Pat Williams, Brooking Have Different Views On Late-Game Play Calling

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on January 17, 2010 – 8:48 pm

It seems as though Cowboys linebacker Keith Brooking had a little issue with Minnesota’s late-game play calling during today’s 34-3 drubbing of his team.

Courtesy of’s NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert, Brooking thought it was “classless” that the Vikings threw a pair of passes to the end zone late in today’s game.  As pointed out, Brooking and his teammates are paid to stop other teams from scoring.  Vikings defensive tackle Pat Williams agreed.

“We don’t care what Keith Brooking says,” Williams told Seifert.  “He was about to get his ass whupped on our sideline over there.  It don’t matter.  Nobody said anything when they blew out the Eagles [the past two weeks].

“It’s the playoffs.  It ain’t no regular-season game.  If you lose, you go home.  We take no pity on them.  Do they expect us to?  I don’t care about no Brooking.  He can say whatever he wants to say.”

Brad Childress and Brett Favre also touched on the issue during their postgame press conferences.

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151 Responses to “Pat Williams, Brooking Have Different Views On Late-Game Play Calling”

  1. By john on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    How ironic, it was Brookings leading the cheer before the game, stomp them, stomp them, stomp them into the ground, while they were all stromping the ground, almost poetic.

  2. By patrick thomas on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Lol….Great observaton john…nuf said! : ) lol

  3. By Bruce on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    That wasn’t running up the score at all! You have to look at the Patriots or Colts for that junk. That was them just running a play to see if it would work and what better time to take a risk! This team has NEVER ran up the score! Brett Favre in 20 years has NEVER ran up the score! And Brad Childress is actually the opposite! He is one of the most conservative coaches in the league! I was upset with them at the end of the half when they had 2 minutes on the clock and all 3 time outs and they just tried running the clock out! If that had been the Colts or Patriots they would have tried to make the score 24-3 so quit your whining Brooking and accept the loss with some grace!

  4. By andy on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    john ur rite and they just mad they couldnt make a touchdown

  5. By isaac pazdernik on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Brooking didnt seem to care when the cowboys beat the eagles senseless but when the shoe is on the other foot he cant handle the fact that getting blown out of the water sucks.

  6. By andy on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    they woulda dun the same but they couldnt dam it da playoffs it aint guna b easy wouldnt happen if you stop um but that aint guna happen

  7. By Paul Jackson on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Brooking is mad cuz Dallas got caught with their PANTS ON THE GROUND, PANT ON THE GROUND, ACTING LIKE A FOOL WITH THEIR PANTS ONTHE GROUND………….

  8. By Tyler on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Maybe You guys should learn some class. no big deal though. when you guys get stomped by the saints next week have fun with the favre soap opera in the off season. i will be there next yr when we play you guys again. and I cant wait for revenge!

  9. By Tyler on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    and another note. maybe some of your players should learn english before they talk. aint no. aint this aint that. aint aint a word! man i thought them guys went to college!

  10. By Orkney Skullsplitter on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    This is the karma that cowboy nation has created for itself by never owning up to the fact that they cheated in the divisional playoff in 1975. If pearson and cowboy nation had just admitted that they got away with offensive pass interference, I’d say they had a leg to stand on. But they never did, SO THEY GOT WHAT THEY DESERVED after 34 years and 20 days.

  11. By Orkney Skullsplitter on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Tyler a sore loser. Be a man for once, boy.

  12. By Tyler on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    your the one whining about something that happend 34 years ago! and how many superbowls have the vikings won? just wondering. you guys shouldnt be considered a franchise until you prove you can win the big one!

  13. By VikingsDefenseFan on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Cowboys fans want to talk to us about class? Yeah right, you guys are a role model for class aren’t ya? Trolling our site ALL WEEK LONG. Not to mention with all the sports analysts and media hype your team got, you guys deserved no pity, or mercy. Get out of here already.

  14. By Tyler on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    you guys are like the cubs of football! Oh Wait at least the cubs have won a championship!!! hahahaha

  15. By GameOn on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Wow Tyler….Must really suck to be you right now. I’m sensing a lot of “Issues”

  16. By GOVIKES on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Actually, ain’t is a word. It’s in webster’s dictionary!

  17. By Tyler on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    man did any of you guys go to school? everyone in minnesota must be illiterate

  18. By Riv on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply


  19. By Vikings on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Tyler get over yourself alright? Vikings were making a point that they wont stop till the end. It was more a message to the saints not your gay cowboys.

  20. By jeff on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    What goes around comes around. That late 4th quarter touchdown will come back to haunt the Vikings. It always does,and I cant wait to watch them lose another championship game.

  21. By mark on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    running the score up on the cowboys is what i like to see. they didn’t mind making fools out of the eagle. what goes around comes around to smack ya hard. go my vikings, all the way!!!

  22. By Tyler on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    win a ring!
    and then talk!

  23. By Vikings on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Good call mark! The vikings proved today that they are capable of beating the Saints if we pressure the QB! People need to get over the score, either way cowboys lost deal with it people.

  24. By SDViking on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Tyler the Hater: “man i thought them guys went to college!” THOSE guys. It’s THOSE guys. Now that grammar class is dismissed, you can join the others at recess. Don’t tell us you were being sarcastic either.

  25. By GOVIKES on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    You know, I think the Cowboys came to MN thinking that they had this game in the bag. Our Vikings pulled through and proved them wrong. This is our year and we will see you in Miami! SKOL VIKES!

  26. By VIKES on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Tyler, seriously? Somebody from texass criticizing anyone else’s education or command of the English language?

