Will the Vikings Ever Win the Super Bowl? By Jim Klobuchar and Jeff Siemon. First Edition, First Printing. Harper & Row. New York, 1977.

$35.00

Before there were Super Bowls, the Minnesota Vikings were a championship-winning team. In the 1960s their outstanding defense, dubbed “The Purple People Eaters”, won them the last NFL Championship before the league merger–before the championship game was called the Super Bowl. The following year, 1970, the Vikings made it to the first official Super Bowl, but lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in a major upset. And while the Vikings have made four Super Bowl appearances in the game’s history–and have one of the highest winning percentages of any NFL team in history–they have still yet to cap a season with a Super Bowl win. These facts astounded Jim Klobuchar in 1977. He, alongside Hall of Fame Viking Jeff Siemon, discuss the challenges the team faced in the 1970s, and desperately attempt to answer the titular question: will the Vikings ever win the Super Bowl? Sadly, it’s been several decades since the publication of this volume, and the answer is still a resounding no. Some blame the curse of the Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy. Jim Klobuchar, beloved Minnesota journalist, posits a constellation of reasons. Klobuchar wrote extensively on the Minnesota Vikings and other state sports. He was also the father of Amy Klobuchar, longtime serving U.S. senator.

This first edition, first printing is in very good condition. In the original half cloth boards, fine. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, very good with only rubbing and minor chipping to edges, and small closed tear and crease to front flap.

A very good first edition asking the still relevant question: Will the Vikings Ever Win the Super Bowl?

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Will the Vikings Ever Win the Super Bowl? By Jim Klobuchar and Jeff Siemon. First Edition, First Printing. Harper & Row. New York, 1977.

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Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in