitch and it’s high time I let your comments just pass on by.
    I guess you just have beer and Majik to argue with now, since we were the only 3 to bother responding to you.

  169. Mactator says: Sep 10, 2010 11:58 AM

    Cry babies… just face the facts, the Queens suck! Get over it.

  170. ACS2 says: Sep 10, 2010 12:01 PM

    CaptainMarvel says:
    September 10, 2010 10:34 AM
    Youtube the play everyone, and tell me if that wasn’t a terrible non-call.
    ————
    It wasn’t a terrible non-call. Every TE in the NFL gets covered like that. The hold didn’t even lead to the INT.. Favre threw the ball behind Shiancoe because he was under pressure. The ball went directly to Vilma.
    If Favre had thrown the ball in front of Shiancoe and he wasn’t able to get to it because of Vilma’s hold, that’d be one thing. As it is, Vilma kept Shiancoe closer to the ball by holding him. And I’m using that term very loosely. Coverage like that happens on every TE route.

  171. ACS2 says: Sep 10, 2010 12:03 PM

    PackerFansAreInbred says:
    September 10, 2010 11:35 AM
    Childress does need to stop whining I’ll admit. The only call I had an issue with was the Kleinsasser catch that was wrongly ruled incomplete. Anybody watching the game in HD knows that was a catch. Other than that, no issues with officials.
    ———-
    You can’t say it was wrongly ruled incomplete. No angle provided on TV showed the ball on its second bounce. The official had a different angle. It could’ve been the correct call. The replay review was absolutely the correct call, though. Because you couldn’t see Kleinsasser catch the ball, you can’t assume he did. So the review was correct, and we didn’t have an angle to tell whether the initial call was right.

  172. ACS2 says: Sep 10, 2010 12:05 PM

    MrEffs420 says:
    September 10, 2010 11:42 AM
    i see you’re still a one note clown trumpeting your song for an uncaring audience.
    …i also feel bad for all the wives and dogs (same thing in some cases?) that may get assaulted if the pack loses.
    ————
    Pot, meet kettle.

  173. ignoringthehaters says: Sep 10, 2010 12:32 PM

    Ok, so how about when the Saints stopped the Queens in third down, but the refs called two facemask penalties. The one against the Queens that actually happened, and the one against the Saints that, well, didn’t. Queens got a first down when they replayed third down, then three points off that drive.
    You’re either blind or stupid, my vote is both. Dude, they showed the replay and your boys hand was in the facemask. Get your eyes checked or check the rule book. Something tells me your family has won a lot of Darwin Awards

  174. Ruvell100 says: Sep 10, 2010 12:39 PM

    “They only shoot for the Alamo bowl and you Badger fans are happy with it.”
    —————-
    Beating Northwestern would be a cause for celebration in GopherLand if.
    A. It happened
    B. There was more than 3 Gopher fans. Usually they meet at Stub and Herbs and grab a soda after the game, win or lose.

  175. edgy1957 says: Sep 10, 2010 1:01 PM

    He might have been mauling him but the pass should have never been thrown. It was yet another one of Brett’s, now, 318 bad REGULAR SEASON interceptions.

  176. Supersuckers says: Sep 10, 2010 1:07 PM

    ” it’s high time I let your comments just pass on by.”
    ——
    Thank Christ! I was only pointing out the obvious. Childress let his QB skip everything and their offense was pathetic led by the king of all that is picked..

  177. Allied Biscuit says: Sep 10, 2010 1:07 PM

    shut up childress. i’m so sick of this as a vikings fan. shut up and admit you are not good enough to beat the Saints. you just aren’t. all off season, you talked like you were the better team in that nfc game last year, and the saints didn’t like that. they did, you know, win the superbowl. he needs to learn how to shut up and tell the vikings to shut up. admit the loss was a result of the saints being the superior team, and move on.

  178. tig 0 bitties says: Sep 10, 2010 1:08 PM

    –As for the “catch” for Kleinsasser, the ball doesn’t bounce that hard when it hits flesh. It does, however, when it hits the ground. Simply physics. I mean, have you ever seen a ball bounce with that much force from hitting a guy’s hands without the guy swatting the ball? And either way, the ruling on the field was going to stand.–
    Your an idiot. his hands were on the turf. therefor making them a pretty solid point to bounce off of.

  179. Supersuckers says: Sep 10, 2010 1:16 PM

    Majik Bullet says:
    September 10, 2010 11:51 AM
    Supersuckers says:
    This assclown now gets to go home and fly back Tuesday night while his “teammates” have to go back to Minnesota?
    ______________
    Hey moron, you do realize the entire team gets a couple days off, with the extended time off due to a Thursday game, right? What is your obsession with trying to bash Favre, even so much as to just make stuff up trying to do so?
    Get a life and worry about the Packers’ D giving up 50 points to the Eagles this Sunday. Favre and the Vikes will be fine, losing by 5 to the defending champs, on the road, is nothing to get worried about, especially for a guy who’s not even a fan of the team.
    —————-
    Shut your hate filled hole. You know damn well those other players aren’t going home.

  180. Ilovefoolsball says: Sep 10, 2010 1:35 PM

    SHUT UP CHILLY, OOPS I MEAN “BRAD”.
    Vikings lost to the Saints.
    Saints are defending SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS!

