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Pick-By-Pick Summary Of Vikings 2012 NFL Draft

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 30, 2012 – 10:56 am

A quick pick-by-pick analysis of the Vikings 2012 draft…

LT Matt Kalil – 1st round
Projected to be a cornerstone LT for the next decade and allows the Vikings to solidify their offensive line by moving Charlie Johnson to LG and holding a robust competition at RG among Joe Berger, Chris DeGeare, Brandon Fusco and Geoff Schwartz.

S Harrison Smith – 1st round
A 2-year captain at Notre Dame who is known for his intelligence, leadership, consistency and tackling ability, Smith will start from Day 1 at safety.

CB Josh Robinson – 3rd round
The fastest player at the Combine, Robinson has explosive athletic qualities and will compete for time at both CB and punt returner in his rookie season. If he can be the 4th CB and contribute on special teams as a rookie, this pick is a success. From a long-term perspective, Robinson could compete for a starting spot at CB some day.

WR Jarius Wright – 4th round
One of my favorite moves of the draft. Wright provides depth behind Percy Harvin at slot receiver should he sustain an injury or should the Vikings chose to deploy Harvin in the backfield or as an outside receiver on occasion. Wright, a First-Team All-SEC WR in 2011, is an explosive athlete with big-time production at Arkansas.

TE Rhett Ellison – 4th round
Seems to be a player who can fulfill the role of blocking TE and FB. No one can replace Jim Kleinsasser, but that’s the thinking behind this pick perhaps. Ellison is a blue-collar, nose-to-the-grindstone player who will quickly become a fan-favorite in Minnesota, similar to how Kleinsasser’s career progressed.

WR Greg Childs – 4th round
A great value pick here, as a knee injury caused Childs to fall from a 1st- or 2nd-round prospect last year to a mid-round prospect this year. Childs has prototypical size for an outside WR at 6-3, 219 pounds, and he also has great speed and ball skills.

CB Robert Blanton – 5th round
Blanton will likely move from CB to safety with the Vikings and perhaps even join Smith, his college teammate, as a starter in 2012. Good position flexibility here for Blanton, plus he can be a special teams contributor right away as well.

K Blair Walsh – 6th round
Walsh has a very strong leg and was one of just three kickers with a draftable grade on the Vikings board. His accuracy dipped in 2011, but also consider he was 40 of 46 as a sophomore and junior. His accuracy dipped last year because he had so many attempts (led nation in FG tries) and because he had a high number of long attempts. A good selection here because it adds competition to the kicker position with the ever-steady and reliable Ryan Longwell also still in the fold.

LB Audie Cole – 7th round
Cole adds competition to his position, and his best attribute may be position flexibility, as he can play all three LB spots in the Vikings defense.

DL Trevor Guyton – 7th round
Similar to Cole, Guyton is a late-round selection who has a chance to stick around because of his position flexibility. Guyton can play DE or DT, will add competition to the defensive line, and could contribute as a special teams player as well.


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508 Responses to “Pick-By-Pick Summary Of Vikings 2012 NFL Draft”

  1. By Drew P. Bawls on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    First!!!

    Hey Green Bay….

    GO PACK FUDGE!!!!!!!!

  2. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Not good.

  3. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Knock some sense into him Dayton!

  4. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Wobbs…Nice positive blog…Like hearing your personal opinions…

    Keep up the good work !!!… : )

    Get the stadium bill done !!!

    Vikings belong in Minnesota !!!…

  5. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Now thats typical Republican … ignore middle class jobs until BIG BUSINESS gets more

  6. By Mike B. on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    How many slot receivers do you need as back up. There is a glut for the #3 and #4 WR and still we have no #1 WR. We have a serious need for that outside deep threat receiver. We didn’t get one in the draft other than a possible. Let’s keep it real, please. We have a CBs, WRs and Kickers that will be competeting to start on this team this year. We still need that blue chip WR. come on man.

  7. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    R O B I N S O N N N N N N N … Him and a pair of Golden Domers at safety!

    To shore up our O-Line, Matt K A L I L L L L L L L !!!

    SKOL VIKINGS!!!

  8. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    GET THE STADIUM BUILT! KEEP THE VIKINGS IN MINNESOTA!!!
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  9. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    New Stadium.

  10. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B..

    But what is cool now…Harvin can lineup in the backfield with AP now…Put in our 2 TE sets…And still use J Wright inside at the slot position…

    Its hard to see the Vikings being so creative with there offense like this…

    But keep in mind…The Vikings have players that are versatile on offense now…More so now than they ever have had in the past…

  11. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Guys, Get On The Field A.S.A.P. Use the off-season! Make the most of it! Looking forward to seeing some of you contribute this fall! :)

  12. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Right on Shawn !!!…

  13. By Carl K on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    OTK- Right on!
    The Vikings can give Ponder protection now… and stretch the field with Simpson and Wright!

    Plus, the Vikings found maybe as many as 3 starter in the secondary.

    1 very excited fan.
    Great job Vikings!

  14. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    J-Smoove will be a stud.

  15. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Zellers has Ronald Reagan all over his twitter page … FACT – Ronald Reagan raised taxes

  16. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    GET THE STADIUM BUILT! KEEP THE VIKINGS IN MINNESOTA!!!
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  17. By Carl K on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B – J Wright played just as much if not more as a flanker and split end than slot receiver at Arkansas.
    Wright has a lot of experience at all the WR positions. I am sure the Vikings will find ways to line Harvin and Wright up all over the field. This could be fun!

  18. By Lance on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    This is the year Manny Arceneaux will make a huge contribution for the vikings! :)

    Infact him and simpson could seriously stretch the field :)

  19. By DRS on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Dayton on Vikings stadium bill: “It’s still breathing”
    Posted by: Rachel E. Stassen-Berger under Minnesota governor, Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota legislature, Minnesota state senators, Democrats, Republicans Updated: April 30, 2012 – 10:39 AM

    Despite an apparent melt down over the weekend, Gov. Mark Dayton still has hope that the Minnesota Vikings will get approval for their new state-subsidize stadium this session.

    “It’s still breathing and they’re still in session, so anything could happen,” the governor said.

    The Vikings stadium bill had some trouble over the weekend. After the last legislative committee gave it approval late Friday, backers had high hopes for House and Senate floor votes over the weekend.

    But then Saturday Republican lawmakers decided they would not pass the stadium bill without agreement on the bill to give businesses a tax break and one to do some borrowing for state building projects. Democrats too want to borrow for state projects but they want to borrow more than Republicans say is acceptable.

    Those decisions meant not a single vote was taken Saturday or Sunday on the stadium bill and its fate is up in the air.

    But Monday morning, Dayton, who has fully backed the bid for a new stadium, took an optimist stance.

    Of the stadium’s likelihood, he said, “It’s a lot better than it was a week ago tomorrow,” when a House committee killed the bill. He added, “It’s a lot better than it was the week before that,” when the bill couldn’t get enough votes in a Senate committee to pass

    http://www.startribune.com/politics/blogs/149505175.html

  20. By DRS on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    http://news.yahoo.com/video/sports-15749645/lawmakers-fear-vikings-exit-if-no-new-stadium-29113184.html#crsl=%252Fvideo%252Fsports-15749645%252Flawmakers-fear-vikings-exit-if-no-new-stadium-29113184.html

  21. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Good hands..Speed and seperation…And a WR that okay with playing in the middle of the field or even out of the slot…Being quick in and out of breaks..etc…

    That makes for a complete WR…

    Berrian is gone…Go routes is all he would do…One dimensional players are very easy to defend….

    Musgrave and Spielman are bringing in multi dimensional players…

    I like this “where is Waldo” type of versatile offense the Vikings are putting together…

    Lets face it…The Vikings worst downfall the past few seasons has been being VERY predictable on offense…

    I can see many reasons for the Vikings NOT being a predictable offense at all this season…And could be a very explosive offense instead…

  22. By Stoney on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, your a window licker and have no idea what you’re talking about. Get a clue!

  23. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Window licker???????? Dude – you need to upgrade your insults.

  24. By bozz on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    What’s a “window licker”?

  25. By DRS on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Bye, Bye, Minnesota Vikings, H-E-l-l-O LA Vikings, Oh they will not to move, the league wants them here, is not that what the North Star Fans and lawmakers thought, see what happened, History repeats its self, what was will be, how sad, I hope and pray we fans can get the lawmakers to change their minds and vote now before it is too late. Minnesota will have a better out come this time if the state will overcome its past.

  26. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Stoney … thats an amazing argument supported by nothing. Why do you hate window lickers ???

    FACT – Ronald Reagan raised taxes

    FACT – For the majority of the Reagan presidency he ran a 50% tax rate.

  27. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Stoney … Seriously? Window Licker? That’s a pretty “over-the-top” tag to put on someone!

    . o O ( Stoney must be a republican… ) :D

  28. By Lance on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I must ask… when said person licks a window does he own it like when I was younger and would lick something so no none else would take it?

    I can see shawn owning many houses….. well at least the windows… :P

    But in all seriousness….who calls someone a window licker?

  29. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Non Viking supporter …

    Senator Dave Thompson (R) District 36 … 651.296.5252

    “I dont believe the Government should be in the business of picking winners and losers”

    WTF does that mean ????

    how about the 7500 middle class workers “losing” by his lack of support ???

    http://www.senate.mn/members/member_bio.php?mem_id=1180

  30. By DRS on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Minneapolis Lakers now the LA Lakers, Minnesota North Stars now the Dallas Stars, Minnesota Vikings soon to be the LA Vikings, way to go Minnesota, your politicos are the best at losing are they not.

  31. By DRS on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Lance somebody who is 5 years old.

  32. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    LOL @ Lance!!!

    Vote (R) Dave Thompson OUT!!! THERE IS NO MORE TIME!!! IF YOU DON’T COME TO AN AGREEMENT NOW, AND SIGN A BILL INTO LAW, THERE AREN’T GOING TO BE ANYMORE CHANCES!!!

  33. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Go Dayton!

  34. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Senator Dave Thompson (R) District 36 … 651.296.5252

    Seems to live in LaLa Land … where the Vikings wont move.

    “We want a better deal for the taxpayers”

    Mr Thompson how are the big business tax breaks going to help the middle class ???

  35. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Pretty soon there wont be a middle class!! Just the super rich and the super poor!!

  36. By Lance on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I do have one question though for Wobbs. About the O-line, Why would we so sure charlie johnosn starts at LG? While Berger, schwartz, Degeare, and Fusco battle for RG?

    I view it more like it should be. Schwartz, Johnson, Fusco, Berger and Degeare batlle our out for starting roles at RG and LG. Meanwhile I feel Berger and Schwartz may win those spots.

  37. By DRS on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    GOP lawmakers stuck on Vikings stadium issue
    by Tom Scheck, Minnesota Public Radio
    April 30, 2012

    The state’s business community, which generally tends to line up with Republicans, is also lobbying heavily to get the stadium bill passed this year.

