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Vikings stadium issue likely on hold until 2011

Florio wrote recently that the Vikings stadium bill faced an uphill climb after recent developments.

On Monday, that climb basically gave up for the year.  ESPN’s Kevin Seifert reports that the Minnesota state legislature will adjourn on Monday after a budget session that paid no more attention to the Vikings’ stadium proposal.

The only chance for the issue to get addressed this year would be for Governor Tim Pawlenty to call a special session with the purpose of voting on a stadium bill in the summer.  That scenario is seen as very unlikely. 

The issue has essentially been tabled until February of 2011 at the earliest, with little to no progress made this year.  The Metrodome’s lease ends in February 2012. 

Seifert provides a nice recap of the stadium issue as it stands.  Nothing that has happened thus far will make Vikings fans feel particularly secure about the future of pro football in Minnesota.

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  1. gregjennings says: May 17, 2010 12:26 PM

    Maybe the Vikings can win a Superbowl in LA.

  2. LBPACKFAN says: May 17, 2010 12:29 PM

    Ughh…this sucks.
    As much as I wanna tease my Viking friends, this isn’t cool. I cant picture an NFL season for my Pack without seeing “Minnesota Vikings” on their twice.
    GET IT DONE!!!

  3. Contra says: May 17, 2010 12:39 PM

    Here come the flood of posts from Packer fans holding on to false hopes of Vikings leaving for LA.
    The Vikings are not moving to LA! Let me repeat that…the Vikings are NOT moving to LA!
    Its understanding why you would want the Vikings to leave. Heck, if I had someone living with me that constantly beat me everytime we crossed paths then I too would hope they would leave.
    Vikings will get their stadium.

  4. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: May 17, 2010 12:41 PM

    there is a perfectly good gopher stadium to use. add the extra 30,000 seats it can accompany with construction, somehow put on a roof because it’s too damn cold, get rid of the gopher football team that nobody give a rats fat ass about, and lets get this thing done.
    but, if the vikings move by 2012, fine. i’m getting sick of living vicariously through athletes accomplishments anyways. if the most exciting moment of my life is a sports team winning a championship, then my life is kind of pathetic. now, i will wait to see if any other internetists agree with me as i drink apple juice in my parents basement.

  5. Johnnyb612 says: May 17, 2010 12:48 PM

    Sorry to say this, but their fans are getting just what they deserve. They have some of the most unloyal, fair weather fans in all of sports. Minnesota is not the right place for professional sports. How else would the “state of hockey” lose their professional hockey team? How do you lose a world championship basketball team while they were in their prime? This state is more about homos slapping each others asses as they enter their next Guthrie theartre play. Cheer up Minnesota! You’ll always have homos!

  6. flpackerfan says: May 17, 2010 1:00 PM

    no fan base in sports deserves a team relocation….except for Viking fans. I can’t wait for this to happen!!

  7. GBP says: May 17, 2010 1:01 PM

    Save us Pervy. Use your MMA skills on someone. Make them understand that your sources told you not to worry. Hahahaha!!!

  8. rodstiffington says: May 17, 2010 1:06 PM

    Screw Unemployment! Screw the deficit!! Screw the “economy” that’s in the shitter!!! We need you… the fans… who pay for our OVER PRICED tickets, concession and merchandise to dig a little bit deeper in your pockets, and buy us a new stadium!

  9. lebowski says: May 17, 2010 1:15 PM

    Contra says;
    “Heck, if I had someone living with me that constantly beat me everytime we crossed paths then I too would hope they would leave.”
    All time record of Packers vs. Vikings….. 49-47-1. You must have a different interpretation of the word ‘constant’… maybe three in a row?

  10. jusford says: May 17, 2010 1:19 PM

    If MN would have used common sense, Minnesota (with taxpayer money) would have built a stadium that both the Gophers and Vikings could use. The Vikings have a greedy owner (oxymoron?) who wants to build a stadium with taxpayer money now at the lowest cost and pump up the value so he can sell. He’s not interested on whether or not the Vikings stay but rather where he can flip them to make a huge profit. The Twins owners showed how to get it done and kicked in more money on the “extras” to make an awesome venue. Ziggy could have had Ziggytown in Blaine but blew the deal seeking a lower bid from Minneapolis.
    For full article: http://tinyurl.com/27zq7ue

  11. Contra says: May 17, 2010 1:23 PM

    Johnnyb612 says:
    May 17, 2010 12:48 PM
    Sorry to say this, but their fans are getting just what they deserve. They have some of the most unloyal, fair weather fans in all of sports. Minnesota is not the right place for professional sports. How else would the “state of hockey” lose their professional hockey team? How do you lose a world championship basketball team while they were in their prime? This state is more about homos slapping each others asses as they enter their next Guthrie theartre play. Cheer up Minnesota! You’ll always have homos!
    ——-
    Oh really? This has nothing to do with politicians who aspire to become president? This has nothing to do to keep a clean political slate while getting the nod from the RNC? One man, Pawlenty, puts the stops on this…not the entire state of MN.

  12. edgy1957 says: May 17, 2010 1:23 PM

    Johnnyb612 says:
    Sorry to say this, but their fans are getting just what they deserve. They have some of the most
    ***************************
    I guess those fair weather Braves fans should be admonished for losing their team to Atlanta…
    Let’s not forget that before the Lakers moved, MLB made the commitment to move TWO teams out of New York, hardly a crappy sports town and the Warriors left Philly for San Francisco, two years later. Chicago couldn’t keep two other teams before they finally kept them Bulls and finally, Milwaukee lost their basketball team to St. Louis and ironically, tbey moved to Atlanta to join the Braves. Teams saw the western expansion as a way to get into untapped markets and NOT necessarily to leave a bad market.

  13. schooney says: May 17, 2010 1:23 PM

    Will Jerry get a new “LEATHER” face??????

  14. Thor_of_Valhalla says: May 17, 2010 1:28 PM

    @ Johnnyb612
    Was that even a real post!? Minnesota will always have homos? A little homophobic there buddy?
    “Sorry about your stadium, we got homos slapping each other on the ass to worry about.”
    You are lame!

  15. Silent Ninja says: May 17, 2010 1:32 PM

    I hope they don’t move to LA that city has proven twice already that it doesn’t deserve a football team. I would really hate to see the Vikings move because that would destroy one of the best and oldest rivalries in the NFL no true football fan would want this. If the Vikings do end up moving which is looking like a big possibility right now I hope they go to San Antonio and not LA

  16. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: May 17, 2010 1:33 PM

    Johnny
    it’s probably because Minnesotans don’t live or die by their sports teams. Unlike Green Bay, Minneapolis will be just fine if they lose their football team. Green Bay on the other hand would become a mass suicide zone.

  17. OLDCRACKER says: May 17, 2010 1:39 PM

    The politicians will not address this during an election year! (Too many tax payers that still vote.)
    Wait until next year, then they won’t think twice of screwing the tax payers for the benefit of the NFL Billionaire’s Club, Minnesota chapter. By 2012, and a Super Bowl in the trophy case, the voters will have forgotten any new taxes to pay for it.
    With their college teams doing so well, Florida won’t support 3 NFL teams. The Vikings are not going anywhere, the Jaguars have LA in their pocket. But, from the lessons taught by Al Davis, the Jags will wait until the city and county officials in California grovel and sell their souls for a team. Who needs roads, schools, sewers, parks, police, fire………?

  18. FreeAgentPro says: May 17, 2010 1:40 PM

    If the Vikings move to LA, the NFL will prolly keep them in the NFC North. There is too much tradition to move them to…what…the NFC West? The rest of the NFC North will welcome the vacation to LA once a year. Besides, I think it is the Jags who are the more likely candidate for LA.

  19. Gabe Northern says: May 17, 2010 1:40 PM

    Who was the genius that decided to build that gem for the Gophers without considering next steps for the Vikes?
    Screw the NFL, but please make sure the local Big 10 squad has a world class venue in which to barely qualify for bowl eligibility?

  20. rcpecook says: May 17, 2010 1:41 PM

    Good bye!

  21. AlCortez says: May 17, 2010 1:43 PM

    So the third of three (count’em three) new stadia that the taxpayers are on the hook for, to replace the one serviceable-but-lackluster Metrodome (that is fully paid off), is not happening fast enough for the multimillionaire who stands to profit from it?
    Truly, all existence is suffering.

  22. GBfanForever says: May 17, 2010 1:43 PM

    # Profanity in ALL CAPS says: May 17, 2010 1:33 PM
    Johnny
    it’s probably because Minnesotans don’t live or die by their sports teams. Unlike Green Bay, Minneapolis will be just fine if they lose their football team. Green Bay on the other hand would become a mass suicide zone.
    ————————————————–
    One of the dumber comments you might find on PFT these days. If Minnesotans don’t live and die by their teams, why do we see such petulant posts from vikings fans here? Why do you see Twins fans drive 8 hrs to see a ballgame at miller park?

