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Minneapolis City Council approves stadium deal, sort of

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In a procedure that possibly was devised by the guy from Goodfellas who always said everything twice, Minneapolis City Council has approved the proposed Vikings stadium deal by a vote of 7-6 — one day before voting again.  On the same proposal.

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Council voted to approve the plan Thursday.  On Friday, Council will vote to ratify the decision that was made on Friday.

Barring an unexpected development, such as a swing voter suddenly remembering that Vikings owner Zygi Wilf’s son once stole her marble rye on the streets of Manhattan, the Vikings will be getting their stadium, getting their stadium.

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42 Responses to “Minneapolis City Council approves stadium deal, sort of”
  1. indyseriesnick says: May 24, 2012 4:35 PM

    As a Vikings fan, this feels like a great victory for such a snake bitten franchise

  2. jagsfanugh says: May 24, 2012 4:37 PM

    They are waiting to see if the ante is upped by someone to pay that person more to swing vote to no.

  3. Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 24, 2012 4:42 PM

    Congratulations, Minny. Only one more hurdle to go.

    Of course, how many DWTS championships do you have? Here’s a hint, it’s the same number of Lombardi’s that you have…

  4. tweeter75 says: May 24, 2012 4:44 PM

    Finally, not only will we get our stadium and keep our Vikings, but the national emabarrassment to Minnesotans by our elected officials appears to be coming to an end…….hopefully.

  5. thankheavenfornumberseven says: May 24, 2012 4:44 PM

    Only the government could come up with such an inefficient process.

  6. stayclassyasheville says: May 24, 2012 4:47 PM

    Skol! Only 104 days until kickoff!

  7. fijabbersman345 says: May 24, 2012 4:52 PM

    jagsfanugh says:
    May 24, 2012 4:37 PM
    They are waiting to see if the ante is upped by someone to pay that person more to swing vote to no.

    ———————————————

    Because that’s how it works, and everything.

  8. objectivenflfan says: May 24, 2012 4:53 PM

    This stadium deal is starting to Tebow, finally. It was only a couple of Tebow’s ago when we all thought Tebowing wasn’t possible. Now MN thinks Tebowing the Tebow just in time for the Tebow will finally lead to some Tebow’s.

  9. cali49er707 says: May 24, 2012 4:56 PM

    and now its back to your version of ” BIG ” time football LA!! USC-UCLA ( jeez that must suck )

  10. racksie says: May 24, 2012 5:21 PM

    Did you see all those idiots protesting the deal? Not one of them in face paint. The shame they must be feeling right now.

  11. purpleman527 says: May 24, 2012 5:30 PM

    Where are all those idiot “LA here we come” comments?

    Where are all those idiot “funding of billionaires and millionaires” comments?

    Just thought I’d help you idiots out dealing with your withdrawl symptoms. :)

  12. joesuhunka says: May 24, 2012 5:41 PM

    “Of course, how many DWTS championships do you have? Here’s a hint, it’s the same number of Lombardi’s that you have… ”

    Thats a good one. The real question is how many WNBA championships do you have? Ha! There!

  13. yevrag3535 says: May 24, 2012 5:44 PM

    Who cares, don’t live there, never will. People don’t care!!!!

  14. bhindenemylines says: May 24, 2012 5:49 PM

    This whole MN stadium issue is a joke. If the state/city wants to keep the team, stop screwing around and build them a damn stadium.

  15. contra74 says: May 24, 2012 5:58 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:May 24, 2012 4:42 PM

    Congratulations, Minny. Only one more hurdle to go.

    Of course, how many DWTS championships do you have? Here’s a hint, it’s the same number of Lombardi’s that you have…
    —–
    Thats it? Youre not going to ask how our stadium is coming along? Our guys were busy practicing their trade, not appearing on a dumb show. Congrats on the DWTS championship, I guess you own that too considering you own 5 shares in the Packers LOL. So you get to go around saying youre a DWTS champ?

  16. scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: May 24, 2012 6:01 PM

    kudos! kudos! that’s a great, great victory for the vikings and their fans!! they probably don’t even know how to feel about it right now!

  17. dcviking says: May 24, 2012 6:34 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says: May 24, 2012 4:42 PM

    Congratulations, Minny. Only one more hurdle to go.

    Of course, how many DWTS championships do you have? Here’s a hint, it’s the same number of Lombardi’s that you have…

    —————————————————

    I thought everyone who won DWTS was a Packer…at least the males..

  18. bleedinggreenngold says: May 24, 2012 6:34 PM

    As a Packer’s fan I’ll be glad when this stadium deal is locked up in MN. Rivalries are a part of what makes the NFL so exciting. Besides, the LA Vikings name sounds like a misfit almost like the LA Lakers does…. Don’t let history repeat itself MN.

