When Jared Allen joined the Minnesota Vikings in 2008, he quickly became one of the most hated players in the NFC North by Detroit Lions fans. The hate partly comes from the fact that he is very talented. He is a headache for opposing offenses and especially for the Lions.
Most of the hate for Allen doesn't have to do with his play on the field. Rather, it revolves around his big mouth, which he again opened this week when discussing the city of Detroit. Via Justin Rogers, here is what Allen said:
"I don't like going to Detroit," Allen said. "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.'"
Jared, if you ever are forced to live in Detroit, I will gladly give you a ride to the river so you can make good on your comment.