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T.J. Lang rips “cowardly” Brian Robison for kicking his “sweet spot”

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If the NFL had a Cheap Shot of the Week award, Vikings defensive end Brian Robison would win it in a landslide for one of the dirtiest moves you’ll ever see on a football field.

At the end of a play Sunday, with Robison lying on his back and Packers offensive lineman T.J. Lang standing over him, Robison unleashed a hard kick straight to Lang’s privates.

“It was in the sweet spot,” Lang said. “In my opinion, it was a pretty cowardly move. I didn’t do anything dirty to the guy. I don’t know what he was upset about. He decided to kick me right in the groin. You never want to see that in a football game. I’m just proud of the way I responded. I didn’t throw any punches. It was really hard for me to keep my cool.”

After the game, Robison offered an apology to Lang on Twitter, as well as a flimsy excuse.

“I am not a dirty player and did not maliciously aim for the groin, just happened to be where it landed,” Robison wrote.

Right. Just like Albert Haynesworth didn’t maliciously aim for Andre Gurode’s head when he stepped on it in 2006. For that incident, Haynesworth was ejected from the game and suspended for the next five, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said, “There is absolutely no place in the game, or anywhere else, for the inexcusable action that occurred.”

The same words could be applied to what Robison did on Sunday. He should have been ejected, and he should be suspended.

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  1. clintonportisheadd says: Oct 24, 2011 9:42 AM

    I saw that live. It was a punk move made out of frustration due the whipping the Pack was putting on the Queens.

    There is no doubt this cretin is looking at a $25K fine and maybe a one game suspension. I mean if you can get $5k docked for wearing the wrong color shoes (Clay Matthews) what is this worth?

  2. thejuddstir says: Oct 24, 2011 9:45 AM

    Saw the replay and no doubt Robison’s kick was a cheap dirty shot and he should be fined but….suspended? I can’t recall all the cheap shots I have seen this year but Packer’s Woodson took a cheap shot swing at a player, Suh from Lions has had multiple cheap shots, Tracy Porter’s cheap shot on Steve Smith, etc. etc. and none of them were suspended. Once again, Goodell is faced with handing out punishments while having a double and triple standard. I don’t see what is so hard about having more consistency when doling out fines and punishments. Certainly not condoning Robison’s actions but if you watch the entire play and focus on those two, you will see that Lang had just completed a rather late body slam block on Robison which doesn’t give anyone the right to retaliate but as we all know, it is usually the player who retaliates who gets caught.

  3. pooflingingmonkey says: Oct 24, 2011 9:47 AM

    This merits a two game suspension. One for each testicle.

  4. oarfan5 says: Oct 24, 2011 9:48 AM

    The ref saw the whole thing. Question…what DOES get you kicked out of an NFL game these days?

    It was a total punk move. Suspended? Maybe not…but he should have been ejected immediately.

  5. scudbot says: Oct 24, 2011 9:49 AM

    Meh. Wait till week 10 at Lambeau.

  6. 2dalake says: Oct 24, 2011 9:50 AM

    That was dirty. Lang must have done SOMETHING to piss him that much. A dude just doesn’t go and do that without a legitimate reason.

  7. jrmbadger says: Oct 24, 2011 9:52 AM

    This was basically the Vikings Superbowl – to play spoiler to the Pack. If you wanna win bad enough and you cant by playing fair…..that’s when you get these types of incidents.

    The official who called Matthews for roughing the passer needs to be suspended as well. That was HORRIBLE.

    It was pretty funny that the Packer defense was able to call for crowd noise – AND GET IT – in an away game!! Kinda sad that in the biggest rivalry game of the year, the stands are packed with 60% Packer fans.

  8. tiffpats4eva says: Oct 24, 2011 9:53 AM

    Waah, waaah, waaah, he wasn’t ejected and neither was Woodson.

  9. dougy1970 says: Oct 24, 2011 9:54 AM

    You call that a “hard” kick? Please.

    His foot ended up there and he pushed with his foot. A hard kick would have doubled KD Lang over. Lang didn’t even flinch.

    If anything, they should fine & suspend Clay Mathews for flopping to draw holding penalties. That is poor sportsmanship — unless you play for the Italian Soccer team.

    They should also fine AJ Hawk for wearing roller skates on the field. You can see them when he tries to solo tackle Peterson.

  10. 3yardsndust says: Oct 24, 2011 9:55 AM

    Suspend Robison.

  11. plum13sec says: Oct 24, 2011 9:57 AM

    Theres somethings you just dont do to another man, and this is one of em.

  12. tacoslinger619 says: Oct 24, 2011 9:57 AM

    Robison looks like Kenny G on roids………….keep the helmet on 24/7

  13. kidwithhelmet says: Oct 24, 2011 9:59 AM

    Congrats to Brian Robison and Mason Crosby for setting NFL history yesterday afternoon, by becoming the first tandem to ever kick 2 field goals in 1 play.