    Isn’t everything in your state printed in Spanish?

  27. By preeno on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    no matter what happened the final score will always be 34-3. There isnt going to be an * by it saying “the last 7 points kinda dont count because they hurt tyler’s feelings”

  28. By Craig on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    I love to hear someone point out someone else’s language issues and then use “your” when they mean “you are”, or “you’re”. You don’t even have to go to college to know better than that. “It’s better to be silent and thought a fool, than to open “your”
    mouth and remove all doubt.” Go Vikes!

  29. By patrick thomas on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Wow… the vikings score a touchdown at the end of the game and we are classless…its an nfl football game for goodness sakes…they are paid to score and win ballgames. Incredible..anything to hype up negative media attention..state of society unfortunately.

  30. By PURPLEPAIN23 on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Are you kidding me?
    These No life Cowpoke fans are still on our site talking trash?
    So pathetic…..
    All week we listen to trash talking Cowpoke fans…
    And biased Tv people riding the Dallas bandwagon…..
    Sunday comes….
    and we KILL THE COWGIRLS 34-3…..
    We could have racked up more points if it were not for Childress being joe conservative and calling run plays so much through the game…..
    It was the best watching Romo get creamed and the look on his face all day…..
    And even better Phillips and jones get to cry in their corn flakes in the morning….
    bye bye Dallas!!!
    You now have all year to know you flat out SUCKED in the big game!!

  31. By bob k on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    tyler theres no crying in football,and didnt you think cowboys would break farve too.

  32. By John on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    I live in Texas and yes these folks here is STUPID! I meant to write that wrong. I get to laugh in their faces tomorrow and I love it. Oh boy they beat Philly twice. If the game had been in PA I bet the story would be different. Everyone is right about Dallas fans being crybabies. I have lived here seven years and that’s all they ever do is whine. Oh yeah that goes for Longhorn fans too. Boo hoo. I hate Dallas and Big 12 football. I miss MN and all the awesome fans. Skol Vikings!

  33. By kristine on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    you stupid men!!!!!! in the end the score is what it is, deal with it and go to bed!!! and as far as whether the vikes will beat the saints, the cowboys were on a roll and everyone thought they’d beat us but look what happened. GO VIKES

  34. By Jonny on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Anyone know the condition on ray edwards and his knee????

  35. By doug on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    It is so ridiculous listening to all the Cowboy and Saints fans talking about karma….I suppose the voodoo dolls are all being painted purple so the Saints will win the NFC championship! Tyler should probably go whine on a Cowboy’s fan site where someone might actually care if his feelings got hurt today.

  36. By Josh Hansen on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings Celebrated by Chanting Pants on the Ground!
    Check out the OFFICIAL DANCE VIDEO for “Pants On The Ground”

  37. By doug on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    I have been searching for news about Ray Edwards, but haven’t found anything.

  38. By kelly on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    i can’t believe that people are wining about the vikings scoring the last touchdown. This is professional football, not little league. And on top of that, it is the playoffs. The Vikings have been a class act all year. Football is a competitive sport and you shouldn’t ever let up. Especially at this level of play. And maybe you should go back and check your grammar. “I thought THEM guys went to college.” Where did you go? Furthermore, it kills me the way people start dissing a team about “losing a championship” when their team can’t even manage to get to one. Win or lose, the Vikings will be playing in LA next week. Where will you and your cowboys be?

  39. By vikefan4eva on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    Their defense lined up, and I’ll bet you that if they could have sacked Brett at the end they would’ve. So please stop your complaining, you girls are just bitter that you couldn’t do anything.

  40. By rob on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    classless– remember what goes around comes around-not like the old days when you needed points for seedings-and i love the coaches explanation–we dont get any respect-hahahahah-karma is real brett remember that

  41. By doug on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply

    I get it now….the reason Dallas lost today is because of karma. They ran the score up on Philly so they got their as$#$ kick today by the Vikings. The problem is that karma is going to be REEEAAAALLLLY confused next week because it seems to me the Saints 45 – 14 victory over the Cardinals was by the same 31 point margin as the Vikings 34 – 3 victory over the Cowgirls. Oh my, what is karma going to do???

  42. By kooleznbuff on Jan 17, 2010 | Reply


    “Take everything and give them nothing”

    Go Vikings

  43. By LittleBitVikesFAN on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    well we are 2-0 against the Aints in playoffs!!!! Go home Cowgirls, the games over!!!! AWESOME game today ..and what about my man #69 Go Jared Allen!!!! what a TEAM111 TEAMWORK is what got us there today whoohooo SKOL VIKINGS!!!!!!

  44. By craig on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Can the dallas fans cry anymore or what…face it, you all bought into the media hype on how good dallas was, how your americas team was gonna come up here and kick tail…well GO HOME LOSERS, YOUR TEAM SUCKS,,VIKES RULE

  45. By LittleBitVikesFAN on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Oh yeah!!!! And I see all the “cow-tippin” y’all do down there paid off today with all the FUMBLES!!!!!!!!

  46. By LittleBitVikesFAN on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    And on another note, I believe we have 9 players voted for Pro-Bowl “More than ANY other team” as quoted all over the media!!!!! and i think the next closest is like 6?!?!?!?!