  19. textexington says: May 24, 2012 6:40 PM

    Last the Minnehaha Viqueefs were 3-13. This year they will probably also be 3-13. Meanwhile the almighty Green Bay Packers are putting the final pieces in place to win their 5th Superbowl. When will you Lavender Larry fans your team and state are inferior. Keep dressing up in full Dungeons & Dragons battlegear while the Packers arr winning championships.LOLZ.Go Pack Go!!!

  20. spartan822 says: May 24, 2012 6:44 PM

    As a Vikings fan, I’m very happy about this, but as a Vikings fan, I know not too celebrate anything related to this hard-luck franchise too soon. I’ll drink a beer or three in celebration only after the final vote tomorrow.

  21. ernie ernie says: May 24, 2012 6:55 PM

    Wow Wow

  22. thepgx says: May 24, 2012 6:57 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:

    May 24, 2012 4:42 PM

    Congratulations, Minny. Only one more hurdle to go.

    Of course, how many DWTS championships do you have? Here’s a hint, it’s the same number of Lombardi’s that you have…

    —————————

    I see you follow the Vikings closely.

    I think it’s about time you pull up your pant leg and show everybody your Percy Harvin tube socks!

    Oh and one more thing, Carl is a girls name.

  23. scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: May 24, 2012 7:05 PM

    hey florio: why doesn’t the nfl commission a study of why woodpeckers can absorb repeated brain-rattling trauma over the course of a lifetime, but not sustain any apparent ill effects? perhaps a woodpecker inspired helmet could be researched and developed? just a thought.

    http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/127121

  24. 86chawk says: May 24, 2012 7:06 PM

    I feel sorry for Vikings fans…..they have to put up with a joke for Govt. and those damn retarded Packers fans and their stupid comments!

  25. rcunningham says: May 24, 2012 7:07 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    May 24, 2012 4:42 PM
    Congratulations, Minny. Only one more hurdle to go.

    Of course, how many DWTS championships do you have? Here’s a hint, it’s the same number of Lombardi’s that you have…

    Dude, you’re not even real. You’re a giant hoax/troll that was created by KFAN. Whoever is behind this, please just stop.

  26. contra74 says: May 24, 2012 7:09 PM

    textexington says:May 24, 2012 6:40 PM

    Last the Minnehaha Viqueefs were 3-13. This year they will probably also be 3-13. Meanwhile the almighty Green Bay Packers are putting the final pieces in place to win their 5th Superbowl. When will you Lavender Larry fans your team and state are inferior. Keep dressing up in full Dungeons & Dragons battlegear while the Packers arr winning championships.LOLZ.Go Pack Go!!!
    ———-
    Dinners ready, its meatloaf! Then off to bed!!!

  27. Robert says: May 24, 2012 7:10 PM

    A Packer fan, can’t wait to for the new venue. 40,000 Green and Gold fans will enjoy the new Viking stadium.

    Thank you Vikings for the extra home game!!

  28. mullman7675 says: May 24, 2012 7:12 PM

    cali49er707 says:
    May 24, 2012 4:56 PM
    and now its back to your version of ” BIG ” time football LA!! USC-UCLA ( jeez that must suck )

     :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
    Shhhh. Just keep the water coming NoCal, nobody needs you opining on the quality of NFL football in SoCal.

  29. adenaguy says: May 24, 2012 7:23 PM

    Pretty cool. In 4 years the Vikes might have a team again. Aaron Rodgers will be 32 and probably not have the receivers he has now. Fairly obvious he’s a product of his receivers and the system. All those Pack fans will have their worthless pieces of stock. Obviously, in the next year or two the Viking management will see Leslie Frasier is a great guy, not a head coach. And we’ll see if Ponder is the answer. Not sure about that one. Of course Adrian will be history. Build the team right for 2016 is all I have to say!

  30. racksie says: May 24, 2012 7:37 PM

    purpleman527 says: May 24, 2012 5:30 PM

    Where are all those idiot “LA here we come” comments?

    Where are all those idiot “funding of billionaires and millionaires” comments?

    Just thought I’d help you idiots out dealing with your withdrawl symptoms. :) ——————————————————
    Here’s one: Did you notice the sourpuss face Zygi was sporting before we gave him a billion dollars? Then when he got the billion dollars he was all smiles and high fiveing the people who are footing the bill? Love the feeding the billionaire real estate developer a billion dollars to build real estate. I am a lifelong Vikings fan, and always will be, I just don’t think it’s my responsibility as a taxpayer to build a venue that attracts drunken face painters to urinate and vomit in front of my door. Yes I live downtown. Great place. I can see the stadium from my window.

  31. racksie says: May 24, 2012 7:38 PM

    purpleman527: And let me guess, you are a face painter?

