Hopefully Vikings defensive end Jared Allen heeded my warnings about what the Saints would do to his team. Of course, it wasn’t a long shot to predict that New Orleans would put a hurting on those purple punks, even before Allen put his big ole crusty foot in his mouth by trash talking the city of New Orleans. But a game that started with the Saints giving me mild heartburn, ended predictably, with Drew Brees closing in on yet another record and the Vikings retreating to their locker rooms to curl into the fetal position.
The first half started out with shades of our game against St. Louis. The Saints were sloppy, sluggish and definitely on my nerves. Another similarity between the Vikings and Rams game is that I also missed the first half of this one. I know, I know…I failed them. But at some point, the Saints have to learn to succeed without mommy cheering them on from the sidelines. Can’t I have any other obligations on Sunday?? Yeah, don’t even bother answering that one…
After the disappointing start, Brees-bot emerged to put on such a stellar performance against the Vikings, sports commentators started acknowledging that quarterbacks other than Aaron Rodgers and Tim Tebow exist! There have been segments entirely devoted to whether Drew will surpass Dan Marino’s single season passing record. There is also talk that he might have a shot at capturing the title of league MVP. (Gasp!) I guess 32 out of 40 completions, 400+yards and 5 touchdowns in 3 quarters has a way of making folk sit up and take notice.
What is most impressive about Drew Brees is that he’s not caught up in the hype of the records and accolades. He wants what we want. He wants another Super Bowl title. If he keeps playing like this, it certainly doesn’t seem far fetched.
If he (and Santa) really want to make this Chick’s Christmas wishes come true, Brees will be certain to put on another quarterback clinic when those Failclowns come to town next Monday night. How sweet it would be to not only wrap up the division but embarrass our rivals to the east who seem to so often make the mistake of drinking their own kool-aid. It’s a prime time game with tons of playoff implications. Something tells me that is just how Brees-bot likes it!