Eight days later, Paul Allen is still salty about Vikings’ loss

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The Super Bowl has come to Minneapolis. The Vikings won’t be making the non-trip trip. And their radio play-by-play announcer remains salty about the situation.

Paul Allen, unshaven and looking a little (or a lot) like Artie Lange, crashed the set of PFT Live on Monday to share his misery regarding the misfortunes of Minnesota’s NFL team. Among other things, he said that the 38-7 loss to the Eagles was even worse than the overtime thriller from eight years ago in New Orleans, punctuated by his “This is not Detroit!” rant after Brett Favre threw an interception late in regulation, with the Vikings in field goal range.

Paul said he has turned down an opportunity to attend the game between Philadelphia and New England. Plenty of Vikings fans probably feel the same way about the prospect of two other teams competing on Minnesota turf for the Lombardi Trophy.

58 responses to “Eight days later, Paul Allen is still salty about Vikings’ loss

  1. zerotrophiessince1961 says:
    January 29, 2018 at 12:59 pm
    … this is too funny. PA is the perfect announcer for his salty, homer, don’t know football fanbase.
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    Looks like someone is still salty about their season as well.

  2. 8 days of a little salt? Ha! Raiders are still uber-salty about the correct application of the Tuck Rule 17yrs ago! Rams still saltily cast false aspersions about a taped-walkthru 17yrs ago, despite for the past decade being known to be a false.

  3. Why would he do any different? What Vikings fan wants to watch this game and be reminded how our team failed to show up for the most important game in franchise history?
    As far as the game is concerened, the difference between US Bank Stadium and Philly, besides the obvious quality of the venue, is that we actually have security that will take care of all the Philly trash that happens to walk through the door. Keep it classy Philly.. To the players of the Eagles, sorry about your fanbase. I’d rather watch re-runs on HGTV or PBS than see these bufoons in our stadium.. At the end of the day, you will have hoisted the Lombardi as many times as the Vikes. ZERO.

  4. Minnesota and their fans have proven that they just couldn’t handle the meat grinder that is going up against a big time northeast city and its fan base in the big moment. Philly and their fans just went about business as usual, and they ate them up and spit them out. Now the Viking fans and media people crying about it a week later is just solidifying the fact that they couldnt hang.

  5. Haa he’s just as salty as their fans. How many people think that eagles fans would not be an issue if the vikings had won the game. They talked so much crap on here all season long. Constantly crowding and trolling articles that had nothing to do with the vikings. Now they wanna cry abbout it and play the poor me card. I’m hoping most of them were kids, because as a grown man, id be embarrassed to act like that.

  6. .
    One of the few things I certain about this playoff season was that Philly and Minnesota would be a competitive game with each team having an opportunity to win in the fourth quarter. Instead, the Vikings were abysmal in every phase of the game for all four quarters. It was stunning how poorly they played.
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  7. Minnesota and their fans have proven that they just couldn’t handle the meat grinder that is going up against a big time northeast city and its fan base in the big moment. Philly and their fans just went about business as usual, and they ate them up and spit them out.

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    Philly has done jack in the last 60 years. What exactly is business as usual for the Eagles? Losing?

  8. Not surprising — PA is a bigger homer than ariani.

    And you gotta chuckle at the razzle-dazzle guy giving fans credit for the Eagles win. Tough guys on the internet and tough in a home stadium with 60,000 fans. The local Eagles fans here in MN are being treated with respect, but man are they meek compared to the Pats fans.

  9. For a moment after reading the headline , I was trying to figure out why the owner of the Seahawks gives a damn about the Vikings.

    Anyway you cut it , that Vikings – Saints playoff game was one for the ages .

  10. aypeeswhippingstick says:
    January 29, 2018 at 1:52 pm
    We’re talking about a football organization that has literally never risen to the occasion in almost 60 years now. Tell me again what the definition of insanity is Minnesota?
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    What do you even mean by that? Its not like they tried to fail.

  11. PA is one big whiny pouting baby when it comes to Viking losses. I hate to see my Vikings lose but I get a kick out of him on a Monday after a loss. His show is hideous but Mondays can be great after a loss and to hear him suffer.