  32. voicefreason says: May 24, 2012 7:53 PM

    How many of you find a great similarity to Packers fans and mosquitos? They buzz around trolling meaningful Vikings news like annoying mosquitos. Don’t they realize what a laughing stock they are? And get rid of the rant some 4 year old cheerleader made up. Go Pack Go? How can any adult male utter those around a woman with a straight face?

  33. leatherhelmets says: May 24, 2012 8:40 PM

    Ok Minnesota. You get to keep the team.
    But only if Tracker One runs over Michelle Bachman when you are done with it.

  34. 49erstim says: May 24, 2012 8:48 PM

    I guess nobody appreciated the Goodfellas reference. Nice. Jimmy “2 times”….. I gotta go get the papers get the papers. Sweet.

    Congrats Minny on the new home. I’m not gonna hate. I’ve got a buddy that is a Vikes fan so I’ll use my witty one liners on him. :-)

  35. packfaninvikeland says: May 24, 2012 10:00 PM

    scrapingthefloorioforstorios says: May 24, 2012 7:05 PM

    hey florio: why doesn’t the nfl commission a study of why woodpeckers can absorb repeated brain-rattling trauma over the course of a lifetime, but not sustain any apparent ill effects? perhaps a woodpecker inspired helmet could be researched and developed? just a thought.

    http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/127121

    ——————————————————
    Epic lol

  36. lnfinite says: May 24, 2012 10:05 PM

    textexington says: May 24, 2012 6:40 PM

    Last the Minnehaha Viqueefs were 3-13. This year they will probably also be 3-13. Meanwhile the almighty Green Bay Packers are putting the final pieces in place to win their 5th Superbowl. When will you Lavender Larry fans your team and state are inferior. Keep dressing up in full Dungeons & Dragons battlegear while the Packers arr winning championships.LOLZ.Go Pack Go!!!

    —————————————————–

    I feel sorry for the Packers team. The team is great but the fans are so unbelievably retarded. Just so you know there will be another revenue stream after the stadium is built. All you sconnies being picked up for DUI trying to drive home after the game.

    Thanks!!!

  37. clintonportisheadd says: May 24, 2012 10:11 PM

    And somewhere tonight in Hillside, New Jersey Wilf is sitting back in his easy chair, lighting his Cohiba with a hundred dollar bill, and laughing. And laughing…..

    Any truth to the rumor he was heard repeating “What a bunch of suckers!” as he and his posse departed Minneapolis last week?

  38. packercpa says: May 24, 2012 10:13 PM

    contra74 says:
    May 24, 2012 5:58 PM
    Carl Gerbschmidt says:May 24, 2012 4:42 PM

    Congratulations, Minny. Only one more hurdle to go.

    Of course, how many DWTS championships do you have? Here’s a hint, it’s the same number of Lombardi’s that you have…
    —–
    Thats it? Youre not going to ask how our stadium is coming along? Our guys were busy practicing their trade, not appearing on a dumb show. Congrats on the DWTS championship, I guess you own that too considering you own 5 shares in the Packers LOL. So you get to go around saying youre a DWTS champ?
    ——-
    Contra – If practicing their trade helps them like it did last year, maybe they ought to try DWTS!!

  39. raidersfreak says: May 24, 2012 10:34 PM

    Congratz hopefully tomorrow is just a formality and the New Stadium is realized. Vikings deserve it and especially to have this fiasco over.

    I wonder what #Ziggywilfsplane will do now. Final approach and TD.

    And to Savethevikesdotorg congratz Cory and an outstanding effort you are applauded my friend.

    And to Larry Spooner fans like you are what make Sundays great.

  40. reachmylevel says: May 25, 2012 2:24 AM

    Text, you have got to be the biggest baffoon that has ever used a keyboard. Your stab at humor is and always has been pathetic. You must be eight years old. Please just go away!

  41. lnfinite says: May 25, 2012 3:15 AM

    packercpa says: May 24, 2012 10:13 PM

    contra74 says:
    May 24, 2012 5:58 PM
    Carl Gerbschmidt says:May 24, 2012 4:42 PM

    Congratulations, Minny. Only one more hurdle to go.

    Of course, how many DWTS championships do you have? Here’s a hint, it’s the same number of Lombardi’s that you have…
    —–
    Thats it? Youre not going to ask how our stadium is coming along? Our guys were busy practicing their trade, not appearing on a dumb show. Congrats on the DWTS championship, I guess you own that too considering you own 5 shares in the Packers LOL. So you get to go around saying youre a DWTS champ?
    ——-
    Contra – If practicing their trade helps them like it did last year, maybe they ought to try DWTS!!

    ————————————————-

    Football players play football. Glory hounds participate in shows like DWTS. It just shows your desperation for acceptance for approval by the mainstream media. Just look at a past performer like Warren Sapp,

    Hilarious…………..

  42. lnfinite says: May 25, 2012 1:09 PM

    No more hurdles, no more bs. Bill passed and ratified.

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