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Post  KG on Thu May 30, 2013 2:34 pm

Hey guys

I know belt color is an exciting topic. I been researching and still in the process of it for the above topic. i know I wrote once the vikings wore purple belts from 1971 to 78. Yet I am now more convinence the belts were purple from 1971-76 for all the players. and starting in 1977 the team started to use white belts with a few players still wearing a purple belt thru 78.
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Post  KG on Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:17 pm

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/running-back-chuck-foreman-of-the-minnesota-vikings-in-a-news-photo/80092914





http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/minnesota-vikings-running-back-rickey-young-carries-the-news-photo/81646856



1978 black arm band





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vLiC8RYPRE 1978 Vikings at saints





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvq0tPHWO_4 Vikings at Atlanta 1977


I don't know if this proves it but I see you have updated Pittsburgh and kc with notes. I would suggest for the Vikings 1977 and 78 to have a note saying white belts were also used. I do think white belts were the majority especially by 1978, but both white and purple belts seemed to be used by players in 77 and 78.
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Re: Vikings 1977-78 belt color research

Post  slats7 on Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:31 pm

Most of the players seem to be wearing white belts, but there were a few holdouts, like Chuck Foreman.

1977 Week 1:


1977 NFC Champ Game:

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in case this was forgotten

Post  KG on Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:51 pm

wondering if this is enough info to update 77 and 78 Vikings to white belts with a not that some purple belts also in use
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Post  KG on Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:31 pm

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152172895772836&set=pb.64444137835.-2207520000.1391275755.&type=3&theater from 78 season see black arm band
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Re: Vikings 1977-78 belt color research

Post  timmyb on Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:39 pm

Thanks for the assistance!

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1977 at oakland

Post  KG on Fri May 16, 2014 12:29 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OXyeh-vH-Q
I don't know what was decided with this but it seems that in this game in late 77 anyway white was the color of the belts for the vikings
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Re: Vikings 1977-78 belt color research

Post  Bill Schaefer on Tue May 20, 2014 11:58 am

There is a massive update for the Vikings about to go in as well as a smaller one to follow that.
Stay tuned.
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Post  KG on Tue May 27, 2014 11:41 am

were the 2 updates the ones done on may 26? I didn't see anything about the 77-78 belt color being changed. just letting you know in case they were supposed to be changed.
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Re: Vikings 1977-78 belt color research

Post  Bill Schaefer on Tue May 27, 2014 11:50 am

We're looking into it a bit more.
Stay tuned.
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okay

Post  KG on Tue May 27, 2014 12:13 pm

okay thanks for hard work
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Re: Vikings 1977-78 belt color research

Post  bigbluelarry on Tue May 27, 2014 12:16 pm

I took a look through AP Images for the '77-'78 Vikings - the results appear to be mixed.

Minnesota @ LA Rams 10/24/77



Minnesota vs Cincinnati 11/13/77


Minnesota vs San Francisco 12/4/77


Minnesota @ LA Rams NFC Divisional Playoff 12/26/77



Minnesota @ Dallas NFC Championship Game 1/1/78


Minnesota vs Detroit 11/5/78


Minnesota @ Green Bay 11/26/78


Minnesota vs Philadelphia 12/3/78

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Re: Vikings 1977-78 belt color research

Post  Bill Schaefer on Tue May 27, 2014 12:19 pm

With the exception of those last 2 photos of Francis, it seems that Chuck Foreman was the only Viking wearing a black belt.
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Re: Vikings 1977-78 belt color research

Post  bigbluelarry on Tue May 27, 2014 12:23 pm

Bill Schaefer wrote:With the exception of those last 2 photos of Francis, it seems that Chuck Foreman was the only Viking wearing a black belt.

