Matt Blair inducted into Vikings Ring of Honor

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  1. Skidoosh

    Skidoosh Active Member

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  2. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member

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    It's about time
     
  3. Aclone

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    Can't imagine what took so long.
     
  4. CycloneGB

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    Minnesota Vikings have a Ring of Honor?
     
  5. BuffettClone

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    Congrats to Matt Blair
     
  6. CTTB78

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    #6 CTTB78, Jul 30, 2012
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    Bud Grant told me he had the most talent of any Iowa State player that he had seen. When I responded that while he was certainly good, I asked him how he determined Matt was the best.
    Bud then asked me--"What other player was so impactful that the NFL had change the rules because of him?"
     
  7. ISUCY23

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    Just curious, what rule did he change?
     
  8. Maplewurst

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    Best donkey ball and autograph in history. Honestly, hate Vikings but saw Blair crush opponents as Cyclone fan. Immpeccable. Very Worthy.
     
  9. acoustimac

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    Congrats! On of my favorite players along with Page and Eller.
     
  10. only4cy

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    Given Blair's proficiency at blocking kicks, I would assume it is the "leverage" rule at the line of scrimmage.
     
  11. rebecacy

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    Best Cyclone football player ever.
     
  12. ISUFB

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    Bold statement
     
  13. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    It might be bold, but it's true. I'll go even bolder.....

    There is not a single team in the history of college football that Matt Blair would not have started on. If any team ever had two better OLB's (doubtful), he still would have been on the field as either a SS or a DE. He was that talented and that versitile.
     
  14. drednot57

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    At last! Next Pro Football HoF - Matt Blair deserves to be there, period.
     
  15. Skidoosh

    Skidoosh Active Member

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    #15 Skidoosh, Jul 31, 2012
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    Have we had a cyclone inducted into to Pro Football HoF?

    *edit* I realize this is a stupid question. I'm new to football so cut me some slack.
     
  16. CTTB78

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    Blair was so good at blocking kicks that the NFL changed the rule that you can no longer have a running start.

    As a side note, when a mentioned Iowa State years ago to a long time Arkansas booster, he immediately mention Blair, saying he was the hardest hitting player he had ever seen. Evidently they carried the Hog running back (Dickey?) off the field after a hit from Blair that he said could be heard anywhere in the stadium.
     
  17. mattyice

    mattyice Well-Known Member

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    Great person too......hes my dads cyclone hero. Asked him for a couple autographs and he personalized two...one for me, one for dad and sent them to us. He loves it.
     
  18. ISUCY23

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    Ok thank you, i never saw him play. Sounds like i missed out.
     

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