MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 17: Linebackers Chad Greenway #52 and Ben Leber #51 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrate a play against the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on January 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway is taking a page out of Tom Brady‘s playbook, but he’s not being quite as diplomatic about his request for fans to get “lubed up.”
Greenway wants fans to get drunk before the Vikings’ key Week 14 matchup this Sunday against their division rival Chicago Bears. And not just any old drunk either — he wants them “super-drunk.” After all, Minnesota’s season could hang in the balance.
“We have to play accordingly and our fans have to show up accordingly, which we know they will,” he said on Sunday after the Vikings lost to the Packers. “Hopefully, they’re super-duper drunk. … So drink liquor, not beer.”
The seventh-year linebacker also urged fans to begin their game-day festivities on the earlier side, with kickoff scheduled for 12 p.m. local time.
“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.”
The 6-6 Vikings will need to be awfully obnoxious to Jay Cutler and the Bears if they want to make a playoff run. With just four weeks remaining in the season, Minnesota is two games back of Chicago and Green Bay in the NFC North.
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