If you’re going to be attending the game on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium between the Buffalo Bills and the Minnesota Vikings, you’ll get the opportunity to be a witness to a piece of Vikings’ history.
At halftime of Sunday’s contest, the Vikings are going to make former head coach Dennis Green the twenty-fourth member of the franchise to be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor. He will be just the third coach in team history to be inducted, joining Bud Grant and Jerry Burns, and the fifth non-player, along with those two men, former General Manager Jim Finks, and former trainer Fred Zamberletti.
Green was the head coach of the Vikings for ten seasons, from 1992 to 2001. During his time as the Vikings’ coach, he won more games than anyone but Grant, and his team made the postseason in eight of his ten seasons on the Vikings’ sidelines.
Following his tenure with the Vikings, Green moved on to be the coach of the Arizona Cardinals for three seasons, and also spent three seasons coaching in the now-defunct United Football League. Green passed away in July of 2016 at the age of 67.
Hopefully the Vikings will make the ceremony honoring Dennis Green available on social media somewhere so that those of us that aren’t in attendance live can pay tribute to Coach Green as well. However, if you’re in the building on Sunday, you won’t want to miss this ceremony.