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Stepping Back In Time – Vikings vs. Steelers Tug-Of-War

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 25, 2009 – 9:45 am

ESPN.com’s NFC North blogger Kevin Seifert has posted on his blog a classic video of a Vikings-Steelers tug-of-war from 1975 in Hawaii between members of the Vikings and Steelers, just 2 weeks after the Steelers defeated the Vikings in Super Bowl IX.

It’s a cool sight to see – guys like LB Jeff Siemon and DL Carl Eller in a tug-of-war against Franco Harris and several other Steelers greats from the 70s. As Seifert points out, perhaps the coolest part of the video is the post-even celebration, where the winning team (we won’t tell you who won) is celebrating as if they had just won the Super Bowl. Also, O.J. Simpson does post-even interviews with players and it’s amazing to see how gassed they are after the tug-of-war.

The event was part of ABC’s Wide World of Sports presentations, classic series of sporting events that entertained Americans for years.

Enjoy the video. And then come back here to read more updates.


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