  181. moezilla says: Sep 10, 2010 1:41 PM

    Could Vilma’s “slight” hold on Shank been called?
    Maybe, maybe not.
    NFL coaches have HUGE egos, sometimes bigger than the players they coach. To not complain about a non-call after a close loss would also be a pansy move, don’t ya think?
    That being said, our coach should shut up and concentrate on getting our skill position players at their skill positions.
    Percy is a slot receiver, not an outside the numbers, down field threat. Not yet anyways.
    Camarillo showed promise in the pre-season and I think he should immediately be bumped to the number two spot. A possesion receiver in a supposed West Coast offense, what a concept!
    I think AP looked great, ran with a purpose, good ball protection, looking forward to a huge season from him.
    Listened to PA this morning and it sounded as if #4 audibled out of a lot of run plays when the Saint’s D stacked the box. Combine this with a lack of QB/receiver sync, the lack of offense can be explained.
    Excited about our D. Patchwork secondary and we still held the league’s scoring leader to 14. Looking forward to getting Griffen and Cook back in the mix.
    Gosh, who knew actually talking football and not slinging homophobic slurs and fat jokes back and forth could be so much fun.

  182. Pervy *Harvin says: Sep 10, 2010 1:45 PM

    @ SaintsBaby- Jesus idiot,you make it out like the Saints killed us! We step into the world chumpions house with a qb that didn’t go to camp and key injuries and you only scored 1 td?? LOL 14-9 is a win but far from impressive. I would bet my house that if you guys were in MN last night we would have trashed you…

  183. Majik Bullet says: Sep 10, 2010 1:48 PM

    Supersuckers says:
    Shut your hate filled hole. You know damn well those other players aren’t going home.
    _________________
    No, I don’t know what players are doing what things with their free time, but I do know they have a couple of days off, to do with what they choose.
    And you don’t know either. The difference is that you’re the one pretending to have any idea what they are doing. But I’m guessing that if they had a christening of an immediate family member to go to during their time off, they would be there, just like Favre is doing.
    Again, why do you care so much what Favre does in his time off? And why do you feel the need to lie about him in order to bash the guy? If I were a Packer fan, I would be more concerned with what my drunk driving, hooker beating, drug dealing players are doing during their down time, rather than getting worked up over a player of a different team going to his grandchild’s christening.

  184. somesome says: Sep 10, 2010 1:51 PM

    If you are only 5 points behind and you stop letting AP lose in the 4th quater then the only fault lays with the coach … STFU chilly moron … you may well cost me my fantasy season and that actually IS important ….

  185. Supersuckers says: Sep 10, 2010 1:53 PM

    Pervy *Harvin says:
    September 10, 2010 1:45 PM
    @ SaintsBaby- Jesus idiot,you make it out like the Saints killed us! We step into the world chumpions house with a qb that didn’t go to camp and key injuries and you only scored 1 td?? LOL 14-9 is a win but far from impressive. I would bet my house that if you guys were in MN last night we would have trashed you…

  186. clintcooper says: Sep 10, 2010 1:57 PM

    Holy fracking sh*t, is this guy going to whine every time he loses to anyone??? Does he honestly believe this was the only call that was missed in the game? Geez, Crykings are so damn pathetic!

  187. clintcooper says: Sep 10, 2010 2:00 PM

    And btw, Favre’s decision to throw that ball was completely insane. Shiancoe was nowhere near it at the time it was thrown.

  188. nps6724 says: Sep 10, 2010 2:05 PM

    “I would bet my house that if you guys were in MN last night we would have trashed you…”
    Too bad the Vikes couldn’t earn that right by getting HFA and winning a Superbowl.
    BTW, HFA is usually worth 3 points so by that, Saints would’ve won by 2 in Minnesota :D
    But much like you and other Viking fans claimed last year, the Saints dominated everywhere but the scoreboard. More total yards, more passing yards, fewer turnovers, more 1st downs, more total plays, more yards per pass, more yards per attempt, more QB hits, and more forced 3-and-outs. A few uncharacteristic drops and missed FGs and this game is a laugher at 28-9. But those things happen and I’ll take a 14-9 win.

  189. Supersuckers says: Sep 10, 2010 2:13 PM

    ” if they are off they are off.”
    ———
    The offense sure was last night!

  190. Supersuckers says: Sep 10, 2010 2:18 PM

    Well Majik I was unaware that was the reason he was leaving the team. I was wrong with that comment then. My point was all along that Favre needs camp just like everyone else. It was obvious, as i had predicted, last night. This is why we didn’t welcome him back after retiring and reaffirming his retirement a month later. It’s bullshit. The Vikings are going to pay dearly for this for years to come.

  191. Ruvell100 says: Sep 10, 2010 2:21 PM

    But isn’t all about the national Championship?
    All teams are losers except for one?
    Or doesn’t that count doesn’t fit your argument?
    Such hypocrisy.
    How are those Brewers doing?
    Or is there some Wisconsin rule of fandom on that one because the brweres have never won shit?
    ———————-
    College ball is different. In fact, with the current BCS setup, I stop watching after the regular season is over. I would rather the Badgers didn’t play in the Capital One Bowl than win it. If there were a playoff system, I would feel differently.
    I don’t care about the Brewers. I grew up a Twins fan and still am. But the Brewers do have a loyal following, they are just so poorly mismanaged that Brewer fans don’t set their expectations high, and don’t brag them up either.
    Plus WI is a football state. You know that.

