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“Oh My God This Hurts”: Minnesota Vikings and NFL World Mourns the Loss of Vikings Legend – EssentiallySports

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It is a gloomy day for the folks of Minnesota Vikings. In the early morning of 11th March, a state of shock and sadness loomed over the NFL world. The Vikings lost a prominent personality, who has helped shape the team into who we recognize them in the present times. The fans bid their last goodbyes to the Vikings legend, Bud Grant, in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

The legendary head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and Hall of Famer Bud Grant passed away at the age of 95, leaving behind a glorious legacy.

Fans mourn the death of Bud Grant

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The Vikings shared the passing away of their legendary head coach Bud Grant on social media. The Hall of Famer had taken the Vikings to four Super Bowls during his career as a head coach from 1967 to 85. He had retired as the 8th most successful coach in NFL history with a glorious record. During his 28 seasons as a head coach, he took the Vikings to the playoffs twenty times, ten championship games, and four titles.

 

Fans took to social media to mourn the loss of the Vikings icon, as there were tears shed throughout the NFL world.

Bud Grant was the first person to be inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was a coach that was known for his ruggedness.

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The NFL world remembers how he did not allow heaters on the sidelines to keep his players tough. This perception made all the difference for the opponents.

The loss of another legend in the NFL

The death of Bud Grant marks another black day in the NFL. Throughout his career, Grant expressed nothing but respect for his players. This was also the reason they respected him as their coach. Grant cared about every player on his team as an individual. He did not look at them as statistics, but as human beings with a heart and emotions. He always invested in his team on and off the field. This is what made him a legend in the eyes of the Vikings fanbase.

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As the world mourns the loss of one of the legends of the NFL, we wish our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Bud Grand. His teachings and persona will live on in the NFL world forever.

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