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Hosts Steve Bennett and Don Russ interview the biggest names in sports media and pop culture each week on Football Nation's The Sports-Casters podcast.
Their guest this week is Ian Rapoport, writer and television personality for NFL.com and the NFL Network.
Ian gives Steve and Don a first hand account of the now legendary "hill races" between Adrian Peterson and Percy Harvin. Ian explains why the NFL doesn't really have an offseason, when the busiest time is for a field reporter, and explains why the regular season isn't as busy for a reporter as you might think.
Rapoport and the guys chat about a the progress of the negotiations between the Saints and Drew Brees on his new contract, the new Vikings stadium, and why the deal failed nine times before passing.
Rapoport also says:
The Vikings stadium will be built soon but the team has yet to decide on the architect that will be hired to build it
Adrian Peterson is a beast and is one month a...
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