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    Red says the Vikings will be sold by June.

    Check it. This is a good update on what's happening.

    http://www.nfl.com/teams/story/MIN/8458278

    MINNEAPOLIS (May 9, 2005) -- Minnesota Vikings owner Red McCombs said he's confident his team will soon be sold to the investor group now headed by New Jersey real estate developer Zygmunt Wilf.

    "Sounds like Zyggi's going to be the biggie," McCombs said, chuckling from his San Antonio office. "That's what they're planning right now."

    He's serious about this transaction, though, and he expressed no doubt about its completion.

    "I expected it to close when we signed, and I still do," said McCombs, who is anticipating the sale to close sometime in June.

    "I don't have a drop-dead date," he said.

    The deal has been in the works for nearly a year, and the purchase agreement was announced three months ago. At that point, Arizona businessman Reggie Fowler -- who could have become the NFL's first black owner -- led a group that included four limited partners.

    One of those partners was Wilf, who has since assumed the lead role -- presumably because Fowler has been unable to raise the money required to be in charge. By league rules, the general partner must have a 30 percent stake in the franchise. McCombs is selling the club for a reported $625 million.

    Wilf told the Star Tribune over the weekend that he won't move the team and that Fowler remains part of the group, but he has not done any other interviews. Fowler has not commented since February. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, through his secretary, said there was no timetable for an official announcement regarding the Vikings ownership structure.

    McCombs confirmed that Fowler will actively continue with the group and said it was possible for him to reassume control in the future if he's financially able.

    "They have that option in our contract with them, and they keep us apprised," McCombs said.

    McCombs is still in charge of daily operations, continuing to speak regularly with vice president of football operations Rob Brzezinski and head coach Mike Tice. League owners are expected to vote on the purchase at their spring meetings on May 24-25 in Washington, D.C., and McCombs said he'll be there representing the Vikings. He said he fully expects his fellow owners to approve (at least 75 percent is required).

    "We'll be making all the decisions and make every move until it is completed, saucered and blowed," McCombs said, switching briefly to Texas vernacular.

    The next question: Will McCombs be included in the vote on the sale of his own team?

    "No one has told me about that -- I don't believe I'd be voting against it," McCombs said.
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    Re: Red says the Vikings will be sold by June.

    good. Red... you got us our FA's for our super bowl run but it is time to move on. dont let the door hit you on the way out... in june...

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    Re: Red says the Vikings will be sold by June.

    who is buying the vikings??? :???:

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    Re: Red says the Vikings will be sold by June.

    We could all hope that this finally gets done ...

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    Re: Red says the Vikings will be sold by June.

    Taylor would be better, but, whatever. As long as Red doesn't have control.

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    Re: Red says the Vikings will be sold by June.

    I really hope this falls through. I don't trust any of the current prospective owners. I would rather Glen Taylor buys them. These New Jersey carpetbaggers are sure to move the team to Los Angeles. I feel it in me old bones.
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    Re: Red says the Vikings will be sold by June.

    But to who, now that is the question



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    Re: Red says the Vikings will be sold by June.

    I've got a bad feeling they might try to move the team too. But, Wilf was in Minny finding good places to build a new stadium not long ago. I would much rather have Taylor get the team. Taylor is awsome!
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    Re: Red says the Vikings will be sold by June.

    they cant move them for quite awhile anyway.. and by that time im sure they will move on

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    Re: Red says the Vikings will be sold by June.

    New Jersey guys!

    Next thing you know they will lease the parking lots for use a toxic waste dump! :lol:

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