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Wilfs Send Letter to Minneapolis

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 10, 2012 – 10:49 am

The Vikings and the State of Minnesota continue working toward finding a stadium solution that will keep the Vikings in Minnesota. While the Vikings believe that Arden Hills is the ideal stadium location, the club has been asked by State Leaders to assist the City of Minneapolis with its site analysis and due diligence.

In a letter from Owner/President Mark Wilf to Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Council President Barbara Johnson, the Vikings have followed up with the City of Minneapolis on the City’s state preference for a building a new stadium at the Metrodome site. You can read the letter in its entirety by clicking here.

Building a new stadium at the current Metrodome site would require the Vikings to play three seasons at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota, and the letter from Wilf to the City lays out costs that would be associated with this move, including: TCF Bank Stadium Revenue Limitations; Capital Improvements to TCF Bank Stadium; and NFL Program Requirements at Metrodome.

In summary, there would be $67 million in additional costs associated with building a new stadium at the current Metrodome site, and thus relocating the Vikings home games to TCF Bank Stadium. In the letter, Wilf also references disruptions to the football team, fans, sponsors and partners, as well as the potential challenges created for University of Minnesota neighborhoods during the three-year period in which the Vikings would play home games on campus.

Governor Dayton has asked the City of Minneapolis to submit a stadium proposal by January 12, 2012.


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344 Responses to “Wilfs Send Letter to Minneapolis”

  1. By TBurb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    This is straight bush league!

  2. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Arden Hills Is the best location and the research is done. Every single politician that said no needs to be voted out. Tailgating is a huge fan experiance that some Viking fans have never known. Minnesota seems to run by the second most self serving self proting self interest selfish fools in the country.

    Arden hills is a spot that a complex could be built that would not only give the fans and the state a sports complex to be proud of but it would help in recruiting top notch coaches and players to have a chapionship team.

    Of course the selfish politicians in MN could care less if the team has what it needs to win. They barely show concern for the revenue the state loses if the team leaves. Every Minnesotan should call there represenitive and make sure they know you will vote for a blind dog before you show any support for anyone that doesnt have the Viking organization as their #1 priority.

    Can we vote for a blind dog? Is that legal? if not lets vote for the make a wish kids!!! I have the utmost confidence that any one of those make a wish kids is a more capable politician than any of those who said no to Arden Hills.

  3. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    ** self promoting

    flippin typos

  4. By scott on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    downtown makes no sense. It is to congested. went to kc to a baseball game and nascar, tailgating is a blast but many minnesotan’s haven’t experienced this. Lets get this thing built in Arden Hills.

  5. By TBurb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Agreed… A new stadium with the same limitations as the current metrodome is not worth it and I dont get why people don’t understand that? Tailgaiting and what not would be huge as we have a huge blue collar party type fan base which is awesome. Who wouldn’t want this town to be a huge football haven with crazy fans hyped up with a sweet stadium to be proud of spilling beer all over the place and having the time of our lives…ho what a world it would be!!

  6. By Digger on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I agree, but I just want the team to stay in Minnesota, so I really don’t care where its at, just as long as they stay.

  7. By Todd Forcellina on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    As much as I would love to see the stadium in downtown it just doesnt seem to make any sense. There would have to be another location available to make happen. I cant believe that the Vikings, the fans in and out of the state of MN., and the Wilf family have to keep putting up with this stalling by the state day in and day out!!! I dont know of any other professional team, football , baseball or otherwise that has had to jump thru as many hoops as the Vikings have had to. We have one of the best owners this organization has ever had, please dont blow this!!!! GET THIS DEAL DONE NOW!!!!!!!

  8. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I’m sure the city of Minneapolis is fearing the loss of their cash cow.

  9. By Rocksalt on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with you, Shawn. These obstructionist politicians should be tarred and feathered on their way out……
    More foot dragging…..the Wilfs are up against too many short sighted people.it won’t be long before they see the futility of this and sell the team to the LA developer Ed Roski, and I would not blame the Wilfs….

  10. By Rocksalt on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Why wait until the lease is up to submit plans? These should have been in the works 2 years ago. More smoke and mirrors from the City of Mpls……..

  11. By Parody on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I’m surprised that $67M is all the Wilfs expect to lose by playing 3-games in TCF field. Seating prices alone should make it worse than that. They lose about 20,000 seats per game. At an average of $100 per seat, they’d lose $60 million from the lost ticket buyers. Plus, the seats in the stadium should sell for less, given that many of them are bench-style seating.

    Then the team also loses out on 20,000 fans buying food, beer and merchandise every game. I’m not sure what that would add up to, but it’s sure to large enough to shoot beyond the projected $67M.

    The Metrodome site is my least favorite of any plan I’ve heard of anyways. Parking is horrid, and unimprovable. There’s nothing around the stadium for pregame activities including tailgating, something I’ve never gotten the privilage of experiencing.

    It’s time to expand MN outward! We have been condensing ourselves into the tight confines of the Twin Cities too long. There is much more land around here that can get good use. First step, a football stadium!

  12. By TITUS on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Parody–the seating difference is closer to 14,000.

  13. By TITUS on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    One good thing is TCF is OUTSIDE. I love downtown but the dome experience is pretty bad– you basically fight traffic, find a ramp or lot, herd down sidewalks trampling the back of the feet of people in front of you and trampled from behind, get to the stadium, whoosh in, and find your seat, hoping and praying you don’t have to pee for the next four hours.

  14. By david on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I dont know how big the footprint is. But if the “Trib” buildings are purchased is that big enough for the new stadium to built on and then when it is done knock down the Dome and use that for parking. I know other teams had there stadiums built in the adjacent parking lot or land. Just wondering. Still wish it would be in Arden Hills though.

  15. By TheRealDon on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Vikes request to interview Tucker for defensive coordinator role

    The Minnesota Vikings are interested in interviewing Mel Tucker for their defensive coordinator position, according to league sources.

    Tucker served as Jacksonville’s defensive coordinator and then interim head coach this season following Jack Del Rio’s dismissal, but his contractual ties to the Jaguars are up Tuesday and he is free to talk to other teams.

    The Vikings have sent a fax requesting their intent to speak to Tucker. The Jaguars, however, are interested in retaining him as their defensive coordinator as they continue their search for an offensive-minded head coach.

    Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey is interviewing with the Jaguars on Tuesday, sources said, and he is in favor of retaining Tucker as his defensive coordinator. Numerous sources with the Falcons believe Mularkey has a strong shot to win the Jacksonville job and Atlanta’s front office is ready to prepare contingency plans to replace the coordinator.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d825dfd6e/article/vikes-request-to-interview-tucker-for-defensive-coordinator-role

  16. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    On a side note, if you guys ever decide to invade Canada, No need to send warships, seafood will do……….CBC News Posted: Jan 10, 2012 9:09 AT

    Halifax navy battles wood-eating organism
    Security fences on the way for Halifax
    The orange security fence designed to protect the docked navy ships hasn’t proved durable. (CBC)
    A floating barrier designed to foil terrorist attacks and protect Canadian navy ships cannot handle the rigours of Halifax harbour.

    The 1.6-kilometre fence has been dismantled because it was weighed down by mussels and kelp and battered by waves.

    “It’s definitely a tricky spot,” said Dennis Smith, CEO of Whispr Wave, a New Jersey company that has built similar floating fences for navies around the world.

    The orange fence acted as a first line of defence for the destroyers and frigates docked near downtown Halifax, thwarting potential attacks from small boats carrying explosives. Its hard plastic teeth jutted 1.5 metres into the air.

    In 2006, when the floating fence was announced, the navy said it would cost about $3.5 million. Installation of the boom began a year later.

  17. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    3 S.W.A.T. teams of elite tactical shrimp should do it.

  18. By Spence on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Why not play at a HighSchool Football Field??? At the end of the day, Football is Football!

  19. By TITUS on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spence, why even have a field? Play in a backyard.

  20. By Spence on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    But Titus im afraid the backyard isnt afraid enough!

  21. By lolvikingsrock on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    i like it this as long as the stadium dosent have a roof the vikings country would agree vikings dont belong in domes

  22. By Spence-27-44 on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder what the Wilfs defining moment was?

  23. By TITUS on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I like how John Elway is in charge of the Broncos– he is a proven winner and knows what it takes. We need a no-nonsense take the bull by the horn leader like that in the Vikings.

  24. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Im not sure what the dissapointment in Claiborn was by a few Viking fans? CB is one position that if you dont see the guys number on TV during the game its probable he did an outstanding job of covering his guy. You cant expect INTs if the QB doesnt throw to Claibornes side of the field.

