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Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2001

Charley Walters: Don't print that

Pioneer Press

Don't print that *

Mike Lynn, the former Vikings general manager who receives in excess of $300,000 annually from his 10 percent share of Metrodome private-suite rentals, won't get any of the Metrodome's NCAA Final Four suite revenue because the event is exempt from Lynn's deal.

* Selling the Vikings isn't being mentioned as an option for Red McCombs, whose team has been told it won't be getting stadium approval in the current legislative session.

* If the NFL votes to keep the Vikings in the NFC's Central Division at the owners' meetings next week in Palm Desert, Calif., it would indicate that moving to Los Angeles isn't among immediate issues.

* Considering the Vikings' recent transactions, it has been suggested the team use the Twins' new marketing theme, ``Get to know 'em,'' for their players. Overheard

* Team president Gary Woods, asked what the options are if the Vikings don't get a stadium approved in the current legislative session: ``All kinds, I guess -- doing nothing, trying again, and then the dreaded `M' word, the move word. But that's not an option we're even considering. We are still optimistic something can be done in Mi

-- Mark (Karch, March 20, 2001

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