  47. By GreenBayBrett on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Tyler.. Win a ring and then talk? This is a blog for fans. If you want to flap your mouth, go get taped up run out on the field, bro man dude. This wouldn’t even be a story if Kieth brooking hadn’t said anything to the Vikings sideline. What about Brady and the Pats blowing out the titans 59-7 earlier this season? Where’s the outcry? Where’s the bleeding hearts trying to protect the feelings of grown men in that game? If the tables were turned and Dallas threw to the endzone on 4th and 3 to go up 34-3 on Minnesota, everyone would be talking about amazing the Dallas offense is and how mature Tony romo is to put that many points up on the Vikings defense at home, but favre does it and linebackers start lobbying for a mercy rule in professional football. Maybe brooking should call his dad and have him talk to Wade and Jerry about why they let his son’s ego get bruised so badly. Go back to Texas and suck your effing binky with Jerry jones. The Vikings don’t owe the cowboys, or any team, anything. The cowboys lost in every phase of the game and they need to own up to that. Go ask the Dallas fans for mercy..they’re the ones who’ve been disrespected.

  48. By LittleBitVikesFAN on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    wonders if tylers last name is ferguson

  49. By LittleBitVikesFAN on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    probably wouldn’towe up to that either lmsao

  50. By craig on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Not only that tyler, go cry to your pansy punter who getsoff on playin with his rear on national t.v….give me a break, maybe the rest of your sorry team can slap him around in the lockeroom..thats about how good they played…lol

  51. By Josey on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Leave no doubt. That was what the Vikings did today. They left no doubt in the eyes of Dallas, and they sent a message to the Saints. It fired up the team for next week.

    If Dallas would have done their job out there and stopped the Vikings – well, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Kept Romo out of the endzone all day. Played hard til the end.

    If Dallas’ defense had the chance at the end, they would have tried to hurt Favre out of spite, even though the game was already in hand.

    What goes around comes around, and Dallas got theirs today. So did Aikman & Joe Buck, for that matter. Notice how quiet they got??

  52. By letsgovikings!! on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    representing all vikings fans here in Vegas, watched the game at Blue Ox a vikings bar here in town…we had some cowgirls fans at the bar in there own little corner and they left when it was 27-3 and didn’t pay their tab or anything, thats what kind of fans represent “america’s” team stupid cowgirls…they lose they cry and run home without manning up and paying what they drank/ate. learn some “class” cowboys fans.

  53. By craig on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    They didnt pay up lets go cuz they had to leave and go through up…like the rest of the cowgirls fans who watched that sorry performance…no competition class..just like the fox crew who said they would beat the vikes..i bet the eagles laughed their arse off with every fumble!

  54. By Cheryl on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Oh please, the Cowgirls do this everytime they lose, which is often!! They brag and trash-talk constantly, preen about like they are superstars and then when they get their butts handed to them they cry and whine!! Now you guys know why us Giants fans despise them – we have been dealing with this nonsense for years!! It was soooo much fun watching this football game – seeing them destroyed by the Vikings was priceless!! So now when they are losing the other team should stop scoring so they don’t hurt their feelings – unbelievable!! I think this one is even better than “Get Your Popcorn Ready”!! GO VIKINGS – we’re all rooting for ya!!

  55. By Brendan on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Tyler sounds like a sore loser to me. He showed his classless nature by coming on to the Vikings site to talk trash after his team got whipped by a superior Vikings squad. Oh, by the way Tyler, aint is a word. Its been a word for over ten years now. Its in the Webster’s Dictionary, and not listed as slang. Maybe if you had a better education, you’d know that. Skol Vikings!

  56. By broncofanintexas on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    i live in texas, i cant stand the cowboys. the fact that perpetually classless cowboy fans, and more than fans, players, say the vikes are classless for the end of the game is unbelievable to me. the vikes are a really good team, and favre is one of the nfl’s all time great players. that being said, it is no surprise cowboy fans and players act like that. if you saw how they behave down here, it’s par for the course. anyhow, i’m pulling for the saints next week, but good luck vikes. stay classy!

  57. By Jamie on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Brett I don’t know if you will read this but….. That a Boy!!!!!!! Selfless act of letting The rookie get his first playoff touch down!!!!! I bet it was the world to him….Your a good man Brett farve!!!! Just a little note form Southern Minnesota Sure are proud of you boys…

  58. By LittleBitVikesFAN on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    continue this wave on your status for our boys!!!!!! ♥♥ GO VIKINGS GO°¨¨°º¤ø ¸„ø¤º°¨¨°º¤ø¸GO!!º¤ø ¸„ø¤º°VIKINGS¨¨°º¤ø GO VIKINGS ø¤º°¨¨¨°º¤ø ¸„øGO VIKINGS GOº°¨¨°º¤ø ¸„ø¤GO MINNESOTA VIKINGS¨¨°º¤ø ¸„ø¤º°NFC CHAMPIONS¨¨°º¤ø, GO VIKINGS GO!º¤ø ¸„ø¤º°¨¨°º¤ø ø¤º° GO VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!

  59. By PAVikesFan on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Listen, Am I crazy about what we did?…No, I’m not. We could have run the ball. But, ur subjecting our RB to a senseless hit in a meaningless game at the time. Here’s one for ya’ll Cowboys fans: Let’s go back to Super Bowl XXVII (that’s 27), against Buffalo…I believe the final score was 52-17. So ur telling me that there wasnt 1 instance of the Cowboys not running up the score?…Here’s another one, a little different situation, but, let’s look at it. Buffalo vs. Houston, 1993. Houston is up 35-3. They played conservative, Buffalo mounts the biggest comeback in NFL history. Had the Oilers been doing what they had been earlier, then maybe Frank Reich becomes an irrelevant name in NFL lore. Bottom line is this, “You play to win the game, Hel-lo?!”….It’s all about execution. And maybe we wouldnt have done that if ur fans would have shut their mouths. U dont think that played a part in it?…Even Coach Childress stated that in the post-game interview. Was it running up the score in SB 29 when the 49ers scored 49 points and Steve Young threw 6 TD pas-ses?….NO….Accept the loss and move on

  60. By LoveJaredAllen on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    To all those Cowboys fans who are talking about the Vikings getting beat by the Saints next week, I say this: Last week you were bragging that you would steamroll us yet your attitude seems to be different tonight. Stop trying to live vicariously through the Saints just because you couldn’t live up to your threats and actually show up to the game. Concede the loss, put your head in a paper bag over having that infant Brooking as part of your organization and look to next year. Have some class yourselves even if your players don’t.

