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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:27 am    Post subject: Gettin' Zygi with it Reply with quote

For Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf, leadership isnít about doing interviews about the state of the organization. Both Wilfs politely declined to speak for this story.

Itís about placing a symbolic arm around a heartbroken defensive end who suddenly and unexpectedly lost his mother during the season. Itís not about breaking down film and deciding which prospect should be chosen with the teamís first-round draft pick. Itís about sitting quietly in the room and listening while the people they hired to do that job debate the decision. Itís not about standing on the sideline in full view of the television cameras, so the country can see them slapping the backs of their players and congratulating the head coach. Itís about retreating to the privacy of the locker room after the game and handing a necktie to the star of the day.

Spielman: ďJust like any family, when you go through ups and downs or different crises, itís unbelievable the relationship we have to discuss things openly and candidly. Thatís so important to how you get through things. Itís not a business, even though it is a business. You can attribute a lot of success weíre having to the atmosphere we get to work in.Ē

Frazier: ďTheir approach works. Itís good that they trust the people they hire to do their job as opposed to micromanaging the situation. Itís refreshing in a lot of ways.Ē

ďThey treat our players more than just players. Theyíre people they care about. Our players sense that. Thatís why when Zygi came in and talked about the passion he has for this team and this organization, that resonated with them. Theyíve seen tangible evidence in the way he treats our players. When some owners talk about it being a family atmosphere, you take it with a grain of salt. Our players know it for a fact. When they deal with certain issues, Zygi, Mark and the Wilf family really care about whatís going on in their lives.Ē

http://min.scout.com/2/1254603.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great post, VD. I enjoyed reading that and like that this is the kind of team we have become. This is soooooo much more preferable to the old Red McCheaperson days.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Couldn't be prouder to say the Vikings are owned by the Wilf's. They are financially invested, genuinely happy when there is success, yet do not panic when there isn't.

Teams like the Cowboys (extremly hands-on owner), Packers (have no face to speak for the organization), Bears (have frugal ownership), Redskins (knee-jerk owner) would be so lucky to have the Wilf's own them.

Applause Kudo's to them!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaulWall_23 wrote:
Couldn't be prouder to say the Vikings are owned by the Wilf's. They are financially invested, genuinely happy when there is success, yet do not panic when there isn't.



On the football side, the Wilfs approved spending for a set of officials to be at every practice after the Vikings struggled the previous season with penalties.

They also heeded calls from veterans and Frazier to install new turf in the practice facility, a surprise that was waiting for the team when it returned from the bye week in November.

They also provided a bigger, more comfortable private plane for the teamís longer road trips to Seattle and Houston this season in addition to sparing no expense when Spielman set his sights on an important free agent or re-signing a core player.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they just really enjoy owning a football team. They're probably having a blast.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

El Raymundo wrote:
I think they just really enjoy owning a football team.



Money, get away
Get a good job with more pay
And your O.K.

Money, it's a gas
Grab that cash with both hands
And make a stash

New car, caviar, four star daydream
Think I'll buy me a football team


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
El Raymundo wrote:
I think they just really enjoy owning a football team.



Money, get away
Get a good job with more pay
And your O.K.

Money, it's a gas
Grab that cash with both hands
And make a stash

New car, caviar, four star daydream
Think I'll buy me a football team


Pink Floyd, 1972


BIG Floyd fan when I was younger! Great music, great memories!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more than two years after the Wilfs elevated Frazier, and seven seasons after they acquired the franchise, they have their coach, and the makings of the organization of their dreams. They have one of the five youngest rosters in the league. In one season, they improved from 3-13 to 10-6 and made the playoffs. In the past season, they beat every team in the talented NFC North, as well as the San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans.

Frazier and General Manager Rick Spielman have built a team that promises sustainable success, and an organization that is distancing itself from its sordid history and conducting itself with class.

The Vikings have found their coach. They have built a strong organization. They have assumed a classy persona. They have acquired financing for a new stadium.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/185826712.html?refer=y
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good ownership. Very good.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Wilf: "I think we're in a situation, we feel structurally in the organization, we're in a place where we feel comfortable. We feel we made a lot of great strides in 2012. It was a great season. Obviously, a disappointing ending. But we feel we have a foundation and a strong core for the future here. We're going to work very hard in 2013 to get it to the next level."

http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Contract_talks_set_to_open_between_Vikings_and_coach_Leslie_Frazier010813
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