The Minnesota Vikings for several years now have been trying to get public fund to help pay for a new stadium, but it has been to no avail.
With another bill falling on deaf ears in the Minnesota State Legislature Vikings fans can start saying their goodbyes with the Vikings lease with the Metrodome expiring after this year.
According to the Minnesota Star Tribune, via Pro Football Talk, the bill landed with “a thud.
The fact of the matter is that Minnesota’s state government has no interest in doing anything with the Vikings until they solve their budget problems. Also, the bill pitted local governments against each other that way the Vikings would have to pay as little as possible. Finally, on top the Vikings didn’t even like the draft of the bill.
In the end, it looks like Los Angeles will finally get a football team.
Many National Football League teams are pretty secretive when it comes to NFL draft prospects being brought in for visits. That way another team that drafts after them doesn’t trade up to take their guy.
The Detroit Lions transparency on the matter is quite refreshing.
According to the Detroit Free Press, via Pro Football Talk, the Lions announced that they were visited by Aldon Smith of Missouri, Mikel Leshoure of Illinois and DeMarco Murray of Oklahoma. What makes this newsworthy is that the Lions announced this on their website after many years of hiding visits.
It makes no sense to me why teams try to hide their visits, because everyone finds out anyways. The NFL has become very hard for teams to keep a lid on news coming from their team as the NFL has become so popular and people want to know the latest happenings of their favorite team.
In the end, it isn’t secrecy that will bring a Superbowl Championship to a team it is hard work and nailing their draft picks.