The Vikings made it within one game of the Super Bowl, but several players live in the area and could still go as spectators. It sure sounds like none of them is interested in that, though.
• "No. No thank you," tight end Kyle Rudolph said when asked if he was going.
• Said Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater: "Most guys, you only go to the game if you're playing in it. We're not playing in it. You don't want to be there as a spectator."
• Added cornerback Trae Waynes: "The only time I'd go to the Super Bowl is if one of my really close friends was playing in it, maybe, or if I was playing in it."
• Wild forward and Minnesota native Zach Parise can understand: "I wouldn't go the Stanley Cup Finals if we lost. I had [Super Bowl] tickets, but I sold them. If the Vikes were going, I had them. … I can't get over it. I had to get rid of them."
The Star Tribune Sports Facebook page is loaded with interviews from the week so far, including sessions with current Rudolph and Waynes, former Viking Jared Allen and Parise.
Check out the Star Tribune on radio row on the third floor of Mall of America on Friday. We are planning another full slate of guests, including Gophers football coach P.J. Fleck around 1:20 p.m. If you can't make it out, follow those video interviews live on the Star Tribune Sports Facebook page (and make sure to like us if you don't already).
"Lets focus on getting there first and winning one for once before we start talking about hosting another one."
"angusyoung" commenting on the Star Tribune's story about the Wilf family hoping to bring another Super Bowl to Minneapolis.
"Whoa. Justin Timberlake skipped making a prediction on the game and instead said 'Go. Pack. Go.' It's time to kick him out of Minnesota, fam."