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Vintage Video Of Vikings – Steelers From 1972

A week or so ago, some vintage video surfaced of an old school game between the Vikings and the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1972. It’s an absolute blast to watch and I thought some of you guys here might enjoy to check it out yourself.

It’s particularly cool to me because this isn’t the first class game I’ve watched between the Vikings and the Steelers despite the fact that they took place many, many years before I was born. You see, my stepdad is an avid Steelers fan who has always tried to convert me. He attempted to remind me who the superior team was by obtaining an old filming of Superbowl IX in 1975 where the Vikings lost by 10 points and watching it together. He got to gloat in the ancient victory of his team while I finally got to put a face to terms like the “Purple People Eaters” and some guy named Fran Tarkenton.

This footage is especially unique though because it even includes the commercials that aired during the broadcast. Some of them are just too good to miss.

So, during this slow time of the year for our favorite football team, sit back and enjoy this gem of a game (despite it’s outcome which I’m sure you could guess).

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Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson (Founder) is a passionate Viking fan hailing from Sin City, Las Vegas. He can remember, as a child, scraping his knee on the playground and his friends being completely shocked by the purple blood trickling from the wound. When Brett isn't scouring the Internet for some semblance of Vikings news, he enjoys blindly putting money on them to beat whoever their opponent may be, and daydreams about being their next Tight End. Brett graduated from UNLV with a degree in Architecture and specializes in web/graphic design; he hopes to provide this site’s visitors with the best Vikings experience on the net.

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  1. Geez, make a guy feel old there Brett. I watched that game live. “Vintage”, “Old School”, yep, that;’s me.

    “Some Guy named Fran Tarkenton”??
    Why I oughta’. . . .

    1. Got lots of respect for Vikings vets like you, Fran! Takes someone strong to deal with the heartbreak for long. Thanks for the comment.

  2. Yup, that’s pretty much how I remember them playing. Ed Marinaro stunk, as usual.
    How many 170 lb corner backs are there in the NFL now? (Bobby Bryant)

    Did you younger guys notice how everyone hustled up to the line of scrimmage? The game has changed so players don’t do that anymore, it looks corny watching it now.

    The best commercial was for the IBM copier, that thing was as big as one of them Smart Cars today.
    Too bad they didn’t mention the prices of the copier and the Ford LTD in those ads.