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    Re: Message From Minnesota:Three Dots And A Dash

    Great read. I remember a lot of that game. I love this quote from Bud Grant:
    "The defense wins, the offense sells tickets," he preaches.
    I wonder if he's using that quote for today's team?
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    Re: Message From Minnesota:Three Dots And A Dash

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    Great read. I remember a lot of that game. I love this quote from Bud Grant:
    "The defense wins, the offense sells tickets," he preaches.
    I wonder if he's using that quote for today's team?
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    Re: Message From Minnesota:Three Dots And A Dash

    Thanks, that was a fun read.
    I went to damn near every home game back in those days.
    My ass is frozen just thinking about it.
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    Re: Message From Minnesota:Three Dots And A Dash






    "If Grant says we'll win by freezing, then, by God, we'll freeze and win," said one Viking. "But I sure wish he'd tell my toes they weren't so cold."







    God I miss those days.....






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    Re: Message From Minnesota:Three Dots And A Dash

    Fantastic read!

    It was exactly as I remembered it...not the specific game, but in the way the Vikings won in those days and about the players and their personalities.
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    Re: Message From Minnesota:Three Dots And A Dash


    That was the the good old days, Joe Kapp was my chidhood hero, and my dad really showed me how to watch the defensive line. Cheers to the three dots, and a dash. Great classic stuff.

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    Re: Message From Minnesota:Three Dots And A Dash

    Ahhhhhhh Back in the day stuff.
    Makes me remember a story.

    Back in the days of old, when the knights were bold and the women chased the men.
    The men, those fools, took out thier tools, and chased them back again.
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    Re: Message From Minnesota:Three Dots And A Dash

    I just got to this thread but man it brings it all back. Thank Vikingfan. I especially like this line for all you domers:
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    The Bears came out gloved and with giant heaters set up behind their bench. The Vikings came out bare-handed and heaterless. "We're out there to play football, not to keep warm,""
    Now that's the Vikes football I fell in love with!

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    Re: Message From Minnesota:Three Dots And A Dash

    I like this part:

    Then Grant came in and did what Lombardi did at Green Bay he molded 40 people into a single unit. Now we're a wedge with all the collective force at one end pushing toward a single fine point. Success is only the willingness to do something longer, harder and better than anybody else. Success is no magical thing, just a lot of gol 'darnit hard work. Norm demanded from us in an overt manner. Bud demands the same things, but he has allowed us to demand it of ourselves.

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    When Grant came to Minnesota, he brought a great calmness and order to the Vikings. "What I had was timing," he says. "The team was ready to move. Coaching is overplayed. The graveyard is full of coaches. You can't win without players. Then we had a great draft to go with some experience, most of it on defense, which was good. Nobody wins without a defense."

    The turning point was Alan Page. Until he arrived, the Vikings had good outside pressure but were weak at tackle. Page came as an end, a position he had played at Notre Dame, was quickly switched to tackle and went from mediocrity to greatness, and so did the Vikings.



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