Been wondering what the latest news is on the stadium situation? Wonder no more. I’ve got it right here in my peanut butter-coated fingers. Get ready for it, cause it’s a big-time announcement. Governor Mark Dayton has given Ramsey County and Minneapolis until 5 PM, January 12 to submit stadium proposals complete with financing details!
“It is now time to finalize the proposals of Arden Hills/Ramsey County and the City of Minneapolis, so that the Legislature can compare them, decide between them and act to make one of them a reality,” Dayton declared in a letter.
The key phrase there is “act to make one of them a reality.” But which one will it be? Behind door #1, Zygi’s Arden Hills dream stadium. Behind door #2, a downtown stadium everyone will hate within three years. I’ve always wanted to be Monty Hall.
Now I’ve got this image in my head of Dayton holding up two sets of proposals, his eyes shifting from one to the other, the look on his face getting more-and-more puzzled. Can’t we just sell fake stock and use the money to build a stadium? Oh that’s right, only the Packers are allowed to scam their fans like that. Drat.