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09:33 AM ET 10.23 | If the Vikings get rebuked again for a new stadium before the end of the year, it would be surprising if they stay in Minnesota. The team's current attempt for a new venue is expected to be its last. It's clear that the Vikings won't be signing a lease extension at the Metrodome without a new stadium deal in place. Even if Los Angeles were not to work out for the Vikings, don't discount the possibility of San Antonio - home of former Vikings owner Red McCombs - coming up with a sweetheart deal. It's doubtful that McCombs, 84, who sold the Vikings to Zygi Wilf six years ago for $600 million while making a $450 million profit, would try to buy the team back. But he has clout in San Antonio and could become involved if there were an opportunity.

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October 23, 2011  09:35 AM ET

San Antonio Vikings.

October 23, 2011  09:37 AM ET
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San Antonio Vikings.

I knew Vikings traveled far and wide, but San Antonio?

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October 23, 2011  09:42 AM ET
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I knew Vikings traveled far and wide, but San Antonio?

No worse than a team named after all those lakes in LA?

October 23, 2011  09:43 AM ET
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I doubt they end up in SA. It's LA or bust.

I am inclined to agree. The NFL seems determined to get back into the NFL market and I don't see S.A. being on the NFL radar.

October 23, 2011  09:43 AM ET
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No worse than a team named after all those lakes in LA?

Or the Trolleys.

October 23, 2011  09:43 AM ET
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I am inclined to agree. The NFL seems determined to get back into the NFL market and I don't see S.A. being on the NFL radar.

*back into the LA market, sorry

October 23, 2011  09:44 AM ET
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Or the Trolleys.

or that hub of Jazz called Salt Lake City.

October 23, 2011  09:44 AM ET
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or that hub of Jazz called Salt Lake City.

LOL!!

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October 23, 2011  09:49 AM ET
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*back into the LA market, sorry

Isn't the CFL looking to expand???

October 23, 2011  09:49 AM ET
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They already have Dallas and Houston, adding a 3rd team in Texas isn't a huge priority.

Wouldn't think so, but San Antonio is a nice place to visit, adding an NFL team could only help it's tourism.

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October 23, 2011  09:51 AM ET
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In fairness, the Jazz started out in New Orleans before moving to Utah. They just never changed the name.

I'm a football fan and I'm a Mormon...<not really but find the commercials amusing...>

October 23, 2011  09:52 AM ET
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LOL!!

I was born in 72, when I was a kid, I collected trading cards from a few sports, I looked them over years later and saw that I have cards from teams that no longer exist. I didn't know that Buffalo had an NBA team and I didn't know where some teams were located before I started to really watch sports.

October 23, 2011  09:52 AM ET
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In fairness, the Jazz started out in New Orleans before moving to Utah. They just never changed the name.

What's worse, not changing a team name when moving (when it doesn't make sense) or moving to another State and keeping the original State's name (Giants, Jets)?

October 23, 2011  09:53 AM ET
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In fairness, the Jazz started out in New Orleans before moving to Utah. They just never changed the name.

Yea sometimes they don't change names when they move. Still, Utah and Jazz ... It'd be like having a sun belt hockey team named after something involving ice and snow.

 
October 23, 2011  09:53 AM ET

This was rumored a few years ago, and it never happened. This sounds like speculation/wishful thinking by the author.

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