The Vikings stadium saga is my least favorite topic to write about. I'd rather write about Fred Smoot's finest moments in a Minnesota uniform than the stadium issue. But tonight's events leave me with little choice.
I have no deep analysis on this one at this point. But I think Kevin Seifert has a good take on it here as the state of Minnesota's House Government Operations Committee voted 9-6 against the stadium bill on Monday.
If the Vikings are going to get a taxpayer-funded stadium built in Minnesota, they are going to have to use a different strategy than the one they've employed up to this point. The Vikes will play the 2012 season in Minnesota, but where they will be beyond that will cast a large shadow over the team in the coming months – just as it did last season and the season before that and the season before that.
The Wilf's haven't played the relocation card in many months. But as Seifert points out, that could change after Monday's development.