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Tice out: Vikings fire head coach after 9-7 campaign

Updated: January 2, 2006, 3:38 PM ET
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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings became an embarrassment on Mike Tice's watch, with a ticket scalping scandal, the infamous lake cruise and a Whizzinator somewhere in between.

There weren't enough wins to cover up the ugliness, and now Tice is out of a job.

Owner Zygi Wilf fired Tice after Sunday's victory over Chicago capped a disappointing 9-7 season in which the Vikings, a trendy preseason pick to go to the Super Bowl, missed the playoffs.

The news wasn't a ...

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