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NFL: Minnesota Vikings - 5 Greatest Games
NFL Minnesota Vikings - 5 Greatest Games
Genres: Sports
NR     2009     8hr 20min

Now for the first time you can own the original network broadcast of classic Vikings games on DVD. Re-live the greatness of the Vikings? 1998 season as you?ll see Randall Cunningham throw for three touchdowns in a spectac...  more »


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Genres: Sports
Sub-Genres: Football (American)
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/18/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 8hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaDVD Credits: 5
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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"Greatest" isn't the word I would use
Wilcy Moore | 06/03/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The unfortunate lineup of games included in this set is listed below. As a longtime Vikings fan, I'm really disappointed that this greatest games collection doesn't include anything from the Super Bowl years. In fact, not only does this set not include any Fran Tarkenton games, it doesn't even include any Tommy Kramer or Daunte Culpepper games (Kramer was on the roster for one of them, but Wade Wilson was the starter).

As someone who has followed the Vikings since they were perennial Super Bowl contenders, I honestly believe that only two of these games qualify as two of their "greatest" games. At the very least, the Kramer to Rashad miracle game versus Cleveland in 1980 should have been included in this set (lots of copies exist among collectors). The Vikings also played 3 great playoff games against the Rams in the 1970s. At least one of those should have qualified, not to mention playoff wins over the Cowboys and Redskins during that same time.

I am glad they saw fit to finally include a Vikings set (How about a team history DVD, too?), but ignoring the Purple People Eaters is a huge snub to longtime Viking fans. That era DID matter. Two stars for the two games that rightfully belong in this set.

12/28/08 Vikings 20 Giants 19
The Vikings clinch their division against the Giants' second string. Hardly one of the greatest games in Vikings history. Also available on iTunes.

11/04/07 Vikings 35 Chargers 17
This one probably deserves to be in a greatest games set. Adrian Peterson rushed for 296 yards as the Vikings upset the Chargers.

01/09/2000 Vikings 27 Cowboys 10
A wild-card round playoff win over the Cowboys before getting destroyed by the Rams in the divisional round. The Vikings held the Cowboys scoreless after the first quarter. I don't know if anything from the Jeff George era belongs in a Vikings greatest games collection.

01/10/1999 Vikings 41 Cardinals 21
Something from the 1998 season needed to be included in this set, but this divisional round playoff game wasn't necessarily a great game. The Vikings led 24-7 at halftime and won rather easily. A better choice might have been the Vikings Monday night victory over the Packers during the regular season.

01/09/1988 Vikings 36 49ers 24
Okay, this one does qualify as one of the Vikings greatest games (IMO). The Vikings upset the heavily favored 49ers in the divisional round of the playoffs. Unfortunately, Darrin Nelson came up a step short in the conference finale the next week versus the Redskins.

I went ahead and purchased this set because I'm an idiot, and because I didn't already have two of the games included in it. It came today with an intriguing surprise. The cover of the DVD case says that this is the Viking's "5 Greatest Games Volume 1". If they actually do produce a Volume 2, I hope they open the selection up to fan voting because I can think of many more deserving games (c'mon, the 2008 Giants game????). Okay, I have 5 games to watch before the Giants set comes out next week (sad when a Viking fan looks forward to a Giants set, but these games are pretty ho hum)."
D. Black | Philadelphia, PA USA | 07/03/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Are You Kiddin' Me??? ...If Wilcy Moore, in the first review is correct, this DVD will turn out to be- not just a joke, but a slap in the face to all the great Viking teams and players of the past. The 1960's and 70's. Eller, Marshal, Page, Tarkenton, Foreman, Rashad, Carter, etc. I won't be buying it. Thanks, Wilcy Moore."
Is this a joke?
pig_inspace | Montana | 08/07/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I am not sure ANY of these would even make it on my top 20 VIKING games let alone the top five. I agree with fellow fans that the least ridiculous of these games is the upset of the Niners with AC tearing it up, but even that is not a GREAT game. Someone needs to be taken out and shot. These guys won how many playoff games and they include a regular season game that was meaningless for the opponent (the Giants game from last year)? Why not the Giants playoff game with the Jake Reed heel-to-toe touchdown in the early 90s!??!?! Vikes have played some classic Monday night games....this is a shame. If no one buys it, and I can't see anyone really wanting it for five mediocre games, then there will likely never be a part 2......seriously, this has to be a joke......right?"
No Fran?
Duane R. Wirdel | 09/14/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Its simple. How can you have a Best of the Vikings set without any Fran Tarkenton games OR with that monster defense they had in those days? None of these games are the Classic Vikings. Where is Joe Kapp? This isn't worth bothering with."