Another year, another Bud Grant Garage Sale Spectacular


Former Vikings head coach Bud Grant is having yet another garage sale.

And he has a Twitter account to tell you about it.

Yes, the 88-year-old Hall of Famer has a verified Twitter account, but he’s using it only to get the word out about the garage sale, as he told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

“I opened it out of necessity. I was looking at the want ads in your paper, and nobody buys the paper for the want ads anymore,” Grant said, according to the Pioneer Press. “So I had to find a way to advertise and get out the word. I opened a Twitter account, and I’ll close it as soon as the garage sale ends.”

So about this garage sale: it began Wednesday — Grant’s birthday — and it runs through Friday. Both hunting enthusiasts and Vikings fans would appear to have to some options. As a 1990s kid, this Starter jacket looks especially appealing. And really, you can’t really attach a value to this, or this.

Grant had a garage sale last year, so this year’s sale is indeed a pleasant surprise.

And it appears there’s plenty of interesting stuff from which to choose.

Especially that Starter jacket.

47 responses to “Another year, another Bud Grant Garage Sale Spectacular

  1. That’s a great photo of Bud. I remember the days of the Purple People Eaters.

  2. Great coach, too bad he never won the big one. Unlike the 49ers who used a WR with plenty of Stickum, or the Broncos who cheated via the Salary Cap.

  3. Living Legend!

    It’s really cool how much Mike Zimmer reminds me of Bud.

  4. Bud Grant was/is a class act. He helped make the Central Division something special.

  5. He looks damn good for 88. And he would still be one of the top 10 coaches in the NFL if he came back today. Much respect.

  6. Shut up and take my money, Bud. But seriously, it’s best for my bank account that I don’t make the trip.

    Gotta give it to him, though, how many other garage sales do you hear about in the news?!

  7. Denny Green showed but was quickly told,
    “You are who we thought you were.”
    He was later seen crowning a TSA agent at MSP.

  8. Raise your hand if you were somewhat surprised Mr. Grant was still alive…

    *hand is raised*

    I’m being serious….and I’m glad he’s still above the grass

  9. He also has frozen fingers, toes and noses he saved from players who weren’t allowed to wear capes or use sideline heaters.

  10. kosmokenny says:
    May 21, 2015 2:27 PM

    Ill take that Ed Thorpe trophy for 20 bucks

    That would be hilarious if they found it in Bud’s basement after all these years, but legend has it that Joe Kapp lost it in a poker game.

  11. Although he’s best remembered as a Hall of Fame coach, Bud is also one of the greatest athletes in Minnesota sports history. How many guys do you know who played in both the NFL and the NBA?

  12. Does this garage sale have any of the Metrodome urinal troughs? I wasn’t one of the lucky few who was able to get one last time they came up for sale.

  13. For the record, Bud Grant is an UNBELIEVABLE good man.

    He never describes his life by the championships he won with the Minneapolis Lakers, or the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, or the NFL Championship for the Vikings in 1969, or the 4 Super Bowl appearances.

    He is a great man, father, coach, and mentor.

    Lives in the same basic home for the last 50 years or so.

    Living class!!!!!!!!

  14. They need to send the American Pickers up there to his place and see what happens.

  15. Interesting story about that pike…

    The original plan was to paint it Viking colors and release it. Once it saw it was going to be associated with the Vikings, it clubbed itself to death.

  16. The greatest coach of all time. Even at 88, I am sure his balls are completely inflated.

  17. More stories like this, less about egotistical owners and their joke of a commissioner please.

  18. In an era where everyone is trying to be “larger than life” I think life is always going to be larger because it includes people like Bud Grant.

  19. If you can’t respect a guy like Bud Grant, I feel sorry for you. Even losing four Super Bowls is an amazing achievement. And besides, he was always a class act.

    The NFL could use a few more guys like Bud Grant, and I wish him well.

  20. Packer fan here, coming in peace. Trolling and trash talk is fun in its place, but none of that when talking about this man.

    Bud Grant is total class. By all accounts he’s a wonderful man and is – definitely and deservedly – a Hall of Fame coach.

    Thanks for being such a big part of my football-watching childhood, Coach, and all the best to you!

  21. I’m gonna pop some tags
    Only got twenty dollars in my pocket
    I – I – I’m hunting, looking for a come-up
    This is ****** awesome

  22. Hard to believe the Vikings were a proud organization back in the Bud Grant days, not the joke of the league like they are now. I have to believe the Love Boat, Whizzinator, Randy Moss antics, Adrian Peterson demands, etc. would have never happened if old Bud was in charge.

  23. I can barely get my 65 year old mom to use email. She can do Skype and gets to see the grandkids. She’d freak out if she had to use Twitter or Facebook.

  24. I know this is something of a sacrilege to say here in the land of 10,000 lakes, but I have a hard time with the whole Bud Grant worship. This is a coach who had multiple teams that, up until the most important game of the year, stood apart as the best teams in the league. Then come the big day, he couldn’t get his boys ready to compete and they basically fell flat on their collective face. To me, that repeated failure at the most critical moment is what stands out as his greatest legacy.
    Furthermore, this legacy seems to have set the tone for MN sports for generations to follow. We are a long-suffering fan base, and yes, I hold Grant partially accountable for this.
    Anyway, swung by his garage sale last year. Ridiculously high prices for someone else’s (even Bud Grant) junk. And he wanted to collect a handful of cash from you to get an autograph.

  25. nicofthenorthstar: the first sentence of your comment is absolutely correct.

  26. Sorry no trophies, rings or pictures of anybody with a trophy or ring.

    His winning percentage of .621 and playoff % of .455 is good enough for the 28th best coach of all time in the NFL.

    Only 4 Packers coaches were better.

  27. The guy never won the big game and is worshipped? Wow can standards be any lower? If the Vikings actually won a Super Bowl he could be guaranteed the Governor when his coaching career is done following in the footsteps of Franken and the whacko Ventura.

  28. sometimes the coach has to make do with the players he is given. If they fall short it isn’t altogether the coach’s fault

  29. Packer fan here. Nice to see Coach Grant is still active and in good health. He’s truly one of the greats and I have all the respect in the world for him.

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