Yes, on a day the Vikings were doing everything they could think of to advise fans to prepare appropriately for the cold, Grant went out to midfield in a golf shirt like it was June. Adrian Peterson doesn’t seem quite sure what to make of it.
Tough? Crazy? You be the judge. But don’t worry, he did a bring a jacket with him for the long haul:
Bud Grant to NFL staffer: "Would you hold my jacket while I go out for the toss & show how we love this weather?" pic.twitter.com/yRMHmb0P5q
Grant coached the Vikings from 1967-1983 and 1985 and took them to all four of their franchise’s Super Bowl appearances. He also hired Pete Carroll to coach the defensive backs on that 1985 team. Carroll, of course, is now the head coach of the Seahawks, who were playing the Vikings on Sunday. Carroll got a kick out of Grant’s move — NBC cameras showed him smiling as Grant walked out.