The NFL is bringing in the big guns, Roger Goodell and Art Rooney, to try and talk some sense into MN politicians. Good luck with that. In a sign that things have turned seriously pessimistic on the stadium's prospects, Lester Bagley, the Vikings, and the league have begun a full frontal assault starting with NFL Executive V.P. Eric Grubman making the media rounds today to say the time to act is now, to not wait, and don't believe that this deal can get done later. Grubman kept saying that the NFL doesn't threaten, then went on to describe, on ESPN 1500, what will happen next, and it certainly was a threat for the Vikings to leave Minnesota. Bagley has asked what else can the Vikings do, and said there is no next year. Whether it's perceived as a direct or an implied threat, the Vikings and the NFL now need to play the relocation card. Cleveland thought they could wait, too, as they built new venues for the Cavs and Indians, and then lost their Browns, only to regret it and build a new stadium, getting an NFL team, and the Browns' name back a few years later. The Vikings, if they leave, will probably be gone from Minnesota as their home forever, name and all. The Wilfs have been more than patient and well-mannered throughout this whole process, but now the gloves must come off, and fans need to help keep our Vikings in Minnesota. The Stars in Dallas aren't north, and there aren't many lakes in Los Angeles, and not many Vikings, either, for now. Contact your representatives and make your feelings known, http://www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/legdir.aspx
, or let your favorite team go the way of the Lakers and North Stars.