There's something laudable about Eric Dickerson's statement
that he'd prefer not to see his single-season rushing record broken by Adrian Peterson.
(And mind you, we're rooting for AP for MVP -- and will make a statistical case for that in a few days.)Granted, it's politically incorrect.
Maybe that's part of the charm.
Or perhaps it's that we've always suspected many athletes who claim they're rooting for the new guy seem to protest a bit too much.
There's none of the insincerity in Dickerson's stand on the matter -- but at the same time, no malice or personal detraction.
“I don’t want him to break it,” Dickerson said last week. “I’ll be honest. I don’t want to see it. (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/13/eric-dickerson-doesnt-want-adrian-peterson-to-break-his-record/)
"Adrian is a class guy... but I like having the record."
Can't say we're rooting for him to keep it, but somehow, we like Dickerson's candor a lot more than the usual pieties.