BBAO: ESPY nominations are out

We're Black and Blue All Over:

The annual ESPY awards, held July 17 and hosted by Jon Hamm, will have plenty of NFC North connections.

The nominees include Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson for Best Male Athlete. Peterson was also nominated for Best NFL Player along with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson. Finally, Johnson was nominated for Best Record-Breaking Performance after setting a new mark for receiving yards in a season.

The ESPYs are the last moment of the dead sports period of summer, at least for me. When they're over, training camp is just around the corner. And you know what that means….

Continuing around the NFC North on a quiet Friday morning: