Dan Hampton Offers Half-Baked Apology for Comparing Football Game to Hurricane Katrina


September 6, 2010

When Dan Hampton said that the Vikings need to head to New Orleans and "hit that town like Katrina" for the NFL season opener, it seemed like he isn't normally the smartest guy in the room.

After his written apology, it's safe to wonder if he's the dumbest man in sports.

"I realize now it was a terrible choice of words, and I offer absolutely no excuses," he said, amidst a flurry of excuses.

For one, he further explained his choice of words, as if us common folk couldn't understand his original point.

"It was a spur-of-the-moment comment intended strictly as a metaphor for the storm-like intensity I believe the Vikings will bring to their rematch with the Saints, and it simply never occurred to me that anyone could read anything more than that into it," he said.

Well, now that he's clarified things, it doesn't seem that bad to compare a September football game to a devastating storm that killed nearly 2,000 people and ravaged an entire region, right?

Obviously not, but that isn't stopping Hampton from removing himself of all the blame and shifting on you. Yes — you.

"I have nothing but the deepest respect and greatest admiration for the people of the Gulf Coast, and I am horrified that even one of you would think I would make light of the terror Katrina wrought, and that I have clearly offended so many of you," he said.

So, in summation — Hampton said he "makes no excuses" before making excuses, reminded you that you have to be totally crazy to think he used Katrina in poor taste and is "horrified" that your sick, sick mind connected the dots that revealed his comments to be idiotic.

So, in a span of 24 hours, Hampton made absurdly offensive comments and offered a public apology. It wouldn't be out of line to ask for an apology for his apology, because it was the sorriest thing ever written.

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