With some smart play Sunday, the Vikings have locked themselves into the #3 spot in the upcoming draft. But the biggest story of 2012 for the Vikings is the promotion of Rick Speilman to GM. While other teams that finished with similar records are firing coaches and GM's ( Bears, Colts, Rams, Fins ) the Wilf family is showing the NFL how to run a spiraling franchise, you don't fire people you promote people. That in turn, is how to get the team a new stadium, in California.