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Greatest Viking Of All Time Tournament: Fran Tarkenton Advances

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In what turned out to be as one-sided a match-up as many expected, our first #1 seed to do battle in our Greatest Viking Of All Time Tournament moved on to the second round of play with ease.

Fran Tarkenton trounced Tim Irwin in their first round match-up in our tournament, with Tarkenton receiving 188 "recs" and Irwin receiving 12 "recs" from the Daily Norseman faithful. As I stated in the introduction for the match-up, there was a reason that Tarkenton wound up as one of the top four overall seeds in the tournament, and the recs certainly showed exactly why that was with the margin of victory.

Sir Francis moves on to the second round, where he will take on the winner of a rather. . .interesting. . .match-up between Ragnar, the Vikings' long-time mascot, and former defensive tackle Keith Millard.

Stay tuned for more match-ups in our quest to determine the greatest Minnesota Viking of all time!