  192. Majik Bullet says: Sep 10, 2010 3:01 PM

    Supersuckers says:
    September 10, 2010 2:18 PM
    Well Majik I was unaware that was the reason he was leaving the team. I was wrong with that comment then. My point was all along that Favre needs camp just like everyone else. It was obvious, as i had predicted, last night. This is why we didn’t welcome him back after retiring and reaffirming his retirement a month later. It’s bullshit. The Vikings are going to pay dearly for this for years to come.
    ____________________
    That’s the point Super, you were unaware. But that didn’t stop you from projecting, and making stuff up just to bash Favre.
    How are the Vikes going to pay dearly? Because this time isn’t being spent grooming T Jack for the future? Or because they shipped out the Rosencopter? Having Favre isn’t preventing them from going after thier QB of the future. They could have taken Clausen, they passed, just like 30 other teams did. Now they believe they may have their guy in Webb. If that’s the case, how is having a HOF veteran, who is far better than any other QB they could have picked up this offseason, around to lead the team for another year or two going to hurt them?
    The Vikes were looking for an instant upgrade at QB to hold them over until they found their future guy. They got that in Favre. How does that hurt the team in the long run?

  193. ACS2 says: Sep 10, 2010 3:06 PM

    Pervy *Harvin says:
    September 10, 2010 1:45 PM
    @ SaintsBaby- Jesus idiot,you make it out like the Saints killed us! We step into the world chumpions house with a qb that didn’t go to camp and key injuries and you only scored 1 td?? LOL 14-9 is a win but far from impressive. I would bet my house that if you guys were in MN last night we would have trashed you…
    ————
    One TD? One? Must’ve been from 14-point range.

  194. ACS2 says: Sep 10, 2010 3:16 PM

    Majik Bullet says:
    September 10, 2010 1:48 PM
    If I were a Packer fan, I would be more concerned with what my drunk driving, hooker beating, drug dealing players are doing during their down time, rather than getting worked up over a player of a different team going to his grandchild’s christening.
    —————–
    (1) They cut the drunk driver. And he was never charged with drunk driving in the first place. Regardless, you can take that complaint to the Lions now.
    (2) No one ever claimed Underwood beat those hookers. They claimed he raped them and their case was so ironclad the DA hasn’t even brought charges. Secondly, I find it quite funny that ANY Viking fan, Johnny-come-lately or not, would bring up hookers in an attempt to slam any other team. Hookers and Vikings will forever go together, thanks to Fred Smoot and his buddies.
    (3) Jolly was never found to be dealing anything. Terence Kiel? You could make that case. Jolly? No. Not with one cup.
    (4) I’d be more worried that I’m paying a grandpa with a reconstructed ankle somewhere between $16.5 and $20 million to play QB for one season for a professional team. That’s what you ought to be worried about.

  195. ACS2 says: Sep 10, 2010 3:17 PM

    Oh yeah, one other thing.
    Drunk drivers? Jared Allen and Cedric Griffin.
    Look in the mirror, dipshit.

  196. RC IV says: Sep 10, 2010 3:35 PM

    Dont let a certain (super)cocksucker see what you just typed about the brewers / Twins.
    You are supposed to root right down the state line according to your teams, or you are wrong, wrong, wrong.
    I could care less about the Gophers….I’m a Sooners fan, have been since the Billy Sims days.

  197. Supersuckers says: Sep 10, 2010 4:03 PM

    “How does that hurt the team in the long run?

    —————
    Preferential treatment to a player is never good in the locker room. It will eventually cost Childress his job. Especially if they sputter to 8-8 or something like that.

  198. thirdandgoal says: Sep 10, 2010 4:12 PM

    no doubt about it, the refs were ‘rusty’ as well last night. as is normally the case, the calls went both ways. the only call i saw worthy of commenting on was the booth-reviewed non-catch that the coach challenged.
    as some posters have said, to me it appeared quite conclusive that the player had his hand under the ball. it’s very disappointing when the technology appears to do its job, and is ignored.
    there were many examples of this in the ’09 season and it appears there’s more of the same this year. it shouldn’t be that hard to get it right.

  199. Pervy *Harvin says: Sep 10, 2010 4:19 PM

    ..ok they scored 2 but that 1 yard pos was far from impressive…

  200. AO says: Sep 10, 2010 4:31 PM

    Ahhh look, first he can’t get his lip off of Favre’s d… and now he’s complaining about everything. This guy is more of a complainer than a coach. Pathetic.

  201. Majik Bullet says: Sep 10, 2010 4:54 PM

    Supersuckers says:
    September 10, 2010 4:03 PM
    “How does that hurt the team in the long run?

    —————
    Preferential treatment to a player is never good in the locker room. It will eventually cost Childress his job. Especially if they sputter to 8-8 or something like that.
    ________________
    It also doesn’t hurt the team when every single player in said locker room is on board with the player getting special treatment. And apparently they are on board with it, judging by their steadfast defense of Favre, and the fact that 3 key guys from that locker room flew across the country to bring him back, special treatment and all.
    The only people who seem bothered by this preferential treatment are Packer fans. Why is that? And do you honestly believe Minny will go 8-8 after watching them go toe to toe with the world champs last night, on the road, missing multiple key guys? Use your head.

