Jared Allen said on PFT Live earlier this week that he’d love to beat the Lions, because misery loves company. And the Vikings are pretty miserable right now.
Simply visiting Detroit is enough to put Allen in a bad mood.
“I don’t like going to Detroit,” Allen told KFAN via MLive.com. “I’ll be honest, it’s gloomy, it sucks. Everything is brown and then there is snow on the ground. There’s like Brownstones everywhere and I’m like, ‘Awesome.’ I don’t know, I couldn’t do it. If I had to live in Detroit, I think I’d just drown myself in the river that was across the way.”
Detroit shouldn’t feel too offended. It has good company on the list of cities that Allen doesn’t enjoy.
“I’m not trying to be mean, but it’s just depressing when I go there. There’s two cities like I don’t go out to eat or don’t do anything. It’s Detroit and New Orleans. New Orleans looks like I’m driving through a third-world country every time I get off the plane, I’m like, ‘Oh, flak jacket.’ I’m trying to get down. I’m like, ‘Ah, crap, I can’t carry my gun here. This sucks.'”
Meanwhile, Allen has a goal for the rest of the season. He wants this Vikings team to avoid living in infamy.
“Our goal right now is not to be the worst team in Vikings history,” Allen said. “We need to win two games – one win to tie it, two and two to beat it. That’s our motivation.”