Adam Thielen had another huge game on Sunday, this time in a pair of Might Ducks-inspired cleats. Yet another incredible performance for a player whose story is similar to that of the beloved hockey movies.
The Mighty Ducks was about a small-town Minnesotan hockey team that overcame all odds and exceeded all expectations. Stop me if you’ve heard this before. The story is eerily similar to that of Minnesota’s favorite home-grown wide receiver, Adam Thielen.
Adam Thielen is quite possibly the best receiver in the NFL right now. He’s an unstoppable, 100-yard-getting, fantasy machine. If you drafted this guy in your fantasy league, you’ve already spent the prize money.
Born and bred in Minnesota, it’s no surprise that Adam Thielen is a fan of one of the greatest hockey films of all time: The Mighty Ducks. He is such a fan, in fact, that he had special shoes made for his game on Sunday.
Thielen has been an absolute stud on the field this season. He’s currently leading the NFL in receiving yards with 712 and is the first player in the Super Bowl era to start a season with six-straight 100 yard receiving games.
Here is Thielen, donning his Ducks shoes, in action:
Born and raised in Minnesota, Thielen’s story is incredible. He grew up a huge Minnesota Vikings fan from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Out of high school, he didn’t get much attention from recruiters, so he went to D-II Minnesota State-Mankato on a $500 “scholarship” for football.
From there, he went undrafted and worked his way on to the Vikings practice squad, who were probably not expecting much from him at the time. Now, he’s one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. If you want to learn more bout his incredible journey, he tells the story better than anyone else.
He led both squads in a week 6 Vikings win over the Arizona Cardinals with 11 receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown. Hopefully that leads to a few more games in the Mighty Ducks sneakers, although when you’re playing as well as Thielen is right now, superstition is out the window.
Add these kicks to the list of things Minnesotans love about Adam Thielen. He and the Vikings will look to stay on track next week against the New York Jets.
Hey Adam, when in doubt, hit ’em with that Charlie Conway triple deke.