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#21 Bo Mitchell

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:59 AM

I wish Mount Rushmore had been created with more heads.

 

The artists really missed the boat on not foretelling that their work would be utilized as a template, decades later, for important discussions like this! :D


#22 Pius Jefferson

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 02:45 AM

Bud Grant

Max Winter

Alan Paige

Randall McDaniel


#23 Bo Mitchell

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:44 AM

Didn't foresee anyone including Max Winter on their Mount Rushmore. I thought naming their headquarters after him might be tribute enough.


#24 JZHoodie

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 09:48 AM

1) Troy Williamson

2) Spurgeon Wynn

3) Dimitrius Underwood

4) Christian Ponder


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 09:25 PM

1) Troy Williamson

2) Spurgeon Wynn

3) Dimitrius Underwood

4) Christian Ponder

 

I see what you did there. Perhaps this should be a different thread. Not sure what we'd call this monument, though.


#26 Craig Borchard

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Posted 08 August 2015 - 11:19 AM

Bud Grant

Carl Eller
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Posted 08 August 2015 - 05:07 PM

Mount Rushmore does not have any modern presidents. That means no Moss or Peterson. They are not even in the Hall of Fame ...yet.

 

Ben Franklin should be on Mount Rushmore, as he likely did more to gain the United Stated its independence than any other single person, but he was not a president. That means no Jim Finks even though he put together those Superbowl teams.

 

George Washington was the first president, so should Norm Van Brocklin be up there? The answer is no. George Washington was not only the first president; before that he was Commanding General of the Colonial Army. The first great commander of the Vikings before and after the merger was Bud Grant, so Coach Grant should be on the Vikings' Mount Rushmore even though President Grant is not on the actual Mount Rushmore. Then again, George Washington and U.S. Grant won their wars; Bud Grant did not.

 

Abe Lincoln is on Mount Rushmore. He freed the slaves (well, the slaves in the Confederate States), but he also changed the status quo. I would have to give that position to Allan Page. He freed the NFL from its offensive monopoly on the MVP being the first defensive player to win that award. Page is also a lawyer like Lincoln and did not end up with the team in the end.

 

Teddy Roosevelt broke up trusts, helped create a system of National Parks, and was a commander of the Rough Riders in the Spanish American War.  Another great field commander was Fran Tarkenton. His three Superbowls and many passing records made the Vikings great. His record on trusts would likely not be as good, and his tenure was like Grover Cleveland, but he will do here because he could take the hill.

 

Thomas Jefferson was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence and a president who distrusted corporations and monopoly power. Jefferson is given many accolades as a president and a statesman. Perhaps that position should go to Randall McDaniel - who has more first team All Pro seasons (7) and Pro Bowl selections (11) than any other Minnesota Viking. One would have to distrust the motives of using that position for any other player, as McDaniel was surely one of the greatest Vikings who ever played.

 




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