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You guys are better entertainment than any 3 and 13 football team. Keep it up. But, stop bragging about your tailgating skills. That just reinforces the truth that stadiums do NOT create a restaurant/spending environment. You buy cheap food in the burbs, cook it yourselves, drink cheap beer, watch a game, and go home, eh? That is fine but for that kind of behavior/activity, the dome version 1.0 will continue to meet all of your needs.
I thank Larry and the other fans doing this. I'm a former Minnesota resident that would love to help, but it's tough being far away. More in state fans need to be there with Larry to help lobby and make this happen! We're lucky to have dedicated fans.
If I was in Minnesota, I'd totally be with them. Keep it up. I'm miserable right now about this stadium situation. Our elected leaders our failing us. They better not let the Vikings leave Minnesota or else...
My passions are beer, guns, wolf hunting, and the Vikings! I work hard for GOP candidates who are Real Americans like me! We will get the Viking's owners a new stadium if we have to mortgage the Guthrie to do it!
LOL..and these are the guys that fill the comment boards telling us that the rest of the country is laughing at us for not building a stadium?
These guys don't need a new stadium as much as they need an intervention. Their behavior is dysfunctional, their "logic" is irrational, their perspectives are skewed. And yet this Spooner character and his ilk are provided publicity day after day after day...
Hey Bubba, who loves guns, beer, and Vikings -- in case you didn't notice it is the GOP who is trying to sink the stadium deal.
Larry Spooner and his buddies are getting taunted by school children... I guess some things will never change!
Another important thing to consider: Rybak, Dayton, Mondale, and all the other people on Wilf's payroll would like us all to believe that in order to create jobs, taxpayer money is necessary to do it. Wrong! Beep! False! Zygi could hire these construction workers himself. He can also put the people shouting "get your ice cold beer here!" on his payroll. In short, their "this will create jobs" argument is not valid when it involves taxpayer money, because they can just as easily create the jobs themselves WITHOUT taxpayer money. You dig? Stadium proponents: Please explain why the so-called jobs need to be created with taxpayer money and not Zygi's money. If Zygi's net worth is approximately $1,300,000,000, and he's able to pay millionaire athletes, then I'm sure he's capable of employing construction workers. Zygi, and all the politicians he's paying to push his cause, should all be ashamed of themselves! If Zygi was going to make a phone call from a pay phone, he'd probably bum $.50 from whoever would be gullible enough to give it to him. He's also the kind of guy that even though he has his own full bucket of popcorn, he dips into somebody else's. This is NOT where taxpayer money should be going.
It's sad to see many of you, who probably don't want a stadium at all, start to offer alternatives such as a 'less expensive' stadium. That could be a reasonable compromise if we were dealing with reasonable circumstances and reasonable people, but the fact that Zygi is not opening up his books for inspection and that there are closed door meetings to which we're not privy to, elucidate the fact that these circumstances are NOT reasonable, and the legality is questionable. I think we should all stick to our guns and demand that NO TAXPAYER MONEY BE USED. I say this because Zygi has his own full bucket of popcorn, and he doesn't need to be dipping into somebody else's. Zygi has not opened his books for inspection, he's trying to extort money from us taxpayers who are just trying to make ends meet, and he's got all the politicians (who are supposed to working for OUR best interests) on HIS payroll. Under these circumstances, I feel it is very important that we take a stand, just say no, and shoot down this shoddy proposal once and for all.
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