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Participate In The vikings.com Video Mailbag

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 23, 2012 – 12:48 pm

By now you’re probably accustomed to the Monday Morning Mailbag, which appears in print each Monday morning. But now we’re taking the Mailbag to the next level and incorporating a video edition to make sure we answer as many of your questions as possible.

As is the case with the Monday Morning Mailbag, we need your help to complete the video version of this project. To submit a comment or question for the video Mailbag, send an email to me at wobschallm@vikings.nfl.net. You can also include your question in the comments section below this entry. Remember to include your name and town with each question.

Also, we’re looking to make this a regular feature on the website, and to do that we need a catchy title. Feel free to include your suggestions for a title as well.


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141 Responses to “Participate In The vikings.com Video Mailbag”

  1. By PurplHaze on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    #1

  2. By Richard1A on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Why are’nt we a more defensive minded team? are coachs are defensive minded, who cares about the offense, lets get our defense together, let the coachs do there thing, then worry about offense!

  3. By Mike Wobschall on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    It’s not a matter of being a defensive-minded team or an offensive-minded team. I think you want to be as balanced as possible and build both sides of the ball to have talent that can win now and also in the long-term.

  4. By Viking-ology on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I think the Vike’s will trade down their #3 pick and pick up the next best OT first.

  5. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_20461153/vikings-stadium-bill-amendment-may-revive-project-house

  6. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.wctrib.com/event/article/id/92705/group/homepage/

  7. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Session ends on April 30th, so we have one week to get his stadium done. God help us.

  8. By Frederick Jones on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Bring back the days of Vellone, White, Tingelhoff, Yary, Alderman, and Sunde.
    (Just to name a few of the great Vikings Offensive Linemen!!!)

  9. By run2daylight on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Mike, I was wondering first of all, what draft pick would be a good trade for Joe Webb. Second of all, are you doing any kind of live draft coverage or a live draft chat?

    Thanks

    Jacob

    Maine

  10. By sandiamond on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Fred does that include the 4th rd comp picks?

  11. By Mike Wobschall on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Might have a chat before the draft on Thursday, but not during the draft. Stay tuned, we’ll advertise when we know the times for certain.

    Any questions for the video mailbag?

  12. By DeerTracks on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Get rid of Webb, and you can stick your Vik9ngs up your Bright Red, A$$!

  13. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I have a question. Are we going to get this stadium deal done?

  14. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    CB Morris Claiborne and SS Harrison Smith will be the first and second round picks. I want a LT to protect Ponder but the secondary will be getting improved early through the draft.

  15. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Wobby what is the likelyhood of the Vikings signing Wr Jerome Simpson? StartTribune.com said that both the Vikings and Simpson enjoyed the meeting.

  16. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Look for LT Andrew Datko to be targeted at the end of day 2 early day 3 of the draft. Ponder will likely push for his old blind side protector to be chosen.

  17. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    The NFL’s big bang

    Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune Updated: April 22, 2012 – 10:49 PM

    The NFL draft has exploded in popularity and scrutinization in the modern era.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/148462225.html

  18. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I know lets call the new stadium Odin’s hall.

  19. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    That is if we get one and the Vikings do not move to LA.

  20. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings still doing their homework on free-agent receiver Jerome Simpson

    By Jeremy Fowler

    Posted: 04/22/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT

    April 23, 2012 4:23 AM GMTUpdated: 04/22/2012 11:23:18 PM CDT

    Former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jerome Simpson left the Twin Cities on Sunday morning, April 22, without a deal, but the Minnesota Vikings remain one of multiple teams interested in signing him.

    Before making a serious play, the Vikings want more information about Simpson’s potential league-imposed suspension after pleading guilty to a felony drug charge in March. The Vikings could get more guidance on the issue as early as Monday. It’s believed Simpson could miss up to four games.

    Simpson was sentenced to 15 days in jail and three years’ probation after two pounds of marijuana were shipped to his Kentucky home in September.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20455737/vikings-still-doing-their-homework-free-agent-receiver?source=rss

  21. By Parody on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Looking for a new name for the video mailbags? How about making a twist on the MMM of Monday Morning Mailbag, flipping it over and adding a bit of space to make it WVVVV as in Weekly Vikings Variety Video Vault.

