No Rest for the Wary!
The Giants will want to rest some of their players so their will be some irresistible incentives offered up to the Giants. I don't think the league will stop at just about anything to make this a reality and a hanky or two would most certainly not be out of the question. The real sad part of this story is that the Vikings didn't really do anything to deserve this bit of treatment other than they made the decision to fight.
So what are our indicators. A review by the Pioneer Press of the Nov. 16th game versus the Buccaneers that indicated that Buccaneer's linebacker Cato June, No. 59, tried to end Adrian Peterson's career with his malicious (questionably late) low blow to AD's knee while he was being stood up by several Buccaneer defenders. You can guarantee yourself that Brad Childress submitted this little highlight to the league. Now add to that Detroit Lions rookie right tackle Gosder Cherilus questionable hit that should have ended Jared Allen's career. On his knees, Cherilus put a shoulder into Allen's left knee, being at least 10 yards behind the play, and Allen crumpled to the turf. Allen was furious and had to be restrained by teammate Ray Edwards from going after Cherilus. Neither one of these gentlemen were fined and there was no mention of anything by the league. Meanwhile, Jared Allen is fined by the league for playing patty cake with Aaron Rodgers on a play where Jared wasn't even blocked. Normally you can expect to get kissed when you're on the receiving end of prodding of such skill. Ladies and gentlemen ... its time to call it as you see it ... this isn't just a simple double standard ... as it used to be ... it's Roller-Ball.
So what's the answer ... there can be only one. As Ray Lewis clearly stated after his team lost to Pittsburgh ... you have to play the game where the result can leave absolutely no doubt. Let them bring their best. You're also going to have to give careful consideration to my dream, where both the Zig-Master and Brad decline strolling up that podium allowing only Pat and Kevin the right to claim the NFL's ultimate prize directly from "The Omnipotent One".
There is a special rule of plumbing, where something flows downhill. It takes a special breed to be able to push that rock back uphill ... regardless of cost ... regardless of situation. As there is a special message that desperately needs a voice. In this case ... you will speak for the silent voices throughout the league.
Is there no greater purpose? Fear not!@
Can you say screwed again! No one says a word!
The Viking Ghost