  12. This guy is an embarrassment to football announcers. He’s the reason why Vikings fans are some of the worst fans in the NFL. They just parrot his ridiculous homerism without being realistic. An announcers job is to be objective so the fans have a grounded sense of reality. This guy is the exact opposite of that.

  13. PA has only been here since 1998 so he still believes it’s possible for the Vikings to win the Super Bowl. I had that notion beaten out of me long ago. I still love to cheer for them but it’s a lot easier to get over a loss when you don’t have any expectations.

  14. The Favre call was classic.

    Saints played a tough game, on the road, with 22 players lost to IR. They lost in a game they were not expected to get to. The wisdom you gain from the 2017 season, get the #1 seed. Vikings should have learned this from 2009 when the Saints were the #1 seed and won at home. Home teams have a much better chance of winning playoff games and Conference Championship Games.

    The #1 seed from the 2018 season will have the easiest shot at the Super Bowl.

    Vikings playoff record in Conference Championships:

    4 wins* (Of these 3 were at home. *Lost the 4 Super Bowls they went to.)
    6 losses in a row (Of these games 5 were on the road.)

    See you on the couch again Vikings! Let Stefon know we said hello and have some popcorn for him.

  15. I lived in the Twin Cities for a few years. What made football tough was listening to the worst football announcer I had ever heard, Paul Allen. What a hack. He was a horse racing announcer who got promoted way beyond his talent level.

  16. Vikings fans are annoying – we can all agree on that.
    But the behavior of the Eagles fans goes far beyond anything that the NFL should accept and that the Philadelphia Eagles football team and Veterans Stadium staff should tolerate. After years of grinning and looking the other way, the fans are out of control and the culture encourages more of the same. Hostile violent fans should be tossed out and the eagles organization should make it clear that it is unacceptable. Visiting fans ought to be able to attend a football game in another city, root for their team, wear their jersey, without having people shout expletives at them and their families, have beer and other things thrown at them and worse be subjected to violence by idiot fans with a mob mentality.

  17. Even the Vikings play-by-play guy gets bashed on here? I’m sure he enjoys the attention. PA is amazing, funny and represents Minnesota’s fanbase very well. Great show, even when Florio is on.

    Every Viking fan I know gives Philly credit for the win, but Minnesota was flat. That’s *worse* than being outplayed/coached, which also happened. Guess it’s called choking. Paul Allen won’t sugarcoat it and the team hasn’t either. I’m not watching. Not this year.

  18. Why would he do any different? What Vikings fan wants to watch this game and be reminded how our team failed to show up for the most important game in franchise history?
    As far as the game is concerened, the difference between US Bank Stadium and Philly, besides the obvious quality of the venue, is that we actually have security that will take care of all the Philly trash that happens to walk through the door. Keep it classy Philly.. To the players of the Eagles, sorry about your fanbase. I’d rather watch re-runs on HGTV or PBS than see these bufoons in our stadium.. At the end of the day, you will have hoisted the Lombardi as many times as the Vikes. ZERO.

    Someone’s upset lol relax sweetheart. First of all a few bad apples do not represent the majority of a passionate hungry fan base. There are bad apples in EVERY fanbase it just gets polarized due to the market size of Philadelphia. You lost get over it and move on don’t look for things to hate the entire base of philly fans as a result of a few bad apples

  19. If you have ever listened to Paul Allen call a football game you are aware how awful and totally biased he is. Viking fans are impressed and love it but he would never make it in a bigger market.

  20. PA is by far the most biased announcer I’ve ever heard, but he is pretty entertaining. You have to give him that. He’s radio immortality! He’s an elite broadcasting mind! And — He’s —-Loose!

  21. I am a Vikings fan, always have been, always will be. I have to ask….why be salty? It isn’t like the refs screwed Minnesota….Minnesota screwed Minnesota.
    The defense played flat, the offense didn’t do much better. Maybe they should of done less celebrating over their divisional round win, and more getting ready for the eagles.
    They did the same thing, w/the eagles, that the Steelers did, w/Jacksonville…..they overlooked them.

  22. That has to really suck having a chance to play the big game in your home stadium and you blow it , now you will be reminded of it every home game. The Super Bowl came to Minnesota but the Minnesota Vikings didn’t come to the Super Bowl.

