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    Re: Foley will sue Vikings

    "Caine" wrote:
    [size=18px]Mr Subliminal takes a stab at reading this article...[/size]


    Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune
    Marlin Levison, Star Tribune

    Vikings dump Foley; he'll sue

    An attorney for former Vikings personnel director Fran Foley (Inventer of the internet) said that Foley was "wrongfully terminated" (Kicked to the curb) today and plans legal action (Since whining and crying didn't work) in order to recoup the entire value of a three year contract believed to be worth more than $1 million(or 16 Happy Meals...whichever costs less).
    Foley (known liar) retained Jeffrey Kessler(even bigger liar), one of the country's preeminent sports attorneys (only one desperate enough to take the case), to make his (groundless) argument. Kessler said he will begin by (getting a massage and then) filing for an arbitration hearing (Legalized whining) in front of outgoing NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue (Viking hater).

    "The Vikings are (rightfully) refusing to honor (a word he had to look up) his (worthless) contract," Kessler said, "which we find shocking (not really...just tossed in for effect) for a club who has made such a major public stance on being ethical (another word he had to look up) and having a code of conduct (something completely foreign to him...must be a Dutch thing)."

    Kessler (big liar) and the Vikings (YAY) spent most of Tuesday attempting to negotiate a settlement (Between massages), but Kessler said the Vikings made only a "token" (more than he was worth) offer. Instead, the Vikings fired (rightfully) Foley (liar) today, telling Kessler (bigger liar) it was for cause (it was) and that they were not obligated (another word Kessler didn't know) to honor (they tossed this word in again to confuse him) the (worthless ---> ) contract.

    Foley (fat liar) acknowledged last month (after he got busted) that he had embellished (lied about ) his early work history on the resume he submitted to the Vikings in January, which could be (and will be) interpreted as a violation of the Vikings' code of conduct. But Kessler said owner Zygi Wilf "made it very clear after the issue surfaced that it did not affect his evaluation of Mr. Foley in any way, shape or form."(Zygi "embellished" about his feelings)

    Instead, Kessler said, Foley was (rightfully) fired because "of some type of internal issue created by (Foley ) people (EVERYONE) who did not want Mr. (liar) Foley to have the (ANY) job in the first place."

    Vikings officials were not immediately available for comment (They didn't need to be, this one is a no brainer ).


    http://www.startribune.com/510/story/409877.html

    Caine
    Thank you Caine. I ran out of caffeine this morning and you made it so I can read the article and understand it in a caffeine-free world.

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    Re: Foley will sue Vikings

    POSTED 6:38 a.m. EDT, May 5, 2006

    STUDWELL HAS INSIDE TRACK ON VIKES GIG?
    Mike Florio

    Early indications out of Minnesota are that the team won't be pumping up the budget and aiming high for a G.M.-style personnel boss who might finally whip the dysfunctional operation into shape.

    Instead, word is that the job will either go to Scott Studwell or to someone experience in pro scouting, given that Studwell's specialty is on the college side.

    So it sounds as if the Vikings will simply dust off the stack of resumes (which hopefully will be examined a bit more closely this time) that were considered several months back in conjunction with the process that resulted in the arrival of Fran Foley. Indeed, Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that prior candidates Charles Bailey, Ron Hill, Bill Kuharich, and Rick Spielman could be back in the mix.

    And that's a shame, in our view. Nothing against the guys who got sniffs the last time around, but this is an opportunity for the team to get it right. The hiring, in our view, of Foley was a symptom of a deeper problem. Resorting to the same approach that resulted in Foley's arrival suggests that the problem is still festering.

    The thing that owner Zygi Wilf doesn't realize is that folks with far more experience in the business know exactly what's going on. The guys who already are entrenched in the organization don't want someone with a high degree of ability (and thus a high degree of influence) to come in and infringe on their fiefdom.

    Instead, Kevin Warren, Rob Brzezinski, and Brad Childress hope to protect their territory -- and they'll do so only if the guy who replaces Foley arrives not with an agenda driven by a desire to improve the overall organization, but with a high degree of gratitude for those who helped him get the job.

    The far better approach, as we've previously argued, would be for Wilf to hire an established football guy from an organization with a strong track record of success, pay him accordingly, and give him the keys to the car.

    We were going to say "boat" but, well, you know. . . .

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    POSTED 5:21 a.m. EDT, May 5, 2006

    FOLEY HEADING TO NEW ORLEANS?
    Mike Florio

    Although more and more league insiders agree with the notion that former Vikings V.P. of player personnel Fran Foley has seriously damaged his chances of landing another NFL gig by filing an arbitration claim and allowing his lawyer to go public with criticism of the team, there's speculation in some circles that Foley could land with the Saints.

    The business is driven in large part by relationships, and two of Foley's former colleagues in Jacksonville -- Rick Mueller and Rick Reiprish -- hold key positions in New Orleans.

    Mueller is the director of player personnel, and Reiprish is the director of college scouting. Interestingly, the Saints currently have only two pro scouts -- and no pro personnel director. Since Foley's primary experience has come in that role, there's a potential for a natural fit.

    The question is whether G.M. Mickey Loomis and/or owner Tom Benson would try to keep the move from happening. Our guess is that, if the price is right, Loomis and Benson will overlook Foley's recent follies.

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    Vikings | Foley’s firing was a culmination of events
    Thu, 4 May 2006 20:42:47 -0700

    Kevin Seifert, of the Star Tribune, reports the firing of former Minnesota Vikings vice president Fran Foley was a culmination of complaints from employees, an abuse of power and public gaffes over his tenure of three months. Owner Zygi Wilf fired Foley "for cause," and now faces serious decisions about the structure of his newly owned franchise. Foley has filed a grievance claiming he was the victim of a Machiavellian power play within the organization. The Vikings owner is thought to cite Foley's embellishment of his resume on two different occasions as the method to release the Vikings of any obligation to pay his three-year contract.

