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Paul Allen, radio voice of the Minnesota Vikings, joins the show to give us a glimpse of the man behind the microphone. PA’s headed into his 14th season calling games for the Purple, has been the race announcer at Canterbury Park for over 20+ years, and is host of the 9-Noon program on KFAN 100.3.

We dive into PA’s background and get the story of his journey to where he is today, chat a little about the 2015 Vikings draft and what happens with Adrian Peterson, get a STONE COLD HOT TAKE from the man, and even dive into a little ponies and poker talk.

All that and other “HE’S LOOSE” chatter on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

Wednesday was a sllllow news day.

Thursday might be the opposite.

Reports emerged via KFAN that the Vikings, the City of Minneapolis, and the State of Minnesota are close to reaching an agreement which would formulate a bill to be presented to legislature.  It is expected that the various parties involved are working late into Wednesday night and an announcement will be made on Thursday.

In fact, a press conference has already been scheduled at the Capitol at 9:00 a.m. Central Lutefisk Time.

According to KFAN’s report, the bill proposes a stadium built adjacent to the existing Metrodome and lays out a three to four year construction timeline.  The Vikings would have to play on season at TCF Bank Stadium under this plan.

The total cost of the project is expected to be about $975 million with the Vikings organization taking on half of those costs and half of the operating costs.  At this point, no details are known about how the public funds portion of this bill is set up.

Don’t get too excited, as the legislature still has to, you know, vote and stuff.

This still has a ways to go.

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