  14. pistolsmoke says: Oct 24, 2011 10:00 AM

    He already is suspended. He’s on a 1-6 football team. Just fine him.

  15. senti45 says: Oct 24, 2011 10:00 AM

    I think there is a little more to it. I would like to hear both sides of the story. Maybe Lang did something?

  16. norseyapper says: Oct 24, 2011 10:01 AM

    Suspension…get real. It was a cheap shot, classless, and stupid but no where near what brings a suspension, especially on a guy without a history of such crap.
    Probably gets a 5-10 G fine because it was so obvious.

  17. farmmbig says: Oct 24, 2011 10:02 AM

    He’ll be suspended. The NFL and NBA loves to use the Minnesota Sports Market to set an example of how they get tough on rule violations— even though similar actions don’t get handled the same in other markets..

    You see: A guy like Jared Allen cannot take a knee after celebrating a sack.. BUT Woodson can do a full body dive to celebrate his interception.

  18. nesuperfan says: Oct 24, 2011 10:02 AM

    He may not had intended to kick the guy’s nuts (I don’t believe him though), but the kick was clearly very intentional.

    It deserves at least a one-game suspension.

  19. mossholder says: Oct 24, 2011 10:02 AM

    I can’t remember the last time a Vikings team actually had their crap together. There’s always some making a dumb decision either on the field or off.

  20. swcoach says: Oct 24, 2011 10:03 AM

    What does Lang expect when he is standing over a guy… you can see Robinson trying to move him back with his hand first but Lang won’t move so Robinson kicks him.

    I don’t agree what Robinson did but lets not say Lang was cheap shotted when he was instigating the thing by standing over a guy.

  21. toolkien says: Oct 24, 2011 10:04 AM

    On the upside, they finally had a guy who could hit the high notes in the post game shower sing-a-long…… mmy girrl……..myy girrrrhirrrlll….my girl…….

  22. kcjohnson2 says: Oct 24, 2011 10:04 AM

    His punishment should fit the crime. He should be required to play his entire career in Minnesota. Talk about a kick in the nuts.

  23. smoothjimmyapollo says: Oct 24, 2011 10:05 AM

    With the rule as it is, barring an ejection, there was really no punishment. It was 15-yards enforced on a kickoff which meant a kickoff that was likely going to be a touchback was going to end up being a touchback. That’ll teach Robison right from wrong.

  24. Lev says: Oct 24, 2011 10:05 AM

    It was a metaphor for what thecDonavan McNabb experiment did to the Viking’s season

  25. tqaztec says: Oct 24, 2011 10:05 AM

    Waaaa, it’s called a “cup-check”. Does anyone wear them anymore?

  26. warrenmoon says: Oct 24, 2011 10:06 AM

    Hope he was wearing a cup

  27. btg1911 says: Oct 24, 2011 10:06 AM

    “I saw that live. It was a punk move made out of frustration due the whipping the Pack was putting on the Queens.”

    Yes, total “whipping”…what game did you watch???

  28. scoops1 says: Oct 24, 2011 10:06 AM

    Brian Robison = The real captain No-Nads

  29. joj0420 says: Oct 24, 2011 10:09 AM

    @2dalake

    he did do something, he started it. Robison went to blocked the FG and Lang decides hes gonna grab Robisons leg and flip it while he was in the air.

  30. Lev says: Oct 24, 2011 10:09 AM

    *Donovan McNabb

  31. mikemccarthyisfat says: Oct 24, 2011 10:11 AM

    I saw that live. It was a punk move made out of frustration due the whipping the Pack was putting on the Queens.
    ——————————————-
    pretty sure the “queens” were winning at that point. As far as robison goes, all i can say is…dude looks like a lady

  32. madmike66 says: Oct 24, 2011 10:13 AM

    Watched the game, and Lang got in in the nuts because while Robison was on his back Lang was trying to walk right up on him, likely step over him. Robison put his ut up to stop him coming at him, and when Lang took yet another step at him, he got kicked. Robison shouldn’t have done it and will get fined, bit Lang was the instigator, trying to isrespect Robison by stepping on or over him while he was down.

  33. coolzog says: Oct 24, 2011 10:14 AM

    While I don’t condone what Robison did (it was a cheap shot), you have to be pretty stupid to walk over and stand over a guy lying on his back with who has his legs already in the air.

  34. ndallasruss says: Oct 24, 2011 10:14 AM

    It’s pathetic for Lang to come out and complain about it on Twitter – like a 13-year old girl complaining about some other girl flirting with her boyfriend at the mall. Instead, how about waiting until 11/14 and settling it like a man? Example #1,229,037 of the wussification of the NFL.