  23. dlmcc0909 says: May 17, 2010 1:45 PM

    I dont get why sports teams and owners dont understand that there is a world outside their little one. We all love sports and our teams, but man its hard out there right now. Most of us are just happy we have been able to hold onto our jobs. The last thing I want to do is pony up money for a new stadium. As much as I may love my team, I love my family more and alot of us are holding on to every penny we can right now and trying to cut back.
    If the Vikings or any other team dont understand why we dont want an increase in taxes to fund a stadium, or have to pay for a PSL, then they truly are clueless. There are more important things for me to worry abour right now than the Vikings getting some new stadium that I will just be priced out of going to anyway. Greedy unions and arrogant ownership are a quick way to ruin

  24. PckrFnInMinn says: May 17, 2010 1:54 PM

    Profanity,
    That’s a nice, typical Minnesotan attitude displayed right there. We are better than you because we have a bigger city with more to do and are therefore more culturally diverse/accepting than you “rednecks” in Wisconsin. Or maybe we prefer to not live in a metropolis riddled with crime. Don’t play the card of “at least we’ll have other things to do”. That’s the definition of fair weather fan, you probably didn’t watch any of the games on tv, let alone purchase a ticket, during the “bad” years. As a Packer fan I want nothing more than to be able to point and laugh at my friends here in Minneapolis when the team leaves, but I also wouldn’t be able to come to terms to losing that rivalry that the Packers/Vikings Wisconsin/Minnesota border battle brings!
    On a more even-keeled note, Pawlenty is screwing the pooch on this one, and Ziggy isn’t helping anything. I can’t believe that a state that built two new stadiums would all of a sudden close up on a third and final stadium. How expensive can it be to tear the roof off the Humpty Dome and to do a little remodeling?

  25. Contra says: May 17, 2010 1:57 PM

    lebowski says:
    May 17, 2010 1:15 PM
    Contra says;
    “Heck, if I had someone living with me that constantly beat me everytime we crossed paths then I too would hope they would leave.”
    All time record of Packers vs. Vikings….. 49-47-1. You must have a different interpretation of the word ‘constant’… maybe three in a row?
    ——
    At least you are the reasonable one by posting the lifetime record. Some of your asshat fans like to comment, since 2006 the Packers lead the Vikings 5-3.

  26. CanadianVikingFan says: May 17, 2010 1:59 PM

    LBPACKFAN seems to be the only sensible Packer around.
    Hell if it comes time to move, move the stadium into my city. It would keep em in the NFC North.
    A man can dream, can’t he.

  27. lars thorwald says: May 17, 2010 1:59 PM

    Minneapolis Lakers became the L.A. Lakers.
    Minnesota North Stars became the Dallas Stars.
    So maybe its just a natural sequence of events that the Vikings leave at some point. And eventually Minnesota gets another franchise, ala the Timberwolves and Wild.
    At least the Twins don’t appear to be headed anywhere.
    Yet.

  28. The Pillager says: May 17, 2010 2:05 PM

    # Bears 287 Packers -26 says: May 17, 2010 1:23 PM
    Ziggy will go where he can make the most money, it’s in his genes.
    ______________________________________
    I dare you to expound on your comment!!!!
    Unless you are referring to his genes as an owner (which would not make sense) then you are referring to his Jewish heritage/ethnicity and you and i need to have a long talk in the parking lot!!!!
    I obviously know from your stereo typical/anti-Semitic remark that you have know education what so ever not only about Jews but world history which we have greatly impacted for the good (Monotheism, Democracy, Capatilism, and lets not forget about the hundreds of noble prizes)
    Anyway show me someone these days that isn’t cheap!!

  29. Draft King says: May 17, 2010 2:06 PM

    It will be very difficult for elected leaders in Minnesota to put public funds toward a new stadium so soon after the I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis that happened in August 2007.

  30. saaz300942 says: May 17, 2010 2:13 PM

    I am and will always be a diehard Vikings fan. I would hate to
    see them leave Minnesota ( I reside in Massachusetts and hate
    the Patriots with a passion) and feel bad for you Minnesotans
    but I believe if Ziggy wants a new stadium let him foot the whole
    bill. We all know he has the money.