    Charlie Weaver, head of the Minnesota Business Partnership, said a few weeks ago that General Mills, U.S. Bancorp, Target, Wells Fargo and many small businesses want to see the stadium issue resolved.

    “Zellers is hearing the love of the business community for the stadium on this deal. It’s one that has been worked out with us in the room,” said Weaver.

    But while the issue is popular with Vikings fans and some of the party’s biggest financial backers, one key group remains firmly opposed — fiscally conservative Republican voters who see the stadium as a boondoggle.

    Over the weekend several hundred people turned out in the rain and cold for an anti-tax rally on the Capitol lawn. Most held signs criticizing the state and federal governments for spending too much. One participant, Diana Strauss of St. Paul, said she can’t believe a Republican Party that preaches limited government is even discussing the issue.

    “They’ve got to do something, I guess, before their session ends, but I really wish they would look at other things that are going to help Minnesotans rather than spend a lot of money. I can’t afford to go to a Vikings game,” she said.

    The divide among Republicans over the stadium bill is evident in the Legislature. Several GOP members of the Senate tried to kill the bill in committee hearings. They also used procedural motions to slow it down. Sen. Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville, said he’ll keep trying to kill it.

    “I will certainly use whatever tools that are at my disposal to oppose this thing, just like I respect the proponents’ right to move it forward,” said Thompson. “I was sent here to do a job and I’ll do it to the best of my ability, and in this sense that’s stopping the legislation.”

    Many Democrats oppose the stadium plan too, but their party doesn’t control the Legislature. Now it’s up to the Republicans to decide how much they want to get out of the session, and what they’re willing to give up to get it

    http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/30/legislative-session-gop-food-fight/

  38. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with Mike B- we still dont have a legit #1 WR on this team.

    Simpson is a #2 at best..

  39. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Simpson is a deep threat. Wright can play any WR spot. Childs is the big body red zone threat. Harvin is are no. 1 WR. For those who disagree about Harvin being are No. 1 he contributed about 1500 yard on offence not to mention his return ability.

  40. By DRS on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sen. Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville, said he’ll keep trying to kill it.

    “I will certainly use whatever tools that are at my disposal to oppose this thing, just like I respect the proponents’ right to move it forward,” said Thompson. “I was sent here to do a job and I’ll do it to the best of my ability, and in this sense that’s stopping the legislation.”

    Really?

  41. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Greg Childs…steps up big this year.

  42. By towerrat on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    50%? Must be talking about the top marginal tax which he lowered from 70% and then in 86 reduced it to 28%

  43. By DRS on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Minnesota hates the vikings why not send them down here to NM, at least they will not be in LA.

  44. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sen. Dave Thompson, R-Lakeville, said he’ll keep trying to kill it.

    Senator Dave Thompson (R) District 36 … 651.296.5252

  45. By Lance on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Greg Childs still needs to prove he can come back from that injury… The games he did play in his senior year he didnt look the same at all…

    I hope he prooves us wrong but I wouldnt expect to see childs this year.

  46. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I agree, Hognuts … He had low production last season because of that knee not yet being 100%. Heck, he was even limited at the combine with a 4:50+ 40 time. Then he came back at his pro day and SMASHED that with a strong 4:41. Give Childs a chance, I say. He’s gonna do good things for the Vikes!

  47. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d828be6a5/article/2013-nfl-draft-which-team-will-have-the-no-1-pick?module=HP11_content_stream

    No faith in us at NFL.com. New Stadium!!!

  48. By DRS on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    MN better win A SB this year, they will be the LA Vikings in 2013 if things keep going the way they are going at this time.

  49. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Add TEs Rudolph and Carlson and the p@ $Sing game should be something to fear.

  50. By JPNYC on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    most of the analyst’s are picking us to be the number one pick of the 2013 draft! lol tat means they think we will be the worst team next season.

  51. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I have a lot going on this afternoon…

    Keep fighting for our Vikings legacy everyone !!!…

  52. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Someone keep trying to kill Sen. Dave Thompson.

  53. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ponders putrid arm cant make all the NFL throws.

    It wont be long till Webb is given the keys to the ship.

  54. By DRS on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Could the Minnesota Vikings move to L.A.?
    April, 20, 2012 Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

    Goodell and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II flew to St. Paul, Minn. on Friday to meet with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders to let them know the importance of getting the stadium proposal to a full floor vote and not having the issue die in committee as it did earlier this session. In their eyes, a failure to vote will be viewed as a no vote and the Vikings and the league would be forced to explore other options at that time. Either way, this is an issue that simply cannot be pushed aside until 2013. If it drags into next year, the Vikings could very well look to move to Los Angeles rather than play another year at the Metrodome and go through another round of political hurdles and hallow promises.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/los-angeles/nfl/post/_/id/807/could-the-minnesota-vikings-really-move-to-l-a

  55. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    That’s not good.

  56. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    OK so losing a team that helps the community and contributes to charities is a bad thing because some woman can’t afford a ticket. Really? Thats the reason she doesn’t want a stadium. If you are stupid and don’t have a valid reason for oppisition then stay the F**K HOME you dumb @S$ B1T*H!!!

  57. By DRS on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Have to go for now, today is D-Day for the Vikings, will or will not there be a stadium, looking like a 10% chance there will be one, how sad. Bye for now.

  58. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Can’t afford a ticket ??……TURN MORE TRICKS !!!!!

  59. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Why is creating nearly 8000 jobs a bad thing. Remove the moronic @S $wipes from office.

  60. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Roger-You took the words right out of my mouth!!!

  61. By GM on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The Wilfs really need to say the heck with the government and build a Gillette replica for $425million. If they need a little extra, talk to ‘General Mills, U.S. Bancorp, Target, Wells Fargo and many small businesses.’

    Fans will be happy, tax payers will be happy, legislator’s will be (temporarily) happy, and Vikings will be happy.

  62. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Open-Air looking better and better all the time!!!

    Dress Warm, Vikings Fans!!! :)

  63. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Tax breaks for the rich before we (the A$S you all elected) decide to pa ss a stadium bill that will actually better the state as a whole.

  64. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    GM- why is that not an option?

  65. By DRS on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Possible Breaking News for Monday May 1st 2012, ( THE VIKINGS ANNOUNCE DEAL TO SELL VIKINGS TO LA GROUP< LA GROUP TO MOVE TO LA IN 2013,VIKING FANS IN SHOCK!) how sad. I then become a AZ Cardinals fan.

    Have to go foe real, have fun.

  66. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s get a new stadium guys.

  67. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Optimism, DRS. Optimism!!!

  68. By GM on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    That’s what I’m wondering, vikesfan5.0.

    We should flood monday mailbag with that question.

  69. By DRS on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry that should have been for real not foe real, bye.

  70. By iaVIKE on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ignorant @ss fair-weather fans. You bet your @ss that if this stadium issue came to a head like this after the 09 season it would have gotten done, Politicians still would have been dumb@sses, but there would have been much more public support for it. People just can’t look past these last two seasons. Whata joke

  71. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Still dont understand why the fans want an open air stadium- how can you enjoy yourself when its below freezing and snowing? In 2010 I went to the Vikings-Eagles game and it was just cold as F-ck!! I was more focused on staying warm than watching the game.

    Whats enjoyable about watching a game when youre freezing your ass off?

  72. By GM on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    $427 million team/private contribution is already on the table.

    That alone would build Gillette…

    Open air FTW!!!!

  73. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    You think it would be worth it for the Wilfs. The fan base is here!

  74. By GM on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    What’s enjoyable about watching a game in LA?

  75. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Since I don’t have a vote in this, all i can do is suggest that when you E-mail these clowns, make sure to mention that your entire (LARGE) family are die-hard Viking fans and all of them will be PI$$ED.

  76. By Mike B. on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    @GM why do you continue to throw that out there. It’s not going to be done that way and you are just avoiding rhe real issue. The NFL and ownership are no going out on there own to get stadium deal done. No matter what NE did or didn’t do. Actually Gillette Stadium used 70M in public funds for infrastucture around Gillette. “The Patriots had planned to move to Connecticut, but the NFL worked out a financing program in Massachusetts that allowed the team to stay and build its own stadium. Public money totaling $70 million will be used for infrastructure improvements around the venue. Part of the program calls for the NFL to loan the Patriots money for the construction. The NFL says it cannot loan the team the money without the access road because of commitments it made to premium seat buyers. The state funding legislation also includes a provision calling for the access road.”

  77. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Open air stadium in the Arden Hills location would be FU@#IN SWEAT!!!!!!!! Ziggy could sell the naming rights to help out also.

  78. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer

    I went to the Vikings-Bears game at TCF. It was cold and snowing. It was awesome. The Vikings got killed, but it was still really fun being outside.

  79. By GM on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.

    IT AIN’T GETTING DONE THIS WAY!!

  80. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Greg Childs is going to have a better year than Alshon Jeffery. You heard it here first!

  81. By iaVIKE on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    someone tweeted to the news the other night “building a billion dollar stadium for a losing team in a bad economy should not be at the top of the list.” Oh you’re right, creating jobs, and bringing in millions in revenue for the local businesses would be bad for the economy. DUMB

  82. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Lets send Caleb King in to the Senate and the House of Reps. Let the Skull Cracking began.

  83. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer- Fu@#in dress warmer! Minnesotans sit on frozen lakes fishin for fun!!!! Helps to have a plump lady friend too!!

  84. By GM on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I guarantee if the VIkes decided to go with the open air, the state would trip over themselves to fund a mere $70 million for infrastructure, if it really was “needed”

    OPEN AIR FTW!!!!

  85. By GM on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    FOR THE WIN!!!

  86. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    YOU HAVE TO SPEND MONEY TO MAKE MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  87. By Mike B. on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    It’s not going to get done in MN if they legislature doesn’t get it’s job done. No Vote or not Voting means no more MN Vikings.

  88. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I think it’s a little to late for the open air stadium. We’re stuck with the one we got. Better than LA though. C’mon Dayton talk some sense into those guys!!

  89. By Mike B. on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    This is their last chance to get it done.

  90. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I went to a Vikings-Bills game in Buffalo ( I think it was 1994 ), in December, froze my a$$ off and loved it, 21-17.

  91. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I guess im different from you guys, I just flat out hate the cold.

  92. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    You’ve got to have enough anti-freeze in you.

  93. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Is the NFL not the fastest growing big business in the country??

  94. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    You are a disappointment if you’re from Minnesota, Spencer.

  95. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I believe part of the deal was that (1) it had to be another dome, and (2) it had to be in downtown Minneapolis. An open-air isn’t going to happen.

    KEEP THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS IN MINNESOTA!!!
    KEEP THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS IN MINNESOTA!!!
    KEEP THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS IN MINNESOTA!!!
    KEEP THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS IN MINNESOTA!!!
    KEEP THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS IN MINNESOTA!!!

  96. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Im from PA Hognuts.

  97. By Parody on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I was at the game in TCF too. It was the most fun I’ve ever had seeing my team lose. The worst part about it all was that no seats were reserved, so I had to wait outside the stadium for hours in the cold to make sure I got a decent seat. I was MUCH colder out there than I was inside the stadium. I didn’t even notice the cold once the game started.