  35. vikesfansteve says: Oct 24, 2011 10:14 AM

    If you saw it live then you know it was a 14-7 Vikings lead when they kicked the field goal.
    So why would he be doing it because the Packers were winning. I hate posters like you who just make stuff up & don’t know what they are saying. You should be banned for being an idiot. Oh yeah saying Queen’s. How original. You forgot 0 super bowls, LA & sold your soul for Favre. FOOL.
    The reason Robison did that is because when he jumped up to try a block Lang slammed him to the ground.

    clintonportisheadd says:
    Oct 24, 2011 9:42 AM
    I saw that live. It was a punk move made out of frustration due the whipping the Pack was putting on the Queens.

    There is no doubt this cretin is looking at a $25K fine and maybe a one game suspension. I mean if you can get $5k docked for wearing the wrong color shoes (Clay Matthews) what is this worth?

  36. countsnail says: Oct 24, 2011 10:15 AM

    The way things are looking, that will probably be the only kick to the groin that the Packers get this season.

  37. youboettcha says: Oct 24, 2011 10:15 AM

    I would bet a lot of money Clay Matthews isn’t fined for that roughing the passer call. It was ridiculous.

    I think a suspension is coming. It was an unprovoked shot to the groin. Lang is the left guard and Robison is the opposite side’s end.

    Also, James Starks ran out the clock and looked like AP while doing it. I can’t wait to see how good he’ll be with an off-season and some OTAs year

  38. dougy1970 says: Oct 24, 2011 10:15 AM

    And Clay Mathews looks like a dude?

  39. docboss says: Oct 24, 2011 10:16 AM

    This just in… the league has congratulated the Rams and Colts for their lack of cheap shots. Apparently they did not touch anyone on the ‘Boys or Saints this Sunday.

  40. rjwh23 says: Oct 24, 2011 10:16 AM

    Give Robison a break… he was playing his version of foot ball(s)

  41. jessethegreat says: Oct 24, 2011 10:19 AM

    Suspend him like you did Fat Al now Commish!

  42. scudbot says: Oct 24, 2011 10:23 AM

    A player can’t be ejected unless a ref sees the entire sequence of events that leads up to it. It’s in the rules.

    Since we have Goodell as a Commissioner, there’s no way to know what could happen to Robison if anything happens at all.

    If there’s something to settle: MNF 11/14, Lambeau Field.

  43. bowsi says: Oct 24, 2011 10:27 AM

    If you ask to get kicked in the groin you’re probably going to get kicked there. Lang was looking to draw a penalty and he did.

  44. svcfilmguy says: Oct 24, 2011 10:34 AM

    “What does Lang expect when he is standing over a guy… ”

    ______________________________

    I don’t know, but I bet it wasn’t Robison resorting to the most cowardly cheap shot a man can inflict on another. Plenty of players get taunted and disrespected during the course of the game, but how many players lower themselves to that action?

  45. dcviking says: Oct 24, 2011 10:36 AM

    scudbot says: Oct 24, 2011 10:23 AM

    If there’s something to settle: MNF 11/14, Lambeau Field.

    =—————————————

    Actually, if he wanted to settle something, he had one whole half of the game yesterday to do it…

  46. durno99 says: Oct 24, 2011 10:39 AM

    Does anyone remember a game this year when Woodson should have been kicked out but was allowed to stay in and they barely won. Ohhh thats Green Bay logic! That was different right. Packer fans are one of a kind!!!!

  47. richm2256 says: Oct 24, 2011 10:40 AM

    “I did not maliciously aim for the groin, just happened to be where it landed”
    —————————————————————
    Bull crap.

    The video clearly shows Robison looking up at Lang, even placing his left hand on Lang’s thigh just before kicking him in the nuts.

    Robison knew exactly where he was kicking, and the only thing more cowardly than kicking a guy in the stones is LYING about doing it.

    If you follow the link, Robison actually blames Lang for the whole thing, insinuating that Lang provoked him by picking him up and throwing him onto his back.

    The video doesn’t show that, and even if it DID happen, that doesn’t mean you kick a guy where he lives.

    How about you out-tough the other guy and put HIM on HIS back, moron. In other words, do your job better than he does HIS.

    Hope they suspend this turd.

  48. schmokes says: Oct 24, 2011 10:41 AM

    Robison didn’t think it was a big deal to kick him between the legs because neither he, nor any of his teammates have anything that can be damaged between theirs.

  49. minnesconsin says: Oct 24, 2011 10:42 AM

    a lot of stupid garbage being spewed by fans of both teams here. Robison probably should’ve been ejected, but if the refs don’t see the entire actions of both players, they’re not gonna do that. He’ll be fined, but not suspended.

    For the MN fans whining about Lang taking Robison out while trying to block a field goal — isn’t that what Lang is supposed to do there? Or should he step aside and let the guy block the kick?

    Robison’s laying on the ground and jawing at Lang, Lang walks toward him to jaw back, and takes a cleat to the sack.

    For the GB fan who said James Starks looked like AP — you sir, are a complete idiot. James Starks looked like James Starks. That’s good enough for this kind of offense, but doesn’t even come close to sniffing AP’s jock. Peterson is incredible. Starks is “good.”

