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Offline Formo  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, April 17, 2012 10:38:20 AM(UTC)
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http://www.savethevikes....ings-stadium-bill-mnleg/

http://www.twincities.co...-propose-bill?source=pkg

I've always said that I won't follow the team if they moved because I was a MINNESOTA Viking fan first. But in this instance, I'm pretty sure I'll follow them with ease.

This states' legislature/government AND voters, for the most part, is the worst.
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#2 Posted : Tuesday, April 17, 2012 10:58:31 AM(UTC)
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I haven't clicked the links. What is happening? I'd like to see the Vikings stay (easy wins for the Packers plus their fans can't debate worth a damn) and have an open stadium. I also think the Detroit Lions should have an open stadium.

Atlanta Falcons
New Orleans Saints
Saint Louis Rams
Minnesota Vikings
Detroit Lions
Houston Texans
Arizona Cardinals
Indianapolis Colts

Each of those teams should go to a full time open roof stadium.
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, April 17, 2012 11:02:42 AM(UTC)
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In all fairness to the other teams in the league why can't all the teams issue not voting stock? It is a tax on the sports fans who want to contribute.

No one will bellyache about the new stadium only those who want it would be paying for it.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, April 17, 2012 11:06:56 AM(UTC)
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Zero2Cool said: Go to Quoted Post
I haven't clicked the links. What is happening? I'd like to see the Vikings stay (easy wins for the Packers plus their fans can't debate worth a damn) and have an open stadium.


The first two paragraphs on the Pioneer Press article:

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After clearing two House committees with relative ease this month, a bill to use public money to help build a Minnesota Vikings stadium in Minneapolis was defeated Monday night, April 16, in a third, dealing a potentially fatal blow to the project's chances this legislative session.

In a 9-6 vote that was bipartisan in its opposition, the House Government Operations and Elections Committee declined to go along with even a watered-down motion to pass the bill "without recommendation" to the House Taxes Committee.


And the SaveTheVikes.org update:

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Members of the Operations House Committee who defeated the Vikings stadium bill

The Vikings quest for a new home, keeping the team in Minnesota suffered a huge set back last night, potentially sending the team to Los Angeles.

Below is the contact information of the Legislators who voted out the purple and gold. Please contact them expressing your frustrations.

Tell them, we’ll remember in November.

We have always stayed away from making this a partisan issue, but notably last night five Republicans voted for the stadium and only one Democrat supported it. With labor unions pushing hard on Democrats to help with the 20 percent unemployment among the labor trades we are shocked that the DFL let down their union supporters.

Tell them, we’ll remember in November.

Rep. Joyce Peppin
651-296-7806
E-mail: rep.joyce.peppin@house.mn

Rep. Rich Murray
651-296-8216
E-mail: rep.rich.murray@house.mn

Rep. Marion Greene
651-296-0171
E-mail: rep.marion.greene@house.mn

Rep. David Hancock
651-296-4265
E-mail: rep.david.hancock@house.mn

Rep. Frank Hornstein
651-296-9281
E-mail: rep.frank.hornstein@house.mn

Rep. Duane Quam
651-296-9236
E-mail: rep.duane.quam@house.mn

Rep. Bev Scalze
651-296-7153
E-mail: rep.bev.scalze@house.mn

Rep. Steve Simon
651-296-9889
E-mail: rep.steve.simon@house.mn

Rep. Dean Urdahl
651-296-4344
E-mail: rep.dean.urdahl@house.mn

Rep. Ryan Winkler
651-296-7026
E-mail: rep.ryan.winkler@house.mn
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I fail to understand how any city would not want an NFL team. I don't know the details on this, but it just seems odd to me that this seems to be a bigger issue than I feel it needs to be.

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I fail to understand how any city would not want an NFL team. I don't know the details on this, but it just seems odd to me that this seems to be a bigger issue than I feel it needs to be.



All the spin-off taxation revenue is huge. They won't help a sport franchise, but where will they be when a bunch of bars and restaurants start folding up shop and tourism and hotel stays drop?
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#7 Posted : Tuesday, April 17, 2012 12:27:46 PM(UTC)
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I fail to understand how any city would not want an NFL team. I don't know the details on this, but it just seems odd to me that this seems to be a bigger issue than I feel it needs to be.



I agree.
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:04:22 PM(UTC)
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Formo said: Go to Quoted Post
I agree.


Did or didn't the state of Minnesota vote in a bunch of new representatives to curb government spending? Seems to me the people of Minnesota have spoken loud and clear that they don't want unnecessary government spending. It sucks for Viking fans but they still have an outdated stadium to play in. I know it's there, I drove right by it on Friday.


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#9 Posted : Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:35:09 PM(UTC)
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Did or didn't the state of Minnesota vote in a bunch of new representatives to curb government spending? Seems to me the people of Minnesota have spoken loud and clear that they don't want unnecessary government spending. It sucks for Viking fans but they still have an outdated stadium to play in. I know it's there, I drove right by it on Friday.




Was the roof standing that day? Laugh

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#10 Posted : Tuesday, April 17, 2012 1:43:36 PM(UTC)
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Did or didn't the state of Minnesota vote in a bunch of new representatives to curb government spending? Seems to me the people of Minnesota have spoken loud and clear that they don't want unnecessary government spending. It sucks for Viking fans but they still have an outdated stadium to play in. I know it's there, I drove right by it on Friday.




Government spending of what, in this case?

Casino money? Or taxes that MPLS pays already?
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