Ladies and gentlemen, without any further ado, here is your bracket for our Greatest Viking Of All Time Tournament!
You should be able to click on that picture to embiggen it.
As I mentioned in the post where we closed the nominations, Adrian Peterson wound up being our #1 overall seed. Cris Carter was the #2 seed overall, with Fran Tarkenton and Bud Grant at #3 and #4, respectively. The way I did the match-ups was relatively straight forward. . .#1 matches up against #64 (or, in this case, the winner of our play-in game that kicks off in about two hours or so), #2 matches up against #63, and so on until the bracket was complete.
Here is the list of all the folks that did not make the field that were nominated by all you readers out there.
Jack Del Rio
Norm Van Brocklin
Those individuals are listed in order of the number of recs that they received, so Bill Brown was the first person out, and so on down the list.
So, have at it, as far as discussing the field. I'll have a closer look at it over the course of the weekend. Again, I really don't want to influence anything, so I'll try to remain as neutral as possible, but the field does have some interesting match-ups in it, both at the start and projected match-ups down the track.
Remember, our play-in game starts in about two hours, and the standard Open Thread will be up before that.