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There are 110 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 7, 2010, titled New Orleans Saints take credit for all of those Minnesota Vikings t.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The disrespect card has become such a cliche in professional sports that players and teams routinely deal it to manufacture motivation instead of just shutting up and performing.

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Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Sep 7, 2010
statistics are for losers and the vikings lost the game
give it up

Racine, WI

#2 Sep 7, 2010
Great Article..
Saints Fan

Olive Branch, MS

#3 Sep 7, 2010
As a Saints fan, I am glad they beat the Vikings. I admit the offense yards totals were overwhelmingly in the Vikes favor. But what people fail to realize is the Saints had close to 200 return yards while the Vikes had less than 35. The Saints returned the 2nd half kickoff 60 yards. The offense only had to go 40 yards for the TD. Up until the middle of the third quarter, the total offense yards were close. The last three Vikings' drives which were long while the saints had 3 and outs, made up a majority of the yards differential.

Lastly, as I watched the replay of the Minn vs Dallas playoff game, the Minn announcers were crediting the Minn defense for the 5 Dallas turnovers. Yet, a week later, it was the Minn offense giving the Saints the turnovers. Make up your minds, what it good defense that generates the turnovers or is it the offense that gives the turovers. Can't be both. I hear complaints about the fumble right before the half. Vikings' fumble would not have occurred had Bush caught the punt and did not turn it over to the Vikes two plays earlier.

I am looking for a good game on Thursday night. A loss by either team does not mean the end of the season. I expect both teams to be in the playoff picture come January 2011.
brave behind the computer

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#4 Sep 7, 2010
oxboro wrote:
statistics are for losers and the vikings lost the game
and d.a.m.n., looks like you're a BIG LOSER too, since you have nothing better to do than troll on a Vikings news article... hahahaha
ezg357d

AOL

#5 Sep 7, 2010
Saints Fan wrote:
As a Saints fan, I am glad they beat the Vikings. I admit the offense yards totals were overwhelmingly in the Vikes favor. But what people fail to realize is the Saints had close to 200 return yards while the Vikes had less than 35. The Saints returned the 2nd half kickoff 60 yards. The offense only had to go 40 yards for the TD. Up until the middle of the third quarter, the total offense yards were close. The last three Vikings' drives which were long while the saints had 3 and outs, made up a majority of the yards differential.
Lastly, as I watched the replay of the Minn vs Dallas playoff game, the Minn announcers were crediting the Minn defense for the 5 Dallas turnovers. Yet, a week later, it was the Minn offense giving the Saints the turnovers. Make up your minds, what it good defense that generates the turnovers or is it the offense that gives the turovers. Can't be both. I hear complaints about the fumble right before the half. Vikings' fumble would not have occurred had Bush caught the punt and did not turn it over to the Vikes two plays earlier.
I am looking for a good game on Thursday night. A loss by either team does not mean the end of the season. I expect both teams to be in the playoff picture come January 2011.
I will give credit to the Saints defense they did make the VIKES turnover the ball & you should give credit to the Reffs for turning a blind eye in that game All year long the Reffs call the other team for late hits But for some reason in a championship game they say let the players play What I am trying to say is if there going to let the players play then let it happen all year long Not in a championship game The VIKES was looking around in that game like where is the flag It was almost like the Reffs was paid off to get Favre out of the game & yes I know this sounds Nuts but it true that the Reffs did turn a blind eye in that game But I will give credit where credit is due & the Saint made them turnovers & won the game .GO VIKINGS

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Sep 7, 2010
brave behind the computer wrote:
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and d.a.m.n., looks like you're a BIG LOSER too, since you have nothing better to do than troll on a Vikings news article... hahahaha
your name fits.."Brave behind a computer"

Since: Jan 09

USA

#7 Sep 7, 2010
It was the mystery pass interference call in overtime that gave the game to the saints. The NFL felt sorry for you, the game was charity to make you feel better about yourselfs. Can you spell FIX.

Since: Jan 09

USA

#8 Sep 7, 2010
Saints Fan wrote:
As a Saints fan, I am glad they beat the Vikings. I admit the offense yards totals were overwhelmingly in the Vikes favor. But what people fail to realize is the Saints had close to 200 return yards while the Vikes had less than 35. The Saints returned the 2nd half kickoff 60 yards. The offense only had to go 40 yards for the TD. Up until the middle of the third quarter, the total offense yards were close. The last three Vikings' drives which were long while the saints had 3 and outs, made up a majority of the yards differential.
Lastly, as I watched the replay of the Minn vs Dallas playoff game, the Minn announcers were crediting the Minn defense for the 5 Dallas turnovers. Yet, a week later, it was the Minn offense giving the Saints the turnovers. Make up your minds, what it good defense that generates the turnovers or is it the offense that gives the turovers. Can't be both. I hear complaints about the fumble right before the half. Vikings' fumble would not have occurred had Bush caught the punt and did not turn it over to the Vikes two plays earlier.
I am looking for a good game on Thursday night. A loss by either team does not mean the end of the season. I expect both teams to be in the playoff picture come January 2011.
You won't make the playoffs.
Bwriggy

Long Beach, MS

#9 Sep 7, 2010
It's time for everyone to shut up and let 'em play the game. I hope it's a good one and that the Vikes come out on top this time.
right call 4 me

Perham, MN

#10 Sep 7, 2010
saints are right ....refs won the game 4 them...not them
CamelTow

Calgary, Canada

#11 Sep 8, 2010
I am so sick of re living this game over and over. The Vikings LOST everyone, get over it. It is a NEW season, problem is the Queens still have the same coach....SO, nothing will change...Klink got as close to THE Super Bowl as he ever will and so no where to go but down...and down they shall..................
Zeke

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Sep 8, 2010
Last year is past history. In the NFL, teams can change in a heartbeat.

