ZYGI WILF NEWS

Vikings coordinator Mike Priefer apologizes for Kluwe incident

The Minnesota Vikings announced Friday that special teams coordinator Mike Priefer will be suspend three games without pay during the 2014 regular season for inappropriate conduct following an investigation into allegations made by former punter Chris Kluwe. Priefer will have the chance to reduce the suspension to two games if he attends individualized anti-harassment, diversity...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Suspend Mike Priefer In Response To Chris Kluwe’s Allegations

The Minnesota Vikings announced Friday night that they have suspended special teams coordinator Mike Priefer after an independent report confirmed former punter Chris Kluwe’s allegations that Priefer made homophobic comments. “In this instance, Coach Priefer fell short of what is expected,” Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and president Mark Wilf said in a statement via ESPN. “Accordingly...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Pro Bowl candidates for the Minnesota Vikings in 2014

The 2014 NFL season is right around the corner and training camp is just a few short weeks away. To help get you ready for the season we’re counting down the top five candidates who might make the Pro Bowl for the Vikings in 2014. 1. Adrian Peterson Yeah, it’s probably a safe bet that Mr. Peterson will play in the Pro Bowl once again this year. Last season he finished with 1...
Via cover32 - Vikings
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf not ranked top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Vikings
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota congresswoman urges Vikings owner to publicly condemn Redskins name

Count Minnesota congresswoman Betty McCollum as one who strongly supports changing the name of the Washington Redskins. In fact, McCollum is concerned about the matter so much that she sent a letter to Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf on Thursday urging him to publicly condemn the Redskins name.“The presence of the Washington franchise with their racist name on campus would be...
Via Bush League Chronicle
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota congresswoman asks Vikings owner to publicly condemn Redskins name

Count Minnesota congresswoman Betty McCollum as one who strongly supports changing the name of the Washington Redskins. In fact, McCollum is concerned about the matter so much that she sent a letter to Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf on Thursday urging him to publicly condemn the Redskins name.“The presence of the Washington franchise with their racist name on campus would be...
Via Bush League Chronicle
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

MLS: Minnesota Vikings wants the 24th franchise

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Gilf. The MLS might be on a World Cup break, but that doesn’t mean the league’s front office is on vacation. There are reports that the league and Minnesota Vikings are discussing the possibility of bringing a franchise to the Twin Cities. According to fansided.com’s Andrew Coppens, “Zygi Wilf is looking towards the league with the new stadium...
Via isportsweb.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

U.S. Bank could get naming rights to Vikings’ new stadium

Look for an announcement in the near future that the naming rights for the new Vikings stadium will go to U.S. Bank. The word from two sources is that work on a contract for a long-term agreement between the Wilf family and U.S. Bancorp is happening, and unless someone emerges with a much better bid, or the recently announced cost-cutting at U.S. Bank creates a problem, the deal...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Set to Enter Year 10 Under Zygi Wilf

When Red McCombs decided to sell the team to New Jersey businessman Zygi Wilf, fans certainly did not shed a tear. McCombs was not very well-liked by the fans and media in the Twin Cities due to his unwillingness to always spend enough money on the team. He also talked about the possibility of moving the team if they couldn't get a new stadium. When Wilf took over as the owner...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Minnesota Vikings’ Zygi Wilf named a top half owner in the NFL

In any business, success or failure tends to trickle down from the top. Very rarely does having someone incompetent in the ultimate position of power not lead to disastrous results throughout the organization. And conversely, having the right person in charge tends to ultimately lead to success. This is certainly the case in the National Football League. Teams with solid ownership...
Via cover32 - Vikings
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Zimmer starts with Vikings with designs on Super Bowl

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Mike Zimmer stood for photos with the rest of the Minnesota Vikings' leadership as he was introduced as the team's new head coach on Friday, five men smiling, arm-in-arm while cameras snapped in front of them. Each man -- Zimmer, Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman, Vikings' owner/chairman Zygi Wilf, owner/president Mark Wilf and Jonathan Wilf...
Via Fox Sports North
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings owner strikes back at NJ court ruling

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf has appealed a court ruling requiring him and his family to pay $100 million in damages and legal fees over a broken deal to develop an apartment complex in his home state of New Jersey. Wilf, his brother Mark Wilf and cousin Leonard Wilf filed their appeal Wednesday in New Jersey Superior Court's Appellate Division, likely extending for years...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' owner denied appeal on wealth disclosure

A New Jersey appeals court has refused to hear arguments by Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf that his family's net worth should be kept private. The Wilfs have long kept their finances private even as the family won public subsidies to build a new stadium for their National Football League franchise. But an order that the Wilfs disclose their fortune stems from a lawsuit brought...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Zygi Wilf is a villain

This was the front page image at the Star Tribune yesterday. Look how terrified Governor Mike Dayton looks. Look how gleeful Zygi Wilf looks. The same event is engendering these disparate reactions from two different people. This isn’t something that Mark Dayton wants to do, but Wilf is exuberant that it is happening. Who is in the right here? Well, my oft used rule of thumb is...
Via The Rhino and Compass
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Here’s an amazing photo of Vikings owner Zygi Wilf

Via Guyism
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings Stadium Ground Breaking Photo-travaganza!