  31. sand0 says: May 17, 2010 2:16 PM

    It is important to keep perspective on this issue.
    It is a popular issue locally because it is our team. The reason it gets the PFT airtime is because the Vikings haters eat this kind of stuff up.
    But realistically the odds are very low that this team will change locations. Why would the NFL want a popular team with no significant attendance or viewership problems to move when there are multiple teams that struggle to sell 70% of their tickets at times?
    Vikings as a franchise have only one issue. An outdated stadium. That can be fixed. Teams like the Jaguars and Raiders have deeper problems that can’t be fixed by something like a bill.

  32. mattgso says: May 17, 2010 2:21 PM

    “…Silent Ninja says:
    May 17, 2010 1:32 PM
    I would really hate to see the Vikings move because that would destroy one of the best and oldest rivalries in the NFL …”
    Second only to the Packers-Bears rivalry.

  33. lebowski says: May 17, 2010 2:27 PM

    Vikes aren’t going anywhere, the article by Seifert points out that playing in the Metrodome beyond the end of their lease is an option. Not the best option, but it’s not like they’ll be homeless starting in 2012. They still have a few years to iron this out, and once a plan is in place they can simply renew at the Metrodome on a year-by-year basis until the new digs are ready. Relax, people.

  34. Professor says: May 17, 2010 2:34 PM

    @ The Pillager:
    Jews are notorious for being detail-oriented, and yet you still have a typo in your post (you have “know” education).
    Pipe down Jew, you killed Jesus!

  35. Love_Boat_Scandal says: May 17, 2010 2:35 PM

    Vikes are moving to L.A. It’s practically a done deal.

  36. Dewey Axewoond says: May 17, 2010 2:41 PM

    @Pillager,
    You “dare” someone, eh? Ooooh!–everyone be careful! An internet tough guy is talking to people in parking lots!!
    How do you know he wasn’t just talking about the Wilf FAMILY?
    Climb down off your self-righteous PC soapbox– take your “Capatilism” and “noble prizes” with you–and do us all a huge favor: STFU with that whiny noise.

  37. Silent Ninja says: May 17, 2010 2:42 PM

    The Pillager says: May 17, 2010 2:05 PM# Bears 287 Packers -26 says: May 17, 2010 1:23 PM Ziggy will go where he can make the most money, it’s in his genes______________________________________ I dare you to expound on your comment!!! Unless you are referring to his genes as an owner (which would not make sense) then you are referring to his Jewish heritage/ethnicity and you and i need to have a long talk in the parking lot!!!!
    Why did Moses and the Jews wander around the desert for 40 years? Because somebody dropped a quarter! Haha sorry I had to do it! Flame away

  38. Contra says: May 17, 2010 2:42 PM

    mattgso says:
    May 17, 2010 2:21 PM
    “…Silent Ninja says:
    May 17, 2010 1:32 PM
    I would really hate to see the Vikings move because that would destroy one of the best and oldest rivalries in the NFL …”
    Second only to the Packers-Bears rivalry.
    ———
    Hate to break it to you but Packers-Vikings is the real rivalry. Ask any fan of any of those two teams what the team they look forward to playing/beating and each side will claims Vikings/Packers.

  39. purpleguy says: May 17, 2010 2:43 PM

    For the frigging 1000th time, which I will repeat since the same suspects keep repeating the LA mantra between bites of their hot pockets and twinkies — the bills introduced this session were setting up a deal next year. If nothing happens next year, we can then toast the Vikes potential departure with your hot pockets and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer.

  40. Silent Ninja says: May 17, 2010 3:07 PM

    mattgso says: May 17, 2010 2:21 PM”…Silent Ninja says: May 17, 2010 1:32 PM I would really hate to see the Vikings move because that would destroy one of the best and oldest rivalries in the NFL …” Second only to the Packers-Bears rivalry
    Pretty sure the only people who circle those games on their calendars are Bears because I don’t even think the Packers realize they have a rivalry with you anymore. How many Monday night football games or Sunday night football games do the Packers and Bears get?

  41. LBPACKFAN says: May 17, 2010 3:20 PM

    Silent Ninja –
    Packers-Bears opened up last year on Sunday night…2008 they had a Monday night game….2007 they had a Sunday night game….there is usually 1 of the Packers-Bears games each year on prime time.
    Packers-Bears is still a bitter rivalry…yes, the Packers-Vikings rivalry has escalated in recent years…obviously with Bret Pharv joining the team it’s through the roof.

