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(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer The Pro Bowl has become so diluted by player withdrawals, Super Bowl qualifiers and minimal effort that the NFL considered pulling the plug on it.
The future of the annual all-star game will be assessed again this spring, based partly on how Sunday's game turns out, and in the event of a cancellation it's a safe bet that Adrian Peterson won't be the reason. Some of his Minnesota Vikings teammates there this week also bring a perspective that goes beyond the simple pleasure of a free midwinter trip to Hawaii.
Fullback Jerome Felton, who helped pave the way for Peterson's 2,097 yards rushing this season, the second-most in league history, is a first-time selection. Tight end Kyle Rudolph, an injury replacement pick along with linebacker Chad Greenway, is also a Pro Bowl rookie. Defensive end Jared Allen wanted to delay surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder until after the game. Kic...
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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is down in Hawaii for the NFL Pro Bowl, a star-studded event that nevertheless will attract tens, nay, hundreds of viewers on Sunday. As Peterson was strolling down a long line of enthusiastic autograph seekers, one fan held out an orange peanut, meaning this guy has seen, and like all of us, thoroughly enjoyed “NFL: A Bad Lip-Reading...
Last week, BadLipReading's take on the NFL went viral, with one of the highlights being Adrian Peterson's excitement over being offered an orange peanut.
This week, AP is in Hawaii for the 2013 Pro Bowl, and during an autograph session, a fan brought an inflatable orange peanut for Peterson to sign.
AP had no problem signing the peanut, and although we can't verify...
The physical gifts that allowed Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson to return better than ever from major knee surgery apparently run in the family.
Peterson, in Hawaii for his fifth Pro Bowl, told NFL.com that comparisons can't be made between his return from torn anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments in his left knee and the recovery ahead for dynamic...
Minnesota Vikings running back and social media star Adrian Peterson had an amazing regular season coming 9 yards short of breaking the record for most rushing yards in a season. Peterson is also having a tremendous offseason as he is one of the stars of ‘THE NFL : A Bad Lip Reading”. The YouTube video...Read the Rest...
Previously on Outside the Boxscore, we featured a rather hilarious video clip called "A Bad NFL Lip-Reading" and during a section of the video, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson got lib-dubbed to say this:
Well, one intrepid Minnesota Vikings fan attending the NFC Pro Bowl practice decided to bring an actual peanut with him for AP to sign:
(Courtesy of USA Today)
When it was discovered that Washington Redskins quarterback
Robert Griffin III sustained an injury similar to the one Minnesota Vikings
running back Adrian Peterson endured prior to his monster 2012 campaign, the
comparisons started pouring in. However, Peterson told reporters, including
Andy Fenelon of NFL.com, that it’s not fair to compare the injuries of the two
Robert Griffin III is in the process of going through a rigorous rehab process that will test his mettle. RG3 has torn an ACL before, so mentally he knows what to expect.
With people watching the remarkable way Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was able to return to form, many will question and wonder if Griffin III can pull off the same feat.
Peterson via NFL.com warns pundits...
Hey guys, remember Toby Gerhart? You know, that white running back the Vikings have? He, uh, ran for 169 yards in 2012? 50 attempts? Um ... two "official" fumbles, but probably at least two others that he should have been charged with. Yeah, he had a real solid year, future of this franchise. Well, he's been learning TONS from Adrian Peterson during the time that they...
According to Ben Goessling of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Vikings RB Adrian Peterson plans on making a push for them to keep free agent RT Phil Loadholt the team next season.
“He’s just been improving each year,” said Peterson of Loadholt. “I’m going to keep my arms around him this offseason as well, just to make sure he’s staying on top of this game.”
Adrian Peterson vowed to play hard at the Pro Bowl before other players felt they might need to do the same to keep the game alive. Blocking for him will be Vikings teammate Jerome Felton, who is looking forward to his first Pro Bowl.
As Vikings fans wait for the announcement of the NFL MVP in 10 days, the debate is still out there on who will win it. Will it be Adrian Peterson or Peyton Manning? We approach the debate from a different angle.