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Allen on living in Detroit: 'I'd drown myself'

Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:43 am
 
By Will Brinson

If you can't say something nice about the city where your opponent lives, don't say anything at all, right? That's the opposite of what Vikings defensive end Jared Allen did on KFAN-FM when previewing the upcoming Lions-Vikings matchup at Ford Field on Sunday.

Allen, instead of practicing the old "if you can't say something nice, don't say it all" move, said if he had to live in "gloomy" Detroit, he would "just drown myself in the river."

"I don't like going to Detroit," Allen said, per Justin Rogers of 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.

"I'm not trying to be mean, but it's just depressing when I go there," he continued. "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.'"

Um, ouch? And, uh, really? Detroit and New Orleans are two major American cities ravaged by circumstances out of their control (economic meltdown and a natural disaster), and even if you don't like being there, at least just say "it's not my favorite city" or something.

Of course, Allen didn't stop there. He also said that the 7-5 Lions, going against the 2-10 Vikings, are "obviously struggling" and "ripe" for an upset.


"It's Vikings/Detroit, it's always a good game," Allen said. "They've got some talent, but they're obviously struggling. One of their best defensive players will be out, so I think it's ripe for the picking and we can go up there and get things done."

Vegas says the Vikings won't, as they're 7.5 dogs in Detroit (although several of our experts believe the Vikings cover), but that doesn't mean this can't be a good game.

What'll be interesting is how Jim Schwartz' team, currently on double-secret probation when it comes to doing stupid things on the football field, responds to some of Allen's comments. After all, he might just be trying to get in their heads by riling the team up and goading them into making

Just don't expect the fans -- and residents of Detroit -- to appreciate his motivational tactics.

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Comments

Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2011 9:31 am
 

Allen on living in Detroit: 'I'd drown myself'

Minnesota is one of the most beautiful places to live.

Try writing these when you're not stoned.  Most beautiful places to look at, maybe, but unless you want sub zero weather for half the year, anywhere else is preferable.  Minnesota may be the coldest, most unappealing place on Earth other than Antarctica.  It makes North Dakota look like The Virgin Islands.



Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 11:13 pm
 

Allen on living in Detroit: 'I'd drown myself'

Which state has more World Series wins, more football championships, basketball championships, more stanley cups? It's not even close.




Since: May 13, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 10:36 pm
 

Allen on living in Detroit: 'I'd drown myself'

I can't say I don't agree with what he says as we do have a city that is not real safe to walk around in. Unsafe and  gloomy as it is you have to admit that Detroit is one heck of a sports town though. If they were to put all the sport venues out in the suburbs everyone would feel safer attending games. I'm sure there are a lot of folks that would say that is not true but in reality it is a fact and they know it.



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2011 8:51 pm
 

Allen on living in Detroit: 'I'd drown myself'

Trolling again, Bri-Bri?  I'm notan expert on who's gay, but I still have my suspicions about you.  Or did you already 'knoe' that?


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:18 pm
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Since: Aug 3, 2011
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Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:12 pm
 

Allen on living in Detroit: 'I'd drown myself'

Jared Allen, if you really meant what you said and have no underlying motives then you are a flaming moron.

I don't live in New Orleans or even the state of Louisiana, but I've been to N.O. before and I know they have some of the best restaurants in the country. 

"Boo hoo I don't like the scenery so I won't go out to eat or anything." You're missing out on some great food you dipsh*t, if you go to New Orleans the first thing you should want to do is go out to eat. He's pissing away an opportunity every time he goes there, he should drown himself.



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Allen on living in Detroit: 'I'd drown myself'

Oh, sorry, are dirty regular people and their cities too poor for you? Need another million dollars? Jack@$$.



Since: Apr 21, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:11 pm
 

Allen on living in Detroit: 'I'd drown myself'

And yes, I've lived there, talk about depressing and looking third world, that's how I felt every time I walked around most of the city and if you've seen the Angelinos you know what I mean.


nonbiasedone?  Ha, good play on words.  The irony was not lost.



Since: Mar 10, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Allen on living in Detroit: 'I'd drown myself'

News Flash....... Flint Michigan and the NFL anounce a new retractable roof dome stadium to be finished in 2013 in time for the NFL season. Its primary tenant will be the Vikings currently located in Minnisota. The Vikings have signed onto the deal as to the fact they could not come to a stadium agreement in thier current location.    LMAO  now that would throw the overrated Allen for a loop!!!!!
Hey chill Jared Detriot has its problems but considering they droped an economic bomb on half the city it could be worse.


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