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    Camp attendance is up 60 percent

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/52623467.html

    [size=12pt]Camp attendance is up 60 percent[/size]
    By JUDD ZULGAD and CHIP SCOGGINS, Star Tribune staff writers
    Last update: August 6, 2009 - 8:42 PM

    MANKATO - A week into training camp, Vikings executives have been pleased with fan turnout and merchandise sales at the Vikings Village.

    Steve LaCroix, the team's vice president of sales and marketing and chief marketing officer, said Thursday that attendance is up 60 percent over last year and that sales of Vikings-related items are up 50 percent.

    That is especially good news for the franchise given that, like every other business, it's operating in a soft economy. Team officials also likely didn't know what to expect when Brett Favre decided to remain retired.
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    Re: Camp attendance is up 60 percent


    The Star Trib video with Judd, Chip and Souhan said the stand looked empty because they put all the extra seats in to accommodate a Favre crowd.
    It apparently was an optical illusion.

    Glad to hear that the attendance was up.

    Even though the Favre thing didn't happen, it was enough news to get everyone salivating for football.
    The pursuit gave us the feeling of at least attempting to care about becoming better at the QB position.
    It is a positive thing.

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    Re: Camp attendance is up 60 percent

    "snowinapril" wrote:

    The Star Trib video with Judd, Chip and Souhan said the stand looked empty because they put all the extra seats in to accommodate a Favre crowd.
    It apparently was an optical illusion.

    Glad to hear that the attendance was up.

    Even though the Favre thing didn't happen, it was enough news to get everyone salivating for football.
    The pursuit gave us the feeling of at least attempting to care about becoming better at the QB position.
    It is a positive thing.
    I also heard them talk about the empty seats Snow, but then they said, mainly because it was the O line and D linemen practicing and most of the crowd was over watching WR's , RB's and QB's, during that talk I believe.
    From what I've been reading, the crowd is definetly much larger than last year, even without BF ( Lord Dick Head )...yea, I'm pissed at him some..LOL


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    Re: Camp attendance is up 60 percent

    Not bad for a soft economy with a smoking ban
    Skol Vikings! Go Cubs!

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    Re: Camp attendance is up 60 percent

    "Tad7" wrote:
    Not bad for a soft economy with a smoking ban
    Adeqautely articulated my friend.
    Lets hope it translates into ticket sales for real games as well.
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    Re: Camp attendance is up 60 percent

    Good

    Now we need to get all them into the dome and avoid near black outs!

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    Re: Camp attendance is up 60 percent

    Another thought to chew on........

    Maybe interest in the team this year isn't as low as some of the local chucklehead yutz sports hacks want to make it out to be.

    Aside from them and some yutz fans on internet sites, who else is saying this team doesn't have a good shot this year?

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    Re: Camp attendance is up 60 percent

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Another thought to chew on........

    Maybe interest in the team this year isn't as low as some of the local chucklehead yutz sports hacks want to make it out to be.

    Aside from them and some yutz fans on internet sites, who else is saying this team doesn't have a good shot this year?


    ;D
    Which "local chucklehead yutz sports hacks" have been making interest out to be low or saying the Vikings don't have a good shot this year?
    None that I, who actually read the local papers and watch the local guys on TV every single day, have seen.

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    Re: Camp attendance is up 60 percent

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Another thought to chew on........

    Maybe interest in the team this year isn't as low as some of the local chucklehead yutz sports hacks want to make it out to be.

    Aside from them and some yutz fans on internet sites, who else is saying this team doesn't have a good shot this year?


    ;D
    Which "local chucklehead yutz sports hacks" have been making interest out to be low or saying the Vikings don't have a good shot this year?
    None that I, who actually read the local papers and watch the local guys on TV every single day, have seen.

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    You haven't stuck up for those yutz's for quite some time.
    Should be easy for you to find, I typically type yutz in my comments.

    PPO's quick search function should highlight each one for you.
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    Re: Camp attendance is up 60 percent

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    "Zeus" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Another thought to chew on........

    Maybe interest in the team this year isn't as low as some of the local chucklehead yutz sports hacks want to make it out to be.

    Aside from them and some yutz fans on internet sites, who else is saying this team doesn't have a good shot this year?


    ;D
    Which "local chucklehead yutz sports hacks" have been making interest out to be low or saying the Vikings don't have a good shot this year?
    None that I, who actually read the local papers and watch the local guys on TV every single day, have seen.
    You haven't stuck up for those yutz's for quite some time.

    Should be easy for you to find, I typically type yutz in my comments.

    PPO's quick search function should highlight each one for you.

    Ah yes, the last refuge of those who make baseless claims - "Look it up yourself."

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