    Some may remember watching the cowboys in the playoffs with Deion. The only time youd ever see Deion is if a RB caught a ball in the flat and Deion would flash in the screen to make a lame attempt at a tackle.

    Or the 1 or 2 times a QB actually threw to Deions side and he would pick it off and high step for a TD.

  25. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    WB Rock … I was thinking I might have noticed your writing under another moniker a few times. Otherwise where you been.

  26. By Spence-27-44 on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    What was Woby’s defining moment?

  27. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Parody … I was suprised by the low 67 million number as well. Maybe Mark Wilf was pointing out that these people need to do some investigation before making submittals. Like for instance asking the Wilfs what amount they will pay if its not Arden Hills. I seem to remember the Wilfs were giving extra money for the Arden Hills site. Including overuns.

  28. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    If Michele Bachman can be a MN congress woman I know a make a wish kid could do the job.

  29. By Spence on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Why are you guys trolling my name with these “Defining Moments” thing. It really shows the immaturity on your part.

  30. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    TBurb … I have been to candlestick in san fran and watched the Vikings beat the 49ers. They dont call it candlestick anymore but anyway. I wasnt to my seat yet when Kevin Williams ran an INT back for a TD b4 I got to my seat. anyway though it was 49er fans the tailgating experiance was worth it especially the smack talking to my niner friends after the game. :)

  31. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I think tailgating would grow the fanbase. creating more money for all. as of now the oliticians have it set up as a game and nothing more. with tailgating it becomes a day long party with drinking food and football. and for these poindexter politicians to destroy the fundamental football experiance for its states fans is dispicable !!!!

    MN politicians its football not math club. stop with your own personal self interests and give the state and the fans and the organization what it need to be a championship team. stop letting them dopes from wisconsin hold the p3cker organization over your head.

    have you politicians no pride? is there no humanity left in your corrupt self interests?

  32. By Spence on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. Hue Jackson got Canned in Oakland.

  33. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    VIKINGS LOSE AGAIN …..

    http://thevikingage.com/2012/01/10/eagles-will-hire-steve-spagnuolo/#more-7916

    :( Spags to Eagles :(

    no stadium no coaches no talent no wins … :(

  34. By Frederick Jones on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    @Spielman,

    What we need least….

    Another QB (Hey if Ponder and Webb prove to be average, get a TEAM!)

    Another TE (Play one at a time!)

    Another DE (We may need a run stopping DT, but we have enough DEs)

    Wide Receiver should be WAY DOWN THE LIST OF NEEDS, we need another good one, but not as bad as SOME OTHER THINGS!!!

  35. By TheRealDon on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Did they throw Morris Claiboure way last night I didn’t see one time that say’s allot.

  36. By Frederick Jones on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    @Spielman,

    What we need most:

    OFFENSIVE TACKLE… I do not care which side, just get a good one!!!

    Cornerback…UH Yeah ooof duh..get one dude!!! 2 or 3 are needed man!

    This is the short list of what the MN Vikings need to get to .500 next year. If you don’t do it, you’re gone anyway.

  37. By thatissomeBS on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Hue Jackson is an upgrade to Musgrave. I think Musgrave deserves another year to evaluate everything he did this year. But Jackson ran a pretty good offense in Cincinnati with an above average quarterback. The run and gun style they played (I believe with Rudi Johnson) could work a lot better with AP pounding the rock.

    Build the stadium in Arden Hills. I live in NW Iowa, and would leave here at 2am if it meant getting there at 7am and tailgating for 4 hours. The last few times I went to a game, we timed it out to be at the stadium an hour before the game started and left immediately afterwards. This is not a great fan experience.

  38. By Spence on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred- Even if we get those guys, at the end of the day the Win/Loss will be most determined by the play of Ponder. Peyton Manning has a sorry squad but he still turns them into a 12 win team because hes just that great. We will Live and Die by Ponder.

  39. By Parody on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Fred – We need some linebackers too. Chad is the only starter whose contract didn’t end this year. I’m not sure that EJ and Erin are the answer, but I wouldn’t be mad if they were re-signed. One way or another though, those two positions are wide open right now.

  40. By Spence on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Parody- Do you think Everson Griffin would be a good OLB?

  41. By Parody on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spence – Even Peyton Manning would look like a joke behind our line. The potential for success from the QB is created by the success of the oline. If the oline has no success, the QB will not be able to create any success.

    A good QB CAN make an oline look better than they are, but there is a level of ineptitude that cannot be overcome by any QB. That level has been on display in MN for the past two years.

  42. By Parody on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spence – If we were to convert to a 3-4 defense, I’ve been thinking that Griffen would be my top choice as an OLB. I’m not so certain about him being an OLB in the 4-3 though. It requires the linebackers to play a lot more coverage, and I don’t know that that is a skill of Everson’s.

  43. By Spence on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    How big of an impact do you believe AP has in Wins and Losses?

  44. By VegasVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Lol Titus “whoosh in” Nova, you have comical competition!

  45. By Viking33 on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Who would have ever thought that the Government could mess up anything??? Maybe there should be an all Politician Channel on TV like the NFL Network. Then they could cancel it within a week, because it is too hard to show nothing happening. Be that as it may, I still find it hard to believe they can quibble about things that have gone undone for so long. Is the thinking that if they ignored the facts long enough they wouldn’t have to deal with the situation at all?? What do you need to think about aboute now?? For a Government that cried so hard about spending money in the first place for the stadium, they sure seem eager to spend it now dwelling on the “What If’s”. Do you think a government could figure out just once that TIME IS MONEY!!!!! Maybe, just maybe, they could get something done for once.

  46. By Parody on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    viking33 – isn’t CNN an all politics channel? That’s all they ever semm to talk about when I scroll across the chaneel…

  47. By Viking33 on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    So did we get rid of Pagac? If we did I missed the announcement. Or are we just shopping his job around and pretending that he doesn’t exist in hopes we land a guy and if we don’t we still have him around? I hope that isn’t the case, that is tacky. No doubt we need something better there, and I like the two candidates, but lets be professional about it. If we let him go please let me know.

  48. By Spence on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings33- If Pagac was good, we would be doing this respectfully. But since he bad, they dont care about his feelings.

  49. By Viking33 on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    CNN is news, not all politics. I think we should put these peoples faces on the TV more and hold them more acountable for things in general. The problem is, they are some of the most boring people in the country and no one would watch.

  50. By Viking33 on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    That isn’t right Spence – if he is bad then tell him see ya later, that isn’t hard.

  51. By Viking33 on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Not to take anything away from Tebow’s miracle13 yard completion in OT…..But I wonder if they would have talked about the ball Tebow threw into the dirt 10 yards in front of the receiver on 3rd Down late in the fourth quarter if Denver had lost that game? Missing that throw gave the ball back to the Steelers, who potentially could have won the game on a field goal. You have to love the kid’s tenacity though.

  52. By SpenceBelievesInPonder on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    That would be dumb because if we told him he was bad then didnt have a guy to replace him…then what?

  53. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Pagac is also a savoury Slovakian pastry……maybe he should try being that.

  54. By dryes on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    A Minneapolis stadium will be a huge lift to the economy as there are many things to do after the game: restaurants, theaters, museums, arcades, shopping, music shows and much more. If you are intelligent at all you will understand that the economy is more important than a lot of penny-pinching losers tailgating because they haven’t learned to do anything beneficial with their lives. Your economy needs this, Minnesota.

  55. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    dryes … so a 15 minute drive from arden hills is too far from all the cra’p you want?

    you know shopping? after a football game? seriously what guy brings up shopping on a football blog? tailgating turns the whole experiance into an event. you can share however you want with family or friends. which is why i think arden hills would grow the fan base.

    not some planned day out by your wife. you know yea fine but after the game i want some new shoes BS then we can go to eat and …. dude get over yourself.

  56. By Parody on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    dryes – Really? You think that NFL fans want to go digging around for those places before OR after a game? The only place in Minneapolis that I ever went to after a Vikings game was a strip bar, and that was only because they were handing out flyers that advertised free admittance to people with Vikings tickets.

    But yea, let’s see….I just spent 3.5 hours sitting and watching football, that made me so tired that I want to go and SIT AND WATCH a music show, or a show in the theatre. No wait, it made me antsy, I think I can work off the energy at the Museum!

