Adrian Peterson will probably earn a fine from the NFL for spouting off like this after yesterday's game in Baltimore:
Peterson didn’t like much of what he saw and he took to Twitter to share his feelings after the game. Both the officials and the fans in Baltimore came up for criticism from the Vikings running back for their actions during the game.
“Wow talking about bad officiating & the worst fan base I’ve ever experience! They threw snow balls the entire 4q like lil kids. Smh,” Peterson wrote.
Peterson expanded on those thoughts after the game. He ripped the decision to uphold a fumble by running back Toby Gerhart in the first half although it looked like Gerhart’s knee was down before the ball came out as well as a late pass interference call on linebacker Chad Greenway.
“It’s frustrating for us,” Peterson said, via KFAN. “We come in and we fight so hard, to have to beat a team and the officials, it doesn’t make any sense. … And then to top it off you have the fans who are acting like kids and just throwing snowballs the end of the third quarter and the entire fourth quarter. It’s like, it was ridiculous. It doesn’t make sense.”
The officiating was indeed terrible yesterday, but that's not really a surprise considering the referee was Pete Morelli, perhaps the dumbest member of the entire NFL officiating stable. Given the rest of his crew and whatever idiots were in the replay booth, it appears he attracts other bumblers the way a horse attracts flies.
There's no sense getting bent out of shape about it though, since it won't do any good anyway. And maybe they did the Vikings a favor. Now they can get to the task at hand, which is losing their remaining three games so they can secure the #1 pick in the 2014 draft. Maybe Teddy Bridgewater?
As far as Baltimore fans go, well, be kind. They're in Baltimore for god's sake, which competes regularly with Paterson, NJ for the title of suckiest city on the East Coast. I'd rather go on an adventure as an urban pioneer in Detroit than move to Baltimore.
Best just to forget about it and heal that foot, Adrian.