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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:28 am    Post subject: Mick Tingel...wait for it...HOF Reply with quote

I know it's been touched on in Valhalla thread, but this is big enough news that it deserves it's own thread, don't ya think?

Tingelhoff Reacts To HOF Election
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

he was before my time, but I'm very happy for him!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

definitely deserving of its own thread in my eyes, and what a great title!

i remember Tinglehoff well. he was the epitome of a team player, always trying to help others make the Vikings better. extremely reliable, played with several major injuries including broken bones and dislocated fingers, and was very agile for a beefy guy. or corn fed guy more likely, being from Nebraska.

Tarkenton and Grant loved him like no other.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
definitely deserving of its own thread in my eyes, and what a great title!


The title was actually the main reason I made the thread. It was too good an opportunity to simply go unused.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arif wrote an appreciation of Tingelhoff last year, called it a "grave injustice" that he wasn't in the HoF: http://vikingsterritory.com/2014/general-news/minnesota-vikings-former-center-mick-tingelhoff-named-hall-of-fame-candidate-by-senior-committee

The Vikings have put up a highlight and interview package that's worth watching: http://www.vikings.com/media-vault/videos/17-Seasons-Not-One-Game-Missed---Mick-Tingelhoff/2475367c-7648-4301-aebe-7ba51ed33f91
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a walk-on undrafted player that won the starting role in summer camp right away and played for 17 years without missing a game...

phenomenal.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am happy you old timers got another Viking you admire into the HOF, I look forward to when some of my favorite Vikings achieve the gold jacket.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am soooo happy that this is FINALLY happening. The Vikings have had a tradition of outstanding play from our center. It started with Mick. As others have said, he was tough, dependable, smart , good technique and surprisingly quick. He was good in pass protection and in the running game. He usually took on defensive tackles and linebackers that were larger and stronger than he was, but they rarely made plays when Mick was on them.

Vike Daddy, I tend to remember that Mick's playing weight was around 240. Is that about right?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SteelKing728 wrote:
he was before my time, but I'm very happy for him!


He was before most of us' time...heck, I was 5 years old when he retired. Laughing

I'm glad for him, because he was the next most deserving Viking. They've almost caught up with only Jim Marshall remaining, so I think we can no longer declare that the 1970s Vikings have been the most disrespected franchise era in HOF voting.

Just think, there might be another Viking going in next year...although I'm sure Packers' fans won't like us saying that. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to hear that Tinglehoff finally got the recognition he deserves.

Now the Vikings are down to one. It's an absolute travesty that Jim Marshall is still waiting.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats to Mick! This honor was long overdue, but he's in.

I don't remember every Vikings center, but seems like Tinglehoff started a tradition of longevity at the position . . . Swilley, Lowdermilk, Christy, Birk and Sullivan. That's roughly 9 years manning the position on average.

I guess Mick set the bar pretty high Smile
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Mick Tingelhoff's Hall of Fame presenter will be hall of famer Fran Tarkenton. That was the word from Tingelhoff's wife, Phyllis, after the legendary Vikings center was named Saturday night for induction Aug. 8 into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_27437320/mick-tingelhoffs-hall-presenter-will-be-tarkenton-wife
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First time that Tark will be back in Canton since his own induction.
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First time that Tark will be back in Canton since his own induction.


It's too bad that they didn't win a super bowl in the 70's. They don't get near the credit they deserve
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Former Vikings center Mick Tingelhoff stood at the podium as his presenter and former teammate, Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton, delivered his long-time friend’s acceptance speech. Tingelhoff’s health issues, which include memory loss, coupled with the exhaustion of a busy week in Canton, led Tingelhoff’s family to decide against having Mick read even a brief speech.

“Mick’s a man of little words, but a lot of action,” Tarkenton said while speaking for only 1 minute, 14 seconds. “He’s so proud to be in this class of 2015. He waited 37 years to get to the Hall of Fame.”

At that point, Tarkenton choked up and started to cry. The crowd gave them a standing ovation that lasted about 25 seconds.

“He wanted me to tell all of his teammates who are here and thank them for being here. Our great coach and fellow Hall of Famer Bud Grant. All the Viking fans who came from all over the country. And all the rest of you fans, and even you Steeler fans who beat us in that Super Bowl. Thank you.”

Tingelhoff then waved to the crowd before he and Tarkenton walked off.

http://www.startribune.com/tarkenton-speaks-for-tingelhoff-during-hof-acceptance-speech/321152471/
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