    Restaurants, arcardes and shopping…okay, maybe. But you have to know where they are! I’ve lived in Minnesota my whole life, but outside of a few flashy bars, I don’t know where much of any businesses are in Minneapolis, and I’m not about to walk around aimlessly looking for them.

    MInnesota’s economy needs this? No. Minneapolis might think that their economy needs it, but I’m pretty certain that any influx in business after a game is from people who live in and know the area well already. Minnesota’s economy needs to grow, and Minneapolis is too crowded for any more growth. We need to expand, and Arden Hills is the perfect place for MN to start that expansion.

  57. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Question for All- If the Vikings were to move to L.A and became like the L.A Vikings, but they kept the jerseys and stuff intact. Would you still be a fan of them?

    Or if they became like the L.A Tigers and changed the jerseys to blue would you still be a fan?

  58. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Every time I’ve gone to a Viking’s game, the only shopping I could do after was at the hotel bar..

  59. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spence…..absolutely NO WAY.

  60. By Viking Joe on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    NO WAY !!!!

  61. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Is that a No for both scenarios?

  62. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Well i’ll be darned, it seems as though a Writer believes trading Jared Allen isnt such a bad idea!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1018858-minnesota-vikings-why-trading-jared-allen-may-be-for-the-best

  63. By Viking Joe on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    How about you ?

  64. By Viking Joe on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I saw that, too funny !!!

  65. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    If they JUST changed cities, then most likely yes. But if they changed everything, not a chance!

  66. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    btw tailgating is a big BBQ … with Football fans. people playing catch , cooking drinking beer or whatever you drink apple martinis? its just a day out … candlestick was nice california weather

    you really wont be thinking restaurant after the game and it looked like there would be restaurants in the arden hills sports complex they are building.

    in candlestick they have a lounge or restaurant thing in the stadium … i cant explain that part because the vikings were in control of the game so the 2 guys i went with went to that place and i stayed in the stands … there was a lot more space than the dome

  67. By Viking Joe on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Sounds about right.

  68. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spence he11 NO I will not watch the NFL anymore without the vikings in MN

  69. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Another question- What was you favorite Vikings moment from this year, and worse moment?

  70. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Same answer for both….the final whistle at the end of the Bears game Jan1.

  71. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Lol.

  72. By steve on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    All i can say is if there isn’t a tailgating area next to the new site for the vikings.I will never go to another game…when you took away washington ave and moved us to where the twins site is and then took that away.I along with lots of fans quite going to games.I want to be able to walk from my viking van to the stadium.I dont want to take a bus or train to get there. This would be a big loss for the vikings cause all the fans that did buy season tickets and just would stay tailgating would not buy tickets anymore as i did. I wont even go to a game if the tickets were given to me cause of no tailgating. Think about it..the metrodome is outgrown and traffic sucks.

    Yours truely,
    Vikingmansdh

  73. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    My favorite was the jaw-dropping play of Chris Cook. He reminded me of Nmadi from the raiders. Sure, he didnt get any picks. But man that Locked Up some of the best WR’s in the game.

    Worst was hearing when he went to jail before the first Packers game or when Megatron made that long overtime catch against Cedric The Scrub Griffin.

  74. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    At least Ced is a proffesional which means hes reliable and shows up to work. Chris Cook after pulling a gun on some one last offseason showed his tru colors again by choking his GF allegedly. Spence you really bring this blog down … bash jared allen and adrian peterson … and praise a guy that had 4 good games b4 his arrest? baffling … i really dont believe your a fan of the vikings

  75. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn- He was absolutely Terrible this year! He cost us the Lions and Chiefs game. He also was on the receiving end of some Mean stiff-arms by Beanie Wells, Steve Smith, and Jordy freakin Nelson. This guy couldnt cover anybody this year!

  76. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    At least he showed up to the job and willing to work. He played 2 very good games at the end of the season. which is about what we got from Chris Cook.

    The guy has worked tirelessly 2 years in a row to get back to work. That is a true professional. Chris Cook is not.

    Yes Ced was awfull this year. No doubt but Im not praising the thug for showing up for a few games before he decided to do something else

  77. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook hurt this team and is just as much to blame for the awfull defense as Ced Griffin. Chris Cook chose to be a tough guy and left this team hanging and you praise him. HE SCR3WED US !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  78. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Im the kind of the guy that just wants you to produce on the field. I do not care about the off the field stuff as long as you do your part on the field.

    And he had 2 “very good games” against Sexy Rexy and Josh McCown…

  79. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, this was all “allegedly.”

  80. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spence….it is EXTREMELY DIFFICULT to cover anyone from a prison cell.

  81. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Well, maybe Plaxico Burress.

  82. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Im tired of you guys dogging our 2nd best defensive player.

  83. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spence

    “Shawn- He was absolutely Terrible this year! He cost us the Lions and Chiefs game. He also was on the receiving end of some Mean stiff-arms by Beanie Wells, Steve Smith, and Jordy freakin Nelson. This guy couldnt cover anybody this year!”

    Umm and who was Chris Cook covering? His Girlfriends face?

    Chris Cook … 20 tackles … 4 pass break ups … Nothing Else
    Ced Griffin … 67 tackles … 9 pass break ups … 1 INT … 3 FF

    SO Spence tell me how much better was Chris Cook for the Viking D ?

  84. By Mich.Vikingfan on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Being from Mich, I don’t get a vote on the stadium issue. But I can tell you that my family travels to MN yearly to go to a Vikings game. We stay in local Hotels, we eat at local restraunts, we drink at local bars, shop at local stores. If MN loses the Vikings they lose alot of tourist revenue and soooo much more. If there is anything an outerstater can do to help resolve this issue let me know. I love the Vikes but only if they are THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS!!!!

  85. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    We are the least of his worries.

  86. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn….21 tackles if you count the girlfriend.

  87. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spence

    “Im the kind of the guy that just wants you to produce on the field. I do not care about the off the field stuff as long as you do your part on the field.”

    and you think Chris Cook fits this statement? 6 games and 3 starts ? this is the higher standard your looking for?

  88. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    lol nova … i did mention he had her covered

  89. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    2010:Asher Allen- 58 Tackles, 2Ints
    2010: Nmadi- 19 Tackles, 0ints.

  90. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Asher Allen also had more Pass Deflections (8) Nmadi(6)

  91. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Asher Allen is a better Cornerback than Nmadi Asomugha.

  92. By Mike B. on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Wobby nice Wobcast. It was nicely done. Is a bit more optimistic than I would be, but hey you are a Vikings employee. I am not sold that Frazier and Spielman can build a winning team. I say that knowing I have no choice in that, but it is how I feel. I am not sure RG3 is going to cause that much buzz to move him to the No. 3 pick. It would be nice to trade down one and still get the OT or WR. This will give us a second high #2 pick. I don’t think we should trade down lower than 4 as I think we lose those players we have a serious need for. If Luck and Blackmon go 1 and 2 I think we should keep # 3 and go for the OT unless we get a guarantee #4 is picking RG3. and we get there #2 pick. If Blackmon is there at #3, I say let’s go for it. He’s going to be a cheaper option than a FA WR of that caliber.

  93. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    If you throw enough nuts at a blind squirrel, sooner or later he’ll find one.

  94. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Nnamdi also showed up to work for 14 games that season …. how many did chris cook show up?

    i already said Ced hurt the team … but chris cook hurt the team just as bad. and your praising him

  95. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Good greif spence … seriously chris cokk get praise from you and you question the abilities of jarred allen , why are you on a viking site?

  96. By Mike B. on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Trading Allen talk is getting crazy. First of all Fraizer is pretty much exclusively looking at guys with 4-3 experience. This will keep Allen in MN. I don’t like the idea of getting rid of our best defensive play cause he’s the only guy on the team with value. (Both of our RBs have had MCL injuries and their trade value has deminished.) We need Jerad and his never quit attitude now to bring the 10 some new draftees along. With all the new players we need a solid core of vets to set the example. Don’t trade Allen.

  97. By Mike B. on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    We need to restructure Hutch’s contract and extend him to a lower price contract and let him retire a viking. His price tag for next year is pretty high for a rebuilding team.

  98. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Once again, for the 40th time. I believe Jared Allen is PHENOMENAL! ONE OF THE BEST D-ENDS IN THE GAME!!

  99. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spence who did Chris Cook cove the last 10 games when our defense really needed him? Where was he? was he injured? tell me all the great things chris cook did for our team the last 10 weeks? what was his defining moment?

  100. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Now if we could only find a 6ft 2 inch, 200lb blind squirrel to take Cook’s spot.

