Lockout losers? Timing of NFL work stoppage couldn't be worse for Vikings

Full story: TwinCities.com

Entering his first full season as the Vikings head coach, Leslie Frazier, left, doesn t need the distraction of an offseason lockout, but he isn t making any excuses.
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Dave

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the lockout is very good for Fans and Taxpayers.

There is no need for Minnesota taxpayers to pay a nickel for a stadium for the vikings owner, he who owns 50,000 apartment units, and 25.6 million square feet of retail space.
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Vikings need more revenue? It is much easier for Wilf to call his ticket printer and have them add $10.00 to each ticket than to waste 250 million of taxpayer money for another stadium that will compete with all the venues that we currently own.
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In other words:

Just another day in loserville....
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See the article yesterday about the salaries and the increase over the last decade. Walter Payton made $450,000. Brady makes like 25 million. Cut some salaries and some fat cat profits and there is your stadium money. NFL funded and operated privately like everything should be. Thats what built this country not government handouts.
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Well yeah, but they got that relly cool Viking ship intro before the games.
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Weather we realize it or not we need the vikings to have a new home. The gains we as a state get from those games is huge. Plus the fact that if the vikes get a new stadium Minnesota could and probably would get to host another super bowl. That is a huge plus for us money wise. How stupid does it make us look to give away about a million dollars in our income by not building a new stadium?
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The owners have been planning this lockout for the last two years. So why weren't the Vikings ready for it ? I don't buy the excuses. And no government handouts for any stadium here either. Wilf and the NFL can surely figure out how to pay for it themselves out of the $9 BILLION a year in revenue the NFL takes in.
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The Vikings have a stadium that even MacGyver couldn't save.
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What's wrong with this picture? We the taxpayers pony up 600 million dollars as our part of a new stadium so the Vikings can make more money. How do they do that? They raise the ticket and concession prices, and on top of all that the value of the team increases for Zygi so he is even richer, not to mention the increase in salaries for the "modern day slaves".
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here is what they need to do in the upcoming draft first of all draft a qb and sign donovan mcnabb to mentor webb and the draft qb now qb is set rb is set thendraft a offensive lineman and a defensive lineman drafta a receiver and middle linebacker

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Well wrote:
Weather we realize it or not we need the vikings to have a new home. The gains we as a state get from those games is huge. Plus the fact that if the vikes get a new stadium Minnesota could and probably would get to host another super bowl. That is a huge plus for us money wise. How stupid does it make us look to give away about a million dollars in our income by not building a new stadium?
**A Super Bowl will NOT come back to Minnesota! Players & fans do not want to come to below zero weather in Minnesota in January.
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Orange Pop wrote:
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**A Super Bowl will NOT come back to Minnesota! Players & fans do not want to come to below zero weather in Minnesota in January.
Minnesota would get another Super Bowl, but only IF they have a domed stadium.
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Minnesota fans are just like Charlie Brown trying to kick a field goal wit Lucy holding the ball and pulling it away! The Vikings organization is a dysfunctional bunch of clowns that know how to rip people off with their stupid strip malls! The Wilfs would be better off operating a deli in Newark. These carpetbaggers will hold the state hostage for a new palace and will continue to give us a steaming pile of dung underachievers masquarading as pro football players. The current team sucks including Jared Allen and the fumbler A.P. Adrian Peterson should quit working where he feels like a slave and go see what the degree he earned at OU makes him in the real world. I think he would find things a little different. When he makes stamements like he has about the labor agreement, makes me really want to dig deep and pony up more moola for him to have a new playground to make his millions. These idiots are deluded.
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Ben Dreith wrote:
Minnesota fans are just like Charlie Brown trying to kick a field goal wit Lucy holding the ball and pulling it away! The Vikings organization is a dysfunctional bunch of clowns that know how to rip people off with their stupid strip malls! The Wilfs would be better off operating a deli in Newark. These carpetbaggers will hold the state hostage for a new palace and will continue to give us a steaming pile of dung underachievers masquarading as pro football players. The current team sucks including Jared Allen and the fumbler A.P. Adrian Peterson should quit working where he feels like a slave and go see what the degree he earned at OU makes him in the real world. I think he would find things a little different. When he makes stamements like he has about the labor agreement, makes me really want to dig deep and pony up more moola for him to have a new playground to make his millions. These idiots are deluded.
Yeah Peterson fumbled so many times last year. Go back to your $20,000 job in PA and get a life!!!
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Ask your self if the viking leave and the tax money that is generated through out the state (hotels, bars, car rentals, ect.....) who will have to make that up? Yepp higher taxes!!! Not to mention the jobs loss!!!!!
If not higher taxes then how
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I hate that the taxpayers are on the hook for this stadium. The govt already wastes millions of our dollars on things most of us don't even know about. That being said, if we aren't going to change the whole culture of waste then build the darn stadium and at least let me watch Minnesota football for a few months out of the year to help distract me from all the other nonsense around me.
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LOL so you Judge it with out saying anything lol what a bunch of TOOLS!!!!
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Orange Pop wrote:
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**A Super Bowl will NOT come back to Minnesota! Players & fans do not want to come to below zero weather in Minnesota in January.
Really? Is it warm in New York in February?
Super Bowl XLVIII
New York/New Jersey - Date TBD
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Ask your self if the viking leave and the tax money that is generated through out the state (hotels, bars, car rentals, ect.....) who will have to make that up? Yepp higher taxes!!! Not to mention the jobs loss!!!!!
If not higher taxes then how
I don't think we are debating here whether or not we want the Vikings to leave and what the economic impacts will be if they do. The debate should be on how to pay for them to stay. Should taxpayers pay? Should the owner pay? I don't understand why we should contribute any more than we already do in order to make the NFL in MN successful. Doesn't buying their t-shirts and all the other licensed products help them make those huge profits? We pay taxes on tickets, concessions, logo splashed coffee mugs, etc. So, yeah, we MAY benefit modestly but aren't we already contributing to Wilf's major success? Why does he have to hold a gun to our heads for stadium money in addition? Because they know we are rabid fans who will not only gladly pay up but will even pat ourselves on the backs when we do. It's embarrassing. I love football though and I'm a Vikings fan so embarrassment comes with the territory. I'll take my punch in the gut but I will never shake Wilf's hand.
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Ok they could take all the funding to the artsey fartsy crap in UP town or where ever the heck that crap is LOL good answers from yall way to go!!!!

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