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singersp
08-19-2008, 06:27 AM
Dressed to sack: DE Allen out to validate Vikings' investment (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/vikings/2008-08-18-jared-allen_N.htm)

Updated 4h 34m ago


By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY


MANKATO, Minn. — It was a shopping spree from the heart, and straight out of Lonesome Dove. Exotic boots. Plaid shirts. Leather vests. Jeans and Cowboy hats....

Marrdro
08-19-2008, 09:26 AM
An interesting read my friend, especially the chart at the bottom. Thanks.

Json
08-19-2008, 10:41 AM
If the D-Line shows up Cowboy Geared Up that will be hilarious!
Right after they do it I hope Allen knocks Peyton on his pretty boy ass with a couple sacks, and we get the HUGE W!
If the Vikings can muster a win over GB and Indy back to back I'm not sure enough room will be left on bandwagon!
My lord am I ever jacked up for this season to start!

BloodyHorns82
08-19-2008, 10:54 AM
Awesome read.
I can't wait to see him in some real game action!

VKG4LFE
08-19-2008, 10:59 AM
He must of bought a lot of leather to cover up those williams boys! haha That will be very interesting to see on ESPN when Berman asks "how do you show up for work?" and there those three are all dressed up like cowboys! haha

Zeus
08-19-2008, 11:03 AM
"singersp" wrote:


Dressed to sack: DE Allen out to validate Vikings' investment (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/vikings/2008-08-18-jared-allen_N.htm)

Updated 4h 34m ago


By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY


MANKATO, Minn. — It was a shopping spree from the heart, and straight out of Lonesome Dove. Exotic boots. Plaid shirts. Leather vests. Jeans and Cowboy hats....


He's WAYYYYYYY up there on my personal list of Man-Love for Vikings.

1.
Antoine Winfield
2.
Purple Jesus
3.
Pat Williams
4.
Jared Allen
5.
EJ Henderson

=Z=

jmcdon00
08-19-2008, 11:59 AM
1. Peterson
2. Birk
3. Tjack
4. Rice
5. Allen

marstc09
08-19-2008, 12:06 PM
"Zeus" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


Dressed to sack: DE Allen out to validate Vikings' investment (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/vikings/2008-08-18-jared-allen_N.htm)

Updated 4h 34m ago


By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY


MANKATO, Minn. — It was a shopping spree from the heart, and straight out of Lonesome Dove. Exotic boots. Plaid shirts. Leather vests. Jeans and Cowboy hats....


He's WAYYYYYYY up there on my personal list of Man-Love for Vikings.

1.
Antoine Winfield
2.
Purple Jesus
3.
Pat Williams
4.
Jared Allen
5.
EJ Henderson

=Z=


1. Peterson
2. Sharper
3. Jared Allen
4. TJ
5. Booty

HR
6. Rice
7. Wade
8. Otis
9. EJ
10. Cedric

BloodyHorns82
08-19-2008, 12:11 PM
I only have "man-love" for one player - Jared Allen.

I am big fans of AD, Tjack, Rice, Birk, Sharper, CT, E.J., and Winfield.

Allen is a beast.
He is tough as nails, funny, dresses awesome, drives sweet rides like the caddy with horns on the hood, etc.
He is my favorite athlete in all of professional sports.
Booom!

I never truly understood the meaning of man-love until Jared Allen came into my life.

One Love

Zeus
08-19-2008, 12:19 PM
"marstc09" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


Dressed to sack: DE Allen out to validate Vikings' investment (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/vikings/2008-08-18-jared-allen_N.htm)

Updated 4h 34m ago


By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY


MANKATO, Minn. — It was a shopping spree from the heart, and straight out of Lonesome Dove. Exotic boots. Plaid shirts. Leather vests. Jeans and Cowboy hats....


He's WAYYYYYYY up there on my personal list of Man-Love for Vikings.

1.
Antoine Winfield
2.
Purple Jesus
3.
Pat Williams
4.
Jared Allen
5.
EJ Henderson


1. Peterson
2. Sharper
3. Jared Allen
4. TJ
5. Booty

HR
6. Rice
7. Wade
8. Otis
9. EJ
10. Cedric


What does "HR" mean?

=Z=

erik5032
08-19-2008, 12:40 PM
"BloodyHorns82" wrote:


I only have "man-love" for one player - Jared Allen.

I am big fans of AD, Tjack, Rice, Birk, Sharper, CT, E.J., and Winfield.

Allen is a beast.
He is tough as nails, funny, dresses awesome, drives sweet rides like the caddy with horns on the hood, etc.
He is my favorite athlete in all of professional sports.
Booom!

I never truly understood the meaning of man-love until Jared Allen came into my life.