  101. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    How “clutch” was Chris Cook this season? LOL he clutched her neck pretty tight

  102. By Mike B. on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spence my comments weren’t directed at you.

  103. By TITUS on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spence, if you could, would you rather play a game of dominoes, checkers, chess, or make-believe?

  104. By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, Who did Cedric Griffin cover the last 10 games when our defense really needed him? Where was he? was he injured? Tell me all the great things Cedric Griffin did for our team the last 10 weeks? What was his defining moment?

  105. By SpenceBelieveInCook on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Titus- I’d rather play Connect-Four.

  106. By Mike B. on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Cook’s situation is strange to me. It’s obvious the team wants something of value for Cook or keep him or he would be gone by now. There is not point getting concerned about it now till his legal issues are done. I am ok with him staying here assuming he is done with his childish ways.

  107. By VegasVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, I’m not blogging much but I have been following along. I must say, you’ve stepped your humor up a notch or two! If youre gonna stick around I’ll have to jump back in…

  108. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spence….why don’t you ask any coach in the league whom he would prefer to have on his roster….. A guy who shows up for every game and tries, or a guy that you can find in the local lock-up come gametime?

  109. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    By SpenceBelieveInWebb on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    “Im tired of you guys dogging our 2nd best defensive player.”

    _________________________________________________________________

    So Let me see you think he was better than ….

    Jarred Allen? (pro bowler)
    Chad Greenway (must be if our best was Jarred) (also a pro bowler)
    Kevin Williams ( had a decent season / showed up to work after a short suspension)

    ___________________________________________________________

    Did Chris Cook help our defense more than EJ or Robison?

    Is Chris Cook better than Winfield? Certainly hes not as professional

  110. By SpenceBelieveInCook on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I agree Mike. But these other guys seem not to.

  111. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Welcome aboard Vegas !

  112. By SpenceBelieveInCook on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    1.Jared Allen
    2. Chad Greenway
    3. Chris Cook.
    4. Kevin Williams
    5. Antoine Winfield
    6. E.J Henderson
    7. Abdullah
    8. Robison
    9. Erin Henderson
    10. Tyrell Johnson/Samford
    11. Remi Odeyle

  113. By TITUS on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Just cycled 50 miles outdoors on my road bike in Minneapolis– Jan 10– UNREAL!

  114. By SpenceBelieveInCook on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I meant to say hes our 3rd best defensive player. Forgot all about Greenway.

  115. By Mike B. on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I would slide cook down below EJ He missed lots of tackles in the middle at the start of the season.

  116. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spence … I wasnt praising Ced Griffin. But he did play 2 good games at the end of the season. and had a very nice INT …

  117. By Mike B. on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    It is my hope that Cedrick Griffin shows us something during the offseason or cut him during preseason. I hope that he is back to his old self though.

  118. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook is to blame as much as anyone including Fred Pagac for the awfull defense

    I wouldnt mind seeing him get cut. He is unprofessional. Unreliable.

    1.Jared Allen
    2. Chad Greenway

    4. Kevin Williams
    5. Antoine Winfield
    6. E.J Henderson
    7. Abdullah
    8. Robison
    9. Erin Henderson
    10. Tyrell Johnson/Samford
    11. Remi Odeyle
    12 Benny Sapp
    13 Everson Griffen
    14 Chris Cook

  119. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    O wait I copied and pasted your list … I didnt notice you like Tyrell Johnson , Chris Cook is better than Tyrell Johnson

  120. By Mike B. on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Abullah is too high moving him below Sapp and I don’t think Remi Odeyle should be on the list.

  121. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

  122. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spence heres a Chris Cook highlight video for the 2011 Vikings

  123. By VegasVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Nova, got out of the loop a little. Didn’t see too many Viking games this year (don’t understand why…) and the southern Nevada weather has been great, I’ve followed along but haven’t really blogged too much.

  124. By SpenceBelieveInCook on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Im not even gonna lie, I lmao!

  125. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Cook is the kind of guy that I’d like to bring home for dinner……Sonja’s dinner.

  126. By VegasVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Even Cooks GF was able to break away from his tackle! Maybe she could walk on and help our secondary!

  127. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    BTW a real quick defense of chris cook and you see how dissapointed i am in him …. the DA suggested they wanted to charge him with attempted murder. thats why i hate cops. i dont agree with what cook did but i understand how those things happen

  128. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    lol Vegas

  129. By SpenceBelieveInCook on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Thats just be real for a second. Cook has no shot at eluding arrest because hes black. As much as I love the guy im already prepared mentally for him not being here next year. Hopefully Burton can step up and fill in the void.

  130. By SpenceBelieveInCook on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I meant “Lets be real”

  131. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Black, white, green,….@ssholes come in every color. Cook just happens to be a black one.

  132. By Mike B. on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    lol Nova very true though

  133. By TITUS on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I think Cook had no chance of avoiding arrest because neighbors called police and found a woman in his home with multiple injuries. Let’s be real.

  134. By Cindy Smrcina on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, enough already. WHY CAN’T they get this built?! The Gophers get a new stadium, the Twins get a new stadium and not the Vikings? Do the politicians in this state want them to leave? The legislators in office in that state can’t work together for anything – the shut-down is a pretty good example of that. I am a HUGE Vikings fan and have been my whole life. There is a Vikings Fan Club here in Louisville, KY where I live and there are a lot of fans – the security guard in our building is one! We are all really worried the Vikings will pick up and move somewhere else if they can’t get this done. That would be a real shame. Is that really what they want to happen? I believe Arden Hills is the best site – my sister lives up there & thinks so – so does my whole family. All we can do is shake our heads down here and wonder…

  135. By jeremy on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    dryes do you dig ballet, too?

  136. By SpenceBelieveInPonder on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Im telling you guys, it would be pretty sweet to play at a highschool field. FOOTBALL IS FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  137. By Mike B. on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    It’s a dollars issue the city of Minneapolis doesn’t want to lose the income from football. The cost that the Wilf’s mention is a drop in the bucket, when the city looks at what they lose moving the Vikings to Arden Hills. Going to be a lot of politics involved. I am not sure the Wilfs can fight this battle and win. At least the Vikings stay in MN.

  138. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Has anyone noticed that when John Elway smiles, he actually looks like a Bronco?

  139. By wallispat24 on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Enjoy your life. flingpartner. c o m is a wonderful place for seeking causal encounters, explore the excitement and your lost passion in your life. You will never regret for dating with sexy beauties/guys in your area. Life is short, have fun.

  140. By SpenceBelieveInPonder on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    ^ F—- OFF!

  141. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    wallispat24…..here’s hoping your next “flingpartner” leaves you something that you will always regret, like,oh, I don’t know,…oh yeah, an S.T.D.

  142. By TITUS on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    He does have an unusual look.

  143. By SpenceBelieveInPonder on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, ITS PONDER TIME BABY!!!!!!1 MUSLIM PONDER. MUSLIM PONDER. MUSLIM PONDER. MUSLIM PONDER. MUSLIM PONDER. MUSLIM PONDER!!! NEXT YEAR HES GONNA BE BLOWIN OUT TEAMS LEFT AND RIGHT! IN PONDER I TRUST!

  144. By SpenceBelieveInPonder on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry about that. I got a little bored haha.

  145. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Nova when I was in high school i had a friend who was a chiefs fan that talked about his horse face all the time

  146. By SpenceBelieveInPonder on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Cook is a friggin WARRIOR!

  147. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    just ask his girl friend

  148. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Every time I see him interviewed I think of “Mr. Ed”.

  149. By SpenceBelieveInPonder on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn- Im sure Cook treats his girl with love and respect. Something I do Not get on these blogs!!

  150. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Just be thankful we can’t strangle you.

  151. By Shawn on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Knife or bananna?

  152. By SpenceBelieveInPonder on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    So lets recap some of my “Controversial” beliefs.
    -I think Chris Cook is an amazing CB with all the talent in the world.
    -I think CJ is just a little better than A.P because AP is injury prone.
    -I know Jared Allen does not have The Clutch Gene. 3 sacks in the 4th speak for itself!

  153. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  154. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spence, relax. I think the world is flat.

  155. By SpenceBelieveInPonder on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Why cant you type “p a s s e s?”

  156. By SpenceBelieveInPonder on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    C’MON WOBBSS!

  157. By SpenceBelievesInPonder on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    On a serious note though what are the chances of the Vikings moving to L.A?