  22. By Parody on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Although, Vikings Variety Weekly Video Vault seems to roll off the tongue a bit easier, and VVWVV has a more uniform look…

  23. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Top 10 of Vikings’ draft day steals

    Posted by: Mark Craig under The draft, Vikings, NFL draft, Super Bowl

    Updated: April 23, 2012 – 12:01 PM

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/148536305.html

  24. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    House tries to revive Vikings stadium plan, fans rally at State Capitol

    Posted by: Mike Kaszuba under Funding, Minnesota governor, Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota legislature, Minnesota state senators, State budgets

    Updated: April 23, 2012 – 2:23 PM
    .

    More than 50 Minnesota Vikings fans, some holding infants in team jerseys, rallied on the state Capitol steps Monday for a new Vikings stadium.

    But it was inside the Capitol that the real maneuvering this week for the nearly $1 billion stadium was starting to unfold – with signs that the Minnesota House was about to resurrect the stadium plan.

    At a hearing before a House panel late Monday, stadium supporters were expected to try to attach the stadium plan to a proposal that would allow electronic bingo and pull tabs and sports-themed tip boards in Minnesota’s bars and restaurants. In order for the stadium plan to move forward in the House before the Legislature adjourns, the maneuver is necessary to revive the project and nullify the plan’s rejection by another House panel a week ago.

    There was also other stadium-related jockeying Monday, some of it sure to face long odds. A House legislator introduced a plan to have the Vikings publicly owned, and another legislator asked that any excess money from a Vikings stadium public subsidy package go to early childhood scholarships.

    In addition, there was also a move Monday to legalize sports betting pools, and allow the state lottery to operate a sports betting pool.

    In a morning rally outside the state Capitol, the fan group loudly cheered Lester Bagley, the Vikings vice president for stadium development and public affairs, who spoke to the crowd in the bright sunlight. “We’re in decent shape,” Bagley, wearing a dark suit, told the crowd. “We got some momentum. Still, the odds are long. We can’t slow down.”

    Some fans held signs that read “Keep It Going Dayton”, a reference to Gov. Mark Dayton’s push for a public subsidy package for the nearly $1 billion stadium. Another fan held a sign that said simply: “Packers Suck.”

    Scott Asplund of Maple Grove wore Vikings horns, and carried a sword and shield. “I’ve had a [ongoing] dialogue with Kurt,” he said, referring to House Speaker Kurt Zellers, who is also from Maple Grove. “Oh, yeah, he’s been very challenged by me.”

    Zellers is the leading Republican in the House, but has been vague on how much influence he will exert to pass the stadium legislation before the Legislature adjourns, perhaps in a week.

    “If we don’t get the Vikings kept, we will all remember in November,” said Asplund, nodding to the upcoming state elections.

    Under the proposal endorsed by Dayton, the Vikings would contribute $427 million to the stadium, the state would add $398 million – using proceeds from electronic bingo and pull tabs – and Minneapolis would contribute $150 million toward building the project. The team would add another $327 million to operate the stadium and the city would contribute $189 million.

    The stadium would be built in downtown Minneapolis on the site of the Metrodome, where the team has played for the past 30 years.

    At the rally outside the state Capitol, Sarah Walsh of Lonsdale came with Collin, her nine-year-old son who stood alongside with his hair spray-painted yellow. “Most people really do support it,” she said of the stadium.

    Elizabeth Stebbins of Coon Rapids held her 11-month-old son, Mason. Both wore purple jerseys with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson’s name on the back. “I’ve got tons of them,” she said of her Vikings jersey selection.

    Does she go to many games? “Oh, yeah,” she said. “And training camp.”

    As the group headed to lobby legislators in their offices, Asplund reminded them of what they needed to keep in mind. “This is a no brainer” to vote for the stadium, he said. And if legislators “show they have no brains”, remind them they are up for re-election in November.

    “We’re the Purple Party,” he said

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/148539105.html

  25. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Mike W…

    Is Zygi or any players attending the draft party at the Dome Thursday night ??…

    There is something going on Thursday night for the draft..Isn’t there ??

