Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
LMITOUT

Favre = Zygi selling Vikes?

20 posts in this topic

Could the Vikings’ decision to acquire quarterback Brett Favre mean that the team is for sale? At least one sports money expert thinks so.

Mike Ozanian of Forbes.com believes that the arrival of Favre means that Zygi Wilf wants to unload the franchise.

The organization has been a laughingstock for the NFL and Wilf desperately wants to create some positive buzz for his team,” Ozanian writes. “The Vikings play in the antiquated Metrodome and Wilf’s gamble was that he would get taxpayers to build him a new stadium. Taxpayers repeatedly said no way.”

Ozanian thinks that Wilf has waited to long.

“He could have gotten around $850 million for the team a year ago,” Ozanian opines. “But with at least seven NFL team owners looking to sell their teams right now Wilf will be lucky to get $750 million for his debt laden team. Let the laughing continue.

We’re not ready to agree with the notion that Favre’s presence will result in the placement of a “For Sale” sign at team headquarters. If Favre were a decade or so younger, having him under contract over a period of several years might make the team more attractive to a potential buyer.

But this move — even though Favre’s contract might have a two-year duration for cap purposes — is most likely a one-season arrangement. Whoever buys the team wouldn’t have Favre on it.

So we think Favre’s arrival arises from the reality that coach Brad Childress is on the hot seat, and that Favre gives Childress a better chance to remain employed into 2010.

That said, there’s a chance that Wilf has agreed to pay Favre because Wilf has decided to load up the cannon and aim for a league title in 2009. Then, he can try to leverage the success into a new stadium, and he can sell the team if it doesn’t happen.

Still, while winning a championship would definitely create some positive buzz, the Vikings seem to be on the short list of favorites to play in the Super Bowl every three or four years — and when they are they consistently underachieve.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did you write that? crazy

That sounds pretty out there if you ask me!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would be shocked if Zigy would try to sell the Vikes at this time. After a couple good seasons, then maybe. I do believe the Vikes will have a new stadium in 3 years.

I also believe that in a few years, he could get the money he wants for a huge profit. At this time, maybe not.

Now, I have been wrong before but I guess we will just have to wait and see.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I know Ziggy is a big real estate guy. With all of the loses in real estate these days I could see that as motivation to sell the team. I don't think adding Favre would have anything to do with selling the team. He would want the stadium sold out regardless of whether he is trying to sell or not. I hope he keeps the Vikings. He's willing to spend the $$ and take risks. There aren't any other pro franchises in town that do that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

these owners all fall into two categories. those that run the organization to win and those that run the organization to make money. only a few have figured out how to do both.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have NFL mobile on my sprint phone and got the same update sent to me. Who knows? Probably someone feeding the media.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was a Dude that writes for Forbes Magazine that wrote it. What would he know about football....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That does not even make sense. Who would win a championship and just sell the team. If the Vikings win the big one this year that "antiquated" staduim will be stuffed to the gills for at least two more seasons, that equals BIG money two MR. Wilf.

What does Favres presence have to do with the marketability of the franchise? NOTHING. His salary will be paid for by all the sold out games this year, Minnesotans will want to watch this guy play, especially FOR Minnesota. Even if not to win a championship signing Favre is a great Business move, it will fill our "antiquated" stadium, and "drum up excitement."

I was not aware that Forbes had entered the tabloid market. Their sales must be down as of late, becuase that is a bunch of bull.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First they are moving to LA, now they are going to be sold. Someone wake me when the season starts

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The guy who wrote this, Michael K. Ozanian, is the laughingstock around anyone who covers sports.

Yawn....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We have?

Next week after Favre is officially announced as a member of the team you'll see this in front of the Dome:

C21_Yard_Sign.jpg

grin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it just seems fitting to me that a PACKER will lead the vikqueens to the promise land. "GO FARVE NATION"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it just seems fitting to me that a PACKER will lead the vikqueens to the promise land. "GO FARVE NATION"

You must of forgot, the cheese didn't want him anymore! So he is not a Cheesehead anymore. Anyways its good to let your feelings out, it helps with the grieving process!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would guess that Zigy would sell the team for twice the money when they get a new stadium. Until then, no sale as the Farve is not a selling point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He may inflate the price for a month or two but beyond that there is no way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You mean the guy the packers didnt want around anymore?? LOL. Please, if Favre were to take the vikings to the superbowl the joke is on the packers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • We live in some sort of Bizarro world now - Sarah Palin calling Trump sinfully stupid.     Here's another one from Ann Coulter, who literally wrote a book "In Trump We Trust"    
    • You do realize that if the taxes were done that way, the cities would get $2.53 billion richer, and rural areas would get $2.53 billion poorer. The 7 county metro pays substantially more taxes (nearly 2/3 of the states total) than the other 80 counties in Minnesota combined, but only receives roughly half of the state expenditures.   Sorry to break it to you, but rural America is not fiscally solvent. Those citiots you speak of are bankrolling the entire country. It's easy to see on this chart: more urban states are to the left (givers) and more rural states are to the right (takers).  
    • I tried to purchase the screws yetti uses from Fastenal who is their vendor for the screws. They are only sold in large reels designed for a self loading screwgun. I finally called Casey at Glacial lake docks where I purchased my yetti and he sent me out the amount I needed. They work great to add additional fir strips. The plastic used to tie them together comes right off as you screw them in. Hope that helps. 
    • Sorry...was wrong on the specs.   Manufacturer is Core Ice.  It was 1450# for a 12' and 1250# for a 8'.  
    • I believe you want to use a zinc coated or galvanized steel according to the charts.  I'm sure someone will come along to correct me
    • In the back room there is a company that is using bonded foam panels (similar to garage door panels, but really clean looking), and had weights of 1250# for a 12' and 1450# for a 16'.  Aluminum trailer frames that could convert to a skid frame.  Can't recall the name.  I'm sure they were spendy, but I can see a concept like that going somewhere for the hardcore fishing crowd.   Yetti, Firebrand, Big Bite, and Glacier all had really nice display models.      Lots of campers (disguised as fish houses) out there at prices that make me want to jump into the business.  I was in two different manufacturers houses with prices well over $30k that had wire nuts for connections.  That is going to be a fun adventure for someone 2-3 years down the road when they find out their manufacturer saved $15 on their wiring.           
    • Thank you for all the help!  Ended up going with the Marcum VS485C.  After some research, there were a few other Marcums that were on the list (825 & 625), the Aqua Vu HD, and the Pan Cam.  The mini cams from all manufactures weren't what I was looking for, but they are cool and do have their place.     After seeing everything in person, I think the Aqua Vu HD had the best camera/screen.  The Marcums were a little bit behind, but the 825, 625, 485, and Pan Cam had similar real life clarity.  The 485 won out because of the $300 price point vs the others at $450-700, and was almost identical for resolution, other than the HD.
      I honestly think these cameras are all about 5+ years behind in technology in comparison to the broader camera/tv screen market.  Running off a 7-9ah battery is probably one of the limiting factors.  Another may be the cold.  The main reason (IMO) is that the manufacturers are hoping they can incrementally rape us by trickling out technology each year, similar to the computer manufacturers of the 90s/early 2000's.  For the price of a middle of the road underwater camera, I can buy a Chinese made 50" TV (these all have Chinese made 5-8" screens) and a GoPro or Sony Action Cam (which is 10x's the picture quality).       
    • Any newcomers in the wheelhouse business at the Ice show in St. Paul?
    • Im sure it's hard to see through your Liberal tears.  
  • Our Sponsors