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Minnesota Vikings Stadium: Does Limbaugh Want A Piece Of The Vikings?

It may be something, it may be nothing. . .but conservative political pundit Rush Limbaugh had former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty on his radio program today (as Pawlenty has announced his intentions to run for the Presidency), and the subject of the Vikings came up.

According to the transcript of the show on Limbaugh's website, Limbaugh asked Pawlenty how much of the new Vikings' stadium he thought should be financed by the public. Pawlenty then said to Limbaugh. . .and this is the direct quote. . ."The rumor is you're gonna buy 'em and move 'em. Is that true?" Limbaugh then dodged the question, saying that the interview was about Pawlenty, and that was pretty much the end of things.

If you'll recall, Limbaugh was part of a group that was attempting to purchase the St. Louis Rams in 2009, along with St. Louis Blues' owner Dave Checketts. There were objections to his involvement, even though he was only going to be a limited partner, but he was eventually dropped from the group.

As I said, it's not really clear how much smoke there is attached to this fire, or if there's even any fire at all. But with a personality as big as Limbaugh's, there's going to be coverage of it regardless of how serious things actually are. If there is any further development to this story, you can bet we'll have it here.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.