Souhan: Super Bowl brings another chance at being a sports mecca

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 20, 2014 - 5:26 PM

I started working for the Star Tribune in 1990.

I knew Minnesota boasted a full array of sports teams. I had no idea that the Twin Cities were about to become a national sports mecca. Within a three-year span, the Twin Cities hosted a Stanley Cup final, a U.S. Open, a Super Bowl, a World Series, Herschel Walker’s Vikings debut, the debut of a new NBA franchise and a Final Four.

We were not a cold Omaha. For a three-year span, we were a cold New York, a center of attention.

The news that the Twin Cities will host another Super Bowl arrives during a summer in which the Twins will host an All-Star Game, and two years before Hazeltine National will host another premier golf event – the Ryder Cup.

We may never again experience a sports blitz to match what our cities experienced from 1989-1992, but an All-Star game, a Ryder Cup and a Super Bowl within five years?

How will the famous Minnesota inferiority complex withstand this?

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