  158. By Mike B. on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I think there is enough momentum to get a stadium built in MN that the chances are small

  159. By SpenceBelievesInPonder on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Mike

  160. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    This week I am really struggling. So much demand to live to my reputation. Will I go 4 of 4 again this next week-end? Stay tuned. Two of my predictions are set.

  161. By Brad on Jan 10, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t care where it is built. Just get it built in Minnesota. I will be there no matter if it is Arden Hills, Dome site, Famers Market or Linden Ave.

  162. By Deerprintbelivesmoomisgreencheeze on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, where is the number 3 on your list of players? Did
    Spencebelieves hide it under his mattress?

    Nova, keep those funny one’s coming…Really liked the Amish Drive by Joke…

  163. By Tim on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Just get the Fu*king thing built.

  164. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    OK Deerprint…. There is a woman, in the hospital, who has been in a coma for months, in really bad shape.She has tubes in her everywhere, and wires running through the wall, up the hallway to an office where doctors are monitoring her vital signs. One day,when she is getting a sponge bath, the doctors notice that her vital signs improve dramatically when a certain part of her anatomy is being washed. ..They call in the husband and say ” Mr. Smith, we think you can help us save your wife’s life…….we would like you to go in and have or@l $ex with her. The guy says..”I’d do anything to save her, do you really think that will work”? The doctors assure him and guarantee his privacy, so in he goes. After about 10 minutes they notice on the monitor that she has flat-lined….stone cold dead. They go racing into her room, screaming “What could have gone so terribly wrong???!!!!!….The husband looks at them and says……” Well, I’m no doctor, but I’d say that she choked to death”.

  165. By Rocksalt on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    MORE OBSTACLES TO STADIUM
    http://www.startribune.com/local/east/136817243.html

  166. By Rocksalt on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    JUST FUND IT WITH STATE GAMBLING ALREADY! $300 mil /year. THE NATIVE AMERICANS SHOULD NOT HAVE A MONOPOLY ON MAKING MOINEY OFF OF THIS ……

  167. By NovaScotiaVike on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    How are you Rock, and what the H3ll is wrong with the politicians in Minnesota? (aside from what’s wrong with politicians everywhere).

  168. By Deertracks on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, thanks, but not that kind….

    I did a quick name-change like Spence-whats-his-name is doing, now I am back to normal (As normal as I can get)…Now back to ‘normal’ Viking whatever…

    Will it take 3 years to build a stadium? Can’t they just pitch a tent in the Mall of America parking lot and have a pregame hotdog roast outside with barebutt Viking Cheerleaders wagging their tails….With everybody drinking Miller/Coors beer..(Coors has taken over from Bud, as the beer leader, according to Wall St report)…

  169. By jeremy on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Anybody know anything about this Shakopee land site proposal? And why in earth would they dig this up, now?

  170. By Mike B. on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    All this Arden Hills political committee will do is force the stadium from Ramsey county and give the Minneapolis stadium more momentum. Why don’t the voters in Ramsey county just shoot their foot off. This stadium is a gold mine to whoever gets it. I don’t object to the voters involvement, but there needs to be one direction and get it done.

  171. By SpenceBelieveIncook on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I am in love with cook and wish I was in bed with him now.

  172. By Deertracks on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    SpenceBelieveincook, you said the same thing about Ponder….You want McCook to thump you about the head and shoulders, when Cook finds this out…

    Cook can be a bit cranky, as his Girl Friend/Wife found out…Better stick to finding the Vikings a new home…

  173. By Derrick.G on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Watch out Spence, He might choke you to death.

  174. By Spence on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Derrick. That was an imposter.

  175. By Frederick Jones on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Yet another addition of “To my fine feathered friends,”

    STOP…STOP…STOP watching Espn, First Take, The Herd, etc.

    They think it’s Brady versus Tebow!!!

    HOW CAN YOU GUYS STAND TO LISTEN TO THESE GUYS WEEK AFTER SICKENING WEEK.

    Skip Bayless, Steven A. Smith (Yeah what does the A stand for???). The guy on “The Herd” has to be the most arrogant person on TV.

    “It’s all about the quarterback” NOOOOOO!!!! STOP…STOP…STOP

    If you want ESPN and Company to talk about football JUST STOP WATCHING THEIR QUARTERBACK SHOWS!!!

  176. By Frederick Jones on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    To answer my fine feathered friends without naming a name…

    OFFENSIVE LINE
    DEFENSIVE BACKS

    then and only then, do your ponders, and your hendersons begin to play like all-pros.

    OR HAVEN’T YOU NOTICED THAT EACH TEAM HAS 11 (Eleven) players on the field at a time).

    Do not start thinking like Spielman, one of him is enough.

  177. By Spence on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Fred- I love First Take. They are suppose to talk about the topics that will give them the most views.

  178. By Frederick Jones on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Do not be led astray. Do not believe the hype.

    Who was Peyton Mannings father? What was his record? What is 2+2 ???

  179. By Frederick Jones on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    @Spence,

    Yeah that is what they do.

  180. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    AHHH– a voice of reason. Fred Jones is in da HOUSE!!!

  181. By ozzinator on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    @ Nova – Great joke ha ah ahah ahahah aha

    @ Rocksalt – I agree with you on the monopoly thing, just get er’ built already!

  182. By dumber on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Are we not facing ever tougher times? I think the cheapest solutioni the only one that can be afforded. Anyone think that digging a two level parking basement plus at least two levels above ground might yield an entire level of emntertainment clubs and tailgating? You would have some nice sellout overflow there too. If you get vertical, many things can be done. Spending other peoples money is never easy. People starving. People tailgating. Where is the soicialsim going to land, in this blue, blue land?

  183. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Possibly a positive article for Viking fans ? Could Raiders move back to LA ?

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d825e32fc/article/mark-davis-not-against-idea-of-raiders-moving-from-bay-area-?module=HP11_headline_stack

  184. By Mike B. on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Draft WR Blackmon first round get us an field extending WR. Barrooohh.

  185. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    @dumber … thanx to certain policies that started back in the mid 80s the wealthy have never been wealthier. The only people having a tough time are middle and lower class people. The richist Americans have never been richer. Dont believe the hype and fear pushed by certain “leaders”

  186. By Mike B. on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    We need a field stretching WR in the first round. Let’s get it done.

  187. By Spence on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B- We need linemen.

  188. By Mike B. on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I will be ok with the OT in the first round, or use FA to get a good linemen.

  189. By Mike B. on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    We need more than one OL to help this team.

  190. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Its odd that DRS hasnt shown up for awhile. this is his topic of choice and he hasnt said hi ?

  191. By SpenceBelievesInPonder on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    What good will come from drafting Blackmon if Ponder cant step into his throws?

  192. By SpenceBelievesInPonder on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Any word on Manny Arceneuax? Why didnt he get any playing time at the end of the year?

  193. By DRS on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Hi Shawn how are you. I have been reading all the post. I do think that downtown is a waste of time to put a new stadium there. Never should have been there in the first place. The old met made plenty of money for the entire area, it was them rich Dem’s down town with all their socialistic dreams that went with the cheapest home for the Vikings in the 1980’s, LOL, just jesting you Shawn. If Minnesota keeps going with their cheap ways maybe there will be a New Mexico Vikings.

  194. By DRS on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    All you MN Viking fans can just reverse your states letters from MN to NM and still be fans, LOL.

  195. By DRS on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I am sure us Viking Fans down here in NM can get the State to build a nice Open-air stadium up there in the Santa Fe area for much less then you up there in MN. Cheaper labor and land coast, Hmmmm that may be an ideal.

    The way Minnesota voters feel about taxes and not giving the Vikings a new home maybe they can get one down here.

    What do you all think about that? Why do your fellow voters hate the Vikings so much? Can it be that they see the Vikings as some of the wealthy evil big business?

  196. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    LOL DRS … glad your ok. I knew you were jabbing me with that post and I lol’ed. I figured you were missing because I finally placed the right words in the right order to blow your mind and bring you to the right side which ironically is on the left. :)

  197. By DRS on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    .Well I have to go now, hope to see you all in the Vikings new stadium soon.

    God bless you all and have a great day

  198. By DRS on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn I am neither right or left, just for freedom and liberty, and as little government as possible, only having the government do what is needed for the truly needy and what will bring a good job environment to our communities

  199. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone check out Mike Wobschall’s “Wobcast” it was a good listen.

  200. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Fair enough DRS … glad to see your still alive and kicking

  201. By DRS on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Peace to everyone and here is to a new year of winning for the Vikings, get some o-line and Defeanse and we will win.

    Have a great day.

  202. By DRS on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    You to Shawn.

    Bye.

