Former Vikings greats have little sym...

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

There are 97 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 19, 2010, titled Former Vikings greats have little sympathy for current players' cold-weather concerns. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

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.

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umm

Minneapolis, MN

#23 Dec 20, 2010
Beecharmer wrote:
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.
Nice try. Pukers are spoilers now, just like us. Talk all you want, when it's all said and done, no playoffs for Vikes or the Fudgies.
Joe Btfsplk

Saint Paul, MN

#24 Dec 20, 2010
So how many of you who are criticizing the vikings for not wanting to play outside on frozen turf are going to tonights game...or will you be at home watching it on tv?
Beecharmer

Milton, KY

#25 Dec 20, 2010
Kick Kluwe to the curb. What a moron. Maybe he can go and punt for the Giants
Zeke

Minneapolis, MN

#26 Dec 20, 2010
Who decided the Vikings all time top 50 players?

Jared Allen and Steve Hutchinson...you've got to be kidding.

Leaving off Tommy Mason....what's with that???
Beecharmer

Milton, KY

#27 Dec 20, 2010
Kick him to the curb, maybe he can go kick for the Giants. I think they will be looking for someone. But wait, the Giants have to play the Packers next week and it is outside. Where it will be cold
Beecharmer

Milton, KY

#28 Dec 20, 2010
umm wrote:
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Nice try. Pukers are spoilers now, just like us. Talk all you want, when it's all said and done, no playoffs for Vikes or the Fudgies.
I think you are wrong. Go Vikes. I don't think they want to be below the Lions. Do they?
conservative observations

Saint Paul, MN

#30 Dec 20, 2010
Regardless of where they would have played tonight, they will have their helmets and bottoms handed to them reflecting how bad a team they have become. Lots of NFL teams play outdoors in the cold...so what!
Rich U

United States

#31 Dec 20, 2010
ezg357d wrote:
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
You fit right in with all these boys from Namby Pamby land, you jackwagon.
Rich U

United States

#32 Dec 20, 2010
oxboro wrote:
todays players are soft
And cuddly.
Rich U

United States

#33 Dec 20, 2010
oldviking wrote:
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeea real football , bring back the purple people eaters!!!Quit your crying kluie,EARN your paycheck boys...
And play like you deserve a new stadium.
Rich U

United States

#34 Dec 20, 2010
Jackie wrote:
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.
You say you live in Ely but I think you live in NNamby Pamby land.
In the old days

Manchester, CT

#35 Dec 20, 2010
cocain kept you warm on the field.
Beecharmer

Milton, KY

#36 Dec 20, 2010
Kick Kluwe to the curb. Oh and, how about that Brett Favre Making a million dollars a game sittin on the sidelines. Must be nice
Cut em loose

Red Wing, MN

#37 Dec 20, 2010
Please Zygi get rid of Chris Kluwe-He has been a non stop whiny bi7ch. I would much rather see another mediocre punter like himself that does his job a few times a game, but leaves the whining at home!
Bob from Osakis

Burtrum, MN

#38 Dec 20, 2010
Kluwe, pull on an extra pair of tights under your boyu skirt. Wussy.

Since: Dec 09

Minneapolis, MN

#39 Dec 20, 2010
Bunch of wussy bawling babies, fussing over a few bones snapped in hell's own cold!

Why do you think we live here? So we can watch over-muscled behemoths break each other's knees with reinforced hard plastic battering rams?

Yes! That's why we live here!
Meh

Minneapolis, MN

#40 Dec 20, 2010
I'm not getting paid what they are getting paid to be outside for the football game. Pay me that salary and I'd happily sit out there in the snow drifts.
Joe Btfsplk wrote:
So how many of you who are criticizing the vikings for not wanting to play outside on frozen turf are going to tonights game...or will you be at home watching it on tv?
Mike

Webster City, IA

#41 Dec 20, 2010
Well if they dont want to play in the cold then stay home forfeit the game check and donate to charity. The outcome with them there or at home will be the same. Apparently some of the players have not got the memo that they put a crappy product on the field.
Meh

Minneapolis, MN

#42 Dec 20, 2010
Rich U wrote:
<quoted text>
You fit right in with all these boys from Namby Pamby land, you jackwagon.
LoL. That is the best commercial ever.
Another Fan

Minneapolis, MN

#43 Dec 20, 2010
Cut em loose wrote:
Please Zygi get rid of Chris Kluwe-He has been a non stop whiny bi7ch. I would much rather see another mediocre punter like himself that does his job a few times a game, but leaves the whining at home!
While I find the whinning of the current players amusing your rant about Kluwe is foolish. Look at the stats and you will see he is one of the best punters in the game. The whole team is whinning he just appears to be more tech savy so he is tweeting. I relished the old days watching them play in the snow and crushing the Rams in December. But alas it is 2010 and those days are gone. We do not have a quarterback but we do have a punter let not lose what we have.

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