NFL's Goodell touts stadium in person

  • Article by: MIKE KASZUBA and JIM RAGSDALE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 20, 2012 - 1:22 PM

Commissioner Roger Goodell met with state leaders this morning in a high-stakes effort to win a publicly funded stadium for the Vikings.

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minneg56Apr. 19, 12 9:45 PM

Is that a picture of Roger Goodell or ... Conan O'Brien? In either case they are real jokers!

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eaglesApr. 19, 12 9:49 PM

C'mon legislators. We elected you to represent the citizens of Minnesota. Don't cave to the pressure. No funds for a new stadium. If Jerry Jones can build a $1 billion stadium for the Cowboys then Wilf can do the same for the Vikings. Stop subsidizing these billionaire NFL owners!!!!

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turgidApr. 19, 12 9:54 PM

Why does the Star Tribune keep dropping the upkeep costs from the "contribution" from Minneapolis? This is going to be well over an ADDITIONAL 100 million in taxes collected from Minneapolis residents. Are there elves that have stepped forward to pay for that? Put it in the article so people understand what it will cost!

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zyxwvuApr. 19, 12 9:54 PM

so Mr Goodell, which state congressional district do you live in?

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harrisstevenApr. 19, 12 9:58 PM

Stay home

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yathinksoApr. 19, 12 9:59 PM

This is getting serious Vikings fans. I love watching the Vikings. We need to put a racino or gambling on the ballot and let all Minnesotan have a vote. We MUST NOT let special interests like Mystic lobby and stop the vote, all because of their greed.

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bombo52Apr. 19, 1210:00 PM

Less than a year ago the NFL and the players' association were engaged in a lockout - fighting over $11 billion in annual profits. The NFL doesn't need the taxpayers' help in building a stadium anywhere. This is a phony crisis that too many Minnesotans are swallowing hook, line, and sinker.

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vikesrulerApr. 19, 1210:03 PM

Why must it always come to this. The Vikings have been patient for over 7 years letting the other teams get their stadium. When Rybak stated "Minneapolis has no money for a stadium" the Vikings were told to get a partner. They produced a partner in Arden Hills. A plan the whole deal. Yet rejected again. You change the rules when you want to. Never the same funding for every site. A deal to get the money from the White Earth Tribe yet still a bunch of BS. Elections will show you how serious we WANT the Vikings. See you in the November Rain!

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sharkysharkApr. 19, 1210:05 PM

Goodell better bring his checkbook. The "people" are done listening to threats. If the NFL wants a new stadium, they should take out a building permit and get busy. Not one penny of public money should be spent on any new stadiums.

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sleepapneaApr. 19, 1210:05 PM

Give 'em heck, Roger.

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