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Minnesota Governor says Vikings are a "valued asset"

inside-metrodome.jpgThanks to the Weekly Replay published by SportsBusiness Daily, we noticed on a better-late-than-never basis the latest development in the ongoing debate regarding the construction of a new stadium for the Vikings, in a place other than Los Angeles.

Earlier this month, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty said there would be no money in the new budget for a new stadium, an ominous sign for a franchise two seasons away from becoming a geographical free agent.

Recently, Pawlenty told Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune that the Vikings are a “valued asset” in Minnesota.

[W]e want to keep them here, and they’re not going to stay in the Metrodome,” Pawlenty said.  “So, this issue is going to come to a head, and there are some examples that I and others have put out that would at least move the debate forward, but it’s very hard to do that when the economy is so bad and so many other aspects of government are being reduced.”

He has mentioned the possibility of a lottery game that would partially fund the venue, giving the E*Trade baby ample opportunity to show off his “shocked face.” 

Regardless of how it happens, Pawlenty believes it’s not a matter of “if” but “when.”

“Well, I do think it’s going to happen at some point,” he said.  “I
don’t know if it’s going to happen while I’m still in office [his term expires in 2011], because
there’s so many economic challenges right now that I think the
Legislature would be very hesitant to say we’re going to introduce the
Vikings into that mix when they’ve got their hands full on the basic
things like health and human service funding and nursing home issues
and things like that.”

Still, time is running out.  With only 20 preseason and regular-season games remaining before the lease expires, the Vikings would surely like to get a plan in place.  Barring significant progress in the next 12-to-24 months, the Lakers might not be the only professional franchise in Southern California that defected from Minnesota.

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  1. Fan of Football says: Feb 21, 2010 2:18 PM

    As long as they have Favre he is right.
    When Favre was with the Packers:
    Packers>>>>Vikings in national relevance
    Now that Favre is with the Vikings
    Vikings>>>>Packers in national relevance

  2. GBP says: Feb 21, 2010 2:18 PM

    Yeah, they’re a valued asset except to their patheic fans who don’t buy tickets.

  3. Mooch says: Feb 21, 2010 2:19 PM

    Tim Pawlenty will say whatever he thinks the audience in front of him at the moment wants to hear. He has the last opinion of the person with whom he spoke.
    He’s a clown, with no personal opinions, code, or integrity. A blank slate looking at the most recent polls.

  4. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Feb 21, 2010 2:20 PM

    Welcome to Los Angeles

  5. Floyd the Barber says: Feb 21, 2010 2:26 PM

    One revenue stream should be state payroll taxes already paid by the Vikings. If they leave those tax reciepts would be zero anyway.
    Earmarking back into stadium funding makes too much sense, no?

  6. wwwmattcom says: Feb 21, 2010 2:27 PM

    Because they’re good enough, they’re smart enough, and dog-gone-it, people like them. Oh wait, that’s their senator’s quote.

  7. left_4_ed says: Feb 21, 2010 2:33 PM

    Sounds like he is trying to play to both sides. He is trying to make it sound like he wants to keep the Vikings even though he pretty much admits it won’t happen while he is in office. He can now safely talk positive about the Vikings knowing it won’t be his mess to deal with soon.

  8. phillyeagleschamps says: Feb 21, 2010 2:37 PM

    Viva Los Vikings

  9. jallen69 says: Feb 21, 2010 2:37 PM

    They will find a way the Vikes are not going anywhere everyone knows that. Packer fan say what you want now.

  10. Samaritan_1 says: Feb 21, 2010 2:42 PM

    I was at the metrodome 3 yrs.ago to see my raiders play the vikes and it has been an excellent experience especially their great fans.,but I remember talking to some vikings fans and they mentioned that they need a new dome. I wonder if their fans has ever been in candlestick park or other stadiums. They don’t need a new dome especially with this economy.

  11. turk yary says: Feb 21, 2010 2:43 PM

    Another reason for us to beg Brett and Deanna to stay!Brett and Deanna, we love you! PLEASE save our franchise and keep it here in the Northland! It’s not your fault we had a fifth consecutive choke-job in the NFC Championship! You can bring back the glory days of the Bud Grant era! We won’t choke in a fifth consecutive Super Bowl with you at the helm!

  12. goodjuan says: Feb 21, 2010 2:47 PM

    LA Vikings has a nice ring to it. I hope it happens.
    and it would mean we’d get the Colts in the NFC North.

  13. Vikes#28Owns says: Feb 21, 2010 3:04 PM

    Pawlenty is a douche. It actually wasn’t even him that came up with the idea of a lottery game. All he does is keep saying he wants to keep them and that they are a valuable asset but does nothing to try to keep them. I wish Pawlenty would move to L.A.

  14. Norseman says: Feb 21, 2010 3:08 PM

    The Vikings have been trying to get the Gubbner involved in solving the stadium issue since he took office. I was born and raised in Minnesota and still live here. He’s had one excuse after another not to do anything. During the times of budget surpluses, he played the ‘greedy billionaire owner’ card. Now, it’s the ‘fiscal responsibility’ card. All he’s done is try to burnish his Conservative credentials for a run at national office while screwing the state and the residents over. There’s been a near total lack of interest, leadership, and involvement by him since he took office. Whatever plan the Vikings and NFL came up with, he either ignored it or opposed it.
    Jesse Venture may be a tool, but Pawlenty is a putz in all senses of the word.

  15. Champs says: Feb 21, 2010 3:10 PM

    Words are different than action with Pawlenty. He says the state needs to control spending, but in the twilight of his second term, the state has scrambled to balance all but one or two budgets. So much for leadership.

  16. Postman says: Feb 21, 2010 3:20 PM

    VikingsTalkWithOtherTeamsSprinkledInHereAndThere.com

  17. Farves sweet Hair says: Feb 21, 2010 3:21 PM

    Hey Percy,
    Your a shart stain!

  18. jimmySee says: Feb 21, 2010 3:28 PM

    Pawlenty talks out of both sides of his mouth. He blasted the federal stimulus — but could not balance his budget without it!
    How can a state use a lottery to fund a stadium? Isn ‘t that associating football with gambling?
    Doesn’t the NFL have policies about that?

  19. Little Tommy says: Feb 21, 2010 3:32 PM

    Another reason for us to beg Brett and Deanna to stay!Brett and Deanna, we love you! PLEASE save our franchise and keep it here in the Northland! It’s not your fault we had a fifth consecutive choke-job in the NFC Championship! You can bring back the glory days of the Bud Grant era! We won’t choke in a fifth consecutive Super Bowl with you at the helm!
    *********************************************
    Yea, that’s all wonderboy needs to hear. Brett Favray is now going to be the savior of Minnesota football fans in their quest for a new stadium.
    Just what his over inflated ego needs! “I wanted to retire but the people of Minnesota need me”so I’ll have to just keep playing!
    Why doesn’t he build a new stadium complete with a bronze statue of himself out front!

  20. rtorchin VIKES says: Feb 21, 2010 3:33 PM

    Bring Moss to Minnesota this year!!! That’ll blow the roof off. They will have no other choice.

  21. CanadianVikingFan says: Feb 21, 2010 3:42 PM

    This is good news, its not alot but its good to say the least.

  22. MasterShake says: Feb 21, 2010 3:42 PM

    It’s pretty sad that an entire state cannot find a way to keep one NFL team in their state when other states can support multiple amounts. Then again, I guess it says something about the state of Minnesota. Look at all the lost jobs if they don’t get this done. Isn’t that how government sells this? I mean, how much does Pervy Harvin get for selling peanuts?

  23. mihan says: Feb 21, 2010 3:46 PM

    There is no integrity in Governor Pawlenty. He’s talking out of both sides of his mouth one, not wanting to offend Vikings fans but pretending to be a budget hawk also. Douchetastic.

  24. Johnnyb612 says: Feb 21, 2010 3:47 PM

    Man! Am I glad the Packers don’t have to worry about simple issues like having a stadium to play football in and wondering who will play quarterback next season! This will be a good outcome for Packer fans no matter what. Either we get to keep the border battle OR we get to watch Viqueen fans cry as another pro sports franchise pulls out of town. Face it Minnesota. You are not ready for professional sports. Let’s hear it for the LA NORTHSTARS!!!!!!!!!

  25. LBPACKFAN says: Feb 21, 2010 3:47 PM

    As a die hard Packer fan…I do NOT want to see the Vikes move. It would be horrible. The NFC North (Black and Blue division) should NEVER be touched. Lots of history there…all the teams hate each other…keep the rivalries in tact.

  26. Majik Bullet says: Feb 21, 2010 3:52 PM

    goodjuan says: February 21, 2010 2:47 PM
    LA Vikings has a nice ring to it. I hope it happens.
    and it would mean we’d get the Colts in the NFC North.
    ___________
    Actually, genius, the Rams would move to the North, L.A. to the West. Why would the Colts move, you dolt?
    Not hard to pick out the Pack fans on here. Just look for the most idiotic comments.

  27. mike says: Feb 21, 2010 3:54 PM

    So the lease expires in 2011 and the vikings state they will not extend the lease. The governors term is up in 2011 also. So where are they gonna play while this “new stadium” is built? Im estimating it would take 2 years between the permits and construction to build a nfl stadium so looks like too little too late.

  28. phillyeagleschamps says: Feb 21, 2010 4:02 PM

    LA Vikings has a nice ring to it. I hope it happens.
    and it would mean we’d get the Colts in the NFC North.
    The cubs will move to the North

  29. #1vikesfan says: Feb 21, 2010 4:03 PM

    You Packer fans need to stop with the whole selling out games bit. We have sold out every game for over a decade. There are a lot of teams that can’t say that. We needed an extension for a playoff game that we knew we couldn’t win with Jackson at QB. We still sold it out, even with a terrible economy and stadium. The metrodome is a giant toilet, and we still fill the place. I seem to remember a whole lot of empty seats in Lambeau pre-Favre for quite a few years. Don’t be hypocrites when the Packers are the ONLY ticket in town, and they used to have to play half their games in Milwaukee. Get over yourselves, and enjoy having such a great rivalry!

  30. zappa says: Feb 21, 2010 4:07 PM

    Minnesota Vikings #1

  31. Ned Tudley says: Feb 21, 2010 4:09 PM

    who care’s….the vikes have sucked their entire history, and they have the absolute dumbest fans in the world….let them leave

  32. Mike Rendahl says: Feb 21, 2010 4:19 PM

    Hey GBP: You’re a pathetic moron! Consecutive sellouts for nearly the past 10 years… RE; IDIOTIC COMMENT OF THE DAY “Yeah, they’re a valued asset except to their patheic fans who don’t buy tickets”.

  33. TheBaySay says: Feb 21, 2010 4:21 PM

    A lottery game where the grand prize is never won sounds as if it would be perfect for the Vikings’ franchise.

  34. Mike Rendahl says: Feb 21, 2010 4:25 PM

    Hey LBPACKFAN; You’re my kind of guy! Vikings, Packers, Good for Football. Too bad the NFL doesn’t appreciate it. Wish we could own our team like the Packer fans own their team. Of course that would make too much sense. Can you imagine some douche bag from TX owning the Pack or some guy from NY? I can’t either… Please don’t change your ugly uniforms, I love them! :)

  35. medic406 says: Feb 21, 2010 4:29 PM

    Surf or watch the Vikings? I’d surf. I hope the Vike’s don’t move because I don’t want all those loser Vikings fans jumping on MY Packer’s band wagon and having to share seats/bandwidth just because we are the closest NFL gig. In a state that elects former wrestlers and comedians to lead them, I think they deserve the joke that is the Vikings.

  36. phillyeagleschamps says: Feb 21, 2010 4:29 PM

    Minnesota Governor” I hate the Vikings!” Go Packers!

  37. Evpimp says: Feb 21, 2010 4:40 PM

    Packer fans want the Vikings to go so the Rams move up to the North and the NFC North becomes the biggest joke in football just like the Packers QB Karren Rodgers!

  38. Evpimp says: Feb 21, 2010 4:44 PM

    # mike says: February 21, 2010 3:54 PM
    So the lease expires in 2011 and the vikings state they will not extend the lease. The governors term is up in 2011 also. So where are they gonna play while this “new stadium” is built? Im estimating it would take 2 years between the permits and construction to build a nfl stadium so looks like too little too late.
    ___________________________________
    Easy Gophers new stadium.. TCF Bank Stadium.. Also its not like the Dome is just gonna blow up lol

  39. CanadianVikingFan says: Feb 21, 2010 4:48 PM

    LBPACKFAN says:
    February 21, 2010 3:47 PM
    As a die hard Packer fan…I do NOT want to see the Vikes move. It would be horrible. The NFC North (Black and Blue division) should NEVER be touched. Lots of history there…all the teams hate each other…keep the rivalries in tact.
    _________________________________
    Amen to that.

