The area is all abuzz about the Super Bowl being awarded to my hometown in 2018. You hear "Awesome!" "It's great!" etc. But then I got to thinking about it. What's so great about it? The typical answers are: 1. It will bring money into the area from out of town. 2. It will put Minneapolis on the map as a major city. 3. People will come here and see it is a good place to live. OK. So basically the reasons come down to greed and ego. Either money or a boost to your self-image. Someone is going to make money on it, and others are going to get a feel good moment out of it. So what? It's not like they are going to send me a $50 check for my share in the economic bonanza the area is going to experience. Minneapolis is already a major city. And I don't care what people think about Minneapolis--it's a clean city, they've got great restaurants, all four major sports, great schools, and a thriving theater and arts culture. Yeah, so? Furthermore I don't want more people moving to and crowding into the area. It's funny. Historically the first weekend in February is one of the coldest weekends of EVERY winter. So we'll see how it plays out. How about you? Do you see any personal benefit should the Super Bowl come to your city? Or are you like me and really couldn't care less?