  98. By dumber on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn if you tell me what car wash you work in, I will bring you some towels, so you will not have to lick windows. You are a good guy, I would not want to see you get too much ammonia mixed in with that alchohol.

  99. By Parody on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    My sister moved to AZ back in ’06. Ever since, every time she comes home, I hear her complain about the cold. But she came to the game with me and said afterward the cold didn’t even bother her at all!

    Just shows how weak Spencer is…

  100. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply
    Lets send Caleb King in to the Senate and the House of Reps. Let the Skull Cracking began.

    LMAO … Unleash Caleb King in the senate and House. Tell Caleb King the opposers of the Viking stadium dont like Eddie Murphy look alikes :)

  101. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikes should just fu@#kin raid TCF!!!

  102. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    He can take Sonja for a walk through there.

  103. By Jake on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Think the vikes could have passed on the kicker this year and went after dustin hopkins of FSU next year. Kid has a HUGE leg and accurate too.

  104. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    No, I don’t think you notice the cold as much as you would think– in the excitement of the game. But no need to call Spencer names, Mr. Parody. I hear you about your sister, though– I use to laugh at all the southerners who stayed at the hotels I once worked at. They would call for extra blankets and space heaters– it was May or early June. But it really is all relative. Last I was in Phoenix, unknown to me at the time, it was near record heat. It was 118 the first day after our arrival. When I returned to the Twin Cities I recall feeling chilly like I need a sweater— and it was 82 degrees!!!! But that is almost a 40 degree swing.

  105. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

  106. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

  107. By iaVIKE on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I went to the game that was played in Detroit cause of the dome collapse a couple years back, left at midnight that sunday and got into Detroit at 8 in the morning. You may be saying “but detroit plays in a dome” Indeed, but i waited in line outside for four hours to get in. Got great seats though

  108. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I love Sonja.

  109. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    C’mon Dayton!!!!!!!

  110. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

  111. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats, you guys can deal with cold weather. Im so proud of you!

  112. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

  113. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

  114. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Not good, but not bad news from Twitter.

    We’re from Minnesota Spencer, it just comes natural.

  115. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

  116. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t wait for us to get our stadium, so I can quit following these political reporters on Twitter…and never care about politics again.

  117. By Parody on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – I’m not calling anybody any names. Just pointing out the fact that my own sister, who I rip all the time for her displeasure of the cold, is so much stronger than Spencer that she wasn’t even bothered by the temp.

  118. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not from Minnesota, but I would watch the Vikes play in Antarctica if I could get a plane ticket.

  119. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Antarctica can’t be much worse than Buffalo in December.

  120. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sitting out in bone-chilling weather for 3hrs is great way to catch a cold.

  121. By Viking-ology on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Just when Dayton thought things were looking good for the stadium to p@ss, the greedy politicians throw a curve ball-if you want the stadium deal, you’ll have to grease our greedy palms. B@stards.

  122. By Parody on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – It’s also a great way to catch a fish.

  123. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, poor Spencer. You wouldn’t want to catch a cold and have all those boo-boos, would you ????

  124. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    You can also get a runny-nose.

  125. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer- Better than catching a VD!!

  126. By Parody on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    A runny nose? Oh dear me. Might as well be a death sentence…

  127. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, are you Queen Elizabeth ?

  128. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well, I am not originally from MN, but Buffalo is not exactly a tropical climate.
    Spencer, you don’t catch a cold from cold weather. Yikes, what do they teach kids these days?

  129. By Parody on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nova – I doubt it, but it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that he’s been forced to live inside a bubble all his life.

  130. By Jason on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    What happens when Harvin is hurt now we have to change our game plan well now we don’t next years draft we will for sure go for a number 1 WR if Childs doesn’t show promise come on man have a better positive attitude

  131. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Manny Arceneaux, he was in the CFL? that explains it all.

    Spencer- What part of PA are you from? Here in Erie I go hunting Ive been Ice fishing and I’ve been to a couple Cleveland Browns games and the best one was when it was freezing and the snow was coming down hard. Well maybe not the best game, my favorite game was actually the season opener in ’09. Brown’s fans were giving me sh!t the whole game because I was wearing my AP jersey and when he had that 60+ yard run where he just palmed the guy’s helmet and shoved him out of bounds than just outran everyone for a TD. Everyone started leaving and I was yelling at them saying “Where you all going!?” What a great season, I’m glad I got to see the game that started it all. And I was sitting in the dog pound so I was really hearing it from the fans.

  132. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    He must be from the sub-tropical part of PA.

  133. By iaVIKE on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    AP does tend to destroy defenders :)

  134. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The guy in the top right with the blue coat summarizes me.
    The guy with the furry hat is Nova.
    The guy checking out the girls is Shawn.

  135. By Jordan Adams on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Again, this draft was fantastic. I really really loved how this team drafted. It was a dream come true. AP needs to return to shape, Ponder needs to produce, and Winfield needs to stay healthy. After this season Winfield will have to be let go and then a top notch CB should be 1st or 2nd round pick next year with LB and D-Line being 3rd-7th. This team is nearly complete. We just need to get chemistry and experience. We have tons of great players on this roster.

  136. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    You know, where the convicts and dirt-bags all hang out at the corner palm tree.

  137. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Cold weather just weakens your immune system alittle bit. Doesnt actually make you sick.

  138. By iaVIKE on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    packers suck

  139. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Always suspected you were a packer fan.

  140. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    It rarely snows in Pittsburgh, just rains alot.

  141. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Cold weather puts hair on your nuts.

  142. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    GDP- Im from central PA, 1.5hrs away from Philly.

  143. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    And 560,000 hrs away from reality.

  144. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    In the mountains then you should be used to the cold.

  145. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Im getting a weird vibe that a few select individuals are implying that I am somewhat feminine due to the fact that cold temperatures affect me.

    Am I correct?

  146. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    ” Somewhat”???

  147. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Only if you’re a Packer fan.

  148. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The only reson I like Erie

  149. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

  150. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    This is pretty funny…

    http://www.draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=52641

  151. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    lol

  152. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I was only in Erie once my whole life.

  153. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    one time too many huh Titus

  154. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ive seen the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean. There are certain points in Erie that elevation wise is so high up that when you look at lake Erie from it, it truly looks like the lake goes on forever. Its quite spectacular.

  155. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Take the deal!

  156. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    TAKE THE F-CKIN DEAL

  157. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well, once is strange because my whole family, myself included are from the Buffalo area– and when my parents brought us to MN, we drove back and forth at least once a year– and the interstate goes right by Erie. Never had any desire to go down there– wait, I think I was there twice– memory just kicked in.

  158. By iaVIKE on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Just take the deal you b-stards. Get it done

  159. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    TAKE IT AND GIVE THEM BACK MANHATTAN IF THEY WANT IT !!!!!!

  160. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Zellers and Senjem addressing the media in a little bit.

  161. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The main attraction of Erie is its peninsula

    http://v8.cache8.c.bigcache.googleapis.com/static.panoramio.com/photos/original/1023300.jpg?redirect_counter=1

    The peninsula itself is a state park. It has 11 different beaches. Very nice place to spend the day with the family. I go to the Peninsula mainly for the fishing.

  162. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

  163. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I spent a lot of time in Toronto or the Niagara area.

  164. By iaVIKE on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Stadium = jobs & economy!!!!!!!!!!

  165. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

  166. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Do you guys like when I Tweet the deats..or do you find it annoying. I will stop if you don’t like it.

  167. By Roninmn.. on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    My letter to Zellers.
    Kurt,
    What happened? Have you and the rest of the house forgotten the people who voted you in. Instead of you pointing fingers at the democrats and blaming them for the committee failure, get a up and down vote on the stadium. If the Vikings leave the state, perhaps you should go back to North Dakota and take care of your own state.

    His response. Ronald,

    There is a legislative process in place and I am committed to working within those parameters. I’m meeting with the Governor today to discuss our options.

    Kurt

    Speaker Kurt Zellers
    State Representative, District 32B
    463 State Office Building
    St. Paul, MN 55155

    office phone: 651-296-5502
    office fax: 651-296-5378
    email: rep.kurt.zellers@house.mn

    So even after the bill went through all the speakers parameters. Zellers will not let it get to the floor without involving his agenda.

  168. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Somebody must have some pics of Zellers with a h00ker, anyone that goofy-looking HAS to pay for it…..plus, he’s a politician !

  169. By iaVIKE on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    It’s good man, keepin us updated

  170. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hognuts….keep up the good work, if left up to the author of this blog, we wouldn’t know the Vikings moved until Chr1stian Ponder had a third-degree sunburn and designer roller-blades.

  171. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

  172. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

  173. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Nova!

    Lets just get this deal done.

  174. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Just give the stadium bill a vote on the floors. It made it through those committees, give it a chance!!

  175. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well, at least he responded– and it looks like he is concerned about his job.

  176. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I hate twitter, but I have no problem with you posting them.

  177. By Twoods on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    It won’t get done til may 21st so stop worrying about it

  178. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe it is time for Titus to break out his pen and write– this is serious business. Let me draw upon my persuasive powers. Who should I write to and why? This Zellers fellow? And/Or? I was not going to spend the time, but this is ridiculous. Can’t these people in their lofty perches own any common sense and see what is best for the community?

  179. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Post away– heck this is a completely free forum like a hippie community. We discuss everything from peninsula attractions to coming down with colds because there was snow in our mittens to Sonja chewing on prime rib and Michael Vick toys.

  180. By spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    “If I only had a brain”………

  181. By Beach Viking on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    home town viking fans. how are our chances in keeping the vikings. Has the vikings made any attempt in rally fans together. i know many of you have emailed and phoned the state, but its seems like its going to take more than 50 fans. I just don’t think i could follow another team. 40 yr fan from Virginia Beach. Home of Percy Harvin.

  182. By spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Which is why I am on the Webb wagon! Let’s move a lifetime WR to QB and see if we can win! While we are at it, may as well move Longwell to center and Kluwe to LB. Perhaps we should put or new LT at HB and our new Safety at place kicker. Webb may be an alright QB, but he is not a starter. Has not shown any more up or down than Ponder has. I wish you Webb Wagon Riders would shut your idiot mouths!
    ….”If I only had a brain”…….

  183. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Webb was a QB in college, spencer.

  184. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Kurt

    I just read a quote from you, I believe. It was posted from someone else through twitter. It said “Priority of Minnesotans is jobs and economy not Viking Stadium.”

    Many many problems with that statement.

    1- 7500 middle class contruction jobs are meaningless to you ???
    2- Its not just a “Viking Stadium” , it will be used for many many other shows that have nothing to do with the Vikings.
    3- How much money do the Vikings contribute to the economy ??? I already know the answer … just seeing if your going to use propoganda or truth.

    Why do Republicans always ignore the middle class and working class until after the BIG BUSINESS gets there backwards handout aka tax cut ???

