He's Aiming to Make History
Walter Payton is my all-time favorite non-Viking football player.
A lot of why is written about in this article from 1984 by Rick Telander.
Stuff like this:
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Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears is on target to become pro football's alltime leading rusher this season
September 05, 1984
I hope you are resting in peace, Sweetness.
With that in mind, it would be wonderful for Chicago fans if Payton sets the record total so high that nobody can ever reach it. They have no doubt he's worthy. They love his charity work; they love his blue-collar intensity; they love the way he wants to break Brown's record. "I want to go up the middle, hit one guy, bounce off, hit another and another, jump over somebody and fight for the extra yard," he says. "I don't want to just break free around end and run unobstructed. I want it to be hard."