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?
|LA Angels - LP: C. Rasmus||6||FINAL|
|Baltimore - WP: R. Webb||7|
|Seattle - WP: H. Iwakuma||5||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: T. Bauer||2|
|Chicago WSox - WP: J. Quintana||11||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez||4|
|Washington - LP: S. Strasburg||0||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: H. Alvarez||3|
|Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels||6||FINAL|
|NY Mets - LP: D. Gee||0|
|Milwaukee - LP: W. Smith||1||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: A. Cobb||5|
|Toronto - WP: M. Stroman||4||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: R. De La Rosa||2|
|Arizona - LP: T. Cahill||0||FINAL|
|Cincinnati - WP: M. Leake||3|
|Colorado - LP: T. Matzek||3||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: J. Baker||4|
|NY Yankees - WP: B. McCarthy||12||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: N. Martinez||11|
|Minnesota - WP: K. Gibson||2||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: J. Shields||1|
|Oakland - WP: E. Scribner||7||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: C. Qualls||4|
|Atlanta - LP: A. Varvaro||4||FINAL|
|Los Angeles - WP: B. League||8|
|St. Louis - LP: L. Lynn||1||FINAL|
|San Diego - WP: T. Ross||3|
|Pittsburgh - WP: F. Liriano||3||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson||1|
|NY Giants||8/3/14 7:00 PM|
|Winnipeg||7/31/14 6:00 PM|
|Toronto||8/1/14 6:00 PM|
|Brt Columbia||8/1/14 9:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/2/14 6:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/7/14 7:30 PM|