One Love


I agree man, he is freaken awesome... i wish i was hi :( I am just a loser

StillPurple
08-19-2008, 03:20 PM
I read an interview with Allen, where he said, he constantly talks trash with the opposing players. He said, he is relentless, and will stay stuff like "you got beat again", "you suck", "quit", etc. (he said, the only thing that is off-limits is their wife or kids). Everything else goes.

He said something like "when they get so mad and out of their game that want to fight me, I have basically won".


BTW, my current Purple "Man love" list:

1. Winfield
2. Greenway
3. Pat Williams
4. Peterson
5. Kleinsasser
6. Booty ! ;D

on deck:
- Sharper, Gus, E.J., Chester.

BloodyHorns82
08-19-2008, 03:22 PM
"StillPurple" wrote:


I read an interview with Allen, where he said, he constantly talks trash with the opposing players. He said, he is relentless, and will stay stuff like "you got beat again", "you suck", "quit", etc. (he said, the only thing that is off-limits is their wife or kids). Everything else goes.

He said something like "when they get so mad and out of their game that want to fight me, I have basically won".




I remember reading or hearing somewhere a long time ago about some player (can't remember who) trash talking Doug Flutie about his handicapped child.
Seemed a bit over the top but I bet it really throws them out of their game.

StillPurple
08-19-2008, 03:25 PM
Yes, that is pretty uncool (like hecklers at games who are not funny, but only rude and obnoxious).

I remember Brian Cox, linebacker for the Bears, talking about the visualizations he would do during a game:

"I used to imagine that the guy blocking me was Nazi leader Hermann Goering, and he has my kids in his car".

That was funny.
;D

gamecocksbaseball31
08-19-2008, 03:47 PM
Nice read and nice find.
I'm pumped to see if Pat and Kevin actually show up for the game dressed like that.
I am thinking about waiting out back to see if I can catch a glimpse.

PS where is Ray Edwards in all of this
;D

singersp
08-19-2008, 08:46 PM
"Zeus" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


Dressed to sack: DE Allen out to validate Vikings' investment (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/vikings/2008-08-18-jared-allen_N.htm)

Updated 4h 34m ago


By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY


MANKATO, Minn. — It was a shopping spree from the heart, and straight out of Lonesome Dove. Exotic boots. Plaid shirts. Leather vests. Jeans and Cowboy hats....


He's WAYYYYYYY up there on my personal list of Man-Love for Vikings.

1.
Antoine Winfield
2.
Purple Jesus
3.
Pat Williams
4.
Jared Allen
5.
EJ Henderson

=Z=


You do realize AD loathes being called "Purple Jesus", don't you?

jmcdon00
08-19-2008, 09:07 PM
"singersp" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


Dressed to sack: DE Allen out to validate Vikings' investment (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/vikings/2008-08-18-jared-allen_N.htm)

Updated 4h 34m ago


By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY


MANKATO, Minn. — It was a shopping spree from the heart, and straight out of Lonesome Dove. Exotic boots. Plaid shirts. Leather vests. Jeans and Cowboy hats....


He's WAYYYYYYY up there on my personal list of Man-Love for Vikings.

1.
Antoine Winfield
2.
Purple Jesus
3.
Pat Williams
4.
Jared Allen
5.
EJ Henderson

=Z=


You do realize AD loathes being called "Purple Jesus", don't you?

He's just being modest. ;D

erik5032
08-19-2008, 10:11 PM
"singersp" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


Dressed to sack: DE Allen out to validate Vikings' investment (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/vikings/2008-08-18-jared-allen_N.htm)

Updated 4h 34m ago


By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY


MANKATO, Minn. — It was a shopping spree from the heart, and straight out of Lonesome Dove. Exotic boots. Plaid shirts. Leather vests. Jeans and Cowboy hats....


He's WAYYYYYYY up there on my personal list of Man-Love for Vikings.

1.
Antoine Winfield
2.
Purple Jesus
3.
Pat Williams
4.
Jared Allen
5.
EJ Henderson

=Z=


You do realize AD loathes being called "Purple Jesus", don't you?


Proof?

Schutz
08-19-2008, 10:16 PM
"erik5032" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


Dressed to sack: DE Allen out to validate Vikings' investment (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/vikings/2008-08-18-jared-allen_N.htm)

Updated 4h 34m ago


By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY


MANKATO, Minn. — It was a shopping spree from the heart, and straight out of Lonesome Dove. Exotic boots. Plaid shirts. Leather vests. Jeans and Cowboy hats....


He's WAYYYYYYY up there on my personal list of Man-Love for Vikings.

1.
Antoine Winfield
2.
Purple Jesus
3.
Pat Williams
4.
Jared Allen
5.
EJ Henderson

=Z=


You do realize AD loathes being called "Purple Jesus", don't you?


Proof?


