Vikings stadium: Crisis rhetoric begins. - Eric Grubman, the NFL's executive vice president, told the Star Tribune's Mark Craig the situation has gotten "very serious" and raised the possibility that Wilf will sell the team to someone who presumably would relocate after the 2012 season.    - Kevin Seifert, ESPN - 04/18/12 10:21 pm

Vikings stadium: Crisis rhetoric begins

In the immediate aftermath of the apparent defeat of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium bill, I suggested it was time for owner Zygi Wilf to dial up the rhetoric and at least begin discussing an endgame for the franchise in Minnesota.

Vikings stadium is corporate welfare. -Minnesotans love the Vikings. That’s a fact. However, the Vikings franchise is owned by a billionaire from New Jersey — one Zygmunt “Zygi” Wilf. Wilf’s net worth is between $310 million, as reported by Sports Illustrated, and $1.3 billion, according to the Democratic Underground.com website. -  - BrainerdDispatch 04/09/12

Vikings stadium is corporate welfare. -Minnesotans love the Vikings. That’s a fact. However, the Vikings franchise is owned by a billionaire from New Jersey — one Zygmunt “Zygi” Wilf. Wilf’s net worth is between $310 million, as reported by Sports Illustrated, and $1.3 billion, according to the Democratic Underground.com website. - - BrainerdDispatch 04/09/12

Zygi Wilf | Piktochart Infographic Editor

Zygi Wilf | Piktochart Infographic Editor

Dayton pushes Vikings stadium for construction jobs. -- by: SID HARTMAN -- Star Tribune -- 3/11/2012 - (9:12 PM)

95 year old (and 70 year employee of Star Tribune) sports columnist Sid Hartman reminisces about 425 Portland in his column.

From left, Zygi Wilf, Mark Wilf, and Leonard Wilf appear in a New Jersey court Monday as Judge Deanne Wilson reads her decision following a two-year civil trial in a 21-year-old lawsuit.

The new women’s empowerment video “Woman’s World” finds the successful 67 year-old shape shifting into women of various ages, races and.

On stadium cost, Vikings owners may not have much skin in the game  by Tim Nelson, MPRNews ---But there hasn't been much discussion about the third leg of stadium financing: the $427 million that the Vikings owners have pledged to the project. Team officials call that part of the deal "private money." But that doesn't mean team owner and East Coast developer Zygi Wilf will necessarily foot the bill.-   04/05/2012

Vikings owners will draw from several sources to pay for stadium

Pic of Vikings owner Zygi Wilf at new stadium’s ceremonial groundbreaking is fantastic (photo)

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and Governor Mark Dayton took part in the ceremonial groundbreaking of the team's new stadium.

MN Governor Mark Dayton, MN Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, and MN labor "thugs" excited about the passing and signing of the bill to fund a new Vikings Stadium

MN Governor Mark Dayton, MN Vikings owner Zygi Wilf, and MN labor "thugs" excited about the passing and signing of the bill to fund a new Vikings Stadium

Vikings, NFL Condone Child Abuse (haikus) "In Minnesota - taxpayers give abusers - brand new stadiums"; "Abuse dogs, you get - suspended; abuse children, - you keep on playing" Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf send America a strong message on child abuse -- the wrong message, but a strong one.

Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf send America a strong message on child abuse -- the wrong message, but a strong one.

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – A New Jersey judge has ordered Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf and their cousin, Leonard Wilf, to pay $84.5 million in damages to former business partners who sued them for fraud over a 1980s real estate deal.

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – A New Jersey judge has ordered Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf and their cousin, Leonard Wilf, to pay $84.5 million in damages to former business partners who sued them for fraud over a 1980s real estate deal.

IUOE Local 49 Business Manager Glen Johnson, MN Vikings Owner Zygi Wilf, and IUOE Local 49 Political Director Jason George at the signing of the MN Stadium funding bill, Monday May 14th, 2012.

IUOE Local 49 Business Manager Glen Johnson, MN Vikings Owner Zygi Wilf, and IUOE Local 49 Political Director Jason George at the signing of the MN Stadium funding bill, Monday May

Glen Johnson, Business Manager of IUOE Local 49, with VIkings Owner Zygi Wilf and Local 49 Political Director Jason George

Glen Johnson, Business Manager of IUOE Local with VIkings Owner Zygi Wilf and Local 49 Political Director Jason George

Running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings, will not play until his legal issues are resolved. Peterson is facing a child abuse charge for causing bodily injuries to his son. Early this week, the team said that Peterson would practice and play in the game this week. A statement today will require him to "remain away from all team activities." The owners Zygi and Mark Wilf believe that this resolution is the best for the team and Peterson.

Peterson won't play until legal issues are resolved

Vikings: Adrian Peterson won't play until legal issues are resolved

Why public funding for a Vikings stadium doesn't make sense - I recognize that many legislators have strong positions on the Vikings stadium issue and many have been tracking the issue closely. However, there are a number of misconceptions about parts of the issue, and many unexamined assumptions that deserve an airing. Before we give $700 million to Zygi Wilf for a new stadium, here is some information that I hope you will consider.- by Senator John Marty - MPR 05/01/12

Why public funding for a Vikings stadium doesn't make sense

Vikings Chairman Zygi Wilf, a busy guy mixing with fans right before a big game!

Vikings Chairman Zygi Wilf, a busy guy mixing with fans right before a big game!

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