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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by SloMotion Vikings' stadium stuff didn't go through ... they'll be packing up their bags and moving to Cali-forn-ia ... the LA Vikings, just doesn't sound right. Well, they already got the Lakers from there if I remember ...

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Old 04-19-2012, 03:10 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by SloMotion View Post
Vikings' stadium stuff didn't go through ... they'll be packing up their bags and moving to Cali-forn-ia ... the LA Vikings, just doesn't sound right.

Well, they already got the Lakers from there if I remember correctly, so I guess it's only logical that they also take their NFL team.

In some cases the city decides to keep the franchise name, like what happened with Cleveland and the Browns, so I wonder if Minnesota could still keep the Vikings franchise even if they ended up losing the team?

I'm not sure who decides that or how it works, but I do remember reading about it some time a go, but I can't remember how exactly it worked.

Also, I think some stadium bill got rejected in SoCal within past days, so I'm not sure if LA are even able to receive a team at the moment or even in a year's time - don't know what the bill was about.

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Old 04-19-2012, 05:32 PM   #42
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I love this schedule. Its not easy, no. But it has a bunch of teams I
want to clobber. #1: 49ers. My hatred of the 9'ers is back.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:04 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by FinSaint View Post
Well, they already got the Lakers from there if I remember correctly, so I guess it's only logical that they also take their NFL team.

In some cases the city decides to keep the franchise name, like what happened with Cleveland and the Browns, so I wonder if Minnesota could still keep the Vikings franchise even if they ended up losing the team?

I'm not sure who decides that or how it works, but I do remember reading about it some time a go, but I can't remember how exactly it worked.

Also, I think some stadium bill got rejected in SoCal within past days, so I'm not sure if LA are even able to receive a team at the moment or even in a year's time - don't know what the bill was about.
Oh yeah, the Lakers did start out in Minnesota ... that deal in Cleveland with the name, I think the City sued whoever bought the team for the right to keep the name "Browns" if the team relocated, so I assume Minnesota would have to take legal action to keep "Vikings" ... they weren't too concerned when the Lakers & North Stars left, probably won't fight for 'Vikings' either.
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Originally Posted by SloMotion View Post
they weren't too concerned when the Lakers & North Stars left, probably won't fight for 'Vikings' either.
put like that, the Vikings should totally move. All those teams went on to become champions after leaving the state while Minnasotians (are they called that?) settled for mediocre to poor teams several years later.
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Well, that is one thing I've read many former LA Rams' fans talk about, like how they should've hold on to the Rams franchise even when the team itself relocated, so that they could re-brand a potential new team as the Rams.

Of course, LA wasn't even the original city of the Rams franchise, but they don't seem to be aware of that or choose to disregard that little bit of history.

I don't know, it would be so weird to see the Vikings relocate to LA, and I'd certainly prefer it if they seized to be the Vikings if the team moved there - just like I would've preferred it with the North Stars as well.
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I think that the State(MN) shouldn't have to flip the bill for a new stadium. Why have owners if they can't build their own stadium. Tax Breaks yes. Loan yes. Not flip the whole bill.
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I think that the State(MN) shouldn't have to flip the bill for a new stadium. Why have owners if they can't build their own stadium. Tax Breaks yes. Loan yes. Not flip the whole bill.

They aren't flipping the whole bill by any stretch of meaning. The owner Zygi Wilf is actually proposing to pay more of the overall bill than other owners have in the past - except of course for Jerry Jones.

The thing is that why should Wilf pay for the whole thing? The project is going to provide many jobs and the structure itself is going to be in the center of the metropolis area - where Metrodome is located at the moment.

And if you add all the monetary income the Vikings provide either directly or indirectly to the twin cities and to the state, it would only be logical that the team shouldn't be the only one having to pay for their stadium.

The basketball team didn't have to... the baseball team didn't have to... and the hockey team didn't have to either... so why should the football team's owner be the only one who has to pay for it all?

Also, if the owner should pay for the whole thing, then why shouldn't he/she just move the team to a better market area where his/her profit margins would be much greater than in Minnesota and the Minneapolis/St. Paul area?

I mean if the State and the cities don't show loyalty to the team in helping them build a new stadium for them, then why should the team show the state and the cities any loyalty in return.

It's a very difficult situation which has been going on for years now, and at least in my opinion the Vikings have been more than understanding of the cities' and the state's needs and limitations, and they have provided them with numerous alternative plans on where to build the stadium and how to finance the build. So, I won't blame Wilf if he decides to move the team or to sell it in light of these recent developments.

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How exactly do they work out the schedule?
I know you play each team in the division twice and then the better teams get harder schedules.With this being the case how exactly do the Oatriots get the easy schedule they do other than being GODell pets.
Only going on the road to play a playoff/championship contender once.
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How exactly do they work out the schedule?
I know you play each team in the division twice and then the better teams get harder schedules.With this being the case how exactly do the Oatriots get the easy schedule they do other than being GODell pets.
Only going on the road to play a playoff/championship contender once.
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The schedule is pre-determined. Currently we know who and where we'll play for the next 100 years (except for the 2 standings related teams, which is detrmined by each teams divisional standings).

The ONLY variable is when we play those teams.
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Fair enough,wasn't aware how they scheduled the games.
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