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    NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hey Guys just surfin around and found this article. Which really mad me mad. Any thoughts if this is just bull!@#%$ or is it a serious threat.


    McCombs Rumors Begin Again
    By Viking Update Staff
    Date: Jun 29, 2004

    The rumor mill has started kicking up the dust once again -- this time not that Red McCombs is going to sell the team, but move it to Los Angeles.

    The rumors of the Vikings being sold or relocating have been on the radar screen for years. Despite selling every seat in the Metrodome since 1998, the Vikings have been one of the frontrunners to fill the vacancy that exists in Los Angeles for a football team.

    Once again the rumors have started that the Vikings are that team to fill the void. In the past, the talk of relocation has been a ploy by Red McCombs to get the state involved in talking stadium. Now it sounds like the rumor mill is being fed by McCombs, but not about a sale to Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor. This time it's about McCombs taking his Vikings and heading west.

    As VU has discussed many times in the past, our understanding of the the contract signed by then-Commissioner Pete Rozelle with the state legislature guaranteed a NFL team in Minnesota if the Vikings broke the lease on the Metrodome -- which runs through 2011. VU has been told that McCombs believes he can buy out the final years of the lease for about $40 million and have the Vikings in L.A. for the 2008 season. Others contend that the lease won't be that easily broken, it will be difficult to get a 75 percent vote to move a team that sells every possible ticket to every game and that Minnesota will fight for its team. Keep in mind that the state fought the powerful tobacco industry in court and won.

    The bottom line numbers being thrown around are that the Vikings in Los Angeles would be worth about $800 million -- much more than Taylor is offering ($450 million) and even higher than McCombs' asking price for the team ($600 million).

    While the "Chicken Little" media in Minnesota continues to say the sky is falling, VU is convinced a deal will be struck for a new stadium -- whether McCombs is still the owner or not -- before the team is allowed to go away. But, until that happens, threats to move will continue, and, if nothing is done, it may be a threat McCombs tries to exercise.

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    NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hate McCombs!! I say everyone in Minnesota chip in a few bucks, give it to Glen Taylor so then he can buy the team for the 600 million that the jack@ss McCombs wants. Our team will stay where it BELONGS and McCombs can move back to the south and never return to Minny!! Just my idea. Hell I'd pitch in 100 bucks!!

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

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    "VKG4LFE" wrote:
    I hate McCombs!! I say everyone in Minnesota chip in a few bucks, give it to Glen Taylor so then he can buy the team for the 600 million that the jack@ss McCombs wants. Our team will stay where it BELONGS and McCombs can move back to the south and never return to Minny!! Just my idea. Hell I'd pitch in 100 bucks!!
    Awesome Idea I would to. I cant imagiane a leauge without the Vikings.

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    NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Where do they get these "bottom line numbers"? LA couldn't hold a team, they never sold out, and unless they're media darlings like the Lakers, they won't matter to the population (can anyone say Clippers?). This all smells like more bluff to get a new stadium so corporations will buy big luxury suites to dole out tickets(with the resultant tax break) to clients that couldn't care less for the Vikings, while the true fan can't get within a mile of the field.
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    NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The commisioner has said over and over that the vikings have a deal with the Dome until 2013 I believe. The deal also says that the team must play in the DOME, so they cannot be moved without a big legal obstical that even Red cannot afford to overcome.
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    NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I heard today that the Saints might be moved due to internal problems in the team.

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    NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    "JoeMama" wrote:
    I heard today that the Saints might be moved due to internal problems in the team.
    I heard the same, so Mccombs just needs to quit the idol threats and sell the team to Glen!
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