Record Numbers for Ownership Chat

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 16, 2009 – 2:45 pm

Thanks to all of you joined us earlier today in the live chat with Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf. We’ve conducted several live chats this offseason, and today’s chat produced the best numbers yet, both in terms of number of visitors and number of questions asked.

Nearly 600 readers joined the chat, compared to 150-200 readers for past chats, and there were 420-some questions asked, compared to about 150 questions asked in previous chats.

Several topics were broached, including the Vikings continued stadium efforts, the potential of Brett Favre joining the Vikings, Brad Childress’ tenure as head coach, challenges for the upcoming season, the economy’s affect on the league, expanding the regular season and playing the Pro Bowl 1 week before the Super Bowl this year.

If you were unable to join us for today’s chat, you can review it by clicking here.

Thanks Zygi and Mark for chatting on today. And thank you Vikings fans for joining the chat and asking so many good questions.

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Mark Wilf Addresses Participants

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 11, 2009 – 2:01 pm

The tournament has moved into the single-elimination stage, with the Vikings team qualifying as the #5 seed. They will face the #4 seeded Saints team in a little bit.

Prior to the single-elimination format beginning, Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf arrived at Winter Park and addressed the young athletes. Wilf thanked the athletes and their coaches for their participation and example. He also thanked the National Guard for their role in helping to put on the tournament.

After Wilf’s remarks, the National Guard presented the Vikings owner with a trophy, thanking him for his service to youth football. Following the trophy presentation, the National Guard presented the colors and sang the National Anthem.

The Dolphins were the top seeded team in the AFC and the Panthers were the #1 seed in the NFC. The championship game will likely begin around 4:00 p.m. CT.

We’ll have more updates for you later this afternoon.

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