Tuesday was a cold, yucky day in the Twin Cities, but for Zygi Wilf and the other Minnesota Vikings owners, it was the best god damn day ever. They got to break ground on a billion dollar Lincoln Log set that they'll pay athletes to beat each other up in, and drunk idiot fans to waste their money and crush their dreams inside. Yes, the new Vikings stadium broke ground on...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo of Vikings owner Zygi Wilf at new stadium groundbreaking is awesome

Photo of Vikings owner Zygi Wilf at new stadium groundbreaking is outstanding. Twitter 3D [SOB]Zygi Wilf and Gov Dayton toss dirt at Vikings Stadium Groundbreaking. pic.twitter.com/3yZ4e8exma— Glen Stubbe (@gspphoto) December 3, 2013**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings hold ceremonial groundbreaking for new stadium

MINNEAPOLIS -- Inside the Metrodome, the season hasn't gonethe Minnesota Vikings' way. On Tuesday, just outside the east entrance of the21-year-old building, the team held the biggest moment of its season.Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf were joined by politicaland business leaders, along with several fans, for a ceremonial groundbreakingfor the team's new billion-dollar...
Via Fox Sports North
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings hold ceremonial groundbreaking for new stadium

MINNEAPOLIS -- Inside the Metrodome, the season hasn't gonethe Minnesota Vikings' way. On Tuesday, just outside the east entrance of the21-year-old building, the team held the biggest moment of its season.Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf were joined by politicaland business leaders, along with several fans, for a ceremonial groundbreakingfor the team's new billion-dollar...
Via Fox Sports North
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikes Break Ground On New Stadium

((HT: KSTP-TV))The Wilf brothers, Twin Cities mayor RT Rybak, and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton were among a bunch of folks who broke ground on the new Vikings stadium this morning... You'll see below just how cute everyone was with their golden shovels and viking helmets... Here's the movement of the shovels...It's supposed to take 2-and-a-half years to build the new...
Via Online Sports Guys
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Priceless photo of Zygi Wilf, Gov. Dayton at Vikings Stadium groundbreaking

This is a priceless photo of Zygi Wilf, owner of the Minnesota Vikings, and Governor Mark Dayton breaking ground at the new Vikings Stadium.
Via Gamedayr
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Great photo of Vikings owner at new stadium groundbreaking

Zygi Wilf and Gov Dayton toss dirt at Vikings Stadium Groundbreaking. pic.twitter.com/3yZ4e8exma — Glen Stubbe (@gspphoto) December 3, 2013 Pictured above: Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, along with Governor Mark Dayton, take part in the ceremonial groundbreaking of the team’s $1 billion stadium on Tuesday. The new stadium, whose construction now will formally in the […...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Are These the New Vikings Stadium Concession Stands?

The new Vikings stadium has been in the news a lot recently, largely because the guy who's fronting about 2% of the bill for it, the multi-millionaire team owner Zygi Wilf, is apparently a liar, cheat, and swindler. At least he's not a dirt burglar! Although, then Adrian Peterson and him would probably be homeys. No, the stadium has had questions about its financing from...
Via Purple Jesus Diaries
October 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Zygi Wilf must pay $85 million in damages for “organized-crime type” fraud

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf could be in some serious trouble. Zygi Wilf, the majority owner of the team, and his brother Mark and cousin Leonard were found liable for fraud, breach of contract, and breach of fiduciary duty, for their roles in scamming former partners out of the profits of a New Jersey apartment complex. The Wilfs withheld revenues and charged unauthorized fees and interest...
Via Pro Football Zone
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Wilf Family Ordered To Pay $84.5M In Fraud Case

((HT: KARE-TV)) New Jersey Superior Court Judge Deanne Wilson has ordered Zygi Wilf, Mark Wilf, and their cousin to pay $84.5 million to two former business partners they defrauded in a 1980s real estate deal. It was ruled they committed fraud and breach of contract and violated the state's civil racketeering laws in their dealings with Ada Reichmann and her brother Josef...
Via Online Sports Guys
September 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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