    The Vikings are a Minnesota institution. In fact its deeper than that. As a Minnesota Norwegian … I am a Viking as most of us are. Please do the right thing and get this deal done so we can go back to work and start paying taxes again.

    I know that us lower and middle class people dont have super pacs to sponsor you politicians but as an American you should remember us as well.

    Shawn

  185. By spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I wish I was Chris Cook’s GF. I would treat him right! Go home to him at night…do a little dance….make a little love….you know….get down tonight!! I’d never talk to my ex for fear of getting beat. That booty momma deserved what she got. Go COOK!!! luv me luv me luv me!!!

  186. By spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    No he was a Wide out, he played Wide out at the combine. He was converted by Brad Childress. As much as every douche like me hated Childress, we think that his decision to move Webb was genius. Cmon everybody. Ride the Webb Wagon…..Yeeeeehaaaaaw! Ride it right into the toilet bowl!!

  187. By spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t you want somebody to love (luv me cook) Don’t you need somebody to love (luv me cook) Wouldn’t you like somebody to love (luv me cook) I want you ins**e me!!!

  188. By spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, quit acting like you know politics. I’m a poly sci major and I can say that you sound like an idiot, even more so than the wonderful Spencer!

  189. By spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Why do Republicans ignore the middle class ask you??? because they are full of un-educated morons like shawn.

  190. By Jeffbleedspurple on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    How many jobs would a new stadium have to create to move up the priority list? That sure was a stupid comment.

  191. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    poly sci …. LOL I started there until I realized there is no integrity in American Jokestice.

    and look at you spineless FUHK posting as someone else … pretty standard from a poly sci major

  192. By spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The middle class that is, not the republicans, they are a whole different set of morons, political morons. Those morons are made of two parties(pay attention shawn) Conservative and Liberal. Conservatives are generally Republican (listening shawn?), while Liberals are generally Democrat (still paying attention?) Some in the southern states are what you would call conservative democrats. Likewise, some northern Democrats, as well as those in the west, can be seen as somewhat conservative. Shawn maybe you should run for office, you may just be stoopid enough to do so!

  193. By spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah right shawn, your a stay at home dad that has no friends. the only education you posess is from watching Captain Kangaroo and Sesamee Street while your wife is bringing home the bacon. Get a clue moron!

  194. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, hold on dude– I was a poli sci major at two major universities.

  195. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, who is the main contact I should write to– Zellers?

  196. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    By spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply
    Shawn, quit acting like you know politics. I’m a poly sci major and I can say that you sound like an idiot, even more so than the wonderful Spencer!

    ___________________________________________________________

    LOL fake lower case spencer … Im the idiot ???

  197. By spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Poly sci is too easy for shawn, he wouldn’t know an ideology if it bit him in the arse…”somethin bit me”….

  198. By spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Your so easy shawn. It’s kinda nice in your head though, a bit empty, but nice!

  199. By spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe you should invest in some books though. I hear Curious George is an easy read shawn, you may want to try that. Better learn to read first though.

  200. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Webb was a quarterback at UAB. I am not losing this battle to spencer.

  201. By Shawn is da man!!WOOP WOOP on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    yeah thats right. IN DA HOUSE!!!

  202. By Shawn is da man!!WOOP WOOP on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Oh I’m not spencer anymore. He’s not here to reel in. Shawn on the other hand. I’ve caught him, reeled him in, released him back to the water, and he bit agian!!!

  203. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Kurt Zellers … 651-296-5502

    rep.kurt.zellers@house.mn

  204. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Kurt Zellers … 651-296-5502

    http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/members/members.asp?id=10811

  205. By Shawn is da man!!WOOP WOOP on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    How’s that Curious George Shawn??? Did you get to the part about the part?

  206. By Shawn is da man!!WOOP WOOP on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, I can agree with that. Kurt Zellars will be the guy on the ballot with an I next to his name. If the team leaves, do not vote for the guy with an I next to his name.

  207. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Zellers is on his fifth term? Wow.

  208. By Shawn is da man!!WOOP WOOP on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Where did you go to school shawn? Stillwater?? I hear they have a good pen-ed program.

  209. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus … I should be clear I guess … Poly Sci … for me it was Police Science thats what we called it. You must mean Political science ?

  210. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Why do these trolls use my name?

  211. By spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Oh I bet Shawn. Bet you got a lot of Police Science in pen-ed

  212. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Dude, seriously.

  213. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yes, and actually at my first university it was a diplomacy and foreign affairs major– the second did not have that, so I transferred to political science.

    Spencer– we knew that was not you.

  214. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    You should at least copy my name right. It’s Spencer, not spencer.

  215. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    1. I never talk politics.
    2. I never name call.
    3. I actually like Shawn, even though he is a bit of a d1ck at times towards our hero.

  216. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Reeled in another one. Catching Titus is like a trophy!!!! Reelin em’ in!

  217. By packersrulevikingsdrool on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    you Viking fans are so easy!!

  218. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Spencer touche – the hero part

  219. By packersrulevikingsdrool on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hey spence, how’s life at the Cook house?? Should be called the Crook house. Striped sunlight and orange suits!! bet it’s real nice at the Crook house.

  220. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I guess there’s a little more time to get this thing done.

  221. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ha ha ha. Spencer, I was never fooled– although some of your heroes might behave that way, so maybe it was you.

  222. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I assume you are talking about me as the hero??? right?

  223. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … thats what happens when you have strong opinions. Hater B Hatin

  224. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, you are fooled more often than you think. I’m sorry dude, but all that supposed education, does not make you clairvoiant enough to see who is typing.

  225. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    OK now Im out the troll is actually using my moniker. It was ok when he had slightly different name but now he is using my name …

  226. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’m not getting into this. Everyone just ignore the troll.

  227. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Just ignore him Shawn.

  228. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Good, nobody likes you anyway.

  229. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    “Strong opinions”?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    This all stemmed from me saying I dont like cold weather lol.

  230. By TheTroll on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ahhhh…you fools are so easy. I’ll see you all in about a month when I have nothing better to do. Later biatchez

  231. By Spencer on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yea, im gone too.

    This is ridiculous.

  232. By TheTroll on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I believe I caught my limit today. Hear my on radio, everyday at noon!

  233. By TheTroll on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    oops, i mean hear me on radio, not my. “what a dingus” har har har

  234. By TheTroll on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Good Spencer, no one likes you either. Go back to philly, we don’t need you here in minny. go cheer for your dream team.

  235. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The last few posts were very funny– but it is not the education which gives me wisdom, moore.

  236. By TheTroll on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    ok I’m gonna leave for real this time. goodbye my dear friends. gooooooddddbyyyyyyyeeeeeee……….

  237. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, Spencer’s heroes usually have attorneys with them.

  238. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The real Titus is signing off– looks like the sun is out– time for some recreation.

  239. By TheTroll on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    oh what is it then? is it because womens underwear are part of your turn on??

  240. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    No Life

  241. By TheTroll on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    It sucks to be a Packers fan so I just come on this blog and talk to you guys. Vikings fans can actually talk without sounding like a complete nut case

  242. By Nice try on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    nice try guy.. NICE TRY GUY NICE TRY GUY…I don’t care if it’s shawn, spencer, or titus, you teenage losers crack me up!!!

  243. By Nice try but I am the troll guy on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    And believe it or not, I am a Vikings fan. You losers in here are just too easy to pass up.

  244. By Nice try on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Guys, I really hate my life. That’s why I come on these blogs and troll. I really just need someone to talk to.

  245. By Nice try but I am the troll guy on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The guys at work say I should do stand up! Every day at break time, when I stop flipping burgers, I say to Shawn and Spencer, “this is the life guys”

  246. By Nice try but I am the troll guy on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Ahhh he’s doing it again. REELED IN ANOTHER ONE. I wonder if it’s shawn or spencer, maybe titus, who cares. It’s all in good fun

  247. By can't guess my name now? on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    FUN FUN FUN

  248. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    You are too easy kid

  249. By how bout now? on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Go to the old folks home. They always need to talk. shawnspencetitus, who ever you are. I’m not gonna pretend like I know who it is, who cares.. hahahaha

  250. By have you guessed it yet? on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Am I the only one on this blog who enjoys b-e-a-s-t-i-a-l-i-t-y?

  251. By how bout now? on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    It has to be some middle school kid. they are the only ones who care enough to reply. I bet he or she fumes all night. Because of ME!!!!yes it’s like a drug. a giant purple pill, one that is tough to swallow when there is 12 men in the…ya know

  252. By Carl K on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spence- Webb was NOT invited to the combine. He played WR 1 year at UAB.
    Started at QB his Junior and Senior year.

  253. By LOL on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The funny thing about trolls is that they are some of the easiest people to troll. What was it again? Oh yeah, “looks like I just reeled one in.”

  254. By how bout now? on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    yup you are

  255. By morestoopideachtime on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    at least i think you are….mhhhh????

  256. By Poor Troll on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I bet it is just killing you isn’t it. Unfortunately for you, all three of your guesses were wrong. My identity remains a secret.

  257. By morestoopideachtime on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    was it a big one?

  258. By morestoopideachtime on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    who cares dude

  259. By morestoopideachtime on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    oh wait you do. you know, when you catch a fish and release it. only the really dumb ones keep biting again and again. how dumb are you mysterion?

  260. By morestoopideachtime on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I was gonna leave like an hour ago, but the fishing is just to good.

  261. By morestoopideachtime on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    hey carl k, hope there is room in the live well.

  262. By morestoopideachtime on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    actually going to leave this time, or am I??

  263. By vikingsfool on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    oh yeah!!!

  264. By Poor Troll on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Haha it’s angry now. Take note bloggers, you don’t often see a troll on the defensive. Most of them waste their lives attacking others because, let’s face it, it’s not like they have the skill set to actually contribute to society. It’s actually quite entertaining to watch a troll being trolled; they don’t know how to react.

  265. By goaway on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I lived amongst Packer backers for 10 years in Wisconsin and I noticed one common denominator about them….they all had a serious case of Minnesota Envy. I think that is the case for you too Mr. troll.

  266. By vikingsfool on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    the best part of it is, it’s so easy to see who the troll is and who the fish are. Just read the posts. The fish are easy to find. AS is the troll. The troll spits out nonsense under other names. The fish get caught, then they pretend to be the troll and say the stooooopidest things. ahh I love it.

  267. By vikingsfool on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    you wish buddy (i’m not your buddy pal, i’m not your pal friend, i’m not your friend guy, I’m not your guy buddy, I’m not your buddy pal, i’m not your pal friend, I’m not your friend guy, I’m not your guy buddy)

  268. By vikingsfool on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    c-u-later fellow losers!!!

  269. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I hate packer fans.

  270. By goaway on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I also lived in Denmark for a year and discovered that the word for sh1t was llort in Danish,which ironically is troll backwards. EAT LLORT troll…lol

  271. By KoN on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Lol, trolling trolls is fun.

  272. By charliewest#40 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Wisconsin…where men are men…and sheep are scared.

