The NFL Should Be Charged With Sexual Assault, By Minnesotans That Got Screwed

The Super Bowl is over. Most agree it was a very entertaining game. The city of Minneapolis was applauded, for its overall performance, for the 10 day Super Bowl Live. Given temperatures in the single digits, Minnesota proved they embrace winter, and have several activities available, for their winter entertainment. By all accounts the Super Bowl was a success.

It was a super financial success, for the NFL. To begin you have to understand, the NFL is in charge of any and all activities, that relate to the Super Bowl. They presented the Minnesota Super Bowl Committee with a 157 page list of the NFL Super Bowl requirements. Some are over the top, such as their cannot be any mention, of the Vikings, in US Bank stadium, the playing field, or locker room. The NFL actually removes the turf of the Vikings, and the brings in their own turf, which they can cut into small squares and sell as Super Bowl memorabilia.

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Here is just a few of the NFL’s unbelievable requirements.


  • NFL to receive 100% of all the ticket revenue, not subject to any taxes.

  • Provide the NFL with 53,000 parking spaces. Income to NFL, no taxes.

  • Provide each NFL owner with a no cost suite, limo, and van for his staff.

  • Receive a 10% rebate from hotels, within 1 hour, on all hotel income.

  • A data, Wi-Fi, cell, communication center that equals NASA. Mpls Expense

  • Payment of $2.5 Million to cover NFL expense, prior to Super Bowl.

  • Provide security plan with closed roads, barricades, and control center.

  • All concessions and merchandise sales not subject to taxes.

  • Airfare, room, and meals for the NFL staff 2 times prior to the game.

  • Must provide each team with free room & food.

  • Create zone, where no advertising, that isn’t an NFL sponsor, can be exposed.

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Here’s the real kicker; the NFL requires a firm & binding anti-gouging commitment from all participating hotels, caterers, and transportation companies, other than those controlled by the NFL. An example would be a parking spot near the stadium that charges $20 per day on a regular basis, who couldn’t raise prices for the Super Bowl. If the NFL controlled that spot, as part of the spaces required, they could and would charge $100. Bizarre times.

After reading these requirements, do you think Minneapolis benefitted from the Super Bowl, as good as the NFL? An old sports buddy of mine said “you have to pay them, so they can have an opportunity, to help you to part with your money”.

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