Let’s say you’re the coach of the Minnesota Vikings, deciding which players should start in a Super Bowl matchup against the toughest team in the AFC. But instead of choosing from the current roster, you have every player in the team’s 60-year history in your locker room. Who starts at quarterback: scrambling Fran Tarkenton, gunslinger Daunte Culpepper, or deadly accurate Kirk Cousins? At defensive end, do you play fearsome Carl Eller, fan favorite Jared Allen, sack specialist Chris Doleman, or stalwart Jim Marshall? Combining career stats, common sense, and a host of intangibles, veteran sportswriter Chris Tomasson imagines an embarrassment of riches and sets the all-time All-Star Vikings lineup for the ages.
“Chris Tomasson goes to great lengths in his preparation and research to come up with an in-depth look at some of the greatest Vikings of all time. He does a fantastic job breaking down the players by position as well as also taking a thorough look at some of the greatest coaches in the history of the organization. This is a must read for all Viking fans!”
--Rich Gannon, former Vikings quarterback, NFL MVP with Raiders, longtime NFL broadcaster
“Well done. Sparks interesting conversations amongst Vikings fans. Good read, good gift.”
--Paul Allen, Vikings play-by-play announcer, KFAN-FM
"Chris Tomasson has done a great job in this book of compiling the Vikings all-time All-Star team, as well as capturing the rich history of this storied franchise." --from the foreword by Ahmad Rashad
“The Minnesota Vikings have a colorful and fascinating history full of interesting players and coaches and I was privileged to work for such an iconic franchise for 23 years. Chris Tomasson has done an outstanding job of identifying the greatest Vikings in this fun book for Vikings/NFL fans that is full of great information and interesting inside stories on the Vikings all-time all stars and other excellent players who didn’t make Chris’ list. It was a very enjoyable read for me as a long-time Vikings fan, observer and former staff member and so much fun to rekindle great memories.”
--Jeff Diamond, former Vikings general manager, 1998 NFL Executive of the Year