  203. By SpenceBelievesInPonder on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    You were right Shawn. The “Wobcast” was a good listen.

  204. By Nicholas on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    GOD BLESS IT….Spags to the Eagles….gahhhhhh!!

  205. By Mike B. on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Spags to the Jets.

  206. By Spence on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Fisher most likely to the Fins.

  207. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Spags to someone else

  208. By Parody on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Spence – Manny did play some at the end of the year, he just didn’t get any stats to show for it, outside of one 10-yard catch. I saw #16 on the field numerous times during offensive snaps. I kept on hoping they’d throw it his way so we could see what he’s got, but it never happened.

  209. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Spagnuolo to Eagles

    Sparano to Jets

    Jaguars full of Mularkey

    Fisher leaning towards Miami

  210. By Frederick Jones on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    I liked most of what I heard on Wobcast. Picking an OT in the first round is
    “Right on” Dude!

    We do need a wideout, but Defensive Backing comes WAAAAAAAAAY before that. We also need more than one good offensive lineman.

    But at least they are starting to speak our language.

    @Rick Spielman….2 defensive backs, 2 offensive linemen.
    Until we get that done, don’t even THINK about anything else.

    Then if we’re 8-8 you can come back and pick your WR, etc.

  211. By Frederick Jones on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    It was good to have the DRS back.

    Don’t promote New Mexico anymore though!

  212. By Frederick Jones on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody,

    Webb/Ponder were too busy running for their lives to find an open receiver!

  213. By SpenceBelievesInPonder on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Can somebody list the (if there are any) positives of Tyrell Johnson?

  214. By Frederick Jones on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Rick “Hollywood” Spielman,

    Just once I would like to hear you say that our Offensive Line was “horrible.”
    “lousy” “subpar” “awful” “less than good” etc., etc., etc.

  215. By Parody on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I understand that Fred. Spence was just speaking out of his ass again (“Any word on Manny Arceneuax? Why didnt he get any playing time at the end of the year?“), so I felt the need to set him straight once more.

  216. By Spence-99-77 on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    What was Tyrell’s defining moment?

  217. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Spence … I can …

    Tyrell Johnson is a Free Agent. Thats is awesome :) He wont be a Viking next season. Is another positive.

  218. By SpenceIsOptomistic on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Ugh, here we go again with somebody trolling my name with the “Defining Moments” thing.

  219. By SpenceIsOptomistic on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, I actually think Manny is a good WR. So I was surprised to not hear his name pretty much the whole season.

  220. By SpenceIsOptomistic on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Shawn!

  221. By Spence-99-77 on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    What was Manny’s defining moment in the fourth quarter?

  222. By SpenceIsOptomistic on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    ^ Please, just stop it.

  223. By Mike B. on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    @dumber No sports facility is built on private funds only. Most facilities are multiuse. Concerts, Rodeo, Motorcross, and others are played at sports facilities when not in use by their primary user. A new Vikings facility would be the same. I am sure the NFL would guarantee a Superbowl game in the facility. These other events bring in millions of dollars into the city. The city/state/private citizens should fit part of the bill for the facility. It also keeps the Primary user in the location. Minneapolis doesn’t want to lose Vikings revenue to Ramsey County. The state needs to decide what direction they want to chose and go with it. Not building a facility at this point is not an option.

  224. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Shakopee gets stadium proposal in b4 deadline … IMO it sounds interesting

    http://thevikingage.com/2012/01/11/shakopee-adds-itself-to-list-of-viking-stadium-sites/#more-7918

  225. By SpenceBelievesInPonder on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    And besides I only ask for defining moments of the Great players.

  226. By Mike B. on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I think you can improve WR or OL through FA, so does it matter if they chose the Top WR or OL in the dreaft?

  227. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    btw a stadium nea the casino when the casino is paying the bill … super bowl comes to town …. out of staters pay for the stadium … plus construction workers like to gamble … so they would pump their paychecks right back into the financing … plus tailgating drunks ? drunks like to gamble …. sounds like they could afford a 2billion dollar stadium

    shakopee hmmm

  228. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    *** near

  229. By Mike B. on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    There must be some reason Manny Arceneuax is not an active part of this team. It could be another coaching mistake or some performance issue.

  230. By SpenceBelievesInPonder on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Next year is gonna be amazing. I can jus feel it. Ponder didnt have the best season last year but he does have a high ceiling. We will live and die by Ponder.

  231. By SpenceBelievesInPonder on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I believe it was performance issue. He couldnt even beat out Stephen Burton. When Cook came he was gonna start day 1 had it not been for an injury.

  232. By Mike B. on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Shakopee would be very simular to Arden Hills it would also be closer to Winter Park. Minneapolis and St Paul would be left out, so probably stay with Arden Hills and see if it can beat out the other two cities with the legislature

  233. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Shakopee is a haul– Arden Hills is not that far of a drive for most of the metro– but to get to Shapkopee– and there are limited bridges over the river to get there. No, not a good idea. They have Valley Fair, let them be happy.

  234. By SpenceBelievesInPonder on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I went to Valley Fair when I went on vacation one time. It was pretty sweet.

  235. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I am with Spence — play in a field. Who needs all the amenities?

  236. By SpenceBelievesInPonder on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Exactly Titus!

  237. By SpenceBelievesInPonder on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Why not put Marcus Sherals @ RB? Hes the 3rd fastest guy on the team and im sure anybody is better than LaLoser Booker

  238. By CJVike on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Any word on Antoine Winfield? Is his neck healing properly

  239. By gubber on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    While I was showing homes to clients today a thought accurred to me. To all you feel good bleeding hearts who were so adamant that beating Washington was such a good thing, consider this. Now that we have the 3rd pick instead of the 2nd, what happens if one of the teams below us needing a QB makes a deal with St Louis to get RG3 ??? Now what do we do. Pray somone is hot to trot for Kalil so that we can move down a couple of spots and pickup an extra draft pick or two, or settle for one player and our rebuilding process takes us another year or two longer to complete.

  240. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    @gubber … lol poor poor gubber. cant be happy for a win. really if someone takes the st louis pick for rg3 sounds good to me then we get Kalil and all is well.

    you seem to be devasted by a completely “hypothetical” situation … poor poor gubber

  241. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Titus … thanx for the geography lesson. whats the drive time from the cities to shackopee and arden hills. seems that arden hills is like 15 mins?

  242. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Gubber– settle down. No matter what the case was at the end of our season, you can make a scenario where doomsday looms. It will be alright.

  243. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, Shakopee is way on the outskirts of the southwest metro–it is hardly even a suburb- whereas Arden Hills is definitely a suburb. I can get to Arden Hills probably in close to half the time as Shakopee and I live near Uptown – so I am close to the center of the metro.

  244. By SpenceBelievesInPonder on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Where do u guys want the stadium built? Since I live in Pennsylvania it doesnt really matter to me.

  245. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    @gubber … since you like hypotheticals. what if we get lucky like a few teams of the past … say the 1974 Steelers who got

    1st round … lynn swann … hall of fame
    2nd round … jack lambert … hall of fame
    4th round … john stallworth … hall of fame
    5th round … mike webster … hall of fame

    Yes I hear you they missed on their 3rd round pick as well as the 6th and 7th rounders but what if “hypothetically” getting the 3rd pick in all those rounds lands 4 hall of famers? Gubber? gubber?

  246. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I am getting my picks ready for this week-end. These are so tough match-ups to predict– only one I am confident of so far.

  247. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    gubber … What if there were no hypothetical situations?

  248. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I remember a show in Mayberry.

  249. By Frederick Jones on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    1974 was an amazing draft for the Steelers, if your info is correct. No wonder they won the four super bowls soon after that.

    The Vikings had a great draft in 1967.

    I don’t know the order, but I believe they got Alan Page, Gene Washington, and
    Clint Jones, among others. That contributed to the four super bowls the went to afterwards. In 1968 the grabbed Ron Yary #1 in the entire draft out of USC.

    Linemen!!!

    But you must pick for need, not “best player.”

    Free Agency is tough to predict. The Vikings better get at least one great OT, and one great CB through the draft. Trade UP if you have to.

    If not, Rick Spielman can work in a grocery store!!

  250. By Frederick Jones on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I have a habit of not including the “y” in they. The sometimes means they.

    Bad typo. Time to go back to my studies!

