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Less than a year after tearing his ACL, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson
came within nine yards of breaking the NFL single-season rushing record -- NFL Films did a fantastic job
following him during Sunday's game against the Packers -- and he's not slowing down as the playoffs approach. Peterson told reporters that he's ready to play another 12 games
if he had to, and if he had his way, it wouldn't just be on offense.
Special teams coach Mike Priefer
said Peterson has asked him to play with the unit many times but head coach Leslie Frazier
won't hear any of it. The lesson (as the above photo illustrated): Adrian Peterson is a freak of nature. Whether you're a Indians fan or not, it's tough not to like
second baseman Jason Kipnis
after this story. A fan snagged his phone number off a golf bag at Progressive Field and randomly texted Kipnis to say he's a big fan. Instead of getting angry like some other baseball players might do,
Kipnis reposted the conversation on his Twitter feed. With the Marlins in full fire sale mode,
their most attractive player, Giancarlo Stanton
, has gotten a lot of attention from other general managers. He's also caught the interest of many GM wannabes (aka - fans). Baseball Prospectus compiled the best trade packages proposed by fans of every team on the internet
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I'm working from home today and Blue Crush
just came on, which means Kate Bosworth earns Lovely Lady of the Day honors.
Hats off to Florida linebacker Darrin Kitchens
who despite not playing a snap in his team's loss to Louisville, returned to the field after last night's Sugar Bowl
to sing the school's alma mater for the last time this season. Sean Connery
used to be a bodybuilder (and here are photos of a 1953 competition to prove it). Olivia Wilde spent some time
with the Jayhawks basketball squad ... Former Jet Jonathan Vilma subtly trashed
his former team ... Thirty cool facts
you didn't know about Michael Jackson
's Billie Jean
... Can we just get Gregg Popovich
and Stephen Jackson their own reality show?
You've probably seen this before but with Andy Reid possibly heading to Kansas City,
it seemed appropriate to bust out this footage of the coach competing in a Punt, Pass, and Kick competition during a Monday Night Football game in 1971.
This year was a brutal season for the Jets, and here's a four-minute blooper reel of all the lowlights.
Love him or hate him, the Ravens linebacker (and future ESPN analyst?
)is a great motivator.