Did anybody see the story below? Old time Vikings tough.
Joe Kapp, the NFL’s original tough guy. He was a quarterback that instead of sliding or running out-of bounds would lower his head and run over linebackers and D-linemen, and if you played in the secondary, you didn’t want to try to tackle Joe Kapp, he’d hurt you. Joe was a man’s man. 40 for 60, baby!
His NFL career was short. Four years, 3 with the Vikings and one with the Boston Patriots. On September 28th, 1969 against the defending NFL champion Baltimore Colts, Kapp tied an NFL record with 7 TD passes joining the legendary Sid Luckman, George Blanda, Y.A. Tittle and Adrian Burk. Kapp was the last QB to throw 7 TD’s in a game, and that record still stands today. Prior to coming to the NFL, Kapp played 8 years in the Canadian Football League.
So there’s your abbreviated Joe Kapp history lesson. Now, what happened in Vancouver at a CFL Alumni dinner during Grey Cup weekend between Kapp and former D-lineman and WWF wrestler Angelo Mosca? Here’s what the Winnipeg Free Press reports:
VANCOUVER – There was some early unnecessary roughness at the Grey Cup weekend in Vancouver.
According to various reports, former B.C. Lions quarterback Joe Kapp and 74-year-old ex-Hamilton Ticats defensive lineman Angelo Mosca got into a physical altercation Friday afternoon at a CFL alumni luncheon.
The confrontation reportedly began after a highlight clip was shown from the 1963 Grey Cup, a game where Mosca drilled Lions running back Willie Fleming in what many considered a controversial late hit.
Fleming was forced from the game and Hamilton won the championship.
The altercation on Friday started after the clip when Kapp, 73, offered Mosca flowers as a symbolic peace offering. The sentiment was refused by Mosca and punches were reportedly thrown.
According to witnesses, Mosca used his walking cane to ward off Kapp’s punches.
Mosca’s post-football career included involvement in the World Wrestling Federation.
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