Daily Norseman: The Media Is Off The Rails

Minnesota Vikings fans need the playoff game on Sunday to get here – quickly. The media is testing their sanity levels, mainly from all the praise being lavished on the Cowboys even though Minnesota finished with a better record (12-4) and they’re at home, where they are 8-0. But now the media is dabbling in comparisons, and this has sent the Daily Norseman over the edge.

They picked up on this piece from ESPN:

The Vikings boast two speed receivers, Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice, who combined for 16 touchdowns in the regular season. There’s also tight end Visanthe Shiancoe and his 11 touchdowns. How could one forget running back Adrian Peterson, who is considered one of the best in the game at his position?

Then there’s Brett Favre, a future Hall of Famer, who says he loves playing against the Cowboys.

You could substitute some of the Vikings’ names with Eagles players. Move Harvin out and put in DeSean Jackson. Replace Rice with Jeremy Maclin. Shiancoe for Brent Celek. Peterson for Brian Westbrook.

Favre for Donovan McNabb.

DN’s reaction?

Holy crap, really? Are you serious with this garbage?

For starters, the insinuation that Sidney Rice. . .who stands 6’4", weighs 205 pounds, and is hardly the definition of a “speed receiver”. . .and Jeremy Maclin (6’, 195) are interchangeable is a complete joke. They’re not even remotely close to the same type of player. Rice has outstanding hands, amazing leaping ability, and great body control, and Maclin. . .well. . .does not. (Certainly not in comparison to Rice, in any case.)

Second of all, on what planet is 2009 Brian Westbrook on anywhere near the same level as Adrian Peterson? Westbrook missed half of his team’s games this season, and barely had more yards rushing and receiving combined (455) than Peterson had in receptions alone (436). Not to mention 16 fewer touchdowns.

And Favre and McNabb being interchangeable? Well, I’ll just let the numbers here speak for themselves.

The numbers for 2009 aren’t even close, Favre wins.

Video: Brett Favre, getting it done in 2009.

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