  26. By GM on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Are the Vikings willing to revisit the possibility of building an open air stadium, a stadium like Gillette Stadium?

    Gillette Stadium Construction cost $325 million
    ($420 million in 2012 dollars)

    Robert Kraft paid for 100% of the construction costs.

    The Vikings/ private contributing is $427 million for the current proposal according to vikings.com.

    The many advantages seem obvious.

  27. By iaVIKE on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Another fan held a sign that said simply: “Packers Suck.”

    hahaha gotta love that

  28. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings weigh draft, free-agent options

    Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune Updated: April 22, 2012 – 10:27 PM

    GM Rick Spielman says the NFL’s new CBA limits signing bonuses, so teams are more willing to trade up.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/148458675.html

  29. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    GM…

    That’s what is funny…Mn politicians don’t want to help pay for the stadium…But if a stadium is going to be built…

    The politicians are demanding that any stadium being built has to have a roof…

    Mn politicians for you…They want only the best…
    But they don’t want to spend anything towards the project ??…

  30. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Greg Cosell’s Mock Draft Has Vikings Taking Cornerback Stephon Gilmore #3Apr 23rd, 2012 at 2:29 pm by danzinski

    http://thevikingage.com/2012/04/23/greg-cosells-mock-draft-has-vikings-taking-cornerback-stephon-gilmore-3/

  31. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    NFL draft: Vikings must have a leader for No. 3 pick…right?

    Posted By Jeremy Fowler

    20 April, 2012 // Vikings //

    The Minnesota Vikings personnel staff is putting in 15-hour days preparing for the NFL draft. The staff has spent months breaking down video, discussing prospects, visiting pro days.

    So it’s sensible to think the Vikings will evaluate prospects in consideration for the No. 3 overall pick up until draft week. In an interview Thursday, general manager Rick Spielman said the Vikings have narrowed the list of candidates to Matt Kalil, Justin Blackmon and Morris Claiborne and hopes to decide by Wednesday. There is no clear-cut favorite, Spielman said.

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/04/20/nfl-draft-vikings-must-have-a-favorite-for-no-3-pick-right/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+twincities%2FNWau+%28Vikings+Now%29

  32. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    have to go, have fun.

  33. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Open air stadium would be sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. Home field advantage big time.

  34. By Parody on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – Here’s another Viking to add to your list of personal heroes:

    F.E
    R.V
    E.A
    D.N
    _.S

    (From Wikipedia): Evans reportedly engaged in a physical struggle with the officers when they tried to handcuff him, with one officer being bitten on his left wrist.[2] The officers then used tasers to subdue Evans. He was charged with battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and trespassing.[2] Complicating matters could be the fact that Evans is already on probation in Colorado County, Texas, for possession of marijuana.

  35. By iaVIKE on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone go to ESPN and look at the breaking news if you havn’t heard about it already. Wow

  36. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    This is going to get even more ugly.

  37. By Maine on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Mike, saw that thing you and PA did about the second pick. You mentioned Stephen Hill and Harrison Smith as candidates, but what if both are off the board? Also, which position is more important for us in the draft, CB or S?

  38. By TheValentine84 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Mike W,
    With the confusion surrounding the #3 pick in the upcoming NFL draft, I was wondering how likely it would be that the vikings end up trading their pick in exchange for additional draft picks? I feel this is the most beneficial means to transforming this team and infuse it with talent.
    (Josh W. Long Beach, CA)

  39. By iaVIKE on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    The NFL has to worry about saving face now, after all the bad PR that franchise is causing. Hopefully BIG punishment if this turns out to be true

  40. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Mike W…

    Do you think it would be a good idea if ALL… Mn Vikings players had to take a mandatory “anger management” class every off season ??…

    From….(John Doe Smith…Whatsnext, MN)

  41. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    We finally have Cook out of the media circus…

    From…(beentherebefore, MN)

  42. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Now we bring in a Simpson and his problems for a job interview…
    Now Evans wants to get in on the action taking on the police…

    From…(wellbethereagain, MN)

  43. By TheWall on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Sounds like Janoris Jenkins will fit right in.

  44. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    and Alfonzo Dennard.

