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Bud Grant reminisces about cold-weather games in Minnesota

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On Sunday, the Vikings will play their first outdoor playoff game in Minnesota since 1976. The coach of that team recently reflected on the outdoor games of years gone by.

You don’t stay warm,” Bud Grant told Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post. “You’re cold. So what? We never had anybody who froze to death playing football. You probably had somebody who died from heat stroke playing football.”

Not probably — definitely. Vikings tackle Korey Stringer died of heat exhaustion after a training-camp practice in 2001.

“The hardest thing will be for the fans,” Grant added. “There’s not enough schnapps and blackberry brandy to keep them warm.”

As Kilgore points out, Grant may have allowed alcohol for the fans, but he prohibited gloves, long sleeves, long johns, hand warmers, and heaters for the players.

“We kind of hammed it up a little bit,” Grant said. “The other team would be all warmed up. We’d go out without our warm-ups and had short sleeves. We kind of mocked the other team. We showed them and the fans — this is cold, but this is Minnesota.”

It’s unclear whether the 2015 Vikings, who are playing outside not by choice but because their new indoor stadium is being built on the site of their old indoor stadium, will have the same attitude toward the cold. But wouldn’t it be great to see the Vikings show up on Sunday without any of the stuff the Seahawks will have to keep them warm on one of the coldest days for Minnesota postseason football?

As long as they put schnapps and blackberry brandy in the Gatorade bucket, everything should be fine.

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  1. a1b24312 says: Jan 7, 2016 4:12 PM

    Bud Grant was cool.

  2. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 7, 2016 4:12 PM

    Football was meant to be played in the elements.

    I went to the playoff game I think it was in 2004 in Foxboro when the Titans came into town.

    Someone in my section had a thermometer that was consistently at -12 the whole game. My beers were freezing by the time I had them half down.

    Yet it was one of the most fun game experiences of any kind I’ve ever had. Of course it helped the Pats won but the environment made the crowd crazy and a lot of fun.

  3. joenash72 says: Jan 7, 2016 4:14 PM

    Corderelle Patterson will be wearing a miniskirt.😉

  4. stellarperformance says: Jan 7, 2016 4:14 PM

    Great guy. I remember many games at the Met. He represents the best of Wisconsin. I’m proud he was born a Badger.

  5. fletcher08 says: Jan 7, 2016 4:18 PM

    Their old indoor stadium

  6. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 7, 2016 4:21 PM

    I love Bud Grant and I see a lot of Bud Grant in Mike Zimmer. It took a long time, but the Vikings finally have another coach they can be proud of.

  7. Marshawn Lunch says: Jan 7, 2016 4:23 PM

    Nothing but respect for Bud Grant and his feelings for the game and the weather. But the 2015 Vikings are only used to playing in the elements a Lambeau or Soldier Field. The Vikings are a dome team. They had one cold game last year. And it gets crazy in that whole area during winter. But the Vikings football team just can’t pretend they are a “cold weather team”. And I’m not saying the Seahawks are. I’m just saying the weather is going to be bad for everyone.

    Go Hawks!!!

  8. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 7, 2016 4:26 PM

    The most important thing to remember is that the team that is winning is going to feel a lot warmer than the team that is losing. Focus on winning so you can feel warm rather than feeling warm so you can win.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 7, 2016 4:26 PM

    “You kids don’t know what cold is like…”

  10. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 7, 2016 4:27 PM

    Actually, their new indoor stadium is being built on the site of their old indoor stadium. The Mall of America is on the site of their old outdoor stadium.

  11. fwippel says: Jan 7, 2016 4:27 PM

    Those were the days. I can still remember those two NFC Championship games played up there against the Rams. You couldn’t have had a bigger contrast in two franchises at that time, sunny and warm LA vs. brutal cold Minnesota.

    I still remember Jack Youngblood after the game in 1976 griping about having to go up there and play in the dead of winter. Grant not allowing his own team heaters, while on the visitors bench, all the players would be huddling around them if they weren’t on the field. Classic football weather, and an extra home field advantage the team lost when they moved inside.

  12. patsbrat says: Jan 7, 2016 4:30 PM

    Got curious so looked it up. Bud Grant was born May 20, 1927. He is 88 years old, bless him.

  13. 4sacroc says: Jan 7, 2016 4:30 PM

    Aren’t they moving into a dome with plastic grass next year?

    That’s big boy football right there.

