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Thursday, July 18, 2013
BBAO: 2 ESPYS for Adrian Peterson

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson was the big NFC North winner at the ESPYS on Wednesday night, bringing home the awards for best comeback and best NFL player.

For those of you who didn't see it, Peterson showed more public personality than he typically does in receiving the first award. He also made sure to mention two locals who he believes played vital roles in his return from knee surgery: Vikings athletic trainer Eric Sugarman and the team's chef, Geji McKinney.

Two other NFC North players had been nominated for an ESPY. Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson lost the best record-breaking performance to Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, while Johnson and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers lost to Peterson for best NFL player.

Continuing around the NFC North: