Archive for April 17, 2012
Pretty much the exact same reaction when complete strangers meet me for the first time and find out that I am the person behind Pucking Sports … : /
“Wait… you’re THE Pucking Sports?… oh …..”
Someone should make a Hitler video of him finding out the Canucks are about to get swept out of the NHL Playoffs in the first round by an 8 seed after winning the President’s trophy 2 years in a row. Now that would be funny.
(Star Tribune) The proposed public subsidy package for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium was decisively rejected by a House panel late Monday night, leaving the team and stadium supporters visibly stunned. With the Legislature planning to adjourn in two weeks, the nearly $1 billion stadium plan was left needing an extraordinary injection of support to stay alive at the state Capitol this spring. “Somebody would have to pull a rabbit out of the hat,” said Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, the chief House stadium author. Just one of the House panel’s six DFLers voted for the project, even though Gov. Mark Dayton — himself a DFLer — had made the stadium a legislative priority. But DFLers quickly claimed that outstate Republicans on the panel were more easily able to back the stadium because it would be paid for with gambling revenues and city taxes in Minneapolis. Team officials were clearly disappointed by the vote. “It’s a mistake to think the Vikings and the [National Football League] will continue with the status quo” of playing in the Metrodome without a new stadium, Vikings spokesman Lester Bagley told a large crowd of reporters after the 9-6 vote. Bagley stopped short of saying that the vote could lead the team to leave Minnesota. “We’ve got some time left, and we’ll see what happens,” Bagley said of the legislative session. For the stadium plan to get new life, it likely would need to be resurrected by a Senate panel that considered the proposal last month but did not take action because there weren’t enough votes to approve the project.
What. The. Fuck. This is one of the most frustrating sports developments I’ve ever followed. I seriously just don’t understand what’s so difficult about approving the process of building a new stadium. Like it doesn’t take a fucking economics genius to realize that construction of a new stadium not only adds thousands of jobs for Minnesotans over the next couple years, but it will also boost local sales in surrounding businesses and just add a more lively life into the area, pretty much exactly like Target Field did. Have these people been inside the Metrodome lately? It’s like playing a sports game in the 1980′s and we can’t even keep the roof intact. This shit is all about politics. It always has been, and it always will be. The legislature has told us time after time that they just don’t want the Vikings to stay here. Which is completely disgusting. It’s what we do best in this state. Complain a lot and do absolutely nothing about it.
What do you think Zigi Wilf’s next move is now you ass clowns? He has zero reason to keep the team in Minnesota now, and is actually probably psyched that the new stadium plan was shot down. As an owner, what do you think is more appealing? Staying in a state like Minnesota where it’s obvious that your politicians don’t want you here and are willing to spend as little money as possible. Or moving the team to L.A. with a brand new stadium where all sports teams are treated like royalty. I just don’t fucking understand how stupid these people are. Do these dumb fucks realize how coveted NFL franchises are? And this is exactly what happened with the Minnesota North Stars, only this time, it’s like like we’re not gunna be able to magically get a new team a couple years later.
Just give us our god damn stadium so I can complain about how terrible another Minnesota sports team is for another 25 years. Please do not rob me of this privilege, nay, this right.