It’s been more than nine months since the Minnesota Vikings whipped the Dallas Cowboys 34-3 in the divisional round of the 2009 NFL playoffs but, like a scornful woman, neither side can seem to forget the imbroglio ignited when Keith Brooking accused the Vikes of running up the score.
"We don't care what Brooking says," Vikings’ defensive tackle Pat Williams said, via the Dallas Morning News. "If he's still talking about last year that's his bad because last year is last year and we ain't worried about. If he wants to cry like a little baby, he'll cry like a little baby but we aren't worried about what he's saying."
Indeed, a great show of maturity by Mr. Williams.
Brad Childress, what say you?
"If they're slamming people into the formation, nothing says that you have to go in there and have everybody shorten their necks so they stop us," Childress said of last January’s game. "Now you've got to make a decision whether you kick a field goal. So the easiest thing is to get another first down. That's all we were trying to do and we ended up scoring."
It seems a childish line of remarks from Minnesota, but Dallas is no better.
Between Wade Phillips responding to criticism from Tony Dungy by deriding his quarterbacking abilities (it should be noted that Dungy was not a quarterback by trade) and Jerry Jones saying that, basically, it’s just not fair that Marc Colombo was called for the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty last week, this Sunday’s game--as far as the talk leading up to it is concerned, anyway--might as well be a battle of six-year-old boys.
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