  251. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    ok in the link below i had to put an apostrophe in clas’ses because you cant talk about education on this blog

    http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/09000d5d802234f0/Top-Ten-Draft-Clas'ses-1974-Pittsburgh-Steelers

  252. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    lol the link works even though i put an apostrophe in it

  253. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    fred the only thing is that has less chance to happen in todays football because back then they didnt study the players like they do now and the scouting department was much smaller

  254. By jeremy on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    @ Spence~ A buddy from work told me that he had played w/ Sherals at a high school in Rochester. (circa early 2000’s or so) I can’t remember the name of the school, but he told me that Sherals at that time was a r-back~

  255. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    The 1986 49ers had a very good draft cla’ss … not hall of famers but several probowlers

  256. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Someone from the Viking offensive line must be close ….. Im feeling pressure

  257. By PAUL M. on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    THE “GREAT NORSEMEN” FROM THE ARCTIC NFC NORTH. . . .

    IN A DOME ? ! ! ? W-H-A-T- THE +**! IS GOING ON HERE?

    WE’RE BEING SPOON FED BEAUTIFUL “EXTERIOR” IMAGES OF THE STADIUM SO NOONE IS REMINDED THAT THE POWERS THAT BE ARE TOO CHEAP TO AFFORD VIKINGS NATION A RETRACTABLE ROOF STADIUM — SIMILAR TO THE TEXANS’ RELIANT STADIUM.

    I’D LOVE TO RECLAIM THE MONSTROUS INTIMIDATION OF TRADITIONAL VIKINGS WARFARE IN A MINNESOTA BLIZZARD OR STORM.

    OPEN THE ROOF DURING GAMEDAY & LET THE LOVE IN !

  258. By PAUL M. on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    THIS DECISION WILL STAY WITH THE VIKINGS FANS FOR LIFE !!

    LONG AFTER THE OWNERS, PLAYERS, COACHES & POLITICIANS LEAVE FOR THEIR GREENER PASTURES !

  259. By BACK TO THE FUTURE on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Bring back Chilly and call the new stadium– Chilly’s Place.

  260. By gubber on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    What I’m talking about was a situation that we were in complete control of, and that “is not hypothetical”. It just amazes me that some people out there seem to think that we would be the first team in pro sport history to tank a couple of games, or to be more politically correct give the rooks a chance to play. Sometimes when you’re running a business, be it athletics or otherwise, you have to look longterm and what’s best for your organization’s overall well being. If keeping fans coming to the games and building a wining team is your objective, you sometimes have to hold your nose and do what you know is best for the future. People don’t ask how you got to be a champion. It’s enough to know you are, and the Vikings fans certainly deserve one.

  261. By gubber on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, and as for the Steelers example, I’m quite positive I can find in every sport one or two exceptions to the rule. Would you bet everything you owned on the chance that you could do that ??? Like rolling a 7 ten times in a row in Vegas.

  262. By Spence on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Gubber, you’re a Joke.

  263. By Titus on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Gubber, that is a weak argument.

  264. By chris on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    LA

  265. By Viking-ology on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Morris went to the Redskins-at least we don’t have to worry about him as D coordinator. I also would not want to see Singletary as D coordinator either, the more power he has, the more he becomes a loose cannon. He was a joke in S.F. and look at them this year. My first choice is Spags. I really don’t have an other choices when you look at his track record. The Vikes better pull the trigger and make an offer or he will be gone real soon.

  266. By Titus on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I think they should tear down a few buildings and put up the Arden Hills plan downtown– then everyone is happy.

  267. By Spence on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Spags is probly joining the Dream Team, Viking-ology.

  268. By Viking-ology on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    As far as the draft goes, sure it would be ideal to trade down to #4 or 6, but OT has to be our first pick regardless of staying at 3, or trading down.

  269. By Viking-ology on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Spence-is that for certain or speculation with Spags?

  270. By Spence on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    A mixture of both. But I think its safe to say hes going to Philly.

  271. By Viking-ology on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    The, Wobcast is pretty good, but man I would like to see some current stuff on The Vikings site instead of elsewhere. So I guess for now we’ll just keep stringing the blog along………;/

  272. By Viking-ology on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  273. By Viking-ology on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Why would Spags want the same job he had in Philly 6 years ago?

  274. By Spence on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Because the Eagles are a Good team and the D is stacked with talent.

  275. By Viking-ology on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know much about Tucker-but I’ve heard he has a unique approach to defense, and Miami had a decent D.

  276. By Viking-ology on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I hate the Eagles!

  277. By Spence on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Me 2. I live right out here in Eagle country. But I cant even lie, their team from top to bottom is impressive. And if Vick could inherit a Clutch Gene…..Superbowl.

  278. By Viking-ology on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    On the lighter side or things, I think Green Bay is in trouble this weekend.

  279. By Spence on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Theyre defense is a Joke. They rely to much on getting turnovers. No Turnovers. No Win. Which was clearly the case versus the Chiefs.

  280. By Viking-ology on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Vick will never win a Superbowl because in the end, he is a running QB, and when he runs, it’s because they are losing.

  281. By Viking-ology on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Here is a Titus type prediction-The Vikings will NOT finish at the bottom of the Norris division next year. Ya that’s right, I said it! LOL

  282. By Viking-ology on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Time to read my kid a book! Peace all

  283. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I agree Viking-ology – but I am not making my official predictions yet… Stay tuned.

  284. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    about the GB-Giants game, that is…

  285. By Spence on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Tiuts, were you 3-1 last week?

  286. By John on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Today the vikings got a new proposal from the city of Shakopee to put the stadium there. Granted it is a late proposal but look at the advantages;
    Lowest cost of all proposals including rebuilding at the Metrodome.
    Queens could still play at the dome during the build, lowering their costs and keeping full available revenue from larger capacity than TCF stadium.
    No hazardous superfund site cleanup required at taxpayer expense unlike Arden Hills site.
    Road infrastructure with major arteries and exits already in place in Shakopee along with all new high volume traffic flow design already being built at junction of Hwy’s 494 & 169.
    Shakopee site also is very short drive from Vikings offices and practice field in Eden Prairie, as well as a far shorter drive from Mankato.
    Land availability-lots of room for onsite parking and tailgating.
    Hotels readily available, along with additional entertainment options like Valleyfair, Ren Fest, Canterbury Park and quite possible to get the Mystic Lake tribe involved due to the likelyhood of their revenue being significantly increased by game attendees.
    To not make it a serious consideration and to be so adament about Arden Hills with so much public opposition to that site would tend to make one think that the Vikings are just using us to make it “look” like they really made an effort to stay here after they head to Los Angeles with a new, community provided stadium and the largest TV/Media market in the NFL.

  287. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    4-0 Baby!!!

  288. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    John– what part of the metro do you live in?

  289. By Shawn on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder sacked again …..

  290. By SpenceBowsDownToTitus on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Wow. You had Tebow beating the Broncos? All Hail Titus.

  291. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Not quite Spence– reread your post.

  292. By VegasVike on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Those with iPads cannot follow after about 125 blogs, I won’t even see this one!

  293. By Parody on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Just one more way for Apple to show that they’re inferior.

  294. By DRS on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Shakopee, been there, nice place, a good place for the Vikings, but I bet the powers to be would defeat that ideal, would take money away from the almighty twin cities, like they are all of Minnesota. I would come back to MN to see a game there.

    When I was young,( back in the 60’s and 70’s), I hated the fact that when I watched the TV News they acted like the metro area was MN and we in other parts of the state, like Bellingham MN, did not count for anything.

    Have a great day one and all.

  295. By DRS on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Shakopee, as good as any other none twin cities site. Get it built and keep the Vikings in MN.

    Good night everyone.

  296. By Mike B. on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Morris to Washington

  297. By Mike B. on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Predictions for this weekend

    GB
    SF
    Bal
    NE

  298. By dave d on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    where is Zellers in all this stadium debate. We see quotes from Senjem but nothing pro or con from Zellers. Is he trying to avoid the issue. I have not seen anything from him in months.

  299. By GM on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Today is the big day. The Guv’s deadline. Keep us posted Wobs!!!

  300. By sandiamond on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn , Claiborne is a jr not declared for the draft. Mocks are moving forward without him on the list

  301. By sandiamond on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcnorth/post/_/id/37438/bbao-mike-singletary-as-vikings-dc

  302. By GM on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    INTERVIEW KIRBY SMART FOR DC!!

  303. By TBurb on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    This Shakopee stadium is actually pretty sweet. Close to the cities, room to tailgate, and a funding plan in place. This is my new favorite!

  304. By Nicholas on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/tb/bdckF Raheem Morris to Washington.

  305. By Spence on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Are we keeping Va$hittte Shianco this year, or are we trading him?

