Let this day, May 20th 2014, go down in Minnesota sports infamy.
First it was the storied Minneapolis Millers securing their 1896 Baseball Championship. Then it was the Minneapolis Lakers bringing home the NBA title to the State of 10,000 Lakes in 1949 through 1954. The Minnesota Twins even got in on the action, winning two World Series titles in 1987 and 1991. The St. Paul Saints laughed at those MLB accolades, crowning themselves Northern League Champions for four years from 1993 through 2004. Even the Women’s National Basketball Association saw a queen come to the Twin Cities, as the Minnesota Lynx have formed a female dynasty of winners in recent years. But NONE of these achievements can even come close to the exhulatation felt by Minnesota sports fans, when it was announced Tuesday afternoon that after decades of hardship, Minnesota’s NFL team, the Minnesota Vikings, have finally won a Super Bowl!! … Selection.
That’s right, Vikings fans. Look around you. Remember these faces, these details of the day. Remember the muggy temperatures, the first signs of summer breaking through a rainy May. Recall the scent of freshly cut grass as residents of the Twin Cities began crawling out of their winter slumber to meet neighbors, perform yard work, and remember what the sun looks like. Remember the smile you saw on their faces as they heard the news – Minnesota has won the Super Bowl!! … Rights in 2018.
In February of 2018, the great state of Minnesota will be the focal point of the entire universe, as the Super Bowl and Minnesota become one. After years of wishing for this to happen, Vikings fans can now weep tears of joy that “Minnesota” and “Super Bowl” and “winner” can be spoken in the same sentence. … When referencing which state won the event selection.
Beating out stalwarts Indianapolis and New Orleans, highly preferred destinations that the Super Bowl loves to associate with, Minnesota brass were absolutely beside themselves when they were announced Super Bowl winners. … Of the selection to host a game, not actually receive the trophy. Only once has Minnesota been this close to a Championship before, when they hosted the Super Bowl in 1992. A cold, snowy event transpired, and it became as ugly as the team’s other appearances in the actual game itself; a certifiable loss all around.
But not this time! This time will be different! This time will include a new stadium! And snow! But maybe less of it! And cold! Probably really cold! But skyways! So you’ll never have to see the poors outside! And entertainment at The Seville! And Super Bowl winning quarterbacks! Not from the Vikings team!
Yes, fans, this will be a day to remember. The day in history when Minnesota did the Super Bowl (selection committee) proud. Never forget it.