Tarkenton was on-and-off with purple and white.
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Re: Vikings 1977-78 belt color research

Post  bigbluelarry on Tue May 27, 2014 12:27 pm

Minnesota vs Dallas 9/18/77

http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/82064275-football-minnesota-vikings-qb-fran-tarkenton-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QRDUfPAdHfeyxaQhiMZfSyryPDgoA4VxVHYeKS4oD%2bNVrWfYeEdMQaK3I5QFtxZiQQ7jxKHdopzQ4Dm55ymGWhg%3d
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Post  KG on Tue May 27, 2014 12:28 pm

it seems like the white belts started to replace purple belts (not black) for some players with some players ( older players) staying with the purple ones in '77. notice in the Oakland 77 game rookie tommy Kramer white belts. I think this was a process and you will see both white and purple in both years, I think by '78 it appears to me more white than purple. it may just be something of a note being placed on the 2 season some players had white belts some had purple
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Re: Vikings 1977-78 belt color research

Post  bigbluelarry on Tue May 27, 2014 12:31 pm

smith03 wrote:it seems like the white belts started to replace purple belts (not black) for some players with some players ( older players) staying with the purple ones in '77. notice in the Oakland 77 game rookie tommy Kramer white belts.  I think this was a process and you will see both white and purple in both years, I think by '78 it appears to me more white than purple. it may just be something of a note being placed on the 2 season some players had white belts some had purple

This phenomenon was not uncommon. The Steelers went through a similar phasing-in of yellow and phasing-out of black in the late '70's-early '80's.

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Tarkenton's last game

Post  KG on Tue May 27, 2014 12:37 pm

http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/dynamics/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2011/06/fran-tarkenton-scramble.jpg 1978 season play off game at Rams ( see arm band so you know it is from the 78 season) white belt. so some back and forth
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Post  KG on Tue May 27, 2014 12:47 pm

bigbluelarry wrote:Minnesota vs Dallas 9/18/77

http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/82064275-football-minnesota-vikings-qb-fran-tarkenton-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QRDUfPAdHfeyxaQhiMZfSyryPDgoA4VxVHYeKS4oD%2bNVrWfYeEdMQaK3I5QFtxZiQQ7jxKHdopzQ4Dm55ymGWhg%3d

can we be sure that is from 77? sometimes the dates are off on photos and with the lack any other players (Dallas) in the picture I wouldn't necessary say that is from 77
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Re: Vikings 1977-78 belt color research

Post  bigbluelarry on Tue May 27, 2014 12:57 pm

smith03 wrote:
bigbluelarry wrote:Minnesota vs Dallas 9/18/77

http://cache1.asset-cache.net/gc/82064275-football-minnesota-vikings-qb-fran-tarkenton-gettyimages.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=GkZZ8bf5zL1ZiijUmxa7QRDUfPAdHfeyxaQhiMZfSyryPDgoA4VxVHYeKS4oD%2bNVrWfYeEdMQaK3I5QFtxZiQQ7jxKHdopzQ4Dm55ymGWhg%3d

can we be sure that is from 77? sometimes the dates are off  on photos and with the lack any other players (Dallas) in the picture I wouldn't necessary say that is from 77

Getty is definitely a culprit in misdating photos, that's one of the reasons I prefer AP Images. They are not perfect either, but I trust they are more reliable and accurate.

Here are two from AP from the same date.



One thing we know for sure now - the Minnesota coaching staff all wore white belts!  Very Happy
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yary #73

Post  KG on Tue May 27, 2014 1:44 pm

#73 yary looks like a white belt,
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Re: Vikings 1977-78 belt color research

Post  timmyb on Tue May 27, 2014 6:59 pm

One thing. All of these pics indicate to me that only Foreman and Tarkenton are wearing the purple belts. Can anyone find a pic with someone other than Chuck or Sir Francis with a purple belt from 77 &/or 78?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Vikings 1977-78 belt color research

Post  bigbluelarry on Tue May 27, 2014 8:38 pm

Minnesota @ Atlanta 10/30/77


Minnesota @ LA Rams NFC Divisional Playoff 12/31/78 - the player in the distance on the left (#20?) appears to be wearing a purple belt
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