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Timberwolves VOTW: Ricky Rubio Backyard WrestlerUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetAs we get closer and closer to Ricky Rubio’s return to the court, Foot Locker has launched a new ad featuring the Pups Boy Wonder. Personally, I think the ad is hysterical but I’m admittedly terribly bias towards anything Rubio is involved with. ItSource: timberpups.com
Pep talks spark Vikings victory over ChicagoUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetMessages from veteran players, owners and coaches were an effective catalyst.Share TweetThe Vikings defeated the Chicago Bears 21-14 at home Sunday.Share TweetAll that concern about the quarterback became no issue when the Vikings were able to win by their preferred method, running the ball.Share TweetVikings owner Zygi Wilf and his brother, team president Mark Wilf, both backed Leslie Frazier.
Scoggins: 'Freshmen' make pair of plays that are game-changersUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetThey may be rookies, but Josh Robinson and Harrison Smith have grown up quite a bit on the field.
Your Sunday Night Football Open ThreadUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetDetroit at Green Bay (NBC) : Plenty of things to yak about during this game. For instance: the Packers started the day tied atop the NFC North with the Chicago Bears. With a win tonight they will be all alone after Chicago lost to the Vikings. Lose and …
Why Don't Players Use The League, Team Or Union-Provided Driving Services After A Night Out Drinking?Updated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetJust about six months ago, the NFL had a particularly rough week with players being charged with driving while intoxicated. Lions DT Nick Fairley, Jacksonville wide receiver Justin Blackmon and Vikings fullback Jerome Felton were all charged with varyin…
The Kick Is Up, And It's Good!: Your Sunday NFL GIF RoundupUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetWe'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the double-bird field goal salute, Rex Ryan digesting a delicious meal and Lee Smith being eaten by Bills fans. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »Share TweetMinnesota Vikings punter is known for being outspoken. He has been a vocal proponent of gay rights, and he often uses his Twitter account to stump for important causes. During the Vikings 21-14 win over the Bears, Kluwe used his uniform to push for anot…
Another fine coming for Everson GriffenUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetAs the Vikings hold on to a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter, Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen won’t be holding on to the full amount of his future game checks. Griffen, fined this week for a questionable roughing-the-passer call for a hit on PaSource: profootballtalk.com
Pregame injury for Robbie GouldUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetMINNEAPOLIS -- Here's an early injury report from the Metrodome: Chicago Bears place-kicker Robbie Gould suffered a calf injury during pregame warm-ups. As a result, punter Adam Podlesh took the opening kickoff. His kick hit at the Vikings' 2-yard line …Source: ESPN.comShare TweetThe Vikings will host the Bears today. Kickoff is at noon.
Pregame amusement: 'Do the Cutler' dance videoUpdated Dec 9, 2012 Share TweetUpload brings this to you from the Chicago Tribune web site. Can you bring these moves to the Metrodome?
Sunday Blitz: Bears-Vikings RecapDec 9Prim Siripipat and Cris Carter break down the Vikings' 21-14 win over the Bears
Vikings postgame press conferenceDec 9Vikings react following game with Bears
Peterson's Big Day Lifts VikingsDec 9Adrian Peterson rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Vikings over the Bears 21-14.
Week 14: Adrian Peterson highlightsDec 9Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gashed the Chicago Bears' defense for 154 yards and two touchdowns to bring his streak to seven consecutive games of more than 100 rushing yards.
Don Banks: Falcons, Bears on downward spirals as postseason nears; more Sn…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a less-than-artistic Week 14 in the NFL.
Don Banks: Even with RGIII injury, 'Skins' special season stays on playoff…Dec 9LANDOVER, Md. -- The Washington Redskins became relevant again that moment in early March when they swung the blockbuster trade for the St. Louis Rams' No. 2 draft pick, making the Heisman-winning Robert Griffin III a dream come true in burgundy.
Daily Dime: Lakers tumble againDec 10J.A. Adande on the Lakers outlook after falling to 9-12