  14. vincelombardisghost says: Jan 7, 2016 4:30 PM

    The bigger story is…”Bud Grant is still alive!” Who knew?

  15. Bob says: Jan 7, 2016 4:35 PM

    “It’s unclear whether the 2015 Vikings, who are playing outside not by choice but because their new indoor stadium is being built on the site of their old outdoor stadium”

    Wrong. It’s being built on the side of their old indoor stadium — the Metrodome.

  16. runningoutofboundsisforgringos says: Jan 7, 2016 4:35 PM

    This is going to be awesome. I remember Carl Eller hitting Lawrence McCutcheon in the NFC Championship, and the old L. A. Rams running back would just shatter

  17. babygaga19 says: Jan 7, 2016 4:39 PM

    Look for teddy to rock XL mittens to make his hands look bigger.

  18. diveleft says: Jan 7, 2016 4:42 PM

    He was born in Superior, WI, (an oxymoron), which basically a suburb of Duluth, MN. He went to the University of Minnesota. I am proud he shunned his unfortunate luck in the location of his birthplace and has lived his life as a Gopher/Mpls. Laker/Viking.

  19. dewey51 says: Jan 7, 2016 4:43 PM

    Wait, Bud Grant is still alive?

  20. mrwoodles says: Jan 7, 2016 4:44 PM

    Love seeing the stories about Bud as it is a reminder of similarities with Zim. Win or lose Sunday, really feel good about the direction this team is headed.

    Not that is close to the same, but had the most fun I have ever had attending the game against the Giants 2 weeks ago. It was cold (13), but no one noticed (or complained).

  21. deltaoracle says: Jan 7, 2016 4:45 PM

    Let’s hope none of their drunken fans hits a ref with a whiskey bottle as happened in a playoff lose to Dallas long ago.

    Of course, the team is looking for someone who can throw long ones accurately…

  22. badandy84 says: Jan 7, 2016 4:46 PM

    Mall of America is on the site of their old outdoor stadium. Their new indoor stadium is being built on the sit of their old indoor stadium. Either way vikes will be ready! Bring it on! Skol!

  23. threalwash says: Jan 7, 2016 4:53 PM

    Remember seeing pictures of the old days. They needed flame throwers to thaw the field for practice. Good times.

  24. nicofthenorthstar says: Jan 7, 2016 4:55 PM

    Interesting take. Similarly, in the game a couple weeks ago where the Vikes completely manhandled the Giants, the home team did just that. While the visitors from NY were mostly in long sleeves, the large majority of the guys on the home team had bare arms and appeared to be suited up just as they would be in September.

  25. nicofthenorthstar says: Jan 7, 2016 5:02 PM

    “He was born in Superior, WI, (an oxymoron), which basically a suburb of Duluth, MN.”

    Have you been through Superior lately? Not so much a suburb as a ghetto. The wrong side of the tracks, if you will. Duluth is a charming town. Superior – not so much.

  26. bondlake says: Jan 7, 2016 5:03 PM

    diveleft says:
    Jan 7, 2016 4:42 PM

    He was born in Superior, WI, (an oxymoron), which basically a suburb of Duluth, MN. He went to the University of Minnesota. I am proud he shunned his unfortunate luck in the location of his birthplace and has lived his life as a Gopher/Mpls. Laker/Viking.

    ——————————————————————-

    Shame on you for ridiculing where someone was born.

    Did you know that Grant still has a family cottage 50 miles south of Superior (in Wisconsin for you geographical illiterates) which he bought in 1945 after he returned from World War II?

    You only think you know Bud Grant.

    You don’t.

  27. 1pavikingfan says: Jan 7, 2016 5:03 PM

    Love you Bud !!!

  28. Dave Fouchey says: Jan 7, 2016 5:05 PM

    Blowing Snow, Sub Zero Temps, ice on the field, REAL playoff football!

  29. stellarperformance says: Jan 7, 2016 5:06 PM

    diveleft says:
    Jan 7, 2016 4:42 PM
    He was born in Superior, WI, (an oxymoron), which basically a suburb of Duluth, MN. He went to the University of Minnesota. I am proud he shunned his unfortunate luck in the location of his birthplace and has lived his life as a Gopher/Mpls. Laker/Viking.
    //////////////////////////////////////

    We’re glad you’re embracing this fine man. Too bad he couldn’t get in to UW Madison. Lucky for you he moved to Minnesota. The entire collective IQ of the entire state went up a few points when he did.

