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Wilf denies Vikings interest in Vick

So I get an e-mail a little bit ago telling me that our old friend Chris Myers of FOX Sports Radio has reported during his weekday show that the Vikings are interested in quarterback Mike Vick, and that they’re doing some league-level due diligence regarding whether and to what extent the timetable for his return for regular-season play might be accelerated from Week Six.

So I call the hotline into FSR, and I talk to Chris about it during a break in the show, in an effort to be accurate in our reporting.  (Yeah, I’m not feeling well today.)

So as soon as I hang up, Tom Curran calls to say that Myers’ report had made its way to Mankato, where it had morphed into a report that the Vikings would be signing Vick.

Curran says that owner Zygi Wilf was talking with some reporters, and that Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com asked about the FSR report. 

Per Curran, Wilf ultimately said, “Do you need a denial?  I’m denying it.”

Then again, Wilf said something similar about Brett Favre back in February.

“I would have been interested 15 years ago,” Wilf said.  “No, I’m not interested.  No way.”

So, basically, it looks like the Vikings will be pursuing Vick.  And then he’ll decide to retire.

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27 Responses to “Wilf denies Vikings interest in Vick”
  1. rcunningham says: Jul 30, 2009 5:07 PM

    They said no…BUT THEY ACTUALLY WANT HIM!
    Get over it Florio, we don’t want a poor man’s Randall Cunningham. He sucks and I don’t want that classless douche anywhere near the Vikings.

  2. culpepperTOmoss says: Jul 30, 2009 5:09 PM

    I have been wanting them to sign vick ever since he went to home confinement

  3. danlinker says: Jul 30, 2009 5:11 PM

    Now florio uses Vick to pick at favre. We get it Mike. Now get off favre’s back. And for the record, the cardinals don’t want vick.
    Let’s do some cowgirl bashing.

  4. realityonetwo says: Jul 30, 2009 5:13 PM

    Thanks goodness the Vikings will end up doing one thing right this offseason.

  5. Citizen Strange says: Jul 30, 2009 5:17 PM

    Yeah, but what about MILF?

  6. Bitchplease says: Jul 30, 2009 5:19 PM

    Vick rolls left, adrian rolls right, berrian and harvin go deep…. sounds dangerous.
    one on one for berrian and harvin with adrian left alone on the right or vick alone on the left side of the field.
    Whodaya stop?

  7. Dewey Axewound says: Jul 30, 2009 5:30 PM

    Bitchplease says:
    July 30, 2009 5:19 PM
    Vick rolls left, adrian rolls right, berrian and harvin go deep…. sounds dangerous.
    one on one for berrian and harvin with adrian left alone on the right or vick alone on the left side of the field.
    Whodaya stop?
    ________________________
    You. From doing drugs.

  8. J.Cannon says: Jul 30, 2009 5:32 PM

    Lol. Mr. Florio is right, the Vikes should sign Mike Vick. He’s better than what they have and this is a make a break season not just for Chilly but for NFL football in Minnesota. The Vikings need to create a positive buzz (yes signing a convicted fellon, dog fighter, would be positive buzz) in order to get funding for a new stadium. The Vikings lease at the Metrodome ends in 2011 and if a new stadium isn’t supported by fan’s and Minnesotan’s and thusly the state legislture the Vikings won’t be in Minnesota past 2011. Wilf is a good owner and has done everything he can in order to make the Viking’s Superbowl contender’s. The bottom line is that if the Vikings are to stay in Minnesota they need the people of Minnesota to be willing to ante up some tax dollars for a new stadium. Wilf wants to keep the team in Minnesota and has offered to spend $250 million on a new stadium. Wilf knows that for that to happen he must field a SUPER BOWL CHAMPION. If Chilly and the Viking’s brass feels Mike Vick can help this team reach that goal than he will be wearing purple this year.

  9. jimicos says: Jul 30, 2009 5:33 PM

    rcunningham says:
    July 30, 2009 5:07 PM
    Get over it Florio, we don’t want a poor man’s Randall Cunningham. He sucks and I don’t want that classless douche anywhere near the Vikings.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    culpepperTOmoss says:
    July 30, 2009 5:09 PM
    I have been wanting them to sign vick ever since he went to home confinement
    —————————————-
    Sorry, this is just funny. The timing was perfect.

  10. jimicos says: Jul 30, 2009 5:34 PM

    Bitchplease says:
    July 30, 2009 5:19 PM
    Vick rolls left, adrian rolls right, berrian and harvin go deep…. And Vick bounces a pass to a wide open Berrian. Fourth down.
    ————————
    I fixed your post.

  11. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Jul 30, 2009 5:48 PM

    Dear PFT, though I may be in the minority, I feel that dogfighting is wholesome, educational, family entertainment for kids of all ages.
    There’s nothing quite like taking the wife and kids to an exciting Saturday night dogfight, watching the glee in my children’s eyes while two vicious, hulking canine beasts, their muscles rippling with adrenaline, tear each other to pieces, fighting to their glorious deaths in the pit like latter-day animal gladiators.
    The excitement builds when the dogmen arrive after sundown; often driving expensive SUVs pulling custom trailers containing their prized fighting dogs. One by one the contenders are led from the trailers while others look on in admiration, some among them wishing that they too were dogmen. Others size up the contenders, determining the amount they will place in bets.
    Bookmakers, quickly jotting odds on small chalkboards, start collecting money as enthusiastic bettors yell, “Two thousand on Imperator,” or “Put me down for five hundred bucks on Lucky Lady.”
    Victory or death is the nature of the sport of dogfighting, each dogman, thousands invested in the breeding, training and care of his fighter, petting and giving his beloved champion animal encouragement before they are placed in the pit. A referee is in the pit before the fight; his job is to start the contest by placing the dogs within fighting distance of each other, once the fight starts, the referee exits the pit and joins in the amusement.

