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    Vikes legend Fred Cox takes fans down memory lane

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    Fred Cox was one of my favorite Vikings. This is a really interesting read about his life as a Viking.

    Though the current edition of the Vikings is leaving a lot to be desired for fans, a bit of purple past was on hand in Monticello, Minn., last Friday, when team legend Fred Cox entertained folks at the local senior center.

    The 90-minute session included some of Cox's patented anecdotes about life as the Vikings kicker during the glory days of Bud Grant and the Purple People Eaters. Cox also spoke about his life before and after professional football, and gave some commentary on this year's team...
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    Re: Vikes legend Fred Cox takes fans down memory lane

    Fred Cox. That brings back some memories. Thanks.

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    Re: Vikes legend Fred Cox takes fans down memory lane

    Was he our last straight ahead kicker?
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    Re: Vikes legend Fred Cox takes fans down memory lane

    "PacNWVike" wrote:
    Was he our last straight ahead kicker?
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    Re: Vikes legend Fred Cox takes fans down memory lane

    "PacNWVike" wrote:
    Was he our last straight ahead kicker?
    I think so but I'm not absolutely certain.
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    Re: Vikes legend Fred Cox takes fans down memory lane

    "They're a playoff team. They're not a Super Bowl team, though. Not with the quarterback (Tarvaris Jackson). But you have to play him."
    Guess their not listening to Freddie.

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    Re: Vikes legend Fred Cox takes fans down memory lane

    Rick Danmeier played for the Vikes and he was a straight on kicker from 1977 to 1982.

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    Re: Vikes legend Fred Cox takes fans down memory lane

    Yeah, Fred was the last straight-ahead kicker the Vikes had, I'm pretty sure. He was one of the most accurate kickers in his day.
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    Re: Vikes legend Fred Cox takes fans down memory lane

    Here's a good trivia question for ya Shock:
    What athletic toy does former Minnesota Viking Fred Cox hold the patent for?

    I'll PM ya the answer.
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    Re: Vikes legend Fred Cox takes fans down memory lane

    "I told Bud I'd rather starve before I became a football coach," Cox said. "I didn't have the patience for it."
    It seemed like you never had to worry about FGs or extra pts with Cox in their, although the opposing teams had plenty of FGs shoved down their throats.
    He looked like some kind of dwarf mutant coming onto the field with his single bar, doing his job, then going back to the sidelines doing whatever it was he did for the rest of the game.
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