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Minnesota Vikings ramp up P.R. efforts

Minnesota's stadium drama rolls on. The Vikings' lease may or may not be expiring and the team is eager to get a deal done. Saturday the team posted a rabble-rousing, two-minute clip to appeal for support from Minnesota residents.
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Minnesota's stadium drama rolls on. The Vikings' lease may or may not be expiring and the team is eager to get a deal done. Saturday the team posted a rabble-rousing, two-minute clip to appeal for support from Minnesota residents.

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