  42. JimmySmith says: May 17, 2010 3:24 PM

    Nothing that has happened thus far will make Vikings fans feel particularly secure about the future of pro football in Minnesota.
    Wait, hold the presses, is there really “PRO” football in Minnesota? Who knew?

  43. DCViking says: May 17, 2010 4:01 PM

    JimmySmith says: May 17, 2010 3:24 PM
    Nothing that has happened thus far will make Vikings fans feel particularly secure about the future of pro football in Minnesota.
    Wait, hold the presses, is there really “PRO” football in Minnesota? Who knew?
    ———————————————–
    Nope, no Pro Teams in Minnesota — Packers got done twice last year by complete amateurs…speaks well for them though!

  44. Leroy'sButler says: May 17, 2010 4:04 PM

    Favre is Jewish.

  45. Dewey Axewoond says: May 17, 2010 4:05 PM

    Contra says:
    May 17, 2010 2:42 PM
    mattgso says:
    May 17, 2010 2:21 PM
    “…Silent Ninja says:
    May 17, 2010 1:32 PM
    I would really hate to see the Vikings move because that would destroy one of the best and oldest rivalries in the NFL …”
    Second only to the Packers-Bears rivalry.
    ———
    Hate to break it to you but Packers-Vikings is the real rivalry. Ask any fan of any of those two teams what the team they look forward to playing/beating and each side will claims Vikings/Packers.
    ________________________________
    Sure, ever since the Pack-Queens have had a lover’s spat over Bratt it has been (and maybe for a couple years before).
    But don’t fool yourselves, Hypequeens–the Bears and Packers STARTED this league, they have the history, the names, the legacy, the HOF’ers, the coaches (and corresponding trophies), and most importantly, the CHAMPIONSHIPS, something the Miniscrotum Hypequeens DON’T.
    And you know what makes the Bears-Packers rivalry so great?
    There’s HATE there, but there’s also an element of RESPECT.
    Nobody respects the Biqueens.
    Not the players, not the owner, not the coaches, not the fans, not the “organization”, and certainly not the history (or lack thereof, to be more precise–unless you count 0-4 as “history”).
    So yeah, you guys are like a flavor-of-the-month rivalry, intensfied thanks to Bratt’s soap opera shenanigans, but don’t get it twisted:
    Just because the Packers and their fans HATE you, doesn’t mean they RESPECT you, too. There’s a difference.

  46. kevinlone says: May 17, 2010 4:06 PM

    Does anyone care if the Vikings move to LA?? I think not…and for all you hammerhead Viking fans that emphatically state”no way the Vikes move” dont own the team..Mr. Wilf owns the team,and money talks..and really,how many more years can anyone play in that turd you call a stadium??

  47. Bious says: May 17, 2010 4:10 PM

    Vikings fans should be quite worried
    They have to raise taxes to get this stadium going but the general public refuses to do so
    So….they have to find a way to get a LOT of money….

  48. Dogsweat says: May 17, 2010 4:17 PM

    Los Angeles Vikings 2011….

  49. Dewey Axewoond says: May 17, 2010 4:18 PM

    May 17, 2010 3:20 PM
    Silent Ninja –
    Packers-Bears opened up last year on Sunday night…2008 they had a Monday night game….2007 they had a Sunday night game….there is usually 1 of the Packers-Bears games each year on prime time.
    Packers-Bears is still a bitter rivalry…yes, the Packers-Vikings rivalry has escalated in recent years…obviously with Bret Pharv joining the team it’s through the roof.
    ____________________________
    There’s really just no comparison–As of 2009, the Bears and Packers are the NFL’s two most successful franchises.
    The two clubs have won a combined 21 championships in the league’s 87 year history.
    They combine for 48 players in the HOF.
    NFL Championship(s)
    Bears–9
    Pack–12
    (21 total)
    Conference Championships
    Bears–4
    Pack–8
    (12 total)
    Division Championships
    Bears–17
    Pack–13
    (30 total)
    Playoff Appearances
    Bears–25
    Pack–26
    (51 total)
    Last 8 NFC Central/NFC North Division Champions
    2001 Chicago Bears
    2002 Green Bay Packers
    2003 Green Bay Packers
    2004 Green Bay Packers
    2005 Chicago Bears
    2006 Chicago Bears
    2007 Green Bay Packers
    2008 Minnesota Vikings
    2009 Minnesota Vikings
    First Meeting: November 27, 1921
    First Result: CHI 20, GB 0
    Last Meeting: December 13, 2009
    Last Result: GB 21, CHI 14
    Next Meeting 2010
    Rivalry status 179 meetings
    Largest victory CHI: 61–7 (1980)
    Smallest victory CHI: 2–0 (1938)
    GB: 2–0 (1932)
    Current Streak GB: W2 (2009–)
    Longest Streak GB: W10 (1994–1998)
    Current Trend CHI: Won 6 of last 10
    All-Time Series CHI: leads 91–82–6
    For other info and historic games, see:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bears%E2%80%93Packers_rivalry