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    Re: Foley will sue Vikings

    Foley is just sad to leave us

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    Re: Foley will sue Vikings

    POSTED 6:38 a.m. EDT, May 5, 2006

    STUDWELL HAS INSIDE TRACK ON VIKES GIG?

    Early indications out of Minnesota are that the team won't be pumping up the budget and aiming high for a G.M.-style personnel boss who might finally whip the dysfunctional operation into shape.

    Instead, word is that the job will either go to Scott Studwell or to someone experience in pro scouting, given that Studwell's specialty is on the college side.

    So it sounds as if the Vikings will simply dust off the stack of resumes (which hopefully will be examined a bit more closely this time) that were considered several months back in conjunction with the process that resulted in the arrival of Fran Foley. Indeed, Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that prior candidates Charles Bailey, Ron Hill, Bill Kuharich, and Rick Spielman could be back in the mix.

    And that's a shame, in our view. Nothing against the guys who got sniffs the last time around, but this is an opportunity for the team to get it right. The hiring, in our view, of Foley was a symptom of a deeper problem. Resorting to the same approach that resulted in Foley's arrival suggests that the problem is still festering.

    The thing that owner Zygi Wilf doesn't realize is that folks with far more experience in the business know exactly what's going on. The guys who already are entrenched in the organization don't want someone with a high degree of ability (and thus a high degree of influence) to come in and infringe on their fiefdom.

    Instead, Kevin Warren, Rob Brzezinski, and Brad Childress hope to protect their territory -- and they'll do so only if the guy who replaces Foley arrives not with an agenda driven by a desire to improve the overall organization, but with a high degree of gratitude for those who helped him get the job.

    The far better approach, as we've previously argued, would be for Wilf to hire an established football guy from an organization with a strong track record of success, pay him accordingly, and give him the keys to the car.

    We were going to say "boat" but, well, you know. . . .

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    When in doubt, Sue. Thats the american way.
    Its not braggin if you can do it!!!

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    If I were Zygi, I would pay 1 million dollars to have him gone.
    So would I!!

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    Re: Foley will sue Vikings

    And now this...
    After reporting earlier that Studwell had the inside track to replace Foley, now they are reporting the followinig:
    [size=18px]BAILEY IN PLAY FOR VIKINGS GIG[/size]

    We're heard from several sources that Jaguars pro personnel director Charles Bailey is indeed one of the leading candidates to join the Vikings as the new V.P. of player personnel.

    Bailey and Fran Foley, as we understand it, were the two finalists for the job the last time around. The job ultimately went to Foley, who was fired earlier this week.

    Though we've previously lobbied for the team to hire a strong G.M., no one in Minnesota really cares about what we have to say on the matter. (So maybe there's still hope for the franchise, after all.)
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    The Vikes need to get a GM and have 1 person that oversees the entire football side of the organization, a person that has final say.
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Re: Foley will sue Vikings

    Posted on Fri, May. 05, 2006email thisprint this
    THE FRAN FOLEY ERA
    Jan. 26: Passes Bud Grant in hallway, remarks to no one in particular, "Wow. Who's the old guy?"
    the jag-off should have been fired on the spot.
    Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.

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    guess i should have read the whole thing first, pretty funny.
    Posted on Fri, May. 05, 2006email thisprint this
    THE FRAN FOLEY ERA
    Jan. 26: Passes Bud Grant in hallway, remarks to no one in particular, "Wow. Who's the old guy?"

    Jan. 29: Orders Winter Park janitors to replace toilet seat used by Mike Tice and install his own ergonomic throne.

    Jan. 31: Decides to change his college major to "rocket science" and orders revision of biography.

    Feb. 3: After days of internal debate, decides to "cut down on dairy."

    Feb. 4: After an uncomfortable morning, realizes the macaroni and cheese he ate yesterday was probably "loaded with dairy."

    Feb. 6: Trades resume stories with Reggie Fowler over a bottle of Wild Turkey.

    Feb. 8: Suddenly asks secretary to address him as "Your Highness."

    Feb. 15: Admits to self he really does think Ginger is hotter than Mary Ann.

    Feb. 20: Knocks on door of Grant's office, tells him to "keep it down in there."

    Feb. 26: Memo to self: "Increase roughage!"

    March 2: Spends three hours combing Winter Park, trying to find where the Vikings keep all their Vince Lombardi Trophies.

    March 12: Works overtime designing his line of "Triangle of Authority" activewear.

    March 18: Fires off blistering memo after Grant refuses to "fetch me a mochaccino."

    March 23: Loses 33rd consecutive game of computer solitaire.

    March 27: Borrows stapler from Scott Studwell with no intention of returning it.

    April 1: Grills Brad Childress on whether he stole Foley's comb. Laughs uncontrollably when coach leaves room.

    April 8: Discusses his favorite romantic techniques over lunch with Fred Smoot.

    April 15: Files tax return, remembering to write off his $1 million charitable contribution to the "Foley Foundation."

    April 21: Memo to self: "Factify resume."

    April 24: Refuses to share draft strategy with press, later makes same refusal to his invisible friend Cecil.

    April 28: Spends two hours studying mock draft on lisaguererro.com.

    April 29: Drafts Tarvaris Jackson because he thinks Jackson's sisters, Janet and LaToya, are "hot."

    April 30: Turns heads in draft war room by telling Zygi Wilf to "shut your pie hole!"

    May 1: Decides to go with his argyle sweater for the post-draft news conference.

    May 4: Updates resume to note his decade leading the Vikings juggernaut
    Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.

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