  61. By cowboyweaz on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    good game vikes. hated to see my boys go down like that. got you picked over the saints next week. one note. do i think the last touchdown was classless? no, but it was close. sitting there talking to my little girl why we watched the end of the game about how favre had been in the league for a long time and how he loved the game, but hard to explain why you kick a man when he is down. but i did, i taught her to loose with pride and to win with pride. thank you brett, but some respect lost. good luck vikes, for the fans. you deserve it. brett, retire and think about that play and what it taught to all the children watching. society will be better when you can explain it

  62. By cowboyweaz on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    again to the viking fans, gl. you are great. i love the peaple from there

  63. By patrick thomas on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    If your daughter is watching professional athletes and entertainers to learn what is right or wrong… she is learning morals from the wrong people. They are entertainers…period. its tv.

  64. By steven on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    tyler thats what the fans said about the cowboys vs the vikings and you was wrong there

  65. By Bob Jorgenson on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    This is for Tyler and all you Comboys fans: Atleast you have a pretty staduim and a fancy scoreboard. Maybe that classleess Jerry Jones can open it up for all you Cowboys and you can watch the remainder of the postseason from your fancy staduim.

  66. By Bob Jorgenson on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    As far as all the “win a ring” trash talk all I can say is “live in the now”, scoreboard baby!! #4-3 you Cowboys are the losers.

  67. By OLD SCHOOL on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Blow Out………..Stop crying Bookend! You played like you were standing still! You simply got your a#$ handed to you…now get your stuff out of our locker room and get on the plan and go home to that over priced football field of yours!

  68. By OLD SCHOOL on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Now we can sit back and watch the so called experts that gave us no chance against the Cowboys play up the Saints……..cause they are unbeatable at home(RIGHT), I have already heard this,”It seems like the Saints have turned the switch back on!” Really……against a team that broke the NFL record for points allowed in the playoffs(90)! from a team that is 1-3 in their last 3 games at home! I’m not even going to get caught up in the talk this week like last week. If we go in there and play like we can….we are, from top to bottom, a better team! They have no run d, they are…like the Eagles that got pounded by the Cowboys, a one trick pony!

  69. By MICHAEL(MINNESOTA40)LAMPART on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    i come from minnsota but live in germany and love watching viking games that the coyboys got there a.. handed to them is there own fault running up the score real funny dont they get paid to play? and this linebacker brooking lol he is better at running his mouth then stoping a play

    ohh tyler here is some info for you
    Dec. 28, 1996 – NFC Wild Card – Dallas 40, Minnesota 15
    Jan. 7, 1996 – NFC Divisional – Dallas 30, Philadelphia 11
    Jan. 8, 1995 – NFC Divisional – Dallas 35, Green Bay 9
    Jan. 31, 1993 – Super Bowl XXVII – Dallas 52, Buffalo 17
    Jan. 2, 1982 – NFC Divisional – Dallas 38, Tampa Bay 0
    Jan. 1, 1978 – NFC Championship – Dallas 23, Minnesota 6
    Dec. 24, 1967 – Eastern Championship – Dallas 52, Cleveland 14

    they never ran a score up
    dallas lucky i was not the coach i would did a onside kick and scored again

    go vikings

  70. By MICHAEL(MINNESOTA40)LAMPART on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply


    “I thought it was totally classless and disrespectful,” Brooking said. “This is the NFL, that’s not what this is about. I don’t think there’s a place for that … I was looking for Childress. I didn’t think it was right, but they’ve got to see us next year. They’ve got to see us. You better believe I’ll have that one circled on the calendar


  71. By Bob Jorgenson on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Well said Michael!! I guess Dallas can “dish it out, but can’t take it”. Nice research on your blog too. It was so good to see Jerry Jones’s sorry little face on the sidelines, I loved it!!

  72. By Bob Jorgenson on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Jery and his snide little comments in the offseason about how happy he was that the NFL and was going to end revenue sharing, and that if Minnesota can’t support an NFL team we didn’t deserve to have one. What an arse you are Jones, arrogant and pompass. I hope Jerry Jones enjoys his new saduim now. See Jerry somethings can’t be bought. Hats off to Zygi Wilf, owership with “class”.

  73. By effica on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    C-cheerleaders know that Visanthe’s extra inches make a huge difference! Recall this FOX video?

    As they say… speak softly and carry a big stick! Well done! Keep it up Vikes!

  74. By m. andre on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    (1) The sport is called Football, play to win until regulation time has expired.

    (2) How many times in sports have their been Improbable and Miraculous comebacks? True it was unlikely the Cowboys would have changed the final outcome, but never impossible.

    (3) This is live preparation, real world Red Zone time and not practice. Which makes it the BEST practice! In other words, you have to have a mentality of making plays to be your best and playing to get your red zone skills virtually effortless on offense.

    (4) That TV in Arlington, TX is pretty big – Bigger than their teams talent in 2009-2010 I’m afraid.

