Fox Sports’ Fabien Barthez lookalike Jay Glazer reported Wednesday evening the Packers have filed tampering charges with the NFL, claiming improper communication between the Vikings and Green Bay’s still-under-contract QB Brett Favre. As you might expect, Minnesota has denied the charges, while the Star-Tribune’s Sid Hartman gushes “Memo to Vikings owner Zygi Wilf: “You want a stadium, put Favre in a Vikings uniform.” Presumably, the venerable Sid would not advise the Tampa Rays to sign Barry Bonds.
The agenda at Thursday’s meeting of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission includes the selection of an architect and a construction management firm to plan for a multi-purpose facility on the Metrodome site.
If there is a favorable vote at the meeting, there will be a request for proposals from qualified firms. The commission would select the successful bidder on Aug. 21, and the Legislature would get the cost estimates and other necessary information when it meets next year.
So maybe the odds are against the Vikings acquiring Favre, but without a doubt, the chances of the team getting that new stadium would improve overnight with No. 4 in a Vikings uniform.