  273. By Derrick.G on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Typical Liberal, thinks money grows on trees.

  274. By Derrick.G on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Whens the last time you were ever employed by a poor person?

  275. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Derrick G … who are you talking to ???

  276. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Man, I wish that troll would get himself a rubik’s cube to keep himself busy. How annoying!

  277. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    So where are we at with the stadium build?

    KEEP THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS IN MINNESOTA!!!

  278. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Where are we at ? It would seem that we are at the whim of some gutless, spineless, jelly-like creatures that eat their young and feed off the bottom of sewage-filled reservoirs. Their tremendously over-inflated egos and bizarre sense of self-importance contribute to their scientific name, “politicians”, which I believe comes from the Latin ” Gravy Sucking Pigs “.

  279. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Taking it a day at a time. Dayton is fighting for it, but Zellers and Senjem have more important issues at hand.

  280. By vikings4seven on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Guys, i am really surprised non of you seem to understand what is happening here. The posturing of bringing in the NFL commisioner and Mr. Rooney, please. They know that the vikings will be moving and have no real say in anything. This is a league move to show support to vikings fans in minnesota. This is not happening and is another attempt to show that everything was done to keep them in minnesota. You had better start making a decision if you are staying a vikings fan or jumping ship. Either way this team will not be in minnesota in 2 years. Bank on it!

  281. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    vikings4seven…..I thought the same thing myself, but I’m trying to convince myself that, after 44 years of following this team , that couldn’t happen. In other words, I’m deluding myself..

  282. By Twoods on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The sky is falling the sky is falling!! Oh sorry I thought that’s what we were doing here

  283. By Parody on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I’m employed by the state, and the state is deep enough in dept that I’m comfortable saying that I currently am employed by a poor “person”.

  284. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The only thing wrong with that “conspiracy” theory is the fact that if the Viking’s moving was “a done deal”, somebody, maybe a secretary or low-level employee would have blown the whistle. The team would probably offer several long-time employees the option of moving with them, and they need plenty of notice for a life-changing experience like that. With the extent of the media today, someone would have leaked it.

  285. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Think of the money that the State could save if Zellers was hit by a train.

  286. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    * Tonight

  287. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well, unlike vikings4seven and NovaScotiaVike, I believe there is a ray of hope. I have to believe that, when things like “Priority of Minnesotans is jobs & the economy” are said, that there will be enough people whose light bulb will go on. I mean, what else is this all about, if not about jobs and the economy? If the Minnesota Vikings leave Minnesota, a revenue stream goes with them. They HAVE to realize that! Money has to be invested, in order to make any in return!

    I Still Believe the Minnesota Vikings Will Stay in Minnesota! I’LL NEVER GIVE UP HOPE UNTIL I HEAR A DEFINITIVE “NAY” VOTE!!!

  288. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    PurplHaze….I haven’t given up either, I just wish this hac been settled long ago.

  289. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    *had

  290. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I just know politicians, we have had some of the worst ever here.

  291. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I can’t argue that, Nova. It’s gone on WAAAAAYYYYYYY too long!!!

    GET IT DONE, POLITICIANS! KEEP THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS IN MINNESOTA!!!

    IN YOUR OWN WORDS, IT’S ABOUT JOBS AND THE ECONOMY!!! THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS BRING JOBS AND REVENUE TO THE TWIN CITIES!!!

  292. By KoN on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Here as in MN, or here as in Nova Scotia?

  293. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    KoN….Here, as in Nova Scotia. I’m only 55, but I remember when you were greeted outside the polling station by a guy offering a pint of rum for your “consideration”. Now they don’t bother with the rum, but the lies are the same.

  294. By Mike B. on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The Fat Lady hasn’t sung yet. There’s still time to get this done. Come on MN Legislature get a stadium deal passed. It’s been a decade in the making. It’s time to give it up and get it done or lose the team. GetRDone.

  295. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    * I always held out for a quart.

  296. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Is the Troll gone? I left and I can read through now all that nonsense. Was that all the same person (or whatever you call it)?

  297. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    PurpleHaze …. you left out the end of that quote … you put this quote from Zellers in your post ““Priority of Minnesotans is jobs & the economy”

    ONE PROBLEM

    The exact quote was “Priority of Minnesotans is jobs & the economy NOT A VIKING STADIUM “

  298. By hognuts on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I still have some faith. The legislation session isn’t over yet. They can go all the way to May 21st.

  299. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I left that last part out, Shawn, because the entire statement doesn’t make sense. That last part’s illogical and not at all thought out. The Vikings Stadium DOES mean JOBS! The Vikings Stadium DOES HELP THE ECONOMY BY VIRTUE THAT IT’S A REVENUE STREAM!

    I refuse to put myself on the same level as that politician by repeating that same statement IN IT’S ENTIRETY!!!

  300. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    On a lighter note … WHY CAN’T I ORDER A KALIL JERSEY??? THIS IS P I S S I N G ME OFF!!!

  301. By YourSourceForSports on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Check out this draft analysis of the Vikings its actually pretty good.

  302. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    PurpleHaze….the only way that you could sink to Zeller’s level is if you hired a backhoe to dredge out a swamp, grew gills and fed on eelsh1t.

  303. By mike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Audie Cole is the best late round pick. Kleinsasser will be missed. The packers have kuhn and lets hope ellison can do same for the vikings.

  304. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Purp … but to understand the level of intelligence in the debate we need to know the whole statement.

    Kind of like the that told me “I dont need Knowledge I have an opinion”

  305. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well, I think it is safe — everyone appears to be who they say they are. Nova, there is no mistaking you. You missed a serious trolling expedition earlier. I think everyone left and the troll talked to himself for about thirty posts.

  306. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    LOL @ NOVA

  307. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    It all started with Spencer. Well, I began writing this Zellers fellow. Funny, he was a member of the football team at university of North Dakota.

  308. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus … “They Are Who We Thought They Were! We Let ‘em Off The Hook!” Denny Green = Classic!

  309. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Grew up on a farm…

  310. By KoN on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, that wasn’t all the troll; I and some other blogger were trollong him. I don’t know who else was trolling the troll.

  311. By KoN on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I used the troll’s name a couple of times as well as LOL and Poor Troll

  312. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    That troll was so stupid, I just had to let him win … LOL

  313. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    *guy … kind of like the guy that told me

  314. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    He represents Maple Grove and Osseo– I can hardly threaten to vote him out.

  315. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    KoN- best to just let the troll have the site all to himself– after 10 miuntes, being bored he will return to the dog poop in the backyard.

  316. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Time for a new blog … This one’s polluted with troll posts! :D

  317. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    *minutes– sorry, you will see a misspelling and think Titus was trolled

  318. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Watch your step here, bloggers … Lotsa “troll droppings”! :D

  319. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Titus, if you can’t threaten to vote him out, do the next-best thing…….throw a flaming propane tank through his windshield…

  320. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    This blog reminds me of a Red Hot Chile Peppers song … Under the Bridge :D

  321. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well, apparently Zellers toured the state with our former governor on a “Jobs Tour” and he said his focus was on jobs and the economy.

    Titus is doing his homework so he can persuade this dude with his own words.

  322. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    As long as it’s not that Led Zeppelin classic ” Goin’ to California”.

  323. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I hope I am not too late– not sure if I have time to finish this today.

  324. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know why Titus is using the “third person” approach, but just remember, flaming propane tanks ARE impressive.

  325. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    No chance, Nova … I don’t particularely care for Led Zeppelin.

  326. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luDgb5vVHuA “With an achin’ in my heart…..I guess….

  327. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I refuse to be reminded about an Eagles tune too … Hotel California

  328. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    PurplHaze….you and I can agree to disagree on that one.

  329. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    G’night, all … Keep fightin’ the good fight!!!

  330. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t know how you can’t like that song, though.

  331. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    It’s all good…

    I believe the people of LA are treating us like another Red Hot Chile Peppers song … Claifornication!!!

  332. By PurplHaze on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Too much “Stairway to Heaven”, Nova!

  333. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Remember English Beat?

  334. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    “Stairway to Heaven” is,in my opinion, one of their lesser songs, maybe because it was over-played so much. Every wedding that I ever went to played that, it’s not one of their best………..however…….

  335. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yO_EgW1zxWQ

  336. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbSugn0dB4c Now I’ll stop playing DJ.

  337. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Joy Division/New Order?

  338. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4jUy2FJW_w I lied, I should be a politician, no I would rather be a hunchbacked, crack-head male pr0stitute.

  339. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Psychedelic Furs– genius lyrics

  340. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zISiQ6PqATI Had to play it, it’s about a dog….most people who first hear it think Plant’s singing about a girl…

  341. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    or the local favorite was The Suburbs- saw them at the Hyatt downtown Mpls way back in the 80s–

  342. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW18CzVzts4 Goodnight….SKOL VIKINGS !!!!

  343. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

  344. By GM on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t know if this was posted already, but….

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/29/former-basketball-player-dale-moss-among-packers-udfas/

  345. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Just remember…Every politician who doesn’t support the Vikings is someone you elected….and someone you can vote out…….Then put them all on cattle boats and let the navy practice their torpedo training.

  346. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    In shark-infested waters during a hurricane off the coast of Somalia, where the pirates are all s3x-starved.

  347. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    forced to listen to Wham on repeat for eternity

  348. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    (Somali Pirate )…..”Minnesota politician speak English”?……( MN politician)….”.YES ! YES !!!…..just help me with these burns and shark bites” !!!!!…..(Somali Pirate)…..” Bend over”…….

  349. By Mike B. on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Postedon my facebook to have my MN Friends call their Representatives to put the Stadium to a vote.

  350. By Mike B. on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Wham now that’s torture

  351. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    To me Zellers looks like a big Boy George fan!!

  352. By Mike B. on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

  353. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Hi guys!!

  354. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Is there any way to erase that???????????????????????

  355. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    From here, and my mind ??????????

  356. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Thats f-cked-up dude!!

  357. By Mike B. on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    oh my god that’s bad

  358. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer probably has that poster!

  359. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    From Zeppelin to “Wham” ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  360. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Goodnight.

  361. By Mike B. on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

  362. By Mike B. on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    better redem myself

  363. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The Red Rocket!!!LOL

  364. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    How come the Vikings havent tried to rally the fans to help the cause?

  365. By Mike B. on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yes I think the Wobby and the Wilfs and team should circle the wagons with the fans.

  366. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Makes ya wonder if the Wilfs really would rather move the team to LA

  367. By VegasVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    I love reading the ongoing, epic battle of wits between Shawn and Spencer. Maybe you two should publicly exchange e mail addresses and then carry on your battle in a non public forum. I saw on a TV show where the word ‘epic’ is so 2010 and should no longer be used. So if that offended anyone I apologize. @Nova- can you recommend a seafood place where I could get fresh frozen lobster tails overnight? It’s time..

  368. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Not in Vegas, Vegas….it’s always fresh here,

  369. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Vegas, try the SA down on the corner.

  370. By Mike B. on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well good night all will be dreaming about a stadium deal getting done tonight.