  75. By Purplepride1 on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    America’s Biggest Loser!!!! Dallas Cowboys!

  76. By Metros_14 on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    If the Vikes really wanted to run up the score they would have just kicked field goals when they were close the last 2 times. Guarenteed points. When they went on 4th down if the Boys could have stopped them it was their ball. I you are up late in the last innings of the World Series do you not swing the bat? Sometimes you still hit a Home Run!!!! Go Vinkings!!!!

  77. By Craig in the UK on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    UK Vikings fan here. Having never been to a game in my life but having followed the Vikes since my schooldays (too long ago to remember!), my view from a distance is probably a bit more impartial. The Vikings were the better team. Period. After the initial couple of drives where Dallas looked capable of hurting Minnesota, it all went a bit stale for them. The Vikes defence took the game by the scruff of the neck and gave Brett and the offence the time and space to make the plays that mattered.

    All in all, it smacks of sour grapes from Brooking – his team were second best on the day. It’s as simple as that.

  78. By Jenni on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    I LOVE OUR VIKINGS!!! My first game was @ the dome, my Mom & Dad bought me a Tommy Kramer jersey and I had a blast!!!!

    Our VIKINGS have always shown sportsmanship and been gracious losers, I am proud to be a VIKINGS fan!!! Dallas has always been arrogant, lacking class, whiny, and a bunch of sore losers!!! They were over-rated and thrived on all the blown up hype about themselves! How did that work for ya!

    And to the Dallas fans…..grow up and get some class too! We have heard way too much from your big mouths lately and it’s time to go back home and cry in your super money stadium!!! Newsflash…in the NFL, you play 4 quarters, total of 60 minutes!!!

    Win or lose, the VIKINGS are a classy organization! GO VIKINGS!!!! I LOVE YOU!!
    ON TO NEW ORLEANS, YEAH BABY!!!!!! PURPLE POWER!!! Good luck Saints!

  79. By heff on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    yes it was clearly a one sided game , i hope that classless act at the end , dont come back to haunt us

  80. By m. andre on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    heff, the only thing that will come back to haunt anyone, are the heavy and swift footsteps of the Vikings Defense as it swarmed Romo time and time again. He will be haunted by the inability of his line to protect him. It will cause him to get of to a slow start in 2010-2011 I suspect.

  81. By HANK on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply


  82. By VikingsDefenseFan on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Brooking pinned Berrian to the ground for 6 seconds after the play was over, and added some elbow to his throat. Real classy Dallas. Here’s the link.

  83. By VikingsDefenseFan on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Oh yeah forgot to mention, he did that 1 play before he called Favre classless.

  84. By crusher on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Hey cowpunchers stop the crying , you can bring your old saying back of wait till next year . You say Minn is classless. Well at least we don’t have a pain in the a__ owner stomping the sidlines pretending he is some type of coach. Read the paper this morning, you LOST! Go and watch highlight films of the 70″s or better yet ride the range.

  85. By dltrey0305 Vikingswin on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    2 things I was really pleased with the way the Vikings played covering the kickoffs lots better guys. I also wish big mouth Bookings got a little closer to the side lines he would of got his behind beat again lol Go Vikes win a big one for all of loyal fans I am a fan for 48 years time to win it all . Another note to all the cry baby Cowboys fans just shut up and take your medicine,I do understand its a hard dose to take lol

  86. By dltrey0305 Vikingswin on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    does anyone know anything about edwards condition ? I been looking everywhere

  87. By money on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Tell Trent Dilfer shut up and all of espn Go Vikes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  88. By NDVikesFAn on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    I was kind of surprised at the last touchdown, but understand the logic behind it. Our Vikes had hita rough stretch at the end of the season, and Chilly wanted to keep them rolling. I think next week is going to be an awesome game- SKOL VIKINGS!!!!

  89. By Mark Sanchez on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    the only ring yall gonna win is the one around your necks. when you purple people eaters get your necks rung. lol. GO SAINTS

  90. By tree6202 on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Brett Farve has no class. Oh, I guess that it is why he only has one championship ring and been on three teams.

    5 Championships – $$
    State of the Art Stadium – $$$
    Seeing the viking’s lose another superbowl – PRICELESS!

  91. By vikeme on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Just play until the end. We should have lost to the ravens this year when we dominated the whole game then with six min. left in the game we were up 17 points and we couldn’t close out the game. We won that game because the ravens missed a 43 yard field goal with 3 seconds left. Play to the end. It wasn’t a statement or “for the fans.” It wasn’t to rub it in anyones face. Just simply Play tough till the end. It is in the same category of the great lesson ” Never give up.” PLAY TOUGH UNTIL THE END. Last point to ponder. Did Dallas let AP get more than 3 YARDS at the end…..NO. They were still playing. Well I’m sure glad I could help you with a lesson for your daughter.

  92. By Dave on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    All you non-vike fans keep on being that way. Get a ring,Favre soap and blah,blah,blah! Just man up and bow out cause it’s 2010 and not the past. If you want to live back then remember Lance Rentzel(arrested 4 child molesting) and other things we can forget from others. Vikes are headed to NO next week cause of talent and that’s good enough for me to be happy with. Why don’t all of you just be fans of good football games and enjoy it or turn off the TV!!!

  93. By Dave on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikes played a great game but why even take the chance of giving the Saints bulletin board material-considering the class the Saints have shown in the recovery of New Orleans? The victory was well in hand and there was no need to do what they did. These short-term gains or jubilations are not worth the long-term effects(motivation for the Saints, a mission by the Cowboys to seek retribution next year.) Please don’t tell me the Vikes could not be more aware here and scoring is some unstoppable goal in this situation. The Vikes have great talent but I really think Childress is their worst enemy on their continued success.

