So my home state of Minnesota "won" the right to host Super Bowl LII in 2018, presumably because Zygi Wilf convinced local taxpayers to pony up for a new stadium with funds from electronic pull-tab games that haven't generated any actual revenue yet, and such triumphs must be rewarded. Anyway, since there is nothing that the NFL cannot turn into a terrible televised award ceremony, the NFL Network broadcast live footage of the Minnesota "war room" celebrating Roger Goodell's announcement. Up above is that terrifying footage.

Christ. There was probably a PA holding up an APPLAUSE sign off camera. Anyway, I hope that you too enjoyed the thrill of watching these brave corporate soldiers exult in victory from inside an antiseptic hotel conference room. I mean, that's the whole reason I became a sports fan to begin with.

But hey, at least we beat New Orleans. SUCK IT, NEW ORLEANS. You dirty rice-eaters will just have to GUMBO it up some other year. THIS IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL MOMENT IN MINNESOTA FOOTBALL HISTORY.