  371. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    If your local “Red Lobster” have any live ones in a tank, buy them. The only problem is, you will probably pay about $35 per lb. Just come to Nova Scotia, I’m getting them right now from a buddy of mine for $ 4.50 lb…………And we don’t play “Wham” here.

  372. By VegasVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    No S/A’s for miles here, just 711’s, AM/PM’s, and Circle K’s…. Nothing as expansive as a S/A. Maybe Wal Mart.

  373. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    There are still 7-11s around? Wow.

  374. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Do you have the In and Out burgers in Vegas?

  375. By VegasVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yes Nova, I don’t thing they can ship and swim. I take it Wham means cut em up? Never heard that or ‘window licker’ I’m out of the loop here in the wild west.

  376. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    No In and Out burger can touch a hefty lobster roll.

  377. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nothing like an In and Out burger, fries, and shake. Smashburger is pretty good though.

  378. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    “Wham” is that group that is in the above video, featuring George Michael and other assorted “non-female-liking” “guys”.

  379. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    * Trying to be PC…..it’s hard.

  380. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Nova, are you a Mac?

  381. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    LOL Titus !.

  382. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    God, I hate stuff like LOL, Lmao, etc. Now I’m doing it.

  383. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    According to the arrest report:

    “On Tuesday April 7, 1998 at 14.50 hours officer Shan Davis # 353 was working plain clothes crime suppression in the area of Will Rogers Park , locate at Canon Dr. and Lomitas Avenue in Beverly Hills, California. Due to the increasing number of complaints of lewd activity in the men’s restroom, we checked for any subjects loitering in the area. The officer saw George enter the men’s restroom . “As I walked into the restroom, I noticed the male subject standing at the urinal. He turned and glanced in my direction. I walked into the stall and stood by the toilet with the stall door remaining open. I began to simulate urinating. Michael stepped away from the urinal and walked over to the south wall, and looked into the stall toward my direction. I noticed that Michael was exposing his er3ct p3nis toward my direction, and began to m@sturbate, and with his left hand pulled his sweatpants down to his upper thigh revealing his butt0cks (and that cleverly placed nicotine patch). He continued to masturbate as I walked past him, and left the restroom. I contacted my fellow officer, and arrested Michael as he exited the restroom.” ……Why is there a video of this on Vikings.com????????????????????

  384. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Make “Wham” the next “Headline” band at the Metrodome and then have 197 F-18’s hit it with napalm……If the neighbors complain, just say it was “pilot error”.

  385. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    LMAO Mike B … I cant believe you actually posted Wham. When I was 4-5 I had a teen babysitter, who unfortunately never touched me … anyway that was her favorite band and I heard that sh!t repeatedly for about a year

  386. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    VegasVike … that was not me and Spencer … it was a packer troll

  387. By mnsoldier on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The only problem I have with the stadium is that it will still be stuck in Minneapolis. Why, it is a terrible spot and only benefits the city and not the community as a whole.
    We have 3 stadiums in the city and yet it still has problems balancing their budget, how will more money help the greedy. It wont, it will just take and take and take then complain about their expenses and lack of revenue.

  388. By VegasVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yes there is In & Out all over Titus. Never really cared for them, you need to try Five Guys… And I don’t mean that in a “Wham” way, Five Guys Burgers and Fries…

  389. By VegasVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    @ Shawn- serious? People really are that bored?

  390. By Titus on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    We have a Five Guys not too far from me– also a BurgerJones which has lobster burgers– but I have not been to either. I wish we had In and Out here.

  391. By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    yea if you read it Spencer and I bailed shortly into his BS and KoN started impersonating the impersonator

  392. By VegasVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus- if you haven’t tried Five Guys you should. I know a lot of my friends love In-N-Out, I’m just not a fan.
    @Shawn- glad I have a life lol
    @ Nova – sorry about the lol, lol

  393. By Frederick Jones on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    “He gained great separation”…just get open already!!!

  394. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    A US army source, talking about napalm, reported:
    ‘We sure are pleased with those backroom boys at Dow. The original product wasn’t so hot – if the g0oks were quick they could scr@pe it off. So the boys started adding polystyrene – now it sticks like sh1t to a blanket. But if the g0oks jumped under water it stopped burning, so they started adding Willie Peter (white phosphorus) so’s to make it burn better. And just one drop is enough, it’ll keep on burning right down to the bone so they die anyway from phosphorus poisoning.’…..( From Wiki)……..That should flush all the stadium opposers out of their ratholes.

  395. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Not that I would ever condone such violent acts….

  396. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    …..on humans…

  397. By NovaScotiaVike on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    The only problem is there’s not much politician left for the rats to gnaw on.

  398. By Frederick Jones on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    By Frederick Jones on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Carl K,

    It’s okay to disagree. What fun would it be if we always agreed with each other?

    By Frederick Jones on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    I do appreciate your support, and I’m just venting. I was extremely excited when we got Kalil believe me!!!

    I just though one more OL was reasonable.

    By Frederick Jones on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Kalil,

    I enjoyed the Video. Which movie was that from?

    What was your original blog name, and has it really been 5 years?

    Thank you.

  399. By Frederick Jones on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Nova,

    I think this year will be fun for the Vikings with all the new players. 8-8 is my prediction because of the new schedule.

    It’s frustrating that Rick Spielman is not Frederick L. Jones, know what I mean?

  400. By Frederick Jones on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Titus,

    The Vikings will be 8-8 because our schedule might be weaker this year.

    What is your prediction?

  401. By BUSbrandon on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Now that i go back and think about it, the Minnesota vikings weren’t as bad as their record they had a pretty good lead after half time for the first part of the season, but than again some other games have me thinking other wise but who knows…

  402. By Rocksalt on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn is correct.the MN repugs want businesses to PAY NO PROPERTY TAXES……WOW that Really helps the everyday worker…….HOW ABOUT NO PROPERTY YAXES FOR HOMEOWNERS FOR 5 YEARS! That would assist the PEOPLE…..

  403. By Countdown to Draft on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    NFC North. We will go 7-9

  404. By Spencer on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    11-5.

  405. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    9-7

  406. By Bigfan1 on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    What’s wrong with some of these Minnesota legislators, what is their IQ, what did Mark Dayton say how many new jobs would be created both construction and permanent, thousands of Minnesotans back to work and NO money out of the general fund. Consequence, a state loses revenue present and future and worst of all they lose a state identified icon dating back to 1961, they lose a legacy for the rest of the population. So nine dissenters are worried about what is a good deal? Look, if these legislators don’t know maybe it’s time to seek other work.

  407. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Bears 13-3
    Packers 13-3
    Lions 10-6
    Vikings9-7

  408. By DRS on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Marty: 15 percent user fee could fund public’s Vikings stadium share
    Posted by: Mike Kaszuba under Funding, Minnesota governor, Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota legislature, Minnesota state senators, State budgets Updated: April 30, 2012 – 8:21 PM

    A state senator said a 15 percent user fee could likely pay the public costs of building a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

    Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville, a longtime critic of stadium public subsidies, said he and others huddled Monday with state analysts to see what percentage a user fee would have to be in order to pay the public’s debt service on a $1 billion stadium.

    The meetings come as the Vikings, who oppose user fees, try to convince lawmakers in the Legislature’s waning days not to deviate from a public funding package that has been endorsed by the team and Gov. Mark Dayton and relies on contributions from the state and Minneapolis.

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/149593485.html

  409. By Mike B. on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    5-11 is what the 2012 end result

  410. By DRS on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Minnesota Vikings stadium bill delayed as session prolongedNFL.com
    Published: May 1, 2012 at 08:58 a.m.

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Legislature will stick around into May to try to reach agreement on tax breaks, state-financed construction projects and a Minnesota Vikings stadium plan.

    Lawmakers conceded on Monday that they would not be able to meet a self-imposed deadline to adjourn by the end of April. They have the authority to meet for a few more weeks, but were hoping to wrap up early in an election year when all 201 seats are on the line.

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    Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton, who isn’t on the ballot this year, is pressing hard for deals, none more so than a proposed $975 million Vikings football stadium that would be built in Minneapolis.

    Republicans who run the House and Senate said legislation giving tax breaks to businesses, homeowners and others was more critical to them. The sides met for a couple of hours Monday afternoon and agreed to reconvene later on. Floor sessions in both chambers that had been expected to go well past midnight adjourned in late afternoon, with plans to return Tuesday.

    “I’ve encouraged them to stay as long as they need to,” Dayton said of pushing past Monday.

    Sen. Julie Rosen, a leading lawmaker on the Vikings stadium bill, said the bill had to wait as talks continued on the tax proposal and a separate bill to finance other construction projects around the state.

    “You can’t move one too far ahead of the other,” Rosen said. “I would have preferred the stadium not be part of the deal but that’s how leadership has taken that direction. I would have liked just a clean up-and-down vote, take it to the floor and leave all the politics out of it.”

    House Speaker Kurt Zellers said the session “cannot be a one-issue session.”

    “The bonding bill and the tax bill are our number one priorities and the governor’s number one priority is the stadium,” Zellers said. “If we can come to an agreement on all of them at the same time they can all come up.”

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d828c7c0e/article/minnesota-vikings-stadium-bill-delayed-as-session-prolonged

  411. By DRS on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium caught in Capitol stare down Article by: MIKE KASZUBA , Star Tribune Updated: April 29, 2012 – 9:33 PM With the legislative session in its final days, DFL Gov. Mark Dayton and GOP legislators dug in their heels over taxes and a bonding bill

    If user fees replaced public subsidies for the stadium, “I would guess 99 percent of the public opposition [to the stadium] would go away,” Sen. John Marty, DFL-Roseville, a longtime critic of stadium public subsidies, aid Sunday.

    Bagley said the Vikings would oppose such a move, saying that the team had spent months negotiating an agreement with state officials that obligated the Vikings to a $427 million stadium contribution. If user fees were suddenly to replace the public subsidy package, and essentially tax the Vikings’ stadium revenue, the team would likely lower its $427 million commitment.

    Bagley also said that many last-minute suggestions were not sincere, and were simply attempts by stadium opponents to scuttle the project. “They want to kill it,” said Bagley, the team’s vice president of stadium development and public affairs. “They want to weigh it down,”

    Mike Kaszuba • 651-222-1673

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/149445975.html?page=all&prepage=1&c=y#continue

  412. By DRS on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Delay, delay, delay, oh we are out of time, Oh well, see you later, maybe next year Vikings, who cares you are not moving, when we have money maybe then, you got the dome so play in it and we may get to you later, the way of the Minnesota legislature.

  413. By DRS on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Later

  414. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Keep fighting the good fight, Bagley!

    Hey, John Marty … THE VIKINGS FO HAS ALREADY AGREED TO THE 3RD HIGHEST PERCENTAGE IN NFL HISTORY!!! WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT???

    GET THE D@MN STADIUM BUILT!!!

