Vikings owner sent his plane to get Adrian Peterson to Sunday’s game

    Adrian Peterson looked like his old self when he rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-14 win over the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. He was a key in the team’s victory, and Vikings owner Zygi Wilf did whatever he could to ensure his star running back would make the game. According to Minnesota-based reporter Larry Fitzgerald Sr. (yes, the father of the Cardinals...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings part ways with longtime mascot Ragnar

The setting seemed ideal on Sunday at Minneapolis' TCF Bank Stadium, as the Vikings won their home opener against the Detroit Lions on an afternoon that largely featured Chamber of Commerce weather. One element was missing from the picture at this Vikings' home game, however: Minnesota's longtime, bearded mascot, Ragnar, was nowhere to be found. Joe Juranitch, who had portrayed Ragnar...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings stadium project may have a $50 million problem

The $1.1 billion construction project to build the Minnesta Vikings' new U.S. Bank Stadium may have hit its first major road bump. A $50 million dispute is brewing between Minneapolis-based contractor Mortenson, Dallas-based architect HKS and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), according Rochelle Olson of the Star-Tribune. "I don’t think we should be hesitant to...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings among top 50 most valuable sports teams

These are exciting times for those associated with the Minnesota Vikings franchise. Especially for primary owner Zygi Wilf. Not only is Wilf currently watching a new Vikings stadium rise, his franchise is also enjoying increased revenue, according to Forbes.com. In an article authored by Forbes' Kurt Badenhausen, the Vikings are ranked in a tie for 49th globally in a ranking of the...
Via Fox Sports North
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Zygi Wilf on Adrian Peterson: 'He's always had a good heart'

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf addressed the media for the first time since September when he claimed the team made a “mistake” by activating running back Adrian Peterson following his arrest on child abuse charges. Now that Peterson and the Vikings appear to have mended fences and the running back has returned to practice with the team, Wilf discussed the situation and...
Via Sportsnaut
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Thursday web roundup: Minnesota Vikings

Vikings' defense brings back 94% of snaps from 2014, continuity key to unit's growth ► Minnesota Vikings coach Mize Zimmer wanted to set a nucleus in 2014 that would carry over to 2015, where he could continue add layers to... Wilf 'very excited' to get Peterson back ► Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf was as relaxed as ever Wednesday afternoon on the back porch at Rush...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings owner's company to pay $225K fine for river pollution in N.J.

Minnesota Vikings principle owner Zygi Wilf has been caught up in legal trouble regarding his homebuilding company, Jeff Goldman of NJ Advance Media reports. The Environmental Protection Agency has accused Garden Homes, owned by the Wilf family, of polluting rivers in New Jersey.Wilf's company will pay a $225,000 fine and provide 108 acres of land in Morris County's Highlands Preservation...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings owner sued in New Jersey over real estate company

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) The owner of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings is facing another lawsuit over real estate dealings in New Jersey. Zygi Wilf was sued Thursday along with his father by the estate of a former partner who allegedly was cut out of a real estate deal by the Wilfs. The son and daughter of the late Meyer Gold say he was a one-third owner of the company, called Amchu, but...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

MLS awards expansion team to Minnesota for 2018 season

Major League Soccer is headed to Minnesota. Minnesota United FC will join MLS as the league’s 23rd club in time for the 2018 season, MLS commissioner Don Garber announced in Minneapolis on Wednesday afternoon. United owner Dr. Bill McGuire will head the expected list of investors with Twins owner Jim Pohlad, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and Carlson board member Wendy Carlson...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' Peterson turns down dinner meeting with Spielman

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The relationship between the Minnesota Vikings and star running back Adrian Peterson remains tenuous. Peterson's agent, Ben Dogra, said Friday that he declined an invitation from Vikings general manager Rick Spielman to meet over dinner during the NFL owners meetings in Arizona next week. Vikings officials have met with Peterson twice this month, one visit by...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

MLS commissioner Garber confirms advanced discussions about expansion team in Minneapolis