  202. Majik Bullet says: Sep 10, 2010 5:03 PM

    ACS2
    Easy Rod, settle down. I was merely trying to point out to Super things that he could better spend his time worrying about other than what Brett Favre does in his time off, by mentioning things CURRENTLY going on with members of his favorite team. I know Havner is gone, but he was a member of the team when his distraction took place.
    But leave it to a Packer fan to start dredging things up from the past because they have no defense for what’s currently going on, i.e. your bringing up of scandals and controversies from 5 years ago to counter the things I mentioned that are still being resolved. Eerily similar to the typical “12 championships” defense when someone mentions how average their team has been the last 2 years.

  203. Chameleon says: Sep 10, 2010 5:28 PM

    RidiCulous IV:
    Supersucker sure can press your buttons. Kind of reminds me of me. He get’s you so riled all you can toss are insults…typical. But what can you expect from a person that supports a team with a mascot that looks like Pippy Longstockings with a horny hat and a battle cry that refers to a pile of shit between your teeth and gum!
    Pervy, for weeks you defend Favre’s right not to come to camp. Now you use it as an excuse for losing?
    @ SaintsBaby- Jesus idiot, you make it out like the Saints killed us! We step into the world champion’s house with a qb that didn’t go to camp and key injuries and you only scored 1 td?
    Pervy,what little credibility you had is now gone.
    By the way, where is Dial a Douche, Contra and Gravy? Are they doing double shifts at the cannery? Jump ship already? It’s gonna get pretty lonely for you guys out here!

  204. footballrulz says: Sep 10, 2010 5:37 PM

    How does that hurt the team in the long run?
    Preferential treatment to a player is never good in the locker room. It will eventually cost Childress his job.
    ___________________________________
    Sorry Super–butI’m not really sure that would “hurt” the team. At least not after what I saw last night..

  205. ACS2 says: Sep 10, 2010 6:53 PM

    Majik Bullet says:
    September 10, 2010 5:03 PM
    ACS2
    I know Havner is gone, but he was a member of the team when his distraction took place.
    —————
    But you said Super should be worried about it right now. Why should he be worried what a member of the Detroit Lions is doing if he shouldn’t be worried about what a member of the Minnesota Favres is doing?
    —————-
    Majik Bullet says:
    September 10, 2010 5:03 PM
    But leave it to a Packer fan to start dredging things up from the past because they have no defense for what’s currently going on, i.e. your bringing up of scandals and controversies from 5 years ago to counter the things I mentioned that are still being resolved. Eerily similar to the typical “12 championships” defense when someone mentions how average their team has been the last 2 years.
    —————-
    Leave it to a Viking “fan” to not want to talk about history.. Because the Vikings have none. “Those yellow participation ribbons look fine in the trophy case, don’t listen to the bad man from Wisconsin.”
    Oh, and 5 years ago? Griffin’s DUI was a year ago. Two of Jared Allen’s (league leading??) three DUIs came 4 years ago. The Love Boat? I have no idea how long ago it was, but the fact remains: Vikings fans should never utter the word “hookers” in a sports forum for fear of having it sent back like soup at a deli.
    And Johnny Jolly was arrested more than two years ago. Take your own medicine, you hypocritical team-hopping Favre nutlicker.

  206. ACS2 says: Sep 10, 2010 6:55 PM

    footballrulz says:
    September 10, 2010 5:37 PM
    Sorry Super–butI’m not really sure that would “hurt” the team. At least not after what I saw last night..
    ————-
    I see what you did there. And I like it.
    But you’re making a short-term/long-term argument. I’d agree with Super–in the short-term, handling Favre with special rules hurts the team. In the long-term, it gets Childress fired.. Which helps the team.

  207. Majik Bullet says: Sep 10, 2010 8:01 PM

    ACS2
    Wow, take a ritalin, it’s all going to be OK. The point I was making to Super, which you still appear too dense to grasp, is that GB had enough things happen THIS offseason, that he did not need to be worrying about Favre.
    While I may have exaggerated the lapse of time between the past indiscretions of Viking players, or just not cared enough to look them up, my point, which again you fail to grasp, is that we were, once again, talking about THIS offseason, not one year ago, or 4 years ago, not 1967. THIS offseason. And while Jolly may have been arrested 2 years ago, when was his trial, and ensuing suspension? Yep, wait for it, THIS offseason.
    So, as I would hope you can see, but somehow doubt you do, I wasn’t being hypocritical, I was merely being chronological.
    But if you want to talk about history, when’s the last time GB has beat the Vikings? When was the last time GB won a playoff game? Who won the division last year, and the year before?
    Maybe before telling someone to “take their own medicine” (borrowing lines from my 10 year old niece, again), try to make sure you know what is going on around you.

  208. SF Saints Fan says: Sep 10, 2010 9:19 PM

    The big question here is whether Colonel Klink gets fined by the NFL for complaining about the officiating?
    Would be nice to see some analysis on what it takes for the NFL to fine a head coach for complaining about the calls after a game.

