May 29, 2013 |
It's 2013, and finally the public is beginning to acknowledge that, believe it or not, there are gay athletes who, believe it or not, compete in major professional sports. And that's a great thing. When NBA center Jason Collins made headlines last month as the first male athlete to come out in a major professional sport, it seemed that everyone from LeBron James to Barack Obama wanted to offer the Washington Wizards player words of admiration. But even the support of Lil Wayne and Bill Clinton cannot hide an important reality -- from collegiate to professional play, gay athletes still face an uphill battle.
February 7, 2013 |
Look out NFL, Adrian Peterson has had another surgery, which means he will probably play even better next season. The Minnesota Vikings running back and NFL MVP had surgery for a sports hernia Thursday. The Vikings made the announcement on their website and say they “expect a speedy recovery with no long-term concerns.” Peterson returned from a torn ACL, an injury that has ended some careers, to rush for 2,097 yards last season, the second-highest total in NFL history.
September 8, 2013 |
Never has an NFL player rushed for 2,000 yards in consecutive seasons, but Minnesota's Adrian Peterson is certainly off on the right foot. The Vikings star and reigning NFL most valuable player tore off a 78-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage at Detroit. Peterson came nine yards short last season of surpassing the NFL's single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards, set by the Los Angeles Rams' Eric Dickerson in 1984. Peterson has said he thinks he can get 2,500 yards this season.
April 25, 2013 |
Barry Sanders will grace the cover of the latest installment of the mega-popular Madden video football games 15 years after retiring from the NFL. EA Sports had fans vote on who would appear on the front of Madden 25 using a 64-player bracket system -- 32 retired players representing the "old school" and 32 current players representing the "new school. " Sanders garnered 58% of the vote over "new school" finalist Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings. I am shocked, excited, humbled, elated.
December 31, 2012 |
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson finished the season nine yards short of the NFL season rushing record, and he had one person on his mind afterward: Eric Dickerson, the man who still has the record. “I know Eric Dickerson is feeling so good right now,” Peterson said with a chuckle. “But God willing, I'll get it next year.” Peterson's run for the record was even more remarkable when you consider he tore ligaments in his left knee last season, an injury that is difficult for a running back to return from.
December 17, 2012 |
This week's Monday edition of our NFL Google+ hangout -- "NFL Slam with Mark and Sam," starring Times NFL columnist Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson of "Mark and Brian" radio fame -- covered many topics, one being Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson has a chance at breaking Eric Dickerson's record for most rushing yards in a season. Dickerson rushed for 2,105 yards for the L.A. Rams in 1984. Peterson has 1,812 yards with two games remaining, against the Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers.