MN Sports Teams Call out ESPN After Televised Flub
With all eyes on Minneapolis for the NCAA March Madness tournament this past weekend, ESPN earned a well-deserved wrist slap when they failed to recognize some of Minnesota's winning-est sports teams.
During a televised college gameday break over the weekend, the self-proclaimed "Worldwide Leader in Sports" displayed a Twin Cities Fun Facts graphic listing Minnesota's Pro Sports Teams including the Vikings (NFL), Wild (NHL), Timberwolves (NBA) and Twins (MLB).
That list failed to include some of Minnesota's winning-est professional sports teams including the Lynx (WNBA), the Whitecaps (WNHL) and United FC (MLS), all professional teams who were quick to point out their absence.
As Bring Me the News reminds, this isn't the first time ESPN has gotten their facts on Minnesota sports wrong. In March 2017 the Lynx called out ESPN for saying -- incorrectly -- that player Maya Moore was a three-time WNBA champion when she was, in fact, a four-time champion.
Dear ESPN, we may be Minnesota Nice, but we're not always passive-aggressive!