The Color Purple

Quote of the Day

"There are teams out there that I'm sure have what you call 'burn lines,' phones that can't be traced, numbers that they've gotten for this lockout to conduct business as usual. "
-- ESPN's Adam Schefter, on contact between NFL players and coaches during the lockout. ("NFL Live," ESPN, 5/9)
Tuesday May 10, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 166 Print This Issue

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  • The Color Purple

    Vikings officials say they cannot support Minneapolis' $1B stadium plan

    Minneapolis officials yesterday unveiled a $1B plan to "build a new Vikings stadium at the Metrodome site, fix up city-owned Target Center and cut property taxes," according to Duchschere, Olson & Brandt of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. The plan includes a "bevy of new or expanded taxes: admission taxes on stadium events, higher street parking fees on game days and extension of a downtown hotel, liquor and restaurant tax citywide." It also would institute a 0.15% sales tax, "similar to one that Hennepin County imposed to help build Target Field." The proposal, introduced by Mayor R.T. Rybak, would have the Vikings paying 45% -- $400M -- of an $895M "roofed stadium on the Dome site." Vikings VP/Public Affairs & Stadium Development Le ...

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    Wizards debut new red, white and blue uniforms.

  • Trying To Earn A Buck

    Cowboys courting Ohio State to supply licensed gear.

  • Hey, Jealousy

    Did "politics" influence CBS' decision to let Gus join Fox?

  • Moving Things Around

    ESPN restructures media operations under Kosner.

  • Sun Block

    TPC rolls out new elements to help fans beat the heat.

  • Just The Messenger

    Writer says "any venom directed" at Goodell is misguided.

  • Another Helping Hand?

    MLB pulls back in adding Dick Freeman to Dodgers.

  • Contact Solution

    Report estimates 25% of NFL players in "regular contact" with assistant coaches.

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