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Halo 01-24-2012 08:57 PM

Vikings - Governor: Metrodome site or nothing
 
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have been given an ultimatum of sorts in their quest for a new stadium.

Gov. Mark Dayton and a key lawmaker said Tuesday that the team must build on the site of the Metrodome -- its least-favorite option -- or state funding help for the multimillion-dollar project won't happen this year.

Minnesota's 2012 legislative session began Tuesday, one expected to be dominated by the team's stadium drive. But the issue came to a head more quickly than expected as Dayton confirmed that he had informed Vikings owner Zygi Wilf that a new stadium has to be built at the current site of the Metrodome in order to secure any kind of state funding from lawmakers this year.
Spokesman says Minnesota Vikings extremely frustrated by Metrodome ultimatum - ESPN

SloMotion 01-25-2012 07:31 AM

Makes sense, the Governor's just trying to prevent from having a 'white elephant' on his hands with an empty Metrodome. The Pontiac Silverdome was built at a cost of over $55 million to the taxpayers and couldn't be sold or sufficiently utilized after the Lions vacated around 2001. It finally sold a year or two ago for under $600,000 ..... you can only have so many truck-pulls and SuperCrosses a year.

Srgt. Hulka 01-26-2012 01:03 PM

Los Angeles Vikings!

Crusader 01-27-2012 05:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Srgt. Hulka (Post 373782)
Los Angeles Vikings!

If they would move the Vikings i hope they would vacate the name like they did with the Browns.

SloMotion 01-27-2012 07:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Crusader (Post 373910)
If they would move the Vikings i hope they would vacate the name like they did with the Browns.

I agree, it was hard to adjust to the 'Indianapolis Colts', the 'St. Louis Rams', 'LA Raiders' and the 'Phoenix Cardinals' ... for me anyway. I was glad Cleveland fought to keep the 'Browns' name ... it's an identity thing.

*hey Crusader, we got a hockey group going ... not that you're being recruited or anything ... :)

Crusader 01-27-2012 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by SloMotion (Post 373922)
I agree, it was hard to adjust to the 'Indianapolis Colts', the 'St. Louis Rams', 'LA Raiders' and the 'Phoenix Cardinals' ... for me anyway. I was glad Cleveland fought to keep the 'Browns' name ... it's an identity thing.

*hey Crusader, we got a hockey group going ... not that you're being recruited or anything ... :)

Yeah and eventually the NFL will expand to 40 teams, if the Vikings move let them be dormant and the franchise in LA be a completely new one.

QBREES9 01-27-2012 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Srgt. Hulka (Post 373782)
Los Angeles Vikings!

That just might happen.

SloMotion 01-27-2012 06:48 PM

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Originally Posted by QBREES9 (Post 373983)
That just might happen.

Los Angeles deserves the Vikings ... gee, I wonder if it's one of the cities Jared Allen is okay with playing in? ... mullet-wearing assbag ...

Srgt. Hulka 01-31-2012 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by SloMotion (Post 374078)
Los Angeles deserves the Vikings ... gee, I wonder if it's one of the cities Jared Allen is okay with playing in? ... mullet-wearing assbag ...

I respectfully disagree SloMotion. In my opinion, Los Angeles doesn't deserve ANY NFL team...even the Vikings. They've had plenty of chances with The Rams and The Raiders, and they keep blowing it. They won't support their team. To hell with LA. I say keep the Vikes right where they are.

SloMotion 01-31-2012 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Srgt. Hulka (Post 374835)
I respectfully disagree SloMotion. In my opinion, Los Angeles doesn't deserve ANY NFL team...even the Vikings. They've had plenty of chances with The Rams and The Raiders, and they keep blowing it. They won't support their team. To hell with LA. I say keep the Vikes right where they are.

... upon further review, I agree, LA doesn't deserve a team ... and, um ... I'm trying to get a closer look at the players in your avatar ... um ... is that a Panther player (I'm assuming) Jimmie Graham is pulling into the endzone with him? :mrgreen:


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