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Solving Minnesota’s Stadium Quandary

By Eric Nelson
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MINNEAPOLIS – Sports Nuggets from the Land of 10,000 Stadium debates…
 

  • The solution to Minnesota’s stadium quandary is simple and far less costly than the current ideas being floated around.  Gameday Gold’s proposal would reduce the project’s final tab by an estimated $380 million.  GDG does not want the Vikings to  leave Minny and join the Lakers in Los Angeles, so here is our plan…
  • Build the Vikings an open-air stadium in Arden Hills. The approximate cost would be $700 million…
  • This venue would also be used for MLS soccer, outdoor concerts and other events. The Vikings can put a team Hall of Fame in the stadium, and conduct year-round tours, like Lambeau Field in Green Bay.  Get creative and there could even be graduations, weddings and other things staged in the new purple playpen…
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    Week 11 Vikings vs Raiders • Pregame Interviews

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    Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings QB Joe Webb, WR Devin Aromashadu, CB Asher Allen, S Jamarca Sanford, OG Chris DeGeare and DE Everson Griffen. Press conference with Coach Fraizer and QB Christian Ponder before this week’s Vikings vs Raiders game in Minneapolis.

    Eric Nelson and Tommy Treloar preview the Vikings vs Raiders game 11-17-11

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    Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings WR Joe Webb 11-16-11

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    Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings WR Devin Aromashadu 11-16-11

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    Perfect Packers Pummel Vikings

    By Eric Nelson
    GAMEDAY GOLD

    GREEN BAY, WI — Sports Nuggets from  the NFL’s North Pole..
    • In Green Bay it is all Packers, all the time. The team’s trademark “G” logo is everywhere in this city of 104,057. It is visible on car flags, mailboxes, houses, garages, barns, tractors, caps, jerseys and anything else that can display Packer passion.  Hop in a car and cruise the streets of Titletown and you could find yourself on Lombardi Avenue, Holmgren Way or Favre Pass.
    • Soon, there could be a Rodgers Road. If Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers continues to put up cartoon-like passing numbers, he will definitely get his own street.
    • In fact Rodgers is so good, a street bearing his name might not do him justice. Maybe Green Bay should rename I-43, the Rodgers Highway…
    • Monday night Rodgers talents were on full display. Rodgers completed 23 of 30 passes for 250 yards and threw four touchdown passes in Green Bay’s  45-7 pummeling of the Minnesota Vikings. Rodgers has 28 TD passes this season, most in the NFL…

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    Key Plays of the Game

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    Key Plays:  Packers 45, Vikings 7

    by Scott Bertsch
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    13:42 left in first quarter:
    WR Randall Cobb scores on a nifty 80 yard punt return

    Play behind the play – On third down Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe appears to be hit early on a pass by QB Christian Ponder but no call is made.  ESPN announcers said there was “a lot of contact” and a “hold could have been called”.  Instead, the Vikings punt to Cobb who takes it to the house Read more

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    Week 10 Vikings vs Packers • Postgame Interviews

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    Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Jenkins, TE Kyle Rudolph, Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley, S Charlie Peprah, S Morgan Burnett and CB Charles Woodson following the Viking loss. Tommy Treloar interviews Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gehart and Packers DE Ryan Pickett, TE Kyle Rudolph, Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley Plus, Post-game press conferences with Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder and Coach Leslie Frazier and postgame group interview with Vikings DE Jared Allen and CB Asher Allen.
     

    Gameday Gold’s Eric Nelson and Tommy Treloar recap Green Bay’s 45-7 win over Minnesota on Monday night at Lambeau Field.

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    Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings WR Michael Jenkins 11-14-11

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    Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph 11-14-11

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    Eric Nelson interviews Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley 11-14-11

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    Week 10 Vikings vs Packers • Pregame Interviews

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    Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe, OT Phil Loadholt, OT Charlie Johnson and WR Greg Camarillo. Plus, press conferences with Coach Leslie Fraizer and QB Christian Ponder before this week’s Vikings vs Packers game in Green Bay.

    Eric Nelson and Tommy Treloar preview the Vikings vs Packers game 11-11-11

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    Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe 11-10-11

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    Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt 11-10-11

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    Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings OT Charlie Johnson 11-10-11

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    Cheesehead Envy: Even Minnesota fans
    know that Wisconsin teams are good

    By Eric Nelson
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    MINNEAPOLIS–Sports Nuggets from Wisconsin’s jealous neighbor to the west…
    • Usually when Minnesota and Wisconsin sports fans get together, they throw verbal darts at each other. Packer backers laugh at the Vikings, Gopher fanatics tear down the Badgers, and Brewer rooters rip the Twins. This hasgone on for years and has fostered plenty of acrimony on both sides of the border…
    • However, these days the border barbs don’t come as often from the Minnesota side.  The Vikings, Gophers and Twins are struggling, while the Packers, Badgers and Brewers are rolling…

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    Taste of the Vikings

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    Gameday Gold’s Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, RB Toby Gerhart and the Legendary Minnesota Vikings RB Chuck Foreman who played in three Super Bowls and is in the team’s ring of honor from Taste of the Vikings at Mall of America on Monday night.
     
     

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    Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier 11-8-11

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    Eric Nelson interviews Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart 11-8-11

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    Eric Nelson interviews Legendary Minnesota Vikings RB Chuck Foreman 11-8-11

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    Tommy Treloar interviews Minnesota Vikings NT Fred Evans 11-8-11

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    Tommy Treloar interviews interviews Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder 11-8-11

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