  50. sterling7 says: Oct 24, 2011 10:42 AM

    For all the holding the Packers do………you’d think the Pakers were goin a courtin!

  51. packfaninchitown says: Oct 24, 2011 10:43 AM

    It was a dirty shot but this is Packers/Vikings, one expects such things when these two teams get together.

    In other news it’ll be very interesting to see how Ponder does. Kid played great yesterday though some of their success could be attributed to not having a game plan since he’s never played (ala game one against Philly last year when Vick went nuts) but can also be attributed to the Pack’s less-than-stellar performance on defense.

    If the state of MN can pull their heads out of their collective butts long enough to get a new stadium approved, then the Rodgers/Ponder match ups will be very exciting to watch.

    If not then we can enjoy the Ponder/Alex Smith games twice per year…

  52. glac1 says: Oct 24, 2011 10:43 AM

    He’s a good fit in Minnesota! I’m sure the league will look the other way in order to prevent that sorry franchise from getting another black eye. Remember…they still think they can get the taxpayer to pay for a new home without a vote!

  53. alewatcher says: Oct 24, 2011 10:44 AM

    2dalake says: Oct 24, 2011 9:50 AM

    That was dirty. Lang must have done SOMETHING to piss him that much. A dude just doesn’t go and do that without a legitimate reason.

    —————

    There is no legitimate reason to kick a guy in the nads.

  54. zn0rseman says: Oct 24, 2011 10:46 AM

    1: Robinson has been nothing but a class player throughout his career. I’m quite sure that he didn’t mean to hit Lang in the junk.

    2: Lang slammed Robinson to the ground after the play was effectively over, then stood over the top of him. I don’t know about you, but I probably wouldn’t just lay there without reacting either.

    3: Players have gotten into fist fights and not gotten suspended. This doesn’t even qualify as a fight, and nobody even got injured.

    4: I fail to see how Haynesworth shredding a defenseless guys head, hospitalizing him, and requiring 36 stitches, is comparible to a guy getting accidentaly bonked in the ding-ding without even getting hurt.

  55. brewdogg says: Oct 24, 2011 10:46 AM

    What was Lang doing? Was he walking up to Robison taunting him or looking to help him up and apologize? I do see Robison trying to push him away with his hand first. He did reposition his leg, but it looked like he was aiming higher than his groin, more like a center-mass push. I don’t know. I can’t recall Robison being caught doing anything dirty up to this point, so I am going to give the benefit of the doubt here. He was trying to push/kick Lang away from him, probably for flipping his legs while in midair and dropping Robison hard on his back. What the intentions were for either player after that are subject to argument.

  56. nfloracle says: Oct 24, 2011 10:50 AM

    I’m just proud of the way I responded. I didn’t throw any punches. It was really hard for me to keep my cool.”

    He must have been wearing a boxer’s cup or else the guy has balls of steel. The one time I got hit in the sweet spot I collapsed like a 50-lb sack of rice dropped from the ceiling and was giving no thought to throwing punches or keeping my cool because it hurt too much!

  57. shieldsisland37 says: Oct 24, 2011 10:53 AM

    Robinson jumped onto a linemans back to try to block the kick. He was about a foot in the air balancing on this guys back when Lang gave him a push and he hit the ground hard. So lets be clear, Lang started it.

  58. purpleguy says: Oct 24, 2011 10:54 AM

    The irony and self-importance of Cheeser comments just slay me — Robison should get the same fine and suspension that Woodson got for punching a guy in the sack earlier in the year.

  59. cusoman says: Oct 24, 2011 11:00 AM

    Definitely uncalled for, but what more do you want? The guy already apologized and is undoubtedly getting fined. And before you start getting all hissy about his not getting ejected – Woodson threw a punch against the Saints in Week 1 and wasn’t ejected. Such is life.

  60. garyman1 says: Oct 24, 2011 11:03 AM

    I think Austin Powers put it best when he said (paraphrasing): “I don’t care who you are, you just don’t hit a man in the jibblies”.

  61. timmy1975 says: Oct 24, 2011 11:06 AM

    You can’t possibly own a set, if you think a halfhearted punch to the gut, is the same as a kick to the gnads.

  62. kleppnasty says: Oct 24, 2011 11:10 AM

    shieldsisland37

    You were so close to be the most correct one here, until you said Lang was the instigator. Robison was the instigator here the whole way. Robison illegally jumped on the back of the Packers players to try to block the FG. That is a dirty play and can cause injury. Lang slammed him to the ground during the play, and yes, stood in front of him. Robison kicked Lang in the leg, and then kicked a second time in the man region. Standing over a guy you just dominated isn’t the classiest of moves, but kicking the guy in the junk is the most cowardly thing a man can do. And though it didn’t result in injury or a fight, it deserves a game suspension for violating one of the most important guy rules out there. (The other most important rule is always leave an empty urinal between you and the next guy as a buffer)

  63. brewdogg says: Oct 24, 2011 11:11 AM

    minnesconsin says:
    Oct 24, 2011 10:42 AM

    For the MN fans whining about Lang taking Robison out while trying to block a field goal — isn’t that what Lang is supposed to do there? Or should he step aside and let the guy block the kick?