  209. scra22 says: Sep 11, 2010 1:10 AM

    I am late to the party, but I will just say it’s very silly for Childress to criticize a non-call in the game when 1) the interception that occurred on the play led to ZERO points for New Orleans and 2) there were some bad or non-calls that went against BOTH teams. Singling one out (and I haven’t re-watched the play so I don’t know if his claim is legit or not) that didn’t even lead to points is just petty; why can’t the coach focus on what the team did poorly that they can improve on? Why does Chilly insist on make veiled excuses and try to somehow defend Favre, when Favre can take care of himself?
    I mean, the Vikings kept the Saints from scoring a touchdown off the INT, and got a nice break when Hartley missed his field goal. No excuses.
    As for my Saints… I’ve seen several people (mostly Vikings fans who know little about my team) say that the Saints fans should be worried. Why? Our defense looked much improved and that’s with Sharper out and rotating LBs. I will take holding AP to 87 yards and 0 TDs any day. And our O? Well, anyone who thinks we should worry about the offense that has been #1 in the league 3 of the past 4 years has another thing coming. With Brees as our QB? You may think our season last year was a fluke, but our offense is not. You don’t go #1, #4, #1, #1 in four years on a fluke. We have the same cast as last year.
    Our offense will be just fine. So will Hartley. He was perfect in the postseason last year and the preseason. Just needs to shake off the nerves.

  210. scra22 says: Sep 11, 2010 1:13 AM

    Pervy *Harvin says:
    September 10, 2010 1:45 PM
    @ SaintsBaby- Jesus idiot,you make it out like the Saints killed us! We step into the world chumpions house with a qb that didn’t go to camp and key injuries and you only scored 1 td?? LOL 14-9 is a win but far from impressive. I would bet my house that if you guys were in MN last night we would have trashed you…
    =================
    Yeah, and yesterday you were going to trash us even though you were coming into our house. Interesting how your tune changes now that the results are in.

  211. MrEffs420 says: Sep 11, 2010 3:46 AM

    ACS2 says:
    September 10, 2010 12:05 PM
    MrEffs420 says:
    September 10, 2010 11:42 AM
    i see you’re still a one note clown trumpeting your song for an uncaring audience.
    …i also feel bad for all the wives and dogs (same thing in some cases?) that may get assaulted if the pack loses.
    ————
    Pot, meet kettle.
    ————————————————
    touche
    although i’ve got more than one note…i just choose to reference that one because it’s a recurring trend…not something that just happened once. a pretty pathetic trend at that…sad when you hear it from the mouth one of GB’s police officers.
    i suppose i could be like jimmysmith though and make up these little junior high nicknames for a rival team’s players’ last names (daunte pullpecker, etc) and reference some gay rumors about certain players…
    question to everyone commenting on this or any article, no matter what your favorite team is: do you even enjoy football anymore? seems like there’s a lotta anger in these comments.

  212. Favre's Hamartia says: Sep 11, 2010 4:24 AM

    RC IV says:
    September 10, 2010 1:47 PM
    “How are those Brewers doing?
    Or is there some Wisconsin rule of fandom on that one because the brweres have never won shit?”
    =================================
    Oh RC, you dig yourself a deeper hole with every post.
    A VIKINGS fan is going to come on an NFL blog and bring up a baseball team, saying they have never won shit?
    A fan of a NFL football team that has never won shit is going to come on an NFL blog and try to talk trash by bringing up a baseball team and claiming they never won shit?
    Priceless.
    Besides, I revoked your right to post after you posted on that Breno Giacomini article.

  213. whodaywhodat says: Sep 11, 2010 7:35 AM

    Majik, you are becoming more of a douche then Pervy.

  214. MACK DADDY says: Sep 11, 2010 7:44 AM

    Childress is a bitch

  215. Majik Bullet says: Sep 11, 2010 9:32 AM

    whodaywhodat says:
    September 11, 2010 7:35 AM
    Majik, you are becoming more of a douche then Pervy.
    _______________
    You are becoming a bigger douche than Obama.

  216. Murgen says: Sep 11, 2010 1:06 PM

    Is it just me, or does anybody else get the impulse to punch Childress in the face when you see his pressers.
    I feel sorry for Viking fans. No wonder Farve is frustrated with King Goofus of Vikingland.

  217. nutnbutnet says: Sep 11, 2010 1:08 PM

    Crykings.

  218. saintsfan66 says: Sep 11, 2010 5:06 PM

    Blown out of proportion.. No game can be called perfectly.
    Sucks to be on the wrong side of a bad call, but it happens to every team.

  219. cusoman says: Sep 11, 2010 7:36 PM

    Look at all the Saints fans holding their head high, resting on their laurels as if they predicted something right and win a prize or something. Oh wait, you didn’t. Here’s a few excerpts from the smash-mouthing leading up to the game:
    “21-0 Saints at the half”
    “This game will be decided before the 1st quarter is over”
    “Brees is going to carve up the Vikings secondary and score 40+ points in this game”
    “Favre will leave the game before the 1st half ends, like the pussy he is”
    “We will finish the job we started on Favre in the NFCCG”
    Fact is, both teams played like arse. Yes, the Saints won, but they should be worried for the rest of the season, the offense really didn’t have much to hang their hat on, and didn’t get anything going until the Vikes D started to wear down. The Vikes, on the other hand, have a lot of work to do and need to start clicking over the next 2 weeks, or the schedule will kill them.
    And ultimately what needs to happen before this season is up is Childress needs to be fired and Frazier needs to be instated as head coach. I’ll agree with most of the posters here that he just needs to shut up, suck it up, and go back to the drawing board. KAO doesn’t work and never has. Chilly doesn’t work and never has. His record is only improving because Wilf is writing bigger checks. Without a headstrong coach who knows how to run the game, this team will never win the big one. None of this referee call BS would even be a factor if the Vikings would just play solid football, and they didn’t.