  45. By Titus on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    What’s the difference between peak, peek, and pique?

  46. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Parody..

    Where is the report on Evans ???…I can’t find anything ??…

  47. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Any news out there about how the stadium bill went today?

  48. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t find anything on Evans either.

  49. By Titus on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    What is the quality of life in the Los Angeles area?

  50. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    peak,peek.and pique…

    They all have something to do with Dana Kirpatrick…

    pique…All men have an pique interest in Dana K…

    peek…All men want a peek at Dana K and her “G o D a d d y” commercials…

    peak….Peak antifreeze is the product Dana Kirpatrick does her commercials for…

    That was easy Titus…. hahaha ; )

  51. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/04/23/vikings-stadium-bill-can-afford-any-misplays-this-week/

    Check this video/article out.

  52. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/politics/vikings-stadium-bill-clears-committee-as-funding-considered-apr-23-2012

  53. By Titus on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil, I agree. Here is a harder question, with context. So what was the meaning of the following blog article title?

    Sneak Peak At Vikings 2012 Schedule

  54. By Parody on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    OTK – That was old news. Happened before he became a Viking. In fact, it was the reason he became a Viking. His former team cut him because of it, and the Vikings signed him afterwards.
    I just happened to come across it today, so I made sure that Spencer knew he had another Superstar on this team to crow about.

  55. By PurplHaze on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Do you mean Danica Patrick, OT?

  56. By Titus on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I’m off for an evening ride– gorgeous evening in the northland.

  57. By Parody on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – It means that Wobschall still isn’t as good at catching his recurring mistakes as you are.

  58. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    PurplHaze….hahaha

    Yes…I did mean Danica…. ; )

  59. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I believe another Senate committee will be voting on the stadium bill tonight. Let’s pray for some up votes. The suspense is killing me.

  60. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    hognuts…

    Lets just hope for good news !!!…

    GO VIKINGS !!

  61. By ozzinator on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    “Evening Ride” – Good name for a rock band!

  62. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    That would be an awesome name for a rock band…

  63. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Parody…Lets not bring up any old negative news now…Fans are looking for a new stadium…

    Lets keep all those…”old skeletons” in the closet where they belong for the time being…. : )

  64. By Parody on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    It’s a tiny skeleton OTK…like aborted fetus small….I don’t think that would bug anyone…

  65. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    So enough of the negative waves…

    Think positive about the new stadium !!

  66. By PurplHaze on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    We’re “forward thinking” fans… No more dwelling on what players did in the past…

    Positive stadium news, and a successful 2012 draft. Let’s hope for both!

  67. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings stadium bill continues on a fast track. The Senate Rules Committee approved the bill on Monday, and now it moves to the Senate Jobs and Economic Growth Committee, which is likely to set it for a hearing at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/rapid-reports/post/18793794

  68. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    State Rep. John Kriesel told Fox 9 News he’s confident the Vikings stadium bill will be brought to a vote on the House floor. “[There's] new-found urgency I haven’t seen before. People are starting to understand if we don’t do something now, the Vikings will most likely leave. There is momentum and we’ve got to get it moving. We’re running out of time.”

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/rapid-reports/post/18791885

  69. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/148597715.html

    All are good news. However, still has a ways to go.

  70. By Mike B. on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Pick Kalil with the #3 pick and then a WR with the #35 pick. Goo Vikings.

  71. By borgis on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    hey, there’s been some coming back on the whole saint’s thing ,regardless we could have played better. but for the saint’s quit crying

  72. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Here is another positive for you Mn politicians…

    How much money has been raised by the Vikings organization and players for charities over the past 50 yrs ???…

  73. By Mike B. on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    It is amazing what an “or else” can do to move people.

  74. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Is it Thursday yet ???…

    “And with the 3rd pick in the 2012 draft..
    The Minnesota Vikings pick”..???

  75. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    a new stadium.

