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    The NEW Purple People Eaters...

    This is how ESPN is referring to the Vikes on their Monday Night Football Commercials.
    The NEW purple People Eaters... As someone who remembers watching the original Purple People Eaters, I wasn't sure what to think.


    I love the fact that ESPN is giving us some love, but the PPE of old were the hallmark of defenses, the standard I measure every other defense up to.
    Have we really hit that level?


    Arguably, Jim Marshall, Moose, Gary Larson and Alan Page are among some of the most well known front four in foot ball.
    I actually think that Udeze, the Williams' and Scott are comparable.


    While our secondary may not have the numbers that Nate Wright, Bobby Bryant, and Paul Krause put up, I see a little bit of the old PPE in them too.
    Sharper definitely is starting to look more and more like Krause with his jumps on the ball and ints...

    That leaves us to the linebackers.
    Originally expected to be the weakness of the 2007 Vikes D, they are playing very well.
    Back in the 60's and 70's, Roy Winston, Jeff Siemon and Wally Hilgenberg kept offenses in check, allowing the front four to do their job.
    Sounds similar to our LBs today.

    I am starting to think that ESPN may be on to something here...
    Thoughts?
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    Re: The NEW Purple People Eaters...

    dem old purple people eatas was the sh**. Man I miss dem days. Page was DA MAN!! Iz good espn be givin us some props now. We be getting to showcase ouw talents tonight. Patsyz be goin DOWN, regardless of what dat kornholler be sayin


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    Re: The NEW Purple People Eaters...

    Every preseason the local media brings up if this is the next PPE, I would hope we could come up with something new.
    There will be only one group called the PPE, there needs to be a new creative name for this new group.
    You republican whore!

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    Re: The NEW Purple People Eaters...

    I agree the PPE name should be retired.
    A new name for the defense is in order, after they are consistently good.
    The media hacks will probably end up creating this name, I just hope it isn't the new PPE's.
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    Re: The NEW Purple People Eaters...

    I get upset everytime I hear this brought on the a Vikings team. Until they rack up 4 trips to a Super Bowl or at least 1 we should never speak of the Defense being "The New Purple People Eaters"
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    Re: The NEW Purple People Eaters...

    What other nicknames could there be???

    The Purple Storm?
    The Swarmin' _____????

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    Re: The NEW Purple People Eaters...

    "ballhog27" wrote:
    I get upset everytime I hear this brought on the a Vikings team. Until they rack up 4 trips to a Super Bowl or at least 1 we should never speak of the Defense being "The New Purple People Eaters"
    Hmmm.
    The Vikes earned the nickname Purple People Eaters before that went to the superbowl four times.
    I am having a hard time remembering when the name got started, but I believe it was after the first superbowl trip.
    So I don't think it is fair to say the current defense can't earn the name until they make it four times.

    I do agree about being number one though.
    We ar enumber on eagainst the rush, but not the pass.
    When we are number one against both... then I think we would deserve it.

    So if people here don't like the New PPE nickname, what are some suggestions?
    Put together a list and we can email it out to the various media outlets... Maybe something will catch on.
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    Re: The NEW Purple People Eaters...

    "JDogg926" wrote:
    What other nicknames could there be???

    ...This isn't easy. I'm shooting blanks.
    That's another issue.
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    Re: The NEW Purple People Eaters...

    "ballhog27" wrote:
    I get upset everytime I hear this brought on the a Vikings team. Until they rack up 4 trips to a Super Bowl or at least 1 we should never speak of the Defense being "The New Purple People Eaters"
    I got to agree with ya on this one. There will NEVER another "Purple People Eaters" group regardless of the defensive talent on this team. They are the past of a great Viking tradition. If this groups is gonna continue to be as good as they are showing now a new moniker needs to be given to them.
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    Re: The NEW Purple People Eaters...

    "Acumen" wrote:
    "JDogg926" wrote:
    What other nicknames could there be???

    ...This isn't easy. I'm shooting blanks.
    That's another issue.
    8)
    I could of swore I typed "drawing blanks"....

    Either way, good burn...
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