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    Wilf's Words Might Have Sealed Vikings' Fate

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    Re: Wilf's Words Might Have Sealed Vikings' Fate

    [size=13pt]Wilf plans relief donation[/size]

    By Kevin Seifert and Judd Zulgad, Star Tribune

    Last update: August 03, 2007 – 11:33 PM

    "We just felt like we wanted to help the families of the victims," owner Zygi Wilf said, "and those that are touched by this tragedy. The Vikings organization and the Vikings family, we all feel that we should dedicate the proceeds."

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    Re: Wilf's Words Might Have Sealed Vikings' Fate

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    Re: Wilf's Words Might Have Sealed Vikings' Fate

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    "jessejames09" wrote:
    http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

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    He's a jackass and you want to hit him in the balls with a salami for writing that?

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    Re: Wilf's Words Might Have Sealed Vikings' Fate

    [size=13pt]After Bridge Collapse, Vikings Owner Zygi Wilf Still Wants Public Stadium Money[/size]


    Posted Aug 4th 2007 7:19AM
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    ...Wilf also says that any public money spent on improving infrastructure to prevent future tragedies shouldn't detract from the public money that he hopes is spent on a new stadium for the Vikings...



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    Re: Wilf's Words Might Have Sealed Vikings' Fate

    I am surprised that the Twin City media hasn't picked up on this yet. But they probably will tomorrow. Another chance to lamblast the stadium.
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    Re: Wilf's Words Might Have Sealed Vikings' Fate

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    I am surprised that the Twin City media hasn't picked up on this yet. But they probably will tomorrow. Another chance to lamblast the stadium.
    Actually they already did.
    However, they reported it in a much different light. (Weird, I know).
    Turns out the AP report and MDS (who, coincidently was the source for the PFT blog) twisted his statement quite a bit.
    Wilf was asked specifically about the stadium, which is why he answered the way he did.
    Here is part of the clarification that PFT posted:

    Part of the problem is that the Associated Press report that we read Friday night on ESPN.com has one set of comments from Wilf, and that the Minneapolis Star Tribune has quotes that create a far different impression.

    Said Wilf, per the AP:
    "We all understand that there has to be a focus on the infrastructure, that we have to dedicate ourselves to make transportation a priority for the sake of safety and for the sake of a growing community that needs transportation infrastructure that will move us into the 21st century.
    That does not exclude the fact that we understand that the Metrodome is also one of the oldest facilities in the league, and we want to make sure that we have a facility that meets the standards of the 21st century."

    Said Wilf, per the Star Tribune:
    "We should make sure that we take care of the right priorities, and take care of the infrastructure [including the bridge].
    I hope that we can get that done quickly. We have time to deal with stadium issues. That's for another time."

    Also, the Star Tribune report makes clear that Wilf mentioned the stadium project only because he was asked a question about it, and the Star Tribune characterizes Wilf as "set[ting] aside" the issue.
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    Re: Wilf's Words Might Have Sealed Vikings' Fate

    BTW, here is the link to the above article in the Star Trib.
    http://www.startribune.com/vikings/story/1343558.html
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: Wilf's Words Might Have Sealed Vikings' Fate

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    [size=13pt]After Bridge Collapse, Vikings Owner Zygi Wilf Still Wants Public Stadium Money[/size]


    Posted Aug 4th 2007 7:19AM
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    ...Wilf also says that any public money spent on improving infrastructure to prevent future tragedies shouldn't detract from the public money that he hopes is spent on a new stadium for the Vikings...


    I posted a comment on this blog that adds some of the omitted information.
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    That makes much more sense and again shows how the press can "twist" something to make you believe whatever THEY want! Just like all the political news.
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