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PostSubject: Vikings threatened? NFL boss headed to Capitol   Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:57 am

Vikings threatened? NFL boss headed to Capitol
Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012 8:30 pm | Updated: 10:02 pm, Thu Apr 19, 2012.
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Minnesota's latest stadium snag has the NFL publicly questioning the state's interest in keeping the Vikings, and league Commissioner Roger Goodell is concerned enough that he is coming for another visit.

Goodell and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney will meet with legislative leaders and Gov. Mark Dayton at the Minnesota Capitol on Friday to urge progress on the struggling effort to build a new home for the Vikings. By a 9-6 vote, a House committee struck down a $975 million stadium bill on Monday, dealing a major blow to the team's decade-long effort to get taxpayer help for a Metrodome replacement.

"A failure to bring this to the floor is going to be perceived by the ownership and other cities as if it came to the floor and it were voted no," Eric Grubman, the league's vice president for operations, said Thursday.

The group will meet in Dayton's office.

"If it isn't passed this session, the league itself _ beyond the Vikings _ the league itself has serious concerns about the viability of the franchise here and the future of it here," Dayton said after a 20-minute phone conversation with Goodell and Rooney on Thursday.

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PostSubject: Re: Vikings threatened? NFL boss headed to Capitol   Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:54 am

Let's hear it for your Los Angeles Vikings!

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PostSubject: Re: Vikings threatened? NFL boss headed to Capitol   Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:12 am

@JonM229 wrote:
Let's hear it for your Los Angeles Vikings!

As soon as I read the article, I thought the same thing.

And I'm sure the NFL, Der Kommish would force the move if necessary! There are other teams playing in worse stadiums, and the NFL isn't worried about those team's future in their current locations?

I smell a rat (and for once it's not Jon).

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PostSubject: Re: Vikings threatened? NFL boss headed to Capitol   Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:24 pm

@stlrtruck wrote:
@JonM229 wrote:
Let's hear it for your Los Angeles Vikings!

As soon as I read the article, I thought the same thing.

And I'm sure the NFL, Der Kommish would force the move if necessary! There are other teams playing in worse stadiums, and the NFL isn't worried about those team's future in their current locations?

I smell a rat (and for once it's not Jon).

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