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    Re: fowler is out (espn news)

    Like it has been said, they wouldn't have gone this far, if they didn't have a great shot at getting approved. And actually the NFL has done some looking into this deal already and all signs were said to be good. They hadn't dug real deep yet, but they did get a good feeling about the deal getting approved.

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    Here's the article from the NY Post..




    February 27, 2005 -- REGGIE Fowler had better hold off on having all those new business cards printed. More than one Minnesota source has told The Post that Fowler is unlikely to be approved as the Vikings' new owner.

    "I'd say there's a great chance he's going to be turned down," one organization member said. "Everyone's very skeptical that he'll be approved."

    The Arizona businessman would need to be approved by three quarters of the owners at the annual league meetings March 20-23.

    It seems Fowler, who would be the league's first African-American owner, will have enough loot to cover the $625-million purchase price. However, there might not be enough excess cash in the kitty to convince the league's owners that the Vikes won't fall into the same pattern they did under current owner Red McCombs, when they have perennially been several million dollars under the salary cap.

    Another factor is that Fowler reportedly would need to come up with another $200 million to help fund a new stadium for the Vikes.

    "The more and more his records are looked into, it seems like he's going to be stretching it really close," another Vikings source added.

    Some believe Randy Moss' being dealt to Oakland only days after Fowler publicly declared he wouldn't move the superstar speaks even louder to the fact that the new gun in town just might not have enough bullets to get the deal done.



    Both sources said the recent embarrassing mix-up regarding Fowler's resume would not have any impact on whether or not he's approved, although one stated, "It sure didn't make him look too good."

    Those close to the situation say that Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor would be a much better fit to own the Vikings, but it's not expected Taylor would offer McCombs more than $600 million should Fowler's bid be denied. If so, Vikings fans might be "treated" to yet another season of McCombs pinching as many pennies as the league will allow.

    As for Moss, he clearly wanted to go to either the Ravens or Falcons, but neither team was interested. The Vikes had hoped to make a deal with Baltimore - for either safety Ed Reed or linebacker Terrell Suggs - but the Ravens politely declined.

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    fowler is out (espn news)

    "DemonicViking" wrote:
    Here's the article from the NY Post..




    February 27, 2005 -- REGGIE Fowler had better hold off on having all those new business cards printed. More than one Minnesota source has told The Post that Fowler is unlikely to be approved as the Vikings' new owner.

    "I'd say there's a great chance he's going to be turned down," one organization member said. "Everyone's very skeptical that he'll be approved."

    The Arizona businessman would need to be approved by three quarters of the owners at the annual league meetings March 20-23.

    It seems Fowler, who would be the league's first African-American owner, will have enough loot to cover the $625-million purchase price. However, there might not be enough excess cash in the kitty to convince the league's owners that the Vikes won't fall into the same pattern they did under current owner Red McCombs, when they have perennially been several million dollars under the salary cap.

    Another factor is that Fowler reportedly would need to come up with another $200 million to help fund a new stadium for the Vikes.

    "The more and more his records are looked into, it seems like he's going to be stretching it really close," another Vikings source added.

    Some believe Randy Moss' being dealt to Oakland only days after Fowler publicly declared he wouldn't move the superstar speaks even louder to the fact that the new gun in town just might not have enough bullets to get the deal done.



    Both sources said the recent embarrassing mix-up regarding Fowler's resume would not have any impact on whether or not he's approved, although one stated, "It sure didn't make him look too good."

    Those close to the situation say that Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor would be a much better fit to own the Vikings, but it's not expected Taylor would offer McCombs more than $600 million should Fowler's bid be denied. If so, Vikings fans might be "treated" to yet another season of McCombs pinching as many pennies as the league will allow.

    As for Moss, he clearly wanted to go to either the Ravens or Falcons, but neither team was interested. The Vikes had hoped to make a deal with Baltimore - for either safety Ed Reed or linebacker Terrell Suggs - but the Ravens politely declined.


    Just some peoples opinions. They have as much truth as all these damn trade rumors flying around. I will believe it when I see someone from the NFL say that or another NFL owner.

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    fowler is out (espn news)

    Look for Fowler to withdraw his offer before the owners meet. A way to save face so to speak. He can blame it on the Moss trade. As I have been saying, the only reason that Red traded Moss is because he knew the deal wasn't going to go through. Look for Red to keep the cap surplus as high as he can. Taylor will not buy the Vikes this year. We won't be signing any big name FA's. Think about it, have you heard a single rumor of the Vikes wanting to sign someone? No the rumors are all about other teams going after Woodson, Law, etc. We already got our veteran in the D with the Moss trade. :roll: I wouldn't be surprised if we don't sign any FA's. Well maybe a kicker but thats about it.

    This just sucks. Red will dismantle this team. Red is going to go down in Vikings history as one of the darkest periods. IMO :angryfire:
    The only thing that will save it is if Taylor steps up and pays Red what he wants. I don't think that will happen. Not this year.

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    [size=18px]ANOTHER YEAR WITH RED!!!!

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    fowler is out (espn news)

    "RK" wrote:
    Look for Fowler to withdraw his offer before the owners meet. A way to save face so to speak. He can blame it on the Moss trade. As I have been saying, the only reason that Red traded Moss is because he knew the deal wasn't going to go through. Look for Red to keep the cap surplus as high as he can. Taylor will not buy the Vikes this year. We won't be signing any big name FA's. Think about it, have you heard a single rumor of the Vikes wanting to sign someone? No the rumors are all about other teams going after Woodson, Law, etc. We already got our veteran in the D with the Moss trade. :roll: I wouldn't be surprised if we don't sign any FA's. Well maybe a kicker but thats about it.