    Robison’s laying on the ground and jawing at Lang, Lang walks toward him to jaw back, and takes a cleat to the sack.
    ———————–

    Ummm…. No, Lang should do his job and stop Robison from blocking the field goal. He did. But after the ball was kicked, after Robison had jumped in the air, when he was on his way down, Lang puts both arms under Robison’s leg, lifts up and pushes out, and drops Robison on his back. Then he walks towards him. Sitton was right next to him on the line, and Robison was jumping between them. Sitton lets Robison come down on his own and turns around and walks away. That’s the way you go about field goal plays.

    And Robison was jawing with lang? Yeah…. It was 2 seconds between Robison landing and the “kick”. You’re contending that, after landing hard on his back, Robison said something to provoke Lang and make him walk towards him? In the span of 2 seconds, after being dropped on his back? If either was doing the jawing, it was Lang.

    I’m sorry, I know it’s just this one play, but the more I see of it, the more I think that if I were out there across from Lang, and he played every play the way he did that one, I would be looking for a chance to de-cleat him.

  64. favreblows says: Oct 24, 2011 11:15 AM

    Man you Viking fans are idiots. Call it for what it is……a big time cheap shot. It doesn’t compare to a punch. Kicking a guy in the nads is about the dirtiest move in the book. He will get heavily fined….as he should…..and he will likely get suspended for one game. He’s the idiot in this situation….nothing much more to say about it than that.

  65. truthteller1981 says: Oct 24, 2011 11:16 AM

    People that actually watched the play would have known that Robison jumped high in the air to try and block the field goal. Lang grabbed his leg when he was in the air and flipped him onto his back. He kicked him on a retaliation. Cause and effect people, agree or disagree, that’s what happened

  66. brewdogg says: Oct 24, 2011 11:17 AM

    shieldsisland37 says:
    Oct 24, 2011 10:53 AM
    Robinson jumped onto a linemans back to try to block the kick. He was about a foot in the air balancing on this guys back when Lang gave him a push and he hit the ground hard. So lets be clear, Lang started it.
    ————————————

    Robison jumped between Lang and Sitton. Lang put his arms underneath Robison’s leg and pulled up as Robison was going down, and then pushed as Robison was falling on his back. Let’s be clear about what happened here…. Lang acted like a punk. regardless of what you think of how Robison reacted, Lang acted like a punk.

  67. howley1 says: Oct 24, 2011 11:18 AM

    Robinson jumped onto a linemans back to try to block the kick. He was about a foot in the air balancing on this guys back when Lang gave him a push and he hit the ground hard. So lets be clear, Lang started it.

    ———————————————————-

    Yeah jumping on a lineman’s back to try to block a kick is unfair leverage in the first place and should draw a 15 yard personal foul penalty.

  68. nesportsfan0428 says: Oct 24, 2011 11:21 AM

    “did not maliciously aim for the groin, just happened to be where it landed”

    I tried using this same excuse when my girlfriend caught me cheating. It didn’t work…..

  69. Land Snark says: Oct 24, 2011 11:23 AM

    He was kicking air in that spot like Lisa Simpson. It was Lang’s fault for having his crotch in that particular spot.

  70. jrmbadger says: Oct 24, 2011 11:36 AM

    “durno99 says:
    Oct 24, 2011 10:39 AM
    Does anyone remember a game this year when Woodson should have been kicked out but was allowed to stay in and they barely won. Ohhh thats Green Bay logic! That was different right. Packer fans are one of a kind!!!!”

    Do you have testicles? I’m serious…. because if you do, you realize that a punch above the waste and a kick to the testicles are TWO TOTALLY different acts.

  71. jrmbadger says: Oct 24, 2011 11:41 AM

    “truthteller1981 says:
    Oct 24, 2011 11:16 AM
    People that actually watched the play would have known that Robison jumped high in the air to try and block the field goal. Lang grabbed his leg when he was in the air and flipped him onto his back. He kicked him on a retaliation. Cause and effect people, agree or disagree, that’s what happened”

    I fail to see how flipping a guy in the air onto his back by grabbing his leg is illegal? So what?

  72. jrmbadger says: Oct 24, 2011 11:46 AM

    “Ummm…. No, Lang should do his job and stop Robison from blocking the field goal. He did. But after the ball was kicked, after Robison had jumped in the air, when he was on his way down, Lang puts both arms under Robison’s leg, lifts up and pushes out, and drops Robison on his back.”

