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)