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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 10, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 2:05 pm
 

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

News flash...... Flint Michigan and the NFL annouce be funny ..and fitting if the overrated Allen was still playing.



Since: Dec 13, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 1:33 pm
 

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

This, from a guy who spent four years in Pocatello, Idaho? He needs to be slapped some.



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 1:30 pm
 

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

You'd be bitter too if you were the only gay guy in the NFL.  I'm sure Allen needs alot of cold showers (gives 'AP All Day a whole new meaning).  Way to make caucasians look like morons, you tool.



Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:42 pm
 

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

What an idiot



Since: May 24, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:10 pm
 

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

Just for saying that, Minny never gets its new stadium, and off you go to LA!!
Well said!  I am sure his 3rd least favorite city is a tie for every city in the state of Minnesota but since the team is paying him he is keeping that a secret and would love nothing more than a move to that dump of a city that is LA.  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.



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:07 pm
 

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

Way I see it -- it could be worse for those living in the Metro Detroit area -- you could live in Minnesota and have to cheer on such powerhouse teams as the 62-100 twins, the 2-10 vikings or the 17-65 Timberwolves.  If I lived in Minnesota, I would have drowned myself long ago.

 



Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:53 am
 

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

Just for saying that, Minny never gets its new stadium, and off you go to LA!!


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