  76. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.twincities.com/ci_20461153/vikings-stadium-bill-amendment-may-revive-project-house?source=most_viewed

  77. By TBurb04 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    The vikes need to take a look at this kid….If he’s there in the third that would be ideal!!!

  78. By PurplHaze on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I can totally see the Vikes trading some of their later picks, maybe a 4th and 5th, to get back in the end of the first round.

  79. By KoN on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I’m pretty sure that no team would drop out of the first round for a fourth and fifth round pick.

  80. By PurplHaze on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Add in one pick next year then. Maybe a 2nd or 3rd rounder in 2013.

  81. By PurplHaze on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    There are a couple teams at the bottom with MULTIPLE 1st rd picks. Those are actually the teams I’m referring too.

  82. By PurplHaze on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    * to

  83. By sandiamond on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spence slipping to the 4th/ size vs bpa

  84. By PurplHaze on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Rick … Call up Bill Belichick and “Let’s Make A Deal”!!!

  85. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spence is undersized…But packs a wallop !!..Very quick and instinctive…Good tackler also…

    Only knock on Spence is size…Good LB…

    I am watching the debate…If the panel only knew how many people in Mn cross bridges to gamble on poker machines in Wis…It is illegal in Mn…Tons of Mn residents I know personally spend a GREAT deal of money playing poker machines weekly in bars across state lines…They are only supposed to be played for “entertainment only”…

    Sure…People are throwing twenty dollar bills into machines left and right just for fun…Just to watch the wheels spin ??…Of course they pay out on the point totals won…(Quietly of course)…All Mn has to do is make their own machines LEGAL…And…Cha ching !!!…The stadium is built…And then some…

    Of course the only reason I know this..Is from being a complete neutral observer to the bar scene through many many years of experience… ; )…..hahaha…lol

    If the pull tabs fail….Allow poker machines or there gaming equivalents in Minnesota bars…If that is done…They will have more than enough money to build the stadium…Why have Mn residents leave the state to gamble anymore…

  86. By PurplHaze on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82889dda/article/nfl-increases-offseason-roster-limit-to-90-players?module=HP11_headline_stack

  87. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Stadium bill passed another Senate committee today! Another Senate committee tomorrow at 10:45 a.m.

  88. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    House committee in progress right now.

  89. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    hognuts…

    I am watching the link you posted above…It looks to be a “live broadcast” coming from that site…Maybe it was from earlier today ???…

    Love what one of the politicians just said about the Packers cashing in on their stupid fans to the tune of 65 million dollars recently..To obtain nothing more than bragging rights for stock that is completely worthless !!!

    Now there is one smart politician working for us after all !!!…

  90. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I’m watching the same thing. I’m pretty sure it’s happening live. I don’t have the slightest clue what is going on, but hopefully something gets done.

  91. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    It is live…They just came back from a recess about 10 minutes ago…

  92. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    @OTK,

    Do you have any idea what is going on?

  93. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/148615495.html

  94. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    hognuts…

    They had plenty of voting going on so quickly in the end…I got lost in most of the political language…

    So not sure if it p a s s e d the “ways and means” committee or not ??…

  95. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Same here, I guess I’ll wait and see what the papers say.

  96. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Looking at the comments from Daily Norseman……………they said it passed!!!

  97. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I thought it had passed committee…But didn’t want to say that…

    I know how everyone is waiting for what happened…

    One thing for sure…Frank Hornstein is no friend of Viking fans…

    That guy wants nothing to do with any stadium bill…

    F Hornstein..phone…651-296-9281

    Lets vote this guy out of office this fall…He could use a very long vacation from politics…VERY long vacation…

    He was the guy yelling NO into his microphone… Hornstein is one of the original “nasty nine” also…

  98. By Parody on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t tease us hognuts – how much more does it need to pass before it really pásses? 2, 3, 400 more votes?

  99. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/23/vikings-stadium-bill-clears-another-senate-hurdle/

    Check out that video, he explains it pretty good.