  30. pooflingingmonkey says: Jan 7, 2016 5:07 PM

    Today’s NFL could use a few men like Bud Grant. Pure class.

  31. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Jan 7, 2016 5:08 PM

    I wish we had Bud Grant instead of Mike McCarthy.

  32. cribbage12 says: Jan 7, 2016 5:15 PM

    “We kind of hammed it up a little bit,” Grant said. “The other team would be all warmed up. We’d go out without our warm-ups and had short sleeves. We kind of mocked the other team. We showed them and the fans — this is cold, but this is Minnesota.”
    ;:;:;:;;;;;;;;:;;;:;;;:;:;;:::

    You also showed the fans you were coaching up a bunch of losers.

  33. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 7, 2016 5:25 PM

    In those days the only concession to the cold the players made was to don fur lined leather helmets.

  34. bobthebillsfan says: Jan 7, 2016 5:26 PM

    “There’s not enough schnapps and blackberry brandy to keep them warm.”

    Whoa, better keep off that hard stuff.

    I prefer whiskey and beer.

  35. purpleandgoldforever says: Jan 7, 2016 5:31 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Jan 7, 2016 4:14 PM

    Great guy. I remember many games at the Met. He represents the best of Wisconsin. I’m proud he was born a Badger.
    ==========================

    Bud Grant may have been “born” a badger, but am certainly glad he had the smarts to come to the better state for his higher education and employment!

  36. vikingfan23 says: Jan 7, 2016 5:32 PM

    @stellarperformance – Bud grant most certainly got into UW- Madison. He used his acceptance letter to get released from the army. He then decided to be a Gopher instead.

    He lettered in 3 sports and played professionally for the Lakers for two years before joining the Eagles. He led the league in receiving one year and led the team in sacks (unofficial). He went to Canada before his third year in a contract dispute.

    He played there for a while and became the head coach after his playing days. He left in 67 for the Vikings.

  37. jimmysee says: Jan 7, 2016 5:35 PM

    Back in those days, we respected the Vikings.

    Signed, Packers fans.

  38. nicofthenorthstar says: Jan 7, 2016 5:39 PM

    Bondlake, your righteous indignation is just precious.
    Perhaps the greatest reason Wisconsinites should love Grant is that he could never get his team to perform in the Super Bowl. He built some great teams, but was 0-4 when it mattered most.
    What would packers fans rant about if it wasn’t for our vastly different histories in The Big Game.

    And yes, I know. We’re not allowed to talk about that.

  39. purpleguy says: Jan 7, 2016 5:43 PM

    Bud’s the greatest. He’s walk the field kicking a ball around before the cold games to determine the soft/hard or slippery/icy spots, then later run plays over those areas to take advantage of the conditions. He’d tell Bill Brown to stand at midfield in bare shirtsleeves and pick at his scabs while the LA Rams watched and shook their heads as they shivered under their cloaks.

    And I’m fine with him growing up and returning to his cabin Wisconsin — its not like he grew up in Berlin as a member of the Hitler youth. All I care about is that he went to the U of M and coached the Vikes. Hell, half the state of Wisconsin has moved to Minneapolis/St Paul area anyhow.

  40. frank booth says: Jan 7, 2016 5:44 PM

    It’s too bad Bud’s teams couldn’t win in the warmer weather of Louisiana, Texas, and California.

  41. summitmech says: Jan 7, 2016 5:50 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Jan 7, 2016 5:06 PM
    diveleft says:
    Jan 7, 2016 4:42 PM
    He was born in Superior, WI, (an oxymoron), which basically a suburb of Duluth, MN. He went to the University of Minnesota. I am proud he shunned his unfortunate luck in the location of his birthplace and has lived his life as a Gopher/Mpls. Laker/Viking.
    //////////////////////////////////////

    We’re glad you’re embracing this fine man. Too bad he couldn’t get in to UW Madison. Lucky for you he moved to Minnesota. The entire collective IQ of the entire state went up a few points when he did.

    ———————————————————-
    Naw, first guy was right. I live in Duluth, and everyone in both duluth and superior knows they would rather be in duluth. And anyone born in either town might as well be considered from both states. We are THE border when it comes to the term “border battle”. Just as many Vikes and Packers fans each side of the river in every bar.