  23. You very intelligent people calling PA a Homer or biased really are geniuses. He works for the Vikings. He’s not a national pundit hired to be neutral.

  24. All of Minnesota is still salty. As an Eagles fan, I can’t be happier. I normally don’t condone when Eagles fans go too far but I have no problem with it against this fanbase. They talked crap all week before the game. Hell, they talked crap before the playoffs started, and they came into our house trying to disrespect or show dominance by doing their stupid chant on our art museum steps and dressing up our rocky statue in their colors. They got smacked around for it and now they’re crying saying we’re trash even though there’s many articles out there with Vikings fans trying to get revenge against our team and fans in Minnesota.

    You didn’t hear these stories about Eagles fans treating Falcons fans like that because Falcons fans didn’t try to show us up.

    Vikings fans sound like entitled punks that think they can dish out whatever and nothing will happen in return. They must be used to invading Lambeau and nothing happening because Packers fans are all nice but you can’t try that crap here or any northeast stadium and some other stadiums and not get smacked in the mouth. Don’t like it, don’t come. Trust me, we want it that way. We don’t want visitors of opposing teams thinking they’re gonna have it easy in our house.

  25. usg1 says:
    January 29, 2018 at 7:08 pm
    All of Minnesota is still salty. As an Eagles fan, I can’t be happier. I normally don’t condone when Eagles fans go too far but I have no problem with it against this fanbase. They talked crap all week before the game. Hell, they talked crap before the playoffs started, and they came into our house trying to disrespect or show dominance by doing their stupid chant on our art museum steps and dressing up our rocky statue in their colors. They got smacked around for it and now they’re crying saying we’re trash even though there’s many articles out there with Vikings fans trying to get revenge against our team and fans in Minnesota.

    You didn’t hear these stories about Eagles fans treating Falcons fans like that because Falcons fans didn’t try to show us up.

    Vikings fans sound like entitled punks that think they can dish out whatever and nothing will happen in return. They must be used to invading Lambeau and nothing happening because Packers fans are all nice but you can’t try that crap here or any northeast stadium and some other stadiums and not get smacked in the mouth. Don’t like it, don’t come. Trust me, we want it that way. We don’t want visitors of opposing teams thinking they’re gonna have it easy in our house.

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    You got mad about a dozen or so fans doing a Skol chant in a museum?

    Man, I’d hate to be around you when real issues come up.

  26. It’s funny to hear Philadelphia fans trying to lump themselves in with the New England, New York, and Washington fans — like their city is relevant to the Northeast somehow.

  27. Its obvious he’s a Viking fan. Band wagon fans shake off a major loss no problem. All I hear from philly fans is they shouldn’t disrespected rocky it’s the only excuse they have an it’s totally false also. Viking fans love rocky just like every American. True underdog story which both teams were. There was no disrespect to there statue just an excuse for terrible behavior. That’s like me sayin they came up in the mall of America eagleing it up an disrespecting my mall. Sounds really dumb if you ask me. We don’t even have a rivalry with the eagles. We both have kendricks linebackers.

  28. Despite the fact that this post will likely be downvoted until it reaches the pits of hell, I’ve gotta shout some support my man, PA.

    Just for those crying foul against PA for being a stage five “Homerist”:
    Dudes, the games he’s calling are being broadcasted locally. Yes, the fact that he shows absolutely zero restraint with wearing a purple-colored heart on his sleeve is a bit edgy, but it’s innovative and it’s “okay” because it suits the (bleeping) context. He works for KFAN “The Fan”, and part of what he does better than anyone is convey the emotions of the local fan. It’s a job VERY well done, IMO!

  29. You wouldn’t be near me because you’d get punched in the mouth like your fellow fans got punched in the mouth and like your team got punched in the mouth. That’s what happens when you try to enter someone else’s home and talk trash. Now enjoy the SB of the team that smashed yours is playing in.

  30. ‘ohngaltwho says:
    January 29, 2018 at 2:35 pm
    Vikings fans are annoying – we can all agree on that.
    But the behavior of the Eagles fans goes far beyond anything that the NFL should accept and that the Philadelphia Eagles football team and Veterans Stadium staff should tolerate. After years of grinning and looking the other way, the fans are out of control and the culture encourages more of the same. Hostile violent fans should be tossed out and the eagles organization should make it clear that it is unacceptable. Visiting fans ought to be able to attend a football game in another city, root for their team, wear their jersey, without having people shout expletives at them and their families, have beer and other things thrown at them and worse be subjected to violence by idiot fans with a mob mentality.
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    Ummm, the Vet was torn down in 2004.

