Greatest Viking Of All Time Tournament: Jim Kleinsasser Advances

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

As a linebacker, Ed McDaniel was scrappy and always up for a challenge. And even though he kept this first round match-up in our Greatest Viking Of All Time Tournament relatively close, in the end he couldn't quite overcome a guy that has shown to be a true fan favorite.

Jim Kleinsasser took home a victory over McDaniel in their match-up, but he didn't have it easy. When everything was officially tallied up, the big North Dakotan had registered 123 "recs," compared to just 78 "recs" for Ed McDaniel. A lot of blocking tight ends just don't get the type of love from the fans that Jim Kleinsasser does, but we Viking fans are a different breed.

In the next round, Kleinsasser will take on the winner of a match-up between a couple of his former teammates. . .either defensive tackle Kevin Williams or quarterback Brad Johnson.

Thanks to everyone that voted in this first round match-up, and for voting in all the other match-ups as well!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Join Daily Norseman

You must be a member of Daily Norseman to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Daily Norseman. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker