06 October 2010
Brilliant, asexual blogging...
In perhaps our most quirky, entertaining, well-informed weekly interview, Rex Sanchez talks to Purple Jesus of Purple Jesus Diaries. We're not totally sure about PJD's gender, but if I had to guess, based on the Twilight reference I'd go with female, which is fantastic for so many reasons.
1. Are the Vikings just off to a slow start or was last year's NFC Championship Game the kind of debilitating loss that can crush a franchise's hopes for the following season?
Oh, MY thoughts are that he's always been a major a-hole and I begrudgingly cheer my team on while he's under contract with them. I'm always surprised when I see Viking fans go ga-ga over Mr. Croc, because we've spent most of our lives hating him. With what he did last season, I think people were ready to give him some leeway in 2010, but he's played so horribly and has looked so disconnected from the game that fans are starting to split into two obvious factions to either slobber over him or burn him at the stake. Kind of like Twilight fans, as I don't imagine there's anyone who just KIND OF likes that crap. I think with the Randy Moss trade though, he's going to be rejuvenated and we'll see that kid out there just having fun again! *barf*
It's deep, and awesome, unlike my bedroom life. The entire defense came back intact, with depth, experience, and wrinkles added to it. Draft pick Chris Cook is a tough, fast, tall receiver that can match up with the freak receivers we've seen come out of college recently. The defensive line, although not getting a lot of early season pressure, is still 47 guys deep and talented. The linebackers excel in coverage and provide good support stopping the run, especially with EJ Henderson coming back FROM A BROKEN FEMUR last December. That's amazing. The defense has been a wonderful surprise, and it'll probably only get better as the year goes on, barring injury, of course. *knock on wood!*
Similar, sure, but you guys also HAVE a Super Bowl. I see us more like the Bills. The majority of the NFL likes to forget about us because we play in cold weather areas, and we've both epically sucked in Super Bowl stretches. In fact, I think we're both the only franchises to appear and go 0-4 in Super Bowls. We've done this all despite some stellar rosters and Hall of Fame players as well. So, naturally, I hate the Jets or anyone else with a Super Bowl ring. I also think butt-hurt Viking fans like to play up the East Coast sports bias, but ... get over yourself, butt-hurt Viking fan. This team now has Peterson, Favre, Jared Allen, Moss ... it's stellar. Win some games and people will talk about you.
Don't take this the wrong way, but I always thought Jets fans weren't blood hungry heathens, but more like the Mets to the Giants' Yankees. Don't shoot me!
6. Randy Moss. Brett Favre. Monday night football in New York City (or at least 5 min away from NYC). Your thoughts on for this week and beyond? Is this duo capable of making beautiful music or is it ten years too late?
It's ridiculous to think that it's actually happening. I know our respective baseball teams are playing in a playoff series right now too (RS: "Our" teams: how dare you!) but the Moss news took people by storm like the baseball games were already over. People love him here (and for those that don't, those are the idiots who like Favre, so I never count them anyway). I think Moss' presence has the potential to be great but in the end, bad. It'll open up lanes for Peterson, it'll rejuvenate Favre, it'll help out Harvin, it'll expose Shiancoe, and it'll re-energize a fan base. The real question is whether or not Favre decides this was too damn fun and comes back for a 21st season. God, next summer is going to blow.
I see a Jets win, something slow and plodding, like a 20 - 17 win. Should be a good one, especially with Super Freak back in #84!
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