  220. Crigs says: Sep 11, 2010 9:13 PM

    Man, all of you Vikings fans are absolutely hilarious.
    So #1, you said you were gonna whoop the Saints on opening night. Fail.
    #2, you say the Eagles are gonna kill the Packers.
    #3, you say the Vikings are gonna beat the Packers in both games this season.
    #4. you say the Packers won’t finish better than 8-8 this season.
    #5. you say the Vikings will win the division again and play the Saints in the playoffs and beat them.
    I’m gonna keep a tab on this and see what comes to fruition. In about 22 hours from now you’re already gonna be wrong on both points 1 and 2 already. Should be a fun year.

  221. footballrulz says: Sep 11, 2010 11:17 PM

    @ cusoman
    Congrats for finally joining the real world. Obviously your HC is without a clue. Let AD run in the 2nd half and you have a W instead of an L.
    That being said, this year will show if MM is any better. As much hype as the Pack is getting, they better come thru. Not winning the SB necessarily but they at least need to get to the NFCCG. Good luck this season.
    Wow, I’m getting soft.

  222. gorvike says: Sep 11, 2010 11:30 PM

    Hey Crigs,
    I know you are enough of an idiot to come here and read your own moronic post over and over, so eat it. Who cares what you do. You live in a tree. So go away and shut up. We DON’T CARE, YOU IMBECILE.

  223. Big Level says: Sep 11, 2010 11:57 PM

    Wait…any member of the Vikings and/or Vikings nation whining? Everybody’s fault but the Vikings for losing a game they played 60 minutes in? Sounds like my 5 year old after losing a T-ball game…pathetic…you stay classy, Minnesota.

  224. Rip says: Sep 12, 2010 12:00 AM

    cusoman
    Fact is, both teams played like arse. Yes, the Saints won, but they should be worried for the rest of the season, the offense really didn’t have much to hang their hat on, and didn’t get anything going until the Vikes D started to wear down. The Vikes, on the other hand, have a lot of work to do and need to start clicking over the next 2 weeks, or the schedule will kill them.
    ———————————–
    We’ve had the #1 offense in the NFL for 3 out of the last 4 years. Don’t worry, our offense will be fine. The score didn’t reflect the game at any rate, should have been 27-9. You nkow why the Vikes D “wore down”, right? Yeah, because of the opposing “O”.
    And no, they didn’t play like arse. It was a defensive game, and both teams played well on defense. I was pleasantly surprised at how well our D kept your O in check. Guess we still know who the better team is….
    ———————————————
    And ultimately what needs to happen before this season is up is Childress needs to be fired and Frazier needs to be instated as head coach. I’ll agree with most of the posters here that he just needs to shut up, suck it up, and go back to the drawing board. KAO doesn’t work and never has. Chilly doesn’t work and never has. His record is only improving because Wilf is writing bigger checks. Without a headstrong coach who knows how to run the game, this team will never win the big one. None of this referee call BS would even be a factor if the Vikings would just play solid football, and they didn’t.
    —————————————–
    That would be because the Vikes aren’t really that good this year. The Saints, well, are. :)

  225. NoRingForYou says: Sep 12, 2010 10:10 AM

    Hey Chilly! NoRingForYou

  226. NoRingForYou says: Sep 12, 2010 10:11 AM

    Hey Pervert Harvin. The only ring Chilly will ever get is the cock ring Favre uses when giving it to him

  227. Pervy H. says: Sep 12, 2010 12:30 PM

    NoRingForYou- why do chicken shits like you attack me after the thread is long dead? Pussy…

  228. saintswhodi says: Sep 12, 2010 12:33 PM

    I love the delusional “our defense held the Saints to 14 points Vikes’ fans. Either they don’t have cable or satellite and watched the game on a 9 inch black and white set with rabbit ears, or they didn’t see the game at all. The Saints held themselves to 14 points. Two missed FGs. One dropped TD pass. Colston dropped a deep pass also in Vikes’ territory that would have put them in FG range again, although Hartley probably would have missed it. I also will give credit to that corner playing him because Marques did not catch it flush and he was able to knock it out. If Colston catches it like he usually does it’s completion. Fact is, when the Saints wanted to throw all over the Vikes, they did(opening drive). And with only 3 running plays in the first half, how many sacks did that great Vikings’ D-line get? One? One sack? And it wasn’t the annually overrated Jared Allen. In the second half when the Saints wanted to dominate them running they did exactly that, and mauled that d-line and defense. The Saints did enough to win despite their own miscues and the Vikes’ couldn’t do anything about it. Stop trying to make it seem closer than it was. The only bright spot for the Vikes’ was Peterson, who looks like he’s ready to single-handedly win games for them. That D didn’t hold us to anything.

