The NFL Should Be Charged With Sexual Assault, By Minnesotans That Got Screwed

The Super Bowl is over. Most agree it was a very entertaining game. The city of Minneapolis was applauded, for its overall performance, for the 10 day Super Bowl Live. Given temperatures in the single digits, Minnesota proved they embrace winter, and have several activities available, for their winter entertainment. By all accounts the Super Bowl was a success.

It was a super financial success, for the NFL. To begin you have to understand, the NFL is in charge of any and all activities, that relate to the Super Bowl. They presented the Minnesota Super Bowl Committee with a 157 page list of the NFL Super Bowl requirements. Some are over the top, such as their cannot be any mention, of the Vikings, in US Bank stadium, the playing field, or locker room. The NFL actually removes the turf of the Vikings, and the brings in their own turf, which they can cut into small squares and sell as Super Bowl memorabilia.

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Here is just a few of the NFL’s unbelievable requirements.


  • NFL to receive 100% of all the ticket revenue, not subject to any taxes.

  • Provide the NFL with 53,000 parking spaces. Income to NFL, no taxes.

  • Provide each NFL owner with a no cost suite, limo, and van for his staff.

  • Receive a 10% rebate from hotels, within 1 hour, on all hotel income.

  • A data, Wi-Fi, cell, communication center that equals NASA. Mpls Expense

  • Payment of $2.5 Million to cover NFL expense, prior to Super Bowl.

  • Provide security plan with closed roads, barricades, and control center.

  • All concessions and merchandise sales not subject to taxes.

  • Airfare, room, and meals for the NFL staff 2 times prior to the game.

  • Must provide each team with free room & food.

  • Create zone, where no advertising, that isn’t an NFL sponsor, can be exposed.

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Here’s the real kicker; the NFL requires a firm & binding anti-gouging commitment from all participating hotels, caterers, and transportation companies, other than those controlled by the NFL. An example would be a parking spot near the stadium that charges $20 per day on a regular basis, who couldn’t raise prices for the Super Bowl. If the NFL controlled that spot, as part of the spaces required, they could and would charge $100. Bizarre times.

After reading these requirements, do you think Minneapolis benefitted from the Super Bowl, as good as the NFL? An old sports buddy of mine said “you have to pay them, so they can have an opportunity, to help you to part with your money”.

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The Vikings Don’t Have A Quarterback

Now that the Super Bowl is over, and the Vikings have their facilities back ( the Patriots used them), they can begin to deal with who will be their Quarterback in 2018.

You hear the prognosticators, reviewing the pros and cons of Teddy Bridgewater, Sam Bradford, and Case Keenum. They then announce who they think the Vikings should select as their #1 Quarterback. The fact is that it is not up to the Vikings. They will all be free agents in March, meaning the Vikings do not have a Quarterback under contract for 2018. They can sign with whomever they want. This means that the Vikings have a clean Quarterback slate to begin their evaluations.

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Teddy Bridgewater – He was activated off the PUP list with 6 games to go in the regular season. I’m sure he anticipated getting back in the starting lineup, as it was always stated after his injury, he was the franchise quarterback, by everyone. That commitment began to erode each week. If I’m Teddy, I’m a little pissed off the way I’ve been treated, essentially being lied to. I might want to sign with anyone other than the Vikings, to spite them.

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Sam Bradford – Had a great 1st game, then injured prior to game #2, enabling Case Keenum to step in. Had a respectable 2016. Under contract in 2017 for $18 Million. I think he is a good quarterback, but I don’t think much love was shown to him. In view of the way he has been treated, I’m sure he too, wants to be anyplace other than the Vikings.

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Case Keenum – A backup Quarterback his entire career, he was next man up, when Bradford was injured. As he began winning games, his confidence increased, and he improved as a starter. Still, he wasn’t designated as the starter, when both Bradford and Bridgewater were activated. Coach Zimmer would keep all the reporters in limbo, stating it was a game time decision. If I’m Keenum, I might harbor a little animosity, because of the lack of respect, after leading the Vikings to a division title, and a playoff bye.

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So when you conversation about Kirk Cousins, it isn’t far fetched. Without a quarterback under contract, it makes complete sense.