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Bud Grant is having “biggest, best and last” garage sale

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For all the Minnesotans who are fired up about the 2018 Super Bowl but need something to do between now and then, you can rummage through Bud Grant’s stuff.

According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the former Vikings head coach is having a garage sale for the next three days, promising “no junk,” and many of Grant’s personal items.

While a lot of the stuff in the ad for his “biggest, best and last” sale is hunting and fishing gear, there are also some rare and “one of a kind” items from his personal collection.

We can only imagine the kind of stuff that piles up for an 87-year-old with the kind of resume Grant has.

But if you’re in the neighborhood and see a gently used Les Steckel in there for a decent price, let us know.

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37 Responses to “Bud Grant is having “biggest, best and last” garage sale”
  1. Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 21, 2014 9:15 AM

    I wonder if the Vikings ed thorp memorial trophy from their 1969 NFL “championship” will be there…

  2. blowfishes says: May 21, 2014 9:17 AM

    I’m going to go and get me a Lombardi Trophy!

  3. sonofad says: May 21, 2014 9:19 AM

    Unfortunately there won’t be any football bling there because he never won any.

  4. rosstuckershair says: May 21, 2014 9:20 AM

    I wonder if there is a cussing Jerry Burns bobblehead, I claim dibs on that..

  5. thepftpoet says: May 21, 2014 9:27 AM

    The Greatest Coach of all time.

    Bud Grant > Vince Lombardi.

  6. sdsmooth says: May 21, 2014 9:31 AM

    Mr. Grant won what is most precious to all Vikings fans … regular season games.

  7. milkcan44 says: May 21, 2014 9:33 AM

    Considering he would never allow the players to use sideline heaters or even capes in some cases, there may be some frostbit Vikings fingers, toes or noses in the collection.

  8. thevikingdefender says: May 21, 2014 9:40 AM

    One of the greatest to ever coach in the NFL. He has done a lot of great things for the game and coached some of the best teams to ever play the game.


  9. buhbay1c says: May 21, 2014 9:41 AM

    I don’t understand why Packer fans are trolling this thread. The majority of Bud’s coaching career was in the 70s, when there was no pro football being played in Green Bay.

  10. jayhawk6 says: May 21, 2014 9:43 AM

    “…gently used Les Steckel” Ouch!

  11. themonkeyman says: May 21, 2014 9:57 AM

    The thing that is continuously baffling is:
    Bud Grant took the Vikings to 4 SB’s, losing all 4.
    Marv Levy took the Bills to 4 Super Bowls, losing all 4.
    The fans in both places speak glowingly about both coaches.
    Andy Reid took the Eagles to 5 NFC Championship games & 1 SB, losing 4 Championship games & the one SB & Eagle fans abuse the heck out of Andy.
    Just goes to show there are civilized appreciative football fans in almost every city in the USA except Philadelphia. Philly fans have no appreciation which is evident with their affection for Buddy Ryan & abuse of Andy Reid.

  12. gashmr says: May 21, 2014 10:20 AM

    Bud Grant was a great coach who did not win the big one in the NFL. But his Vikings teams were feared and admired during their day. Some of the best teams never to have won a SuperBowl would have been Bud Grant teams…

  13. mjk2u says: May 21, 2014 10:21 AM

    I heard Jim Marshall was going to bring some things over to sell too but never showed….guess he drove the wrong way……du dum dum. I know, bad.

  14. blackqbwhiterb says: May 21, 2014 10:42 AM

    Great coach, one of the best ever. But honestly I did not know he was still Top-Side, if ya know what I mean. 87, huh? God Bless him!

  15. purpleguy says: May 21, 2014 10:45 AM

    I live two blocks away from Bud, and he has a garage sale every spring. He’s a great guy and a legendary coach, but an incredible tightwad — you’d think you were shopping at Tiffany’s with the prices he charges for his old stuff. That angle might work if Bart Starr was selling crap to mindless cheesers in Green Bay, but not so much in Bloomington, MN.

  16. ken14andersonforhof says: May 21, 2014 10:56 AM

    didn’t he develop heated socks and pocket warmers for football, or was that for hunting? Great coach either way, good to hear hes still with us…

  17. 1rockyracoon says: May 21, 2014 11:00 AM


    You are basing your evaluation of Eagles fans on a small (loud and obnoxious) minority. You are right that the fans who worship Ryan are the same ones who rip Reid. They do not represent most fans in Philadelphia. Reid was an innovative coach who won a lot of playoff games and Ryan was a loud-mouthed, unprofessional bully who choked in the playoffs as a head coach.

  18. thelastpieceofcheese says: May 21, 2014 11:13 AM

    Best item in the sale is the Alfred E Newman trophy won by all quadruple Superbowl losers.

  19. jfk69 says: May 21, 2014 11:20 AM

    Supreme Court Justice Alan Page will be hearing the cases for any unsatisfied purchasers or those who get buyers remorse.

