Video: Familiar faces featured in 2018 Super Bowl 'handoff' video
"OK Minnesota, now you're on the clock."
It has been less than 24 hours since the New England Patriots pulled of a stunning comeback to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. But it's never too early to get excited about next year, eh?
The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee released a hype video Monday morning for the 2018 Super Bowl, to be played at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. It will be the second time in history the state has hosted the game. Super Bowl XXVI was held at the former Metrodome in 1992.
The video shows people from across the state, including Governor Mark Dayton and Senator Amy Klobuchar, virtually tossing the pigskin around. Among those from Rochester featured in the clip: Mayor Ardell Brede, a group of employees from Mayo Clinic, and the Mayo Brothers (well, a statue of them).
Super Bowl LII is scheduled for Feb. 4, 2018. Bookmakers in Vegas are putting the Patriots as early favorites to win the game, followed by the Cowboys, Packers and Seahawks. Meantime, the odds for the Vikings winning the Lombardi Trophy in front of the home crowd are 28-1.
Cover photo: Mayor Brede / Video screenshot