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Browner to join Vikings Ring of Honor

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From his trademark hockey elbow pads to the pain he inflicted with the arms they covered, safety Joey Browner became one of the top defensive backs of his generation.  More than 20 years after retiring, he’ll join the Vikings’ all-time greats in their Ring of Honor.

Browner becomes the 21st member of the group at halftime of the Sunday night home game against the Packers, to be played on October 31.  The team announced the plans on Friday.

A member of the NFL’s all-decade team of the 1980s, Browner went to six straight Pro Bowls, from 1985 to 1990.

The others already in the Ring of Honor are Fran Tarkenton, Alan Page, Jim Finks, Bud Grant, Paul Krause, Fred Zamberletti, Jim Marshall, Ron Yary, Korey Stringer, Mick Tingelhoff, Carl Eller, Cris Carter, Bill Brown, Jerry Burns, Randall McDaniel, Chuck Foreman, John Randle, Scott Studwell, Chris Doleman, and Matt Blair.

Others who eventually will or should be include Adrian Peterson, Randy Moss, Matt Birk, Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, Chad Greenway, and Dennis Green.

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26 Responses to “Browner to join Vikings Ring of Honor”
  1. puckthefackers says: Aug 9, 2013 7:36 PM

    Mindless, idiotic comments from Viking-hating idiots in 3, 2, 1.

  2. theoriginalbvan says: Aug 9, 2013 7:40 PM

    Yo Puck…
    Are you paranoid?

  3. conormacleod says: Aug 9, 2013 7:51 PM

    Great move. Congrats Joey.

  4. darkneptune73 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:03 PM

    No one can hate this. If you Packer fans can be smart for once, you can too.

  5. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:12 PM

    Ring of Honor?

    What does a world like “honor” even mean to Zygi Wilf?

  6. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:15 PM

    Ring of Honor?

    What does a word like “honor” even mean to Zygi Wilf?

  7. hurricanegrabowski says: Aug 9, 2013 8:23 PM

    Dennis Green? He is who we thought he is! I guess you want to crown his ###

  8. sickoe47 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:24 PM

    No joe kapp!!!

  9. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:28 PM

    The common denominator among all those Viking “greats” is no ring.

  10. spiderperv says: Aug 9, 2013 8:49 PM

    Strongest hands in the league. The guy could take you down with a couple of fingers. Worthy addition.

    Packer fans know football.

  11. darkneptune73 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:51 PM

    I guess FilthyMcNasty didn’t get the memo.

  12. dd393 says: Aug 9, 2013 8:54 PM

    What’s the criteria for getting into the Vikings ring of honor? Lack of an arrest record?

  13. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 9, 2013 9:02 PM

    From his trademark hockey elbow pads …………..

    ********************************************

    Note to that noodle armed Ponder chick – hockey pads might help prevent season ending arm bruises.

  14. dcviking says: Aug 9, 2013 9:10 PM

    What’s the criteria for getting into the Vikings ring of honor?

    Being tough enough to tolerate the stench when the wind blows from the east….

  15. lambeauandlombardi says: Aug 9, 2013 9:29 PM

    A user name like that and you are calling others mindless idiots?

  16. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 9, 2013 9:33 PM

    I think it’s great that the the JV team gets a ring of honor. Otherwise these guys toiled in obscurity for no reason.

  17. cusoman says: Aug 9, 2013 9:36 PM

    “Packer fans know football” yet half the posts here so far are demeaning to a football great. The only thing the Packer fans here know is how to defecate all over it.

  18. codiablo says: Aug 9, 2013 11:06 PM

    Packers fans are always all over Vikings news…it reminds me of a stalker girlfiend (intended) I once had…oh, wait, she was from Wisconsin…fitting.

  19. anicra says: Aug 9, 2013 11:54 PM

    An excellent strong safety with Power-action Kung Fu grip. Browner was long over due.

  20. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 10, 2013 1:13 AM

    How dare you mention Dennis Green as someone who should be in the Ring of Honor. Dennis Green may have won some games, but he’s best remembered for bringing embarrassment to this franchise on multiple occasions.

  21. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 10, 2013 1:14 AM

    dd393 says:Aug 9, 2013 8:54 PM

    What’s the criteria for getting into the Vikings ring of honor? Lack of an arrest record?
    _____

    Actually, I think Joey Browner was arrested once. And I know Carl Eller was.

  22. blackmagic7 says: Aug 10, 2013 1:42 AM

    Has anyone seen Denny Green lately?

    This guy may not have ended his tenure in MN the greatest, but he had a heck of a run. He fielded some fine teams and put together good offenses. He always had Carter in a position to succeed. He found ways to win with Culpepper, he found ways to win with old men Moon, Cunningham, and George. He found ways to win with Johnson.

    It’s been a trainwreck since he left. Pop fizz seasons up until now. Simply acknowledge that he had a pretty solid run as a head coach.

  23. tremoluxman says: Aug 10, 2013 11:12 AM

    Some Packer fans here remind me of a rich old lady’s lapdog. The kind that’s always running around yapping and peeing all over everything.

  24. jebdamone says: Aug 10, 2013 5:17 PM

    might be my favorite viking of all time.

  25. straightcash84 says: Aug 10, 2013 11:30 PM

    If Packer Fans know football here is a trivia question. Who is the last Player drafted by Packers to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame? It’s been awhile.

  26. lambeauandlombardi says: Aug 12, 2013 2:40 PM

    Here is an easier trivia question. Who was the last Player drafted by the Vikings to win a Superbowl as a member of the Vikings?

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