  94. By Bridget from Texas on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Talk about class? The cowboy fans will stop at nothing will they? If we were to put in our second string that would have been wrong too-bunch of cry-babies. I’ve had to listen to the trash talk all week and it keeps coming in-now that is classless!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. By CA Norwegian on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    This just in… Vikings play for the Vikings fans… Not for the Cowboys or the Cowboy fans. Vikings fans had more cheers for their money. With all the crying about pulling the starters and resting them in recent days, this is he same thing. Cryboys wanted the Vikings to pull the excitement, and have the Vikings take a knew for the last 8 minites? NO way! I have only the highlights, since I had to work. The Vikings have come back and won with 2 seconds left. Cowboys can go vertical, if anything, playing the whole game lends respect to the opposition and honors the money, time and effort the fans invested to enjoy the game.
    Some of the whineboys posts here just spell, “sore looserman.” BTW before the merger, the Vikings won the NFL championship, so you blokes are even wrong about that. They were divisional and NFC champions many times and have not been the dirty players in memory. God Bless all the greats who wore horns, and left many great memories. And yes Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be Cowboys.

  96. By vikefanatic on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Listen up everybody. Football is one of the last bastions of a true man sport. Much respect for anyone who goes out on that field. It’s not a game for sissy
    girly boys. I think the fans whining about that last touchdown have never played the game. It’s like a war out there. Running up the score??? PLEASE, this is football. Tell your kids this is what life really like. Football is a chess game played out in a physical violent manner. It’s poetry what the Vikes did to the Boys. It sucks to lose. Stop whining and acting like little girls when you lose and respect the game for what it is. The Vikes won gracefully and forcefully. Congrats Vikes and Vikes fans. Like Howey Long said, I think the Saints are getting real nervous right now.

  97. By D From NM on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    well yes the cowboys got beat…love the boys…but we’ll see what happens at N.O…..Go Saints !!!!!!!!! what goes around comes around…I Agree Riv

  98. By the horned norseman on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    “f” the cowbeeotches,from the mascot all the way up to the owner,with a lingering stop at that crybaby brooking!! and ‘f’ the sports pundits who wrote the vikes off with a slim to none chance against dallas!(ESPECIALLY michael irvin!)… on to the “big easy” for another big win!!!SKOL VIKINGS!!!!

  99. By LoveJaredAllen on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    I think it’s worth repeating again that if the Cowboys were upset about the number of points on the scoreboard, they should have done something about it! Just to remind you Cowboys fans…the way it works is that we try to score and you try to stop us…if you don’t try, that’s not our fault.

  100. By Bigfan on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    In the future some of the Cowboys fans need to work on being better losers, it is what it is. Romo seemed very humbled yesterday in interviews, it’s very plain to see that the media helped set them up for failure by making them overrated and overconfident. I was saying all week that they have never met the likes of the four Norsemen. What is really amazing is the Brooking’s hypocrisy of not wanting another score rubbed in his face when they would do the very same thing because it’s football, coach Childress to quote Lou Holt said it best. If Brooking can’t handle it maybe he should seek another profession and anger management. Go Vikes!!

  101. By PhillyJoe on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    My question to Childress and the organization is what if Favre tore an ACL on the last pass…..would it still have been worth it? Why were any starters in the game at that point? Stupid! and Classless!.

  102. By NDVikesFAn on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Opinions are like a**holes-everyone has one. No one will agree on the last touchdown-good, bad, or indifferent. I was surprised we didn’t go after a pass downfield earlier in the drive, because the CowGirls were playing 9 in the box that entire drive-the time to go after a play downfield would have been on 2nd or 3rd down.
    Maybe Brookings should not try to rub Berrian’s head into the ground, if he wants respect from his opponents. I had always respected him and his game until the end of the 3rd down play.

  103. By Karen on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    I can’t believe the whining from the Cowboys and their fans over that last TD. If you want to win the game, play to win. There is more to a score than JUST winning the game. There is also the concept of psychology against your upcoming opponent to be considered, AND Favre has a chance to best another Montana record next game. I mean, what’s the deal? Are the Cowboys men or cry babies? They need to suck it up, move on, and work toward building a better team next year. It’s nice, however, to see that there are also many Dallas fans with class who are kind enough to wish the Vikings well next week. Thank you!

  104. By daniel on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply


  105. By Kool Girl on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings need to calm down don’t go with all the hype. Play the game move it around score as much as you can (that is the name of the game) and bring home the Championship. Go Viking

  106. By Karen on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    For tree6202:

    You and Brooking both need to hike up your skirts and head to your whaaambulance so y ou can be driven to the village of whine bags with the rest of your type. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up your purses on the way out!!

  107. By GJ on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Cowboys
    How about your people holding Percy several times. No call. See ya next year.

  108. By boysrule on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Good luck in New Orleans! You don’t really think you have a chance do you? Some franchises just aren’t made to be super bowl champions.

  109. By Bridget from Texas on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Boysrule what?……….About the same chance as we did beating the “hottest team”, “America’s team”-what was that score again? Oh yeah I remember, and how many sacks and how many interceptions? You guys are classless and priceless.

