JOE KAPP

Game 156 | Game 156, 1967 | November 7 | Joe Kapp
Making up in spirit and bravado what he may have lacked in talent, Kapp was lured from Canadian football ranks to take over as Vikings quarterback with the trade of Fran Tarkenton to New York. In 1968, he led the Vikings to their first-ever playoff appearance. In the next season, he tied a league record with seven touchdown passes in one game en route to leading the team to their first of four Super Bowl appearances. He coined the phrase "40 for 60," --40 players going all out for 60 minutes. He left the team after a contract dispute following the 1969 season. After pro football, he became the head coach at his alma mater; California, and was the Golden Bears coach during "The Play," the famous 1982 five-lateral kickoff return by Cal against arch rival Stanford.



Game 297 | May 28, 1982 | Ed Garvey, Joe Kapp
A Wisconsin native and an employee of the Minneapolis law firm of Lindquist and Vennum, Garvey became the Executive Director of the National Football League Players Association (NLPA) in 1971 and held that job until giving way to Gene Upshaw in 1983. Kapp, the former Vikings quarter-back, became the coach of the California Golden Bears football team in late 1981. As a player, Kapp used the Players Association in a salary dispute that led the Vikings to trade him to the Boston Patriots.


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