  229. Supersuckers says: Sep 12, 2010 2:13 PM

    Perv, Whig, you had to change your name again? Pack is 1-0!!!!!!!!!! Vikes 0-1!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  230. NoRingForYou says: Sep 12, 2010 2:50 PM

    Pervy H. says:
    September 12, 2010 12:30 PM
    NoRingForYou- why do chicken shits like you attack me after the thread is long dead? Pussy…
    ___________________________________
    How did your ass whipping go in the Dome the other night bitch? Oh I bet it went like the rest of your punk ass fan base, heads down, holding back the tears as you returned to your hotels.

  231. NoRingForYou says: Sep 12, 2010 2:51 PM

    @ pervert
    by the way NoRingForYou

  232. NoRingForYou says: Sep 12, 2010 2:56 PM

    1 more thing. If the thread is done and over than how come you are still trolling them? Skoal cry somewheres else.

  233. bump says: Sep 12, 2010 10:44 PM

    I figured pervert opps pervey changed his name ,, he crys the most ,, I bet he don’t even go to the vikqueens home games LOL wish vikqueen luck for next year

  234. mattgso says: Sep 13, 2010 10:35 AM

    Pervy H. says:
    September 12, 2010 12:30 PM
    NoRingForYou- why do chicken shits like you attack me after the thread is long dead? Pussy…
    —————————————
    If it’s dead, why are you still adding comments?

  235. ACS2 says: Sep 13, 2010 10:36 AM

    MrEffs420 says:
    September 10, 2010 11:42 AM
    …i also feel bad for all the wives and dogs (same thing in some cases?) that may get assaulted if the pack loses.
    ————
    MrEffs420 says:
    September 11, 2010 3:46 AM
    seems like there’s a lotta anger in these comments.
    ————-
    Pot, meet kettle.

  236. ACS2 says: Sep 13, 2010 10:50 AM

    Crigs says:
    September 11, 2010 9:13 PM
    Man, all of you Vikings fans are absolutely hilarious.
    So #1, you said you were gonna whoop the Saints on opening night. Fail.
    #2, you say the Eagles are gonna kill the Packers.
    #3, you say the Vikings are gonna beat the Packers in both games this season.
    #4. you say the Packers won’t finish better than 8-8 this season.
    #5. you say the Vikings will win the division again and play the Saints in the playoffs and beat them.
    I’m gonna keep a tab on this and see what comes to fruition. In about 22 hours from now you’re already gonna be wrong on both points 1 and 2 already. Should be a fun year.
    —————
    #1 and #2 are done, but I’d advise you not to keep checking in on Vikings fans’ predictions. Not if you have a job, anyway. There’s just too many to track.

  237. ignoringthehaters says: Sep 13, 2010 12:43 PM

    Everyone’s team sucks except for mine.

  238. Drew Breeeees says: Sep 13, 2010 1:20 PM

    vilma was playing the way the officials allowed.
    MLB example: if the umpire has a small strike zone one would be stupid to throw strikes. NBA example: if the officials allow MJ to push Jazz guard Byron Russell to create space for his game winning jumper. If you want the honor system, go play golf!
    The same thing applies to counting cards in blackjack, and observing a catcher’s signs from second base. It is called competition.
    This is NOT the opinion of the venerable Saints signal caller, but the poser afraid of using his more common moniker, FatboyFred.

  239. va4favre says: Sep 13, 2010 1:54 PM

    I wish Childress would not make that comment, but I was not discoursaged by the Vikings’ loss. It is possible that the Saints will be the best team they face in regular season, and the Vikes almost won. They were building momentum at the half. Berrian has got to catch something, but clearly Brett was rusty. Hopefully they will meet again in the postseason.

  240. rusH1023 says: Sep 13, 2010 2:01 PM

    This is nothing new. No clue why fans would be surprised. Brad Childress might be the worst head coach of this era. Yeah, that’s a stretch, but he’s up there. He does the same damn thing every time he loses a high-profile game.

  241. Mikey says: Sep 13, 2010 2:21 PM

    Saint fan here, and I was at this game. The worst non-call that went against the Vikings wasn’t on that interception. It came on a Jeremy Shockey completion early in the 4th quarter. He literally shoved a Vikes defender at least 4 yards before turning to make a catch and run out of bounds. This non-call helped set up a game-clinching FG attempt for the same guy that killed the Vikings SB hopes nine months ago.
    By the way, Hartley missed a chip shot right after that play too. Hell, Hartley played better for the Vikings team that night then most of the fellas in Purple did.
    All the Vikes had to do was, I don’t know, score. But they didn’t, game over, Saints win. I just find it hard to believe that a NFL head coach would cry about such an insignificant play. Its part of the game, get over it. At the very least, complain about a call that could potentially matter.

  242. JimmySmith says: Sep 13, 2010 2:30 PM

    MrEffs420 says:
    September 10, 2010 11:42 AM
    …i also feel bad for all the wives and dogs (same thing in some cases?) that may get assaulted if the pack loses.
    Let the record show that the last place Vikings are trailing the first place Packers. Childress is still making excuses, Favre is still rusty and your tight end is more focused on the Packers than the Dolphins, the week 2 team that he should be paying attenton to. Don’t worry about the Wisconsin wifes and dogs (sometimes referred to as U of M coeds)

  243. Dave M says: Sep 13, 2010 3:01 PM

    Its gotten to the point that every Viking loss is followed by some lame excuse from Childress as to why they lost, and its typical to hear him bash the refs.
    After yesterday’s DetroitChiocago game, the one coach who maybe had the most reason to blame la oss on the refs…chose not to.
    Instead he said “If the day comes that I blame a loss on a bad call, its time to quit coaching”. Schwartz is my new hero among the coaching ranks. Childress could learn a few things from him!

