Scoggins: Some things you can bet on about the Super Bowl

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 20, 2014 - 5:26 PM
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Minnesota Vikings owners Zygi Wilf, left, and Mark Wilf, right, speak at a news conference after Minneapolis was selected as the host for 2018 Super Bowl at the NFL's spring meeting, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Atlanta. Minneapolis will host the 2018 Super Bowl after a vote by owners on Tuesday rewarded the city for getting a new stadium deal. The owners chose Minneapolis and the new $1 billion stadium planned for the site of the old Metrodome to host the championship over New Orleans and Indianapolis.

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Every facet of the Super Bowl lends itself to wagering, even the outcome of the coin toss, so we’re here to offer a few take-it-to-the-bank items now that the Twin Cities officially has secured the 2018 extravaganza.

Locals will gush about the economic impact; out-of-towners will grumble about our weather. Our downtown skyway system will be regaled as an architectural marvel by partygoers and celebrities.

Guests will rave about the Vikings’ new stadium. Critics of Zygi Wilf won’t.

Prince and the Purple People Eaters will become popular subjects for the media horde. Speaking of media, somebody at Team Strib will be assigned to cover the zaniness of media day in an attempt to find the worst question ever asked in a semi-professional setting.

Finally, as we gaze deep into our crystal ball, we see a matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks. Andrew Luck vs. Russell Wilson, two veteran quarterbacks in the prime of their career.

OK, maybe you shouldn’t put down any money on that one. Stick with the coin toss instead.

Tails never fails.

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LA Angels - J. Weaver 6:05 PM
Baltimore - C. Tillman
Seattle - H. Iwakuma 6:05 PM
Cleveland - T. Bauer
Chicago WSox - J. Quintana 6:08 PM
Detroit - A. Sanchez
Washington - S. Strasburg 6:10 PM
Miami - H. Alvarez
Philadelphia - C. Hamels 6:10 PM
NY Mets - D. Gee
Milwaukee - M. Garza 6:10 PM
Tampa Bay - A. Cobb
Toronto - M. Stroman 6:10 PM
Boston - R. De La Rosa
Arizona - T. Cahill 6:10 PM
Cincinnati - M. Leake
Colorado - J. De La Rosa 7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs - E. Jackson
NY Yankees - B. McCarthy 7:05 PM
Texas - N. Martinez
Minnesota - K. Gibson 7:10 PM
Kansas City - J. Shields
Oakland - J. Samardzija 7:10 PM
Houston - S. Feldman
Atlanta - A. Harang 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - J. Beckett
St. Louis - L. Lynn 9:10 PM
San Diego - T. Ross
Pittsburgh - F. Liriano 9:15 PM
San Francisco - T. Hudson
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Winnipeg 7/31/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Toronto 8/1/14 6:00 PM
Montreal
Brt Columbia 8/1/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Saskatchewan 8/2/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Connecticut 80 FINAL
Atlanta 89
Washington 6:00 PM
New York
Chicago 7:00 PM
San Antonio
Seattle 7:00 PM
Tulsa
Los Angeles 9:00 PM
Phoenix
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pm
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pm
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pm
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pm
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis Noon
Sep 14 - vs. New England Noon
Sep 21 - at New Orleans Noon
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pm
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pm
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit Noon
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo Noon
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay Noon
Nov 2 - vs. Washington Noon
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago Noon
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay Noon
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina Noon
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets Noon
Dec 14 - at Detroit Noon
Dec 21 - at Miami Noon
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago Noon

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