  306. By Mike B. on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Shank is an unrestricted free agent this year. So there is no trade value there Spence. I am thinking he will ask for too much compensation to keep considering we have Rudolph and Riesner.

  307. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    I am not a big fan of Shakopee because for a large part of the metro, including the two major hubs- Mpls and St. Paul, the Arden Hills site is much closer. You have to also consider that beyond highway 169, there are no major bridges over the MN river close to Shakopee– you can go east to 35W and cross– then you have a 12 mile jaunt to the west to get to Shakopee– and that is after you have arrived in Burnsville– I use to live in Burnsville and I hated it — I like the city and any traffic and it was a nightmare– at rush hour– forget about it– I would not cross to the cities.

  308. By Spence on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Rudolph is already better than $hitttte. Hes considered “good” because he caught like 10TD’s in 09 with Favre. But what outsiders didnt know was that they were pretty much all goal-line catches. Hes the most overrated guy on the team.

  309. By Spence on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Sir Titus- Where would you like the stadium built?

  310. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Spence, your royal football highness, I was taken to the Old Met by my dad, so I understand the sentiment for tailgating– I like the proposal for a facility like Arden Hills. On the other hand, I love the vibe of a city. I think ideally you have to go with an area that had a lots of land like Arden Hills or Shakopee-

    I just had to eat some humble pie– did a mapquest– the distance for Arden Hills or Shakopee is almost identical for me and I live near Uptown in the Mpls lake area.

  311. By Saddy on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Predictions for this week:

    NYG
    Broncos
    Saints
    Ravens

  312. By Spence on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Brady. Alex Smith. TJ Yates. Brees. Tebow. Eli. Rodgers. What do they all have in common besides being on 7/8 teams in the playoffs? Their jersey numbers are all “8” and above!

  313. By Spence on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Manning. Peyton. Rivers. Eli. Rodgers. Brees. They are widely seen as the Elite Quarterbacks, and All of their jersey numbers are “9” and above. Its a coincidence guys.

  314. By Parody on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Eli Manning, #10. 9-years in the NFL. Career QB Rating of 82.1.
    Ben Roethlisberger, #7. 9-years in the NFL. Career QB Rating of 92.1.

    Either Ben makes the list or Eli doesn’t. Both options make your 9+ jersey myth BUSTED!

  315. By Parody on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    And now you’re trying to include Smith, Yates and Tebow? Really? Smith is having the only good year of his career, to date. Tebow is averaging less than 125 ypg, and Yates is a bench warmer! The only reason he’s playing is because the starting QB is injured. All these guys are 80.7 and below on their career QBR. Heck, P{onder had a couple games over 100QBR this year, just as many as Yates. Let’s call him elite too.

    OH WAIT! His number is only 7. I guess he’s doomed to be mediocre no matter how good he plays!

  316. By TITUS THE GREAT PREDICTOR on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Brett Favre must be an average QB by Spence’s criteria.
    BUT– I must admit, it is very hard to Google and find any of the recent great QBs with numbers under 8.

  317. By Spence on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Okay………….What do Vick, Cutler, Ryan, Flacco, Palmer, Sanchez, Matt Cassel amd Shaub have in common? Considered “2nd Tier” of Quarterbacks, No Superbowl wins, and their Jersey Numbers are ALL “8” and Below! Its Not a coincidence guys.!

  318. By vikelifer on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Good call by Shawn maybe you should run for office in MN,they need the help.Anybody that thinks a downtown site would be a better spot than Arden Hills is a complete moron.And shouldn’t be allowed out of the mental hospital.Arden Hills would be a great site its what the people want get it thru your thick skulls dont waste another penny or minute on a downtown site.

  319. By Spence on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    What do Vince Young, Joe Webb, Tim Tebow, and John Skelton have in common? Their Jersey #’s are All “10” and above and they are all “Winners!”

  320. By Spence on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Titus- I think Brett Favre is a Hall of Famer.

  321. By Parody on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    No you don’t spence. You think he’s a scrub “2nd tier” QB, because his number was 4. Less than half of the ever benevolent 9! He must have always been a poser! He could never live up to the standards of a Tebow, or Alex Smith…

  322. By Spence on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Parody- My analysis is from 2yrs ago, to right now. And lets be honest, 2yrs ago Brett Favre was playing like a “4”

  323. By Parody on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    And of course Cam Newton (#2) will always be 2nd tier too. Sure, he’s a given for the Rookie of the Year award. But he doesn’t stand a chance to ever really be any good, because his number isn’t above 8.

  324. By Parody on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Josh McCown is destined to kill Cutler’s career. McCown has so much skill, they gave him #15!

  325. By Parody on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    The Jaguars are ready to replace Gabbert, (#11), because he showed that he can’t handle the speed of the NFL. But that would be ignorant, because he’s destined to win the Super Bowl.

  326. By Spence on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Cam Newton may break the trend. But its unlikely. Not only does he have the “Jersey issue” going against him, but hes also has the stigma of being a black quarterback.

  327. By Parody on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Carson Palmer is near the end of his career, and hasn’t won a Super Bowl yet. Don’t worry though, his number is 9! Bet your life savings on him winning one of the next Super Bowls, it’s guaranteed!!!!

  328. By Spence on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, I only said the Elite Quarterbacks have jersey numbers that are “9” and up. I Never said you are automatically great if you have a high jersey #!

  329. By Spence on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Carson Palmer wears Number 3 for the Raiders Parody!!

  330. By Spence on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Any word on Benard Berrian?

  331. By Parody on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Aha! So all it requires is switching your Jersey to an elite Number!

    ….or are you saying the opposite – if you switch away from an elite number (like Palmer did) then you don’t stand a chance….

    That must be why he did so poorly in 2010, he knew it was only a matter of time before he was traded to the Raiders and would be forced to take on a mediocre number…

  332. By gubber on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    Guys you’re wearing such rose coloured glaases that if yiu were the the GM this team wouldn’t win anything for another half century.

  333. By chris on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    chris cok sucks asher allen sucks cedric griffin sucks. cedric had one good season after that he got worse and worse we need a good cb and robert griifin 3 then we will be good. get rid of frazer the guy is a moron

  334. By ST on Jan 12, 2012 | Reply

    ARDEN HILLS, RETRACTABLE ROOF and TAILGATING = FUN !! THE VIKES HAVE NEVER HAD A TOP NOTCH STADIUM, MET STADIUM _ SMALL DUMP, METRODOME _ A JOKE !! GET REAL TWIN CITIES _ GET INTO THE 21 ST CENTURY…

  335. By Rocksalt on Jan 13, 2012 | Reply

    Shakopee allows Racino gambling…….no new taxes for stadium…..might be best for all……..the drive? c’mon……there are folks drivin in from ND, IOWA, SD……..

  336. By QB on Jan 13, 2012 | Reply

    @NovaScotiaVike

    Oh WILLBURRRR……..

  337. By Tim on Jan 13, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Vikings need a deep threat Wide Receiver it seems as soon as Sydney Rice got hurt in the beginning of the 2010 season is when the Vikings problems started to happen. Draft tar heal W.R Dwight Jones in the second or third round of the Draft.

  338. By the viking stuck in wa on Jan 14, 2012 | Reply

    if we dont get a new home for the vikings. it well make me call sea wa home. and i never want that. get this done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  339. By kingfrogger on Jan 17, 2012 | Reply

    Spence:
    John Elway – 7
    Troy Aikman – 8
    Brett Favre – 4
    Steve Young – 8
    Boomer Esiason – 7
    Ben Roethlisberger – 7

    I could go on, but the point is that “jersey number” has absolutely nothing to do with a QB’s (or any other position’s) “elite status.” If they’re good, they’re good. If they’re mediocre, they can still be good… if they have a phenomenal support system around them (O-line, RB/FB, WR’s, TE’s, coaches, etc.).

  340. By snafu on Jan 18, 2012 | Reply

    THE OWNER SHOULD BUILD HIS OWN HOME. SPEND THE MONEY THEN MAKE THE MONEY ONCE IT’S BUILT. THEN HE CAN BUILD IT WHERE HE WANTS IT

  341. By snafu on Jan 18, 2012 | Reply

    THESE OWNERS HAVE A TON OF MONEY AN CAN GET INVESTORS,LET THEM BUILD THESE STADIUMS, NOT TAXPAYERS. GIVE THEM SOME INCENTIVE TO INVEST AN LET THEM BUILD THEIR OWN HOMES.

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