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Buffalo Wild Wings petitions to stop NFL lockout

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Perhaps no local company will be more affected if the Minnesota Vikings and the rest of the NFL stay home this season than Buffalo Wild Wings.

The restaurant chain--a favorite locale for eating wings while watching sports, as we documented in our recent cover story, "The Wing to Power"---stands to lose heavily if there is no football. We're not exactly clear on what effect the chain hopes to have on the NFL's decision, but so far 1,834 people have "liked" the petition on Facebook.

"We're not taking sides," the petition reads. "We just want a football season. So join the movement and help us ensure that there is one."

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