Haven't thought about Dan Hampton in a while. Some of you may not have ever heard of him.
Hampton, a defensive tackle, played at Arkansas and then was a member of the famed 1985 Chicago Bears and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He's always had a big mouth, we just haven't heard it in a while.
Prepare to cringe:
On Pro Football Weekly's TV show, Hampton spiced up his NFC East preview by comparing the Dallas Cowboys to a bunch of gay dudes.
"The Cowboys think they are Clint Eastwood; they're more of the Brokeback variety if you know what I'm talking about."
But wait, there's more ...
Hampton added that "the Cowboys are the one team I would like to buy for their worth and sell for what they think they're worth. Look out. The Giants are going to be back."
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Look, I'm all for having an opinion and coloring outside the lines every once in a while is a welcomed way to keep us awake. But Hampton's take is just irrational, and it smacks of jealousy.
And then there's this from Hampton about Thursday's Vikings-Saints NFL season opener:
"The Vikings need to go down there and hit that town like Katrina."
Not cool. (Hampton has issued an apology.)