EDIT: Thanks to AdmiralBigGun for finding this one for us. This might be the only football we get for a while, so this is interesting news. Incidentally, I submitted my vote for the "Minnesota Nice," but I guess it didn't catch on. - Chris
From the "pretty much the best news your gonna get about football today" department, I thought I would share some good news about our new favorite Minnesota football team... and it's official.... and you gotta love the colors of the logo.
From the LFL (link to the official post is here)
(Las Vegas, NV. – April 4, 2011) – Lingerie Football League, LLC. (LFL) officials are announcing the name that was submitted the most was Minnesota Valkyrie by an LFL record 28,451 votes. Once expansion into an LFL market is announced, league offices host a promotion inviting residents of the city and state to submit potential team names. The fan that first submits the name with the most number of fan submissions, wins the contest and receives lifetime season tickets and will host the franchise’s Opening Night coin-toss.
The newly named Minnesota Valkyrie will host its first-ever open tryout this Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Vadnais Sports Center (address below). Only a select number of (35) thirty-five ladies from the football combine oriented open tryout will receive invitations to compete at Valkyrie’s 2011 Mini-Camp later in April. Of those (35) thirty-five ladies, only (25) twenty-five will advance to Training Camp in June. A final roster of (20) twenty ladies will make the 2011 | 2012 Valkyrie roster with only (14) fourteen able to dress on Friday nights.
The Minnesota Valkyrie is one of (5) five LFL expansion markets being announced in 2011, the team will compete in the league’s Western Conference against the Seattle Mist, Los Angeles Temptation, Green Bay Chill, Chicago Bliss and Las Vegas Sin. Fans will have only (2) two opportunities to watch the Valkyrie and LFL Football at Target Center with the home opener being Friday, October 14th and home finale on Saturday, November 19th. Tickets will go on-sale through Ticketmaster and Target Center box office in April.
Here's one team that I will be very happy to get behind!! SKOL!