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Greatest Viking Of All Time Tournament: The Field

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.

Bill Brown
Wally Hilgenberg
Jeff Siemon
Chris Kluwe
Dave Osborn
Orlando Thomas
Grady Alderman
Carl Lee
Jack Del Rio
Jim Finks
Syd Davy
Leroy Hoard
Max Winter
Brett Favre
Harrison Smith
Chris Walsh
Mike Tice
Dennis Green
Leslie Frazier
Matt Kalil
Chester Taylor
Todd Steussie
Hub Meeds
Brian Billick
Nate Wright
Doug Sutherland
Norm Van Brocklin
Gene Washington
Lester Bagley
Ben Leber
Joe Senser
E.J. Henderson
Cullen Loeffler
Percy Harvin
Roy Winston
Kirk Lowdermilk
Rich Gannon
Darren Sharper
John Gillam
Wade Wilson
Ted Brown
Karl Kassulke
David Dixon
Moe Williams
Chris Hovan
Jerry Ball
Leo Lewis
Phil Loadholt
Darrin Nelson
Jan Stenerud
Jerome Felton
Jermaine Wiggins
Mike Priefer
Tony Richardson
Tommy Mason
Visanthe Shiancoe
Heath Farwell
Mike Wobschall
Sid Hartman
Greg Coleman
Hassan Jones
Mike Merriweather
Joe Stepanek
Bob Lurtesma
Sidney Rice
Mike Tomlin
Bryant McKinnie
Greg Lewis
David Palmer
Donald Igwebuike
Al Noga
Mike Morris
Jimmy Hitchcock
Mewelde Moore
Brad Childress
Herschel Walker
Kailee Wong
Rickey Young
Corey Chavous
Amp Lee

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.