Are the Minnesota Vikings the Modern-Day Brooklyn Dodgers?

April 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Name this team: They have regularly been in contention throughout their history, but just can't get over the hump and win a world championship. They have a strong core of loyal fans dating back generations. They play in a stadium that is decades old and does not meet the team's current needs.
They have an owner who has submitted proposals for stadiums to stay in their current market. These proposals have run into political roadblocks, and there have been rumblings that the team may move to Los Angeles, a huge market pining for an established team. So who is this team?
Trick question; the answer is two teams: The 2010 Minnesota Vikings and the 1954 Brooklyn Dodgers.
The Dodgers won the NL pennant 10 times as of 1954. Despite their success, they had not won a World Series in franchise history.
The Vikings have made eight conference championship games and advanced to the Super Bowl four times. They technically won the 1969 NFL Championship, but lost in t...

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