Mark Dayton, Republicans Promise to Pass Vikings Stadium Bill This Year

If you’re like me, you’ve been following the Vikings stadium saga the last few days with half-attention and a tiny bit of annoyance at the hysteria of those who insist on reacting to every minor twist of the story as if it were an earth-shattering development. Well on Thursday there actually was a fairly major development that hopefully will calm the nerves of the Chicken Littles out there. A day after it looked like the prospects for a new Vikings stadium had been dealt a fatal blow, governor Mark Dayton and GOP lawmakers gave the corpse a jolt of new life by promising to get a stadium bill done this year.

Insert joke about what the promises of politicians are worth, remembering to keep it clean.

The Vikings by way of response to this latest semi-breakthrough referred everyone back to their statement of yesterday which expressed the team’s disappointment at recent developments (namely Kurt Zellers’ opposition to a special session) but reiterated for the thousandth time that the team remains committed to getting a new stadium in Minnesota. In other words, the Vikings will have nothing new to say until such time as the legislators get off their butts and do something that involves more than flapping their gums in front of microphones. No doubt this story will take many more twists and turns over the coming months, and no doubt people will overreact to each of these twists and turns in a very irritating way.

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  • handbananna1

    Over react in an irritating way danzinski? Love your articles, but the fact that you’re basically bad mouthing any real, true fans of the Vikings is horrible we overreact because we love our team we have put our hearts into this team I was 11 when Gary Anderson missed a field goal that put us in the super bowl 11 and I remember how my tiny heart felt to this day and I have a bunch of politicians delegating about something they could care less about because no money’s going in their pockets we have less than 60 days basically to get this done and we are expecting these politicians to get it done? Last minute after everything most ppl could care less about? What I’m saying is no one at this point is half listening and if they are they root for the packers when the Vikings don’t play well which I call blasphemy

  • handbananna1

    @tuckerbjt Wow thanks for the reference man that guys not the sharpest tool in the shed lol again that’s blasphemy

  • Daniel0227

    Wow! bob should be shot!

  • Daniel0227

    Just watched the stadium movement on, and I think my blood pressure just shot up to the max. How A deal is not done, and the possable threat, that the vikes move somewhere else is beyond my understanding. The people of minn should protest. And let thier voices fly! All because a bunch of suit dummies have the peoples sayso. I am suprized nobody has went postal yet. Get a freakn deal done. why is there not a donation drive somewhere? This is the worst dissaster the people of minn have EVER faced.

  • handbananna1

    I’m glad to see there are ppl taking this as serious as I am!!!! I’ll see you at the Capitol in 30 days haha