  50. The Pillager says: May 17, 2010 4:20 PM

    Hey Professor – first and foremost i would rather be notorious for details and family than spousal abuse, illiteracy, alcoholism, high divorce rates and down right ignorance.
    My typo was due to the fact that i am multi tasking as a consultant while you are sitting in your house that still has your 3 brothers, 2 sisters, grandmother and unemployed father (who is also your uncle) drinking a beer wishing you could win the lottery!!!!!!
    and Dewey Axewoond of course i was joking you freakn idiot you think i am actually going to schedule a fight offline somehow – what an idiot!! it was simply a way of expressing my anger and as far as being PC – well i would not need to be if you idiots were able to keep these posting about football and not race and religion.
    Oh and btw you moron the Romans killed who you call Jesus and Christianity as you know was organized and sold by Constantine 400 years after Jesus died!!!!!!!!!!!
    And if you are claiming we killed Jesus than most likely you are Catholic so that means you repent to men that molest boys!!!

  51. The Pillager says: May 17, 2010 4:23 PM

    Silent Ninja
    your joke is just a little lame (sarcastic tone) – we usually say because he would not ask for directions…
    anyway people this is Pro Football Talk – so keep it football or keep it the f*#k off this site!!!!!!!!

  52. LBPACKFAN says: May 17, 2010 4:29 PM

    DCViking –
    Thanks for not bringing up the Tampa loss… :)

  53. Biff Henderson says: May 17, 2010 4:33 PM

    I heard Zigi will enlist Vikings Nation to build a giant igloo to play in until this issue is resolved.

  54. TheBaySay says: May 17, 2010 4:39 PM

    If they move, memories of the rivalry will take up their place in legend alongside the “Battle of the Bays.”

  55. The Pillager says: May 17, 2010 4:50 PM

    Biff Henderson –
    not a bad idea – a sustainable complex that would look really cool – remember in one of the recent James Bond films the ice hotel – you can actually google some real all ice structures!!

  56. Elgar says: May 17, 2010 4:59 PM

    Timing is everything. Why would someone want to build a stadium now, when the construction costs are at a low because of the recession? Why not wait until the lease expires in 2011 so that Zygi and those guys out in California standing ready to build stadia near LA can have the NFLPA issues resolved and know what a realistic selling price is for the Viking franchise? Why not fool around just appeasing people who wrongly think that if all the rich people on this planet were somehow eliminated, they could find something to be proud of in themselves? Oh, wait… It would take actual sanity to answer such questions properly.
    Nevermind. I’ve just answered my own questions about what will happen and why…

  57. jimicos says: May 17, 2010 5:02 PM

    The Pillager says:
    May 17, 2010 2:05 PM
    …I obviously know from your stereo typical/anti-Semitic remark that you have know education what so ever…
    ————————
    http://40daydetox.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/irony.jpg

  58. Dewey Axewoond says: May 17, 2010 5:12 PM

    The Pillager says:
    well i would not need to be if you idiots were able to keep these posting about football and not race and religion.
    anyway people this is Pro Football Talk – so keep it football or keep it the f*#k off this site!!!!!!!!
    ___________________________________
    Oy vey!
    YOU BROUGHT IT UP, you sniveling, hypocritical, hypochondriacal windbag r-tard pu$$y.
    I thought you people were supposed to be smart…?

  59. SidHartman says: May 17, 2010 5:18 PM

    Hey Dewey – how convenient that you left off the Vikings 16 NFC Central division championships from 1968-2000 (and the 1969 NFL Champioship). But hey, don’t let facts get in the way.
    SKOL Vikings

  60. JimmySmith says: May 17, 2010 5:26 PM

    For all the douche bag Biqueen fans who have consistently said that there was no way in Hell that the Vikings would relocate, well, I hate to break it to you but its looking more and more like they will move. How the state could just stand by is beyond me.
    So what the Viking fans are ignorant, don’t know much about football, think BrINT Favre is a real QB and buy gerbils by the dozen, well no one is perfect but the Minnesota politicians should realize the dollars at stake. Why don’t all the Viking fans do a big bake sale and try to save the Vikings? Do something beside grease up your boyfriend’s behind and try to save the Vikings.

