Vikings legend Grant: Not enough liquor to keep fans warm this weekend
Legendary Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant knows the cold, so he's a sensible source to speak on the team's upcoming playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Weather experts are expecting freezing temperatures at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday.
Grant isn't concerned about the players and coaches staying warm. Instead, he's worried about the fans and their liquor supply.
Grant, 88, coached the Vikings from 1967-1983 and returned for one more season in 1985. For most of that time, the team played outdoor home games at Metropolitan Stadium. Minnesota played plenty of playoff games in that era, as the Hall of Fame head coach led the team to four Super Bowl appearances.
The Vikings need to channel some of Grant's thick-skinned toughness to defeat the Seahawks in challenging conditions. The fans, on the other hand, may have to raid their grandparents' liquor cabinets for schnapps and blackberry brandy.