  100. By GM on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/23/vikings-stadium-bill-clears-another-senate-hurdle/

  101. By GM on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    LOL

  102. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Parody…It is possible the stadium bill could reach the house floor for its “final vote” this Thursday…

    Who knows…Maybe the Vikings stadium bill might will getting a its final vote…

    When the Vikings are handing in their choice for the 3rd overall pick in the draft…

    Wouldn’t that be awesome if Roger Goodell could announce both at once…The draft choice for the Vikings…And the Vikings new stadium getting a “yes” vote from the house to be built !!…

    Wouldn’t that be cool…

  103. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    *stadium bill might be getting its final vote..

  104. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    That would be sweet OTK. It will be hard to have my mind into the draft, IF the stadium bill is going on at the same time. No guarantees yet, though.

  105. By vikesfan12 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    OTK-Way cool!!

  106. By Titus on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Three days till we see if Kalil is a Viking.

  107. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.dailynorseman.com/2012/4/23/2970706/minnesota-vikings-stadium-what-is-dead-may-never-die

    Picking up some steam!!

  108. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I know its a long shot to happen…But just think how nice it would look for Mn politicians to get this done on draft night…Especially in time for R Goodell to announce the stadium bill along with the Vikings first pick in the draft…

    The vote would be heard across the nation…Not just MN… ; )

  109. By Parody on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    ohh….when my hopes are that high, I always seem to get disappointed…can the politicians break the cycle?

  110. By Titus on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil you are so right. I have been thinking recently on what the rest of the country thinks about us– and specifically what kind of message is the state sending to the team.

  111. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Optimism Parody, optimism.

  112. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    This stadium situation can’t nearly be as annoying to the rest of the nation as the Brett Favre retirement saga was.

  113. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Stadium bills inch closer to floor votes
    By Doug Belden
    Posted: 04/23/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT
    April 24, 2012 3:13 AM GMTUpdated: 04/23/2012 10:13:58 PM CDT

    The Vikings stadium bill could soon be up for a vote on the floors of the Minnesota Senate and House.

    A Senate leader predicted Monday, April 23, that the bill could be ready for a full vote of the Senate as early as Thursday. And Monday night, a key House committee debated sending a Vikings stadium bill to the floor for a vote.

    Getting to the floor of both houses is only half the battle. Comments from Senate leaders suggest supporters face an uphill challenge rounding up enough votes to pass the bill.

    http://www.twincities.com/ci_20461153/vikings-stadium-bill-amendment-may-revive-project-house?source=most_viewed

  114. By Parody on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    hognuts – True, but that’s because the rest of the nation isn’t really affected by where the Vikings play…somehow everyone is affected by what a celebrity does in their free time though…

  115. By Titus on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I disagree and that we need to hammer the point home= lose the NFL and Mpls is just a big Des Moines or Omaha. Funny, all the folks I know who oppose the stadium funding also believe the Twin Cities are an alpha city. You cannot be with the big boys with medicore attractions.

  116. By Titus on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    mediocre

  117. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Will the bill be killed at the very last second or will there be a new stadium in Minnesota, what a hart stopper this is.

  118. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Optimism, guys, optimism.

  119. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    http://hometownsource.com/2012/04/23/vikings-stadium-bill-heads-to-republican-house-floor/

  120. By Titus on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    DRS– don’t have a heart attack over this- it ain’t worth it. If the Vikes move, I will move too, and adopt the team in my new hometown. Most likely that would be the Pats or, if I go to the DC area, I guess I would take the Ravens. I could not see rooting for the Redskins– that name just is not right.

  121. By hognuts on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Some of us can’t simply move though.

  122. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    this is from,http://hometownsource.com/2012/04/23/vikings-stadium-bill-heads-to-republican-house-floor/

    Rep. Tom Hackbarth, R-Cedar, frowns during an exchange on the soundness of gambling revenue estimates. Hackbarth argues the electronic pull-tab and bingo revenue estimates relied on in the stadium bill are basically pretend.

  123. By Titus on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Hognuts, I have been contemplating moving for quite a while…

  124. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I will go with the AZ Cardinals, they are closer to me and I then go to their games. That is if the Vikings move.

  125. By Parody on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I’m a Vikings fan wherever they go. I don’t understand why so many people would want to find a different out of state team if the Vikings leave. They’re not going by choice, but by necessity because our state shunned them. I would blame those responsible, and still root for my team.