  40. Fire Ted says: Feb 21, 2010 5:08 PM

    Hate to break it to you but Favre *is* the reason you didn’t make it to the Super Bowl. Not the refs, not Adrian Peterson (although he helped) not Percy Harvin (although he helped) it was your boy Favre who shit the bed when it counted yet again. I can see ignoring it though…as a Packers fan, I was an apologist until at least 99, but then it started to get old. (Playoff meltdowns vs Rams, Falcons, Eagles, Vikings, Giants, and now the Saints.) How many times are you going to ask this guy to bring you to the dance only to leave you crying in the corner?

  41. Sarge says: Feb 21, 2010 5:22 PM

    Take the Timberwolves instead.

  42. MnMike says: Feb 21, 2010 5:23 PM

    LBPACKFAN,
    Amen!

  43. DocBG says: Feb 21, 2010 5:43 PM

    # GBP says: February 21, 2010 2:18 PM
    Yeah, they’re a valued asset except to their patheic fans who don’t buy tickets.
    ——————————————————
    yeah, 100+ sellouts, in a horseshit economy, and with a much higher attendence rate than that dump in greenbay…..
    You should keep your mouth shut, your ignorance is showing.

  44. RayDaMayor says: Feb 21, 2010 5:46 PM

    The day Farve retires for good, the Vikings leave Minny within 3 years for greener pastures. Without Farve, the Vikings will be an 8-8 team at best.

  45. philwauke says: Feb 21, 2010 5:50 PM

    He also went on to say that the vikings will never win the super bowl and that their whiny ass fans on this site suck!

  46. sand0 says: Feb 21, 2010 5:53 PM

    The Vikings were third in TV ratings this season. Green Bay is a tiny city with one hugely popular sport and nothing else. Last season their fans didn’t watch their own team, which was a respectable 11-5 playoff team with exciting offensive and defensive schemes, as much as Minnesota fans watched their home team. Vikings also posted significantly better attendance in the stadium, though both teams obviously sold out all the games obviously so each had excellent attendance.
    In terms of percentages of people actually watching games the Vikings were more popular in the Minneapolis area than the Packers were in the Green Bay area. I know how big Packer fans talk about how passionate they are and how we don’t even care about the Vikes but the numbers prove how cheap their talk really is. For all their chest thumping their team is practically watched equally in terms of percentages as ours by the actual fans.
    Valued asset? Ya think? Yeah I know Minnesotans don’t talk like the Vikes are that important to us. We don’t obsess over their magnificence like Cowboys or Packer fans.
    But the proof is in the pudding. Vikings are extremely popular and important here and it isn’t even worth debating when the numbers prove it out so clearly.
    http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/rams/story/0FC1F14317AE57E8862576AC0009D011?OpenDocument

  47. GBP says: Feb 21, 2010 5:58 PM

    GBP says:
    February 21, 2010 2:18 PM
    Yeah, they’re a valued asset except to their patheic fans who don’t buy tickets.
    Mike Rendahl says:
    Hey GBP: You’re a pathetic moron! Consecutive sellouts for nearly the past 10 years
    hey mikey boy. Grow up and focus on issues not name calling. Let’s be realistic, not counting tickets forced upon local business’s at best you sold 80% of your tickets. And that’s in a small venue stadium. I will say though as much as your fans annoy everyone I’d also hate to see old black and blue destroyed.

  48. packers4life says: Feb 21, 2010 5:59 PM

    ” You’re a pathetic moron! Consecutive sellouts for nearly the past 10 years… ”
    Weren’t the Vikings the same ones that needed several extensions to avoid a blackout a few years ago? Sorry but isn’t a sellout if the local TV stations needed to buy the remaining tickets.
    “Packer fans want the Vikings to go so the Rams move up to the North and the NFC North becomes the biggest joke in football just like the Packers QB Karren Rodgers!”
    Clever. Changing player’s names into girl names. Are you a Vikings fan that thinks they are trash-talking when they do that? Oh wait, you are. That explains the reason.
    “Not hard to pick out the Pack fans on here. Just look for the most idiotic comments.”
    That is how people pick you out too, Majik.

  49. 40for58 says: Feb 21, 2010 6:05 PM

    The Vikings will be staying in Minnesota. In the mean time you idiots can get off thinking about them moving.

  50. phillyeagleschamps says: Feb 21, 2010 6:14 PM

    TRhe Vikings have been sold out since 1921.

  51. JimmySmith says: Feb 21, 2010 6:21 PM

    I would take Pawlenty’s comments with a grain of salt, he is a politician and they all talk out of both sides of their mouth.
    But the reality is, the Vikings are in play. As a public service, I would like to point out the positives of a Viking relocation to LA. The crime rate will immediately go down with the players no longer in town, the average IQ level of Mpls will increase with Childress moving out and professional football can be seen each week on Fox with the telecast of Packer games.
    Feel better now?

  52. Pervy Harvin says: Feb 21, 2010 6:22 PM

    The Vikings are never going to leave MN. Do not sweat a bit Viking fans. How do I know this? Lets just say very reliable sources. A plan has been in the making.

  53. Majik Bullet says: Feb 21, 2010 6:52 PM

    packers4life says:
    “Not hard to pick out the Pack fans on here. Just look for the most idiotic comments.”
    That is how people pick you out too, Majik.
    _____________
    Brilliant retort. What’s next, Peewee Herman, are you going to use “I know you are but what am I?”
    Thanks for once again proving my point. But for further proof, let’s look at Fire Ted’s post. He claims Favre is the reason Minn. didn’t win the Super Bowl. Just how far would that team have gone without him?
    And I bet if I was to tell him that Aaron Rodgers was the sole reason the Pack lost their playoff game, he would blow a gasket saying how stupid of a statement that was, even though Rodgers’ turnover directly led to the game winning score, while Favre’s directly led to… overtime, where both teams have a 50/50 shot to win.
    Like I said, pretty easy to pick out the Packer posts.

  54. GobiasINC_1 says: Feb 21, 2010 6:57 PM

    Fan of Football, are you really as dumb as you come across? What’s up with that?
    And Vikings fans. Changing a quarterback’s name to a girls name is really stupid and immature. It’s the same with Packer fans that call Brett Favre ‘Brent.’
    But Vikings fans, it must suck to be hopelessly unable to find a quarterback for yourselves and be forced to bend over to suck up to the ol’ Silver Fox. At least the Packers found their replacement for Mr. INT and he is superb. But you brought in a former Packer AGAIN instead of actually developing your own players. Surprise, surprise there.
    Maybe once your team moves to LA those fans will be just a little bit classy. Anything will be an improvement than you ‘fans’ in Minneapolis.

