The Bigg Dawg speaks ! We Grieve for the Little Man !

 

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Everyone grieves and copes differently. So I don’t want to hear the media or anyone else trying to put their own values and morality on the Peterson tragedy. Yesterday, the man says he’s going to play tomorrow. Today word is that when he made that statement, Peterson was not yet aware that his son Ty had died. Now I know if something like this happened to one of my three kiddos that I would be absolutely comatose. The game of football would mean nothing to me. But I am NOT Adrian Peterson. I have not, and refuse to walk in his shoes.

The man says he’s gonna play because football is how he copes. His biggest support comes from his team mates, and that’s good enough for me.

If he does play, don’t be surprised if Peterson plays angry and violently. He’s gonna hit people. He may just dismantle some poor cornerback with such violence that viewers will sit up and gasp ! But that’s just me projecting, and I’m Not Adrian Peterson.

Word from those close to the situation, is that Adrian Peterson has never met his son which was confirmed in a report from TMZ, it was said that Adrian had never met his son before seeing him in the hospital in Sioux Falls. They went on to state that “Peterson must already have known then that the boy’s chances for survival were slim, as he reportedly was the one advising family members to put the boy’s organs up for donation.”

TMZ went on to say that “Peterson only learned 2 or 3 months ago that the boy was his, after being contacted by the mother, and was planning a trip to Sioux Falls to meet the child.”

Nevertheless, Is Peterson angry ? ….he HAS to be angry ! I would be angry ! Heck, I am angry ! I’m angry at whoever did this heinous act on a tiny little boy too small to defend himself against an adult who’s mind must be so warped and twisted to actually commit such an atrocity. Did the child cry a bit too loud ? Did he make too much noise while playing ? We may never know what really happened. But the bottom line is that the light of the world just got a little dimmer.

Adrian wants to play football. Can any of us who have never felt pain this intense, know what we would do in this situation? Many of us would be inconsolable. Unable to speak or even move. Some would shout at the top of their lungs “Why me ???”. Many would curse our deity (If you believe in such) and question how could he allow things like this to happen in this world.

But Peterson WANTS to play football. That is good enough for me ! That status may change, but whatever he decides is and should be o.k. by everyone. This is all light years more important then this game. But………. we are NOT Adrian Peterson.

“If”….. he does play…..I don’t know about you, but I know that every time he touches the rock, I will jump up out of my seat and marvel at a man so much stronger then I will ever be. Be it a game breaking run, or a 4 yard loss…I will yell as I’ve never yelled and cheer like I’ve never cheered ! For the MAN !

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Again,  “IF” he does play, I hope the Metrodome crowd will show it’s support on every single play. I KNOW that the home crowd will ! For those of us who live and bleed Purple and Gold we will scream because Peterson is one of our own. Like family…….

But it won’t stop there. Every stadium in the NFL will ask for a moment of silent prayer and/or personal reflection for this little boy.

It may be of little solace. But the Peterson family will at the very least know that they are supported by a great number of saddened fans.

I am heartbroken for Adrian Peterson and his family. I am sorry that so much had been stolen from them. I am sad that they will not be able to teach their son how to ride a bike, how to fish, etc. They will never be able to “Have the talk” …..you know, the “where babies come from” talk. They won’t get the opportunity to teach him how to play ball, or go to his graduation, or teach him how to treat those who are smaller, younger and more fragile.
They won’t be able to stand with their son on his wedding day, and they will never meet the grandchildren that might have been.

The Peterson family was robbed.

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So tonight, if you are so inclined…..Think of the Petersons when you tuck your loved ones in to bed. If you haven’t seen or spoken to them for awhile, give them a call. If you have a God that you pray to, thank him for the fact that your family is healthy and safe, and think of those who are not so fortunate and while you are at it, when you hit your knees, ask whoever it is that you talk to, to throw a blessing towards the Peterson family.

– Because NONE of us are Adrian Peterson.

– Dawgg

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