Vikings VPs To Be Featured On FSN March 12 and 23

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on March 11, 2011 – 9:00 am

A pair of Vikings Vice Presidents will be featured on Fox Sports North over the coming weeks in a pair of shows that are designed to give fans an inside look at how local sports franchises are run.

FOX Sports North will debut “Unscripted: Decision Makers” and “Unscripted: Team Executives” as part of the “Unscripted” mini-series on Saturday, March 12 beginning at 10:00 p.m. Moderated by Anthony LaPanta, the new series of specials was designed to bring together leaders and figures in the Minnesota sports landscape. The first special, “Unscripted: Coaches/Manager” debuted earlier this year.

The second special,  “Unscripted: Decision Makers” features Vikings Vice President of Player Development, Rick Spielman along with Twins Senior Vice President and General Manager, Bill Smith and Wild General Manager, Chuck Fletcher.

Episode one of “Unscripted: Decision Makers” debuts March 12 at 10:00 p.m. with a candid conversation about how the men rose to the top of their profession. They talk trades and free agent signing, relationships with managers and head coaches as well as what it’s like to have the final say on decisions.

Episode two, premiering March 23 at 9:00 p.m., will focus on handling media criticism, contract negotiations and the overall demands of the job.  Click here to view a video preview of the show.

The third special, “Unscripted: Team Executives,” features Vikings Vice President Sales/Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer, Steve LaCroix along with Twins President, Dave St. Peter; Wild Chief Operating Officer Matt Majka and Timberwolves Team President, Chris Wright.

Episode one of “Unscripted: Team Executives” debuts on March 12 at 10:30 p.m. and addresses how the men got into their current positions, philosophies of running a pro team and the implementation of new media into business practices.

Episode two debuts on March 23 at 9:30 p.m. with a candid discussion on the approval process for new stadiums and arenas. The group also talks about handling criticism and balancing work and personal life.  Click here to view a video preview of the show.

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Submit Your Monday Morning Mailbag Questions

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 11, 2011 – 8:24 am

Collective Bargaining Agreement or not, there are still questions surrounding the Vikings as the offseason continues. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.

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