Just when you think 2011 can't get any worse for the Minnesota Vikings, this happens.
Normally when the Vikings are victorious, it's a happy time for me. But when that piece of shit Dejon Gomes crashed his helmet into Adrian Peterson's left knee in a game the Vikes would eventually win 33-26 over Washington, any joy from this win washed away quickly.
During my lifetime as a Vikings fan, I've been able to witness two once-in-a-lifetime talents play for my favourite team. These are players, much like Michael Jordan or Jim Brown, who could do things no one else could do. Those two guys were Randy Moss and Adrian Peterson.
So to read that Peterson has torn his anterior cruciate ligament – and according to ESPN 1500's Tom Pelissero, his medial collateral ligament as well – makes Sunday, December 24 the darkest day of an already dark 2011 season.
There were some other aspects of this game worth mentioning, and I plan on getting to them this weekend. But the fact we might not see anymore of these type of breathtaking plays from Peterson because of this knee injury makes me very, very sad.