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January 13, 2010

Got Game?

Filed under: Authors, History, MHS press, Sports — pennefesm @ 10:44 am

Fran Tarkenton, about 1975Prepare for the Vikings’ postseason play by boning up on stats with Joel Rippel’s Minnesota Sports Almanac, which features just about every sport championed by Minnesota’s own, including football, baseball, basketball, hockey, golf, bowling, wrestling, boxing, fishing, hunting, soccer, tennis, gymnastics, skating, dogsledding, curling, running, bike racing, auto racing, swimming, volleyball, cheerleading, and more.

Rippel, a longtime sports  reporter for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, includes a dizzying variety of informative data, including the Vikings’ year-by-year records, lists of games not played on Sundays, attendance records (largest and smallest), postseason honors, first-round draft choices, significant players, coaches, and events, and a fun set of players’ records, some of which are here.

[Image: Fran Tarkenton, about 1975, courtesy Minnesota Historical Society]

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