The Minnesota Vikings have been looking for a new stadium for a while.
However, a new idea has come along and the Vikings should jump on it.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, via ProFootballTalk.com, United States Representative Paul Kohls suggested that the Metrodome be sold to the Vikings for one dollar.
To own the stadium and land that it is on is shrewd business as it is how McDonalds has made its billions by owning the land the franchisees’ restaurant is on and make them pay a lease.
What the Vikings could do is stay in the Metrodome for a couple more years while at the same time purchase up land for a new stadium.
Once they have enough land build a new stadium, knock the old one down, and build office space that it could rent out, and make money from leases.
In the end if the Vikings pass on this they are good as gone.
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gaile confirmed that he would like a veteran quarterback.
However, that is merely just a stop gap while he grooms a rookie quarterback.
Giving a rookie time to develop behind a veteran usually is the way to go, but to limit themselves to that would be foolish.
Even the right rookie quarterback can come in and do well with a good defense and running game.
However, this will all depend on what Gailey thinks of the current quarterbacks.
Things can change if Gailey looks at film and sees mistakes in his opinion are easily correctable.
Could we see Edwards again in 2010?
Yes, that is a good possibility and even though he looked like a mess he should be given a chance to see how he develops under a legitament offensive coach like Gailey.
In the end everything depends on what Gailey sees in the weeks to come.
Former National Football League Players Association executive director Gene Upshaw that an uncapped 2010 season would be a gold mine for players, which many experts disputed.
Well it has now been proven that Upshaw was wrong, and the experts were right.
According to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger, the New York Giants cut linebacker Antonio Pierce.
That is right the team with one of the most amount of revenue just actually cut a starting player in a uncapped year.
The fact of the matter is that owners are determined to lockout the players and send them a message that if they want back on the field it will be their way.
Also, teams know that the real way to build a winner is thrrough the Draft as football is about chemistry and teamwork.
In the end the only thing that will happen is that many players will start losing money.
National Football League Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith has been skeptical of the claim by NFL owners that there are several clubs struggling.
With what Howard Blazer of Globe-Democrat.com, via ProFootballTalk.com, is reporting players are in trouble.
Blazer reports that the actual value of the Saint Louis Rams is between $725-730 million, which is down almost $200 million from what Forbes reported in 2009.
That means the Rams are one of those teams struggling to make ends meet thanks to player salaries.
If the Rams are stuggling you can be sure that the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, and possibly even the Houston Texans are struggling.
The Buffalo Bills are bot struggling yet due to no sub stantial debt, but profit margains are dwindiling down.
In the end the NFLPA better get ready to get bent, because the only there is gonna be football in 2010 is when the players realize they are gonna have to take the owners bad deal.
Being a former high school football player I know that every team from high school to the National Football League has their own pregame little chant.
However, the one that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is awesome.
TMZ, via ProFootballTalk.com, caught it on video when Brees was at a bar celebrating their Superbowl.
I caught the tail end of thr chant when CBS cut to it when the Saints were at the end of it.
I was wondering how it went, but after reading it I am just amazed.
Brees aparantly made it up after visiting Marines at Guantanamo Bay.
What Brees did is what great athletes in any sport do as they take eomething that is inspirational and makes it their own.
In the end Brees is one special player.
Saint Louis Rams fans have been on edge about the possibility that whoever the the next owner is would move them out or town.
With what Bernie Miklasz of the Saint Louis Post Dispatch, via ProFootballTalk.com, is reporting Rams fans can breath easy now.
According to the report Shahid Khan has entered in an agreement with the Rams current ownership to buy the team.
Khan lives in Urbana, Illinois, which is two hours away, and is a Rams fan that wants the team to remain where they are.
Now, don’t get me wrong as Khan will use the threat of moving the team to uprade the Rams’ stadium when the clause in the lease stating the Rams must in top 15 in stadium revenues comes up.
That threat will be hollow and nothing more than a means to an end.
In the end Los Angeles develop Ed Roski can cross a team off his list of potential candidates to move to LA.