Quote of the Day

"We prepared to win this. We knew what we were up against with the presumptions for public money and the weight that it holds. So yeah, this is a shock."
-- Entergy Chief Administrative Officer Rod West, who helped present New Orleans' bid, on the NFL awarding Minnesota Super Bowl LII.
Wednesday May 21, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 176 Print This Issue

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  • Feeling Minnesota

    In a big surprise, Minneapolis won the right to host Super Bowl LII in '18, on the fourth vote by NFL owners yesterday afternoon. New Orleans had long been considered the favorite. Indianapolis was eliminated first, and Minneapolis won when the voting went to simple majority. Minneapolis will have a new stadium by '16, and the NFL often awards Super Bowls to cities with new stadiums, especially those paid with public money like in Minneapolis. New Orleans is celebrating its 300th anniversary in '18, and aging Saints Owner Tom Benson, hobbled by knee surgery, made the visit to Atlanta to pitch the bid. The New Orleans bid committee appeared confident after their presentation, but in the end, the new stadium in Minnesota proved too much. ...

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  • All For One

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  • Buzz Words

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  • Injury Time

    FIFA orders additional World Cup test match amid Sao Paulo stadium's struggles.

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