Bud Grant To Serve As Honorary Captain

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 22, 2010 – 7:32 am

The last time the Vikings won an NFC Championship Game to advance on and play in a Super Bowl, legendary head coach Bud Grant was on the sidelines.

On Sunday in New Orleans, the Vikings will try to win another NFC Championship Game and advance on to Super Bowl XLIV. And Grant will be there, serving as the Vikings Honorary Captain.

A Vikings legend who coached the team from 1967-1983 and in 1985, Grant remains to this day one of the most respected and endeared figures in franchise history. He had an NFL regular season coaching record of 158-96-5, including a 10-12 mark in postseason play that led to 4 Super Bowl appearances and an NFL title in 1969.

The Vikings won 11 NFC/NFL divisional championships under Grant.

Grant was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Vikings Ring of Honor in 1998.

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5 Responses to “Bud Grant To Serve As Honorary Captain”

  1. By Orkney Skullsplitter on Jan 22, 2010 | Reply

    We got our own Northern Mojo workin!

  2. By Mike Harnisch on Jan 22, 2010 | Reply

    As extended family of Bud Grant I feel that this is a great thing! Two more to go and we win the Super Bowl!!!!

  3. By purplehorn on Jan 22, 2010 | Reply

    I’m glad that Bud Grant will be our honorary captain. He set the standard for how coaches should act, winning or losing. This Bud, is for you!!!

  4. By barry koch on Jan 24, 2010 | Reply

    i love the idea of having bud grant at the game….he was a great coach… a lifelong calif viking fan ……know that there is alot a die hard fans out here cheering on our purple and gold…..because purple and gold stands for vikings and not da lakers….eventhough the lakers came from minnesota….by da way…whats up with the stadium drive….i live 2 miles from where roski wants to build a stadium in la (city of industry)….could the vikes be coming west?

  5. By Mike Benton on Jan 24, 2010 | Reply

    Bud Grant was my hero growing up! The Vikings made a great move asking him to be honorary captain today! Go Vikings! Lets get it done!

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