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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Minnesota Vikings Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials



1. Minnesota Vikings – The Team Name
This franchise was established in 1961. The team has always been known as the Minnesota Vikings.

2. Minnesota Vikings – The Championship Record
Four Super Bowl Appearances:
Super Bowl IV January 11, 1970 Kansas City 23, Minnesota 7
Super Bowl VIII January 13, 1974 Miami 24, Minnesota 7
Super Bowl IX January 12, 1975 Pittsburgh 16, Minnesota 6
Super Bowl XI January 9, 1977 Oakland 32, Minnesota 14

Four NFC Championships:
1969, 1973, 1974, 1976

26 Playoff Appearances in the 49 season period 1961 - 2009

3. Minnesota Vikings – Home Stadium History
1. Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington
1961-81
2. Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome / Mall of America Field, Minneapolis
1982- Present

4. For more information on the Vikings, you should bookmark these four great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic player and team information:
www.databasefootball.com
and
www.pro-football-reference.com/teams

For a great summary of the Vikings' year by year standings:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Minnesota_Vikings_seasons

For great information about the team's stadiums (don't be fooled by the fact that the website is called "ballparks.com", it also has great information on football stadiums):
www.ballparks.com

5. Celebrate the Vikings' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Minnesota Vikings and the history of the Vikings franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 14 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 14 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Minnesota Vikings YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuKTXUfEMAI or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Minnesota-Vikings-c120/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Vikings.

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This blog was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 17, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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