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Joe Kapp, ''The Toughest Chicano'': A Life of Leadership

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In 1969, the Minnesota Vikings were having a moment. On and off the turf of the old Metropolitan Stadium, the Purple People Eaters reigned supreme. At the center of it all was unconventional quarterback Joe Kapp.

Kapp joined the Vikings with the tenacity to succeed. With the motto ''40 for 60,'' he inspired the team's forty players to give it their all every minute, every hour, every game. Kapp helped mold the Vikings into a winning team, scoring the 1969 NFL Champions title and blazing their way to their first Super Bowl appearance. Later that year, Sports Illustrated featured Kapp on its cover, dubbing him the ''Toughest Chicano'' for his Hispanic pride and ferocious style of play.

Joe Kapp, ''The Toughest Chicano'' honors the life, leadership, and legacy of one of history's toughest football players. Inside, you'll find a behind-the-scenes look at pivotal moments in football history, Kapp's own game-by-game analysis of the 1969 season, memoirs about his early life and successful coaching career, and memories on the set of iconic sports films like The Longest Yard. As a player, coach, and father, Joe Kapp's legacy shows that every player counts if they give their all, every minute, every game.

Contributor(s): Kapp, Joe (Author), Kapp, J J (Author)
ISBN: 1634892895 EAN: 9781634892896
Publisher: Wise Ink
Pages: 320
Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: November 12, 2019

 

 


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