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Erik Gee chewed the fat with Adrian Peterson

Erik Gee chewed the fat with Adrian Peterson

Despite OU’s loss on Saturday, there was some exciting news in Sooner Nation this weekend. The reunion of Sam Bradford and Adrian Peterson in Minnesota. The two last played together in 2006, Bradford’s redshirt freshman year. NRG Stadium was abuzz on Saturday with the news that the Vikings had given up a first round pick to acquire Bradford and his 35 million dollar contract.
For Peterson, this keeps hope alive that the Vikings can still make the playoffs and run to the Super Bowl.
The good folks at the Advocare Texas Kickoff Game preferred us not to talk about anything but Peterson’s days at OU and how he thought the Sooners would perform this season. We did ask those types of questions, and yes A.D. does think Samaje Perine will be a heck of an NFL running back.
But, we also broke ranks and the first question fired was about Sam Bradford. Peterson didn’t seem to mind, in fact, he came across excited to have a familiar face in the backfield. Peterson knows that his shelf life is growing shorter, this season might be his last best shot not to end up like Barry Sanders, racking up Hall of Fame stats, but no ring.
A championship has been eluding A.D. since college. In 2004 it was a given that OU would win a National Championship, and Peterson would win a Heisman. Neither happened. A Super Bowl won’t make up for lost opportunities in Oklahoma, but it will guarantee him a Rocky-like statue in Minneapolis.
Peterson and Bob Stoops do remain in contact throughout the season, according to A.D. there isn’t much advice given on either end. Still, Peterson doesn’t mind sharing details of life with the Vikings. Before our talk, Stoops and Peterson chatted for about 3 minutes in the Houston end zone. Peterson did the play by play of Teddy Bridgewater’s injury. We’ll leave out the details for the squeamish.
To paraphrase Brad Pitt in Ocean’s 11 Peterson is in good form. Let’s hope the combo of him and Sam Bradford can finally get their Championship.

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