Found July 17, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
Adrian Peterson's comeback now includes an ESPY. The Minnesota Vikings' star running back won the Best Comeback award Wednesday night at the 21st ESPYS in Los Angeles. Nine months removed from torn ACL surgery, Peterson recorded 2,097 rushing yards for the Vikings this past season, second most in NFL history. Earlier in the night, Peterson won an ESPY for Best NFL Player. Fan voting was done online and was based on performances spanning the past 12 months. Colin Kaepernick, who started the NFL season for the sidelines before helping the San Francisco 49ers to a spot in the Super Bowl, won the ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete. The awards show was hosted by "Mad Men" star Jon Hamm, who took some shots at some of the world's best athletes in his opening monologue. On Dwight Howard, who recently bolted the Los Angeles Lakers for the Houston Rockets via free agency, he said, "He's leaving L.A. I guess he finally found a way to help the Lakers win.&q...

Greg Jennings: Christian Ponder never had Vikings’ help

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings said in an interview Tuesday on ESPN’s “First Take” that he has the utmost confidence in quarterback Christian Ponder. Jennings believes Ponder will greatly improve now that he has joined the Vikings’ receiver corps. “He’s always 

Peterson vs. Foster: Debating The No. 1 Pick in Fantasy Drafts

The debate of who to draft with the No. 1 pick in a fantasy football draft has not been much of a debate at all this year.  Everywhere I read rankings or mock drafts; Adrian Peterson is the clear No. 1 pick.Usually when someone is a clear first pick, something goes wrong and that player does not live up to the expectations that all fantasy football owners have set for him.    Although...

WR Jerome Simpson has been training with Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald: ‘I wanted to work with one of the greats’

Even with the addition of rookie Corradelle Patterson, WR Jerome Simpson is an important piece in the Minnesota Vikings passing game. Jerome Simpson was selected in the 2nd round, 46th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2008 NFL Draft. Simpson signed with the Minnesota Vikings in 2012 and re-signed with the team in March 2013. As the Vikings continue to reshape their...

QB Christian Ponder faces 'pivotal' third year in up and down career

Minnesota Vikings third year quarterback Christian Ponder has had an up and down career so far, but the ending to the 2012 season bought him one more season. Ponder showed toughness and grit leading the team to four straight wins to get the team into the playoffs. However, he didn’t get to prove anything more as a deep bruise to his arm kept him out of their playoff game against...

Greg Jennings’ Words Cause the Wrath From Packers Fans

When Greg Jennings left the Packers to join the Vikings earlier this year, it came as no surprise to many of the Packer faithful. 2012 saw Jennings on a full media campaign for much of the year, appearing on various TV shows and doing numerous radio spots. With free agency looming after the season, it made sense to self promote in the hopes of achieving the largest contract possible...

View Looking In: Vikings' Top 5 Storylines Going into Training Camp

Welcome to a new series at Purple Jesus Diaries called "View Looking In." This is a series where we'll feature blog posts from guest authors who may or may not be hard core, insider Vikings fans, but have unique takes on the team regardless. We'll take that opportunity to guage ourselves - the crazed fans too close to the team in most cases - against the general...

Greg Jennings: Christian Ponder needed more weapons to succeed

There's no doubt that Christian Ponder's development with the Vikings has been a slow process. In two years with the Vikings, he's been to the playoffs, but he hasn't developed beyond a game manager, thanks in no small part to Adrian Peterson. Still, there's hope for Vikings fans, especially this season. Ponder will be working with the best group of receivers...

Greg Jennings Golfs With Chris Tucker

Trying to get a part in Last Friday Juan… Greg Jennings and The Family Go All White On The Beach Greg Jennings Poses In His New Vikings Uniform  

Newcomer Jennings has Ponder’s Back

Recently traded Greg Jennings has been quick to stand up for his new quarterback Christian Ponder (Credit: AP) Although Greg Jennings is in his first off-season with the Minnesota Vikings, he has been quick to come to the defense of his new quarterback Christian Ponder. Jennings, who was traded to the Vikings from long-time rival the Green Bay Packers this past March, had a a couple...

The 5th Greatest Jewish QB, Sage Rosenfels, Retires

The greatest Jewish quarterback of all time was Sid Luckman. I am not just saying that because I am a Chicago Bears fan, I am saying that because Luckman is still considered by many one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time regardless of his religion. After that there is a discussion. Benny Friedman is probably #2. He is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is a 4X All Pro. Ranking...

Will Bears and Vikings Players Face Off on The League?

Hey cool! That's new Minnesota Vikings receiver Greg Jennings hanging out with The League actor Nick Kroll. Fun! Jennings tweeted this photo yesterday along with a message saying he was "causing trouble" with The League crew and Nick Kroll while on set with people from the show. He doesn't explicitly state that he was on set to FILM a scene for the show or anything...

NFL Notebook: Packers making Favre wait

The Packers will retire Brett Favre’s jersey eventually, it just won’t be this year. Plus, the Packers’ finances show a thriving NFL, and bounties are still in the news.

Packers CEO: 'Don't anticipate' Favre's jersey retirement this year

GREEN BAY, Wis. --Don't expect Brett Favre to make an appearance of any kind at Lambeau Field this season. Though Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy stated on the team's website in early July that "we would like to retire (Favre's) number prior to his (Hall of Fame) induction" in 2016, it's not likely going to happen within the next year. "...
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