Souhan: Vikings are NFL's ad men in purple this week

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 25, 2013 - 10:31 AM

The Vikings are marketing the NFL in London this week, with the brand and the ballgame sharing the focus.

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richnpoorSep. 24, 1311:41 PM

Totally agree about the greed factor for this game. I think it stinks that the Vikings are giving up a home game for what? To market a product that London doesn't want?

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cjvirnigSep. 25, 13 1:27 AM

Two 0-3 teams are the supposed to sell the NFL to Europeans? Reminds me of Jack Lemmon's sorry character in Glengary Glenross.

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rshacklefordSep. 25, 13 3:23 AM

Rugby makes the NFL players look like puffed-up Michelin Men running into one another and bouncing off.

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beveryafraidSep. 25, 13 7:17 AM

Londoners are sharp. Spend some time in a bar there and you'll discover that they'll see through this obvious money-play. Imagine the jokes they'll tell about the two winless American teams and the owner convicted of fraud. Cheers, mate!

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nita6724Sep. 25, 13 7:47 AM

Maybe it shouldn't be taken so serious and everyone should just relax and enjoy the game from a different venue.

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kivirl4Sep. 25, 13 8:38 AM

I am leaving for London myself tonight. Not for the Vikes but for work for a week. Will go to Wembley Stadium on Sunday night to hang out outside, but wont buy a ticket. I am still ticked off about the stadium issue here.

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songczarSep. 25, 13 8:45 AM

It's just marketing. Don't try to understand it.

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beveryafraidSep. 25, 13 8:56 AM

Playing safe after last week's Kill debacle, Souhan? What a fluff piece.

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transplantedSep. 25, 13 8:57 AM

As I said elsewhere, earlier - I spent two years discussing NFL football coming to the U.K., and what the locals thought of the idea. No interest, whatsoever. The NFL is kidding itself if they think there's a market for American footie in the U.K. - and probably elsewhere, in Europe.

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northsportsSep. 25, 1311:43 AM

Dear Jim, I believe you spell sad with an "S" ! The Fans

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