  415. By OTKalil2012 on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred…

    Clip was from the movie “Kelly’s Heroes”…Oddball was quite the guy in that movie.. ; )

    I am newer to this blog site…But used to be on very similar to this one years ago on the Strib…The old access viking format…At that time went under the name “IBleedpurple”…Most all called me “Bleed”

    Then the Strib changed to the format they have now a few years ago…(a format not nearly as nice as the original)..And I changed my name to “bledpurple”..At the time the new format would not allow me to use my old format name…

    Just recently the Strib started a charge after 20 free article junk…Last straw here…Started looking for a new place to blog…And found this site…Which is very similar to the first blog I started on at the Strib…

    Hope this blog stays just like it is…I like this kind of format… ; )

    There was a “Fred” on the original access viking blog…With very similar passion for our Mn Vikings…Was that you by chance ???…

  416. By Titus on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    World Swimming Champ from Norway found dead in his bathroom from cardiac arrest– he was 26. Are athletes pushing themselves too hard?

  417. By Viking-ology on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    I am so annoyed with this stadium issue…it’s as if those political dopes are just wanting to see how far they can push things to get what they want out of it. They could care less about the stadium. This is a hopeless case. Unfortunately, I now beleive the Viking’s will move to LA next year.

  418. By Viking-ology on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    If the stadium issue does not get resolved, the Viking’s will have a season to reflect that…it’s hard to play football when you know your not wanted in a state that has been your home for 50 years. Sad, sad, sad.

  419. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Losing my Kings and its not looking any better for the Vikings.

  420. By puckertrucker on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    To all The Minnesota Vikings Fans and Voters of MN: ITS TIME TO REFRESH THE MEMORIES OF THE POLITICIANS OF MINNESOTA THAT ARE HEMMING AND HAWING ON THE STADIUM BILL, REMEMBER THAT NOVEMBER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND THAT THE POLITICIANS THAT WANT TO VOTE AGAINST THE STADIUM BILL, THEIR POLITICAL FUTURES COULD BE AT STAKE, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THEY DON’T HAVE THE STATES WELFARE, OR THE CITIZENS WELFARE AT HEART AND ALL THEY WANT IS WHAT THEY CAN STEAL FROM THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA. JUST REMEMBER IT’S THE VIKINGS THAT ARE THE STRONG COMMODITY FOR THE STATE, AND THE NEW STADIUM COULD CREATE ALOT OF JOBS THAT WE SORELY NEED AND THE INCREASED TAX BASE THAT THE VIKINGS WILL PROVIDE IS WHAT WE NEED. SO JUST REMEMBER CITIZENS THERE WILL ALWAYS BE POLITICIANS LOOKING TO GET VOTED INTO OFFICE, BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE MINNESOTA VIKINGS TEAM AND WE DON’T WANT THEM TO LEAVE OR COULD THIS STATE AFFORD TO HAVE THEM LEAVE. The One and Only PuckerTrucker!!!!!!!!!!Skol fans

  421. By D Anthony on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    It was a waste to draft Harrison Smith! if you watched the tapes he would have got burnt EVERY TIME if it was not for the other team’s QB!! :(

  422. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    In such a weak safety class Smith’s value increases.

  423. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    He better be the next Browner or Krause.

  424. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    CAN WE JUST GET A STADIUM BUILT FOR OUR TEAM?

    KEEP THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS IN MINNESOTA! BUILD THE D@MN STADIUM! GET IT DONE!!!

  425. By Stefan on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    By Shawn on Apr 30, 2012 | Reply

    Senator Dave Thompson (R) District 36 … 651.296.5252

    Seems to live in LaLa Land … where the Vikings wont move.

    “We want a better deal for the taxpayers”

    Mr Thompson how are the big business tax breaks going to help the middle class ???
    ———————————————————————————————-
    Shawn,
    To answer your question: By providing jobs. If you remove corporate tax breaks, the companies will either move to another state, or another country. Then the “middle class” workers lose jobs. A Viking stadium will put Middle Class Minnesotan’s to work, save many local businesses, and will provide a nice local stimulus that won’t be a handout. Corporate Tax breaks will allow for an increase in middle class jobs. I really hope we get this stadium bill passed. I’m willing to compromise so long as we keep the stadium. KEEP THE VIKINGS IN MINNESOTA!!!

  426. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

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  428. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t know if that is good, but it seems like progress.

  429. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Dayton and Dem. leaders addressing the media in 15 minutes.

  430. By Carl K on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Ok, lets take a look at the schedule.
    Jaguars- Win
    @Colts- Win
    49ers- Loss (this early game could set the tone for our season)
    @lions- Loss (tought road game)

    2-2 at this point would be ok.
    Next 6 games could be wins.

    Titans- Win
    @Redskins- Win
    Cardinals- Win (must win home game)
    Buccaneers- Win (buy week 8 we will be great football)

    6-2 at this point… and we now start to find out if we are a playoff team.

    @Seahawks- Win (If we are playing well… we could go on the road and steal a win here.)
    Lions- Win. (If we are 7-2 at this point… I think the Vikings could win this home game and split with the lions)

    8-2 going into the week 11 buy. Fans are crazy excited… talk’n Supper Bowl and junk.

    @Bears- L
    @Packers- L
    Bears- L

    8-5 And the Vikings come back to reality after starting the season strong and playing good football.

    At this point the Vikings will need to turn things around with 2 must win road games to have a shot at a wild card spot. Can they win on the road?

    @Rams- Win (these 2 games will make or break our season)
    @Texans- Win

    Packers- L (The Packers may not need to win this one… my heart thinks the Vikings could steal a win here. My head says no way!)

    10-6 and a wild card… splitting with the Lions and getting beat twice by the Packers and Bears.

  431. By Carl K on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    I think our season hindges on how we play on the road in:
    Week 9 (Seahawks)
    Week 15 (Rams)
    Week 16 (Texans)

    A win in week 16 or 17 might put us in the playoff @ 10-6.
    Can we play well on the road down the stretch? or steal a win at home to close out the season against the Packers?

    I think the Vikings will have a shot at the playoffs late in the season!

  432. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    I’m close to you with regard to how I think our season will end up. I think we’re somewhere in the 8-8 to 10-6 neighborhood. Some of those games, in my opinion are tough to predict the winner.

    I do see us being at least 50% against the Bears. Our pass rush will determine the outcome there. Look for some picks against Cutler!

  433. By OTKalil2012 on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Right there with you Haze…

    I predict an 8-8 to a 10-6 win total for this season…

    Playoffs being a possibility…

    I think the Vikings will be close to .500 in the division…
    That would be huge if that happens…

  434. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Absolutely, OT … Spielman would gain TONS of respect with fans, as well as around the league.

    Now all we need is a stadium!!!

  435. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    ^^^ as will Leslie!!!

  436. By Titus on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    I have said 10-6 all along. But I don’t agree with Carl’s breakdown. At Texans? That is a tough game. We will beat the Packers at home– and maybe even in Green Bay. We win all home games and one or two on the road. Redskins are going to be a very tough place to play– we beat them the last two years at their place (am I right? I think we played them the last two years– three years at their place, what is up with that — are they in the nfc north now?).

    If AP does come back full throttle, and Ponder develops, we may even hit 11 wins.

  437. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    So now they are throwing out the idea of an open-air stadium. Dayton says no way after all this talk they did on the dome stadium. Vikings would be on board but it’s too late to be talking about this now. Why didn’t they bring this up a couple months ago? STOP BEATING AROUND THE BUSH!!!! VOTE!

  438. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

  439. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    I’m feeling pretty good about A.P. 4 months post-op and he’s already shreading Webb in wind sprints? Are you kidding me? You just KNOW Adrian is going to make doubters eat their words!!!

  440. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

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  442. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Seriously, why didn’t they bring up the open-air stadium idea earlier? The session was supposed to end yesterday, and now they throw this wrench in the works….idiots…

  443. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    That’s an easy one, Hognuts! STALL TACTIC!!!

    That was the clear option to no taxes. Franchise money would have built an open air stadium.

    But if I remember correctly, it was legislators that (1.) said the new stadium MUST be a dome, and (2.) the new stadium MUST be built in downtown Minneapolis!

  444. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Mayor Rybak said that if they go forward with the open-air stadium, Minneapolis would not be a partner. That is neither option 1 or 2 Haze….WOW!!!

  445. By iaVIKE on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    I admire you gentlemen for being so optimistic. I would be happy with an 8-8 to be honest, and i would really love to see us get 1-2 wins in our division. So sick of losing to the cheesed1cks and crybaby cutler

  446. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    So the Mayor wants a dome … I think we should just stick to the plan of a dome. All the open air talk does is cause confusion and delay.

  447. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Honestly, I would be happy with 6-10. Anything less, I would be disappointed. Anything more, I would be ecstatic.

  448. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Exactly PurplHaze. The current plan is ready for the Senate and House floors to vote. Give it a vote!

  449. By Spencer on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    We easily could have started the season 5-0 last year with McNabb, and this years team is a lot better than last years team. Add on to the fact that we have what appears to be an easier schedule so I believe 10 wins is a possibility.

  450. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    STA-DI-UM…
    STA-DI-UM…
    STA-DI-UM…
    STA-DI-UM…
    STA-DI-UM…
    STA-DI-UM…
    STA-DI-UM…
    STA-DI-UM…
    STA-DI-UM…
    STA-DI-UM…

  451. By OTKalil2012 on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Vote !!!…

  452. By Carl K on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Titus – I agree… a win @Texans is asking a lot. Your prediction of 10-6 looks good to me. I think winning 1 or the last 2 games could put us at 10-6.

    Positive energy!!!! Lets get this stadium bill p a s s e d… and see what this young Vikings team can do.

  453. By Shawn on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    NO ROOF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YES OR NO IT DOESNT MATTER … KEEP THE VIKINGS IS ALL THAT MATTERS !!!!!

    He said the team remained committed to trying to pass the plan that the team had already agreed to – a proposal that would have a roofed stadium and have the state contribute $398 million to the project by allowing electronic bingo and pull tabs in Minnesota’s bars and restaurants.

    http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/149693115.html

  454. By Titus on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Has anyone seen or heard from the Wilfs? I think they have had enough– they honestly have bent over backwards to do everything the state asked– and then some.

  455. By Mike B. on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Wow someone puts in the idea of a non dome stadium at this point. I mean really this is so stupid. It’s time to get the original Idea to a vote and get it done. There is no need to debate this any longer. You either want the Vikings here or you don’t. Vote for the Stadium the Vikings stay or against the Vikings go. It is that simple. Vote on it now.

  456. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    I wish they brought up this open-air stadium earlier. That would be sweet!!

  457. By Shawn on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Titus apparently the Vikings are working in scret on an open aired stadium.

    “Reportedly, the Vikings have been having secret meetings with the GOP about this new plan. ”

    http://thevikingage.com/2012/05/01/vikings-stadium-gop-unleashes-non-roofed-plan-everyone-shoots-it-down/

  458. By Titus on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Mike B– it really looks so unprofessional, doesn’t it? Wilfs are billionaires with an empire in real estate– this must be a joke to them, and at the end of the day, disrespectful to their efforts and patience.

