NFL Rumors: Minnesota Vikings Offered a New Home in Los Angeles

Brandon GriffinCorrespondent IDecember 1, 2010

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf on the field before  ESPN Monday Night Football September 11, 2006 in Washington.  The Minnesota  Vikings defeated the Redskins  19 - 16.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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The Minnesota Vikings, widely regarded as the league's soap opera with the drama between Brett Favre and former coach Brad Childress, were offered a shot at taking their team to Hollywood.

Two different groups were reported to have approached the team wanting to move them to LA, which is the second largest market in the nation

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf wants to build a sports complex that resembles LA live, but does not want to move the team away from Minnesota.

This could be great news to the Minnesota faithful, because how many people would rather take on the harsh Minnesota winters than the sweet summer sun of LA? Luckily for everyone who is ready to move into next season and get a franchise quarterback, Zygi Wilf doesn't want to move.

The team's lease to play in their current stadium, the Metrodome, runs out next year. The team has been looking around to build a new stadium, as the Golden Gophers and Twins have done in recent years. So, Vikings fans, you can rejoice as your team is more than likely not moving to LA to try to sell their act to the big screen.

Maybe with a new quarterback and a new stadium the team can find a new life. Of course, that will have to wait until a new stadium is built and Brett Favre retires—whichever takes longer.

 

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