Vikings’ Greenway wants crowd to get ‘super-duper drunk’

Following a scorching hot start to the season, the Vikings have cooled down considerably, dropping four of their last five contests.

Sitting at 6-6, Minnesota hosts the rival Bears on Sunday in what may amount to a make-or-break game for their playoff hopes.

Veteran linebacker Chad Greenway wants the home fans in full throat — and two sheets to the wind.

“We have to play accordingly and our fans have to show up accordingly, which we know they will,” Greenway said, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Hopefully, they’re super- duper drunk. … So drink liquor, not beer.”

Kickoff is at 12:00 p.m. CT, hardly an ideal time to begin throwing them back. Greenway has a suggestion, however.

“Yeah, I would say morning drinking,” Greenway said. “Why not? You could pull an all-nighter. Then you’d have the drunk, tired guys who will really be obnoxious.”

Greenway, a seventh-year pro, is toeing a fine line and knows better. He can likely expect a call from the league office, reminding him to watch his words.

And for good reason.

Remember the last time the Metrodome crowd was given carte blanche to go wild? Yeah, that can’t happen again.

(Photo credit: AP/Genevieve Ross)

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Zack Kelberman
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  • Ty Webb

    Wouldn’t be a problem for me. I would be drunk all the time if I had to live in Minnisota.

    • JOE

      Learn to spell moron! Maybe you are already drunk!


    I’ll get super duper drunk if the Vikings (less Adrian Peterson) show up and play some football.

  • LB

    I would hope he was just joking. Can you imagine the number of fans leaving the stadium in that condition? There are too many people out there who would take that challenge seriously. ohhhh. Come on Chad, think before you speak!

  • adam amos

    Get Pumped Up!!! Give Fans Purple Ear Plugs Cause Its Getting Loud!!!

  • Green Bay Jimmy

    “Drunk, tired guys who will really be obnoxious?” So whats new about that? That describes most Viking fans

  • sean

    Hopefully the vikes players show up drunk. they can run the wrong way like the defensive end Jim Marshall did back in the 60’s.