MLS commissioner Don Garber confirmed the league is in advanced discussions to bring an expansion team to Minneapolis. Minnesota United owner Bill McGuire partnered with Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad to mount an expansion bid to compete with the Vikings to land a potential team in Minneapolis during this round of expansion. McGuire...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

AP sources: Peterson met with Vikings owners

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings are still working on their relationship. Two people with knowledge of the visit, speaking Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation, confirmed that Peterson met with Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf and general manager Rick Spielman in the New York area. This...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph dispenses wisdom for combine

The NFL Combine is coming up, which means the league is about to be infused with a fresh generation of talent, but some guys will see their pro dreams dashed on the rocks… AROUND COVER32 Free Agency Preview: The top-10 quarterbacks on the open market Power Rankings: Rating NFL owners from 1-32s It’s a stressful time for those athletes. Here’s the advice that Minnesota Vikings...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf fares only so-so in Power Rankings

In any business, success or failure tends to trickle down from the top. This is certainly the case in the National Football League. Teams with solid ownership are the ones that inevitably compete for championships year in and year out, while franchises with less stable structures at the top are typically mired in mediocrity or stuck in the cellar. That’s what makes cover32′s...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Vikings' defense continues to improve, shuts down Panthers in frigid conditions

MINNEAPOLIS -- The coughing fit seized Mike Zimmer like the mighty arctic winds howling through his players' ear holes. Red-faced, watery-eyed and raspy, the first-year Vikings coach excused himself from the microphone to clear out his icy lungs. First, four hacks. Then an explanation of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's improved deep ball-passing, specifically timing. Two more coughs...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Hall of Fame coach Grant to have Minneapolis street named after him

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- With the changes coming to downtown Minneapolis because of the new $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium, the City of Minneapolis decided to recognize a part of the Minnesota's past. The City of Minneapolis announced it will rename a street near the new Vikings stadium in honor of former coach and Hall of Famer Bud Grant. On Dec. 1, the city will dedicate the...
Via Fox Sports North
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Vikings really want to get this Adrian Peterson thing right

The Vikings were on DEFCON 1 today as team owner Zygi Wilf and his underlings finally answered questions about their enormous bungling of the Adrian Peterson situation. At the press conference it was clear what the messaging was from the team’s front office – the Vikings were clearly doing the right thing by placing Peterson in the NFL’s newfound timeout chair Exempt List...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings admit 'mistake' in Peterson case; star RB's future cloudy

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Once the face of the franchise and one of the biggest stars in the NFL, Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson's future with the team is clouded after the team's owners admitted a mistake and placed the franchise's all-time leading rusher on the exempt/commissioner's permission list while he attends to legal matters on charges of injury to a child...
Via Fox Sports North
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings admit 'mistake' in Peterson case; star RB's future cloudy

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Once the face of the franchise and one of the biggest stars in the NFL, Minnesota Vikings' running back Adrian Peterson's future with the team is clouded after the team's owners admitted a mistake and placed the franchise's all-time leading rusher on the exempt/commissioner's permission list while he attends to legal matters on charges of injury to a child...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson’s teammate says he should be able to play

Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn is in his first season with the Minnesota Vikings, and he’s showing his support for his teammate. After Adrian Peterson was placed on the exempt list, the team held a press conference to discuss the move. In the press conference, owner Zygi Wilf called the move “the right decision“, but Munnerlyn disagrees. […]
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September 17, 2014  |  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, the community...
Via Fox Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Vikings owners are scheduled to address their middle-of-the-night decision to put Adrian Peterson on hiatus. The Vikings say owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf will lead off a news conference at team headquarters. The organization has reversed course by using an NFL exemption to take Peterson off the active roster while he tends to a child-abuse charge in...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2014  |  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...
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September 17, 2014  |  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
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson to practice this week, play on Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings have released a statement about Adrian Peterson’s availability for Sunday after his arrest on child abuse charges. And it’s a statement that I’m sure will rub many the wrong way. The statement explains that though the Vikings take the charges seriously, they have opted for letting the legal process run its course and they fully expect Peterson to participate...
Via No Guts, No Glory
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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