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Chief Extortionist Goodell((ht: the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell feels that a new NFL stadium for the Minnesota Vikings should be more important than funding basic state functions like education, roads and trying to balance the state's budget.According to the Pioneer Press, Goodell told Governor Mark Dayton that their would be "Serious Consequences" for the team and the NFL is they don't push through a bill to fund a new stadium.Godell's minions have been on the offensive, going to the press and wanting to know why and how the stadium bill is being held up. NFL VP of finance and transactions Eric Grubman going as far to say the Vikings have a "Dejected ownership" and that things are "ripe for change".Read more from the Pioneer Press RIGHT appears the NFL is using Los Angeles as their bargaining chip to get the Vikings a new stadium. The general appearance here is that the state isn't tota...

Goodell offers facts, not threats, on stadium

ST. PAUL, Minn. National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II met with Minnesota governor Mark Dayton and legislative leaders Friday morning, serving a "reality check" on the Minnesota Vikings' struggle to get a new stadium built with help from public funding. On Monday, a House committee voted, 9-6, against a 975...

Goodell coming to urge lawmakers on stadium

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Gov. Mark Dayton says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers will come to Minnesota on Friday to meet with state lawmakers and urge them to make progress on building a new stadium for the Vikings. Dayton said he spoke by phone with Goodell and Art Rooney on Thursday morning. He says they consider it urgent to approve a stadium...

Report: Vikings owner visits LA

Commissioner Roger Goodell is set for a crucial Friday meeting with Minnesota politicians, looking to push state lawmakers forward on a bill to finance a new stadium for the Vikings. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf's private plane touched down in southern California Thursday, just days after a visit by Goodell for talks with Los Angeles Mayor...

Minnesota facing 'serious consequences?'

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has warned the state of Minnesota of "serious consequences" if legislators cannot pass a bill this year to fund a new stadium for the Vikings. According to, Goodell relayed his concerns to Governor Mark Dayton Wednesday, and the two are set to speak again Thursday, joined by Steelers president Art Rooney II, chairman of the NFL stadium...

L.A. part of Goodell’s Vikings discussion

While politicians and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said there were no threats, the Los Angeles market was part of the Vikings stadium discussion between the league and Minnesota lawmakers.

Saints Nation: Saints Are in Limbo Due to Player Suspensions

It's bad enough that Roger Goodell levied an extremely harsh sentence on Sean Payton, but the waiting game on player suspensions makes it even worse. We already know Goodell is going to punish the team even more by laying down players suspensions, but it's the delay of that inevitability that is starting to cause even more problems. If, God forbid, these suspensions get announced...

Panel revives Vikings stadium bill

A Minnesota Senate committee narrowly approved a public subsidy on Friday to help the Vikings build a new football stadium, reviving the team's struggling effort just hours after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell visited the state Capitol to jumpstart what had been a stalled stadium debate. The Senate's Local Government and Elections Committee passed the bill on an 8-6 vote...

Goodell, Rooney headed to MN for stadium talk

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney will be in Minnesota Friday to talk to lawmakers about the urgency of a stadium deal. Rooney leads the NFL's stadium committee.

Minnesota Senate committee approves stadium bill

In a swift turnaround, a Minnesota Senate committee has green-lighted a proposal that would help subsidize the construction of a new stadium for the Vikings. This comes on the heels of a private meeting between Roger Goodell, Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II, Governor Mark Dayton, and congressional leaders in Minnesota and a day after Goodell met with Los Angeles mayor Antonio...

Don Ginger Putting The Squeeze On Governors

For a while there was progress being made on the Vikings getting a new stadium and it seemed like the team might actually not relocate to Los Angeles. Then, in true Vikings fashion, everything broke down and now the market might be doomed again. A Minnesota House committee on Monday voted down the proposal for a new stadium. For now, the Vikes will continue to play in the occasionally...

Vikings, NFL may need to use the 'M' word

ST. PAUL, Minn. For years, Minnesota Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf have tried to be patient and work with state legislators to find a solution for replacing the outdated Metrodome.A process that started under previous owner Red McCombs and continued when the Wilfs bought the team in 2005 has led nowhere. The Vikings still play in the Metrodome, where they rank 31st out of 32...

Are the Minnesota Vikings heading to Los Angeles?

For several years now, the Minnesota Vikings have desired a new venue in which to play their home football games. The issue surrounding improvements to the Metrodome were exacerbated after the roof collapsed after massive snowfall during the 2009 season. Despite attempts to secure funding for a new stadium, it appears there is a strong possibility that the Minnesota Vikings could...
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