Not being in the playoff contention, the hit is harder on our dreams for next season, and our prayers are with him for a speedy recovery. But are our prayers for him or ourselves? Our need for success? Our want to scream at that top of our lungs while singing Skol Vikings?
I write about athletes because that's what I know. I understand that want to compete (don't say yes if I ask to play you in a game, it gets ugly fast) The one thing I saw yesterday that made me remember why I love sports was the Redskin players showing their respect for an exceptional player. So as I watch the tip off of the NBA that was delayed by players who's base pay for players that sit the bench is $70K over the base pay for NFL players I have to wonder, when was the last time one of them really thought about the man next to them on the bench or that they were guarding?
Peyton Manning, took a pay cut to make sure that the Colts had enough money to get/hold on to better players. Is he the last of an era? Hmmm. I should be happy that my Vikes won, but what was the cost? And Peyton is still trying to recover, will I get to see him back on the field next year? The NBA has commercial running reminding me that "I can still dream" because their season is starting today, but as week 15 of the NFL comes to a close I see nightmares ahead.