Imagine two people player poker and both players put some cards down and get their replacements. Then instead of just checking one player goes all in.
Now, the other player is thinking is he bluffing or does he actually have a good hand? In this case the guy that just went all in isn’t just bluffing he is holding a royal flush.
That in essence is the situation in Minnesota as the Vikings with Tuesday press conference announcing that Ramsey County will be the site of their new stadium has put all the pressure on the Minnesota State government.
The Vikings have a royal flush in hand as if a deal isn’t reached by the end of the current legislative season they will just simply move to Los Angeles after the 2011 regular season as it looks like a new stadium will build a new stadium once they have a new team. Thus, any which way Vikings owner Zygi Wilf wins.
So, now the Minnesota State government has two choices. First, pass a stadium bill and give the Vikings what they want. The other option would be do nothing at all and watch the Vikings move.
In the end, don’t worry people of the Minnesota State government its not like there are hundred of jobs and thousands of dollars in tax revenue on the line.