I don’t know that I’m quite ready to put Jared Allen in Roddy White territory just yet, but Allen is clearly approaching citywide disdain in New Orleans. In case you missed it, Jared Allen, who bears a striking resemblance to this random gentleman, had the following to say about New Orleans on KFAN-FM:
“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.”
Classy stuff. And sorry buddy, but I really feel sorry for you if you’re missing out on the New Orleans food. As expected, Allen was pressed for comments this week by the NOLA press and he responded with a halfhearted, non-apology, apology:
“Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen apologized Wednesday if anyone was offended. He stood by his remarks, however, which he said were directed at the city’s physical appearance and not its residents.”
“Allen stood by his comments, and said he thought people would be foolish to take offense at them because they weren’t directed at people”
What I don’t understand is that Jared Allen looks like a third world country inhabitant. Shouldn’t he fit right in? Secondly, he plays for the Vikings who are based out of Minneapolis. Have any of you been to Minneapolis before? There is construction 24/7 on every single road in the entire city, and the winters are about as cold and long as the ice age. The taxes are insanely high, too. Minneapolis is rated the #16 coldest city in the US. Their food is terrible. Who in their right mind would prefer to live there over New Orleans?
Sorry, I hate to pick on Minneapolis, but I just don’t see how a guy that lives there can criticize New Orleans. Talk about throwing stones out of a glass house. And someone that looks like he does should never be critizing the appearance of pretty much anything. I know who I’ll be rooting against on Sunday.