Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/9/11

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 17: Defensive end Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates his sack against Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys during the second quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on January 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen isn't a fan of Detroit and New Orleans.

No, we're not talking about the Lions and Saints, per se - but the actual cities themselves.

"I don't like going to Detroit," the 29-year-old Allen told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “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. 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.'"

Well, the Motor City residents will have the opportunity to voice their displeasure to Allen on Sunday when the NFC North rival Lions (7-5) host the Vikings (2-10).

As for the Saints, well, they'll face the Vikings the following week - in Minnesota.

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