The biggest game of the season for the Pack - and the second biggest for the NFL - happens tonight in Dallas. So I thought this'd be as good a time as any to revisit one of Chad the Elder's stupider unhinged - and uninformed - football rants. Plus he's on a plane right now and can't defend himself.
WARNING: THE PASSAGE OF TIME HAS NOT TREATED THE FOLLOWING CHAD THE ELDER FOOTBALL SMACK -WHICH WAS DEEPLY STUPID TO BEGIN WITH - WELL. THINK PUKE ORANGE SHAG CARPETING AND POLYESTER LEISURE SUITS. READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
The day after the Pack beat the Vikings for the first time this year, Chad sniveled:
Speaking of last year, after the Vikings lost a meaningless late-season game to the Packers, I commented that I was actually happy about the outcome since it would improve the Vikings position in the draft. A few obnoxious Packer fans (talk about a superfluous adjective) responded that my reaction was just sour grapes. Well yesterday, those result of those "sour grapes" was a very fine wine:
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Peterson 20 224 3 73
But hey, it's not like the Packers need a running back, do they?
[Outdated stats omitted]
Actually, it turns out that they don't - but they got one anyway.
But I suppose it'd be better to have Adrian Peterson and a sub-.500 record than to to be 10 and 1 and to have already clinched the playoffs this year.
Okay, but at least the player the Packer drafted has been a difference maker, right? Heh, heh.
Yet the Packers are 10 and 1 without Adrian Peterson, while the Vikings are 5 and 6 with him (and 2 & 0 when he doesn't play - isn't that an interesting little stat?).
Oh - and the Pack is the YOUNGEST TEAM IN THE LEAGUE.
Enjoy your fluky 5-1 start and aging quarterback now Packer fans.
If 5 and 1 is "fluky", then what is 10 and 1? "Super-fluky?"
The. Youngest. Team. In. The. NFL. Is. 10. And. 1.
Suck on it.
Because in the very near future Purple is going to be the new black.
Is that what color their uniforms will be when the move to Los Angeles?
Over all, you gotta love this line of reasoning. "It was good that we sucked last year so we could get a high draft pick." But be careful what you wish for. Here's a comment he left at KAR:
Let's wait and see what happens when the Packers play a real team [...10 and 1 --ed.]. And no, the Bears don't count.
Meanwhile, Vikings fan will be content with the knowledge that we're on our way to another good draft pick this year. Build for the future baby.
Course, now the Vikes look like they'll probably finish around .500, giving them a pick in the high teens or low 2o's. Can't wait to see how Chad spins that one. "This is soooo much better than making the playoffs - we don't embarrass ourselves, yet we still get a decent pick. It's win / win baby! Build for the future!"
Win or lose to the hated 'Boys tonite, in Green Bay, the future is now.
NOTE: Watch for Chad to play the "Yeah, but the Patriots are better" card. Since we won't know that for sure until the Super Bowl, and given the preseason expectations most of us Packer fans had, I'd be happy just seeing that assertion proved conclusively and objectively true or false. I'll trade a Super Bowl for 15 draft slots any day.