Former legendary Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant showed the entire world how little the frozen temperatures bothered him today.
By Robby Sabo
Today, as the Minnesota Vikings host their first outdoor football game in a long time, the story quickly moved to the frigid climate.
The Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks are currently locked in a defensive battle featuring temperatures under 0 degrees. In fact, it’s currently -2 at field level.
But these are the new Vikings, not the Metrodome Vikings who played in a comfy dome all those years. So, the new Vikings needed to bring out a legend who’s also used to being surrounded by such ridiculously cold temperatures.
Former Vikings head coach Bud Grant took part in the pregame festivities, and while doing so decided to only wear a polo shirt.
88-year-old former Vikings head coach Bud Grant took the field. In a short-sleeved polo. In -9 degree weather ? pic.twitter.com/zd2bho4iSp
— NFL (@NFL) January 10, 2016
Keep in mind Grant is 88-years old these days.
This was from NFL spokesman Greg Aiello:
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
— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) January 10, 2016
The Vikings have confirmed that this is the coldest game in franchise history:
It’s -6 at the stadium with a -25 wind chill. It’s officially the coldest game in #Vikings history, 3rd coldest in NFL history.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) January 10, 2016