    One thing I do find funny is how the further away from the game the worse the behavior gets. First it was a hat thrown in a urinal, now it’s fans getting peed on. Soon it will be Eagles fans were grilling toddlers dressed in Vikes gear. It’s gotten to the point of ridiculousness.

    I was at both the ATL and Minn game. I didn’t see anyone throw stuff at either group of visiting fans. Were people saying stuff, yes but you’ll get that at ANY stadium in the NE. Are some of the things said boorish and over the top, absolutely but if it’s not physical just move on.

    Regarding the couple videos out there:
    The idiots throwing beers at Vikes fans walking in. Those turds should be arrested, no excuse for that.

    The fight between Eagles fans: the media is conveniently ignoring what started that. A moron fan threw a beer at a Vikes fan walking by. An Eagles fan from a neighboring tailgate told the guy to stop throwing crap and away they went. It gets reported as Eagles fans acting subhuman when it was actually one group defending Vikes fans.

    If Eagles fans are so bad, where are the horror stories from the ATL game? Seems like Vikes fans have thick blood but thin skin.

  31. usg1 says:
    January 29, 2018 at 7:08 pm
    All of Minnesota is still salty. As an Eagles fan, I can’t be happier. I normally don’t condone when Eagles fans go too far but I have no problem with it against this fanbase. They talked crap all week before the game. Hell, they talked crap before the playoffs started, and they came into our house trying to disrespect or show dominance by doing their stupid chant on our art museum steps and dressing up our rocky statue in their colors. They got smacked around for it and now they’re crying saying we’re trash even though there’s many articles out there with Vikings fans trying to get revenge against our team and fans in Minnesota.

    You didn’t hear these stories about Eagles fans treating Falcons fans like that because Falcons fans didn’t try to show us up.

    Vikings fans sound like entitled punks that think they can dish out whatever and nothing will happen in return. They must be used to invading Lambeau and nothing happening because Packers fans are all nice but you can’t try that crap here or any northeast stadium and some other stadiums and not get smacked in the mouth. Don’t like it, don’t come. Trust me, we want it that way. We don’t want visitors of opposing teams thinking they’re gonna have it easy in our house
    The same crap happened last year, what was your excuse then? Don’t give me this BS, it’s well known how terrible the Eagles fans are, it’s so bad and huge security and police stopped trying to stop it.

  32. At the end of the day y’all its a game – Just some of you rubes take it to far. Hey people of Minnesota – Be “Minnesota Nice” it will really get under those Eagles fans skin.

  33. pzebich says:

    January 30, 2018 at 7:31 am

    usg1 says:
    January 29, 2018 at 7:08 pm
    All of Minnesota is still salty. As an Eagles fan, I can’t be happier. I normally don’t condone when Eagles fans go too far but I have no problem with it against this fanbase. They talked crap all week before the game. Hell, they talked crap before the playoffs started, and they came into our house trying to disrespect or show dominance by doing their stupid chant on our art museum steps and dressing up our rocky statue in their colors. They got smacked around for it and now they’re crying saying we’re trash even though there’s many articles out there with Vikings fans trying to get revenge against our team and fans in Minnesota.

    You didn’t hear these stories about Eagles fans treating Falcons fans like that because Falcons fans didn’t try to show us up.

    Vikings fans sound like entitled punks that think they can dish out whatever and nothing will happen in return. They must be used to invading Lambeau and nothing happening because Packers fans are all nice but you can’t try that crap here or any northeast stadium and some other stadiums and not get smacked in the mouth. Don’t like it, don’t come. Trust me, we want it that way. We don’t want visitors of opposing teams thinking they’re gonna have it easy in our house
    The same crap happened last year, what was your excuse then? Don’t give me this BS, it’s well known how terrible the Eagles fans are, it’s so bad and huge security and police stopped trying to stop it.

