May 09, 2005

A New New Owner

It’s Ziggy Time in Minnesota. The Strib’s Sid Hartman confirms what wasn’t much of a secret: New Jersey real estate developer Zygmunt Wilf has taken over leadership of the group seeking to buy the Vikings, replacing Reggie Fowler (who will remain in the group).

Not quite sure what to think yet. With questions about both his finances and his resume, Fowler clearly wasn’t going to work out, and Wilf taking over is certainly preferable to the bid collapsing altogether and control of the team reverting to loathsome cheapskate Red McCombs.

With the team vastly improved in the offseason, its divisional opponents weakened, and a new stadium possibly on the way, things actually seem to be looking up for the boys in purple. The only thing standing in the way of a big year is that Mike Tice is still on the sideline.

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 9, 2005 09:08 PM
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