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News: PFT: It's been 30 years since the infamous Herschel Walker trade

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Reality, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Reality

    Reality Admin

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    It's been 30 years since the infamous Herschel Walker trade

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    In October 1989, the Vikings thought they were a quality running back away from a Super Bowl. So they placed the most all in of all all-in bets, and it helped deliver not one but three Super Bowls....

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  2. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    "Infamous" depends on your perspective. :thumbup:
     
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  3. Established1971

    Established1971 fiveandcounting

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    The weird thing was how few carries the Vikings gave him. It was as if they were afraid of using him too much.
     
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  4. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Well-Known Member

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    Ironically, Walker ended up playing for Dallas again a decade later, in 1997.


    The only modern-day parallel is how the Saints traded an enormous bundle of draft picks to the Redskins in return for Ricky Williams, who turned out to be an RB bust. Thankfully, the Redskins were the only team in the league who could be given so much and have so little to show for it. Shannon Sharpe (or someone else) questioned how the Redskins could have failed to turn into a dynasty, given so much.
     
  5. cern

    cern Well-Known Member

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    the skins gave up the farm for rg111. didn't work out too well for them.
     
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  6. Yobwocs

    Yobwocs Well-Known Member

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    Lesson learned. Do not trade every draft pick we have for a guy we *think* will be a franchise QB or RB. Franchise RBs don't exist anymore, but point still stands on the QB point, especially since we already have one.
     
  7. Hardline

    Hardline Well-Known Member

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    I sure wish this organization could pull off another highway robbery like that again.
    But that trade is why no other team will ever pull a trade like that again.
     
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  8. HeavyBarrel

    HeavyBarrel Well-Known Member

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    Hershel could still play:grin:
     
  9. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    I'm not sure infamous is the proper terminology.
     
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  10. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    It is for the Vikings.
     
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  11. cowboy_ron

    cowboy_ron You Can't Fix Stupid

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    They probably view the "infamous" Mike Lynn that way.
     
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  12. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    I always thought as a Herschel fan...Cleveland woulda been a better fit.
     
  13. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    still one of my all-time favorites.
    :bow:HERSCHEL WALKER:bow:
     
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  14. Hot_Toddy

    Hot_Toddy Well-Known Member

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    I like the trade now. I didn't like the trade at the time.

    Walker is still one of my all time favorites. An amazing athlete.

     
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  15. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    The salary cap era rules change the perspective of trading for veterans.
     
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  16. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    1989 was the year from hell for me personally.
    my parents divorce...my dad had to do time...Tom Landry got fired then in Oct...Herschel...my favorite Cowboy...got traded.
    '89 SUCKED!!!!!
     
  17. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Moderator

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    The Vikings thought they were one player away.
     
  18. Runwildboys

    Runwildboys Well-Known Member

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    And Elvis was still dead!
     
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  19. cowboyec

    cowboyec Well-Known Member

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    piling on.

    its amazing i didnt start drinking.
     
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  20. mrmojo

    mrmojo Well-Known Member

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    Randy Galloway was the biggest critic of the trade among many...who knew what it would turn into. The Rams did the same when they traded Dickerson but weren't able to capitalize on it.
     
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