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    Yep Eagles fans are trash. Thanks for confirming it. What Eagles fans do is out of left field compared to what maybe 1 or 2 Vikings fans did. Doing a Skol chant, or doing something to a statue that probably wasn’t even that bad doesn’t execute threatening to rape the Vikings lady fans at the game, assault physically and verbally Vikings fans, Throw beer cans and bottles and threaten people’s lifes. I’m sorry about almost nothing entitles that. Doing a stupid chant or doing a slight color change to a statue doesn’t threaten someone’s life in no way. Eagles fans are pathetic and because of that I hope their team loses.

    As a Vikings fan I no in no way was talking crap about the Eagles team. I thought they were going to beat us and I was right, and I was planning to root for them in the Superbowl. But after seeing all those videos surface I can’t. I’d rather see Brady get a sixth ring.

    Eagle fans are known to be the worst in the NFL and have been for decades. It’s no wonder a Superbowl will never be hosted there.

  34. You know what? Look at the bright side. A 8-8 team improved so much that we thought the SB was ours. Well crash to reality it was the same team with a improved O Line that started getting injured when it mattered most. The Vikings need to focus on O Line again. Depth is what they need on O Line. Thought they all played decent this year. Pat Elflein looks like a absolute steal in last year’s draft. Maybe the Vikings can land the CB from Denver in free agency. The Vikings need to find their starting QB maybe it’s Keenum. The Vikings have to find a way to further improve the offense, maybe another solid WR? TE? More options and mismatches they need is what I am saying.

  35. I honestly don’t care if any Vikings fan or any fan thinks I or Eagles fans are trash. Good. Stay away. We don’t want you here anyway.

    Your post is just ridiculous though. With the claims of death threats and rape. LMFAO, none of that happened and please show the video of any of that happening. Bet you can’t. I’m not even sure there was any assault or beer cans thrown at their fans. They definitely weren’t full if there was, because no one is buying an almost $10 dollar beer can to waste it on some crying Vikings fans. If they threw beer at their fans, it was most likely near empty. They did throw beer at the team bus, which is where I think this exaggerated report came from.

    Also, I nor any Eagles fan cares if you were gonna cheer for our team. I know this doesn’t seem to get through to your pathetic fanbase, but that has no effect on the outcome of the game, much like you guys thought trash talking all playoffs thought that would help your team win. It doesn’t. The 2 biggest loud mouthed fanbases during the playoffs were or should have been 1 and done. That is the Rams who were and the Vikings who got lucky not to be 1 and done, but I’m glad they beat the Saints, because we definitely wouldn’t have smashed the Saints like the Eagles smashed the Vikings, if we would have beat them at all.

    Also, the reason there won’t be a SB hosted in Philly has nothing to do with the fans. It has to do with the fact that we don’t play in a dome and the weather is unpleasant this time of year. If anything, the fans and city would make the SB great much like the best Draft weekend the NFL has ever had was last year when Philly hosted it. You Vikes fans know how to talk but you don’t know much about football. One of you morons still thinks we play in the Vet. Go cry some more.

  36. I think it’s really classy the way that Eagles’ fans harass players’ families from the opposing team. Nothing says “tough” more than harassing someone’s wife and children.

    At least Eagles fans are better than the sub-human breed that makes up Flyers’ fans.

    The Eagles’ fans will always tell you it’s “a few bad apples” that spoil everything. More like there are “a few good apples” that don’t behave like animals.

  37. Wow, never thought I’d agree with Frank Booth…sign of the apocalypse?

    Made a fix to the following:

    It has to do with the fact that we don’t play in a dome and the people are unpleasant this time of year.

  38. vikes61 says:
    January 29, 2018 at 1:33 pm
    Why would he do any different? What Vikings fan wants to watch this game and be reminded how our team failed to show up for the most important game in franchise history

    Actually your team did show up. they were just outplayed and out coached. The team that should feel bad is the Saints, they Brees would have made a game of it. I guess it will really hurt to see the Eagles get the Lombardi Trophy Sunday night

  39. captainwhodat says:
    January 29, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    wonder how the saint’s announcer feels?
    ))))))))))
    Probably the usual feeling after a playoff game. Brees’s playoff record is what 7-6. He has the best record for a Saints QB doesn’t he?

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