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Metrodump
10-29-2005, 05:12 AM
I came in to the website looking to solicate opinions on weather yall liked the old school days with Bud Grant, Tarkington, Metropolitin stadium down in Bloomington, etc.

I made my views and opinions very clear about the old school days, while accidentaly coming off like a Gr. Bay fan cuz I like the fact that they "appear" to be old school----they play outside like the vikes once did.

All I have gotten back from some of you is TROLL TROLL TROLL

If thats all ya got then ok--sorry. I recon I am in the minority.

I just cherished the old days and wish they would come back. The Vikes kicked a s s back then

sorry, done ranting

ultravikingfan
10-29-2005, 05:15 AM
Its all good bro!

singersp
10-29-2005, 05:28 AM
It's OK Metro. The days of the boys playing on grass at the old stadium are in the past now. Don't dwell in the past.

Times, they have changed up north & domed or retractable stadiums are in. When we get our new one, I'd like to see a retractable so we can have the best of both worlds. I'd still like it to have real grass.

I'd like to see you start posting on stuff about the Vikings we are supporting today! There is a lot of threads out there, so start posting.

Certainly there's gotta be alot of things you like about our team today.

Post your opinions, but try not to bring up Favre & the Packers so much in them, that's where we get our doubts from.

Paulbedy59
10-29-2005, 05:39 AM
I too long for the days of ice and snow.Seeing the breaths across the line before the big boys start swapping helmet paint.

Metrodump
10-29-2005, 05:42 AM
thanks felas. looks like i have to make my opinon real clear here so as to not come away as a anti fan..

I appreciate yall seeing my old school thinking. Thanks alot guys. And yeah the Vikes of today can still win out.

I will alaways hate the new dome/new player fassions and all, but I will always [ ok, mostly ] be true to the team.

Old fart, old school... :smile:

singersp
10-29-2005, 05:53 AM
How old are you Metro?

Ltrey33
10-29-2005, 05:57 AM
Most of us (A lot of us anyway) weren't around for the old days, so we can't really speak to what they were like. One thing you can count on however is that we all APPRECIATE those old days. I for one wasn't around for Tarkenton and Page and Indian Joe and all of those guys, but I certainly recognize what those guys did for the organization back in the '60s and '70s.

Now we know you're not a troll, and it's always good to have another Vike on the site no matter which era they prefer! :grin:

Metrodump
10-29-2005, 06:07 AM
ltrey33

Yes sir my friend. thats right. And thanks

I guess my biggest beef is with the younger fellas of this message board who are now the self proclaimed "official Viking fans" who dont know d i c k about the old days. These kids {no disrespect to our younger fans] just cant appreciate the old days.

Well guys, looks like we have sorta seen each others side of things here. I say thts all well for all us fellow fans.

And yes, respctfully

Mr. Old school

PhxFan
10-29-2005, 06:11 AM
I re-call the old days...no shame there. My grandfather took to me to a game in the Met, maybe that's when I became a Vikes fan. I loved the teams of yesteryear as I do today's and tomorrows team...
To tell him to quit dwelling in the past...serious http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/fragend/confused-smiley-006.gif

singersp
10-29-2005, 06:15 AM
"Metrodump" wrote:

ltrey33

Yes sir my friend. thats right. And thanks

I guess my biggest beef is with the younger fellas of this message board who are now the self proclaimed "official Viking fans" who dont know d i c k about the old days. These kids {no disrespect to our younger fans] just cant appreciate the old days.

Well guys, looks like we have sorta seen each others side of things here. I say thts all well for all us fellow fans.

And yes, respctfully

Mr. Old school

Hell, 33 doesn't sound like old school to me. I've got more than a decade on you. :lol:

DeathtoDenny
10-29-2005, 06:21 AM
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?

RK.
10-29-2005, 08:47 AM
"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:

nickbo
10-29-2005, 03:03 PM
Yes, Harry Peter (Bud) Grant is a legend.

BUD GRANT: PURPLE AND BLUE, THROUGH AND THROUGH

By Brian Marshall
The Coffin Corner Volume XX, 1998

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.

Bud Grant
Grant, Harold Peter Jr.
OE-DE 6’3 199
College: Minnesota
High School: Central [Superior, WI]
Born: May 20, 1927, Superior, WI
Drafted: 1950 Round 1 Philadelphia

PurpleTide
10-29-2005, 03:19 PM
Never will we have another Bud Grant. 40 for 60 still should rule today.
Pride and Tradition, carries on.

singersp
10-29-2005, 04:02 PM
[quote]Yes, Harry Peter (Bud) Grant is a legend.

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

snowinapril
10-29-2005, 05:12 PM
Metro, it is always hard to convey ones message in type over the internet. Even with those silly smilies :eek: :oops: :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.

Lotza
10-29-2005, 05:20 PM
its all cool metro

mrviking28
10-29-2005, 05:52 PM
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.

Grassdog61
10-29-2005, 05:53 PM
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.

Metrodump
10-30-2005, 04:24 AM
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:

tke0933
10-30-2005, 08:02 AM
And how many teams can say they have been to one or more than one Super Bowl? Bud Grant was(is) the man. Playing outside is overrated if you have a team that can beat any other team.

NordicNed
10-30-2005, 11:08 AM
Metro,

My sig says it all I believe..

Old school baby......Gotta Love It...