  42. frank booth says: Jan 7, 2016 5:51 PM

    vikingfan23 says:
    Jan 7, 2016 5:32 PM

    @stellarperformance – Bud grant most certainly got into UW- Madison. He used his acceptance letter to get released from the army. He then decided to be a Gopher instead.

    He lettered in 3 sports and played professionally for the Lakers for two years before joining the Eagles. He led the league in receiving one year and led the team in sacks (unofficial). He went to Canada before his third year in a contract dispute.

    He played there for a while and became the head coach after his playing days. He left in 67 for the Vikings.
    =================================T
    Thanks Wikipedia!

  43. catquick says: Jan 7, 2016 5:54 PM

    Anything that gives you an edge is a positive. It makes no sense. The object is to win, not show how macho you are.

  44. thedom2424 says: Jan 7, 2016 5:55 PM

    Paul Allen should just build a giant meat locker to prep for games like this.

  45. jerrykill4pres says: Jan 7, 2016 5:59 PM

    Bud’s a classic…

    Got his autograph probably 12-15 years ago, and talked football with him. Just downright a nice, classy human being. And he absolutely loved talking football. The stories he had, and things he could tell you. It was probably the coolest 40 minute conversation I ever had.

    To this day he still has an office at Winter Park. Not sure how often he is there, but he’s there, and coaches always have been able to stop in and talk with bud. I know Zim spent a lot of time with him shortly after he was hired. They seem to be very similar.

    All the best to Coach Grant, and his family. I know his son has had a pretty good football program over in Eden Prairie. Although, he get’s a lot of the athletes there as well.

  46. stellarperformance says: Jan 7, 2016 6:03 PM

    vikingfan23 says:
    Jan 7, 2016 5:32 PM
    @stellarperformance – Bud grant most certainly got into UW- Madison. He used his acceptance letter to get released from the army. He then decided to be a Gopher instead.
    /////////////////////////////////

    Cool! I was just joking with the diveleft guy. Grant must have been one helluva athlete and pretty smart too (still is, I’m sure.)

  47. In Teddy We Trust says: Jan 7, 2016 6:04 PM

    Marshawn Lunch says:
    Jan 7, 2016 4:23 PM

    Nothing but respect for Bud Grant and his feelings for the game and the weather. But the 2015 Vikings are only used to playing in the elements a Lambeau or Soldier Field. The Vikings are a dome team.
    ______

    You don’t watch much football on TV, do you? The Vikings have been playing outside at home for two years, and there have been plenty of cold games in that time. Did you think this was a neutral site game?

  48. abninf says: Jan 7, 2016 6:06 PM

    harrisonhits2 says:

    Football was meant to be played in the elements.
    =======================================

    I agree. And I live 10 minutes from Jerry World. Indoor football is weak. No one would even remember the Ice Bowl if it wasn’t played on ice.

  49. fofrenchy says: Jan 7, 2016 6:19 PM

    Bud Grant teams were 7-3 at the old Met in the playoffs. Would have been 8-2 if the refs called Drew Pearson for a blatant push off in the Hail Mary game.

  50. ahzroc says: Jan 7, 2016 6:23 PM

    Of ALL of those Viking teams, no-one absolutely NO-ONE was tougher than Bill Brown- from my U of I

    Bill Brown attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. At Illinois, Brown was an All-Big Ten fullback, and also won the Big Ten shot put title and set an Illinois record with a toss of 54 feet, 10.5 inches.

    His flat-top was tougher than todays’ entire NFL

  51. bobnelsonjr says: Jan 7, 2016 6:25 PM

    Correction:
    Their new indoor arena is being built on the site of their old indoor arena.

    Their old outdoor stadium of the 1960’s in Bloomington has been replaced by a shopping mall.

  52. ahzroc says: Jan 7, 2016 6:27 PM

    A second round choice of the Chicago Bears in the 1961 NFL Draft, Brown was traded to the Vikings before the 1962 NFL season, for a fourth-round draft pick in the 1964 NFL Draft. Brown played for the Vikings for 13 seasons, and was named to the Pro Bowl after the 1964, 1965, 1967, and 1968 NFL seasons, earning the nickname “Boom-Boom” for his reckless, and often violent, running style.