    Again…. SO WHAT?? What’s Lang supposed to do? Let him jump? Forget that – I’m putting the opposition on their back 100% of the time in that situation. Obviously it wasn’t a late hit as Robison was still in the air, and how he did it based on your description to me sounds like a great block! So what if he was on his way down. The action continues until the ball goes through the goal posts. Unless Robison jumped REALLY late (which should have been a penalty), Lang’s play was not dirty, was perfectly legal, and was fine by me.

    Stop trying to make poor excuses for a classless move.

    I swear, the Vikings and their fans have more excuses than wins.

  73. mel1sharples says: Oct 24, 2011 11:51 AM

    Great game by both teams, as a Packer fan I really liked the outcome. I was nervous. Vikings have a shot with Ponder…anyways….

    Stuff like that happens in football piles all the time, if any of you have been in the middle of it (youth, high school, college) you know that is the norm. The Vikings guy just did it in camera view. Lang wasn’t hurt, he flopped.

    Way to go Pack, you are 7-0 and now rest up during bye week. Every team is gunning for you. And fellow Packer fans..please quit whining, WE WON!

  74. dublindemonszfl says: Oct 24, 2011 11:52 AM

    Normally I am against any male getting hit in the junk, but since this was a Packer, who cares! Kick him again!

  75. captaintriumph says: Oct 24, 2011 11:53 AM

    What a joke. I watched the game live, plus saw the replay. He didn’t kick him hard at all – he just stuck his foot up. It deserved a penalty, but he didn’t come close to even causing any discomfort to Lang at all. Why is he whining so much?

  76. scudbot says: Oct 24, 2011 11:55 AM

    Don’t shot the messenger, but. Woodson shouldn’t have been kicked out and Robison shouldn’t have been either. All you people who complain about lousy officiating and inconsistent application of penalties, those were both cases in which the refs followed NFL rules.

  77. arnoldziffel says: Oct 24, 2011 12:00 PM

    A simple explanation: Robison’s foot natually went where his nose really wanted to go …

    The long haired man in purple is having an identity crisis.

  78. vikefan says: Oct 24, 2011 12:14 PM

    I luv how everyone only sees what is put on camera and in the headlines….but upon further review as they showed on tv one time Lang clearly tossed Robison in the and on his backside AFTER the whistle had blown, not saying Robison’s actions were appropriate but as usual, the second party is the one to get caught with no remorse or punishment for the instigator.

  79. alaricsrevenge says: Oct 24, 2011 12:18 PM

    I heard Brett Favre has pics of it on his cell phone.

  80. ravensfan4life52 says: Oct 24, 2011 12:22 PM

    it looked to me like the guy on his back was scared for his life lol he looked like he thought the other player was gonna jump on top of him and kick his butt.

  81. dtrb10 says: Oct 24, 2011 12:24 PM

    Yep. The dude only tries to put Robisons foot in his mouth while he was on his back. No hillbilly would point that out though. I shoulda went Packer fan bashing last night but I have grown up from that.

  82. wezalo says: Oct 24, 2011 12:24 PM

    Funny when you commit a cheap shot and your not a packer, you should be suspended. Yet if your a packer it’s acceptable. If Robinson gets a fine, the same should be handed down to Lang for his actions to cause Robinson to strike his clam.

  83. pigskinswag says: Oct 24, 2011 12:33 PM

    “I am not a dirty player and did not maliciously aim for the groin, just happened to be where it landed,” Robison wrote.

    Ironically, Lorena Bobbitt said the same exact thing…

  84. kibawib says: Oct 24, 2011 12:34 PM

    The groin kick is a sideshow. The real story is the packers D, or lack thereof. Playing without their top two CBs, starting Safety, starting Center, starting WR, and with two lineman playing on bum knees, the Vikings trotted out a rookie QB who was starting his first game…and outgained the packers 435 to 421, including over 200 yards rushing. Lesson learned? If Woodson doesn’t intercept a pass, the packers d can’t stop anybody.

  85. wimm83 says: Oct 24, 2011 12:34 PM

    Vikefan, unless they blow the whistle when the ball has yet to cross the goalpost, then you are wrong(and an idiot). Lang did his job, and my high school semester in physics tell me if an object is in the air then it can be brought down quite easily.

    If you are a man (testicles make a man), you do not want to take the bottom of football CLEATS into that region. Doesn’t have to be that hard of a hit, just at the right spot.

  86. slatetundra07 says: Oct 24, 2011 12:36 PM

    “it didn’t hurt him…Lang flipped him first…Woodson got away with it…”

    You are a bunch of 1st graders…it’s still wrong! I could care less if the guy gets suspended or not.

  87. mushroomcloudmofo says: Oct 24, 2011 12:40 PM

    Hold off on all this Packer fan bashing.

    As a Packer fan I can safely say that Woodson should have been ejected (albeit not suspended afterward) for the punch against the Saints, and that Robison should have been ejected (but should not be suspended) for the kick in the groin.

    I watched the play live, as well as all the many subsequent replays, and I’m surprised how many posters – both Viking and Packer – just don’t see the obvious (on second thought, I’m not that surprised).

