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Down on the Farm: Spiking the football

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It was a moment seared into the minds of long-time Vikings fans: 

On November 7, 1976, the talented but star-crossed Vikings played the Detroit Lions. Legendary quarterback Fran Tarkenton flung bomb after bomb down field to fight off the Lions' dreaded blitz. 


One of Tarkenton's targets: Standout rookie wide-receiver Sammy White. 

As the game clock wound down to two minutes, Tarkenton found White with a

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