Monday, December 7, 2009

A Lump Of Coal For the Infamous

December 7th, a day of Infamy. December 7th, Pearl Harbor Day. The Japanese bombed our fleet in Hawaii and pushed us into WW2. I can hear the voice of FDR saying, not not from life but from old recordings, "Today shall live on as a day of infamy".

Yesterday was December 6th and the Vikings got pretty beat up by Arizona. I'm not sure if that was their Waterloo, Day of Infamy, or they just got a lump of coal in their stockings from Saint Nick.
I hated to see them lose but it probably won't stop Vikings owners from demanding a new stadium anyway. They have already made that bid and announced they aren't renewing the Metrodome lease. (Make that Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome @ Mall of America). It's hard to imagine the Los Angeles Vikings. It probably was hard to imagine the Los Angeles Lakers years ago too. Remember, they were Minneapolis Lakers originally. LA doesn't even change the name. At least Texas was clever enough to drop the North from North Stars before adopting those guys.

So here we sit with a wealthy sports franchizer who wants an almost billion $$$ stadium. The state is not in good financial health and the needs are many. Where can that $$$$ come from? My bet is we will get state owned casinos. It has been proposed by one legislator. After all, why not steal the major source of income from the Native American tribes? We Vikings need our football. Perhaps we could offer to rename the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome @ Mall of America Field the Zygi Wilf Superdome @ Vikings Field.

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