"You do realize AD loathes being called "Purple Jesus", don't you?"
Singer August 19, 2008

Still need proof?
;D

Overlord
08-19-2008, 10:28 PM
"erik5032" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


Dressed to sack: DE Allen out to validate Vikings' investment (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/vikings/2008-08-18-jared-allen_N.htm)

Updated 4h 34m ago


By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY


MANKATO, Minn. — It was a shopping spree from the heart, and straight out of Lonesome Dove. Exotic boots. Plaid shirts. Leather vests. Jeans and Cowboy hats....


He's WAYYYYYYY up there on my personal list of Man-Love for Vikings.

1.
Antoine Winfield
2.
Purple Jesus
3.
Pat Williams
4.
Jared Allen
5.
EJ Henderson

=Z=


You do realize AD loathes being called "Purple Jesus", don't you?


Proof?


Interesting quote from AD on that (link (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/12806742.html)):



"It's a little weird for someone to call you Purple Jesus," Peterson said. "I am a religious guy. I know that no one can be compared to Jesus or anything like that. But I look at it like this: I know what they're saying. They're not saying I'm the messiah. They're just saying that I've come in here and kept hope alive. In that aspect, it's pretty cool."


But then another from GQ more recently (link (http://men.style.com/gq/features/full?id=content_7405&pageNum=7)):



Everyone here calls him “AD,” for All Day, a nickname he was first given when he was a toddler—not for his prowess on the field but for his nonstop energy. (The other nickname he gets here in Minnesota is “Purple Jesus,” which he loathes.)


Based on the identical verbiage, I can only assume that Singer is a huge GQ reader.

VikingMike
08-19-2008, 10:30 PM
"BloodyHorns82" wrote:


I only have "man-love" for one player - Jared Allen.

I am big fans of AD, Tjack, Rice, Birk, Sharper, CT, E.J., and Winfield.

Allen is a beast.
He is tough as nails, funny, dresses awesome, drives sweet rides like the caddy with horns on the hood, etc.
He is my favorite athlete in all of professional sports.
Booom!

I never truly understood the meaning of man-love until Jared Allen came into my life.

One Love



Me too...he seems like the kind of guy who could hang with anyone and have a good time.


And I've got my girlfriend (Jordan), so I'm not chasing women anymore. I'm a homebody."

Now he's just chasing down QB's... ;D

erik5032
08-19-2008, 10:46 PM
[u][size=13pt]Jared Allen video diary (http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80a20e93)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 | 6:39 PM

[b]Follow Jared Allen through a day of Vikings training camp for a behind the scenes look.

jmcdon00
08-19-2008, 11:16 PM
"Overlord" wrote:


"erik5032" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


Dressed to sack: DE Allen out to validate Vikings' investment (http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/vikings/2008-08-18-jared-allen_N.htm)

Updated 4h 34m ago


By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY


MANKATO, Minn. — It was a shopping spree from the heart, and straight out of Lonesome Dove. Exotic boots. Plaid shirts. Leather vests. Jeans and Cowboy hats....


He's WAYYYYYYY up there on my personal list of Man-Love for Vikings.

1.
Antoine Winfield
2.
Purple Jesus
3.
Pat Williams
4.
Jared Allen
5.
EJ Henderson

=Z=


You do realize AD loathes being called "Purple Jesus", don't you?


Proof?


Interesting quote from AD on that (link (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/12806742.html)):



"It's a little weird for someone to call you Purple Jesus," Peterson said. "I am a religious guy. I know that no one can be compared to Jesus or anything like that. But I look at it like this: I know what they're saying. They're not saying I'm the messiah. They're just saying that I've come in here and kept hope alive. In that aspect, it's pretty cool."


But then another from GQ more recently (link (http://men.style.com/gq/features/full?id=content_7405&pageNum=7)):



Everyone here calls him “AD,” for All Day, a nickname he was first given when he was a toddler—not for his prowess on the field but for his nonstop energy. (The other nickname he gets here in Minnesota is “Purple Jesus,” which he loathes.)


Based on the identical verbiage, I can only assume that Singer is a huge GQ reader.

LOL

DustinDupont
08-19-2008, 11:43 PM
"erik5032" wrote:


[u][size=13pt]Jared Allen video diary (http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80a20e93)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 | 6:39 PM

[b]Follow Jared Allen through a day of Vikings training camp for a behind the scenes look.





That video is hilarious... i cant wait fo r them to show up for the opener like that

COJOMAY
08-20-2008, 12:33 AM
Those cowboy boots with shorts looked awesome!
;D

gamecocksbaseball31
08-20-2008, 04:03 PM
"erik5032" wrote:


[u][size=13pt]Jared Allen video diary (http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d80a20e93)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008 | 6:39 PM

[b]Follow Jared Allen through a day of Vikings training camp for a behind the scenes look.




Shoot you beat me to it... I had the video all ready to go also...