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Minnesota Vikings Change Their Name, Or At Least CBS Thought They Did

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The Minnesota Vikings have been named the Minnesota Vikings since 1960, but that didn't stop someone in CBS production from instead calling them the Minneapolis Vikings in an on-screen graphic.


via @TomPelissero

The graphic came while the Vikings were hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. CBS doesn't broadcast a lot of Viking games, as they hold the broadcast rights for the AFC, but that is still a pretty careless error. To make matters worse, no professional sports team in Minnesota goes by Minneapolis. The Twins, Timberwolves, Vikings and Wild all go by Minnesota.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.