ZYGI WILF NEWS

Zygi Wilf: 'We made a mistake and we need to get it right'

Pressure on the Vikings to bench Adrian Peterson mounted Tuesday, and early Wednesday morning the team gave in. “We made a mistake,” said co-owner Zygi Wilf at a morning news conference, “and we need to get this right.” The Vikings placed the star running back on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list, which will keep him away from the team while the legal process...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Do you Believe Vikings When They Said They Made a Mistake reactivating AP?

  The Vikings have been under constant fire with their reinstatement of Adrian Peterson and when the public became outraged along with sponsors pulling their support, they started thinking… maybe we are wrong. In a new statement released by Minnesota Vikings owner, Zygi Wilf, admitted his wrong-doing in allowing a player who’s under indictment for child abuse to continue playing...
Via BlackSportsOnline
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings owner on Adrian Peterson: 'We made a mistake'

MINNEAPOLIS -- Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team "made a mistake" by bringing back Adrian Peterson following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. “We made a mistake and we needed to get this right,” he said on Wednesday. “We embrace our role in the community and the responsibilities that go with it. it is important to always listen to our fans...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking: Vikings RB Adrian Peterson on Exempt list, out indefinitely

A little more than 24 hours after a second allegation of child abuse surfaced against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson the team has placed him on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list. Here’s the full statement from owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf regarding the decision: This has been an ongoing and deliberate process since last Friday’s news. In conversations...
Via cover32 - Vikings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings Place Adrian Peterson On Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission List

Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf released a statement early Wednesday morning regarding RB Adrian Peterson‘s status with the team. Peterson is being placed on the exempt/commissioner’s permission list, which basically means he will be required to stay away from the team and handle his personal situation. Here’s the full statement from the Wilfs, via Josina Anderson...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings announce Adrian Peterson will practice and play this week

The Minnesota Vikings have announced that running back Adrian Peterson will practice with his teammates and play this coming week despite the fact that he was charged with felony child abuse down in Texas. The following statement is from Vikings Owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf: “Today’s decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration. As evidenced by...
Via Pro Football Zone
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings: Adrian Peterson to return to team, play in Week 3

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that RB Adrian Peterson will return to the team this week and will be allowed to play in their Week 4 matchup. Here’s the statement from Vikings Owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf: Today’s decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration. As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday’s game, this...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

University of Minnesota seeks to bar Redskins' Nickname at Stadium

#453319308 / gettyimages.comYou have got to be kidding me? If I was the Washington Redskins team owner I would tell the Unversity of Minnesota to go pound sand. This is another example of political correctness run amok. IAN SHAPIRA , Washington Post - The University of Minnesota is working with the Minnesota Vikings in an effort to keep the Washington Redskins’ name from being...
Via Goon's World
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Univ. of Minnesota hopes to ban Redskins' name at Vikings game

The Washington Redskins will visit the Minnesota Vikings this season, and the University of Minnesota has its ways, there will be no mention of “Redskins” leading up to and during that game. The Minnesota Star Tribune reports that the university — which is hosting the Vikings this season while the team builds a new stadium — seeks to keep the Redskins’ name from being used...
Via NESN.com
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

University of Minnesota wants the Vikings to avoid using the Redskins name at their stadium

The Washington Redskins are still under fire about their name and the flames are getting hotter by the day. You might recall the story we wrote about the backlash the Redskins are receiving and I said then that this issue was going to get worse. The Minnesota Vikings will host the Redskins on November 2 at the University of Minnesota’s stadium. According to Ian Shapira of the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Univ of Minnesota Wants to Ban ‘Redskins’ at Stadium

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune is reporting that the University of Minnesota will do all it can to prevent the use of the name ‘Redskins’ during the Vikings home game against Washington at TCF Bank Stadium on November 2. WASHINGTON - The University of Minnesota is working with the Minnesota Vikings in an effort to keep the Washington Redskins’ name from being used in “promotional...
Via Thacover2
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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
July 19, 2014  |  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
July 14, 2014  |  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

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
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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