NFC Championship Game of 1973: Vikings vs. Cowboys

It was 50 years ago today — Dec. 30, 1973 — when the Minnesota Vikings defeated the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium to win the National Football Conference Championship, sending the team to its second of four Super Bowl appearances in the 1970s.

The 27-10 upset of the Cowboys preceded a 24–7 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VIII at Rice Stadium in Houston.

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Matthew James

about 7 months ago

The commercials in that video are pretty amazing. 

At 3:33 there is a commercial break that includes an ad for the general concept of "banks" followed by a cigar ad with the premise that Muriel Cigars are so addictive you will feel compelled to smoke them in all sorts of inappropriate situations ("It's tough to put a Muriel down!"). 

At 37:03 Johnny Cash earns a paycheck from American Oil with a rather depressing message about the oil crisis.

At 49:42 Hugh Downs explains what to look for when buying a giant boat of a car.

At 1:27:12 three men sing about how business travel is a thing of the past thanks to everything made possible by long distance phone calls.

And at 1:39:48 there are fantastic back to back commercials for the Ford Pinto and Schlitz Beer.

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