    Brown holds many Vikings team records. Brown holds Vikings records for most games played by a running back (182), most consecutive games played by a running back (101), and most games started by a running back (111). He ranks fourth for career rushing yards (5,757), trailing Robert Smith (6,818), Adrian Peterson, and Chuck Foreman (5,887). Brown holds the team record for career rushing attempts (1627), and is tied for third in team history in rushing touchdowns (52). He ranks fourth in career points scored (456), behind Fred Cox, Fuad Reveiz, and Cris Carter. Brown’s combined rushing and receiving yards (9237) ranks third, behind Darrin Nelson and Cris Carter.
    Rich Gannon, former Oakland Raiders quarterback, is his son-in-law

  53. rankster1950 says: Jan 7, 2016 6:39 PM

    Thought he died years ago. Glad he’s still with us.

  54. minhzy says: Jan 7, 2016 6:49 PM

    I met Bud Grant at his most recent garage sale. He may be old, but he’s still a bad ass.

  55. titans4evr says: Jan 7, 2016 6:54 PM

    I live in a very cold climate and any of the idiots that think that watching a game in 0 degrees is fun because “football needs to be played in the elements” is an idiot who hasn’t been to enough games outdoors in a cold climate.

    It’s fun once in a while. Maybe for the odd playoff game.

    but when you’re eliminated from the playoffs in week 13, going to watch your 4-8 team head out to get pounded again, that nice LCD in the living room starts to look AWFUL good. combine that with traffic avoidance, absence of $10 beers, and 0% chance of frostbite, I give you folks, the climate controlled environment.

  56. BringBackTheFlex says: Jan 7, 2016 7:10 PM

    When Grant and Landry faced each other it was the battle of the statues.

  57. janvanflac says: Jan 7, 2016 7:16 PM

    Most NFL players are from places Florida, Louisiana, Texas, California…. Doubt the Vikings players like it any more than anyone else.

  58. sorosbolshevism says: Jan 7, 2016 7:21 PM

    That “old man” kept the Rams of my youth out of a few Super Bowls! He sure had Chuck Knox’s number!

  59. the610limited says: Jan 7, 2016 7:23 PM

    Wouldn’t it be cool (no pun intended) if Coach Bud and his 70s bunch stood out there on the 50 yard line and welcomed the current bunch to the frozen field like yesteryear?

  60. eoyguy says: Jan 7, 2016 7:23 PM

    If they told todays players that they couldn’t wear more clothing to keep them warm (and no GLOVES!) they would suddenly experience concussion like symptoms, pulled hammies, and whatever else they could think of to keep from playing.

  61. screamingyellowzonkers says: Jan 7, 2016 7:33 PM

    The brutal cold is going to make for a brutal game.

    16-14 is the final score.

    It’s a pickem game, and nowhere near the predicted blowout for Seattle.

  62. patsbrat says: Jan 7, 2016 7:40 PM

    It is an enjoyable and educational experience reading the comments in this article. Lots of cool facts and stories. Respect all around.

    Wish this would be the norm instead of the exception. Usually way too many disrespectful jokers. But then again I hang out in Patriots posts mostly so maybe my views are a bit skewed.

  63. beastmode5150 says: Jan 7, 2016 8:33 PM

    That is Pete Carroll’s coaching mentor. Great coach.

  64. thegreatgabbert says: Jan 7, 2016 9:01 PM

    “This was back before we had global warming, you gotta remember. One time we had to hold the game up while a herd of wooly mammoths crossed the field. Headed south! Swear to God.”.

  65. bballnut50 says: Jan 7, 2016 9:35 PM

    I was at the game in 76 and it was cold, it was the Hail Mary game (Drew Person pushed off). This game will be much colder!

  66. pfesblog says: Jan 7, 2016 9:53 PM

    Second favorite team way back when. Used to love those outdoor Vikings games in 0 degree weather.

  67. aa1829 says: Jan 7, 2016 10:07 PM

    I can remember, barely, games in the late sixties at the met. Crawl home late Saturday night drunk as a skunk, get up early and meet at the bar at 9 am, and start drinking for the game. Then go to the met with all the clothes on that I owned, with a sleeping bag wrapped around me, and still couldn’t feel anything from my waist down. Those were the days.

  68. vikinghooper says: Jan 7, 2016 10:13 PM

    Most interesting fact anyone will hear this year about the Vikings.
    Fact, although Pearson didn’t push off on Nate Wright in the Hail Mary game, Wright did extend his foot out and Pearson actually caught the ball after it hit Wright’s foot.
    That game still hurts me after 40 years, but I could never figure out how Pearson caught the ball with his right elbow and hip when the ball was underthrown and frozen.
    Pearson nudged Wright who, as he was falling, stuck out his left foot. Staubach’s underthrown pass hits Wright’s extended left foot and the ball was softly elevated for Pearson to catch.
    The end zone view shows it and solved an unsolvable mystery for me.
    Better to be lucky; Grant may have won a SB in 75.