  459. By OTKalil2012 on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1167908-jabar-gaffney-cut-redskins-foolish-to-release-veteran-wr

  460. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

  461. By OTKalil2012 on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1167793-2012-nfl-draft-grades-picking-winner-of-each-division-from-draft-weekend

  462. By OTKalil2012 on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Am I glad we got Kalil…Only 3..
    O-lineman ranked so frar in the top 32 picks in 2013 draft…None in the top 20…

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/rob-rang/18908781/early-look-at-2013-top-50-prospects

  463. By tdurfeightyeight on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Mike,

    The list of draft picks and your insight on the players was a delight to read…Did the Vikings invite more free agents in to the fold, right after the draft? That would be a great blog!

  464. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Seriously?

  465. By tdurfeightyeight on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    CBS sports page has a great article on Greg Childs,this guy was a steal and will make a differance in his rookie season.

  466. By tdurfeightyeight on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Smith will operate this defense to near perfection.

  467. By tdurfeightyeight on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman trading down and still being able to draft Kalil and receiving the three extra picks proves to me he can manage a draft.

  468. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like the Repubs are changing this whole stadium bill around…

  469. By Titus on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Tdurf, I have heard a lot of people say that, but let’s be real– Spielman went from the third to the fourth pick– so, all he had to do was be certain that one team (Cleveland) would not take Kalil. Had Spileman traded down four or five spots and still taken Kalil, then, that would be genius.

  470. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Listen to what these idiots are saying…..http://www.livestream.com/uptakemnsenate

  471. By hognuts on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Never mind it just ended.

  472. By tdurfeightyeight on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    The bill is a joke…put together very hastely so they would not lose out on the revenue the Vikings generate.It really doesn’t matter what we do as fans post articles,post demands to build the stadium whatever it’s not in our hands…The Viking Fans could show up 100,000 deep and it’s not going to change their minds most likely it will tick them off…but if you call them or email the reps and speak eloquently or write compassinately that might help…The deal is is that they don’t read blogs, so get over it…The cool thing about being a Vikings fan and living in paradise (Cali),is if the Vikes stay in Minnesota… that would be great! If they move to L.A. that would be great too! i live only 2 hrs away from downtown L.A.

  473. By tdurfeightyeight on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    He’s far from being a genuis…i’ll agree with you there…Hey Titus off subject Joseph Osaugie was the grandson of the great Chief Osaugie…Nothing written about him,he lived during the time before the Euro’s raped the Nations of just about everything

  474. By Titus on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    tdurf, very interesting. I have a book about the American Indians first published in 1775, so I went there — but alas, it is about the southeastern Indians (present day US).

  475. By tdurfeightyeight on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikes did not want to trade down any further than the fifth pick…i myself said before the draft that we could trade down to eight and still get Kalil…In reality the Vikes had their minds set on Kalil and Claiborne and did not want to lose the chance to pick either one…Some other team would have traded up to get Kalil…iI believe in retrospect…Is that the correct word NSV?

  476. By tdurfeightyeight on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    The french named my People “ojibiway” meaning to roast until puckered” or “puckered tip” (our mocassins were made that way) but i am of Anno Shinabe descent…also known as the Algonquin

  477. By tdurfeightyeight on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Two razorbacks,two trojans and two irish walk into a bar…no wait that was the Vikings 2012 draft

  478. By Titus on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    You have a proud heritage Tdurf. I am outta here– very nice weather in vikings land.

  479. By YourSourceForSports on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Check out this draft analysis of the Vikings its actually pretty good.

    Vikings draft summary nuff said!

  480. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2012/5/1/2992156/vikings-stadium-plan

  481. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Good move, Vikings Front Office!!!

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d828caf02/article/caleb-king-released-by-minnesota-vikings-following-arrest?module=HP11_headline_stack

  482. By OTKalil2012 on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    http://blogs.twincities.com/vikings/2012/05/01/five-thoughts-about-offseason-conditioning-rookie-minicamp/

  483. By Spencer on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    At first I thought it was hypocritical for the Vikings to get rid of Caleb King…but then I realized something…

    Cook merely slapped his girl because he was being attacked.

    But Caleb King beat a man to the inch of death just because the guy said he looked like Eddie Murphy!

    What a joke, we dont need that scrub anyways- glad we released him.

  484. By Shawn on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    sadiamond … time to break down 2013 draft … heres a mock :)

    http://www.mockingthedraft.com/2012/4/28/2985072/2013-nfl-mock-draft-which-team-will-land-matt-barkley

  485. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Already talking about next years draft.

  486. By Spencer on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Oh wow, David Amerson is a 6’3 CB!

    Cook+ Amerson 2013!!!!!

  487. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    You giving up on Josh Robinson already?

  488. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer … King was declared ineligible his last year of college because he failed to appear for an outstanding speeding violation! None the less, we drafted him.

    This time, he obviously beat the tar outta this guy. There’s a lot at stake for this team right now, and theyre trying to convince the people of Minnesota to keep them around by way of approving a stadium build. King denies what happened, and all the articles I read say that he’s telling team officials “the guy just fell over and hurt HIMSELF while I was just standing there talking to him”. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???

    He spent a year on the practice squad. The team gave him an opportunity, and he showed them how much he didn’t appreciate them. The FO made the right move, trust me!

  489. By Spencer on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    By GrandDaddyPurp on May 1, 2012 | Reply
    You giving up on Josh Robinson already?
    —————————————————————————

    I will never give up on J-Smoove.

  490. By Shawn on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    PurplHaze … the thing Im learning is that there really isnt any convincing people in America. Most people just agree with whatever they are told from whatever media source they listen to. Most people research nothing and question no one … yet they have an “opinion” which is more like a recording.

  491. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    I’m THROUGH watching the Minnesota Vikings be pulled through the mud because of one character issue after another. If you want a team of professionals that are on the team to win football games, then you have to know when to draw the line. More importantly, you have to show the young players with more talent than maturity, what kind of behavior is not acceptable!

    What exactly is wrong with that???

  492. By GrandDaddyPurp on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    If he is more of a ball hawk J-Rob would suit him better

  493. By Shawn on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    PurplHaze … I agree with the character issue. I was merely picking one small comment from your overall idea.

    “theyre trying to convince the people of Minnesota to keep them around by way of approving a stadium build”

    I have debated many people in this stadium issue and some opposers have points but most opposers are just throwing one liners at me … then when I call them on the propagandist statement they either dont respond or like one guy said …

    “I dont need knowledge I have an opinion”

    So as a frusterated stadium supporter I picked that one comment to respond to.

  494. By Twoods on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    12-4 baby!!!

  495. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    But Shawn … Isn’t it the truth? What type of image do you think resonates with the people that are aware of the situation, when the team allows him to stay in hopes those same people will forget over time? Then all the things Rick Spielman is saying, about wanting smart, tough football players that want to win games, is simply a front. I’m sure that winning football games wasn’t on Kings mind while he was beating that guy senseless. That’s my point.

  496. By Twoods on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    At least Vikes will win the superbowl this year before they move to LA

  497. By Shawn on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    PurplHaze … You might be right, Ive had that thought process b4. Like I said though most opposers use the same one liners you here on FOX conservative talk. Maybe its the Tea Party influence … IDK what it is exactly but its all the same.

    “Ballparks for billionaires”

    I mean isnt part of a politicians job to bring jobs to their state ? Arent the Wilfs “job creators” ? Dont the Vikings have a positive influence on the economy ? Isnt the NFL a BIG BUSINESS that every city and state trying to bring to there place ?

  498. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Shawn, I think the jobs and money that the Vikings organization brings to the area are important. I’m not trying to play that down. I just think there’s other aspects King’s outburst bring to the forefront. I want the people of Minnesota to know that, besides bringing jobs and financial benefit to the area, the Vikings Team is a good group of guys that the citizens and fans can be PROUD of!

    I do not want my children looking at somebody like King and thinking that he’s someone they should model their lives after. HE DOESN’T EARN THAT PRIVILEGE, AND THE PEOPLE OF MINNESOTA AS WELL AS THE VIKINGS FANS EVERYWHERE DESERVE BETTER!!!

  499. By PurplHaze on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    In summary, its my belief that King’s incident is ammunition for those opposed to a stadium. Especially if the Vikes organization doesn’t make clear that they don’t condone his type of behavior.

    At a time like this, I fail to see how what King did could help convince anybody to keep the Vikes in Minnesota, had the organization not taken action like they did.

  500. By Titus on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Haze, you are 100% correct.

  501. By Shawn on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    Purp … I think we agree your just focused on King and Im focused on the stadium. I brought that same point into my argument with Spencer in our Ced vs Cook debates. At this point King is gone and I could care less … Im just fed up with politics.

    BTW politicians in general are themselves shady. See “SuperPacs” … politicians are for sale to the highest bidder. That should be a crime but our Supreme Court has been bought as well so no real hope for the average joe EXCEPT SEEING THE MN VIKINGS IN MN.

  502. By Viking-ology on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    So I guess the legislators extended their session…free food catered by the same folks that brought meals to Randy Moss!

  503. By Viking-ology on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    …and they call salesmen shady-there is nothing more crooked than a politician, thus the phrase “leaning to the left” was coined.

  504. By Viking-ology on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    The Viking’s are slated to win the SB in 2014-2015 season-I hope it is in Minnesota, otherwise it’s Browns/Ravens all over again. Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  505. By Viking-ology on May 1, 2012 | Reply

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    Politics=Farce=Joke=Self-Serving B@stards with nothing else to do but play tiddly-winks and spoil it for the rest of us fans.

  506. By puckertrucker on May 1, 2012 | Reply

    To all The Minnesota Vikings Fans and Voters of MN: ITS TIME TO REFRESH THE MEMORIES OF THE POLITICIANS OF MINNESOTA THAT ARE HEMMING AND HAWING ON THE STADIUM BILL, REMEMBER THAT NOVEMBER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND THAT THE POLITICIANS THAT WANT TO VOTE AGAINST THE STADIUM BILL, THEIR POLITICAL FUTURES COULD BE AT STAKE, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THEY DON’T HAVE THE STATES WELFARE, OR THE CITIZENS WELFARE AT HEART AND ALL THEY WANT IS WHAT THEY CAN STEAL FROM THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA. JUST REMEMBER IT’S THE VIKINGS THAT ARE THE STRONG COMMODITY FOR THE STATE, AND THE NEW STADIUM COULD CREATE ALOT OF JOBS THAT WE SORELY NEED AND THE INCREASED TAX BASE THAT THE VIKINGS WILL PROVIDE IS WHAT WE NEED. SO JUST REMEMBER CITIZENS THERE WILL ALWAYS BE POLITICIANS LOOKING TO GET VOTED INTO OFFICE, BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE MINNESOTA VIKINGS TEAM AND WE DON’T WANT THEM TO LEAVE OR COULD THIS STATE AFFORD TO HAVE THEM LEAVE. The One and Only PuckerTrucker!!!!!!!!!!Skol fans

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