  12. Great Smoky says: Jul 30, 2009 5:48 PM

    —”I would have been interested 15 years ago,” Wilf said.—
    Fifteen years ago Vick was about fourteen years old.

  13. jeremiah says: Jul 30, 2009 6:00 PM

    bitchplease-
    come on man. i know your just dreaming out loud, but there are more than 4 players on a defense. as easily as this offensive play was dreamt up, a defensive formation to stop it could be invented.
    plus, even if this complicated gimmick play worked a time or two, gimmick plays only get you so far. like to the first round of the playoffs. then when your QB actually has to play quarterback and not some form of i’ll-run-right-you-run-left-back, things go downhill fast. just ask chad pennington.
    not to mention how much MORE division this would cause in the locker room. you think tjacks fragile minded ass is uncertain about the confidence in him now?! what happens when vick goes down, or when he fumbles the ball. over. and over. and over again?
    the vikings need to bite the bullet. get sage up to speed as quick as Fn possible, and hope that he can beat out tjack for the starting spot.
    the worst thing that could happen to the vikes this year is for tjack to be the starting QB week one, or any other week for that matter.

  14. TeflonDon says: Jul 30, 2009 6:06 PM

    wilf would jump at the chance to have 14-year-old mike vick leading his fearless vikings to victory

  15. Osterhouse says: Jul 30, 2009 6:06 PM

    Great Smoky says:
    July 30, 2009 5:48 PM
    —”I would have been interested 15 years ago,” Wilf said.—
    Fifteen years ago Vick was about fourteen years old.
    ——————
    Great Smoky def smoked today.

  16. ML says: Jul 30, 2009 6:11 PM

    God yes. I’m no fan of Vick personally or what he’s done off the field, but Vikes fans remember he’s a serious threat on it (provided he’s not throwing the ball).
    Bring him on, and eff PETA.

  17. Ryan_Mack says: Jul 30, 2009 6:18 PM

    Great Smoky says:
    July 30, 2009 5:48 PM
    —”I would have been interested 15 years ago,” Wilf said.—
    Fifteen years ago Vick was about fourteen years old.
    He was talkin about Favre.
    Hooked on Phonics buddy. Learn to read.

  18. FlorioBlows says: Jul 30, 2009 6:29 PM

    Great Smoky says:
    July 30, 2009 5:48 PM
    —”I would have been interested 15 years ago,” Wilf said.—
    Fifteen years ago Vick was about fourteen years old.
    —————————
    Thats what Wilf said about Favre you douche

  19. bear0402 says: Jul 30, 2009 6:29 PM

    Obviously Cannon doesn’t pay much attention to what the Vikings have for personnel.
    They don’t need a below average passing QB who can scramble. I am perfectly content calling him a below average passing QB because that is exactly what they are. They already have a running game with AP.
    If they were to play Vick, then the defense could put the entire defense in the box instead of the usual 8 – 10 that Petersen goes up against already.
    I will be happy the day Chilly-ball leaves town. The Vikings weakest link is the coaching staff.

  20. waterboy says: Jul 30, 2009 6:29 PM

    Wow Peterson and Vick in the backfield would make an interesting combination of SPEED! Plus Vick has the arm to keep the D from stacking up the line.

  21. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 30, 2009 6:35 PM

    # Bitchplease says: July 30, 2009 5:19 PM
    Vick rolls left, adrian rolls right, berrian and harvin go deep…. sounds dangerous.
    one on one for berrian and harvin with adrian left alone on the right or vick alone on the left side of the field.
    Whodaya stop?
    ——————–
    Go straight for the QB since he can’t throw the ball any better than the other chump QB’s on the team.

  22. jimicos says: Jul 30, 2009 6:36 PM

    Great Smoky says:
    July 30, 2009 5:48 PM
    —”I would have been interested 15 years ago,” Wilf said.—
    Fifteen years ago Vick was about fourteen years old.
    —————————–
    http://pedobearapproved.com/pedobear_approved_large.jpg

  23. JimmySmith says: Jul 30, 2009 6:44 PM

    Clearly, the Vikings are one of the few teams in the NFL with low enough standards to accept a sociopath like Vick. They already have a left tackle that commits felony assult and eats hookers on the side. They have a rich history of criminal activity and a coach who can’t evaluate QB’s worth a lick. They have WR’s who can’t get open so it matters little which QB is under or over throwing them. And PETA can lay claim to unsold tickets even though the truth is the average Viking fan wouldn’t buy them before they signed Vick.
    Sounds like a perfect fit.

  24. screaming sheep says: Jul 30, 2009 6:51 PM

    He’s going to the Baltimore Ravins, a certain former NFL player with the same agent says.

  25. BlueEyeDevils says: Jul 30, 2009 7:03 PM

    Like the owner will listen to you broke losers :)
    Better go find another team to watch then :)

  26. empty13 says: Jul 30, 2009 7:57 PM

    lets say they do get him.
    possible suspension of venus and serena… lets say the vikes are 4-1 entering game 6.
    balto owns vick. 4-2.
    pitt too, this time around. gb will eat him. 4-4.
    they might finish 8-8. just where all them other dudes would get them.

  27. BigBear123 says: Jul 30, 2009 9:21 PM

    Check out this site dedicated to encouraging NFL players to make life rough for Vick once he returns.
    smackmyvickup.com

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