  61. Biff Henderson says: May 17, 2010 5:45 PM

    One game of those pussies freezing their asses off in a snowbank and Zigi gets his way.

  62. The Pillager says: May 17, 2010 5:50 PM

    jimicos –
    nice link!! i am going to bookmark that bad boy!!
    Dewey Axewoond- i did not bring it up i responded as anyone with ethics would have…unfortunately you had to pipe in ya schmuck using terms you cannot even define..
    so now i am sniveling and complaining about my health?????
    VIKINGS NFC NORTH CHAMPS AGAIN!!!!!
    Hey Dewey stop holding onto the past – anyone that brings up championships more than 5 years ago is simply not facing reality!!!
    Green Bay in 1997 (13 years ago!!) and Chicago Bears 1986 (24 years ago)!!!
    and yes i know we have not been to the big dance since 1977 which we loss (4 times)……
    Face it the North is not what it used to be but as far as the last 3-5 years the Vikings have been the ones improving and not living in some fantasy world!! (2 Offensive Rookie of the Year Awards, NFC Championship Game, a coach who only improves on his record every year, all of last years draft class started some games, etc.!!)
    You really think A. Rodgers can take that many more hits????

  63. bluestree says: May 17, 2010 6:04 PM

    This is a tough time to ask the public for financial support, you need to show them that their investment will provide jobs. Insist on using as much of the local workforce as you can, architects, bricklayers, etc. And provide for local material sourcing, too.
    Build in some community development, find a site that can include room for new business and opportunity. But most of all, stress jobs! Let citizens see the future tax revenue that offsets their investment.
    People need to realize that targeted government spending can be a good thing. It would also help if Wilf committed to holding ownership tor a period of time, so it doesn’t look like a sweetheart deal for a rich guy.
    And get rid of Pawlenty.

  64. #1vikesfan says: May 17, 2010 7:35 PM

    To Jimmy, Bob Nelson, and Dewie – you kids are all a bunch of pricks. I don’t call the Packer fans bandwagon, because they played in half full stadiums in the late 80’s and early 90’s. They also played many games in Milwaukee. Not to mention, the Packers are the only ticket in town! There are many die-hard Vikings fans, and some bandwagon fans. Every team has bandwagon fans. I know that myself, along with others have both emailed and called their representatives. As soon as Pawlenty is out of office, we should be able to get something passed. Feel free to hate the teams, but making generalizations about the fans makes you guys sound as smart as Pervy.

  65. moezilla says: May 17, 2010 8:13 PM

    And thus, the pussification of America continues. Can somebody get ahold of Zygy and tell him to grow a pair!!! Screw the Minnesota state gov. and build your own OUTDOOR STADIUM!!!
    I’d bet my left nut, Zygmunt has the capital to build a pretty bad ass, open air stadium and not some billion dollar, lazy boy’s for benches, grab your capachino, twitter from your seat, AC for comfort, colleseum. Build a down and dirty, now we can play some real football stadium and maybe we can finally pick up where we left off in the late 70’s.
    If I have to here another idiot Packer fan say, “Real men play football outdoors”, I’m going to go nuts. I’m from Nodak and work outside all winter long. I know what cold is.
    Trust me, you dumbass Sconies, everybody’s cold when it’s -20 in Minnesota and Wisconson, including your beloved Green and Gold. It’s the rest of the league that isn’t PREPARED for it.

  66. andy reid's belt says: May 17, 2010 9:18 PM

    Not sure if anyone is aware of this tidbit but it appears that Ziggy has made most of his fortune in Vegas by betting against the Viqueens in playoff/championship games.

  67. Oz says: May 18, 2010 8:58 AM

    Hey Contra-
    The Vikings are not moving to LA! Let me repeat that…the Vikings are NOT moving to LA! The Vikings are not moving to LA! Let me repeat that…the Vikings are NOT moving to LA!
    Keep saying it and you’ll convince yourself.

  68. jimicos says: May 18, 2010 10:08 AM

    Real men play football outdoors.
    Had to do it.

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