I tortured myself yesterday listening to KFAN for a short drive and was amazed at the green-and-gold envy on their home station. The tools for announcers were on the Vikings' practice field, yet spend huge chunks of time asking fans (kids) how much they hated GB.  They also tried not to gloat over the Bulaga injury, saying they think GB will have a tough year missing Bulaga and Jennings. Apparently they didn't do their homework to see that both missed much of last year. But I wonder how Zigi feels about his team's station spending so little time on the purple and so much time on GB... 

Originally Posted by Fandame:

 But I wonder how Zigi feels about his team's station spending so little time on the purple and so much time on GB... 

Since the Vikings Suck, the media and writers are left with talking about the Mighty Green Bay Packers. Zigi the criminal is just happy to have landed in a state full of stupid people willing to back a loser -  so he can't complain too much about Packer-envy

 

He has it too

 

 

 

Trouble in paradise:

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In the wake of the ruling, Dayton has urged a final review of the Vikings stadium deal to ensure that there was no fraud or other inappropriate business dealings.


I sure do hope they kept their proverbial hands clean.  Then there’s this:

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Amid news that airport-based electronic gambling that was expected to raise $3 million in 2013 has resulted in $33,586 through six months, there’s a chance that the politicians made bad assumptions about the public funding mechanisms.


Huh… you think? More on that big pot of money from the link here:

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Of the $33,586 spent so far on the games, 85 percent was returned to players as prizes, said Vaughn. After paying rent to the bar, rent for the equipment, and taxes to the state, the foundation earned about $1,900 for its projects at the airport, she said.


$1,900? So I guess they still have a ways to go?

Originally Posted by MI PACK:

Trouble in paradise:

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Of the $33,586 spent so far on the games, 85 percent was returned to players as prizes, said Vaughn. After paying rent to the bar, rent for the equipment, and taxes to the state, the foundation earned about $1,900 for its projects at the airport, she said.


$1,900? So I guess they still have a ways to go?

What would be an absolute riot is if Packer fans held a rally, collected $2000 in a couple hours and gave it to the vikes to help their stadium efforts. The press coverage alone would be worth the effort.

 

from Peter King @ MMQB

" In a stunning turn of events, a small group of dedicated Packer fans collected more money for the vikings stadium efforts in a few short hours than the highly publicized pull- tab efforts at the airport did in 6 months. When asked about why they did it, we hear from Boris Badenov, owner of the definitive Packers message board X4:

 

" We just want to help in any way we can. And while beating the vikings and watching them implode is fine entertainment, at the end of the day we just felt its in our best interest to keep the vikings viable and we knew their anemic fans couldn't pull it off . So we stepped up once again to show them how its done. We also asked for a special section in the new stadium, one we could sell out and start a waiting list for future Packer games in MN"

"Worst case: Ponder throws for 200 yards total over the first three games, followed by a -5 yard passing performance at "home" in London. The rest of the season features Matt Cassel handing off to AP 35 times a game, and Greg Jennings committing seppuku at midfield before the Vikings host the Packers in Week 8. At the end of the season, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Iceland sever diplomatic relations with the U.S. until the government forces the Vikings to change their name to something more appropriate like the "Terrified French Peasants" or the "Defenseless Saxon Monks.""

 

Terrified French Peasants it is.  Somebody please make a logo.  

 

"If any other organization inflicted this much misery over 50 years the U.N. would've intervened by now."

I would f**k my own mother for any other starting quarterback in our division.

 

There is no way you could sum up Viking hatred, envy, pity, disdain, psychosis, detachment, spite, disgust, and resignation of the inevitable in 14 words or less any better than the above.

 

There's a whole lot going on in those 14 words.

Rumor has it that the Vikings are going to put together a schedule that will breed success for next year.  It will feature away games at Alcorn State, Sam Houston's Institute of Technology (good old SHI...), and Southwest Baptist University.  There will be some lower tier DI-A schools.  But no NFL teams - adjusting to the guys available. 

Vikings stadium on hold pending final review of deal

 

According to Richard Meryhew of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority has opted to delay signing the final paperwork pending an independent review by an outside firm.

