Dan Hampton: Vikings Should Hit New Orleans Like Katrina

Former Chicago Bear and Hall of Famer Dan Hampton is now an analyst for Pro Football Weekly’s TV show where they break down the NFL action each week.  Here is Danimal previewing Thursday night’s NFL Kickoff game, the Minnesota Vikings visiting the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints:

That’s brutal.  What’s worse than the comment itself (if it’s possible) is how the show’s producers didn’t go back and edit that segment.  How does that clip not get to the cutting room floor?  The show is pre-recorded, so they had plenty of opportunity to re-record his comment or edit it out altogether.

Hampton earned his Hall of Fame status for his relentlessness on the field but it’s clear that he’s not a HOF caliber analyst.  Hampton is noted for having had a ton of surgeries over his career and I guess it’s time for another one:  removing his foot from his mouth.


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  • Windy Cynic

    Dan gave his health for my enjoyment and I appreciate every snap, but tying in Katrina to a devastated city is in very poor taste.

    He’s under pressure to say something that distinguishes himself, so he’s probably prone to hyperbole, but the professionals within the broadcast staff have to catch that before it hits the air.

    Katrina and our national response is a black mark on this nation. What was happening on the ground was criminal. It’s not being politically correct to expect reverence for such a disgrace.

    • Paytonsaints

      It was a cool remark that was said about an oversensitive population. Everyone knows what he meant even the ones crying but they will milk katrina for everything they can.

      I dont think theyre gonna actually charge Blanco or Nagin with criminal neglect, thats who you were referring to i assume as being the criminals.

  • Windy Cynic

    Plus as a BEAR, Dan should be hoping for the exact opposite result for an in division, hated rival.

    Maybe they (broadcast) are letting him twist in the wind on purpose.

    • Boomer

      Interesting take to think they would hang him out to dry.

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  • Windy Cynic

    @Paytonsaints… Contracted “law” was allowed to hunt human beings. Human right violations against our own citizens. Ineptitude of every branch of governance. A stain on our “ideals”. New Orleans, a city inconvenient in a time of need.

    Dan screwed up trying to be edgy, but he fell off that edge. And someone allowed him to.