  69. trozenfundra says: Jan 7, 2016 10:46 PM

    As a lifelong Packer fan I have total respect for the man but boy did we hate him as a coach. Made Wisconsinites look like wusses. He was the definition of a harda** before the term was even invented. I hope he’s here with us a great many more years. What an NFL treasure.

  70. Damidwesterner says: Jan 7, 2016 11:09 PM

    My favorite has to be ex-Lions coach Wayne Fontes. Whenever the weather was cold, he’d be bundled up like Nanook of the North. The only thing you cold see was his eyes, he was so bundled up.

  71. ivanpavlov0000 says: Jan 7, 2016 11:40 PM

    From the team’s conception until the Metrodome opened in 1982, the Vikings were 8-2 in playoff home games (outdoor). From 82-89, the Vikings were 4-1 in playoff home games (indoor). Same great winning percentage indoor or outdoor – 80%.

    Bud Grant was a great coach, but his belief in the psychological benefit of making his own players suffer in cold weather … that was psychotic! Seriously! It was a bunch of macho nonsense that only made the other team’s players feel sorry for the Vikings players.

    If the NFL put as much money into growing grass indoors as they do into Roger Goodell’s salary, we’d have domes everywhere. And civilization would triumph.

  72. jonathankrobinson424 says: Jan 7, 2016 11:41 PM

    …….it would probably kill him, but it would be awsome if Bud Grant came out to the pre game warm ups wearing a just regular coat and no gloves to root on the Vikings ,and psych out the Seahawks.

  73. asgrimsnorrison says: Jan 8, 2016 12:31 AM

    Back in his day, you had to run the ball, through the snow, uphill. Both ways! And that’s the way they liked it!

  74. frank booth says: Jan 8, 2016 12:40 AM

    minhzy says:
    Jan 7, 2016 6:49 PM

    I met Bud Grant at his most recent garage sale. He may be old, but he’s still a bad ass.
    ==================================
    I purchased Bud Grant at a recent garage sale. He may be old, but he looks terrific on the shelf over the fireplace.

  75. tangysizzl says: Jan 8, 2016 3:25 AM

    Wonder what Bud thinks of Two gloves Teddy, who needs gloves just to throw a football with any accuracy whatsoever and even then…not so much unless its under 10 yrds.

  76. allidoiswin55 says: Jan 8, 2016 3:35 PM

    jonathankrobinson424- did you forget the last meeting? Bud grant came out and went directly over to PETE Carroll to give him a hug.. If bud showed up he’d go right to Pete Carroll again BEFORE he would go over to any vikings personnel. Pete was one of his assistants us as fans forget the talent pool for coaching isn’t that big and bud and Pete are still very close friends. Pete even talks to bud and tries to get suggestions on what to do in certain situations.

    Bud grant couldn’t seriously even intimidate the seahawks. Also why are poeple talking about weather? Maybe it’s a fake distraction Bc by every other metric the edge goes to Seattle so for some moronic reason people believe Seattle isn’t capable of playing outside or that the seahawks sidelines will have fans blowing AC to make it even colder or something. For the love of God the seahawks play outside in one if the most severe weather cities and bc the vikes are underdogs now weather is some kind of feather in their cap. This stupid stuff don’t make sense folks I expect a closer game but neither team has ever played in that cold of a game and the outside temps in Seattle and Minnesota this week at practice were only 10 degrees apart but BOTH TEAMS were practicing in freezing weather this week bc guess what? SEATTLE is cold in the winter this whole conversation takes a certain amount of ignorance that I simply cannot understand.

  77. unmercifulone says: Jan 8, 2016 7:06 PM

    “stellarperformance says: Great guy. I remember many games at the Met. He represents the best of Wisconsin. I’m proud he was born a Badger.”

    ///

    And like MOST from the “great” Badger state… he couldn’t wait to see it in the rear view mirror.

    Actually… Bud Grant really is a good guy. Very warm and personable to talk with. And he still lives in the same home in Bloomington he bought when he was head coach of the Vikings. He has a garage sale there every year. Be forewarned… the man drives an EXTREMELY HARD bargain.

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