Vikings Staying in Minnesota-Great Move!


As a long time Vikings fan I am very satisfied that the team is staying in Minnesota.  With so much change in the world and almost no loyalty from anyone, anywhere, it just would not have been right for the team to pick up and leave.  That doesn’t mean that 975 million dollars for a new stadium is not an exorbitant amount of money to spend, particularly in a recession but some things, like sports teams, must lie outside the realm of logic and financial reasoning.  And there actually is logical financial reasoning for keeping the team in Missesota, jobs for one.  The Vikings have brought me much happiness over the years despite never having won a superbowl.  Fran Tarkenton, Two Minute-Tommy Krammer.  The Purple People Eaters,  Ahmad Rashad, Sammy White, Chuck Foreman, and the list goes on.  That type of tradition, those types of memories can not be replaced at any cost.  Can anything in life bring so much happiness to so many as sports?  Think about it.  Superbowl Sunday-need I say more?  Yes it is very expensive to attend almost any sporting event but on any given Saturday or Sunday one can sit at home in front of the TV and channel surf sports.  If you are a New York fan, as recently as this past weekend, you could watch The Rangers, Devils, Mets, Yankees and Knicks, not too mention a whole slew of other sports including tennis and golf.  Quite simply, sports makes people happy.  It gives them something to look forward to.  Isn’t that reason enough to fund a new stadium?  Having attended game 4 of the 2001 world series between the Yankees and Diamondbacks, I can say anyone who attended that game will Never Forget It.   It was a moment in time that can never be recaptured.  That’s the beauty of sports.

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