Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bear Down Sunday #11

The Chicago Bears (4-6) face the Minnesota Vikings (9-1) today. Today's game will bring a new twist to the rivalry. That twist is #4, Brett Favre, facing us in the purple and gold for the first time. Today though, I am featuring a former member of the Vikings, who played a less glamorous position and mostly for another team, but was a native Minnesotan. However, he did all of this in Hall of Fame fashion.
Jim Langer played 10 years with the Miami Dolphins and 2 for the Vikings. He was a 4 time All-Pro and 3 time Super Bowl champion. Meeting players like Langer is always cool. Langer really appreciated everyone who approached him. He gladly posed for pictures throughout the whole show (Ultimate Collectibles Show).
I talked to Langer about the offensive line (okay, I tried showing off by naming the entire Dolphins line from that era, including a few reserves). He seemed genuinely impressed by my trivial knowledge, but really just happy to be talking to good, respectful fans.
He even seemed somewhat surprised by the attention he got.
By the way, that is long-time QB in the background in the right background. I'll have more on Morrall in the near future.
Jim Langer and me in Oaks, PA-October 2009.

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