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Saints News, 5/20/14: Minneapolis Awarded 2018 Super Bowl

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The NFL on Tuesday awarded the 2018 Super Bowl to Minneapolis. New Orleans and Indianapolis were the other two finalists. I wouldn't want to be a journalist covering that game in 2018. Minneapolis will probably be frozen solid in February of 2018, but the Super Bowl revenue will still help the city get back some of their massive cost for the new stadium they're currently building. In related news, Saints owner Tom Benson reportedly tripped and hit his head at the owners' meeting and was sent to the hospital as a precaution to check for a concussion.

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Moral of the story is: If they (help) fund it and you build it, we will come (with a Super Bowl). Or something like that.</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/statuses/468852161171165186">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tom Benson tripped coming off the podium &amp; hit his head, according to Saints spokesman Greg Bensel. Went to hospital to check on concussion.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/468851875052548097">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Mr Benson is doing fine-accidentally tripped coming off podium hit his head- going to get cleared for concussion before flying home -</p>&mdash; Greg Bensel (@GregBensel) <a href="https://twitter.com/GregBensel/statuses/468853974490423299">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saints&amp;src=hash">#Saints</a> owner Tom Benson was taken away from Ritz in Atlanta in an ambulance after falling after the presentation. <a href="https://twitter.com/GregBensel">@GregBensel</a> says he’s OK</p>&mdash; Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) <a href="https://twitter.com/RapSheet/statuses/468849024800681984">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Cue kill the head jokes about an elderly man getting rushed to the hospital <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23falcons&amp;src=hash">#falcons</a></p>&mdash; Wastelayer (@angrywhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat/statuses/468852407599120385">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Had a great time talking to the kids at Pittman elementary. Started tearing up talking about my… <a href="http://t.co/rNtji6ayFF">http://t.co/rNtji6ayFF</a></p>&mdash; Kenny Dwayne Vaccaro (@KennyVaccaro4) <a href="https://twitter.com/KennyVaccaro4/statuses/468848763772358656">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Falcons fans celebrating NOLA not getting Super Bowl is cute. Being owned by Sean Payton/Drew Brees has clearly driven them insane.</p>&mdash; Ralph Malbrough (@SaintsForecast) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsForecast/statuses/468848052791287808">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Familiar situation: Saints lose in the end; Falcons fans, whose team was never even in the running, gloat like they won something.</p>&mdash; Wastelayer (@angrywhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat/statuses/468847552654487553">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New Orleans&#39; loss is definitely a disappointment, especially since they wanted SB to kick off 300th birthday celebration in 2018. But ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/468846782055600128">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>... I&#39;ve got to believe the Super Bowl will return to NOLA sooner than later. I</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/468846962461376512">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints pretty much have to win SB52 now, right?</p>&mdash; Grandmaester Warg (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/468846726254559232">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Hey people in Atlanta celebrating because Nola lost out: you&#39;re in Atlanta.</p>&mdash; Wastelayer (@angrywhodat) <a href="https://twitter.com/angrywhodat/statuses/468846369525227520">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Today is my daddy&#39;s birthday! I am I, because you are you. My Hero! Love you <a href="http://t.co/AgJnQFHKxl">http://t.co/AgJnQFHKxl</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/statuses/468845459239608321">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Fun fact: Minneapolis is a colder city than Green Bay.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/468844390895452161">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>In the end, NOLA contingent says, the tremendous investment of public money put into the new stadium in Minneapolis was too much to overcome</p>&mdash; Doug Mouton (@DMoutonWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/DMoutonWWL/statuses/468844193562234881">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>With Minneapple&#39;s award for Super 52, a streak ends. New Orleans had never lost a bid when it was a finalist, going 10 for 10....until now.</p>&mdash; Jarrett Bell (@JarrettBell) <a href="https://twitter.com/JarrettBell/statuses/468842109844598784">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rod West: First chance we get, <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nola&amp;src=hash">#nola</a> will bid again. This was <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23nola&amp;src=hash">#nola</a> v. other cities. Shocking loss but city will be back.</p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/468842306624585728">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>the biggest loser....EVERYONE! noone wants to visit Minnesota</p>&mdash; Steve Geller (@SteveGellerWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/SteveGellerWWL/statuses/468843258681233408">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Aaron Brooks and John Carney to Saints Hall of Fame <a href="http://t.co/UBfcLnhKWI">http://t.co/UBfcLnhKWI</a></p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/statuses/468843228158910465">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Minneapolis gets the Super Bowl 2018! Should it have gone to New Orleans? Talking about it tonight on The Scoot Show on WWL - 8:00 pm - Mid.</p>&mdash; Scoot (@ScootWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/ScootWWL/statuses/468841483395551232">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New Orleans had never lost a super bowl bid before today. Minneapolis gets Super Bowl 52. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NFL&amp;src=hash">#NFL</a></p>&mdash; Deke Bellavia (@dekebigchief) <a href="https://twitter.com/dekebigchief/statuses/468840607881101312">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Minneapolis awarded Super Bowl 52; in &#39;92, city was pleasant surprise host. Well-equpped cold-weather site. Game will be played with roof.</p>&mdash; Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) <a href="https://twitter.com/mortreport/statuses/468841511309021184">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SBLII&amp;src=hash">#SBLII</a> will be in Minneapolis. We&#39;ll get the next one. And anyway, we&#39;re going be to pretty busy with our 300th birthday party.</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/468841434364538880">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Cicero said the new stadium was the deciding factor. He congratulates them. Cicero said NO presentation was fantastic.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/468840361700651008">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Cicero said the new stadium was the deciding factor. He congratulates them. Cicero said NO presentation was fantastic.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/statuses/468840361700651008">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>That makes Atlanta the favorite for Super Bowl LIII. Stadium has to be in Year 2 to be eligible. 2018 will be Falcons&#39; 2nd year in new digs.</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/statuses/468840188429348864">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Congrats to Minneapolis. Super Bowl 52 will be hosted in Minneapolis <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SB52&amp;src=hash">#SB52</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/468839463163281408">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&gt;&gt; RT <a href="https://twitter.com/buffalobills">@buffalobills</a>: Jim Kelly is DONE with chemotherapy! <a href="http://t.co/llZZwAwacT">http://t.co/llZZwAwacT</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23PrayersForJK&amp;src=hash">#PrayersForJK</a> <a href="http://t.co/B0zL1dLksS">pic.twitter.com/B0zL1dLksS</a></p>&mdash; Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) <a href="https://twitter.com/NotoriousOHM/statuses/468846000077959168">May 20, 2014</a></blockquote>

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