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Vikings stadium bill faces one more hurdle before floor votes

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A week ago, Commissioner Roger Goodell and Steelers owner Art Rooney II flew to Minnesota and helped resurrect the then-dead Vikings stadium bill.

The bill currently is ready for a vote before the full Minnesota House of Representatives.  The only obstacle for a vote on the floor of the Senate is the Senate Tax Committee, which currently is considering the measure.

One member of the Senate Tax Committee is Senator Scott Dibble, who has been pressing the Vikings for the disclosure of comprehensive financial information.

Even if the bill makes it to the floor of each chamber of the Minnesota Legislature, the funding formula could screw things up.  Many Republicans oppose any expansion of gambling, which currently is the designated procedure for raising the state’s contribution of roughly $400 million.

And still looming is the question of whether the proposed bill violates the Minneapolis City Charter via the manner in which it raises the local $150 million share.

One way or another, an answer is coming soon.  Folks on both sides of the debate should continue to make their voices heard.

It also may help the Vikings if mammoth rookie Matt Kalil pays a personal visit to each of the legislators who continue to oppose the measure.  Or a couple of gangsters sporting helmet horns in their fedoras.

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27 Responses to “Vikings stadium bill faces one more hurdle before floor votes”
  1. shiftyshellshocked says: Apr 27, 2012 4:06 PM

    i see these guys at the games all the time. i need a suit like that, very stylish. SKOL.

  2. wludford says: Apr 27, 2012 4:09 PM

    It ain’t pretty, but it’s progress.

  3. lnfinite says: Apr 27, 2012 4:09 PM

    Get it passed!

  4. devildog911 says: Apr 27, 2012 4:12 PM

    They look like cows, lol.

  5. jimnsota says: Apr 27, 2012 4:13 PM

    Love that they drafted Kalil. But please dont send Kalil this thing dosent need to be blocked anymore……

  6. thebluu says: Apr 27, 2012 4:19 PM

    Kalil. You are from USC, right. If you have a house in the LA area, I would wait a minute before putting it on the market….

  7. subzero00 says: Apr 27, 2012 4:21 PM

    I didn’t realize Jay Glazer was a Vikings fan. (Gangster on left in photo).

  8. fargovikesfan says: Apr 27, 2012 4:22 PM

    They aren’t gangsters, they are the Purple Pimps.

  9. fargovikesfan says: Apr 27, 2012 4:23 PM

    If they need to send a lineman to get it passed, maybe send Charlie Johnson, pretty much everything passed him last season…

  10. jimnsota says: Apr 27, 2012 4:28 PM

    Please dont send Kalil! We dont want this to get blocked any longer…….

  11. ninefingers9 says: Apr 27, 2012 4:41 PM

    thebluu says:
    Apr 27, 2012 4:19 PM
    Kalil. You are from USC, right. If you have a house in the LA area, I would wait a minute before putting it on the market….
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    Um…I doubt Kalil has time today to either read PFT or care what YOU have to say!

  12. tweeter75 says: Apr 27, 2012 4:54 PM

    In a state where Al Franken can get elected to any public office….need I say more about Minnesota politics???? EMBARRASSMENT

  13. flannlv says: Apr 27, 2012 4:55 PM

    After this season Kalil will return to the LA Coliseum for another few seasons while the stadium is built. I would imagine the Minnesota* Vikings will get to keep the name and colors. However, there is precedent for a Minnesota team to move to LA and keep the purple color scheme and name.

  14. gb4mn0 says: Apr 27, 2012 5:00 PM

    Who cares! Let the dummies build their monument to their stupidity. They still won’t sell out their season tickets because “the vikequeefs blow!”

  15. skolvikings2011 says: Apr 27, 2012 5:01 PM

    thebluu says:
    Apr 27, 2012 4:19 PM
    Kalil. You are from USC, right. If you have a house in the LA area, I would wait a minute before putting it on the market….

    —————————————–
    I’m sure that most 21 year olds on scholarship to USC own homes in Los Angeles, where the average home value is in the 400’s. Brilliant post.

  16. sevensixtwonato says: Apr 27, 2012 5:02 PM

    thebluu says:
    Apr 27, 2012 4:19 PM
    Kalil. You are from USC, right. If you have a house in the LA area, I would wait a minute before putting it on the market….

    ————————————————–

    He was drafted out of college….doubt he owns a home. F’oron….