  55. Vikes#28Owns says: Feb 21, 2010 7:05 PM

    packers4life says:
    February 21, 2010 5:59 PM
    “Packer fans want the Vikings to go so the Rams move up to the North and the NFC North becomes the biggest joke in football just like the Packers QB Karren Rodgers!”
    Clever. Changing player’s names into girl names. Are you a Vikings fan that thinks they are trash-talking when they do that? Oh wait, you are. That explains the reason.
    __________________________________________________
    And if I had a dime for every time a Packers fan jumped on a Vikings post and called them the Viqueens I would be filthy rich. You are being extremely hypocritical saying that about Vikings fans when just as many Packers fans do it as well. The whole reason all this name calling started is because I’m sure a Packers fan jumped at the shot of writing some stupid insult on a Vikings story. And yes it is still considered a sellout even if the TV stations have to purchase the remaining tickets. Either way that didn’t happen this year so give it a rest.
    @LBPACKFAN It is nice to see someone with such clarity. The Vikings need the Packers just as much as the Packers need the Vikings.

  56. rlm says: Feb 21, 2010 7:13 PM

    Living in NV, I would hate to see the Vikings move to LA. I’m a 40 whiner fan and they would make our weak division a lot tougher. Stay in Minney.
    I’m no Brat Farve fan, however he did not loose the game with the Saints, I blame that game on the coach, not the players. When you are being hit and chased around by mamouth linemen, chances are you may make a bad throw. Chilley has no such excuse.

  57. LBPACKFAN says: Feb 21, 2010 7:15 PM

    Sando -
    Thanks for humoring me with your post.

  58. Steve-O says: Feb 21, 2010 7:23 PM

    Minnesota has a football team?

  59. Fan of Football says: Feb 21, 2010 8:05 PM

    “At least the Packers found their replacement for Mr. INT and he is superb. ”
    Yep, Mr. Fumbleruskie sure is.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foVp8i86Z_Y
    errrrrrrrr, maybe not.

  60. Sparrowhawk says: Feb 21, 2010 8:21 PM

    Is it really the role of state government to give corporate welfare to a privately owned business? I realize that it’s obviously happened in other places, but under these dire economic circumstances? Maybe it’s time to sell stock and try to raise some stadium funding in that way.

  61. generalbo says: Feb 21, 2010 8:28 PM

    sand0 says: February 21, 2010 5:53 PM
    The Vikings were third in TV ratings this season. Green Bay is a tiny city with one hugely popular sport and nothing else. Last season their fans didn’t watch their own team, which was a respectable 11-5 playoff team with exciting offensive and defensive schemes, as much as Minnesota fans watched their home team. Vikings also posted significantly better attendance in the stadium, though both teams obviously sold out all the games obviously so each had excellent attendance.
    In terms of percentages of people actually watching games the Vikings were more popular in the Minneapolis area than the Packers were in the Green Bay area. I know how big Packer fans talk about how passionate they are and how we don’t even care about the Vikes but the numbers prove how cheap their talk really is. For all their chest thumping their team is practically watched equally in terms of percentages as ours by the actual fans.
    Valued asset? Ya think? Yeah I know Minnesotans don’t talk like the Vikes are that important to us. We don’t obsess over their magnificence like Cowboys or Packer fans.
    But the proof is in the pudding. Vikings are extremely popular and important here and it isn’t even worth debating when the numbers prove it out so clearly.
    http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/sports/stories.nsf/rams/story/0FC1F14317AE57E8862576AC0009D011?OpenDocument
    All you are showing is ONE year… the year Favre came and played for you. Does anyone have any REAL proof that the Vikings generate ratings or attendance that is comparable to that of the Packers?
    The answer is no. Everyone knows Vikes fans are the biggest bandwagon jumpers in the NFL, probably due to their extensive history of choking in big games.
    There is NEVER an excuse to need help selling out tickets for a home playoff game. PATHETIC!

  62. DCViking says: Feb 21, 2010 8:30 PM

    I would like to point out the positives of a Viking relocation to LA. The crime rate will immediately go down with the players no longer in town, the average IQ level of Mpls will increase.
    ——————————————-
    The same would apply if all the Sconnie’s left Minnesota and the US and went back to Wisconsin…

  63. lebowski says: Feb 21, 2010 9:23 PM

    Jared Allen:
    “Come on governor! If you help the team get a new stadium, I’ll let you spank my bare ass every day. Not gay or anything…”

  64. Bious says: Feb 21, 2010 9:38 PM

    They are gone.
    Their owners will soon want them gone
    They won’t pay to keep them
    LA here we come!

  65. rockotica says: Feb 21, 2010 9:45 PM

    pawlenty is hack soul-less politician religious freak who cant be trusted ever…he said on meet the press 2day that he would cut soc sec, medicare, unempl benefits if he was president.

  66. PurpleRaid12 says: Feb 21, 2010 10:08 PM

    We’re a valued asset to douche bag Packer fans….. When there isn’t anything talk regarding their team (and… thats being nice, they do it regardless), they’ll troll onto Viking blogs to express their overall insecurity.

  67. Mick730 says: Feb 21, 2010 10:20 PM

    It would be a shame if the Vikings moved away from Minneapolis and it would also be a shame if they built another dome. Build an outdoor stadium and play football where it’s supposed to be played. Bud Grant’s teams used to pound on the Packers, but they were fun to watch in the Met. Great teams.
    The Viking teams in a dome are hard to watch regardless of their record. Football in a dome sucks. And when you get rid of your dome, get rid of that ridiculous Childress. Even Viking fans have to be embarassed by the guy.

  68. LBPACKFAN says: Feb 21, 2010 10:32 PM

    PurpleRaid12 -
    Be bitter.

  69. Pervy Harvin says: Feb 21, 2010 10:41 PM

    @ GobiasINC_1 : I hear when you were a child your mother wanted to hire somebody to take care of you, but the mafia wanted too much.

  70. Beer Cheese Soup says: Feb 21, 2010 11:01 PM

    LBPACKFAN says:
    As a die hard Packer fan…I do NOT want to see the Vikes move. It would be horrible. The NFC North (Black and Blue division) should NEVER be touched. Lots of history there…all the teams hate each other…keep the rivalries in tact.
    ____________________________________
    I couldn’t agree more. Rivalries bring in a lot of money, and Pack-Vikings have one of the best.
    Of course Pack-Bears have more history, but it’s hard to hate their fans when they are loyal, intelligent, and actually have a few championships. No one talks more without having ever won anything than Viking fans, and it always leads to some intense debate when they do.
    What would Viking fans in the media, like Mike Florio and Kevin Seifert, do if they didn’t have that rivalry to get site hits? The impact on the league would be severe, possibly even devastating.
    I don’t know a lot about Pawlenty, other than he is a Minnesota politician (and we all know what that means), but if Viking fans want to keep their team, they need to find a way to get him the message. I would hate to lose such a rich legacy of hatred.

