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    Re: Sorry guys--didnt mean to come off as a troll

    I don't know many people who can remember back then who write phonetic slang. I agree about the metrodump, but Football is different these days, even in Green Bay. Just because most of their fans don't have running water or go to school doesn't mean their NFL franchise isn't run as modern as any other. Every team goes through scandal, poor management, and poor coaching these days, and might I remind you that Bud Grant LOST 4 Super Bowls in choke fashion? I hate Denny for blowing some playoff games, but 4 Super Bowls?

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    Re: Sorry guys--didnt mean to come off as a troll

    "DeathtoDenny" wrote:
    and might I remind you that Bud Grant LOST 4 Super Bowls in choke fashion? I hate Denny for blowing some playoff games, but 4 Super Bowls?
    I think the above comment makes metrodumps observation:
    I guess my biggest beef is with the younger fellas of this message board who are now the self proclaimed "official Viking fans" who don't know d i c k about the old days. These kids {no disrespect to our younger fans] just cant appreciate the old days.
    right on the money. And in the days of Bud Grant it was about money. That was before salary caps and spending caps. MN wasn't a wealthy team but they had a great coach. Just a small piece of advice DtoD, I wouldn't use the words "choke fashion" and Bud Grant, in the same sentence in an old school crowd. :wink:

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    Yes, Harry Peter (Bud) Grant is a legend.

    BUD GRANT: PURPLE AND BLUE, THROUGH AND THROUGH

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    The first pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1950 NFL Draft was Harry “Bud� Grant, who had been an All-Big Ten End with Minnesota during the 1948 and 1949 college football seasons and Grant was also the fourth pick of the Minneapolis Lakers in the 1950 NBA draft. Bud Grant decided to play basketball and was a 22 year old, 6'3", 195 lb. forward for the NBA Champion Minneapolis Lakers during the 1949-1950 season. Grant elected to stay with the Minneapolis Lakers for the 1950-1951 season rather than play for the Eagles. It wasn't until the 1951 season that Grant, now a 24 year old, 6'3", 200 lb offensive end/defensive end, played for the Eagles. His 1951 statistics amounted to one punt return for nine yards and no points scored. The 1951 season was the last season for the greatest Eagle of them all, Steve Van Buren. It wasn't until the 1952 season that Bud Grant was able to display his football talents as a 198 lb offensive end when he was second in the NFL for both pass receptions and receiving yards and also managed to score seven touchdowns. The best single game performance for Grant was 11 receptions for 203 yards and 2 TDs on December 7, 1952 against the Dallas Texans.

    Bud Grant left Philadelphia and headed north of the border to play for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the CFL for the 1953 through the 1956 seasons. Bud Grant's talent allowed him to lead the Western Conference of the CFL in pass receptions for the 1953,1954 and 1956 seasons as well as leading in receiving yards for the 1953 and 1956 seasons. Grant was a Western Conference AII-Star, at offensive end, in 1953,1954 and 1956 and in 1953 the Blue Bombers played in the CFL Championship game, for the Grey Cup, and lost to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

    In 1957 Bud Grant began his coaching career and coached the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for ten seasons from 1957 to 1966 and finished with a record of 102 wins, 56 losses and 2 ties. Grant’s Blue Bombers made the playoffs in eight of the ten seasons and played for the CFL Championship in six of the ten seasons and managed to win the Grey Cup in four of those games. In 1967 Bud Grant headed south of the border to the NFL where he coached the Minnesota Vikings from 1967 to 1983 and 1985 and finished with a record of 158 wins, 96 losses and 5 ties. Grant’s “Purple People Eaters" made the playoffs in twelve of the eighteen seasons and played in four Super Bowl games.

    To say that Bud Grant was a great athlete and a successful coach is an understatement considering that he was elected to the CFL Hall of Fame in 1983 and also to the Pro Football HalI of Fame, in Canton, Ohio, in 1994.

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    Re: Sorry guys--didnt mean to come off as a troll

    Never will we have another Bud Grant. 40 for 60 still should rule today.
    Pride and Tradition, carries on.

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    [quote]Yes, Harry Peter (Bud) Grant is a legend.

    :shock: Harry Peter! I didn't even know that!

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    Re: Sorry guys--didnt mean to come off as a troll

    Metro, it is always hard to convey ones message in type over the internet. Even with those silly smilies ops: :roll: :shock: :grin: :twisted: :?: :wink: :lol: it is still a challenge.

    It is always best to be thorough when posting to get the full thought into the post. It is easy to take things the wrong way.

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    Re: Sorry guys--didnt mean to come off as a troll

    its all cool metro

























    Go vikes!!

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    Okay fine. I still have a problem with your handle though. Like it or not the Metrodome is the home of the mighty purple and should be respected. Since you are all about being old school why dont you incorporate that into a new moniker.

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    I'm there with you Metro on longing for the old days of outdoor Vikings football. Interesting enough, I saw where Zygi's original intention was to build a new outdoor stadium (no retractable roof). People seem to think that all the games the Vikings played outdoors were in brutally harsh conditions, but that's really not the case. About half our home games outdoors at the Met were in pretty decent fall weather, and now that the seasons starts earlier than it used to (because now we have a 16 game season vs. 14 in the old days) maybe little more than half our home games would be in decent weather. Now, I don't have to tell you what December and January would be like.

    I will always maintain that cold weather teams that play outdoors have the biggest homefield advantage in the NFL, even more so for the late season games and playoffs.

    And for whoever was dissing Bud Grant for the 4 Superbowl losses, all I can say is at least he got us there. More than could be said for any of the other coaches we've had. And he had immense integrity. No Superbowl ring can take the place of that.
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    Re: Sorry guys--didnt mean to come off as a troll

    Yeah, 10-4 guys, right on !!!!!!

    And now for the real kicker....

    "Grassdog61" wrote:
    And for whoever was dissing Bud Grant for the 4 Superbowl losses, all I can say is at least he got us there. More than could be said for any of the other coaches we've had. And he had immense integrity. No Superbowl ring can take the place of that.
    YES SIR BUDDY!!!!!!!!!!!

    ....."And he had immense integrity".....

    Geese-uz, well said my friend :smile:


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