  20. bluester111 says: May 21, 2014 11:26 AM

    In addition to being a great coach, only person to play in both the NFL and the NBA.

  21. themonkeyman says: May 21, 2014 11:26 AM


    I appreciate your comment but it’s the opposite. There are fans like you that understand Andy & what he brought & fans like yourself deserve kudos. But the majority of Eagle fans rip Andy on a regular basis. It’s the minority of Eagle fans that understand what a great coach he was for that franchise, not the majority. Listen to any Philadelphia sports talk show & its obvious most Eagle fans have unjustified love for Buddy as a head coach. He never won a playoff game & gave other teams more ammunition when playing the Eagles with his loud mouthed fodder.

  22. stellarperformance says: May 21, 2014 11:51 AM

    buhbay1c says:
    May 21, 2014 9:41 AM
    I don’t understand why Packer fans are trolling this thread. The majority of Bud’s coaching career was in the 70s, when there was no pro football being played in Green Bay.

    Strangely enough, Green Bay has as much to show for that era as the Vikings do. Huh.

  23. blowfishes says: May 21, 2014 11:52 AM

    I call dibs on the ham radio as I want to speak with Ronald Reagan

  24. dragonfly99 says: May 21, 2014 12:03 PM

    Bud Grant was a very good coach, unfortunately for Vikings fans they haven’t had a good coach since.

  25. buhbay1c says: May 21, 2014 12:25 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    May 21, 2014 11:51 AM
    buhbay1c says:
    May 21, 2014 9:41 AM
    I don’t understand why Packer fans are trolling this thread. The majority of Bud’s coaching career was in the 70s, when there was no pro football being played in Green Bay.

    Strangely enough, Green Bay has as much to show for that era as the Vikings do. Huh.


    No. They really don’t, troll. Nice try though. Go back to wallowing in your 3 sport market that is incapable of supporting big time sporting events.

  26. imthedudedude says: May 21, 2014 1:03 PM

    Haha yeah bro keep telling me how proud you are of the Vikings, Twolves, wild, and twins. You guys def got it all! Hahahahaha

  27. thegreatgabbert says: May 21, 2014 1:14 PM

    It sounds ominous. I hope it’s nothing serious.

  28. stellarperformance says: May 21, 2014 1:29 PM

    Let’s see…..1) Vikings, 2) U of M Women’s Basketball, 3) Beer Pong, and 4) Ice Fishing.

    Got it.

  29. thegreatgabbert says: May 21, 2014 1:38 PM

    You can’t take it with you and storage is so expensive these days….

  30. stellarperformance says: May 21, 2014 1:38 PM

    When football fans across the country think of the NFL in the 70’s, they don’t think of Dallas, or Pittsburgh, or the Raiders, or Miami.

    No. The only team that comes to mind is the Vikings. They took first place in fan balloting for Most Imagined Championships during that era. Everyone….please…..take a bow in their honor.

  31. whatjusthapped says: May 21, 2014 2:41 PM

    I’m glad the Viking trolls are comparing Bud Grant to Lombardi because there is one huge difference. Lombardi never lost a Superbowl game, Bud Grant never won any Superbowl games despite being favored in all of them and having twice as many chances.

  32. sonofad says: May 21, 2014 3:06 PM

    They should give out a Bud Grant Trophy to the loser of the NFC North each year.

  33. bobnelsonjr says: May 21, 2014 6:48 PM

    Born in Superior Wisconsin, Bud Grant had a unique sense of humor that you could not get away with in today’s sensitive America.

    When Bobby Moore converted to Islam and changed his name to Ahmad Rashad, Bud always called him “Aukmud.” Nobody in the press ever challenged him on that.

    Once when asked about special teams he said, “There is nothing special about them. If they were special they would play on regular teams.”

    In his 18 years as coach of the vikings Bud won 10 playoff games or one every other year on average.

    In the 28 years since Bud coached them, the vikings have won 10 playoff games, so Bud has still won half of all the vikings playoff wins in their brief history. Despite being under .500 in playoff games, Bud is remembered fondly in Minnesota.

    PETA never protested his hunting and fishing hobbies.

  34. bornahawker says: May 21, 2014 11:28 PM

    Carroll is grants boy. Thanks bud. Is Jim Marshall still running the wrong way?

  35. thevikingdefender says: May 22, 2014 12:26 AM

    Green bay has not much to show from 1973 to 1995! In that era, the Vikings were on top!

  36. tokyofilthblaster says: May 22, 2014 12:20 PM

    He finally looks at peace.

  37. hazelmn says: May 23, 2014 6:10 PM

    It is nice to see a place where people adore classy individuals like Bud Grant. If you are going to put someone on a pedestal, put someone there who you would want your kids to emulate. Bud certainly is in that category.

    Are there other coaches who won more Super Bowls? yeah. Where they better humans than Bud Grant? Doubtful.

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