  71. RedskinPete says: Feb 21, 2010 11:58 PM

    When the Vikings played the eagirls in the playoffs 2 years back, the thursday before the game there were 20,000 tickets left (this was the site that posted it) ended up being like 20,000 eagirl fans there, thats a fact. If i wanted to i could go to your website and get season tickets for like $650, there is not anything even going on in MN., and yes i have been MN. i have been to the Metrodome for both of your sports so honestly i dont get it. & i cant stand Chris Carter, he nevered payed up on a bet when he worked on “inside the nfl” where is your Hog outfit Chrissy. HAIL

  72. Ruvell100 says: Feb 22, 2010 12:36 AM

    “We’re important. The Vikings are important. We…we…sell out every game!”
    How come you needed 2 extensions to sell out a playoff game?
    “Well…it doesn’t matter. We still have sold out every game since 1921!”
    From corporate sponsorships, not actual fans. Your team loses money.
    “We sold out every game this year. It was Vikings mania!”
    Because you’re bandwagoners. 10-6 with T-Jack and you didn’t show up. Favre had you believe you could make your run and now you’re the best fans in the world all of a sudden.
    “It’s Pawlenty’s fault. He doesn’t realize what the state of Minnesota would be without the Vikings.”
    Should have supported Zygi’s team and you wouldn’t have this problem. Hope you can come up with some cash, kids. The North wouldn’t be the same without you to laugh at.

  73. PurpleRaid12 says: Feb 22, 2010 12:52 AM

    Be bitter about what PackFan? The fact that your “righteous” QB (who keep in mind KICKED the football to the opposing team) single-handedly cost your 3-1 preseason “champs” a Super Bowl appearance, or a divisional round appearance for that matter… But no worries right? You’ve got him “for the next 10-15 years”. Nope, I’m not bitter about that. And don’t even give me that “we’ve got more championships than you”; I don’t cling to the past… I root for the Vikings regardless of previous postseasons, just like fans of the Bills, Jags, Cards, Chargers, Lions, Seahawks, Browns, Falcons, Panthers, Bengals, Eagles and Texans. That’s a real fan. Not someone that brags about how many champions they have from decades before they were born.

  74. Ilovefoolsball says: Feb 22, 2010 1:01 AM

    Los Angeles Vikings does sound nice. I know that L.A. isn’t much of a football city but maybe they can support the team better than the pathetic whiner fan base supports the Vikes. I swear, ever since the Saints beat the snot out of Favre all that’s come out of that town has been the cries of too much sand in the verginer and complaints of toilet paper being too rough for their derriere’s.

  75. packers4life says: Feb 22, 2010 1:22 AM

    “And I bet if I was to tell him that Aaron Rodgers was the sole reason the Pack lost their playoff game, he would blow a gasket saying how stupid of a statement that was, even though Rodgers’ turnover directly led to the game winning score, while Favre’s directly led to… overtime, where both teams have a 50/50 shot to win.”
    Dude Favre’s interception was still just as bad as Rodgers’ fumble. Sure it didn’t lead to a touchdown like Rodgers’ turnover did but Favre’s interception came right when the Vikings had a great chance of winning the game and going to the Super Bowl. Had he decided not to throw the ball, the game most likely would of never gone into overtime like it did and the Vikings probably would of won.

  76. Adam says: Feb 22, 2010 3:36 AM

    The Vikings organization is TERRIBLE. Held hostage by a 41 year old, too scared to tell their RB to stop fumbling, and can’t get a new stadium made. Y’all in the midwest get pissed and jealous over the big market teams with new stadiums like Colts, Giants/Jets, Eagles, and Cowboys because until Vikings get there own new stadium, they can’t hang with the big boys and Vikes fans feel like even though they have an elite team, they’re not an elite franchise.
    A good franchise is not held hostage by a 41 year old with no back up plan.

  77. favresux says: Feb 22, 2010 7:51 AM

    keeps the boating business busy

  78. sand0 says: Feb 22, 2010 9:01 AM

    @ generalbo,
    As my post proves, the Vikings had higher ratings in their home market than the Packers this last season. Yes, it was a big year for us and undoubtedly our ratings were higher than the average year.
    But my point is that all of you Packer fans are CURRENTLY coming onto every single thread posting about how terrible our fans are. Yet this very last season WE watched the Vikings in a higher percentage than you guys do according to unbiased statistics.
    Yeah it was a big year. But we aren’t the ones going in your threads and spewing nonsense in every single thread about how we don’t go to the games and the fans don’t care. If that were actually true, wouldn’t the Green Bay Packers have had equal or better attendance and ratings in their home market EVERY SEASON? Why would the mighty Packers require us to have a bad year just for their ratings and attendance to be as good as ours.
    You kool-aid drinkers don’t want to believe it, but it is true. Vikes were bigger here than Packers at your town last season. Well, and also the year before. And like most Packer fans you can’t possibly believe our attendance is better than yours and laughed it off as if I can’t prove it. Well, here ya go. You’ve been served.
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance/_/year/2008/sort/homePct

  79. Emoney says: Feb 22, 2010 9:05 AM

    Good bye Vikings

  80. LBPACKFAN says: Feb 22, 2010 9:55 AM

    PurpleRaid -
    I don’t know where you are going with this. Favre and Rodgers had great seasons. Rodgers had a costly turnover and so did Favre.
    The Packers D gave up 40+ pts…It is hard to win when that happens. I blame the defense (or lack thereof) for the loss. Aaron had a great game…minus his first offensive play…and the hacky sack play. It’s a team effort…the Pack lost. I am over it (granted I cling to the past, right?)
    But how about Brett sticking Tracy Porter in the chest? It was a thing of beauty wasn’t it? Continue to be bitter, PurpleRaid. I would be really pissed still too…just a QB run for a few yards…slide…and then a Longwell kick to the super bowl. (just think..2 former Packers getting the Vikes to the Bowl)
    2010 will be a great season (hopefully) and I am looking forward to italready.