  110. By Pete on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Unbelievable that there are that many winers as Cowboy Fans. It’s been 10 years since we’ve had a shot to go back to the Super Bowl. Everybody was picking Dallas and plain and simple the Vikings wanted it more. Romo and Whitten thought thier ship didn’t stink and went down hard. After every possesion the realize just how good the men in Purple are until they finally quit. They slapped the Cowboys right in the face and scored a touchdown late to leave no doubt!! Vikings Rule-eat it Tyle

  111. By cbednar on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    The Cowpies didn’t have Romo’s back the Vikings did!!!!

  112. By Pete on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Oh and here is a little extra-you dont see Adrian-Percey-Sidney or any of the other Vikings showing off after 5 yard gains.They act like it is whats expected of them and want the ball back to do it again. Roping the steer is just a signature move!!!!!The Vikings are a class outfit.

  113. By cbednar on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    My Team executed a flawless Gameplan & the Special Teams Kickoff Coverage was Excellent as well as Kluwe’s Punting he kicked a couple of booming 60+ yarders plus that gem that went out at the 2 yard line Perfect! My only regret is that we aren’t hosting the Championship game in our House, however that being said if Plunder & Thunder bring the same Purple Haze of Pain next week the Saints are done!!!! Viking Fan from Illinois!!!!

  114. By Brad Karkiainen on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    I do not see any Cowgirls talking trash anymore. But they sure get upset when they can not get a touchdown. If anything I think it was good for the vikings to do that cause then they know who we are-a force to be messed with. To the people that never believed in the Vikings to win like Sportcenter, and so on do not under estimate the Vikings. The Cowgirls deserved every bit of what they got that game. They will finally SHUT UP. Go Vikings get that ring.

  115. By lasvegasviking on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    letsgovikings i was at the blue ox sitting at the bar r u talking about the two guys that were each wearing one cowboy glove

  116. By lasvegasviking on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    guys the best thing we can do now is ignore the cowboys fans you dont see the saints fans on here thats who we should be worried about lots of weapons on that team

  117. By lasvegasviking on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    if you should tell anybody to shut up it should be micheal irvin and jimmy johnson i guess they are still on the cowboys payroll

  118. By Douglas on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Watch out for rod woodson he never has anything good to say about favre and the vikings

  119. By bxviking on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Tyler(nice girly name),you better get back to the unemployment center.You have too much free time.Maybe you can dream about your team playing well next year.Your cowgirls beat up the Saints, and we kicked your ass.I am very confident Vikes will beat Saints.Now turn off your computer and get a job.Maybe water boy for the cowgirls considering all the crying they were doing after the last touchdown.

  120. By Cheryl on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Let all the analysts keep talking – let them all do what they did last week and say the Vikings don’t have a chance. It obviously fired them up and they stomped on the Cowgirls. Sometimes I think it is better to go in the underdog – it gives them a huge incentive to prove everybody wrong and sometimes it gives the other team confidence they shouldn’t have. It happened to my team – the Giants. All we heard through the playoffs was that we were going to lose,lose lose. And then when we got to the Superbowl we were told we were going to lose, lose, lose. We didn’t and all the players will tell you that the naysayers only fueled them on more. So Vikings fans, let them all talk up the Saints this week – it just may be the best thing to happen!!

  121. By les wachsman on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    ive been a cowboy fan all my life.ihated to see the beating the vikes gave us but they kicked our ass in all phases of the game.and i say they werent piling on they were jus busy finishing the job they started ,stomping us in the ground.way to go vikings you deserve it,good luck in new orleans,ihope you win the super bowl.

  122. By moorevikes on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    dallas owner, players, fans all spoiled little kids when they don’t get what they want they throw temper tantrums. that is all that needs to be said about their franchise. i wish i could put them all over my knee

  123. By moorevikes on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    i’m sorry i shouldn’t say all their fans. there has been a handful on here that have been cool

  124. By purple08 on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    I didn’t hear Titans fans crying when the Patriots beat them 59-0 earlier this year. 59-0!! A regular season game! I am sure Brooking’s teamates were thoroughly embarrassed for him. Pretty sad. If I was a Cowboy fan I would be dissapointed in him for being such a pu ssy. C’mon Man!!!

  125. By Bruce on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Has Art from Napa saw the Youtube video yet of Keith Brooking, (same guy who called the Vikings classless) holding Bernard Berrian down with an elbow to his throat? The Ref even had to pull Keith Brooking off of Berrian. I wish the Vikings would do a report about this and get the NFL Network to air this footage.

    Keith Brooking is the one who is classless!!!

  126. By DCfaninDE on Jan 18, 2010 | Reply

    Is it hard for JAllen to play DE & also play the role of team mascot or is that his dad…

  127. By BruceinCa. on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    …am not one in favor of running up the score normally….but I’ve really hated “America’s Team” since they became that…pound you next year Dallas!!!

  128. By purple08 on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    The only thing that comes from Texas…are Steers and Qu eers… and you don’t exactly sound like a Steer now do ya Tyler?

  129. By KC on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    Remember this Vikings Fans, Farve is only there for a year! You will see the BOYS AKA AMERICAS TEAM again! Classless is what your organization is about and losing Superbowls is what your about! Minnesota has been in the league for 49 years and has never had the privilege of having the Superbowl trophy in your house. It’s a shame because Minnesota always been associated with somewhat of class until some garbage Eagle coach and some rival QB came to town. I guess not having a Superbowl makes teams do things out ordinary. This worst part of classless scoring was the people you had commit on it after the fact. Pat Williams a prime example of a garbage human being said, “Nobody said anything when Dallas blew out Philly the past 2 games? “Really Pat you illiterate piece of $@$%! Check the box score son, the BOYS blew them out early and ran down the clock like a respectable team would. CLASSLESS TRASH VIKINGS , guess what the 5 time champs will be back and will whip the @#$^ out of you! PAYBACK A B1TCH

  130. By boysfan on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    Cowboys didn’t show it sunday but they have a very good defense. If they don’t like the vikings scoring STOP THEM But don’t cry when you cant. Sorry boys you are my favorite team but don’t make excuses. Awesome game vikes hopefully it goes are way next year.