    Robison jumped to block the kick (which he’s supposed to), and while he was in the air Lang knocked him on his ass (which he’s supposed to). True, Lang stood over him, but not in any way that distinguishes itself from 75% of the plays in any given NFL game – a divisional game in particular. Then Robison – in the heat of the moment – aimed and kicked. It was purposeful. It was wrong. He owned up to it after the game and apologized. Probably should have been ejected. Probably will be fined (15k or thereabouts). There is no precedence for a suspension (Haynesworth situation isn’t comparable), so a suspension would be excessive. Robison isn’t a repeat offender so he gets the benefit of the doubt this time.

    It’s over. There were no additional dustups during or after the game with either player. Case closed as far as I’m concerned.

  88. johnsticle says: Oct 24, 2011 12:50 PM

    I’m guessing no one even saw what went down on the field? Robison was trying to push him out of the way after Lang threw him to the ground, AFTER the play was over. I’m not saying I condone Robison kicking Lang in the balls (although I do think it was accidental) but I thought it was funny.

    Skol Vikings!

  89. das14 says: Oct 24, 2011 1:11 PM

    Whatever. He was falling over and Lang whipped his legs to make him fall harder. Then went to stand over him like so many of these guys do after they make a play and got a kick to the nads. Cry me a river.

  90. rodgerthat says: Oct 24, 2011 1:36 PM

    Robinson did to Lang what the Packers have been and will continue to do to the Vikings for the foreseeable future.

  91. klunge says: Oct 24, 2011 1:41 PM

    All Lang has to do now is order a generic light beer and that will be the 2nd unmanly thing he did today. The first? Nick-naming his package “The Sweet Spot”. Not gender appropriate.

  92. packersrule12 says: Oct 24, 2011 1:48 PM

    I think making Rodison finish career with the Vikings is more than enough punishment.

  93. vikefan says: Oct 24, 2011 2:33 PM

    Vikefan, unless they blow the whistle when the ball has yet to cross the goalpost, then you are wrong(and an idiot). Lang did his job, and my high school semester in physics tell me if an object is in the air then it can be brought down quite easily.

    If you are a man (testicles make a man), you do not want to take the bottom of football CLEATS into that region. Doesn’t have to be that hard of a hit, just at the right spot.
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    he was tipped over and darn near body slammed to the ground, only trying to protect himself from someone berating over him. If it makes u any happer, next time we will shoot for knee so he can tear a couple of acl’s & be out for the year, is that a better spot? Robison was only trying to get the guy to back off in self defense, i dont think you would focus enuff in the heat of a split second decision to decide WHERE to aim, it was reflexes. personally, i think he should have been thrown out of game and have it over with. but the way woodsen showboated after his 2nd pick also deserved a flag of unsportsmanlike conduct and celebration. the league as a whole is way to forgiving sometimes, everyone on the field needs more humble pie.

  94. hauts81 says: Oct 24, 2011 2:46 PM

    Comparing it to the Haynesworth head stomp is laughable.

  95. childressrulz says: Oct 24, 2011 3:12 PM

    swcoach says: Oct 24, 2011 10:03 AM

    What does Lang expect when he is standing over a guy… you can see Robinson trying to move him back with his hand first but Lang won’t move so Robinson kicks him.

    I don’t agree what Robinson did but lets not say Lang was cheap shotted when he was instigating the thing by standing over a guy.
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    You are an idiot!

  96. rwf1984 says: Oct 24, 2011 3:13 PM

    Not saying what Robison is did was good or not cowardly, but I am pretty sure TJ Lang did something towards him. Can you imagine a full grown man just kicking someone in that spot for no apparent reason? I say they are both cowardly with their actions!

  97. bozosforall says: Oct 24, 2011 3:15 PM

    richm2256 says:
    Oct 24, 2011 10:40 AM
    “I did not maliciously aim for the groin, just happened to be where it landed”
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    Bull crap.

    The video clearly shows Robison looking up at Lang, even placing his left hand on Lang’s thigh just before kicking him in the nuts.

    Robison knew exactly where he was kicking, and the only thing more cowardly than kicking a guy in the stones is LYING about doing it.

    If you follow the link, Robison actually blames Lang for the whole thing, insinuating that Lang provoked him by picking him up and throwing him onto his back.

    The video doesn’t show that, and even if it DID happen, that doesn’t mean you kick a guy where he lives.

    How about you out-tough the other guy and put HIM on HIS back, moron. In other words, do your job better than he does HIS.

    Hope they suspend this turd.

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    A Patriot fan is the last person who should comment on this, given that you guys had Roidney HGHarrison, the biggest cheap shot artist of them all, not to mention also having Cheap Shot Willeatanythingwithafork on your team.

