Here at Purple Jesus Diaries we've spent a lot of this week espousing how fantastic this blog's namesake is, thanks in part to Purple Jesus himself being named the third best player in the NFL EVER!! Or something like that.
What also was of note this week was Scout.com's article which highlighted all of the records that Purple Jesus is about to shatter with an iron, purple fist this season and likely beyond. I'd like to not cop out on a Friday post and just copy and paste a bunch of information (Just kidding, don't care), but the number of records that are about to be shit on is just astounding. We'll start with this:
- Through only four seasons, Peterson is already third on the all-time franchise rushing list with 5,782 rushing yards. He trails Chuck Foreman by just 97 yards for second place – and Foreman played seven years for the Vikings. He is 1,036 yards behind Robert Smith for the franchise record of 6,818 yards, which took him eight years to accumulate. At his current pace, by the time Peterson has played eight seasons, he would have 11,564 rushing yards. As it currently stands, only 15 rushers in NFL history have rushed for more yards than that.
From the rest of the article:
This is god damn outrageous. The fact that we just found out this week that Purple Jesus is the THIRD best player in the NFL is just retarded. The fact that Peyton Manning is rated ahead of him is ridiculous. He's got to play for like 15 more years to beat our Favre as a better quarterback, and Favre sucks. Purple Jesus? He's the best running back ever RIGHT NOW. On any made list, he should be the infinity best player, best player Alpha, the black hole of best players. Number one doesn't even do him justice. He's Hall of Fame material right now. Let him retire tomorrow (JUST KIDDING! PLEASE GOD DON'T!) and then place him in the Hall tomorrow. Within the hour, even. He's like the Jerry Rice of Hal candidates. And he's a Viking. Just outstanding.
So keep this all in mind this weekend, as we apparently near a labor resolution between the NFL and the NFL Players Association and get closer to some real football. Just think, in 2011 you'll get to see a Hall of Fame running back in his prime, taking his time shattering records and female pelvises. Just a delight.
But thought Chris Johnson was better??
And I would gladly sacrifice my pelvis at the altar of Purple Jesus.
All I know from this post is that clearly Purple Jesus is the bestest player in the history of the NFL, EVER. He will be the greatest of all-time forever and ever, when all is said and done.
Goddamn I love him.
@CollegeWolf New offense game plan this year... this takes us to the Superbowl.
Purple Jesus direct snap with 10 olinemen.
@MikeFromWinnipeg That plan couldn't be any worse than last season...
@CollegeWolf I would like to see what plans they have... picking up "stud" 5th rounders doesn't really give me all that much confidence for an improvement. Hopefully Denzel figures this shit out.
@MikeFromWinnipeg Ugh, true. Luckily for us/AP, that can still be addressed yet before the season actually (ever?) starts...
@CollegeWolf Biggest issue with the plan is that we doubled the amount of shitty Vikings olinemen to get in AP's way.
seriously... PJ is the reason Bernard Berrian will actually try to not suck this year. Just the chance to try & "Brandon Bernard" him in the shower.