  81. LBPACKFAN says: Feb 22, 2010 9:56 AM

    Championships:
    Packers = 3 Super Bowls + 9 NFL Championships
    Vikings = 0 *yawn*

  82. Ruvell100 says: Feb 22, 2010 10:10 AM

    Sando-
    Your link heads to 2008, where the Packers led the league in attendance, percentage-wise, and were 6-10. Amazing, the Vikings fans had another Jesus to worship this year and the attendance shot up. That year, they were a playoff team and were the closest team ever to getting a playoff game blacked out.
    By the way, I live in the metro area. Quit pretending they aren’t flooding the local TV and radio markets on Wednesdays and Thursdays scrambling to sell tickets, only to have them bought up by Clear Channel, etc. A bailout, if you will. You bragging about a Viking sellout is like Bank of America bragging about a boatload of cash they had come in last year.

  83. PurpleRaid12 says: Feb 22, 2010 11:01 AM

    You do still cling to the past, hence your 5th (out 6) post…

  84. TheHydraPart6 says: Feb 22, 2010 12:26 PM

    JimmySmith says:
    February 21, 2010 6:21 PM
    I would take Pawlenty’s comments with a grain of salt, he is a politician and they all talk out of both sides of their mouth.
    But the reality is, the Vikings are in play. As a public service, I would like to point out the positives of a Viking relocation to LA. The crime rate will immediately go down with the players no longer in town, the average IQ level of Mpls will increase with Childress moving out and professional football can be seen each week on Fox with the telecast of Packer games.
    Feel better now?
    —-
    Well said Jimmy

  85. Ruvell100 says: Feb 22, 2010 1:19 PM

    @chicken- You’re comparing the NFL with no salary cap MBL? Not even close to the same thing.
    But you bring up a very good point. The Twins do things the right way and are respectable in their business operations from the word go. They sell out playoff games, they have great attendance, and they got a stadium built. How come you never hear, “The entertainment dollar is stretched too thin in Minnesota. There is so much more to do here than the Vikings” when it comes to the Twins?
    All in all, the people of Minnesota care about the Twins enough to keep them. They don’t care about the Vikings enough.
    And the Brewers are a botched operation and have been for 25 years, but they still got a stadium deal done.
    Been to a T-Wolves game lately? They hand out free tickets in the IDS Center skyway and no one takes them. 8 years ago they were the toughest ticket in town. Minnesota fans evaporate like dandelions at the first sign of failure.

  86. Chickenfoot says: Feb 22, 2010 2:23 PM

    Ruvell100 says:
    February 22, 2010 1:19 PM
    @chicken- You’re comparing the NFL with no salary cap MBL? Not even close to the same thing.
    But you bring up a very good point. The Twins do things the right way and are respectable in their business operations from the word go. They sell out playoff games, they have great attendance, and they got a stadium built. How come you never hear, “The entertainment dollar is stretched too thin in Minnesota. There is so much more to do here than the Vikings” when it comes to the Twins?
    All in all, the people of Minnesota care about the Twins enough to keep them. They don’t care about the Vikings enough.
    And the Brewers are a botched operation and have been for 25 years, but they still got a stadium deal done.
    Been to a T-Wolves game lately? They hand out free tickets in the IDS Center skyway and no one takes them. 8 years ago they were the toughest ticket in town. Minnesota fans evaporate like dandelions at the first sign of failure.
    ============================
    Nice justification on the Brewers.
    Several points too. Good job , hypocrite.
    Brewers are a botched operation is your reasoning? LMAO!
    Do something about it then!
    It is the same thing Ruvell! it doesn’t fit your argument so you toss it aside?
    Salary cap or no, the Brewers are on welfare as far as salaries go. You cannot deny that.
    Yet here you packer fans are, ripping on the Vikings for the same thing.
    You are a typical, hypocritical Wisconsin sports fan.
    There is always a reason with you guys, always.
    You need to let this one go by, you are completely wrong on it and you know it.
    You really think the Vikes aren’t going to get a deal done? Seriously. They aren’t going anywhere.
    I know that a lot of Packer fans want them to move, because if they get a stadium, they are going to shoot up the list of revenue prodcuing teams and that is not good for the Packers.
    Because you “stockholders” own the team. Packer revenue will stay stagnant or go down.
    Unless thier investments pay off.
    Then you will be crying for revenue sharing to come back. So not only will MLB be supporting your sad sack baseball team, you will want the NFL to support your beloved Packers too.
    SUper had it right, the Packers need to jack up ticket prices, otherwise the revenue stream will dry up on them.

  87. TheHydraPart6 says: Feb 22, 2010 2:31 PM

    Chicken,
    Milwaukee’s TV market and reach is not even in the same ballpark as New York and Los Angeles size wise. Advertisers pay more to reach more people therefore Ny and LA’s TV deals dwarf the small markets.

  88. Chickenfoot says: Feb 22, 2010 3:23 PM

    Hydra:
    I understand that. That isn’t the point.
    The point is that the Brewers, like the Vikings, are on welfare.
    There is no argument against it.
    Packer fans are hypocrites. This just proves it
    Please do not patronize me and act as if I do not understand the ecomomics end of all of this.
    If Wisconsin fans are so great, shouldn’t there be a waiting list for Bucks and Brewers season tickets also?
    Being that Wisconsin fans are the “best in the world.”
    It’s hypocritical and it is sickening to listen too every day.

  89. Ruvell100 says: Feb 22, 2010 3:37 PM

    Jeff, this is apples and oranges.
    The Johan Santana deal should prove that. No matter how much the Twins would have offered him, the Mets or Yankees would have upped it $5 Million. He’s not Mauer. He has no ties to Minnesota. Their markets are 10X larger, they generate television and merchandise dollars that dwarf any of the small cap organizations, and there are no real payroll restrictions.
    And the Brewers fans did do something about it. They built a partially state-funded stadium, 15 years removed from a playoff game! Are they on baseball “welfare?” Hell yeah, they won’t ever create the revenue the Yankees, Mets, or Cubs do, just based on their market alone. Ever. No matter what.
    The NFL is different. You have 8 home games. The schedule and cap restrictions are built to make it an “any given Sunday” league. There is much greater national exposure, to the point where you can watch the Bills on a Monday night game. Ever see the Pirates on national TV?
    How would the Vikings getting a stadium hurt the Packers? I get Minneapolis TV and they already have to black out the Packer game in St Croix and Pierce county so that you HAVE to watch the Vikings. It’s a moot point. The Packers make money, the Vikings don’t. If the Vikes make more money, great. The league is virtually communist anyway. More revenue from ANY team is good. The Packers are a model of financial stability, you think the Vikings getting a stadium will even be a blip on the radar? We profited during the 70′s and 80′s!
    Packer stock is a piece of paper. You think people bought it to sell it for a profit? When Mark Murphy states that the Packers were one of the few teams to turn a profit last year, do you think the phones were ringing off the hook, looking for their dividend? Get serious. They are financially sound and that’s all anyone cares about.