 

And it’s more than one final look at the stadium deal; it’s an examination at Vikings owner Zygi Wilf’s real-estate business, the New Jersey litigation that resulted in a finding of civil fraud, the potential impact of the lawsuit on the private contribution to the stadium effort, and “extensive background checks.”


Can they do anything right?

Originally Posted by ChilliJon:
Some really good stuff here.
OMFG.
I can't wait to see what he has to say tomorrow about our club. Overall, he has done a splendid job of humor and I can appreciate it.

My Favorite from the 'emails' (I live behind the purple curtain these days, but this sums it up so well from what I have to listen to, season after season.) Hell, the 11 year thing is something I had never noticed...

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Chris:
Every eleventh January, the Vikings and their fans can expect the most gut-wrenching losses possible in the most dramatic ways, and each one gets worse.  Here is a brief synopsis:

January 1977 - The Vikings lose to the Raiders 32-14 in Super Bowl XI.  A 75-yard pick six by Willie Brown ices the game for the Raiders.  Not the most heartbreaking of losses (by Vikings standards), but this would be the last time the Vikings would be in the Super Bowl.

January 1988 - The Vikings manage to make it to the NFC Championship game, despite eeking into the playoffs with an 8-7 record in a strike shortened season.  They lose to the Redskins 17-10, and the game ends with Darin Nelson (whom the Vikings selected in the draft ahead of Hall of Famer Marcus Allen) dropping what would have been the game-tying touchdown catch in the End Zone.

January 1999 - the best Vikings team possibly in history loses at home in the NFC Championship game to the "Dirty Bird" Atlanta Falcons when Gary Anderson, who had hit 59 consecutive field goals, cannot put through the one that really matters.  I didn't talk to anyone for at least six hours, as all of my Packer and Bear fan friends were doing the Dirty Bird.

January 2010 - Former enemy Brett Favre throws a terrible interception allowing the bounty-gate Saints to win in overtime.  Had he not done this, the Vikings could have been in field goal range and won the game.   I called in sick from work the next day, as it legitimately made me sick.

January 2021 - I will be finding a cave deep under Antarctica, holing up and just trying to imagine how it could possibly get any worse.

'Your one fantasy player everyone will hate: Greg Jennings. He hasn’t played a full season since 2010 AND he called out Aaron Rodgers during the offseason. Way to go, moron. Not like that guy doesn’t have a long memory or anything. No other wideout in history is more prepared to catch 60 passes for 890 yards. I hate him already."

 

 

 

Javon Walker numbers?

Paul Allen     @PAKFANVikes         

48 hrs from now Cory Cove & start Vikings Fanline on discussing Ponder's 6-9-120-1-0 gm.

Paul Allen     @PAKFANVikes         

48 hours from now we will be leading the Bills 13-10 early third quarter.

Originally Posted by ChilliJon:

... a little surprised PA wasn't mentioned today. No one sets an unrealistic expectation bar as high as PA and then crashes harder when everything goes off the rails. He does it to himself every year. I'd say I'm surprised Viking fans don't call him on it instead of getting sucked into his vapor trail of BS. But it's Viking fans.

PA is paid well to be schill for the 'queens and always will, as long as he is in the market.  I personally am surprised based on the fact that he is not 'one of them' but has been accepted so willingly.

 

If he was on sports radio in Cleveland he would have a dog mask, bark, howl, blather, and seem to do it excitedly with verve as the greatest dog-pound veteran ever.

Paul Allen     @PAKFANVikes         

48 hrs from now Cory Cove & start Vikings Fanline on discussing Ponder's 6-9-120-1-0 gm.

 

2 hours from now you can discuss his 5-12-53-0-0-fumble-2 sack gm.

 

And Cassel fumbles the snap on his first drive, TD, 7-3 Bills. Cassel fumbled again on his second drive but got it back. That's 3 QB fumbles in the 1st half but only lost one that unfortunately went for 7.

 

 

Without Peterson, the Vikings are a 2-14 team. Granted, the Packers probably wouldn't be much better without Rodgers, but I think his shelf life is going to be a lot longer than Peterson's. Peterson has 3-4 years (tops) as an elite talent before his body no longer has the ability to carry the load as a workhorse back.
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