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Key Dates In NFL Offseason Calendar

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 16, 2010 – 2:34 pm

The period between the Super Bowl and the commencement of NFL training camps in late July is commonly referred to as the offseason. But anyone who follows the NFL closely realizes that there is no offseason, not with events such as the NFL Scouting Combine, the NFL Draft, NFL Owners’ Meetings and minicamps on the calendar.

So to help you keep up with everything, vikings.com has developed a “Key Dates” page that will list important deadlines and events that will transpire between now and training camp.

We’ll add to this page when appropriate so be sure to check it out from time-to-time to ensure you don’t miss anything.


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6 Responses to “Key Dates In NFL Offseason Calendar”

  1. By moorevikes on Feb 16, 2010 | Reply

    completely off topic but i just read an article about the new stadium the vikes want to build and what stood out the most was majority or minnesotans don’t want to pay the taxes required but at the same time don’t want the vikings to leave. hows the saying go, you can’t have your cake and eat it too. but at the same time they’ll pay to put up two billboards thanking and asking favre to return. maybe i just don’t understand but if i still lived there it wouldn’t be a question for me. i mean what does it really amount to anyway probably a couple extra dollars a week going toward taxes. now think about how much money will be lost to the state if and when they leave. how many of your pro teams have to leave before you get your s@#t together? me i live in wy. so yeah i know it’s not my money but like i said i wouldn’t have a problem if it were. i guess i’ll just cheer for the l.a. vikings some day

  2. By Thor on Feb 16, 2010 | Reply

    I can’t speak for the entire state, but as a resident I would be much more than happy to pay the extra taxes required to build the Vikes a long overdue stadium. What perplexes me is that the Twins and the Goophers each got a new stadium, but the team that needs it the most got left in the dust. The size of the Metrodome has more than enough seats to satisfy any Baseball or College Football event, as is evidenced by the fact that Target Field and TCF Stadium (the 2 new stadiums just completed) both have significantly FEWER seats than are already already in the dome. Meanwhile, this is one of the key reasons that the Vikings want a new field. Among other things, a Superbowl is not allowed for a stadium with as few seats as the Metrodome has.

    Another big argument for a new stadium for any team, is that the team may leave town if they don’t have a reasonable stadium. While this is a valid argument for the Twins as much as it is the Vikings, the Goophers have no way of making this argument. Their best complaint in this realm is that the students have to walk an extra mile or so off campus to get to the Metrodome! WE COULD ALL USE THE EXTRA EXERSIZE! How about having to fly an extra 1500 miles or so? That’s what it would take to get to a game in L.A. And there is no way that I am ever going to choose a team over the Vikings, regardless of the town they call home. So let’s quit whining over a couple extra tax dollars and start realizing that this is one of the more inteligent options that the state has to make with its money.

  3. By Thor on Feb 16, 2010 | Reply

    BTW – Some have argued that even if the Vikings leave, we can always get ourselves a new team not too long afterwards, just like we did after the Lakers and Stars left. Well the only time I EVER bought any merchandise for either of the replacements was when I needed a long sleeve t-shirt that I could get drenched with paint. A Wild shirt was cheaper than any of the options that had no graphics at all. And that is exactly what the Wild and Wolves are: cheap substitutes that go straight to the garbage at the end of the day. The same will be with any team will be that comes in after the Vikes leave.

  4. By purplehorn on Feb 16, 2010 | Reply

    Congrats to Big John Randle on his HOF award. …..Regulators…MOUNT UP!!

  5. By Travis on Feb 17, 2010 | Reply

    i agree with Thor, while we cant speak for everyone i know a little extra money out of my paycheck is worth it to keep the team ive been routing for my whole life. And now we have a reason to route for them because over the past 4 years or so we have assembled a team that will be on the super bowl radar for about the next 10 years…and if Favre comes back next season we will have the long awaited title of superbowl champs. Fans and minnesotans in general need to help push this new stadium. The vikes need it more than anyone else and deserve it more than anyone else…KEEP THE VIKES IN MINNESOTA!!!

  6. By Robin S. on Feb 17, 2010 | Reply

    Build the stadium and keep your Vikings in Minnesota! You will make money, especially when you host the Super Bowl!!!! The Vikings are a treasure you don’t want to lose. You have a great team now, build them the stadium!

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