Former Vikings greats have little sympathy for current players' cold-weather concerns

With dozens of the "50 Greatest Vikings" celebrating the franchise's 50th anniversary on Sunday in the Minneapolis Convention Center, leave it to stories of the Metropolitan Stadium days to lend perspective to tonight's outdoor game at TCF Bank Stadium. Full Story
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ezg357d

AOL

#1 Dec 19, 2010
lol They had heaters when they played with on the side lines & alot of players didnt used it I hear a lot of the guys thought if you used the line heater you was a sissy if you did use it, They was Nuts lol I say if your out in the snow & can find a way to keep warm use it
chili dog

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Dec 19, 2010
Boy these new Vikings are a bunch of whiny crybabies no wonder why they stink.........
Who Dey

Hillsboro, OH

#3 Dec 19, 2010
Something's being lost in professional football of modern times.

The toughness and desire of players and coaches to get out in the elements and endure a full game.

Everyone seems to be wanting to move to the warmth and comfort of dome roof stadiums.

No wonder we have whiney players verily stubbing their toe or getting bumped into a little bit and then limp-skipping off the field and whining to the coaches that they need to sit out and get first aid.
Obvious

Williamsburg, VA

#4 Dec 20, 2010
This will be an intersting game. Love the Vikes, but give this game to the Bears who are more used to the raw elements at this time (not for long though)......and after all the venomous posts on these sites by Packer fans, there may be just a little satisfaction in seeing their playoff chances evaporate. They get Giants next who are seriously p'd off. Gb fans? Had you been more civil in treating your adversaries with a little more dignity...then the Vikes may produce in your favor but your whining about Favre the last 2 years and gloating has spelled your doom. Yeah the Vikes won't be in the final run but neither will you.......and the bears will be laughed out of the play-offs. Go Eagles and Steelers!(Steelers for 8th SB appearance and 7th ring..eat your heart out cowboy fans!)
b grant

Fond Du Lac, WI

#5 Dec 20, 2010
our players will have to play from the waist up in this game. i hope their d-men spin out and fall flat.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Dec 20, 2010
cut kluwe
Kluwe is an idiot

Rice Lake, WI

#8 Dec 20, 2010
In case you hadn't noticed, the floor of the metrodome is all concrete....

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Dec 20, 2010
todays players are soft

Since: Jan 09

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Dec 20, 2010
Kluwe, shut up. You're a punter. Collect your check for kicking a ball 7-8 times, then run back to the heater on the sideline.
oldviking

Virginia Beach, VA

#11 Dec 20, 2010
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeea real football , bring back the purple people eaters!!!Quit your crying kluie,EARN your paycheck boys...
AlrightyThen

Harleysville, PA

#12 Dec 20, 2010
Some advice for today's crop of Queens: MAN UP!!!
Beecharmer

United States

#13 Dec 20, 2010
Get over it. In the 60's that's how they played the game. Big babies. Go Pack. Oh so close last night. Again, bad coaching. Bad plays that cost game. Vikes please beat the Bears. Oh by the way. We are still in the race. Not so much you.
Bud Grant rules

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Dec 20, 2010
Gotta love those old school Vikings!!!!!
Norseman

Davenport, IA

#16 Dec 20, 2010
I have been following the Vikings since 1969 when Joe Kapp was quarterback. Those were real men. Today what you have is a bunch of spoiled pussies. Waaaaaaaaaaaaa the field is hard. waaaaaaaaaaaaa it's cold. Buck up you girlie boys, quit whining and play some real football for a change. Prediction...Vikings lose by 25.
Yeah

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Dec 20, 2010
They don't make like they used to. Players are all big babies now.
Jackie

Tower, MN

#18 Dec 20, 2010
Tell you what folks you wouldn't catch me at a football game outdoors in the middle of December for fear of being hauled away for being unstable. I deer hunt in Novemeber in Minnesota and am smart enough to have a small heater in my deer stand because my hands get too cold. Why would I go to a football game near the end of December and freeze my butt off? Duh.
Bob the Bilderberg

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Dec 20, 2010
I was at several of the cold games at the Met back in 1975 and 1976 when they played the Rams and the Cowboys in December. Here's a tip to those going tonight: dress warm, bring a flask and huddle together in the stands.
Bud in St Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Dec 20, 2010
Kluwe is just a p-uss-y and needs to man up!
go Figure

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Dec 20, 2010
Typical crack pot kicker, he will play maybe 5 plays and he is the one crying the loudest. the old players played on a field PAINTED green to give it the look of grass, quite whinning and punt
umm

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Dec 20, 2010
Kluwe should find a new job. At least a new team. Hey Kluwe, go tweet yourself!

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