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Ed Thorp Memorial Trophy

Discussion in 'All Other Team Discussions' started by Robert Mason, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Robert Mason

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    The current location of the trophy is unknown. The prevailing theory is that the Minnesota Vikings, who were the last to win the Trophy in 1969, somehow lost it when the league switched over to the Lombardi Trophy the following year.[5] The Vikings after winning the Thorp Trophy went on to face the American Football League champion the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFL-NFL World Championship Game (which is more commonly referred to asSuper Bowl IV). The spirit of Ed Thorp is also rumoured to have cursed the Vikings, since they lost the trophy that was named in his honor. To date, the team has lost four Super Bowls.[4]
     
  2. Chris398

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    It figures.......The Vikings win one trophy in their entire history and they lose it !
     
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    The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. holds three Ed Thorp trophies. Two of them are believed to be trophies presented to the Packers for winning titles in 1961 and 1962, while a third one has the names of the 18 champions from the 1934 New York Giants through the1951 Los Angeles Rams engraved on it. Some believe this third trophy could actually be the missing trophy. One theory states that the Packers kept it after winning the title in 1965 when the league went to the current Super Bowl format in 1966. Another theory states that the Packers were given it in 1970 because they had won it the most times (8). A third theory states that the Baltimore Colts and Minnesota Vikings chose not to receive the trophy after they lost the Super Bowl to the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs respectively. The truth of this, though, remains a mystery.
     

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