The generation of Viking fans that followed the team throughout the 1970s is a little strange. On the one hand, they consider that time the "Golden Age" of Minnesota football, revering Bud Grant and most of the players of that era. On the other hand, they saw four Super Bowl losses, and developed an odd mix of enthusiastic optimism and cynical pessimism for the Vikes that they've passed on to the next generation of Viking fans.
Anyway, if you're a Viking fan of that age, this warning is for you. If you're a younger Viking fan, warn your parents and grandparents.
Don't watch ESPN Classic on August 4th.