  17. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Apr 27, 2012 5:11 PM

    It’s not OK to tell a guy to knock another guy out during a game but it’s OK to say ………..
    .It also may help the Vikings if mammoth rookie Matt Kalil pays a personal visit to each of the legislators who continue to oppose the measure. Or a couple of gangsters sporting helmet horns in their fedoras.

  18. jebdamone says: Apr 27, 2012 5:12 PM

    in the awesome news department, Adrian ran wind sprints yesterday!
    guy is a TOTAL beast and freak of nature. even reportedly beat everyone on four sprints…including joe webb.

  19. sevensixtwonato says: Apr 27, 2012 5:34 PM

    gb4mn0 says:
    Apr 27, 2012 5:00 PM
    Who cares! Let the dummies build their monument to their stupidity. They still won’t sell out their season tickets because “the vikequeefs blow!”

    ————————————————–

    Who cares! Let gb4mn0 keep trolling Vikings threads, making comments with the same worn out material. As much as he wants them to these posts still don’t count as cardio, so his man boobs will still jiggle away when he wattles up stairs at his Mom’s house for dinner.

  20. realityonetwo says: Apr 27, 2012 5:53 PM

    skolvikings2011 says:
    Apr 27, 2012 5:01 PM
    thebluu says:
    Apr 27, 2012 4:19 PM
    Kalil. You are from USC, right. If you have a house in the LA area, I would wait a minute before putting it on the market….

    —————————————–
    I’m sure that most 21 year olds on scholarship to USC own homes in Los Angeles, where the average home value is in the 400′s. Brilliant post.

    —————————
    Brilliant reply, although with USC’s history, you never know…

  21. johnnyb216 says: Apr 27, 2012 6:02 PM

    I actually am friends with the shorter one on the left. We frequent the same watering hole. We Nate each others teams, but none the less, we still enjoy giving each other sh_t about them. Good guy.

  22. vikingsfanintexas says: Apr 27, 2012 6:17 PM

    gb4mno…

    continue to come on in and bash the Vikings all you want, no one really cares or pays much attention to your posts as they are honestly quite boring.

    But be an adult for a change… think of something original to say. Something with wit and biting humor that could really get under the skin of the Vikings fans!!

    I for one, have given up on you already and don’t even bother to hit the ole thumbs down button… I just ignore you and chalk up your efforts to a lack of confidence and a cry for help.

    Don’t bother to reply… no one cares…

    Sure in reality, I know you won’t be able to resist the urge to reply… just sadly proves my point…

  23. teamnorsecore says: Apr 27, 2012 6:40 PM

    gb4mn0 says:
    Apr 27, 2012 5:00 PM
    Who cares! Let the dummies build their monument to their stupidity. They still won’t sell out their season tickets because “the vikequeefs blow!”
    ……
    How has this joke of an existance (gb4mn0) not been banned for his/her comments on here?!?!? Now gb4mn0 is putting his/her own “witty” comments in quotes…..like they are that important and quote worthy!!! LOL!!! Moderators…….get this worthless troll off these boards…….he/she brings nothing to the table football discussion wise and the comments are getting more and more derogatory everyday. BAN gb4mn0!!!!!!!

  24. gb4mn0 says: Apr 27, 2012 6:46 PM

    vikingsfanintexas says:
    Apr 27, 2012 6:17 PM
    continue to come on in and bash the Vikings all you want, no one really cares or pays much attention to your posts as they are honestly quite boring.
    ———————————————

    I’m sure there are scores of gender bending Helga hat wearing vikequeef toads in Tejas. After all there ain’t nuttin in Texas but steers and queers.

    How’s that for original content.

    I’m happy to read that you pay no mind to my posts. It’s easy to tell by your bloviating diatribe that you’re dispassionate and unprovoked by me. Are there any other lies you care to try to convince me of.

  25. justasecond1 says: Apr 27, 2012 7:19 PM

    I know how they can get this thing passed, not that I think it is a good idea, hand MN the next two SB’s.

    Some people like results. Some people like gimmicks. Therefore, allowing MN to host the next two SB’s will satisfy most anyone.

    The more I think about it, it’s probably the best idea to date!

  26. classygentleman7 says: Apr 28, 2012 3:31 AM

    those dudes in the picture with the horns are at EVERY Vikings game. I’d love to know what they do for a living.

  27. staffordsyear says: Apr 28, 2012 7:17 AM

    You are right,thats a terrible idea..people would probly fly to london for the next two super bowls than come to that concrete dump of a stadium..its really amazing back in 82 or so that whoever built that thought it was a good idea,then again the 80s sucked anyway.

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