Thursday's game will see a fine tuned Saints offense burning the Vikings secondary and a Saints defense pouring through the Vikings offensive line. Peterson will be getting hit behind the line and Favre will spend the game on his back.

The Saints are way ahead of the Vikings in getting ready for the season opener...this game will be a blowout!
chad

Bangor, WI

#13 Sep 8, 2010
Bwriggy wrote:
It's time for everyone to shut up and let 'em play the game. I hope it's a good one and that the Vikes come out on top this time.
I agree and I wish the idiots complaining about the refs would stop, do you know how pathetic it sounds when you say if the refs only! Its done its over new season.
All the Answers

New Prague, MN

#14 Sep 8, 2010
I know it hurts Saints fans, knowing deep down you were out played. The Vikings statistically were the better team, thats what most look at and see. Your thuggish, ball stripping, grabbing, prying of the football and cheap shotting our Quarterback, if you take away all that we beat you even worse.
So bring on the comments about the Vikings and our fans, its the same old boring crap. This will be like a toothache for you, never going away, always in the back of your mind that you cheapshotted your way to the title, turnovers aside, we still were the better team. I know its not easy to take, or for most of you to understand for that matter. The fact is it happened, we were better, you got lucky, and cheap and the rest is history. THE WORLD KNOWS IT! THE WORLD!
So bring on your babbling comments and threats and your blah blah blahs, none of it means a thing when the whole world knows who really not only won the game, but who would have dismantled Indy as well. They should put an asterick next to your name for cheapshot artists, you live in the land of thugs, have a coach thats a thug, so as they say birds of a feather, flock together. See ya thursday night, we'll be the gentleman in the Purple. And just a little tid bit, your "Who Dat" makes you look even more stupid not only to us but to the WHOLE WORLD!
Jackie

Babbitt, MN

#15 Sep 8, 2010
The differnece was poor officiating and the turnovers. Anybody that knows an ounce of football knows that.
All the Answers

New Prague, MN

#16 Sep 8, 2010
Lets not forget the 3-4 roughing the passer calls that were never made. Then again, considering where they were playing the refs probably would have been shot.

“Obamacs at it's finest!”

Since: Mar 09

Anytown, Minnesota........

#17 Sep 8, 2010
All the Answers wrote:
I know it hurts Saints fans, knowing deep down you were out played. The Vikings statistically were the better team, thats what most look at and see. Your thuggish, ball stripping, grabbing, prying of the football and cheap shotting our Quarterback, if you take away all that we beat you even worse.
So bring on the comments about the Vikings and our fans, its the same old boring crap. This will be like a toothache for you, never going away, always in the back of your mind that you cheapshotted your way to the title, turnovers aside, we still were the better team. I know its not easy to take, or for most of you to understand for that matter. The fact is it happened, we were better, you got lucky, and cheap and the rest is history. THE WORLD KNOWS IT! THE WORLD!
So bring on your babbling comments and threats and your blah blah blahs, none of it means a thing when the whole world knows who really not only won the game, but who would have dismantled Indy as well. They should put an asterick next to your name for cheapshot artists, you live in the land of thugs, have a coach thats a thug, so as they say birds of a feather, flock together. See ya thursday night, we'll be the gentleman in the Purple. And just a little tid bit, your "Who Dat" makes you look even more stupid not only to us but to the WHOLE WORLD!
THE WORLD also knows who won the Super Bowl...do you?

your post is an embarassment to Viking fans. You sound like Klink himself, still, 8 months after the game and still whining and bitter, amazing.
Yeah right

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#18 Sep 8, 2010
I'm perplexed by how insecure Saints fans and their team is about this. Their team obviously played dirty. Their team was obviously dominated. This isn't really debatable. Of the turnovers, they can really only take credit for the picks. The fumbles were essentially unforced and the result of absurdly poor ball handling fundamentals.

Maybe their fans can take credit for the crowd noise throwing Vikes players off their game. But if they were really that intimidated and blown away by the Saints aggression would they really have dominated yards 2:1 despite 5 lost turnovers? No way.

In that game, the Vikings as a team played controlled, clean, hard nosed football and absolutely dominated the flow of the game on the road against a favored team. The Saints were unable to function as they typically do and had nearly a season low yardage output. Brees couldn't find open WR's and was throwing the ball way too quickly. Their backs had nowhere to go and couldn't break tackles.

Seriously. They were a weaker team with a weaker gameplan. They played too tight and were afraid to take chances offensively. The Vikes just had three different players, two of which rarely ever fumble, put the ball on the ground without barely being forced or anything. Seriously. AP loses a fumble 1st and goal on the two because he can't handle the exchange? Yes, Saints gameplan coming in was to get dominated in every facet of the game but have AP just drop the ball untouched.

Whatever.

“HHhhhoooowwwlll”

Since: Feb 08

Craigville

#19 Sep 8, 2010
If the Vikings can't get motivated by what happened in katrina last year, then their season truly is shot.
Mark

Madison, WI

#20 Sep 8, 2010
Those really ARE stunning statistics. It's hard to be a Vikes fan sometimes...we find more creative ways not to win the big one than any sports franchise in history, it seems. Someday our Viking ship will come in. I hope we spank 'em good down there tomorrow night...we owe them a beating. Too bad Sharper's not playing...I think one AD may have sent him a message or three.

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