  90. TheHydraPart6 says: Feb 22, 2010 3:38 PM

    There isnt a franchise that I know of other than football that has a season ticket waiting list. No body is sold out in baseeball, basketball, or hockey on a season ticket basis. Too many games.
    i fail to understand how the Brewers are a sad sack of a franchise…they outdrew the Twins by 600,000 people!?! And the Twins were in a pennant race all year! The bucks outdraw the Twolves. The Badgers outdraw the Gophers. And we already know about the Vikings attendance problems….so I dont know what to say….

  91. jeffisaturdandwhacksoffdaily says: Feb 22, 2010 3:47 PM

    nice try jeff. you think you can just spout off your nonsense about us packer fans being hypocritical and not get crap for it? i am a proud green bay packer shareholder and as part owner i can honestly say with first hand knowledge that we have the best fans in the world. chew on that!!!

  92. Chickenfoot says: Feb 22, 2010 4:21 PM

    Teams in other sports with season ticket waiting lists.
    NBA:
    Lakers. Thunder, Celtics, Suns, Jazz
    NHL:
    Red Wings, Sabres, Penguins, Rangers, Canadians, Flyers, Canucks and Minnesota Wild.
    MLB:
    Red Sox, White Sox, Giants, Cubs.
    That’s just one part of your post that is wrong Hydra. I don’t have time to pick apart the rest of it.
    I’m quite sure outside of the Twins / Brewers , you are just pulling shit out of your ass.
    As for you Ruvell, I’m not listening to any of your excuses as to why the Brewers are on welfare.
    None of the answers any vikes fans gave to you and your Packer idiots, was good enough.
    Justify it however you have to, but the fact remains that they are on welfare.

  93. Ruvell100 says: Feb 22, 2010 4:54 PM

    I agreed with you. They are on welfare. But they got a stadium deal done and they have outdrawn the Twins for the last several years. And it’s a completely different sport with an entirely different set off circumstances.
    For the record, I’m a Twins fan. Go to roughly 20 games a year, and have since I was a kid. Very proud Minnie stepped up and got the stadium deal done. They are a class organization.

  94. TheHydraPart6 says: Feb 22, 2010 4:59 PM

    Those entire arenas are NOT sold out by season tickets alone. Just what they allocate for season tickets are sold out. In most cases its roughly half capacity my son.

  95. behindtheline28 says: Feb 22, 2010 5:49 PM

    Coming from a die-hard Vikings fan.
    There shouldn’t be an argument here…
    Win a Super Bowl——–> Get a new stadium.
    With an economy that is as bad the the St. Louis Rams, and ticket prices constantly being raised, you can’t expect (us) fans to be willing to donate (our) measly paychecks to watch the Vikings fumble away another chance at erasing our constant embarrassment.

  96. S-K-O-L V-I-K-I-N-G-S says: Feb 22, 2010 6:19 PM

    the vikings at least have a owner that is spending money to better our team. unlike the twins with the polad family 442 riches in the contry still dident spend shit on there stadium or the team. the vikes bring in more money than the twins over all and yes i would like my tax dollars to go to a new stadium instead of bike trails and more shitty gov programs that piss away my tax dollars

  97. Chickenfoot says: Feb 22, 2010 6:21 PM

    TheHydraPart6 says:
    February 22, 2010 4:59 PM
    Those entire arenas are NOT sold out by season tickets alone. Just what they allocate for season tickets are sold out. In most cases its roughly half capacity my son.
    ================================
    Prove it. Not believing it just because you say so.

  98. Fan of Football says: Feb 22, 2010 6:38 PM

    “Dude Favre’s interception was still just as bad as Rodgers’ fumble. Sure it didn’t lead to a touchdown like Rodgers’ turnover did but Favre’s interception came right when the Vikings had a great chance of winning the game and going to the Super Bowl. Had he decided not to throw the ball, the game most likely would of never gone into overtime like it did and the Vikings probably would of won. ”
    This is exactly why NFL fans consider Packer fans the dumbest fans around. A “great” chance Longwell will make a FG longer then any he has ever made in his career? This in the last play to get to the SB where the defense will be rushing the kick harder then they ever rushed a kick before? A great chance Longwell nails that 56 yarder? Keep in mind, Packer fans say this after their self-proclaimed God Ted Thompson CUT Longwell from the team because he was getting too old and his leg was getting too WEAK.
    Yep, Great chance he makes that.
    You want to talk about a great chance? How about there is a GREAT chance Arizona scores on this play right here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foVp8i86Z_Y

  99. LBPACKFAN says: Feb 22, 2010 7:38 PM

    Fan of Football -
    It sure looked like Favre had plenty of room to run to around the 32-35 yard line which would’ve made about a 50-52 yard field goal. Very very makeable kick…especially indoors.
    You want to talk about a great chance? How about there is a GREAT chance Brett Favre sticks Tracy Porter in the chest here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PQi_wd4ol4

  100. Ruvell100 says: Feb 22, 2010 7:51 PM

    Fag_of_Four- You have no dog in this fight. Remember when you defended Favre after his 6 pick performance against St Louis and blamed it on the receivers? Your depth of football knowledge not related to #4 is so pathetic, you’d think you just moved here from Romania.

