VikingBuzz BLOG: 6/15

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>Will agreement for land near Dome translate into political support?
It would seem like a strong commitment to the average observer, but leave it to the politicians to find a problem with it.  (StarTribune)(Map)

>Vikings to buy 4 blocks near Metrodome...or not?
The Vikings have tentatively agreed to buy four city blocks for $45 million near the Metrodome, with a right of first refusal for another block.  (

>Extension for Williams should be priority
Veteran nose tackle Pat Williams is on board with the team's direction, and head coach Brad Childress likes what Big Pat brings to the party.  So let's close this deal already. (

>Childress talks upcoming season on KFAN
Head coach Brad Childress, or "Chili," talks a little football and the upcoming season.  (KFAN

>Bercich talks Vikings football
Former Vikings' linebacker and assistant coach Pete Bercich talks football with the Common Man.  Bercich takes over the commentary for Joe Senser on Vikings radio broadcasts this season.  (KFAN)

>Greenway ready to answer questions about football
His rookie year wiped out by a knee injury, that's all linebacker Chad Greenway hears about.  He's ready to talk football.  (

>Thoughts and prayers to OT and family
Last Sunday's story about former Viking safety Orlando Thomas and his battle with ALS has touched many.  All of us at Viking Update share in keeping Thomas and his family in our thoughts and prayers.  (StarTribune)

>2007 Viking Children's Fund Golf Tournament
The 2007 VCF Golf Tournament presented by Miller Lite and Qwest was held earlier today at Rush Creek Golf Club in Maple Grove to benefit the Viking Children's Fund.  The tournament was sold-out and played under warm, sunny skies as many current players and coaches as well as Vikings alumni participated in the all-day event.  (

>Gridiron gallop
Tis the season for big-time community service work and the Vikings will hold their inaugural Gridiron Gallop, a 5K fun run/walk, Sunday at Lake Nokomis.  (

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