magazine recently ranked NFL teams in order of value with the Minnesota Vikings
coming out at the bottom, due primarily to their home in the much-maligned HHH Metrodome
. "That's simply because of their stadium," Senior editor Michael Ozanian
said. "They have one of the five worst stadium situations in pro football." Forbes puts a $658 million sticker price on the purple, while the beleaguered Washington Redskins
topped the charts at $1.26 billion. The Dallas Cowboys
and New England Patriots
were the other two teams breaching the billion-dollar mark. The Vikes were ranked 30th last year, but Arizona
increased sponsorships and ticket sales, leaving the purple in the cellar.