  126. By Titus on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Oh Parody., you are so superior to the rest of us… forgive us.

  127. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, that is all fine and dandy except for one thing, it sounds like the Vikings would move to LA and I truly hate LA, maybe EL Paso TX or some other place, But not LA. They got the Minnesota Lakers and now they want the Vikings, I truly hope the legislature and the state of Minnesota can wake up and smell the roses, and get this bill passed now.

  128. By DRS on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Well it is 22:52 NM time so good night one and all.

  129. By Parody on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    But Texas stole the North Stars…how can they be any better than LA?

  130. By VegasVike on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s see… To the north (Nova) there is no NFL team….
    To the South (Iowa) there is no NFL team..
    To the west (Dakota’s) there is no NFL team…
    To the east, there is no NFL team (that anyone cares about north, south or west)
    Minnesota appears to be the great blocker, they should stay.
    Take the solid pick in Kalil, find a WR or CB in round 2 and get the other in F/A….PROBLEMS SOLVED!!!

  131. By VegasVike on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Kudos DRS

  132. By Titus on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    NO, the Vikings are not the same team if they move. Not by a long shot. The Vikings core identity, which comes from one of the most appropriate names for a football team, is tied closely to the northern frigid tiers of the world, so their origin in Minnesota is inseparable from the Vikings history. No, Parody, I disagree. If the Vikings leave, they are not the same team. Vikings warriors on the boardwalk at Venice Beach? Give me a break! Vikings without Minnesota is no longer the Vikings. Period. I will be done.

  133. By GM on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with Titus. ( except for the redskins name thing he mentioned)

  134. By sandiamond on Apr 24, 2012 | Reply

    By Carl K on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

    Sandi, Mike B and anyone else up to the challenge.
    The Vikings have ten draft picks. The object of the game is to correctly guess who the Vikings will draft. You can only summit 10 names. The person to correctly guess the most players the Vikings draft, wins bragging rights for year.
    You do not need to guess the round correctly to get credit… However, in the event of a tie, guessing the most in the correct order will be the tie breaker.
    Here are my 10 picks in draft order.

    Matt Kalil OT
    Harrison Smith SS
    Jamell Fleming CB
    Marvin Jones WR
    James Micheal Johnson MLB
    Senio Kelemete OG
    Ty Hilton WR
    DeAngelo Tyson DT
    DJ Campbell FS
    Tyler Nielsen OLB

  135. By sandiamond on Apr 24, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.savethevikes.org/2012/04/24/kriesel-spark-fireworks-for-vikings-stadium-fans-need-to-rally-today-mnleg/

  136. By celticvikingwarrior on Apr 24, 2012 | Reply

    @ Parody et al; IF THE VIKINGS MOVE, THEY WILL NO LONGER BE THE VIKINGS AS THE STATE WILL RETAIN THE NAME “VIKINGS” for a mythical time in the future…in case Minnesota gets another shot to destroy yet another franchise !!!!! SO for all intense and purposes the “VIKINGS” will be “retired” to VALHALLA for alll time…..ODIN HELP US ALL !!!!!

  137. By charliewest40 on Apr 24, 2012 | Reply

    New Blog

  138. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 24, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond…

    Called every number on the list above…

    Jeremy Millers office is in total support of the stadium bill…And I was lucky enough to be able to talk to one of his office personal working for him…

    It was a nice (short) conversation…She had a very positive outlook on todays meeting…Lets keep those positive thoughts going fans…

    And make those phone calls asking for our senators to vote YES…To the Vikings stadium..And help put Mn construction workers back to work… : )

  139. By sandiamond on Apr 24, 2012 | Reply

  140. By DRS on Apr 24, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, that is true, ok, how about Santa Fe New Mexico, a bit more of a drive for me and much more acceptable to me. They could be the New Mexico road runners.

  141. By Rocksalt on Apr 25, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with tius on this…The Vikings are Minnesota……..I would not root for them if they leave MN…….for me, a team is connected to a place and the rich traditions of the community. LA Vikings??? Not my cup of tea….

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