  98. stavreafavre says: Oct 24, 2011 4:04 PM

    kibawib, if you want to use injuries as excuse, the Packers were missing a starting safety and cb, had another safety playing with a broken hand and a cb with a shoulder not recovered from dislocation, and without a starting lt – you’re welcome, Jared Allen. So what? Giving up a lot of yards isn’t good, but scoreboard is still what matters in real football. Oh – and Robison is a true heir of Viking tradition.

  99. thegbpfan says: Oct 24, 2011 5:16 PM

    If I ever need to remind myself how immature the majority of this country is, I can always pop on here and read the posts. I mean, my goodness people, do you read what you type?

    The way things have happened between these two players has been rehashed in several posts, so I do not plan to rehash it, yet again. I would simply like to point out that we are watching football players, not cream puffs. These men are paid to be aggressive and dominant in their respective positions. Should we as fans, expect anything less then a blocker blocking, decisively I might add, by putting the defender on his back? Or maybe we should not expect to have a guard guarding. If a defender chooses to leap into the air, should we then expect a tackle or a guard to just move out of the way? Or do we as fans expect the tackles and guards to grab that defender by the ankles and throw him on his back, proving their dominance over the other?

    Well, I for one, expect my team to go out and dominate the other team. Show them whose boss, so to speak. I also expect my team to have some decorum when it comes to things like trash talk and cheap shots. Are they going to happen? Absolutely. It wouldn’t be football if everyone always played nice. There is a lot of testosterone running around out there on the field. The decorum I speak of is truly owning an action. For instance, many people have brought up the Charles Woodson incident. Was it a cheap shot? Yes. But let’s remember how Woodson handled it after the fact. He stood up, stated specifically that it was cheap shot, that he allowed himself to get carried away because he was angry that he was being held longer then he wanted, and expected a sizeable fine from the commissioner. There was no sniveling, no finger pointing and no back peddling.

    I say Robison (and yes people it’s Robison, not Robinson) should own what he did – just say it, “Lang pissed me off by throwing me on my back during the play, so I kicked him” Own it Robison, take your fine and move on.

    I would also like to add to those Viking fans on this thread trash talking The Packer’ D….you can run up and down the field all you want to, you can rack up 1000 yards in the game, who cares? At the end of the day, what does the score board say? That’s what’s important. So good job Ponder, for your first start, quite respectable, but you do have to learn not to throw toward Woodson, Newton learned that lesson too, so you are not alone. Viking fans can continue to type mean and degrading things, but all it does is show you’re lack of class – Game final: Packers 33, Vikings 27. I think the 13th straight W speaks for itself.

  100. vikefan says: Oct 24, 2011 6:46 PM

    I say Robison (and yes people it’s Robison, not Robinson) should own what he did – just say it, “Lang pissed me off by throwing me on my back during the play, so I kicked him” Own it Robison, take your fine and move on.

    I would also like to add to those Viking fans on this thread trash talking The Packer’ D….you can run up and down the field all you want to, you can rack up 1000 yards in the game, who cares? At the end of the day, what does the score board say? That’s what’s important. So good job Ponder, for your first start, quite respectable, but you do have to learn not to throw toward Woodson, Newton learned that lesson too, so you are not alone. Viking fans can continue to type mean and degrading things, but all it does is show you’re lack of class – Game final: Packers 33, Vikings 27. I think the 13th straight W speaks for itself.
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    spoken like a typical packer fan…only staing 1 side of the story, your name says it all, a packer will do no wrong, win, & still complain bout other team.

  101. pack13queens0 says: Oct 24, 2011 7:18 PM

    Robison’s cheap shot is typical about the class in Minnesota, both players & fans. The Viking fans in the stands were pretty low class (although the Dome was 60% Packer fans), and the Stadium Crew as well. At warmups & during the game, I heard some of the most offensive music playing on the speakers & they also decided to do a “Buffalo Wild Wings” cam & labeled a Packer fan as a “jerk”. Real classy Minnesota, at least next year they’re LA’s problem.

  102. dd393 says: Oct 24, 2011 8:50 PM

    Cheap shot by a second rate player for a third rate, classless organization. What a loser to resort to that type of lowlife crap.

  103. keramidas21 says: Oct 24, 2011 11:26 PM

    farmmbig says: Oct 24, 2011 10:02 AM

    You see: A guy like Jared Allen cannot take a knee after celebrating a sack.. BUT Woodson can do a full body dive to celebrate his interception.
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    Believe it or not, there is a rule that says you cannot go to one knee on a celebration. Yes, it is a stupid rule, but it is a rule. The reason Woodson didn’t get penalized was because he had to dive to catch the ball, and he never fully got up, so he was allowed to stay down.

  104. doorcountyvikes says: Oct 25, 2011 1:16 PM

    this thing is getting blown waaay out of proportion. Anyone who has played football knows the emotions and competitive juices that flow. I’ll admit, not the smartest move, but the kick wasn’t that hard. I think Lang was equally culpable. Call it a day and move on. Robison should not be fined or be forced to miss a game. Cue the hate from packer nation…1, 2, 3…

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