Coaches are known to keep a few things in their closets. And garages.
Former Minnesota Vikings head coach and Hall of Famer Bud Grant is ready to open his garage up, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press, for public sale starting Wednesday this week and running through Friday.
Among the items up for grabs at this shindig, according to the garage sale ad, include: "Hunting stuff including some guns ,many Duck decoys including antique and collectibles .Turkey decoys,Goose decoys,Fishing lures,Tackleboxes full,Rods,reels including antique and collectibles,Hunting Clothes.OMC 9.9 hp outboard motor ,Game calls,wildlife Art prints by Les Kouba and Bud grant signed and Numbered.signed Rare Budssnowmobile Helmets,Footballs etc.rare Photos . Loadsof Vikings stuffI will add more to the list Tuesdaynight after we set some more of Budssuper niceitems"
(Note: We're guessing that their space bar was sticking a bit when they wrote that.)
And, for what it's worth, the ad promises "no junk!" So that's nice.
But no truth to the rumor that Grant merely is trying to capitalize on the Minnesota Super Bowl bid that was, ahem, granted on Tuesday. No, we just think the coach is trying to get rid of some old junk stuff in this "Biggest Best and Last of the Grants Sales" from his own personal collection.
Grant, 87, coaches the Vikings through two stints — from 1967-1983, and again in 1985 — and led them to four Super Bowl appearances. He also played two years in the NFL, as well as in the CFL, and he coached the Winnepeg Blue Bombers to four Grey Cup titles in a five-year span.
Who knows what you could find in that collection? But you better hurry — it could be picked over pretty quickly if you don't make it up to Bloomington in the next day or two.
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