  101. sand0 says: Feb 23, 2010 8:44 AM

    Ruvell,
    Man I need a link that is more clear because you guys can just plead ignorance to pretend this link doesn’t prove exactly what I say it does. I changed the year which you refused to do yourself.
    http://espn.go.com/nfl/attendance/_/year/2009/sort/homePct
    Also, note that some years the calculator is broken and gives the Packers way higher attendance than in reality. Their stadium has a capacity just shy of 73k yet seasons 2008 and earlier it gives them 115% capacity with 70k average attendance. Long story short just go to the current year that I was referring to and for 2008 you have to manually do the math and you can see our attendance is again higher. 115% is not possible if you think about it. :0
    You are right. Vikings seats often are sold leading up to the game. But when games kick off, our actual paid attendance is typically higher than Lambeau and our ratings when both clubs are playoff caliber are higher here based on last year. Both teams sell out whether TV buys the last 0.1 to 0.5 percent of seats are not. But people who paid for tickets but still don’t bother going is higher in Lambeau. Last season your attendance percentage for the Vikings game, obviously your best week, was just shy of 99% which is about our low all season.
    All you Vikings haters that call us bandwagon this and that go more by just the attitude of our media than anything else. Our culture if you will just seems that way. We diss them when they suck and laud them when they are good but we still watch them either way. It is just how we talk. Vikings fans are only proud of their team when it is good while you Packer fans prove that even after getting your asses pounded you still have every bit of stupid crap to say about our team. Even more so because you have to compensate.
    I’m really not trying to put you down either. I get pushed to that by the hundreds of false crap you guys spam our boards with. No other fans post that crap about us. All I am trying to argue is that if you look at actual ratings and attendance of our team compared to the league average you will see that our franchise is very solid. Our career winning percentage is also very solid and over .500. The ONLY thing that we don’t have is a super bowl. But if that was all that mattered then you Packer fans have just watched 39 of your last 40 seasons be complete failures which is just one better than us…Laddi friken dah.
    The only reason I compare the stats with the Packers is that you guys spew all the crap and while you guys do have great attendance and ratings they still aren’t any better than ours so seriously why the hell do you get off thinking it is something you get to talk about. Just because you heard something on a board once? So lame.
    It is just kool-aid drinking. You are selective about what you believe. To you think things like “Vikes are bandwagon hoppers” and they “can’t sell seats” and “can’t get a stadium” are every bit as factual evidence of our suckitude than the actual ratings, attendance, and winning percentage which are all solid.
    We don’t have a super bowl and our stadium is out of date. That is really all you have on us for the most part. We have a great city and a good team. Piss off you little wankers. Go watch the Brewers continue their amazing legacy of sucking royally.

  102. TheHydraPart6 says: Feb 23, 2010 11:09 AM

    just could have got section 102 row 9 for tomorrows red wings vs. canucks game…at the box office.LOL Do I need to continue or are you willing to concede you are way wrong on this one?

  103. TheHydraPart6 says: Feb 23, 2010 11:15 AM

    lakers at home against sacremento….got section PR1 row 9. Face value 155.00. Pretty good seats!!

  104. TheHydraPart6 says: Feb 23, 2010 11:18 AM

    Brewers at Cubs April 14th section 118 row 1…wanna go?

  105. TheHydraPart6 says: Feb 23, 2010 11:20 AM

    March 7th Section c30 row 2 against calgary. I always enjoy a weekend in Minneapolis. Might try that one!! Continuing on….

  106. TheHydraPart6 says: Feb 23, 2010 11:55 AM

    Good seats for the Red Sox vs. Seattle….only games you cant get box office tix to for them are yankee games. The White Sox? Are you kidding? That place is 3/4 empty every night!!!

  107. VikingFan09 says: Feb 23, 2010 12:00 PM

    The fans refuse to purchase anything Viking as long as they stink up Minnesota and the rest of the NFL. Put good players on the team and the fans will watch. it’s fairly simple.
    PACKER FANS SUCK

  108. Chickenfoot says: Feb 23, 2010 12:34 PM

    This is from stub hub, right Hydra?
    Wow! You can get packer ticketes there also.

  109. TheHydraPart6 says: Feb 23, 2010 12:44 PM

    Not StubHub. All directly from each teams website.

  110. PurpleRaid12 says: Feb 23, 2010 12:48 PM

    No one wants to go on these family outings with you and mom and dad Hydra.

  111. TheHydraPart6 says: Feb 23, 2010 1:06 PM

    PurpleRaid12 says:
    February 23, 2010 12:48 PM
    No one wants to go on these family outings with you and mom and dad Hydra
    —-
    good one

  112. Ruvell100 says: Feb 23, 2010 4:04 PM

    Sando-
    I had a nice long reply spelled out but I’ll spare it. I’m just stirring the pot, man, settle down. The point I made regarding 08 is that your attendance improved drastically from 08 to 09. I saw the 09 list. It’s good, I’m happy for you. Your fans don’t go when they’re not winning. That is the definition of bandwagon. Not trying to be a dick, just stating the facts. Just ask this guy…
    VikingFan09 says
    “The fans refuse to purchase anything Viking as long as they stink up Minnesota and the rest of the NFL. Put good players on the team and the fans will watch. it’s fairly simple.
    PACKER FANS SUCK”
    __________
    Is this the class and sophistication Minnesota has over Wisconsin?

  113. PurpleRaid12 says: Feb 23, 2010 4:52 PM

    good one?
    It wasn’t a joke. you’ve posted, wow, 12 times on this article alone, so you can’t have a job. The ideology you posses is so pathetic, so you can’t be in school (college). The only conclusion, is that you must still live with you parents at age 30 OR you’re just a KID, either way those events you posted would be family outings.

  114. PurpleRaid12 says: Feb 23, 2010 7:45 PM

    Hydra my post didn’t take. strange. But it wasn’t a joke when I said ‘family outings’. First of all, You’ve posted I believe 12 comments on this article alone, which means you clearly don’t have a job, you can’t possibly be on the internet (or PFT for that matter) that often in the real world. Secondly, the ‘points’ and ‘arguments’ you make are pathetic to say the least, which means you probably aren’t that educated, Thirdly you make threats on a blog towards your peers under pseudo-gay usernames, (see. Supersuckers) like the “break my face” incident with Majik, which clearly means you’re a child. So yes, all those events you have lined up and asking for takers, MUST be family outings. GOOD ONE huh?

  115. turk yary says: Feb 24, 2010 8:32 AM

    Hey Fan of Football,
    Just to clarify: Thompson didn’t “cut” Longwell. Longwell’s contract was up, and he bolted to the Vikings without listening to any offers from Thompson. Think Ted hates the Vikings? I’m thinking so…

  116. edgy1957 says: Feb 24, 2010 1:16 PM

    Under the plan that I emailed the gov, the city/state would kick in UP TO $300 mil and that could mean a PSL for MOST of the fans that would range from $450 to $5000, depending on how much the city/state AND the NFL kicked in. The Vikings would pay the city rent and if they make it as little as what the Cowboys pay ($2 mil per year), that’s $60 mil after 30 years. If the state were to impose a 5% surtax on tickets and the costs remain the same, after 30 years, they’d get $73 mil back. Add in tax revenue from concessions AND other events AND parking PLUS the ability for the city to hold their own events and that adds up. Also, like the Cowboys, the Vikings could be allowed to buy the stadium outright after 30 years at a reduced price (but say NO LESS than $175 million) and over 30 years, the city and state will get their money back.
    BTW, Mike, you should sell tickets to any post that involves the Vikings or Packers because they spend so much time chewing on each other. Hell, you should charge double for them when they start it up in posts that have nothing to do with either. :)

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