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Talks With Parcells “Never Happened”

Co-Owner of the Minnesota Vikings, Mark Wilf, took time this weekend to try and squash rumors that the Vikings had, at some point, pursued Bill Parcells to run their football team.

He went as far as to say that the reported event “never happened” and then went on to gush about the man they hired, Rick Spielman.

“From A to Z, he has all the tools you need to run a football operation,” Wilf said Saturday. “We felt he was the perfect choice to be our general manager. Rick has the ability to follow through on a plan. He’s disciplined, but will be aggressive when he has to. It’s a plan that we’re all comfortable with. We’re following his lead.”

Look, I’m not calling Mark Wilf a liar, but even if they had been in talks before settling on Spielman what else is he going to say at this point in time?  Whether or not the Vikings talked to any other candidates will have no impact on how the owners talk publicly about Spielman now that he is their man.

After all, with the most important Vikings Draft in recent memory right around the corner, we wouldn’t want to see season ticket holders lose whatever faith they might have in this organization’s ability to turn things around.

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Adam Warwas

Adam Warwas (Founder) has been writing about the Vikings for a total of eight years. Five of those years have been here at Vikings Territory where he continues to surround himself with enough talented individuals that people keep coming back. As proud as he is of what Vikings Territory has become, his real treasures are in his home... a beautiful wife and three amazing children (and a dog named Percy).

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  1. Ok Adam I’ll say it, I guess the nice way to put it is Mark Wilf isn’t telling the truth, how’s that? The amount of faith they’re puting in Ricky is a little spooky. Maybe he’s gotten older and wiser, I sure hope so.

  2. Adam,
    Sounds like he is trying to cover up his tracks. I know the Wilfs are good at reality, But i,m not sold on them running a football team, I hope Johnny’s right and I hope Rick is wiser…

  3. Don’t know why this non-story is still getting attention. Besides, the ball is in the State of Minnesota’s to keep the Vikes. The Wilf’s have done all they could, now it’s the states’ turn.

  4. After tonights vote say hello to the L.A. Vikings. Stupid Minnesota!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I think North Dakota, with it huge surplus, should buy the Vikings and build a new stadium in Fargo.