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There Is A Zapruder Film Of Sam Bradford Practicing

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Back...and to the left. Back...and to the left

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When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in November of 1963, there was a home video of the event shot by a private citizen, Abraham Zapruder. It has been broken down, frame by frame, hundreds of thousands of times in the years since, trying to ascertain what happened in Dealey Plaza that fateful day.

Now, Vikings fans have our own Zapruder film, courtesy of USA Today NFL reporter and Friend Of The Norseman (TM) Tom Pelissero:

No kids, that’s not a fuzzy, 20 second shot of what is supposed to be Bigfoot or a Chupacabra moving through a dense forest. It’s a fuzzy, 20 second shot of Vikings QB Sam Bradford during the open part of practice yesterday! He’s alive! Isn’t that wonderful? And...AND...it appears that he still has both knees, ankles, feet, and legs, and is actually throwing a football! WHEEEEEE!

If you compare it to a video of him trying to throw last Sunday on the field in Pittsburgh, it appears, at least to me, that he’s improved a fair amount:

Is it enough of an improvement right now to play Sunday? Or, does it look like he’s improving from where he was last Sunday to the point he can play this coming Sunday?

I think so, but I’m not a doctor. What I do know is that ‘How’s Teddy look?’ has been replaced by ‘How’s Sam look?’ in a manner would make Oceania’s Ministry of Truth very proud, indeed.

So, Internet sleuths, doctors, and experts, is Sam Bradford going to play Sunday, or not?

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