  131. By Stephanie on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    if the Vikings wanted to run up the score, they would have just kicked a fieldgoal to get more points (no way longwell would have missed it). instead they go for it on 4th down to try to run the clock down and Brett finds an open receiver in the endzone. The coach called a pass play (not Brett) and what was Brett supposed to do in the middle of the play? not throw it in the endzone when Shianco was open b/c he felt bad scoring another TD? please.

  132. By boysfan on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    A wide open receiver.

  133. By truk on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    Tyler ,you should see if jj will let you hook your play station up to his jumbo tron and see if the cowboys can beat the vikes on madden game.
    I bet Farve and AP are beast in that game also.

  134. By Karen on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    KC, please refer to my last post RE: hiking up your skirt and taking the whaaaambulance to whinerville.

  135. By Tyler on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    Man All This Trash Talk but None About The Vikings Never Winning A Super Bowl! Did You Guys Just “Forget” and leave that part out. or is it just sad that you have no comeback to never winning a super bowl. we might be watching the game this week but at least one of our hands are still full of super bowl rings. what can your vikings say about that?

  136. By Tyler on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    and another thing! im not from texas! Im from Minnesota! Just hate the vikings. who wears purple! Really

  137. By Karen on Jan 19, 2010 | Reply

    Tyler: “Wah, Wah, WAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    ME: “I look HOT in purple! ;-)”

  138. By purple08 on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    It’s funny listening to Dallas fans calling the Vikes Cla ssless. You guys have won some rings, I’ll give you that but clas sy is one word I would never use to describe your organization. “South Americas Team” is more like it. Bunch of coke-heads accused of gang rape in the 80′s as I remember. Michael Irvin? T.O.? Jerry Jones? Cla ssy?? Gimme a break! Emmit Smith and Troy Aikman aside… you guys are brutal. To call out a team for running up the score in the playoffs? Playoffs? Playoffs? Put on your big girl panties and suck it up Cowboys! I guarantee you if the score was reversed, Vikes fans would be more upset at their own team rather tham whining about the other team not playing nice. Sc rew you guys… pu ssies!

  139. By purple08 on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    Oh yeah, Pac man Jones was pretty classy as well. Thank god for all the dirtbags in the league. When they get booted off a team… they know they can always rely on good old Jerry Jones to give them a contract.HAHA!

  140. By D From NM on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    …Well its almost here…Foot Ball Week-end…Should be interesting…Im A Cowboy Fan…ok let me Cry for a moment..ok Done…Now Im gonna be Cheering For Everyone but the Vikings..I Hope New Orleans Wins..Go New Orleans !!!! If the Vikings Beat N.O…They are gonna have a real tough time in the Big Game…Go SAINTS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…Hopefully …What Goes Around…Comes Around….

  141. By D From NM on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    Pants on the Ground…Hmmmm…Somrthing to think about…If The Vikings Lose..Go New Orleans !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  142. By brandon on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    what is the goal for an offense everytime they step on the turf? score………………………………
    even in the 4th qtr with the game already won
    score again…………………………..
    poor brooking if he wanted them to not score maybe try stopping them
    the only good play he made was leaving the vikes sideline b4 jared and pat put him on ir

  143. By brandon on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    how about allen and pat getting a raise playing defensive line and security guard for the coach when we score so no one tries anything domb like brooking?

  144. By brandon on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    the only classless thing to do would have been not to score the fans wanted it they got it by not going for it would have been disrespectful to the fans and the team the had a statement to make if the score was flipped and the cowboys did it brooking would have looked like the cowboys’ newest cheerleader (much uglier of course ewww) so put that anger on the turf and stop them if you cant then go look at what you didnt do and try to correct it
    so brooking and cowboys fans stop whinning get over it already we won you lost

  145. By D From NM on Jan 22, 2010 | Reply

    2 more days….GO NEW ORLEANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i already stopped Whinning….and moving on…Still Love My Cowboys,win or lose…..Again…Cheering For N.O. or whoever but Vikings

  146. By Karen on Jan 24, 2010 | Reply

    Pants On The Ground song is now this…Saints on the ground saints on the ground, looking like fools cuz the Vikes put ‘em down! Turf in your mouth, helmet turned sideways, thinkin’ you could rule, then lookin’ like a fool, walkin’ ’round town with your heads hung down. WHO DAT?! Saints on the ground lookin’ like fools cuz the VIKES put ‘em down!

  147. By D From NM on Jan 24, 2010 | Reply

    Awesome Game !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pants on the ground…Come On Vikings…Lets Sing !!!!!!!!

  148. By D From NM on Jan 24, 2010 | Reply

    well Vikings hope ya’ll have a better season next year…brett i felt sorry for you …the pounding you got by N.O…No Hard feelings’re still a good Q.B…maybe next season will be good to you…

  149. By michael on Jan 25, 2010 | Reply

    we lost that game 5 turnovers AD is good but damm hold the ball allrespect to the saints they played a good game now good luck for the vikings next year brett farve did a good job for a 40 year old man there is always next year

  150. By Huong Double on May 31, 2010 | Reply

    great advice and sharing,I will buy one this beautiful pants for me .thanks

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