    This just sucks. Red will dismantle this team. Red is going to go down in Vikings history as one of the darkest periods. IMO :angryfire:
    The only thing that will save it is if Taylor steps up and pays Red what he wants. I don't think that will happen. Not this year.


    Do you realize how far below the cap we are? There is a league minimum and we will need to sign like 2 big name FA's just to get to the minimum.

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    VIKING SALE FOWL UP?

    By KEN PALMER
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    EMPTY WALLET: Reggie Fowler, hoping to become first African-American owner in NFL, has the $625 million to buy Vikings, but maybe not enough to run them.
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    February 27, 2005 -- REGGIE Fowler had better hold off on having all those new business cards printed. More than one Minnesota source has told The Post that Fowler is unlikely to be approved as the Vikings' new owner.
    "I'd say there's a great chance he's going to be turned down," one organization member said. "Everyone's very skeptical that he'll be approved."

    The Arizona businessman would need to be approved by three quarters of the owners at the annual league meetings March 20-23.

    It seems Fowler, who would be the league's first African-American owner, will have enough loot to cover the $625-million purchase price. However, there might not be enough excess cash in the kitty to convince the league's owners that the Vikes won't fall into the same pattern they did under current owner Red McCombs, when they have perennially been several million dollars under the salary cap.

    Another factor is that Fowler reportedly would need to come up with another $200 million to help fund a new stadium for the Vikes.

    "The more and more his records are looked into, it seems like he's going to be stretching it really close," another Vikings source added.

    Some believe Randy Moss' being dealt to Oakland only days after Fowler publicly declared he wouldn't move the superstar speaks even louder to the fact that the new gun in town just might not have enough bullets to get the deal done.



    Both sources said the recent embarrassing mix-up regarding Fowler's resume would not have any impact on whether or not he's approved, although one stated, "It sure didn't make him look too good."

    Those close to the situation say that Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor would be a much better fit to own the Vikings, but it's not expected Taylor would offer McCombs more than $600 million should Fowler's bid be denied. If so, Vikings fans might be "treated" to yet another season of McCombs pinching as many pennies as the league will allow.

    As for Moss, he clearly wanted to go to either the Ravens or Falcons, but neither team was interested. The Vikes had hoped to make a deal with Baltimore - for either safety Ed Reed or linebacker Terrell Suggs - but the Ravens politely declined.
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    fowler is out (espn news)

    ¿cAves DE LA VENTA DE VIKING PARA ARRIBA? Por KEN PALMER CARPETA VACÍA: Reggie Fowler, esperando sentir bien al primer dueño Africano-Americano en NFL, tiene los $625 millones para comprar Vikings, pero no bastante para funcionarlos quizá. Foto: Los archivos del email del AP imprimen la reimpresión de febrero el 27 de 2005 -- REGGIE Fowler tenÃ*a asimiento mejor apagado en hacer todas esas tarjetas de visita nuevas imprimir. Más de una fuente de Minnesota tiene dicho el poste que Fowler sea poco probable ser aprobado como el nuevo dueño del Vikings. "dirÃ*a que hay una gran ocasión que él va a ser dado vuelta abajo," un miembro de la organización dijo. "cada uno muy escéptico que él será aprobado." El hombre de negocios del Arizona necesitarÃ*a ser aprobado por tres cuartos de los dueños en las reuniones anuales marcha 20-23 de la liga. Se parece Fowler, que serÃ*a el primer dueño Africano-Americano de la liga, tendrá bastante botÃ*n para cubrir el precio de compra de $625-million. Sin embargo, no pudo haber bastante exceso cobra adentro el kitty para convencer a los dueños de la liga que el Vikes no baje en el mismo patrón que hicieron debajo del dueño actual McCombs rojo, cuando perenne han sido vario millón de dólares debajo del casquillo del sueldo. Otro factor es que Fowler necesitarÃ*a según se informa venir para arriba con otros $200 millones ayudar a financiar un estadio nuevo para el Vikes. "más y más sus expedientes se miran en, él se parecen como él va a estirarlo realmente cercano," otra fuente de Vikings agregada. Algunos creen que los musgos de Randy que son repartidos a los dÃ*as de Oakland solamente después de que Fowler lo declarara público no moverÃ*a el superstar habla incluso más ruidosamente al hecho de que el arma nuevo en ciudad apenas no pudo tener bastantes balas para conseguir el reparto hecho. Ambas fuentes dijeron que el embarazosos recientes mezclan -para arriba mirar el curriculum vitae de Fowler no tendrÃ*an ningún impacto encendido si o no él es aprobado, aunque uno indicado, "seguro no hizo le mirada demasiado buena." Ésos cerca de la situación dicen que el sastre de la cañada del dueño de Timberwolves serÃ*a un propio mucho mejor cabido el Vikings, pero no se espera que el sastre ofrezca a McCombs más de $600 millones si se negara la oferta de Fowler. Si es asÃ* los ventiladores de Vikings se pudieron "tratar" a otra estación de McCombs que pellizcaba tantos peniques pues la liga permitirá. En cuanto a musgo, él deseó claramente ir al Ravens o a los halcones, pero ninguno de los dos equipos estaba interesados. El Vikes habÃ*a esperado hacer un reparto con Baltimore - para la caña o el linebacker Terrell Suggs del Ed de seguridad - pero el Ravens declinó cortésmente.
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    i don't think that the Vikes were worth 625 with Moss.... but the fact is the more a team sells for, the better it is for the other owners. raises the value and market price on their teams. If someone thought that 625 was a buying price for the vikes w/out a stadium, I don't see them approving a bid of anything considerably lower.
    anyone have a link to a teams worth. it would be interesting to see where exactly the vikes stack up.
    jackly you prob have all that in your head. what are the packers worth compared to the vikes?

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