Here is some good humor on the official Vikings blog from a Vikings fan confessing to wanting his private entertainment publicly subsidized:
By Dave on Dec 29, 2011
@ bleeding purple I figured but you never know. This is great although idk if its true because they JUST elected a new head of senate or w/e its called. At this point in time it seems as though its inevitable that a stadium in MN will happen. A few months ago i was drinking my sorrows away.
Idk if anyone is as crazy as me but i have been following MN news about the gov. issues and have been commenting frequently. Theres a few guys and girls that just pi$$ me off with their stupid comments about “bailing millionaires out”. One of them being Ed Kohler ( who i cant STAND). I understand that taking money from citizens is awful….i understand that but for some like most of us, vikings football is wonderful, regardless of the recent dark and dismal seasons. I love my team and if they leave MN, I will not give the nfl another penny from my pocket…you can count on that.
I do give Dave some credit. If he’s not willing to give the NFL another penny if they move the team, it sounds like he understands that, in the end, the choice of whether to stay or go is Zygi Wilf’s. If Vikings fans aren’t willing to pay enough for tickets to help Wilf meet his arbitrary profit margin goals, it’s not the government’s responsibility to make up the difference.
Are fans willing to pay what it takes to build Zygi a new stadium? It certainly doesn’t sound like it, based on the demands of people like Cory Merrifield, who keeps begging for gambling dollars to subsidize his season tickets.