  244. madmike77 says: Sep 13, 2010 3:34 PM

    By the letter of the NFL rules, yes it was pass interference. But it wasn’t the worst example of a non-call I’ve seen. Could have gone either way.

  245. NoRingForYou says: Sep 13, 2010 6:25 PM

    Hey you guys quit posting on this thread. Its dead, per Pervert Migraines Harvin.

  246. cusoman says: Sep 13, 2010 6:41 PM

    # footballrulz says: September 11, 2010 11:17 PM
    @ cusoman
    Congrats for finally joining the real world. Obviously your HC is without a clue. Let AD run in the 2nd half and you have a W instead of an L.
    That being said, this year will show if MM is any better. As much hype as the Pack is getting, they better come thru. Not winning the SB necessarily but they at least need to get to the NFCCG. Good luck this season.
    Wow, I’m getting soft.
    ——————
    I’ve never been a Chilly supporter, and there are scores more like me out there, just read the comments on Vikings Star Tribune articles sometime. You guys really need to stop acting like every Vikings fan is all-in on their team and thinks that it’s perfect, just because some of you think the same way about your team (read: the Packer-fan homers all over this site).
    Good luck indeed! All I have to say is: If Wilf finally bites the bullet and makes an amazingly drastic move by putting in Leslie Frazier as head coach (fat chance, I know), things are going to change in a hurry, and the whole NFC better watch out. We’re one good game manager away from having a monster of a team, especially if we pick up Vincent Jackson, and Cook and Rice get healthy (lol, cook rice…er, sorry but it’s my dinner tonight).
    I have no doubt that this year will bring twists and turns for both teams.

  247. footballrulz says: Sep 13, 2010 9:47 PM

    Cuso–I have to say I’m really amazed at how many Vike fans are saying Favre was rusty but no one complains about his absence from TC. I’m sure it’s nice to have an obvious HOF QB behind center with a team as stacked as the Vikes but there truly seems to be no spine in the organization. Seems the Vikes are willing to do whatever it takes to put together a SB caliber team but there’s no one there to run the show. Yeah, the pieces are there but the puzzlemaster is missing and that monster of a team seems to be built for the short term.
    Long season tho, we’ll see.
    Good luck….

  248. RagnarTheBloodAxe says: Sep 13, 2010 10:36 PM

    The refs cheat for certain teams. This is not new to anyone paying attention to the NFL over the last 30 years. They cheated for the Saints in the Championship last year against the Vikings, and again in the home opener this year.
    Did anyone see the Calvin Johnson TD that was called off in Chicago, basically handing Chicago an undeserved win?
    Some of these games are friggin rigged. It’s that simple.

  249. Ridge_Runner says: Sep 14, 2010 12:21 AM

    rovibe says:
    Of course the refs didn’t call it. Last year, the fix was in because of Katrina. This year, they’ll be throwing bones to the Saints all year because of the oil spill.
    Actually, “the fix was in” because the refs are just as sick of hearing the constant whining from the Minnesota fanbase as everyone else in the world is.
    First Katrina and now the oil spill… I can’t wait to hear what kind of BS excuse you losers come up with when the Vikings are sitting at 6-10 this December. Perhaps y’all may want to drop the conspiracy nonsense and accept the fact you have an inept coach that has sold his soul to a primadonna control freak of a QB who thinks training camp is for pansies.
    Enjoy the season, Vikes fans. It’s gonna be a long one.

  250. shaggytoodle says: Sep 14, 2010 1:23 AM

    By “mauled,” he means another excuse for why minnesota would lose a game.
    Rodgers had ANOTHER face mask shown on replay that was missed, but the Packers are a good enough team to make sure that mistakes by refs aren’t an issue.

  251. Beer Cheese Soup says: Sep 14, 2010 3:11 AM

    Childress (and all other NFL head coaches) should really be above this idiocy.
    Of course we all saw the Calvin Johnson non-TD on Sunday. Also of course, we all called it the worst call since SB XL. Maybe even the Tuck Rule.
    At very least, even the whiniest, most ignorant Viking fan (Pervy) should agree that it was far worse than a non-call on Vilma for doing his job.
    Yet, when asked about it after the game, Jim Schwartz said, “The minute I’m up here blaming officials for a loss is the minute I don’t need to be doing this [coaching] anymore”.
    It’s impossible to know whether those comments were meant as a direct shot at Childress or not, but even if they weren’t, he should take note. Some calls aren’t always going to go your way. If those few calls are the sole difference between winning or losing, you’re obviously not coaching your team very well.

  252. NoRingForYou says: Sep 14, 2010 2:15 PM

    RagnarTheBloodAxe says:
    September 13, 2010 10:36 PM
    The refs cheat for certain teams. This is not new to anyone paying attention to the NFL over the last 30 years. They cheated for the Saints in the Championship last year against the Vikings, and again in the home opener this year.
    ————————————————
    They also cheated for the other teams in the Vikings 4 Super Bowl games, also for the 49ners during their championship runs, and the Cowboys. And they cheated for the Jets loss last night and the Chiefs win last night, and the Alabama win on Saturday and on and on and on and on

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