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Adrian Peterson goes berserk for Wolverine in ESPYs TV spot

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Although Red Robin’s television spots for its Wolverine-themed burgers have been getting a lot of play, the winner of the award for best tie-in has to go to the ESPYs and Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

In the commercial for ESPN’s Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award, the enthusiastic nominee reads a copy of Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s Wolverine #1 as his teammate Matt Kalil explains, “You can shoot him, stab him, set him on fire — Wolverine takes a beating and keeps coming back.” Naturally, that leaves an opening for Peterson to bring up his nomination for best comeback … and to don a football helmet, festooned with the mutant’s trademark hair and sideburns. There’s also a funny cameo by The Wolverine star Hugh Jackman.

The ESPYs ceremony airs Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ESPN. The Wolverine premieres July 26.

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The way he came back last year I believe he got a healing factor!

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