Minneapolis wins the Super Bowl (sort of): Top tweets
You could feel the tension through your computer monitor as the NFL owners convened in Atlanta today to decide which city gets Super Bowl 52.
The smart money coming into today was that New Orleans was the front runner. After all, the city was 10 for 10 in Super Bowl bids, and 2018 represents the 300th anniversary of N'awlins's founding. But in a refreshing change of pace, a Minnesota sports entity actually pulled off an upset, and in the second round of voting, Minneapolis was awarded the big game.
As you'd imagine, Twitter was blowing up before, during, and after each of the three cities in the mix made its pitch (Indianapolis was the third) and the owners voted. So in tried-and-true fashion, below are the 20 most entertaining tweets we saw.
20. This argument apparently didn't hold water with the NFL owners
-- Peter Dunn (@PeteThePlanner) May 20, 2014
19. Where would you rather take a trip to in February -- Minneapolis or New Orleans?
Really looking forward to the Minnesota Super Bowl weekend party scene: pic.twitter.com/tlKs9kVLHb
-- Robert Klemko (@RobertKlemko) May 20, 2014
Please include this photo in the official Super Bowl program pic.twitter.com/u6NjEXDPLQ
-- Keith Harris (@useful_noise) May 20, 2014
Minnesota's Super Bowl will begin with a ceremonial missed field goal from Gary Anderson.
-- Ryan Nanni (@celebrityhottub) May 20, 2014
Minneapolis Super Bowl: Halftime show -- Prince, Bob Dylan and the Replacements.
-- Matt Zimmer (@mattyzimmer) May 20, 2014
(For more, click to page two.)
If I'm not the 1st person to joke that hosting the 2018 Super Bowl is as close as the Vikings will ever get to one, I'm OK being the 3,208th
-- Mike Prentiss (@mwprentiss) May 20, 2014
14. Our senior senator is more positive about the Vikings' chances
Minnesota gets the Super Bowl in 2018! YEH! Great team work....now we have to get the Vikings in it!
-- Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) May 20, 2014
13. Please God no!
imagine if the Pack play in the 2018 Super Bowl and how awesome that will be
-- Amanda White (@amanduhwhite) May 20, 2014
12. We like how this guy thinks
Republican National Convention, check. MLB All Star Game, check. NFL Super Bowl, check. Next up: Wrestlemania.
-- John Bender (@jbjohnbender) May 20, 2014
11. This tweet, published before the winning city was announced, triggered Vikings fans' PTSD
There's a 12th man in Minnesota's delegation huddle
-- Brian Murphy (@murphPPress) May 20, 2014
(For more, click to page three.)
Vikings deserve this after how they got jobbed against Saints.
-- Seth Kaplan (@Seth_Kaplan) May 20, 2014
9. We'd say no, not quite...
So are we even for the 2009 NFC title game, then?
-- Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) May 20, 2014
I can't believe we traded Kevin Love for a Super Bowl.
-- Steve McPherson (@steventurous) May 20, 2014
7. A two-parter
Those E-pulltab naysayers really look dumb now AMIRITE???
-- NorthernMNer (@NorthernMNer) May 20, 2014
also e-pulltabs remain the dumbest fucking thing in the universe
-- NorthernMNer (@NorthernMNer) May 20, 2014
And you too can get a Super Bowl in your town if you hand an owner hundreds of millions using imaginary future gaming earnings!
-- Drew Magary (@drewmagary) May 20, 2014
(For more, click to page four.)
Too bad liquor stores won't be open on Superbowl Sunday. /ducks.
-- Zachary Bennett (@ZacharyBD) May 20, 2014
4. Then again
All the people complaining about not being able to buy beer on Super Bowl Sunday. You know you have 1,349 days to plan on picking some up.
-- Bob Collins (@MyLittleBloggie) May 20, 2014
3. What's with the negativity!?
Planning on attending #SuperBowl2018 in Mpls? You might get mugged, will definitely hit a pot hole, but saved from scrounge of styrofoam!
-- Mike Warden (@mikew3352) May 20, 2014
2. Yup, there's some serious work left to be done
here is the site of Super Bowl LII in 2018: pic.twitter.com/YhXyFZTpBc
-- Kyle Matteson (@solace) May 20, 2014
1. The night is young...
How's it look in Dinkytown? Because there's no rioting in St. Paul over the Super Bowl. pic.twitter.com/zYe5teeRo2
-- John Brewer (@JBrewerPiPress) May 20, 2014
Dinkytown rioting tonight? #SuperBowl2018
-- Zack Farley (@zackfarley) May 20, 2014
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