Vikings in lockout limbo after proposal

  • Article by: JUDD ZULGAD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 22, 2011 - 2:11 AM

NFL owners approved a new CBA, but the players haven't voted, and initial reaction was not promising.

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purplegodJul. 22, 1112:31 AM

Being in "limbo" is nothing new for the vikings, they have been in Super Bowl victory "limbo" their entire 51 (and counting) year history!!!

options44Jul. 22, 11 4:55 AM

Here's a bet that I would be willing to make. If the Vikings NFL season is canceled, Life will go on!! Skol!!!

jhaller2Jul. 22, 11 6:59 AM

Judd, good article, but something is missing here. I read through the whole article waiting for the punchline. What was the supposed "fait accompli" mentioned by Chris Kluwe? What was the one item the owners tried to slip into the contract at the last minute? The legitimately interested fans really would like to know. Don't keep us hanging dude!

tbgold50Jul. 22, 11 7:48 AM

150 billion projected over the life of the contract??? And the players still carp on not getting enough???? If I were an owner, knowing the NFL is not my primary means of income I would say, since the union is de-certified unless a player wants to come in with his agent to redo his contract, let them walk!!!! I'd do what the NHL did a few years back and just cancel the season!!! I don't sympathize with the owners either, but they take all the investment risk, if the players think that the fans owe them a living they should stop playing a kids game and go out and work at a real job for forty year to retire, not the average of 3.6 years in the NFL!!!!SKOL....WHO CARES ANY MORE!!!!!!!

gobushJul. 22, 11 8:01 AM

When Unions are involved, there is never enough! They keep upping the ante! Give them an inch and they take a mile!

tkarlenJul. 22, 11 8:44 AM

BACK IN THE REAL friends are still either laid off, taking pay cuts or, at best, stuck in a job they don't like making well under $100,000 a year. I love that the players haven't ONCE said they are fighting for lower ticket prices or the fans. A bunch of spoiled idiots.

gominnyJul. 22, 11 9:57 AM

Why don't the owners put some of that money aside to fund stadiums? The more they contribute to a new stadium, the less the taxpayer (us) will have to contribute. This is another way of helping out the fans! Still hoping a stadium deal can get done in Minnesota with the owners paying their fair share. Go Vikes!

jdprmdJul. 22, 1110:43 AM

Pro football in MN.started in the 60s--cold weather and no pro ball sounds intolerable--WHAT SOUNDS WORSE IS THE VIKINGS LEAVING MN.

wadersJul. 22, 11 1:14 PM

I, for one, am no longer holding my breath as I follow this non-event. Sure, I check in from time to time but now I'm pretty much just waiting to see the headline "It's Done!" Right now, Univ. of Arizona football team ready soon to open camp and Tucson area golf is cheap and plentiful. Call me when you have something fellas.

odinskol001Jul. 22, 11 1:54 PM

This is kinda like asking that hottie out on a date for weeks and she finally says yes. And then you say oh wait I cant right now, have to get a hair cut, need some time to get gas in the car stop by the atm and clear the pipes. Get over it already. I am not foaming at the mouth for football right now. I feel betrayed by the NFL, Owners and Players alike. I'm just a fan, but this whole blame game, money driven mam'bo'ja'ham'bo is driving me away.


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